Second-hand wind turbines, solar and a battery will combine to power a remote mine in Western Australia, in a claimed first-of-its kind project supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

Three private companies will announce on Wednesday what they claim is Australia's biggest independent solar battery scheme which will be available to more than 220,000 homes in the Norwest and Hills District in New South Wales.

Energy retailers in South East Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia must comply with obligations under a new Electricity Retail Code which will come into force from 1 July this year.

Global ride provider Uber will launch its air taxi service, Uber Air, in Melbourne, Dallas and Los Angeles, with test flights set to begin in 2020, and 2023 targeted for the start of commercial operations.

Researchers from Flinders University, in collaboration with the University of South Australia, claim to have developed a new absorbent polymer, made from waste cooking oil, sulphur and powdered activated carbon, that will help clean up toxic polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS).

New technology has been put to good use by St John Ambulance Victoria, with the organisation joining hands with VR specialist Start VR to craft a means of learning CPR through virtual reality training.

The Australian Digital Health Agency, in partnership with the Australian College of Nursing, is rolling out new e-learning modules on My Health Record to enhance nurses’ training.

Luxembourg-based satellite technology company Kleos Space has confirmed an August launch of its Scouting Mission satellites on a Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle.

Sea anemones appear to have a secret weapon that protects them against high temperatures and bleaching that is affecting coral reefs due to climate change, researchers from Flinder University claim.

A doctoral candidate from the University of South Australia has developed an energy management strategy that maximises efficiency in balancing solar input, battery storage potential and energy output, and which she plans to test during the World Solar Challenge in October.

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