Lithium-ion batteries to self-extinguish

Stanford scientists have come up with what is claimed to be the first self-extinguishing Lithium-ion battery.

Firm uses carbon dioxide from own plant to make baking soda

An Indian company based in the southern state of Kerala is attracting global interest after its ability to capture carbon dioxide from its own coal-powered plant and converts it into baking soda was publicised.

Microsoft forms joint network to aid eyecare

Microsoft has teamed up with commercial research organisations and academic institutions, including Australia's Brian Holden Vision Institute, to launch a network that will use artificial intelligence to eliminate avoidable blindness and scale the delivery of eyecare services.

Lif3 – smart chip

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  • 19 December
    Lif3 – smart chip

    Lif3 smartchip could reduce smartphone radiation by up to 95% – so claims its maker Cellsafe. That statement cannot be proved or disproved by this writer.

    Self-driving Uber stopped after red-light offences

    Uber has been ordered to stop a self-driving service in San Francisco after two of its vehicle were reportedly spotted going through red lights.

    Oventus opens 3D printing unit at CSIRO premises

    Oventus Medical, a medical device company based in Brisbane, launched its new Victorian 3D printing facility at the CSIRO's Clayton offices.

    Qld Brain Institute speeding up research with Brocade deployment

    The Queensland Brain Institute has migrated its systems to Brocade’s Gen 6 fibre channel storage network in a move designed to accelerate its work on brain research.

    Israeli firm develops solar tag for smart agriculture

    An Internet of Things (IoT) systems and energy harvesting solutions provider has devised an autonomous, wireless solar tag for enabling precision agriculture and smart irrigation.

    Emerson powers up with change of name to Vertiv

    Global energy infrastructure provider Emerson Network Power has had a rebranding, changing its name to Vertiv and appointing a new chief executive to run the company.

    Third Bankwest branch set to switch to solar

    West Australian bank Bankwest is in the process of making a third outlet in the state run mostly on solar power, following the success with two other ouutlets in July.

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