Iridium NEXT satellites begin testing

Satellite communications company Iridium says that that the five Iridium NEXT satellites launched on Tuesday by SpaceX are functioning nominally and have begun the testing and validation process.

Iridium readies for new broadband services with latest satellite launch

Satellite services company Iridium has successfully launched its sixth Iridium NEXT satellite, with 55 new satellites now in orbit as it prepares for commercial services of its new Certus broadband services.

Oliver Nicholls wins top prize at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Oliver Nicholls, a 19-year-old high school student from Sydney’s Barker College, has won the top prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for his design of a robotic window cleaner.

Smartphone apps used to track mental health disorders

Researchers at Flinders University claim they have found that wearable technology, such as smart watches, and also smartphone apps, could help improve the treatment of mental health disorders by increasing the chances of early detection.

ARENA to invest $7 million on solar parks, wind farms

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is set to spend $7 million on testing how solar parks, wind farms or enabling technologies such as batteries, can provide grid stability and security services.

 The new receiver being tested in the CSIRO's anechoic chamber

New technology installed on CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope will let astronomers ‘hear’ a wider range of radio waves from objects in space, which the CSIRO says opens the way to new science.

Workplace culture key to fighting depression, says SAS VP

David Bowie, vice-president ANZ for global analytics leader SAS, says a safe, open and caring workplace culture is key to helping employees manage, and work against, depression even when not linked to the workplace.

Forest collapse threatens Melb water supply

The Mountain Ash forest in Victoria, which generates nearly all of the water for Melbourne's people and businesses, is close to collapse and this poses a major threat to the the city's water supply.

Renewable energy jobs grew by a third in 2016-17: ABS

Jobs related to renewable energy production in Australia grew by a third in 2016-17 to the equivalent of 14,820 full-time positions, the Australian Bureau of Statistics says.

Iridium prepares for sixth NEXT satellite launch

Satellite communications provider Iridium has announced that all five NEXT satellites for its sixth launch are in processing at SpaceX’s west coast launch site, the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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