Thursday, August 18, 2022

Gilmour Space fires up for 2022 with Australia’s largest rocket engine test

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Rocket engineers at Gilmour Space Technologies have greeted the new year with a successful 110-kilonewton test fire of the most powerful rocket engine ever developed in Australia.

Valio and Atria are first in Finland to pilot feed additive Bovaer® by DSM

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Valio and Atria were the first in Finland to test Bovaer®, a feed additive made by the Dutch company DSM. The additive has proved to reduce methane emissions produced by cows by 30%. The additive has generated promising results in trials in Europe and North America. During the 12-week test period, 400 cows at three different Valio dairy farms received feed containing the Bovaer® additive. Bovaer® received permission to be marketed in the EU.  

Australian listed company Elsight frontrunner in drone delivery upswing

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Look up in the sky! Is it a bird, a plane, pizza or pho? It could be all of the above and more as drone delivery of KFC, Roll’d and Coles takes flight in Australia, and Domino’s looks to restart its air-drop service in New Zealand. As Australia follows the evolving global trend, there’s likely to be a smorgasbord of other options on the drone delivery menu, with an Aussie-listed company already a forerunner in the more advanced US drone delivery sector.

MTN Nigeria teams up with ETAP to reward Nigerians for good driving

MTN Nigeria, an African telecommunications company, has teamed up with ETAP, a mobility technology company that creates solutions and incentives to improve the automotive experience across Africa, to reward Nigerian drivers for maintaining good driving behaviour.

Rüsselsheim am Main opts for Velodyne Lidar’s smart solution

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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced that the city of Rüsselsheim am Main, Germany, has selected Velodyne to deliver an Intelligent Infrastructure Solution to create a city-wide system for truck passage control. Rüsselsheim will use Velodyne’s lidar-based full stack solution for digital monitoring and reporting of trucks that are banned on city streets to ease road congestion and air and noise pollution.

Cloudflare targets creation of new blueprint for a zero emissions internet

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Cloudflare, Inc., the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet announced it will help power an Internet with zero carbon emissions.

SourseAI raises $1.5m to drive data informed decision making at SCA

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SourseAI, an AI and machine learning platform for decision augmentation, has secured $1.5 million in funding to negate gut decision making in the media, telco and utilities sectors.

Wisk appoints Catherine MacGowan as the new Asia Pacific Director

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Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the U.S., announced that Catherine MacGowan has joined the company as its new Asia Pacific Region Director. In her new role, Catherine will serve on Wisk’s Executive Leadership Team and oversee all operations in Australasia, as well as the expansion of Wisk’s presence in the wider Asia Pacific region.

Quantum computing takes a leap with Archer Materials getting key patent

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Archer Materials has been granted a key Australian patent for its 12CQ quantum computing tech. The patenting approval signals a step forward for the Adelaide-based firm in the race towards the world-first technology being used in every day products, such as smart phones. The firm, which has an office in Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen innovation district, announced this month it now has commercial rights to its 12CQ chip invention. Archer Materials CEO Dr Mohammad Choucair said that once fully developed, it’s hoped the ultra-powerful 12CQ chip will be able to operate at room-temperature and integrated into everyday electronic devices.

Top 5 considerations when launching a fast moving consumer product

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You may have ticked all the boxes in preparing a business plan, undertaking research and development, identifying new manufacturing technologies and putting the legalities and formalities in place, but are you ready to get your product onto the supermarket shelves?