Learning from Fukushima: Eleven years after the disaster, are we still building in the...

On March 11, 2011, the massive 9.0 Tōhoku earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, triggering a tsunami that killed more than 19,000 people. The...

Eyes in the sky: How drones are revolutionising the way we look at big...

In the construction industry, drones are already used for aerial photography, surveying, inspections, and safety and security monitoring. And as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...

How to better sort and reuse post-disaster waste

Around the world, natural disasters in the form of bushfires, earthquakes, storms, floods, cyclones and hurricanes cause billions of dollars of damage each year....

How cybercriminals are increasingly targeting critical infrastructure

According to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, global ransomware attacks – where hackers infect a device with malware and...

World-first bushfire hazard detection system aiming to save lives, property and environment

The University of Queensland and Google have launched a new partnership to develop a world-first bushfire hazard detection system that issues warnings in real-time. The...

Royal Mint announces pioneering pilot to recycle precious metals

In a world first, the Royal Mint in the UK has announced a partnership with Canadian startup Excir to retrieve and recycle gold and...

Climate change worsens rural Alaska’s bridge maintenance problem

Permafrost is melting in Alaska, the fastest warming state in the United States, putting the structural integrity of its bridges at risk. Bridge maintenance is...

New tools seek to mitigate global flood risk

Flood disasters devastate communities and cause long-lasting economic damage every year. In July 2021, extreme rainfall in Europe, the Chinese province of Henan, Maharashtra...

Why is the global supply chain in crisis?

Logjams at ports, soaring petrol prices, product shortages, parcels taking weeks to arrive ... Welcome to the 2021 global supply chain crisis. Dr Roberto Perez-Franco...

Electric vehicle wireless-charging technology sparks moves in US and New Zealand

Michigan is set to develop the first wireless-charging pilot program in the US. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a plan to develop and...

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