The University of Newcastle has today launched its inaugural Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) focused on supporting the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector – the Advanced METS DTC.


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The University of Newcastle has today launched its inaugural Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) focused on supporting the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector – the Advanced METS DTC.

Fostering collaborative PhD projects, the Advanced METS DTC is aimed at delivering innovative and transformational technologies and developing skilled innovators of the future.

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Kevin Hall, said Australian METS companies were global leaders in providing products and services throughout the mining value chain. …

The University of South Australia has welcomed Monday's announcement of the new Australia Space Agency as a focus for Australia’s almost $3 billion industry


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The University of South Australia has welcomed Monday’s announcement of the new Australia Space Agency as a focus for Australia’s almost $3 billion industry.

UniSA Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research Professor Tanya Monro says Australian expertise in the wide range of technologies that support burgeoning space industries only needs to be focused to reap important rewards for the nation.

“Enterprising collaborations with industry put us in the box seat to meet the engineering, …

The application of cutting-edge technology is breathing life into dinosaur fossils. The staff of Deakin University’s CADET VR Lab are working to develop visual and tactile encounters with dinosaurs.


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A virtual reality and 3D printing project is creating sensory dinosaur encounters.

The application of cutting-edge technology is breathing life into dinosaur fossils. Dr Ben Horan, Director of Deakin University’s CADET VR Lab, and Dr Kaja Antlej, Industrial Design Lecturer and researcher in digital heritage interpretation, are working to develop visual and tactile encounters with dinosaurs.

The project illustrates how the use of new technologies can create more dynamic and engaging avenues to promote the sciences, …