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Andrew Blakers

Andrew Blakers

Professor of Engineering, Australian National University

Andrew Blakers is Professor of Engineering at the Australian National University. His research interests are in the area of solar energy systems.

Australia plans to be a big green hydrogen exporter to Asian markets – but they don’t need it

Apr 05, 2022 12:03 pm UTC| Economy

In its latest budget, the federal government has promised hundreds of millions of dollars to expand Australias green hydrogen capabilities. Green hydrogen is made by electrolysis of water, powered by solar and wind...

Australia is the runaway global leader in building new renewable energy

Sep 25, 2019 01:13 am UTC| Insights & Views

In Australia, renewable energy is growing at a per capita rate ten times faster than the world average. Between 2018 and 2020, Australia will install more than 16 gigawatts of wind and solar, an average rate of 220 watts...

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Economy

KB Kookmin Bank, Emart opens hybrid convenience store

KB Kookmin Bank and Emart 24 have joined forces to launch a hybrid convenience store with a commercial bank. The companies revealed on Monday, May 23, that they have opened a shop in Cheongju, North Chungcheong...

Pulmuone launches vegan restaurant in Seoul

Pulmuone Food Culture Co. Ltd., the cafeteria service management unit of Pulmuone Seoul-based food producer, has launched a vegan restaurant inside a shopping mall complex located in the posh district of Gangnam. The...

Starbucks leaving Russia for good, 130 cafes set to officially shut

Starbucks Corp. announced on Monday, May 23, that it is officially leaving Russia after suspending its business in March due to the ongoing war in Ukraine that was started by Russia. The coffee chain will be closing its...

Nestle acquires Brazilian Puravida health food brand

Nestle SA announced on Monday, May 23, that its Nestle Health Science division has acquired Puravida, an organic, natural, plant-based food manufacturer based in Brazil. The Swiss food company said that its NHSc unit...

Adidas, Balenciaga confirm partnership for 2023 Spring fashion collection

Adidas Originals and Balenciaga were previously rumored to be collaborating for a fashion collection, and now they are confirming their partnership. The companies have teamed up, and this also marked the formers venture...

Politics

Joe Biden says Vladimir Putin wants to "eliminate" Ukraine's identity

US President Joe Biden has led the Wests response to Russias unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. During his visit to Japan this week, Biden said Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is looking to destroy Ukraines identity in this...

Iran will avenge death of Revolutionary Guard colonel, says Ebrahim Raisi

This week, Iran has pledged to take revenge for the killing of one of its top officials in the Revolutionary Guard. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi made the pledge amidst a time of uncertainty over the nuclear deal. In...

Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin used their positions to secure investments from foreign leaders for respective business interests

Donald Trumps son-in-law and former White House adviser Jared Kushner oversaw policies related to the Middle East. A new report reveals that he, along with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, used their government positions...

Donald Trump lawsuit: Michael Cohen's testimony could pose perjury charges for ex-POTUS

Twice-impeached, former US President Donald Trump is facing several legal battles and investigations. One lawsuit might lead to the former president also facing charges of perjury based on the testimony of his former...

Science

Hyundai Mobis’ monitoring system reduces drowsy driving risks by 30%

Hyundai Mobis Co. has come up with an in-house brainwave-based driver monitoring system that can reduce the risk of drowsy driving by up to one-third. The system, dubbed M.Brain, is a wearable earpiece that continuously...

California start-up Bionaut Labs to send tiny robots on voyage into brains

California start-up Bionaut Labs will conduct its first clinical trials on sending miniature robots deep inside the human skull to treat brain disorders The tiny injectable robots can be guided through the brain using...

Kirin, Meiji University develop electric chopsticks that make low-salt food taste salty

Food producer Kirin and Meiji University have developed a pair of chopsticks that stimulate the taste of salt in foods with low salt content through extensive research. This technology, which has yet to be named,...

Japanese researchers develop plastic with self-repairing powers

Japanese researchers have found a way to create self-repairing plastics that can be used in many products and reduce the amount of waste now polluting the planet. It might have practical applications for home...

Osaka University team proves safety of iPS-based cornea transplant

An Osaka University research team has concluded that the worlds first clinical trial, transplanting corneal tissues derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, was safe and effective. According to the...

Technology

Instagram Sans typeface launches as part of its brand’s ‘visual refresh’

Instagram announced on Monday that its brand is going through a visual refresh. That move entails launching a new typeface called Instagram Sans, along with a new look for its logo and a new layout for posts on the...

Samsung finally releases Google Assistant on Galaxy Watch 4

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 users waited for months for the release of Google Assistant on the wearable device. After a leak and a teaser released early, the company finally announced the update that brings the digital...

WhatsApp to drop iOS 11 and iOS 12 support in October

Widely used mobile apps typically drop support for older operating systems that, in turn, affect several phone models. It has been reported recently that WhatsApp is planning to do the same for years-old iOS, but it is...

Report: Apple, Amazon were among ‘potential suitors’ for EA acquisition and merger deal

Electronic Arts, widely known as EA, reportedly shopped around to look for a potential acquisition and merger deal. And among the interested parties were major players in the tech world, including Apple and Amazon. The...
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