Southern Australia and Mediterranean Europe’s common problem: bushfires
Bushfires are becoming more intense and increasing their
range—so European and Australian researchers have initiated a five-year joint
project to combat the threat.
“New regions are becoming affected by recurrent fires,” says
Associate Professor Marc Demange from the Royal Melbourne Institute of
Technology (RMIT).Continue reading Sharing knowledge, fighting fires
Australian and French researchers are teaming up to use photonics—the quantum technology of light—to build better environmental sensors and high-speed data transmitters, and enable sharper MRI scans.
Continue reading Making light work
Wooden furniture companies in Indonesia have doubled their income after taking part in training courses to boost production efficiency and improve overseas opportunities.
Furniture—predominantly made from teak or mahogany—is one of Indonesia’s big exports. But even in the region of Jepara, known in particular for its carved furniture, the manufacturing industry has been marked by poor production efficiency, resulting in less recovered timber and lower overall quality of furniture products.
Continue reading Carving out success in wooden exports