While mining the moon or asteroids is still confined to the realm of science fiction, a growing number of engineers, entrepreneurs and explorers are looking skyward and pondering the prospect of extracting valuable off-Earth minerals.
Earlier this week, NASA announced the development of a mining robot called RASSOR: the Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot.
The prospect of people settling away from Earth has been a topic for dreamers and visionaries for some time.
Proud parents and friends attended the Dean's Awards Presentation where 117 students were applauded for their outstanding academic achievement. Now in their ninth year, the awards recognise those ranked in the top 2 per cent of all undergraduate Engineering students at UNSW.
Australia could have an early warning system to predict flash floods and give a timely warning to people in the path of danger with a relatively small investment, writes Associate Professor Linlin Ge, of the School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems, in an opinion piece published in... read more
The Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) was launched at the University of New South Wales on the 22nd November 2010. The centre aims to assist in the Federal Government's push to increase Australia's capabilities in the space industry.
Country Australia is benefitting from a boom in new technologies like satellite imagery, the President of the NSW Institution of Surveyors, Grahame Wallis, said today.
The world will soon have three times as many navigation satellites in orbit than it does today and that, says the UNSW School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems (SSIS), will put Australia in prime position to reap the benefits.
Australia may be facing yet another tough fire season, but spatial information is increasingly providing some of the most important answers to this devastating problem.