Chemical propulsion uses a fuel and an oxidizer, converting energy stored in the chemical bonds of the propellants, to produce a short, powerful thrust, or what we see as fire. It’s loud and exciting, but not all that efficient.
Social media has replaced genuine human contact with abstract virtual connections that encourage selfishness, narcissism and anti-social behavior.
John Hewson The case for a truly independent Federal Integrity and Anti-corruption commission is beyond question If, in today’s COVID world, we could do a “pub test”, the message would undoubtedly be that people simply can’t understand why the major parties haven’t got together and established it years ago. Rather […]
I think sometimes the word ‘safety’ get’s so abused and overstated that it becomes the ‘killjoy’ word. Unless of course you are a ‘zero harm advisor’ and you have totally killed off the word, rendering it useless.
Overcoming challenges in risk assessments is the first step toward safe machine operation Marie McBurnett This article appears in two categories – Business and Leadership. Providing safe working conditions is a major element in developing good management and leadership Aleksandar Adzic There are many different methods for risk assessment, and […]
Across the board, simplicity should be the endgame for manufacturers Darren Roos 2020 is set to be the year in which enterprise resource planning (ERP) drives fresh advancements in technology and changes the way whole organizations interact with data—from engineering to HR and finance departments. Machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence […]
In the last forty years, China made astonishing progress in economy, technology, infrastructure, finance and even global diplomacy, but shockingly neglected soft skills such as marketing, sales, public relations, and journalism In the global information war, China is bringing a plastic knife to a gun fight and is getting slaughtered by […]
It’s that time of the year when we look at the federal Budget (seasonally adjusted), and the Treasurer has announced a $213 billion deficit We have no complaints: Governments need to spend money according to the circumstances and with a national government debt reaching $944 billion, the main benefit the […]
Australia has become the complacent country. Complacent about its future economic competitiveness. Complacent about climate change. Complacent about how to navigate our future in the region given China’s rise, America’s response and a neighbourhood increasingly torn between the two. Complacent too about the gradual erosion of our democracy itself through a growing “pay for play” culture from financial donations to political parties, an increasing assault on the independence of the public service and the abuse of monopolistic media power.
By Shane Dowling Prime Minister Scott Morrison was sacked as Managing Director of Tourism Australia in 2006 and he has always refused to say why. One thing is for certain, it had to be massive wrongdoing by Morrison. Why? Because Scott Morrison, who was State Director of the New South […]
“Assange had to be made to suffer horribly and in public – to be made an example of – to deter other journalists from ever following in his footsteps. He is the modern equivalent of a severed head on a pike displayed at the city gates.”
Michael Pascoe Contributing Editor I’m dreading Tuesday night’s budget. I’ve seen the rehearsals, the provincial previews, but it’s Broadway’s turn for Josh Frydenberg to strut and fret his half hour upon the stage, full of sound and fury, signifying …Well, we’ll find out soon enough. Don’t get me wrong – […]
This is the time to change tack. We have spent too long defending an innocent man for leaking power’s guilty secrets. We have protested too long against their right to destroy Julian’s body so as to silence his voice. We have pleaded for too long for them to stop torturing a […]
Josh Butler Political Editor Most Adults Want to Keep Working From Home After Pandemic, Survey Reveals Australia’s top doctors have warned rushing workers back to offices could lead to “health and economic hell”, and plans to get public servants back to their desks could spark new outbreaks and lockdowns. “Now […]
Overwhelmingly, Australia’s leading economists want the budget to boost social housing and the JobSeeker unemployment benefit rather than bring forward personal income tax cuts. The 49 eminent economists who responded to The Conversation-Economic Society of Australia pre-budget survey were asked to rate 13 options in terms of ‘bang for the […]