To mark World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development (4 March), we asked change-makers how engineering is shaping our lives.
Australia’s 2019-20 bushfire season was devastating, killing 33 people and burning 18 million hectares of land. But what if there was a way to stop bushfires almost before they begin?
One Australian organisation wants to reduce the scale and impact of dangerous bushfires by extinguishing them within one hour of starting.
Here’s how the Minderoo Foundation’s fire shield would work.