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Jul 30, 2015
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced that it had awarded the country’s first remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) pilot’s licence. It was issued on Friday, July 10, to SACAA employee and qualified commercial pilot Nicole Swart,...
Jul 30, 2015
PARKS TAU Digital access is becoming as much an equity issue in society as access to water and electricity
As part of its commitment to a smart city, the City of Johannesburg is digitally empowering citizens to ensure that they are fluent in the uses and possibilities of the digital space.
Jul 30, 2015
UK SPONSORSHIP The project is a rich vein of scientific collaboration
The global launch of the British sponsorship of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) took place in Centurion earlier this month ahead of the cars arrival in South Africa, in 2016, for its attempt to break the world land speed record with a design speed of 1 690 km/h.
Jul 29, 2015
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South Africa’s extensive bounty of valuable minerals can be traced to ancient super volcanoes, according to a researcher. “The super volcanoes of the past 2.7-billion years left us with something unique in the world – after all the drama, our part of the continent...
Jul 28, 2015
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The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (Necsa’s) subsidiary company NTP Radioisotopes has, in conjunction with the Steve Biko Academic Hospital/University of Pretoria and Germany’s ITG Isotopes Technologies Garching, undertaken a new anti-cancer procedure in...
Jul 28, 2015
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Tesla CE Elon Musk
The heads of leading technology companies will on Tuesday join the cosmologist Stephen Hawking, the cognitive scientist Noam Chomski and a host of the world’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics researchers in calling for an international ban on the...
Jul 24, 2015
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research transport and freight logistics research group head Dr Jacomine Grobler has been awarded the 2015 JD Roberts Award for Emerging Researchers for her contribution to the development of mathematical models and optimisation...
Jul 24, 2015
A recent study into the shortcomings and strengths of legislation and practices relating to biosafety and biosecurity at a laboratory level in South Africa has pointed to the need for greater collaboration between research institutions, as well as for a centralised...
Jul 23, 2015
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Jul 20, 2015
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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) announced on Sunday that it had awarded the country’s first remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) pilot’s licence. It was issued on Friday, July 10, to SACAA employee and qualified commercial pilot Nicole Swart....
Jul 20, 2015
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has entered into a partnership with the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) that will further extend the services offered by the university’s Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment robotics centre,...
Jul 17, 2015
The global launch of the British sponsorship of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) took place in Centurion on Thursday ahead of the car’s arrival in South Africa, in 2016, for its attempt to break the world land speed record with a design speed of 1 690 km/h.
Jul 16, 2015
African countries should cooperate more in defence, including defence technology and the defence industry, in order to strengthen the continent's sovereignty, peace and development. So argued South African Defence acquisitions, disposals and research and development...
Jul 16, 2015
NOISE REDUCTION The biplate panel absorbers can simultaneously absorb low- and high-frequency noises, reducing noise by 5 dBA
Acoustic consulting engineering practice Mackenzie Hoy Consulting Acoustics Engineers (Machoy Consulting) has completed the installation of biplate panel absorbers on a research ship laboratory last month, reducing noise levels by about 5 dBA, or about 45%. Machoy...
Jul 16, 2015
FLOORING OUTPERFORMER Carpeting can absorb airborne sound, reducing surface noise generation and reducing impact-sound transmission to rooms below
Property developers, designers and architects have a crucial role to play in providing inspirational working environments for the benefit of employees, with the impact of acoustics on employees being one of the key aspects, says local flooring supplier and installer...
Jul 16, 2015
South African defence company Saab Grintek Defence is receiving a lot of interest from around the world in the latest version of its armoured vehicle Land Electronics Defence System (LEDS) 50, the Mark (Mk) 2. "We've received a lot of Requests for Proposals," reports...
Jul 16, 2015
Jul 16, 2015
KZN vice chancellor Dr Albert van Jaarsveld
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) School of Engineering has unveiled the solar-powered car that will be the first African entrant into the biennial Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to be held from October 18 to 25. Named Hulamin after the aluminium manufacturer...
Jul 15, 2015
A pentaquark may be composed of five tightly bound quarks (illustrated left) or organised into a baryon (with three quarks) and a meson (one quark and one anti-quark) which are weakly bound together
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (much better known as Cern), the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, has scored another major success with the discovery of a new class of exotic subatomic particles known as...
 
 
 
 
Jul 10, 2015
Tying in with Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor’s mission that science should be used to create wealth, thereby creating jobs and eradicating poverty, the seventeenth National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards Gala Dinner was held to celebrate...
Jul 09, 2015
There has been a strong increase in interest in radar technology among South African engineers and organisations over the past year or so. This has been demonstrated by greater than expected interest in radar education and training courses in the country this year –...
Jul 09, 2015
TEAMWORK Accelerating Africa’s proposed experiment will study the properties of a crystal undulator for the production of megaelectron volts-range gamma radiation
Eight Grade 11 learners from St John’s College and two from Barnato Park High School, both in Johannesburg, recently teamed up to win the European Organisation for Nuclear Research’s (CERN’s) Beamline for Schools competition and will travel to Switzerland in...
Jul 09, 2015
SPARKING CHANGE The proposed waste management amendments aim to bring about a change in the industry's behaviour to recycle, reuse or recover waste
The possible effects of government’s National Pricing Strategy for Waste Management on South African business should be publicly debated, as it could impact on companies’ business management, including smaller companies that might not be able to adjust their...
Jul 02, 2015
BOTTLED WATER ALTERNATIVE An external view of the CWM 1000 Plant
Sustainable drinking water solutions provider Cirrus Water Management (CWM) installs atmospheric water generators as a healthier alternative to bottled water, which is also more cost effective and features a much-reduced carbon footprint. A gas and mining exploration...
Jul 02, 2015
The National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) recently agreed to massively improve its time reference precision in order to support the South African element of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. This agreement was embodied in...
Jul 02, 2015
PANASONIC NFC The Panasonic Near Field Communication tag platform comprises a versatile set of NFC integrated circuits and easy-to-use development tools
Technology company Pitney Bowes SA released the latest version of the CMC CartonWrap ‘Dynamic box on demand’ solution in South Africa this year. CMC CartonWrap is an automatic carton packaging system capable of creating dynamic cardboard boxes from a continuous...
Jul 02, 2015
South African users of satellite imagery will gain significant benefits from the latest generation of SPOT Earth Observation satellites, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7. These form a small constellation, being deployed 180 degrees apart in the same orbit. They replace a single...
Jul 02, 2015
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
South Africa’s struggling foundry industry on Thursday received a boost as Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor unveiled the new casting simulation network aimed at improving small, medium-sized and microenterprises’ (SMMEs’) localisation capabilities....
Jun 29, 2015
SKA South Africa project director Dr Bernie Fanaroff
The world will continue to underestimate South Africa until the country develops confidence in itself, Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa project director Dr Bernie Fanaroff says. News24 caught up with the recipient of the Order of the Mapungubwe in Silver...
 
 
 
 
Jun 29, 2015
The University of KwaZulu-Natal is embarking on a cutting edge legacy project to build a R70-million radio telescope, Professor Kavilan Moodley said on Sunday. Moodley, who works at the university’s astrophysics and cosmology research department, spoke to News24 on...
Jun 25, 2015
Major global aircraft manufacturer Airbus Commercial Aircraft is maintaining a steady course. "I don't have any big news, good or bad," company President and CEO Fabrice Brégier told international aviation journalists in Toulouse, France, at the company’s recent...
Jun 25, 2015
HYDROGEN FUEL CELL SYSTEM Each of the twelve cylinders can provide 10 kWh of backup power
The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with JSE-listed miner Anglo American Platinum and gas products company Air Products, has rolled out three 5 kW hydrogen fuel cell systems to provide backup power for three schools in the...
Jun 22, 2015
The National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) has agreed to massively improve its time reference precision in order to support the South African element of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. This agreement was embodied in a...
Jun 22, 2015
Solar panels? Check. Ion batteries? Check. 3D printer for spares? Check. A group of university students and lecturers are on a road trip of a different kind as they travel over 4 000km to test out their solar powered car the Ilanga II fuelled on nothing by good old...
Jun 18, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
KASIEF ISAACS The impact of the connectivity on gross domestic product, economic access and job opportunities has been the subject of extensive research
Tshwane municipality’s free WiFi initiative, rolled out by nonprofit organisation Project Isizwe, could provide a model for social-impact bonds in South Africa, whereby the private sector guarantees delivery of services, the public sector guarantees payment and...
Jun 11, 2015
Global major airliner manufacturer Airbus has nearly finished the development of the first of its aircraft re-engining programmes. This re-engining is known as neo, for new engine option. This is for the single-aisle (or narrow body) A320 family. (The other is for...
Jun 11, 2015
The latest development of Airbus’ highly successful A330 widebody airliner family, the A330neo, is set to have its design frozen by the end of this year and should enter into service in late 2017. Neo stands for new engine option and the A330neo is the major airliner...
Jun 11, 2015
Drone and robot developer CyPhy Works showcased its LVL1 drone at Cisco Live in San Diego, in the US, on Wednesday. The drone was also launched on crowdfunding website Kickstarter and fulfilled technology giant Cisco’s aim of connecting everything to the Internet,...
 
 
 
 
Jun 09, 2015
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has announced that it will give R30m to previously under-resourced universities across the country. “These universities have provided compelling proposals that are aligned with institutional research strengths and...
Jun 05, 2015
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Jun 04, 2015
COST, ENERGY SAVING It is more efficient to melt broken glass than the raw sand needed to create raw material mix when manufacturing glass
Float and patterned-glass manufacturer PFG currently generates about 30% less waste for every 1 000 t that it melts, compared with the waste it generated seven years ago, owing to the manufacturer’s glass recovery and reclamation facility, says PFG sales director Bob...
Jun 04, 2015
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and National Treasury are cooperating to ensure that the country increases its research and development (R&D) spending over the next four years, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor told journalists at her...
Jun 04, 2015
The City of Johannesburg recently called on entrepreneurs to take advantage of the economic public space it created, through its inaugural Hack.Jozi Challenge, to boost the productivity of the city’s economy with information and communications technology (ICT)...
 
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