Engineering News | Science Technology http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/science-technology Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:30:25 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 MeerKAT telescope takes part in start of new era of astronomy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/meerkat-telescope-takes-part-in-start-of-new-era-of-astronomy-2017-10-16 Keith Campbell SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:05:00 +0200 467924 1508161485 1508162700 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000685158_resized_meerkatskasa1022.jpg MeerKAT dishes 511 287 South African Weather Service battered by faulty equipment, decries CEO http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-weather-service-battered-by-faulty-equipment-decries-ceo-2017-10-13 News24Wire TECHNOLOGY Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:30:00 +0200 467683 1507877285 1507876200 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 Nonconformance of standards exacerbates drought conditions http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/non-conformance-of-pipes-standards-exacerbates-s-african-drought-conditions-2017-10-13 Nica Schreuder Science & Technology Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466137 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681044_resized_rareplastics20171022.jpg CONFORMING TO STANDARDS SATAS or SABS accreditation is essential to ensuring reliable water infrastructure that adheres to strict standards 511 287 South Africa’s space sector hobbled by lack of support http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africas-space-sector-needs-more-support-but-has-to-market-itself-better-2017-10-13 Keith Campbell Space Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466590 1507616814 1507845600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Not a cent available to implement the Defence Review, Wakeford warns http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-needs-to-recognise-the-economic-importance-of-its-defence-sector-2017-10-13 Keith Campbell Defence Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466468 1507616814 1507845600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Finance and critical communications seen as initial markets for quantum encryption http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/finance-and-critical-communications-initial-markets-for-quantum-encryption-2017-10-13 Schalk Burger Research Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466638 1507616815 1507845600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682180_resized_witsphysicsschooloamentanglementswapping09171022.jpg QUANTUM DEVICE The working prototype at the Wits School of Physics can differentiate between 200 patterns of OAM of photons simultaneously 511 287 SA weighs market opportunities as utility-scale battery storage prospects improve http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-gauging-energy-storage-growth-opportunities-yet-greater-understanding-required-2017-10-13 Mia Breytenbach ENERGY STORAGE Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466624 1507624065 1507845600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683616_resized_storage.jpg 511 287 ASSAf awards Fanaroff a gold medal http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/assaf-awards-fanaroff-a-gold-medal-2017-10-11 Anine Kilian SCIENCE Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:00:00 +0200 467444 1507792343 1507744800 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 CSIR seeking to develop new methods to improve local infrastructure production http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/csir-seeking-to-develop-new-methods-to-improve-local-infrastructure-production-2017-10-11 Keith Campbell INFRASTRUCTURE Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:06:00 +0200 467363 1507790519 1507709160 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Company upgrades Verderflex Vantage 5000 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/verderflex-vantage-5-000-upgrade-2017-09-22 Nica Schreuder Science & Technology Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465695 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680132_resized_verderflexvantage5000verderpumpsmedicalpharmaceuticalengineering20171022.jpg MODBUS UPGRADE The Verderflex Vantage 5 000 peristaltic pump has recently improved, integrating a Modbus RTU that allows for increased communication and control 511 287 Scottish, SA scientists demonstrate entanglement swapping for quantum communications http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/scottish-sa-scientists-demonstrate-entanglement-swapping-for-quantum-communications-2017-10-06 Schalk Burger Research & Development Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465945 1506954328 1507240800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680710_resized_witsphysicsschooloamentanglementswapping09171022.jpg OAM ENTANGLEMENT RIG Entanglement swapping allows the establishment of entanglement between two distant points 511 287 Bolivia and Paraguay sign nuclear cooperation agreements with Russia http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bolivia-and-paraguay-sign-agreements-with-russia-on-nuclear-cooperation-2017-10-06 Keith Campbell Nuclear Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465847 1506954328 1507240800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Geospatial products distributor launches world’s smallest image laser scanner locally http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/geospatial-products-distributor-launches-worlds-smallest-image-laser-scanner-locally-2017-10-06 Mia Breytenbach INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROL Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464918 1506954328 1507240800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678624_resized_geomaticsacielgeomaticsleicablk360scannertablet0920171022.jpg EASE OF USE The integration of the Leica BLK360 laser image scanner and Autodesk software streamlines the reality capture process 511 287 South Africa’s use of nonweapons-grade uranium to produce medical radioisotopes recognised http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/us-recognises-south-african-nuclear-achievement-2017-10-06 Keith Campbell Nuclear Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465952 1506954328 1507240800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Fourth Industrial Revolution prioritises innovation – Davies http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fourth-industrial-revolution-prioritises-innovation-rob-davies-2017-10-05 Keith Campbell INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:12:00 +0200 466828 1507197540 1507194720 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682688_resized_robdavies06171022duane.jpg Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies 511 287 Conference to tackle maritime training challenges http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/conference-to-tackle-maritime-training-challenges-2017-10-02 Anine Kilian MARITIME Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:45:00 +0200 466443 1506937664 1506933900 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 South African space sector needs more support but has to market itself better http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-space-sector-needs-more-support-but-has-to-market-itself-better-2017-09-29 Keith Campbell SPACE Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:11:00 +0200 466386 1506693269 1506690660 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 South African industry must adapt 4th Industrial Revolution to local needs http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-industry-must-adapt-4th-industrial-revolution-to-local-needs-2017-09-29 Keith Campbell MANUFACTURING Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:16:00 +0200 466343 1506678838 1506676560 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Align education, skills development with needs of next industrial revolution, NBI urges http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/education-and-skills-development-changes-needed-to-meet-requirements-of-next-industrial-revolution-2017-09-29 Dylan Slater Skills Development Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465118 1506412362 1506636000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Turbine installations at wind project completed ahead of schedule http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/n-cape-wind-farm-completes-turbine-installations-ahead-of-schedule-2017-09-29 Mia Breytenbach RENEWABLE ENERGY Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464675 1506689816 1506636000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000677945_resized_khobabwindfarmfinalwtglifting8sept2017101022.jpg SOARING CONSTRUCTION The 100-m-tall Siemens wind turbines, which allow for optimum energy production, take between one and three days to construct, assuming favourable weather 511 287 BMG invests R400m in Joburg distribution centre http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solutions-providers-r400m-world-site-facility-to-enhance-service-capability-2017-09-29 Mia Breytenbach Distribution Centre Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464912 1506948130 1506636000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678606_resized_bmgworldsite0920171022.jpg WORLD-CLASS FACILITY BMG’s R400-million investment to upgrade its existing Droste Park facilities into a leading-edge distribution centre, centralises functional and support operations 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71022_2017-09-15_bmg_-_hd_web.mp413548174BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. South African nuclear achievement crowned by US award http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-nuclear-achievement-crowned-by-us-award-2017-09-22 Keith Campbell NUCLEAR Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:28:00 +0200 465732 1506088216 1506086880 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680225_resized_gavinballgeoperationsntpradioisotopes1022.jpg NTP Group Executive for Operations Gavin Ball 511 287 Necsa plans to restart nuclear pebble-fuel production http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/necsas-plans-to-restart-nuclear-pebble-fuel-production-find-equity-partner-for-fluorochemicals-expand-engineering-and-manufacturing-2017-09-22 Keith Campbell Nuclear Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464450 1505744423 1506031200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Intercontinental alignment agrees to increased economic cooperation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/intercontinental-alignment-agrees-to-increased-economic-cooperation-2017-09-22 Keith Campbell Trade & Investment Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464448 1505744423 1506031200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Building the safety case for operating drones beyond visual line of sight http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/undertaking-unmanned-aviation-requires-critical-attention-to-safety-2017-09-22 Dylan Slater Aviation Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464483 1505807402 1506031200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679054_resized_beyond.jpg 511 287 Scottish, South African scientists demonstrate entanglement swapping for quantum communications http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/scottish-south-african-scientists-demonstrate-entanglement-swapping-for-quantum-communications-2017-09-21 Schalk Burger SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:21:00 +0200 465602 1506000731 1506000060 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Bolivia signs contract with Russia to create nuclear centre http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bolivia-signs-contract-with-russia-to-create-nuclear-centre-2017-09-21 Keith Campbell NUCLEAR Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:30:00 +0200 465533 1505987861 1505986200 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679614_resized_rosatomrosatom1022.jpg ABEN general executive director Hortensia Jiménez Rivera (left) signs the NRTC contract with SSDI director-general Vyacheslav Galushkov (right). Bolivian Energy Vice-Minister Luis Alberto Echazú and Rosatom director-general Alexey Likhachev stand behind them 511 287 Equipment manufacturer inaugurates new facility http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/equipment-manufacturer-inaugurates-new-facility-2017-09-15 Mia Breytenbach CAPITAL EQUIPMENT Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463804 1505199167 1505426400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676183_resized_capitalequipmentcaterpillarfacility0920171022.jpg SHEER ADVANTAGE The 60 000 m2 facility allows for the ability to work more efficiently while increasing capacity to provide unmatched parts availability for customers across Africa 511 287 Machine learning will bolster human expertise in every industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/machine-learning-will-bolster-human-expertise-in-every-industry-2017-09-15 Schalk Burger Machine learning Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463722 1505200957 1505426400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000677364_resized_augmented.jpg 511 287 Jasco FY17 earnings hit by ‘unusual items’ in tough market http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/jasco-fy17-earnings-hit-by-unusual-items-in-tough-market-2017-09-13 Natasha Odendaal FINANCIAL RESULTS Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:52:00 +0200 464579 1505290059 1505289120 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 'Dodgy' articles in academic journals threatens integrity of South African science http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/dodgy-articles-in-academic-journals-threatens-integrity-of-south-african-science-2017-09-13 News24Wire SCIENCE Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:54:00 +0200 464543 1505291700 1505285640 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 SKA Africa partner countries to collaborate on radio astronomy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ska-africa-partner-countries-to-collaborate-on-radio-astronomy-2017-09-08 Mia Breytenbach SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463054 1504594095 1504821600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674480_resized_skaafricaradioantennapositioner1022.jpg PROJECT REVIEW The Square Kilometre Array Africa partner countries reviewed the African SKA, the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network, and the Big Data Africa initiative 511 287 Entries open for 3D design challenge http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/entries-open-for-3d-design-challenge-2017-09-06 Anine Kilian TECHNOLOGY Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:38:00 +0200 463946 1504709151 1504708680 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Companies urged to join the digital revolution http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/companies-urged-to-join-the-digital-revolution-2017-09-06 Kim Cloete TECHNOLOGY Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:40:00 +0200 463934 1504705854 1504705200 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 HSRC out to measure innovation levels in thousands of SA entities http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hsrc-out-to-measure-innovation-levels-in-thousands-of-sa-entities-2017-09-05 African News Agency INNOVATION Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:04:00 +0200 463803 1504683334 1504620240 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Smartwatches set to dominate R4tr wearables market http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/smartwatches-set-to-dominate-r4tr-wearables-market-2017-09-01 News24Wire TECHNOLOGY Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:06:00 +0200 463526 1504268836 1504267560 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 Industry support evident despite challenges http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/reduced-spending-leads-to-decrease-in-research-2017-09-01 Victor Moolman Science & Technology Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462112 1503989764 1504216800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0