Engineering News | Science Technology http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/science-technology Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:32:48 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 South African intellectual property agency seeking to stimulate innovation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-intellectual-property-agency-seeking-to-stimulate-innovation-2017-04-26 Keith Campbell SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:32:00 +0200 450676 1493215881 1493213520 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645029_resized_dtibuilding308051022duane.jpg The DTI office complex in Pretoria 511 287 Brazilian company unveils over-the-horizon radar http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/brazilian-company-unveils-over-the-horizon-radar-2017-04-21 Keith Campbell Defence Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448964 1492075740 1492725600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Interest in nuclear energy said to be rising across sub-Saharan Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sub-saharan-countries-thinking-of-nuclear-energy-for-both-steady-electricity-supply-and-to-mitigate-climate-change-2017-04-14 Keith Campbell Nuclear Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448564 1492077711 1492725600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000642432_resized_atomic.jpg 511 287 South African R&D spending on the rise http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-rd-spending-on-the-rise-2017-04-19 Creamer Media Reporter RESEARCH Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:49:00 +0200 450001 1492696360 1492696140 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000643681_resized_sten1022x575.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/68644_2017-04-19_second_take_en_-_hd_web.mp467783479South African R&D spending on the rise South African R&D spending on the rise South Africa’s space agency to support key Nepad programmes http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africas-space-agency-to-support-key-nepad-programmes-2017-04-19 Keith Campbell SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:09:00 +0200 450022 1492698181 1492610940 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000643324_resized_dribrahimmayakidrvalmunsaminepadsansa1022.jpg Nepad Agency CEO Dr Ibrahim Mayaki (left) and Sansa CEO Dr Val Munsami (right) after the signing of the MoU 511 287 France’s new nuclear firm pursuing SA research reactor deal http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/frances-new-nuclear-company-pursuing-south-african-research-reactor-deal-2017-04-14 Keith Campbell Nuclear Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448256 1491472428 1492120800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Growth in laser gas noted by company http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/strides-in-gases-for-laser-cutting-and-welding-processes-2017-04-14 Tasneem Bulbulia Science & Technology Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448015 1491472427 1492120800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000637846_resized_lasertechnologyafroxlindeprlaser1613626584032017jpg1022.jpg CUTTING EDGE Afrox started penetrating the laser cutting market around 2005 and its growth in this field and of the market share for laser cutting has dramatically increased since then 511 287 Innovative projects making strides in laser industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/innovative-projects-making-strides-in-laser-industry-2017-04-14 Tasneem Bulbulia Science & Technology Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 447857 1491472426 1492120800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000637487_resized_lasertechnologylaserresearchintsitutestellenboschuniversityco2laser0320171022.jpg SIZEABLE DEVELOPMENT A robust miniature carbon dioxide laser test system for commercialisation and a large, high-pressure carbon dioxide laser to provide infrared light with Terawatt peak power are being developed 511 287 Laser-coding guide dispels misconceptions, enhances technology http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/laser-coding-guide-dispels-misconceptions-enhances-technology-2017-04-14 Tasneem Bulbulia Science & Technology Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448215 1491472427 1492120800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000638442_resized_lasertechnologypackmarkc350smartlase0320171022.jpg CODING SOLUTION SmartLase is a laser-coding technology engineered by Markem-Imaje, designed to specifically meet the challenge faced on the fastest production lines 511 287 New laser source expands possibilities http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-laser-source-expands-possibilities-2017-04-14 Tasneem Bulbulia Science & Technology Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 447969 1491472426 1492120800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000637814_resized_lasertechnologytroteclasermarkingplasticpartmopa032017jpg1022.jpg MAKING A MARK Trotec’s MOPA laser source is especially suitable for dark plastics, as its shorter pulses often produce “vivid”, lighter markings, which results in a higher contrast 511 287 R&D capitalises on global growth http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/laser-endeavours-capitalising-on-strong-global-growth-2017-03-14 Tasneem Bulbulia Science & Technology Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448249 1491472427 1492120800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000638569_resized_lasertechnology3dprintingadditivemanufacturingbloomberg304913736130320171022.jpg ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING Laser-based three-dimensional technology is mostly focused on industrial application, and presents a specific area for significant growth in the future 511 287 South Africa’s hydrogen fuel cell programme making steady progress http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africas-hydrogen-fuel-cell-programme-going-well-2017-04-14 Keith Campbell Science & Technology Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 447636 1491571193 1492120800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000640865_resized_upward.jpg 511 287 SA urged to focus on producing components for battery supply chains http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sa-can-catalyse-battery-manufacturing-by-supplying-international-market-2017-04-14 Schalk Burger Energy Storage Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 448347 1492076209 1492034400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 South African R&D spending on the rise but government aims yet higher http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-rd-spending-on-the-rise-but-government-aims-yet-higher-2017-04-12 Keith Campbell SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:12:00 +0200 449520 1492009114 1492006320 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000642212_resized_naledipandorgovernmentzanew.jpeg Science & Technology Minister Naledi Pandor 511 287 Survey on South African publicly-funded intellectual property launched http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/survey-on-south-african-publicly-funded-intellectual-property-launched-2017-04-12 Keith Campbell Science and Technology Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:04:00 +0200 449509 1492009063 1492002240 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Wits opens R6m isotope geoscience laboratory http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wits-opens-r6m-isotope-geoscience-laboratory-2017-04-12 Creamer Media Reporter RESEARCH Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:52:00 +0200 449483 1492002251 1491994320 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 South African nanosatellites to be launched soon as part of international project http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-nanosatellites-to-be-launched-soon-as-part-of-international-project-2017-04-11 Keith Campbell SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:48:00 +0200 449365 1491920534 1491918480 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000641745_resized_scsspacetwo1022.jpg SCS Space’s nSight1 nanosatellite 511 287 Printed titanium parts expected to save millions in Boeing Dreamliner costs http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/printed-titanium-parts-expected-to-save-millions-in-boeing-dreamliner-costs-2017-04-11 Reuters TITANIUM Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:50:00 +0200 449240 1491911655 1491864600 1494367200 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000641376_resized_aviationboeing1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 CSIR warns global shake-up in Earth Observation will affect South African sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/csir-warns-global-shake-up-in-earth-observation-will-affect-south-african-sector-2017-04-10 Keith Campbell SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:31:00 +0200 449202 1491832242 1491831060 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 South African spatial data infrastructure is developing, but not as fast as desired http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-spatial-data-infrastructure-is-developing-but-not-as-fast-as-desired-2017-04-10 Keith Campbell SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:28:00 +0200 449201 1491831677 1491830880 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 New Sutherland laboratory adds another eye in the sky for Sansa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-sutherland-laboratory-adds-another-eye-in-the-sky-for-sansa-2017-04-07 Megan van Wyngaardt SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:39:00 +0200 449061 1491585060 1491575940 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000640940_resized_opticalspaceresearchlab1022.jpg The optical space research laboratory team 511 287 Data-rich Atlas shows SA having higher bio-energy potential than believed http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-bio-energy-atlas-to-support-bio-energy-development-launched-2017-04-07 Keith Campbell Science & Technology – 2 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 447619 1491224900 1491516000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Local company partners with global software solutions major http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ares-infracon-partner-to-offer-project-controls-software-solutions-in-sa-africa-2017-04-07 Mia Breytenbach PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 447662 1491224900 1491516000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000636884_resized_aresinfraconprismestimatinglarge032017png1022.jpg SOFTWARE PROVISION Infracon Consulting will be able to sell and distribute Ares Prism, an enterprise project life-cycle management solution to manage the complete project life-cycle of capital projects 511 287 South Africa has real bioenergy potential http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-has-real-bio-energy-potential-2017-04-07 Keith Campbell Science & Technology – 1 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 447617 1491224900 1491516000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 NexOptic unveils revolutionary flat lens slated to disrupt optics as we know it http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nexoptic-unveils-revolutionary-flat-lens-slated-to-disrupt-lens-tech-as-we-know-it-2017-04-05 Henry Lazenby OPTICS Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:02:00 +0200 448748 1491464656 1491426120 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000640058_resized_renderingofthespectrumoptixtelescopenexoptictechnologiesdec20161022.jpg The Spectrum Blade Optics telescope disrupts our 400-year old understanding of how lenses work 511 287 UK committed to developing R&D and trade with South Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/uk-committed-to-developing-research-and-development-and-trade-with-south-africa-2017-03-31 Keith Campbell Science & Technology Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 447119 1490623750 1490911200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 ‘Little Foot’ hominid is much younger than originally thought http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/little-foot-hominid-is-much-younger-than-originally-thought-2017-03-30 African News Agency SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:32:00 +0200 448025 1490867445 1490866320 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000637881_resized_littlefootskeletonofaustralopithecusprometheus110220415duane.jpg 511 287 Stellenbosch University and CubeSpace to launch nanosatellite http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/stellenbosch-university-and-cubespace-to-launch-nanosatellite-2017-03-27 News24Wire SATELLITES Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:02:00 +0200 447578 1490605450 1490605320 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 Longer-ranged artillery shell unveiled by South African defence company http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/longer-ranged-artillery-shell-unveiled-by-south-african-defence-company-2017-03-24 Keith Campbell Defence Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446285 1489746562 1490306400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 South African in the Mars mix as race to the Red Planet heats up http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sa-theoretical-physicist-one-step-closer-to-mars-as-international-mission-shortlists-top-24-astronaut-candidates-2017-03-24 Dylan Slater Space Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446190 1490277211 1490306400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000635486_resized_mission.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/68014_2016-12-09_adriana_marais_mars_-_hd_web.mp438913946Theoretical physicist Adriana Marais tells Engineering News about her dream to go to Mars. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Theoretical physicist Adriana Marais tells Engineering News about her dream to go to Mars. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Innovative Kruger Park surveillance technology stops poachers in their tracks http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/innovative-kruger-park-surveillance-technology-stops-poachers-in-their-tracks-2017-03-17 News24Wire SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:02:00 +0200 446800 1489737809 1489737720 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 Amid challenges, power sector offers massive opportunities http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/african-power-sector-offers-massive-challenges-opportunities-conference-organisers-2017-03-03 Nadine James Science & Technology Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445217 1489473858 1489701600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000631155_resized_powerlines62236041h252361bloomburg1022.jpg MOMENT IN THE SUN Africa’s largest power and electricity event offers innovative, cost-effective means of tackling Africa’s power challenges 511 287 Extra funding for another SA-based international radio telescope project http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/extra-funding-for-another-south-africa-based-international-radio-telescope-project-2017-03-17 Keith Campbell Science & Technology Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445467 1489473860 1489701600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 New air and ground urban transport concept pops up http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-airground-urban-transport-concept-launched-2017-03-17 Keith Campbell INNOVATION – 1 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445707 1489473861 1489701600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 UK remains committed to helping research and development in South Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/uk-remains-committed-to-helping-research-and-development-in-south-africa-2017-03-16 Keith Campbell SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:24:00 +0200 446743 1489739238 1489674240 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000634737_resized_judithmacgregor110220615duane.jpg Dame Judith Macgregor 511 287 European groups unveil new air/ground urban transport concept http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/european-groups-unveil-new-airground-urban-transport-concept-2017-03-08 Keith Campbell AEROSPACE AND AUTOMOTIVE Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:14:00 +0200 445714 1488971578 1488960840 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632173_resized_popupcopyrightitaldesign11022.jpg This image shows a passenger capsule coupled to a ground module and a second passenger capsule coupled to an air module 511 287 South Africa-based international radio telescope project gets more cash http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-based-international-radio-telescope-project-gets-more-cash-2017-03-06 Keith Campbell SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:32:00 +0200 445395 1488795255 1488792720 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000631437_resized_2016hera091022.jpg Hera antennas under construction. The workers to the right give scale 511 287