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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Numsa blasts Comair business rescue practitioners & will not sign collective agreement

17th September 2020 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Thursday accused the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) for private-sector airline group Comair of trying to blackmail employees into giving up their rights, ahead of a crucial meeting of the company’s creditors on Friday. The union... 

Iata urges African countries to test international travellers for Covid-19 not quarantine them 

16th September 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata), which is the representative body for the world’s airlines, has urged African governments to implement testing for Covid-19 in place of quarantine measures when re-opening their economies. “Testing provides a safe alternative to quarantine and a... 

Surprise US announcement reveals that the first new-generation combat aircraft has flown

16th September 2020 The US Air Force (USAF) has stunned the aerospace world by secretly building and flying the first ever sixth-generation jet fighter prototype. The news was revealed by Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Dr Will Roper to highly-respected “Defense News”... 

Signs of life on Venus?

15th September 2020 An international (UK-US-Japan) team of astronomers have stunned the scientific world by announcing the discovery of a rare molecule in the atmosphere of Venus, the third planet from the Sun, and Earth’s nearest neighbour (often called Earth’s ‘non-identical twin’, because the two are so similar... 

Female and male leopards hunt at different times of the day, research has discovered

11th September 2020 Research conducted in Tanzania has established that, unexpectedly, female and male leopards are active at different times of the day. The work was conducted by Natural History Museum of Denmark researcher Rasmus W Havøller in the dense rainforest-covered Udzungwa Mountains. As the area is... 

Airbus signs agreements with partners to develop aircraft fuel-saving concept

11th September 2020 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus has signed agreements with two airlines and three air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to determine the operational feasibility of the manufacturer’s ‘fello’fly’ aviation emissions reduction demonstration project. The airlines are French low... 

The final explosions that will illuminate the dying universe predicted

11th September 2020 A theoretical physicist at Illinois State University, in the US, has calculated that the last phenomena that will happen in our universe is what he calls ‘black dwarf supernovas’. Assistant physics professor Matt Caplan has had his theoretical paper accepted for publication by the Monthly Notices... 

Cosmic rays, background radiation could hamper quantum computing

11th September 2020 Quantum computing promises to bring huge improvements over conventional computing, if it can be scaled up from the current, basically laboratory test, installations. It would be able to process much more complex problems than conventional computing and do so at far, far higher speeds. But... 

Private reserves support public reserves in protecting carnivores

11th September 2020 Research undertaken in South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal province by an international team of wildlife ecologists has not only confirmed the value of privately-owned nature reserves and game farms in conserving free-ranging carnivorous animals but also highlighted the fundamental role of formal... 

Covid-hit civil aerospace unit drags down Rolls-Royce

11th September 2020 UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has unveiled its results for the first half (H1) of 2020. It reported that the Covid-19 pandemic had had a significant impact on its performance so far this year. For example, underlying revenues came to £5.6-billion, a drop of 24% in... 

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