Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Making self-driving cars a reality

2018-09-05T10:27:09+00:00

Making self-driving cars a reality Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, predicts that by “November or December of this year, we should be able to go from a parking lot in California to a parking lot in New York, no controls touched at any point during the entire journey.” Musk has clarified the plans and predicts that level 5 autonomy[1], is roughly two years away. Many of the other major automakers like Mercedes and Ford are giving a 2020 to 2025 timeframe for level 4 autonomous driving, but Tesla is pushing hard for the end of 2018. Currently, Tesla’s Autopilot can be [...]

Making self-driving cars a reality 2018-09-05T10:27:09+00:00

The importance of coding from a young age: 

2018-09-05T10:17:32+00:00

The importance of coding from a young age: By teaching your child to code from a young age you are giving them a skill for life. Even if your child does not ultimately become a programmer, you are providing your child with problem-solving skills, you’re teaching them to hone their logic, and you are boosting their confidence levels. On top of that, providing your child with these digital skills will improve their chances of being employed in the future. Yishan Wong, CEO of Reddit says that “in the coming century, being able to command the world that will be thoroughly [...]

The importance of coding from a young age:  2018-09-05T10:17:32+00:00

Students train in Namibia and Germany

2018-09-05T10:13:00+00:00

Students train in Namibia and Germany Tintswalo Mabuza The Vaal University of Technology is proudly managing the Energy and Resource Efficiency advancements project under the Skills for Green Jobs. This project started in February 2016 wherein VUT committed to building the new Combined Heat and Power (CHP), and Dual Fuel technological capability within the VUT Technology Station based on the existing institutional competence through fully utilising its staff, existing equipment and organisational structures both within the Technology Station and University. CHP Practical Training in Namibia: 18th – 24th of April 2017 Following the training provided by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Kühl [...]

Students train in Namibia and Germany 2018-09-05T10:13:00+00:00

Fighting all forms of illegal gambling

2018-09-05T10:06:05+00:00

Fighting all forms of illegal gambling Selina Rapulane On 23 May the Vaal University of Technology Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park was honoured with a second visit as a spin-off from the Premier’s office by the Gauteng Gambling Board as arranged by Ms Anne Naidu; VUT’s Communications Practitioner at the Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park. Mr Hugh Makhaya, from the Gauteng Gambling Board, an agency of the Department of Economic Development which is headed by MEC Maile, addressed the VUT-Sasol students who are being trained for entrepreneurship. The organisation’s mandate is to regulate gambling in the province and [...]

Fighting all forms of illegal gambling 2018-09-05T10:06:05+00:00

Taking technology to township schools

2018-09-05T09:47:25+00:00

Taking technology to township schools Anne Naidu The Vaal University of Technology and the Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park (VUT SGSTP) wishes to extend an invitation to you to join us in launching the I2P® Labs at Lebohang Secondary School and Thuto Lore Comprehensive School on 31 May 2017. The I2P® Lab (abbreviated from Idea 2 Product Laboratory), is a facility that provides learners with the ability to conceptualise, design, develop, fabricate and test new and innovative ideas. Using entry-level Additive Manufacturing (AM) personal 3D printer platforms, the I2P Lab aims to provide access to AM for school learners. [...]

Taking technology to township schools 2018-09-05T09:47:25+00:00

Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

2018-09-05T09:35:38+00:00

Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water British researchers, lead by Rahul Nair, at the University of Manchester, have discovered a way of efficient desalination by creating a graphene-based sieve that is capable of removing salt from sea water. The graphene sieve has left seawater fresh to drink. Climate change is wreaking havoc on the world’s urban water supplies. With already rising temperatures and a decreased amount of rainfall – the UN predicts that by 2025, 14% of the world’s population will encounter water scarcity. At the same time, sea water will be something we have in abundance, as Greenland’s [...]

Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water 2018-09-05T09:35:38+00:00

AI and the future of recruitment

2018-09-05T09:25:35+00:00

AI and the future of recruitment Humans are highly intelligent but inherently lazy. It’s why throughout history man has used his mind and capacity to make those around him slaves (Kumar, 2008). Human endeavours have consistently been directed to make man’s tasks less laborious. We’ve achieved this through developing techniques and using means which replace man from doing his duties which require time and labour. In achieving this feat, man has developed so many machines to assist him in performing routine tasks but also in the intricate areas of problem-solving. We’ve become so advanced that we’ve created technology that not [...]

AI and the future of recruitment 2018-09-05T09:25:35+00:00

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