Monthly Archives: February 2018

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Mining Safety Robots

2018-07-25T16:02:38+00:00

Mining Safety Robots The interest in mining automation and robotics in South Africa has been up and down over the past few years, but according to Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Materials Science and Manufacturing Operational Unit Mechatronics and Micro Manufacturing (MMM) Competency area research group leader, Peter Bosscha, the interest is now “ramping up again”. The return of the active interest in mining robotics comes from two main drivers- the industry and the public institutions and government. While each sector has different factors to consider when it comes to robotics in mining, they both share the concern of increasing the safety of the mines in [...]

Mining Safety Robots 2018-07-25T16:02:38+00:00

What’s love got to do with it?

2018-07-30T12:53:54+00:00

What's love got to do with it? Love is often defined as an emotive sensory experience and feeling. It is one that is frequently sensationalised by the media, television, movies and even science. It is an emotion that takes many shapes and forms. Love can be romantic, companionate, maternal and paternal. It can be ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’, logical and sensible, or entirely irrational and unpredictable. Love is an emotion most commonly associated with the heart, and it’s no wonder when it’s deemed the cause of heart-fluttering palpitations and thudding, sweaty palms, stammering, stuttering, and even clumsiness. However, as science will [...]

What’s love got to do with it? 2018-07-30T12:53:54+00:00

Elon Musk: Electrical Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

2018-07-30T12:53:58+00:00

Elon Musk: Electrical Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian American businessman, investor, and entrepreneur. He is better known as the Tesla tycoon, as well as the founder, CEO and product architect of SpaceX.  Musk is also the co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc. a company that was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers on the premise of moving towards a fossil fuel free future. The company has designed the world’s first ever “premium all-electric sedan from the ground up” (Tesla).  All of Tesla’s car models are electric powertrain and battery-powered, and the majority of the [...]

Elon Musk: Electrical Entrepreneur Extraordinaire 2018-07-30T12:53:58+00:00

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