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Tin soldiers: building Bisie

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The challenges facing any mining or construction project are magnified when operating in remote regions such as North Kivu in the DRC. Leon Louw was one of a group of journalists invited to visit Alphamin Resources’ Bisie Tin Project.... Read full article

First modular scalping plant

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At Pilot Crushtec International’s 2017 open day, the company launched two new products: the Pilot Modular MaxiScalp 600 and the Metso Nordplant C80.... Read full article

Road building in West Africa

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Mam Tut Wadda is principal transport engineer at African Development Bank (AfDB), responsible for the bank’s transport portfolio in Ghana, and part of the team responsible for public-private partnership (PPP) transactions in the bank’s infrastructure... Read full article

Minimising the risks of increased connectivity

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While revelations of industrial espionage are far rarer than those of attacks that affect banks, retailers, and other businesses, the costs to business are estimated in the billions of dollars.... Read full article

NASA’s new tyres are ‘virtually indestructible’

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Tyres are one of the most important, and often most overlooked, vehicle components. At least until something goes wrong with them. ... Read full article

Avoiding traffic definitely not boring…

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Elon Musk’s The Boring Company, which was founded to build tunnels to avoid the hectic LA traffic, has released a map illustrating a proposed network for these tunnels.... Read full article

Harvard, MIT give robots ‘superpowers’

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Researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that allow soft robots to lift objects up to 1 000 times their own... Read full article

Elon Musk's bet-winning battery goes live 1 December

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On Friday 1 December, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery will become operational. Elon Musk just won a USD50-million bet. These two things are definitely related.... Read full article

Backflipping robots

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On 16 November, US robotics company Boston Dynamics uploaded a video to YouTube of its humanoid robot Atlas doing a backflip.... Read full article

‘Project Hesla’ runs on electricity and hydrogen

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Netherlands gas supplier Holthausen Group has hacked a Tesla Model S and to run on a combination of electricity and hydrogen, allowing the vehicle to travel 1 000km — more than double the distance of the cheapest Model S.... Read full article

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