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US Navy, industry developing fire-resistant biotech materials

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US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, headquartered in China Lake, California, and Berkeley-based Cambium Biomaterials, Inc. are collaborating to develop and produce new,...

Future military vehicles could see an improvement in structural materials

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Materials used for a soldier's personal protection gear may be tough enough for vehicles too, according to a new US Army study. Findings, released April...

CSIR data contributing to SA’s COVID-19 fight

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) technology and data will enable South Africa to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19). “As...

UCT develops app to track coronavirus patients

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After South Africans commenced a 21-day lockdown on 26 March, a group of researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) continued working on...

CSIR’s Cmore tapped for COVID-19 situational awareness

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Cmore situational awareness system is being customised to service the COVID-19 coronavirus response in South Africa. This...

US Army scientists create innovative quantum sensor that could revolutionise communications

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A quantum sensor could give soldiers a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency spectrum, from 0 to 100 GHz, said...

US tests unarmed hypersonic weapon

The Pentagon said it tested an unarmed hypersonic weapon in Hawaii, as both China and Russia develop similar military and defence capabilities. The Department of...

Innovative add-on armour package for military vehicles

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Skills in disciplines including ballistics and detonics at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) were utilised to develop a cost-effective protection solution...

The truth about the polygraph

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The Polygraph Test has become both famous and infamous through the popularity of its presence in crime dramas, dramatised on TV and in movies....

SANSA helping SANDF’s secure communications

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The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has for several years been providing space weather data to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...