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Rolls-Royce partners with Shell in sustainable aviation fuel push

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British engineering company Rolls-Royce said it would partner with oil company Shell to work on the development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in line...

Nuclear science utilized to protect African rhino

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On 13 May the innovative anti-poaching “Rhisotope Project” was launched. The project, based on nuclear science, seeks to introduce radioactive isotopes into a rhino’s...

Faraway NASA probe detects the eerie hum of interstellar space

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The classic 1979 sci-fi horror film "Alien" was advertised with the memorable tagline, "In space no can hear you scream." It did not say...
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NASA extracts breathable oxygen from thin Martian air

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NASA has logged another extraterrestrial first on its latest mission to Mars: converting carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into pure, breathable oxygen, the...

Direction Finding Antennas and Accuracy – Part 1: Accuracy and Sensitivity

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It is sometimes said that: “If you can’t convince them, confuse them!”.  Nowhere is this more apparent than the minefield which is antenna datasheets...

Construction of space weather centre launched in Hermanus

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The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has officially started construction of a new 24-hour state-of-the-art Regional Space Weather Centre in Hermanus. The start of...

SANDF concludes 2020 Defence Engineering, Science and Technology conference

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The annual Defence Engineering, Science and Technology Conference (DESTC) 2020 held last month in Thaba Tshwane saw members from all South African National Defence...

CSIR marks 75 years of improving South African lives

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) reached a significant milestone as 5 October marked 75 years of existence. Establish in 1945, the CSIR...

Praise for Limpopo learner who invented anti-GBV tool

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Limpopo Education MEC Polly Boshielo has commended a learner who has invented a device to help curb human trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV). Bohlale Mphahlele,...

AlphaDogfight trials foreshadow future of human-machine symbiosis

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A small Maryland company took first place in August's AlphaDogfight Trials Final event, a three-day competition designed to demonstrate advanced algorithms capable of performing...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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