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USA vs Japan in giant robot duel

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On Tuesday 17 October 2017, the world’s first ever giant robot duel was broadcast, with Japan taking on the USA. ... Read full article

World’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge opens in Netherlands

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Tuesday 17 October saw the inauguration of the world’s first 3D-printed reinforced, pre-stressed concrete cycle bridge, which forms part of a new road around the village of Gemert, in the Netherlands.... Read full article

Researchers identify serious Wi-Fi security flaw

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2017 has been the year of the cyberattack, with the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks making global headlines. Now, serious weaknesses have been discovered in the WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol.... Read full article

BME’s blast blows up world record at Zambian mine

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Blasting and explosives company BME, in conjunction with its client Kansanshi Mining, has broken the world record for the most electronic detonators fired in a single blast at the Kansanshi copper mine in North-Western Zambia... Read full article

Cat, dti launch SA’s largest equity investment programme

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On 4 October, US-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Caterpillar and the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) officially launched South Africa’s largest ever Equity Equivalent Investment Program (EEIP) at a ceremony... Read full article

Rio Tinto behind world’s first fully-autonomous train

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The world’s first autonomous train has completed its first fully unmanned mission. Australian-British multinational mining corporation Rio Tinto is behind this feat, which represents the first step in its plan to develop a fully-autonomous train netw... Read full article

Forte demolishes the competition

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Forte Demolition Services, based in Fochville in North West Province, is involved in the areas of asbestos abatement, rehabilitation and demolition work, including mechanical and technical demolition, excavation, back filling and demolition of... Read full article

Leviathan loaders: the world’s largest wheel loader

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The P&H 2350 (previously the LeTourneau L-2350), available through Komatsu Mining (previously Joy Global) is the world’s largest wheel loader. ... Read full article

Loading up on the past: a history of wheel loaders (Part 3)

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While manufacturers began producing larger model wheel loaders in the 1950s, it was only in the next decade that the trend towards ‘bigger is better’ really took off. In 1963, following Caterpillar’s introduction of its 4.5m3 Model 988, the need for ... Read full article

Giant mechanical ‘miner’ to appear at Hillhead 2018

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In 2016, the Man Engine, the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain steamed the length of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Now it is on its way to 2018 edition of the Hillhead Quarry Exhibition.... Read full article

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