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‘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

Sophia: world’s first ‘robot citizen’

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Last week it was announced that Sophia, a ‘female’ humanoid robot designed by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, was awarded citizenship by Saudi Arabia, a country that famously denies equal rights to its own female citizens.... Read full article

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

Peeling back the layers on defence-in-depth security

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A fully connected enterprise requires a comprehensive approach to industrial security. Defence-in-depth security is a multilayered security approach that establishes multiple tiers of defence for increased industrial security. ... 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

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

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