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Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study

Wind farms in the open ocean can generate far more renewable energy than those on land, possibly enough to power the whole world, said a US study on Monday, 9 October...

11 Oct 2017

ECSA renews Wits Mining School's accreditation

The Wits School of Mining Engineering has been re-accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa...

4 Oct 2017

Turnkey gland service water system for Grootegeluk

Exxaro's Grootgeluk mine has a beneficiation complex where 8,000 tonnes per hour of run-of-mine coal is upgraded in 10 different plants...

28 Sep 2017

New high-tech 'yarn' could make electricity: study

Researchers in the United States and South Korea have invented a new kind of yarn that can generate electricity when it is stretched or twisted, said a study Thursday, 24 August...

25 Aug 2017

Wits professor receives Pierre M Gy Sampling Gold Medal

At the Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending 2017 in Perth, Australia, Professor Dick Minnitt, JCI Professor of Mineral Resources and Reserves at Wits University's School of Mining Engineering, received the Pierre M Gy Sampling Gold Medal...

23 Aug 2017

Algal biofuel production is neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable

Modern biofuels have been touted as a greener alternative to petrol and diesel since the early 1900s...

By Kevin Flynn 11 Aug 2017

Cutting mining costs with 3D printing

Mining organisations are realising that industrial-scale 3D printing for the spare parts and components of machinery could reduce costs and downtime...

By Louise Steenekamp 10 Aug 2017

Crime-tracking tools could point to new mineral reserves

Striking gold used to be a matter of luck, but tools used to track criminals, diseases and social networks could soon uncover vast troves of valuable minerals...

2 Aug 2017

SA engineering proves its mettle at Phillippines mine

Three South African engineering firms designed and built the headgear, shaft collar and winder house for the Philsaga Mining Corporation in the Philippines...

6 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Debunking the myths about nuclear

The class of 2017 must remember and take heed of the example set by the youth of 1976, who understood the importance of education...

19 Jun 2017

General Electric appoints new CEO

NEW YORK, US: General Electric on Monday announced the departure of chief executive Jeff Immelt, who had made the risky bet of refocusing the American conglomerate on its industrial roots...

13 Jun 2017

Modernisation pioneers offered a test mine

A team of mining researchers have been gifted an underground South African mine to test new ideas and technologies...

By Allan Seccombe 6 Jun 2017

How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future

To sustain a population of 9.7 billion people by 2050, the world is going to need innovations that make careful use of the available resources, human and environmental...

By Frank Tietze 17 May 2017

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The most common causes of oilfield accidents

Oilfields can be dangerous places to work. The work done there is essential to keep our infrastructure running and all developed nations need access to petroleum. Unfortunately, it is an activity that cannot be done in complete safety. The potential for accidents exists at any site where drilling is occurring, or indeed anywhere where heavy machinery is running.

Issued by Monetary Library 9 Oct 2017

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