Using a 3-D layer of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), or silicone, reduces dendrite growth, which makes batteries safer and longer-lasting.
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Over the past three years, NORCAT has engaged multiple stakeholders in the global mining industry to better understand the future of work and learning and how technology will support training and development to ensure mine workers are both safe and productive while on the job. The launch will feature NORCAT’s augmented reality (AR) firefighting training simulator and a demonstration of NORCAT’s virtual reality (VR) induction training program for both surface and underground mining operations.
These new programs, which will provide opportunities for both new and existing workers, were developed based on feedback from NORCAT’s global mining partners that identified the need to provide workers with the skills and confidence to implement, operate, and manage emerging technologies that are being adopted by and transforming the global mining industry.
The digital age holds out great opportunities for mining companies to reduce risk and improve safety and profitability; SRK Consulting (SA) chairman William Joughin gave delegates at the Investing in African Mining Indaba a taste of what is already being achieved.
In the last few years of companies being forced into more cost-saving and efficiency measures have naturally bred innovation.
They hope to receive $200 million in government funding.
At the height of the downturn in 2014 depressed commodity prices threatened corporate profits, impelled mine closures, put shareholder returns in peril and undermined capital budgets. This combined with decreasing ore grades, deeper deposits and […]
To prevent liquids from evaporating, Exma proposes the use of a floating cover system composed of plastic balls
BHP Billiton says more help is needed from both governments and industry to promote the adoption of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
System uses a new proprietary solvent that is reportedly slightly more efficient than those used conventionally, requiring less energy and smaller equipment.
Technological leaps have allowed companies to create large numbers of gem-quality stones inexpensively, but very few know how they are really made.
Scientists say precious stones could have a more practical, equally long-term use one day.
PeopleMine seeks to connect individuals who work, or aim to do so, in the resources sector.
Rough-diamond prices fell 18% in 2015 and some miners, such as Alrosa, believe synthetic gems were partly responsible for it.
The Russian miner, the world's top diamond producer by output, said it has become imperative for the industry to find effective ways to defend the market from illegal substitutions by synthetic gems.
Two companies have partnered to use near field communication (NFC) — best known for enabling mobile payments— for tacking a diamond's history.
The goal is to apply the latest technology available to cut costs and bring additional value out of existing operations.
Studies underway at Boulby Underground Laboratory, the UK's deep underground science facility, include the analyses of cosmic rays and climate, as well as astrobiology and life in extreme environments.
Fabrisonic, a manufacturing technology company, based in the US, uses tantalum, a rare earth metal, in radiation shielding of aluminum aerospace structures by employing an ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM) process.