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  • A ‘kite’ could provide electricity for many around the world in 2019

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    11 January 2019
    Written by: Quintus Potgieter
    Mechanical engineers are ready to unveil the mechanical clean energy technology that has been 10 years in the making. The engineering firm behind it is named Makani, a company tied to Alphabet’s Google X Lab. The purpose of the company is to ‘create...
  • A new year of engineering innovation commences

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    Category Industry
    07 January 2019
    Written by: Quintus Potgieter
    As 2019 begins another year of engineering innovation lies ahead. This year’s engineering buzzword is: REVOLUTION. The cutting edge technologies that have begun to change the way engineers are educated and the way they perform their tasks in the work...
  • Quick repair on earthquake damaged roads

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    07 January 2019
    Written by: Quintus Potgieter
    An earthquake rocked the city of Anchorage in the state of Alaska on Friday the 30th of November 2018. On the Richter scale, it measured in at 7.0. Since then 1,000 aftershocks have been observed. Not since 1964 had there been such an intense earthqu...
  • The skills you’ll need in the next three years

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    Category Industry
    07 January 2019
    Written by: Quintus Potgieter
    A substantive reduction in the global workforce - due to automation - is expected to occur in the next 3 years. However, according to a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), some businesses are more excited than anxious. The WEF report states tha...
  • In the name of manufacturing, mechanical engineers study Wombat faeces

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    Category Industry
    07 January 2019
    Written by: Quintus Potgieter
    Engineers often borrow from the natural world and biological processes for their work. But there was one natural process engineers could not fathom, or rather failed to take the time to figure out. Why, or how it is that a wombat’s faecal matter is c...

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