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Conducted by final-year E&E engineering students The Electric and Electronic Engineering Department at Stellenbosch University has an ongoing programme of high-altitude balloon (HAB) missions to conduct experiments in near-space conditions. 
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As the interest in studying cetaceans’ sounds increases, so has the motivation to develop different automated sound detection and classification methods. One such technique is passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) which 
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The Department of Science and Technology’s Marine Research Plan focuses on understanding the role of biodiversity in maintaining ecosystems’ functionality, the relationships between human pressures and ecosystems, and the impact 
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The soundscapes of our oceans have undergone substantial changes as a result of human anthropogenic activities. This, in turn, threatens the existence of ocean mammals such as the Bryde’s whale, 
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Our blog series on solar sail technology commenced with a brief overview and introduction to solar sailing as well as the controlling mechanisms of sailcrafts followed by an investigation of 
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1. Introduction – What is confocal microscopy and how does it work? Confocal microscopy is a leading imaging tool used in molecular life sciences with which to render detailed high-resolution 
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The notion of using the photons emitted from the sun for propulsion in space is not novel. In fact, as early as 1610, Johannes Kepler noticed the potential of this 
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Increased Global emissions resulted in stronger efforts to reduce emissions in order to stabilise the global warming benchmark at 1.5°C. This means that in order to meet the 2030 emissions 
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Interest in solar sailing – a revolutionary way to propel spacecraft through space – has piqued in recent years which lead to significant research and resources being contributed to developing 
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Traditionally, biological visualisation was limited to two-dimensional displays only. Until recently, using three-dimensional displays for quantitative signal assessment, including precise signal selection, processing of multiple signals and determining their spatial 
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