General News

1. Introduction and objectives The ability to accurately forecast energy usage has become progressively more important, especially in the current South African milieu. An interest in energy conservation within today’s 
read more
Background When harvesting the Rooibos plant, only the top 30cm of the shrub is cut off. Rooibos plants are harvested annually, and the lifecycle of a plant is between 3 
read more
Our previous post noted that for SKA2, large, electronically steerable phased arrays or “aperture arrays” are being developed for the mid-frequency band (450 – 1450 MHz). The Mid-Frequency Aperture Array 
read more
In our previous post, we discussed the history of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project which commenced during September 1993 and is being constructed in South Africa and Australia.  However, 
read more
“I always thought something was fundamentally wrong with the universe” – Arthur Dent   The Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) is the world’s largest single-dish steerable millimetre wave telescope. The Mexican 
read more
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project was born out of an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope. The name derives from the fact that the telescope has 
read more
Merriam-Webster defines “novel” as “new and not resembling something formerly known or used” and “original or striking especially in conception …”. There is no better description for the 3D printed 
read more
BEng (Electrical and Electronic) Data Engineering specialisation From 2020, a new focus area in Data Engineering has been added to the existing undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng 
read more
Previously we wrote about the ground-breaking bio-sensors being developed to diagnose certain medical conditions. The proof-of-concept nanowire biological sensor (or nanochip) can identify any pathogen or bacteria such as e. 
read more
In our previous article, we highlighted the impact of illegal poaching on the African black rhinoceros and the African white rhinoceros as well as the importance of anti-poaching initiatives as 
read more