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Aug 17, 2020
Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Wilson Mining has released a new polypropylene alternative to steel mesh for roof and wall cladding applications in underground mines. The Mastermyne-owned company describes Stratanet as a lightweight, corrosion-resistant and multi-directional high-strength alternative to steel. A honeycomb design helps to distribute the load of any loose debris, having undergone several iterations to provide the ...

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Aug 05, 2020
Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

An app selected for a $4.2 million Google Earth program will enable citizen scientists to use satellite data to monitor environmental change.   An online remote sensing application developed by James Cook University’s Dr Nicholas Murray was selected to join the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO) – Google Earth Engine (GEE) partnership to improve access… This con...

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Jul 21, 2020
Recognition for women at forefront of technology

Recognition for women at forefront of technology

Women working in the resources sector have been invited to nominate for a new national award celebrating achievements in technology and innovation.The Maptek Women in Resources Technological Innovation award has been added to the annual Women in Resources National Awards, presented by the Minerals Council of Australia in partnership with state and territory mining chambers…. This content is...

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Jul 14, 2020
MT technology provides deeper insight for Hammer

MT technology provides deeper insight for Hammer

Hammer Metals has harnessed the power of magnetotelluric (MT) technology for a fresh look at its Mount Isa Project – one that reached as far as 6km below the surface. The magnetotelluric (MT) survey was completed in March after the company attracted a Collaborative Exploration Initiative (“CEI”) grant provided by the Queensland Government. “The magnetotelluric… This content is f...

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Jul 14, 2020
AI system earns engineer his spot among top innovators

AI system earns engineer his spot among top innovators

Harnessing artificial intelligence to alert machinery operators when workers enter their blind spot has seen Presien founder Nathan Kirchner named among Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers. As Laing O’Rourke chief technical officer, Dr Kirchner (pictured above) led his team in developing Toolbox Spotter. The AI system sees objects, understands what they are and decides what actions… This ...

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Jul 13, 2020
Do you know about BUGGS?

Do you know about BUGGS?

The Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society, or BBUGS, helps builds technical and collegiate capacity in the coal mining industry. Organisers describe it as a society where geotechnical engineers can share experience in a friendly environment. The group’s aims include , ‘mutual technical development, networking, expanding and sharing knowledge, special interest identification, spe...

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Jul 13, 2020
Emesent takes drone technology to the next level

Emesent takes drone technology to the next level

Emesent says it has made a major breakthrough on the path to fully autonomous flight systems, with the launch of Autonomy Level 2 (AL2) for Hovermap. Hovermap is a simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) autonomous flight system used to collect data in challenging inaccessible environments such as mines, civil construction works, telecommunications infrastructure, and disaster… This co...

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Jul 01, 2020
$100m shift to driverless future for Daunia haulage

$100m shift to driverless future for Daunia haulage

BMA has announced a $100 million plan to introduce a 34-strong fleet of autonomous trucks at the Daunia coal mine in Central Queensland. BMA asset president James Palmer said the move would result in 150 additional project roles for BMA people and contractors, on top of 56 new permanent roles on site. “This announcement is… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ G...

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Jun 24, 2020
Report targets emission-free copper mining

Report targets emission-free copper mining

A University of Sydney report is setting out how Australian copper mining can become emission free over the next 30 years through the use of emerging technologies.The university’s Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering’s The Zero Emission Copper Mine of the Future report was commissioned by the International Copper Association Australia and identifies five key target… This conte...

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