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Mar 28, 2020
Cyber hygiene warning to fight COVID-19 scammers

Cyber hygiene warning to fight COVID-19 scammers

Computer users are being urged to practice cyber hygiene as well as hand hygiene during the COVID-19 crisis, as online scammers strike. The warning comes from CQUniversity Information Systems and Analysis Leader, Dr Ritesh Chugh, who says everyone must stay on guard as these threats are global. Dr Chugh has reflected on the various coronavirus-related… ...

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Mar 13, 2020
Aerometrix lands $1m in aerial survey work

Aerometrix lands $1m in aerial survey work

Aerometrex has won contracts worth $1 million for aerial survey work across regional Queensland. It will undertake five projects for the Queensland Government’s Spatial Imagery Subscription Program, managed by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy They include the Surat Basin north area, taking in 149,362sq km, making it one of the largest aerial… ...

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Mar 12, 2020
Autonomous excavators on site in Queensland

Autonomous excavators on site in Queensland

Autonomous excavators have been put to work digging pipeline trenches across Queensland’s Surat Basin. Resource and construction firm MPC Kinetic is claiming it as an Australian first. The move follows a successful trial in late 2019, which saw a 30-tonne excavator operate fully autonomously through an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Guidance System developed by U.S. technology… ...

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Mar 06, 2020
Novel concrete bends the rules

Novel concrete bends the rules

A new type of concrete that is made out of waste materials and can bend under load has been developed and patented by Swinburne University of Technology researchers.  This material incorporates industrial waste products such as fly ash – a by-product of coal-fired power stations. Its developers, Dr Behzad Nematollahi and Professor Jay Sanjayan, say it is… ...

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Jan 31, 2020
Glencore announces IsaMill tweaks and a new model

Glencore announces IsaMill tweaks and a new model

Glencore Technology has revealed new developments in its IsaMill line that cut costs and fill a gap in its range. The fine grinding mill has been redesigned to reduce civil infrastructure costs up to 28 per cent. And a new 1600-2200 kW ‘M7500’ IsaMill has been introduced to sit between the M5000 and the M10000…. ...

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Jan 29, 2020
Green light for major battery storage project

Green light for major battery storage project

Wandoan is set to host one of Australia’s largest grid-scale batteries under a 15-year agreement between AGL and Vena Energy Australia. AGL chief executive officer Brett Redman said the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) would have a capacity of 100 megawatts (MW) and store 150 megawatt hours of energy, which could power up to 57,000… ...

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Jun 15, 2019
Sandvik launches new rotary blasthole drill

Sandvik launches new rotary blasthole drill

The latest rotary blasthole drill from Sandvik delivers a single-pass capacity of 21m/69ft, the longest single-pass mast in its class. The DR416i is designed to improve efficiency and deliver dependable penetration in the world’s harshest mining conditions Constructed for large diameter (406 mm/16 in) rotary drilling, the Sandvik DR416i is automation-ready and scalable. The manufacturer… ...

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Jun 12, 2019
Surface miners make the cut for civil works

Surface miners make the cut for civil works

You don’t have to be in mining to make good use of surface miners, according to Vermeer. Originally used for selective ore extraction in the mining industry, surface miners are now being utilised regularly in civil applications due to their power to cut through hard rock at depths of around 50cm at a time, says… ...

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Jun 04, 2019
Breaking news in rock measurement technology

Breaking news in rock measurement technology

Explosives manufacturer Orica has released a new automated rock sizing measurement technology, FRAGTrack. The automated fragmentation measurement device captures real-time fragmentation measurement data for optimising drill and blast operations; improving downstream unit productivity and tracking of operational performance. Orica vice-president – digital solutions Raj Mathiravedu said system...

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