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 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Artificial Intelligence AI mineral exploration drill core log photo analysis

Core photos new focus for AI exploration

GoldSpot Discoveries Corp., already known for using machine learning to assist mineral exploration companies, has added new core imaging technology that explorers can use in determining viable... — Updated 10/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech 
Exyn autonomous aerial robots for mapping lidar data collection compilation

Exyn unveils next gen drone technology

Exyn Technologies launches newest drone in its lineup of aerial robots, the ExynAero, along with ExynPak, a new portable format that allows users to take advantage of the drone's mapping and... — Updated 10/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Underground mining internet of thing IoT ventilation devices

Maestro launches mine IoT monitoring tool

Canada-based Maestro Digital Mine launches MaestroLink, a server software tool for managing health conditions for all Maestro-based digital industrial internet of things devices and networks for... — Updated 10/20/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Artificial Intelligence AI mineral exploration Keno Hill Silver Yukon

GoldSpot AI explores Yukon's Keno Hill

Metallic Minerals Corp. is applying GoldSpot Discoveries Corp.'s proprietary machine learning technology and geoscience expertise to help refine drill targets at its Keno Silver project in... — Updated 10/13/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
European Institute of Innovation and Technology Minecraft geology mod

Learn geology in Minecraft with BetterGeo

Europe takes a different approach to education by developing a video game modification for one of the world's most popular games, Minecraft. With an increasing population requiring larger... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Sandvik autonomous robot underground mining equipment automine

Nokia presents 5G with Sandvik Mining

With the announcement of Nokia's 5G standalone private wireless networks, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology have opted to employ Nokia's 5G SA private network at its Tampere test mine in Finland.... — Updated 8/5/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Grinder wheel wear indestructible Proteus aluminum ceramic

Scientists engineer uncuttable Proteus

An international research team from Europe, taking inspiration from nature, have devised a new aluminum-based material that turns the force of a cutting tool back onto itself. This new... — Updated 7/29/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Graphene tires lubes frames are future of ebikes powered by lithium batteries

An e-bike revolution powered by carbon

Providing the ability to traverse mountain trails or urban landscapes at blazing speeds and with less leg power, electronic bikes are now more than just a simple recreational activity, or even a... — Updated 7/29/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Mercedes Benz Daimler Farasis energy electric vehicles batteries

Mercedes-Benz buys into EV batteries

Mercedes-Benz is investing in Chinese developer and supplier of lithium-ion batteries, Farasis Energy, in accordance with the German automaker's goal to become carbon-neutral automotive company.... — Updated 7/22/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Internet of things iot mining connectivity digital connected devises Inmarsat

Challenges of connecting mining to IoT

With hopes of improving efficiency, safety and profits, the vast majority of mining companies around the globe are incorporating internet of things technologies into their operations, according... — Updated 7/15/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Solar wind renewable electricity power many Australia metal mines

Australia miners pen climate action plan

Mineral Council of Australia has published a climate action plan that supports the ongoing commitment by the Australian minerals industry to decarbonize the economy and further address climate... — Updated 7/8/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
artificial intelligence ai predictive maintenance mining GlobalData

Predictive maintenance is a game changer

The cost savings offered by artificial intelligence-powered predictive maintenance, compared to standard preventative maintenance, is a game-changer for mining and other commercial enterprises.... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Automous mining trucks Zyfra sensors Huawei 5G network SUEK coal mine Russia

Russian coal miner puts 5G to the test

SUEK, among the world's largest coal and energy companies, is testing autonomous trucks using 5G network at its Chernogorsky open pit mine in Khakassia, Russia. A pilot project at the coal mine... — Updated 6/30/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
First Cobalt refinery to supply sustainable battery metal in North America

First Cobalt strengthens ESG commitment

In a move that demonstrates its commitment to environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) practices, First Cobalt Corp. joins the Cobalt Institute as associate member. "Becoming a... — Updated 6/30/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Computer motherboard electronics critical metals from mining tailings

Mining innovator awarded prestigious grant

Recently, Phoenix Tailings announced it has become a recipient of the National Science Foundation Phase I Small Business Innovation Research award to continue on breakthrough research and... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Exyn Technologies Advanced Autonomous Aerial Robot A3R drone system

Exyn bestowed mine robotics award

Autonomous drone pioneer, Exyn Technologies has been bestowed the RBR50 Robotics Innovation in Mining award. Presented annually by Robotics Business Review, the RBR50 Innovation Award recognizes... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Metal 3D printing parts for Air Force Hercules aircraft cargo door

Metal 3D printing opens Hercules doors

U.S. Air Force Airman Technical Sergeant Ryan McBride, who is the sheet metal production lead of the 19th Maintenance Squadron, in collaboration with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
STS3D virtual reality VR for underground mine blasting training Anglo American

VR offers a virtual blast for new miners

Global mining company Anglo American is harnessing the virtual reality and motion capture expertise of STS3D and Vicon Motion Systems to create a state-of-the-art virtual environment to safely... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Graphene spintronics could break Moore's Law of computer technology price

Graphene opens door to 'spintronic' tech

Recently, advances in theoretical and experimental phenomena in studies surrounding spin transport electronics have emerged providing evidence that graphene and 2D materials could move... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Graphene 2D carbon material strongest high conductivity antiviral antimicrobial

Antimicrobial graphene paint passes test

New York-based graphene supplier and product manufacturer, GrapheneCA announced that primary testing has confirmed its graphene-rich antimicrobial coating formula is 99.9% effective in making... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Predictive maintenance gears mining equipment parts efficiency cost savings

A predictive shift for mine maintenance

RIO Analytics and OneWatt, innovative companies showcased in the Prospect Mining Studio cohort, are taking unique approaches to a fast-growing mining technology, shifting from the old method of... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
capturing carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power plant upcycling

Carbon Upcycling to tackle climate issues

Up next on the cohort of companies included in the Prospect Mining Studio lineup is Carbon Upcycling Technologies; a company that believes carbon is a resource, not a problem, and is developing a... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Ora GrapheneQ GQ headphones crisp tight high quality high end sound

Ora makes striking music with graphene

Graphene, the strongest and most highly conductive material known to man, happens to make really good speakers. Canadian start-up Ora Graphene Audio Inc. is taking advantage of the unique... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Lithium ion battery cathode cobalt aluminum lithium recycling

Next step for lithium-ion metal recycling

American Manganese Inc. has launched tests focused on upgrading and expanding its RecycLiCo pilot plant, which recovers cobalt, lithium, nickel, manganese, and aluminum from the cathodes of spent... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Vollebak Full Metal Jacket copper antimicrobial coronavirus Covid 19 protection

Copper materializes as post-COVID style

From facemasks to "Full Metal Jackets", virus killing copper clothing is an emerging fashion trend for people looking to protect themselves as they venture out from the COVID-19 lockdown. Copper... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 

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