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 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
Solar photovoltaic PV 40% of United States electricity installation 2019

Solar future looks bright for society

Solar energy accounted for nearly 40% of all new electricity generation added in the U.S. in 2019, the largest annual share in the industry's history. According to the most recent... — Updated 4/1/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech 
Rio Tinto autonomous mining haul truck sensors allow for predictive maintenance

Predictive maintenance dodges downtime

Advanced wireless sensors are being developed to accompany automated vehicles in next-generation artificial intelligence-operated heavy machinery in mining and other sectors, to... — Updated 3/31/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Drones gold mineral exploration Yukon Territory Canada

Drones set new heights for mining industry

Companies have begun using drones in many industries around the world. One of the most interesting is the effectiveness of drones in the mining industry. The economic benefits of... — Updated 3/25/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Ventilator respirator valves made by Tesla GM Ford Tesla 3D printers coronavirus

All hands effort to make ventilator parts

U.S. automakers are assessing whether they can convert their plants to manufacture critical medical equipment, like ventilators, that will be in short supply as the COVID-19 pandemi... — Updated 3/24/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Quantum computer circuit quantum bits qubits germanium transistors

Quantum computing closer with germanium

The future of computing may be seeing a transition back to germanium, a material that is at the same time the past and future of quantum computing. While today's computers have... — Updated 3/24/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Hornsdale Power Reserve Tesla Megapack lithium ion battery energy storage system

Big batteries offer reliable, green power

Tesla's "big battery" utility-scale Powerpack systems are emerging around the globe, proving a supplemental energy storage system that reduces costs and provides a reliable backup... — Updated 3/17/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Uranium thorium nuclear reactor low carbon energy fuels

The nuclear option for carbon-free energy

As the cultural and economic shift towards renewable energy continues to develop, the pursuit for new renewable technologies is emerging as well. Some believe these pursuits should... — Updated 3/17/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
GM Ultium electric vehicle modular platform EV battery system

Ultium EV battery powers new GM legacy

Detroit-based auto giant General Motors has taken an enormous leap towards an all-electric vehicle future with the reveal of their new Ultium battery and a plan to rapidly grow its... — Updated 3/17/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Roy Hill Epiroc executives sign autonomous mining equipment conversion deal

Roy Hill crosses threshold toward autonomy

Roy Hill, an iron mining company with operations in Western Australia's Pilbara region, has signed a deal with global mining equipment and service provider Epiroc, and automation... — Updated 3/17/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Exyn Drone UAV mapping underground development at gold mine Finland

Autonomous drone maps Finland gold mine

Rupert Resources partnered with Exyn Technologies to map 30 underground mining stopes in three days using the world's first industrial-grade fully autonomous drone at the past... — Updated 3/5/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
photovoltaic solar panel installation at Koodaideri iron mine Pilbara Australia

Sun powered mine in the land Down Under

Mining powerhouse Rio Tinto is raising the renewable energy standard for all global industrialized sectors by completely powering its future Koodaideri iron mine in Pilbara, Austral... — Updated 3/3/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Lithium ion battery recycling lithium cobalt nickel manganese

A new horizon for battery recycling

Adapting to a future of renewable energy, trendsetters are focusing on recycling lithium-ion batteries to create a more efficient repurposing of one of the most vital and important... — Updated 2/25/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Hecla Mining Greens Creek silver mine Alaska underground wireless network

Smart mining begins with communications

High-speed networking and interconnected devices, which form a unified whole, are opening a new realm of possibilities for consumer and company alike. As the world continues to... — Updated 2/4/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
AI machine learning for mineral exploration discovery

Mining exploration becomes smarter with AI

A promising concept in the mining industry, utilizing the technology of artificial intelligence to accomplish never before dreamed of precision in mineral deposit discovery. While... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Blockchain technology for secure mining supply chain ledger Bitcoin

Blockchain provides mining accountability

Whether it is a necklace from Tiffany & Co., an Apple iPhone or a pre-ordered Tesla Cybertruck, many buyers want to know that the metals going into the products they are... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story


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