Archive for January, 2014

Without satellite, cloud service is just a concept

  According to Q-Kon, cloud services are entirely dependent on reliable networks and none of the current available options – including ADSL, 3G or satellite on its own – offer the level of reliability required to accommodate critical business networks on the cloud. In order to offer the high reliability that will make businesses move […]

Varied range of aerial surveying services

  CK Aerial Surveys is an aerial surveying company providing aerial photography; lidar survey services; and airborne thermography, geophysical and hyper-spectral surveys. Through its technical and strategic partnerships it also offers magnetic, radiometric and electro-magnetic airborne surveys. Its aerial and lidar survey product range includes geo-referenced, ortho-rectified digital colour imagery, lidar point cloud data and […]

FlexiCadastre graduate internship programme

  Spatial Dimension has introduced its inaugural Graduate Internship Programme. Over the first six months of 2014, five promising Cape Town graduates will follow an in-house programme designed to prepare them for a career with Spatial Dimension as a FlexiCadastre software developer. During the programme the graduates will be immersed in the culture of a […]

Analogue signal generator alternatives

  Agilent Technologies has expanded its range of signal generators with two new models, the N5183B MXG and N5173B EXG microwave analogue signal generators to provide alternatives in size, speed and cost to their E8267D vector PSG and E8257D analogue PSG (programmable scale generator). Microwave signal generators are an essential part of advanced measurement systems […]

Modular motor control, power distribution

  The Elsteel Techno Module motor control and power distribution system is a patented, fully modular product which can be built in 200 mm increments in all directions, precisely to clients’ design preference, without any limitations. Confusion exists about which panel board and switchgear to use to comply with the prescriptions of IEC 61439. The […]

Local lad to travel to the edge of space

Mandla Maseko is the first black South African going into space after winning an Axe competition and then being selected among thousands of hopefuls to attend the Axe Apollo Space Academy (AASA), with the eventual opportunity of going into space. While at the AASA, Mandla engaged in a series of missions that gave all recruits […]

NASA Rover results include first age-measurement on Mars, and helps human exploration

NASA’s Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars’ past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions. In a little more than a year on the Red Planet, the mobile Mars science laboratory has determined the age of a Martian rock, found evidence the planet could have sustained microbial […]

Amateur satellite experiment

The Southern Amateur Radio Satellite Association has invited schools and universities to propose a science experiment to be included in its KLETskous CubeSat. The objective of the experiment is to encourage learners to take a greater interest in science and space technology. KLETSkous is a CubeSat measuring 10 x 10 x 10 cm and will […]

Possible extent of ancient lake on Mars

The illustration depicts a concept of the possible extent of an ancient lake inside Gale Crater, Mars. The existence of a lake billions of years ago was confirmed from examination of mudstone in the crater’s Yellowknife Bay area. For this illustration, the possible extent was estimated by mapping ancient lake and stream deposits and recognising […]

Instrument maker rebrands and relaunches range

Calog Instruments has embarked on a total rebrand of their range of products designed to control one or more system parameters, such as temperature, flow rate, weight or position. Operating since 1989, Calog Instruments manufactures and distributes process control instrumentation and specialised systems, to a worldwide market. Coupled with a move to brand new headquarters […]