Month: Aug 2019

The space internet race is dawning. Here’s what to expect

As we enter the 2020s, space and internet technologies are converging. We find ourselves at the dawn of a space internet race. Technology giants like SpaceX, Softbank, Amazon, Google, Virgin, and Facebook could spend tens of billions of dollars to launch, operate, and replace thousands of satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Over the next …

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How Does Fibre Technology Work?

Fibreoptics, we’ve all heard of them, in fact, we’ve probably heard the term thrown around on TV so much in the last decade or so, we probably don’t even notice anymore. However, fibre optics are a pretty big deal in the world of technology, helping many things work. In fact, your internet wouldn’t be what …

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This South African invention allows drones to plant hundreds of trees in minutes

Two drone enthusiasts have devised a new invention that allows drones to plant large numbers of seeds in minutes. South African Andries Louw and Australian Andrew Walker built a pneumatic firing module that shoots seeds into soil. It can spit out two seeds per second at velocities of anywhere between 150 and 300 metres per …

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Understanding Satellite, Fibre Optic Technologies

The incursion of satellite technology in global telecommunications business is on the rise, even though Nigeria and some other African countries still believe in fibre optic technology for efficiency and low cost delivery, writes Emma Okonji Although the communication satellite, which is an artificial satellite that relays and amplifies radio telecommunications signals via a transponder …

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CCTV cameras help Cape Town in the prevention of crimes

The City of Cape Town is using a network of 1 600 close- circuit television (CCTV) cameras in a bid to prevent and detect crime, as well as monitor other incidents. The network is one of the largest of its kind in Africa. Between December 2018 and February 2019, the city’s CCTV cameras detected 4 …

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