$3.8 Billion Mega Mine Revives Dead Gold Mine
Are the streets in the Dominican Republic paved with gold? The Pueblo Viejo Mega mine has cost nearly $3.8 billion to build, and it is expected to generate revenue of well over $1 billion annually. The mine is looking to produce over 600,000 ounces of gold a year which is equivalent to 18.75 one-ton pickup trucks filled with gold. August 2012 saw the first gold produced from the new mine. When at full capacity the mine will process 24,000 metric tons of ore daily.
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Ultra High Pressure Testing Laboratory
Maximator Test is your solution to all of your high pressure testing needs. Our service portfolio consists of Leak and Pressure Drop Testing up to 65,000 psi, Pressure and Burst Testing up to 145,000 psi, Pressure Fatigue Testing up to 65,000 psi at 15 Hz and Autofrettage service up to 145,000 psi.
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How to Build a $10 Robot
Students interested in experimenting with robotics have a few options at their fingertips. One is Lego Mindstorm, packed with the creative potential of Lego pieces, plus motors, sensors, and a programmable computer to bring them to life. But at $300 per kit, the cost is prohibitive for people in impoverished communities.
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Reducing Energy by 65 Percent in Water Treatment Plants
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has released the results of a full-scale study showing a 65 percent reduction in energy consumption at a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Sweden when more efficient equipment and improved systems were incorporated. The results of the study indicate a four-year payback, with the new system decreasing the total energy consumption of the entire plant by 13 percent.
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Found: A Supermassive Black Hole That Dominates Its Galaxy

Supermassive black holes at the center of most massive galaxies are, you guessed it, pretty massive. They usually make up about 0.1 percent of the total mass of the central group of stars in their galaxy. read more
Getting Rid of Complicated Multi-Valve Systems with DBB Valves

BuTech has just released a new version of its popular Double Block and Bleed Valve (DBB Valve). The DBB Valves are space saving valves that remove the need for large and complicated multi-valve systems. read more
Analysis of a NASCAR Exhaust Valve Failure

A titanium exhaust valve that exhibited unusual pitting in the molybdenum-coated stem was analyzed to characterize the condition of the valve. An arrow points to a pitted area on the stem. read more
Improving Platinum Recovery Rate with Flotation Cells

Leading automation solutions provider, Festo, has helped improved the platinum recovery rate from flotation cells at a mine in North West province. The mine uses flotation cells to extract the platinum from crude ore: By agitating a mixture... read more
Finding the Perfect Pump for Mining

Bredel, the world leader in peristaltic hose pumps, announces the heavy-duty SPX thickener underflow pump. Designed for challenging mining applications, the Bredel SPX pump reliably handles a variety of harsh materials, including abrasive heavy metal slurries... read more
New Advanced Engineering Plastics

With the continual advancement in the manufacture of plastics, more and more materials are being developed which outperform the more common engineering plastics. read more
Farmers milking the advantages of Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps

The hoofcount footbath counts the cows through the bath and refreshes the water and chemical after a preset number of cows.The optimum for most baths is between 150 - 200 cows. read more
Catastrophic High Pressure Failure

In 2009 a Scuba instructor lost his right hand and suffered serious injury to his right leg when a scuba tank ruptured during a routine refill. Scuba tanks have ratings of up to 5,000 psi and a failure can be fatal. What happens when a components at 145,000 psi? read more
Trials imminent for implantable thought-controlled robotic arm

A researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden has developed what is claimed to be the world’s first implantable robotic arm controlled by thoughts. "Our technology helps amputees to control an artificial limb..." read more
Give Eland’s Traffic Signal Cables the Green Light

The first, our Traffic Signal Cable to BS 6346, is predominately used to interconnect signal equipment within permanent traffic light systems, but is also suitable for other applications... read more
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