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Wattnow, The official mouthpiece of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers Published by the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), this monthly magazine highlights the exciting worlds of technology and electrical engineering. Topics include robotics, rockets, automotive developments, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, astronomy, telecommunications and other 'technologies of tomorrow'. Articles are written for all levels of reader and presented in a 56-page glossy, format

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Ethernet acceptance testing
As engineers, we commission projects or re-integrate systems by relying on acceptance tests. Whether the final outcome is a large civil or industrial project, a replaced component on an assembly line or something intangible such as software, in essence, w
“Getting on” and “getting by” underground
This paper examines the gold miners’ informal working practice of making a plan (planisa) at the point of production deep down the mine.
ALMA Eyes the Cosmos
The ALMA (Atacama Large Millimetre/sub-millimetre interferometer Array) is situated at an altitude of 5 000 m in the Llano de Chajnantor of the Atacama desert, Chile. This is at present the largest and most expensive astronomical installation on Earth. Th
Solar/diesel hybrid power gains ground in mining application
Diesel engine-driven baseline power generation is one of the main sources of electricity in the mining industry in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in remote locations where grid connection is prohibitive or impossible.