5G technology goes underground

Automation and digitalization are increasingly used in almost every major industry to improve efficiency. Thanks to rapid advances in artificial intelligence and robotics, and innovations like X-ray diffraction and electric vehicles, the mining sector is also catching up with the technological revolution. According to a White Paper by the World Economic Forum and Accenture, digitalization could bring about over USD $425 billion of value for the mining industry, customers, society and environment by 2025. It could also lead to a reduction of 610 million t of CO2 emissions, as well as…

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2019: Where technology goes from here

2018 was a year of significant milestones brought about by technology. We saw the manufacturing industry start to evolve through 3D printing, the world’s workforce mobilises thanks to increasingly flexible devices, and the continued growth of connected devices. The development of these technologies in 2019 is certain and will without doubt continue to shift the way we conduct our business and personal lives. A return to the golden age of manufacturing Where will technology have the most impact? From an industrial point of view, the world is embarking on the…

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India doctor fight during operation goes viral

Two doctors in India were temporarily released from their duties after a video surfaced of them arguing while standing over a pregnant patient during an operation, their hospital says. Footage of the incident, at the Umaid hospital in north Rajasthan, has been widely circulated, causing outrage. A senior hospital official told the BBC that the woman and her baby are fine. The source of the leaked video is unclear, but the official confirmed that it came from within the hospital. Trading insults After the video emerged online, many media reports claimed the woman pictured…

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