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The CSIR and Stellenbosch University renew an agreement on multidisciplinary research collaboration
The CSIR and Stellenbosch University renewed a Memorandum of Understanding following successful collaboration between the two organisations in various areas of research and development.

Water sanitation market to receive home-grown, green solutions
Optimus Bio, a company that develops environmentally friendly products for the treatment of waste water, aquaculture and agriculture, will soon be taking on the market.

Earthquakes – mining or nature?
Establishing whether the recent earthquake in North West was purely mining induced or caused by natural tectonic shifts in the earth’s crust is not simple. It is also possible that stresses caused by mining triggered a natural event deeper down.

Researchers identify algae to treat acid mine drainage
Researchers came one step closer to the development of a successful biological method to treat acid mine drainage during winter time after studying the ability of specific algae species to absorb metals.

Sea-faring glider shows promise for more accurate fish stock surveys
Researchers from the CSIR successfully equipped a wave glider with an acoustic echo sounder to determine fish stock levels along the South African coast View video.

Network emulation platform provides a safe means to test network vulnerabilities
The CSIR has developed a network emulation platform that acts as a testing environment for network and device security. The system is used for cybersecurity training and network modelling.

Mobile video-streaming app developed by a CSIR-led consortium available for download
Tuluntulu (Pty) Ltd has launched its Adaptive Real-time Internet Streaming Technology (ARTIST) platform as an application (app) on the Apple iOS and Google Android App store.

CSIR and Parsec Holdings partner to commercialise wireless mesh technology
The CSIR has signed a five-year licensing agreement with Parsec Holdings (Pty) Ltd to manufacture, market and distribute CSIR’s wireless mesh technology.

CSIR undertakes wind tunnel tests for European, Brazilian, and South African Consortium
The CSIR designed and tested a novel aircraft model built as part of international research efforts to reduce the cost of air flight.

Mining engineering students experience explosion demonstrations at the CSIR
Mining engineering students from the University of Pretoria recently visited the CSIR’s Kloppersbos facilities for specialised explosion awareness and training.

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