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Young South African Scientists Develop System To Reduce Mining Fatalities

A group of young scientists have developed an early warning and monitoring system known as ‘Rock Pulse’ which is aimed at detecting instabilities in landscapes, in a bid to reduce the level of mine fatalities in South Africa.

The students are part of the selected few chosen to be part of Data Science For Impact and Decision Enablement (DSIDE) Programme, fully funded by the Department of Science and Technology in South Africa and recently came into limelight after the Science and Technology firm took to their twitter page (dstgovza) to commend them for their amazing feat.

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Veronica Mohapeloa, spokesperson of the  department of science and technology commented on the danger that these land mines pose to the country’s residents and how helpful the new system would be in solving this pressing issue.
“Rock pulse work by collecting data underground and interpreting this data in order to set off a warning alarm if a potential data is detected”.

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