South Africa’s first licensed crop-spraying drones take flight

25 May 2019. A crop-spraying drone has taken its first legal flight in South Africa – a big breakthrough which could radically transform farming in South Africa. Read more…


Robotics: Apples May Soon Be Picked By Laser-Shooting Robots

28 March 2019 -There’s the robot that harvests lettuce with a knife made of water. Now comes the apple-picking robot, a metallic farmer that just graduated from R&D and won a job in a New Zealand orchard. Read more…


10 Breakthrough Technologies 2019

27 March 2017 – How we’ll invent the future. Read more…


Why a Grape Turns Into a Fireball in a Microwave

19 February 2019 –The internet is full of videos of thoughtful people setting things on fire. Read more…


The future of firms in an AI world

5 February 2019 – Whatever we think about them, we can all agree on one thing: computers are brilliant. They can process vast amounts of data. They can do so at an astonishing speed. Read more…

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New Robot Dogs Can Deliver Your Lunch Right to Your Desk

14 January 2019 – When the dog becomes the mailman. Read more…


The Physics Behind Popping Champagne Bottles

1 January 2019 – Why does a cork shoot out of a champagne bottle? Read more…


How the Spatial Web Will Transform Every Element of Our Careers

13 December 2018 – This blog will look at the future of work during the age of Web 3.0… Examining scenarios in which AI, VR, and the spatial web converge to transform every element of our careers, from training to execution to free time. Read more…


Rise of the machines: Are you ready to mechanize?

31 October 2018 – Near-fully mechanized vineyards are leading the way to premium wine grapes. Read more…


Robots, Dassies and Drones in the Vineyard

25 October 2018 – There are vineyards in the Cape which don’t just see the tread of the human foot, shoe of the horse or tyre of the tractor, some see the caterpillar pattern of a robot, too. Read more…