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New protocol for quantum computers tackles noise issue

Researchers develop a protocol that will help deal with the issue of noise in quantum computers so that they can handle more complex problems.

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Apr 16, 2020

MeerKAT telescope discovers universe’s ‘unknown unknowns’

The radio telescope finds a fascinating galaxy residing in the Norma cluster of galaxies, and one of the brightest objects in the southern sky.

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Feb 14, 2020

MeerKAT telescope gets R800m for 20 new dishes

The investment in the MeerKAT extension is split roughly into two equal contributions of R400 million by SA and Germany.

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SKA helps NCape develop into radio astronomy region

The Square Kilometre Array puts the Northern Cape’s Carnarvon on the radio astronomy map as host of over 70 radio telescopes.

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SKA Observatory gets go-ahead

Parliament’s science and tech committee approves the convention establishing the Square Kilometre Array Observatory.

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Aug 16, 2019

Local engineers gamify golf sporting experience

Cape-based firm Inrange goes from working on the MeerKAT and SKA projects, to digitising global golf courses.

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Jul 11, 2019

Crucial step in SKA construction complete

A consortium tasked with planning the assembly, integration and verification of the radio telescope has completed its work.

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Quantum computing can solve some SKA problems, says IBM

The company says quantum computing promises to solve physics simulation and pattern discovery problems relevant to the SKA.

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SKA gets ability to monitor sky in unprecedented detail

An international consortium has completed the engineering design work of the Square Kilometre Array's science data processor.

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Digital migration creeps forward

Low-income Northern Cape households migrate to DTT, but it's a drop in the ocean of the digital migration process.

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Environmental licence for SKA phase one gets green light

Government gazettes the environmental policy that makes way for phase one construction of the Square Kilometre Array project.

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SKA team completes key infrastructure designs

The Square Kilometre Array team completes all essential infrastructure designs required for the first phase of the radio telescope project.

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