Australian Researcher Develops New Mine Safety Sensors

A researcher at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia, has developed new super sensors that could significantly improve mining safety.

Designed to prevent injury and death on mining sites, Dr Toan Dinh’s sensors detect early mechanical issues in oil and gas pipelines while being able to withstand harsh and corrosive environments – an ability that has even caught the attention of NASA.

Dr Dinh, a mechanical engineer at the University of Southern Queensland, has spent the past six years developing the sensors, which are made of silicon carbide

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