The global mining industry has come a long way since the days when coal-blackened miners would carry a bird underground with them  in hopes its distress would alert them to the presence of toxic gases

CALGARY — Forget about the canary in the coal mine — experts say the day is coming when there won’t even be a need for a human.

The global mining industry has come a long way since the days when coal-blackened miners would carry a bird underground with them  in hopes its distress would alert them to the presence of toxic gases.

Today, companies are employing everything from driverless haul trucks to remote-controlled and robotic drilling machines to remove human labour from some of their most hazardous operations.

Saskatoon-based Nutrien Ltd. — which has been working to develop tele-remote technology at its network of six potash mines in Saskatchewan — successfully mined an entire production

One Piece might be a series about pirates, but there is no shortage of scientific marvels in it. Oda has not shied away from incorporating scientific elements into his story. Some people might think that it does not gel, but the reality is that it blends in nicely with the rest of the story.


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There are plenty of smart characters in One Pieceand they have created some outstanding pieces of technology. Dr. Vegapunk alone has been responsible for the creation of several incredible technologies. While most inventors try to make something that would be useful for the common populace, there are others who have made dangerous technological weapons as well.

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