Category Archives: Science
Details of this year’s eLearning Africa conference, which will take place in Mauritius from September 27 – 29, have been announced, with a comprehensive program of relevant events all linking under the theme ‘Learning in Context.’ The congress coincides with UNESCO’s International Day of Universal Access to Information.
nSight1 is a nanosatellite designed and built in South Africa and is one of 28 nanosatellites from 23 different countries launched on 18 April 2017 from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA. nSight1 was onboard a Cygnus cargo spacecraft, United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket en route to the International Space Station (ISS). The next milestone is the orbit injection into low-Earth, between 200km and 400km, which is scheduled for 25 May 2017; subject to ISS operations.
The South African satellite industry is taking yet another step forward as a player in the international arena with the launch of two South African built nanosatellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida within the next few days.
BY MALAIKA KAMAU
Launch of a School for Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town introduces a new way of problem solving and solution finding for business and government.
A recent report from the Royal College of Physicians concluded that vaping is “at least 95% safer” than smoking
A unique transportation technology that can offer fast travel durations at competitive prices is being developed in such countries as South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and China. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) classifies the technology as a boat, except that it resembles an aircraft due to its central fuselage and presence of wings. However, commercial aircraft wings are designed to generate a powerful vacuum effect on the top side at high forward speeds, when the aircraft lifts off into the sky. The aircraft look-alike generates zero vacuum effect on the top side of the wings at any speed.
At less than a week to global science forum, Next Einstein Forum launches global call for a new era in science and technology in Africa
700 participants from 80 countries already registered, 52% of them young people and 40% women
Eduweek, Honouring Excellence within the African Education Industry
6th World Congress on Biotechnology going to be held during November 30-December 02, 2015, Hyderabad, India. Biotechnology-2015 is the premier event which brings together a unique and International mix of experts, researchers and decision makers both from academia, Biotech, Pharmaceutical and healthcare industry all around the globe to exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations to built a biotechnology community. This forum enables a common platform where any participant can discuss their research in order to establish a scientific network that binds together the academia with industry leads to foster collaboration and to evaluate the emerging issues, technologies and innovations in the arena of biotechnology and allied fields to explore new possibilities and improving the existed opportunities.
Microsoft and UNEP’s New Virtual World Plays Out Impact of Environmental Degradation and the Fate of the Planet
Open source technology allows scientists, for the first time, to simulate how all organisms on earth interact in a changing environment
Tsetse fly genome breakthrough brings hope for African farmers / Understanding DNA code for carrier insect will help scientists working to control livestock disease
ROME, Italy, April 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly, prompting hope that the breakthrough will help future efforts to control one of the most devastating livestock diseases in sub-Saharan Africa spread by the insect.
Focus on technology to assist teachers in the classroom