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Major Hurricane Irma responsible for massive damage

Hurricane Irma, as the storm system is now known came into existence on the 30th of August 2017 off the coast of the Cape Verde Islands. Within 24 hours of hurricane Irma’s development, the storm was characterised as a Category 2 hurricane according to the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale has a one [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winds of change: The renewable energy programme that may not be renewed

Although South Africa has been playing catch-up to the rest of the ‘first-world’ with regard to its renewable energy endeavours, it seems as if the country may have just caught up. With a renewable energy programme in place that focuses largely on harnessing and converting wind to electrical power being “lauded as one of the [...]

By |September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

LinkedIn – The Millennial Matchmaker

LinkedIn, the online networking giant is looking to evolve yet again. The site has undergone several updates since being bought-out by Microsoft last year. The latest addition to the site’s services has been defined as LinkedIn ‘matchmaking’ and has also been likened to social media-based dating App; Tinder. This new feature will allow its members [...]

By |August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Senamile Masango: A First in South African Science

In August of this year and serendipitously a month in which South Africa celebrates women – Senamile Masango has been dubbed the ‘First African Woman Nuclear Scientist’.  Masango, along with a team of fellow student researchers from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) are currently investigating isotope selenium-70 so as to ascertain how its [...]

By |August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grow Your Garments

The fashion industry’s influence extends far beyond the realm of its social and economic impact. With fast-fashion producers and retailers such as Zara and H&M on the rise, the mass-consumption of widely produced garments calls into question the environmental sustainability of the apparel industry, and reveals the darker side of retail. As population growth stretches [...]

By |August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

The Vaal University of Technology is hosting The International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICTERM) this week. The conference will cover areas such as recent advances, challenges and breakthroughs in the field of tissue engineering.  Simply put, Tissue Engineering is the creation of spare human parts. Scientifically, it is the science of design [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

100 Billion Failed Stars

New research, that was presented at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull on 6 July 2017, suggests that our galaxy contains as many as 100 billion brown dwarfs. Brown dwarfs are celestial objects that just didn’t have quite what it takes to become a fully-fledged star. Brown dwarfs are too hot and [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Groundbreaking disruptive technology collaboration to save the Rhino

People the world over as well as conservationists are fast becoming desperate and emotions are running high as the Rhino population is nearing extinction resulting from inhumane poaching.  Whilst the innocence of animals in the wildlife are battling the survival of the fittest, other factors on the rise are that humans are becoming avengers, inflicting [...]

By |July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Graveyard of Giants

Researchers in China have uncovered the skeletal remains of an unusually tall group of individuals who lived in China’s province some 5,000 years ago during the excavation of a 5000-year-old archaeological site. The archaeological dig at Jiaojia Villiage near Jinan City’s Zhangqiu District in Shandong. It is thought to have been a political, economic and [...]

By |July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making self-driving cars a reality

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, predicts that by “November or December of this year, we should be able to go from a parking lot in California to a parking lot in New York, no controls touched at any point during the entire journey.” Musk has clarified the plans and predicts that level 5 autonomy[1], is roughly [...]

By |June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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