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Neurocinematics: The emerging science behind the scare-factor

With a rise in the popularity of the horror movie genre, and scores of scary movies making a comeback and flooding the screens – it’s time to take a look into the science behind the scare, and why some people love it and others hate it. For some people, the adrenaline rush experienced from watching [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:34:25+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Axolotls’ Amazing Regenerative Capabilities

The axolotl (pronounced “ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl”) salamander is a carnivorous amphibian that is found exclusively in the lake complex of Xochimilco outside of Mexico City. At the moment it is classified by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a critically endangered species with a decreasing population trend despite its popularity as a pet, [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:25:17+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The suns going down on harmful sunscreens in Hawaii

On the first of May 2018, Hawaii became the first state to officially pass a bill the prohibits the sale or distribution of sunscreens and sun protection products that scientists have determined contain chemicals that have been identified as damaging to the oceans’ coral ecosystems. This new legislation is aimed specifically at prohibiting the distribution [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:21:59+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beware of the dog: South Africa’s latest Rabies outbreak

The rabies virus is defined as a ‘zoonotic’ disease which means that it is transmitted from animals to humans and is most commonly associated with dogs. This is largely due to the fact that in approximately 99% of all logged human rabies cases, the disease is “transmitted via dogs” which the sufferer has come into [...]

By | 2018-05-02T12:28:13+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

The robot revolution is here in the form of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Once a futuristic concept, AI related technology is being embedded unknowingly in most of the technology that we utilise on a daily basis. Mark Zuckerberg’s brain-child, Facebook has been one of the largest testing platforms for the development of artificial intelligence; with Zuckerberg [...]

By | 2018-05-02T11:16:16+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Plastic-Eating Enzyme: A Promising and Powerful Pollution Problem Solver

Plastic is one of the largest pollutants in the world, with over a billion tonnes of plastic products subsisting in all environments including large parts of the ocean. Through the rise in the popularity of disposable plastic products, scientists estimate that over 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic based products have been created in the [...]

By | 2018-05-02T11:02:54+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – Wi-Fi at its worst

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity is a largely contested condition that has raised more than a few eyebrows in the medical community as of late. It is a condition that most people have never heard of, and is often referred to as the ‘Wi-Fi allergy’ as it is associated with a negative reaction to an ‘over-exposure’ to Wi-Fi. [...]

By | 2018-04-03T13:34:04+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is office management and technology?

What is office management and technology, and is it offered at VUT? The Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences at the Vaal University of Technology enables students to engage in research-centric courses in multiple specialised fields. Each course is designed with optimum results in mind, and are aimed at giving graduates the competitive edge and [...]

By | 2018-04-03T13:29:43+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is business management all about?

What is business management all about, and how do I study it? The Vaal University of Technology strives to offer its students a diverse range of postgraduate courses and degrees that encourage, nurture and stimulate intellectual engagement and personal growth, with a strong focus on research and community service. The Faculty of Management Sciences specialises [...]

By | 2018-04-03T13:24:28+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mining Safety Robots

The interest in mining automation and robotics in South Africa has been up and down over the past few years, but according to Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Materials Science and Manufacturing Operational Unit Mechatronics and Micro Manufacturing (MMM) Competency area research group leader, Peter Bosscha, the interest is now “ramping up again”. The return of the active interest in mining [...]

By | 2018-02-28T13:39:21+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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