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‘Snow White’ syndrome: far from a fairy-tale

2018-09-04T10:33:41+00:00

‘Snow White’ syndrome: far from a fairy-tale Resignation syndrome is an interesting and unique, relatively little-known dissociative syndrome that eventually “induces a catatonic state” in the sufferer. The syndrome is prevalent amongst young people; particularly those who have suffered a psychological trauma- the patients affected by the disorder predominantly live in Sweden and come from refugee or immigrant–based families, often those who have been faced with deportation or family separation. Resignation syndrome is considered by most to be a culture-based illness as thus far it is believed to exist only in Sweden and only amongst asylum-seeking refugees. Also known as [...]

‘Snow White’ syndrome: far from a fairy-tale 2018-09-04T10:33:41+00:00

Monkeying around with cloning

2018-06-25T14:32:38+00:00

Monkeying around with cloning When it comes to successful cloning, the first and therefore most infamous example to come to mind is Dolly the sheep, who made headlines in 1997. Dolly was born on the 5th of July at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. She was a genetic copy or clone, of a six-year old Finn Dorset ewe. Dolly’s existence was kept a secret for almost a year until February 1997 due to the restrictions put in place because of the patent application process behind her cloning. The cloning process that resulted in Dolly sparked a mass ethical debate across all sectors [...]

Monkeying around with cloning 2018-06-25T14:32:38+00:00

What is office management and technology?

2018-07-18T12:54:34+00:00

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 the best opportunity at being employed after the completion of their studies. The Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences offers students a range of postgraduate courses at both a Masters and Doctorate level with a predominant focus on innovative research directed at dynamic societal change [...]

What is office management and technology? 2018-07-18T12:54:34+00:00

Mining Safety Robots

2018-07-25T16:02:38+00:00

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 robotics comes from two main drivers- the industry and the public institutions and government. While each sector has different factors to consider when it comes to robotics in mining, they both share the concern of increasing the safety of the mines in [...]

Mining Safety Robots 2018-07-25T16:02:38+00:00

What’s love got to do with it?

2018-07-30T12:53:54+00:00

What's love got to do with it? Love is often defined as an emotive sensory experience and feeling. It is one that is frequently sensationalised by the media, television, movies and even science. It is an emotion that takes many shapes and forms. Love can be romantic, companionate, maternal and paternal. It can be ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’, logical and sensible, or entirely irrational and unpredictable. Love is an emotion most commonly associated with the heart, and it’s no wonder when it’s deemed the cause of heart-fluttering palpitations and thudding, sweaty palms, stammering, stuttering, and even clumsiness. However, as science will [...]

What’s love got to do with it? 2018-07-30T12:53:54+00:00

Elon Musk: Electrical Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

2018-07-30T12:53:58+00:00

Elon Musk: Electrical Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian American businessman, investor, and entrepreneur. He is better known as the Tesla tycoon, as well as the founder, CEO and product architect of SpaceX.  Musk is also the co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc. a company that was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers on the premise of moving towards a fossil fuel free future. The company has designed the world’s first ever “premium all-electric sedan from the ground up” (Tesla).  All of Tesla’s car models are electric powertrain and battery-powered, and the majority of the [...]

Elon Musk: Electrical Entrepreneur Extraordinaire 2018-07-30T12:53:58+00:00

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