Science & Tech

How to benefit from social media

The use of social media has grown enormously in the last few years, increasing by 9% since last year. Social media can connect us to our friends and family as well as to the wider world. However, we must be aware of the potential dangers it can present and learn

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Start Learning Remotely with Classrooms in the Cloud!

Right for Education has partnered with The Learning Partnership to bring you Classrooms in the Cloud, a low-tech remote learning tool to help teachers and students work together! As the spread of COVID-19 pushes Africa’s nations move towards self-isolation, Dendrite’s Classrooms in the Cloud enables teachers to run classes online.

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What can we learn from the night sky?

Humans have been looking at and learning about the night sky since the first days of ancient civilisation. Understanding the night sky allowed early humans to navigate across land and sea. It also allowed us to invent calendars and think beyond the experiences of the everyday. The scientific study of

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How science is leading the Rwandan recovery

Since the civil war, Rwanda has invested strongly in science to help build its economy. Before the war, agriculture was Rwanda’s main industry. But, during the conflict, many farmers had to flee their homes and farms, so could not work anymore. This damaged Rwanda’s economy. Since the war ended, Rwanda

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Entropy: chaos in science

Scientists aim to provide explanations for how our world works. Concepts like gravity and heat help us to understand what happens around us. Entropy is a similar concept and dictates how everything in the Universe works. WHAT IS ENTROPY? There are many different ways to define entropy. The easiest way

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How Smart Lockers Could Transform Pharmacies

(Listen to this article on the Sky Alpha Breakfast Show) Neo Hutiri is the winner of the 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The South African engineer has designed a collection of ‘smart lockers’, managed by his company Pelebox. These aim to help combat the current strain on the public

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