Science & Tech

How Ghanaian Inventors are Changing Science Lessons

In 2017, Ghanaian entrepreneurs Charles Ofori Antipem and Michael Asante Afrifa designed the Science Set. Today, it is helping over 11,000 school children to learn about science in a practical and exciting way. WHAT IS THE SCIENCE SET? The science set is a small, portable and inexpensive kit that can

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Africa and the Theory of Evolution

Over time, certain features of an animal species can change in order to help the animals survive in their environment. This process is called evolution. It occurs because, when animals are born, they inherit their traits from their parents. Animals with certain traits are more likely to survive and reproduce,

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What is Digital Health?

Digital health is a broad term for technology that is used for medical purposes. It is a growing sector in Africa, with many different applications; one major example is the use of mobile phones in diagnosis. MOBILE DIAGNOSES: CONNECTING WITH DOCTORS There are now many apps available for mobile phones

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Earth’s Most Abundant Metal: Fun Facts About Aluminium

Aluminium is one of the most versatile metals in modern life. It can be found everywhere: in mobile phones, power lines and high-rise buildings. Aluminium is useful because of its unique properties as a metal. We will explore some of them here. ALUMINIUM IS LIGHTWEIGHT Aluminium weighs 3 times less

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Artificial Intelligence and its Development in Africa

WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? Artificial intelligence, or ‘AI’, is a field of computer science. AI systems can perform certain tasks by mimicking human intelligence. HOW DOES IT WORK? Ordinary computers run using special sets of instructions, called algorithms, which are written by people. An algorithm tells the computer exactly how

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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Against Disease

Diseases are often spread by mosquitoes. Some of the main diseases spread by mosquitoes include: Malaria, Zika, Dengue and Yellow Fever. Malaria caused the deaths of 435,000 people in 2017. 9 out of 10 of these cases occurred in sub-saharan Africa. Researchers are trying to combat Malaria by targeting the

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