Science & Tech

Africa’s Women in Science

The proportion of women studying science is low due to gender inequality in many countries. Because of this, girls are often discouraged from pursuing careers in the sciences. Here, we celebrate the achievements of the women who overcame this adversity through their passion for science. WANGARI MAATHAI Maathai was a

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How do Machines Learn?

Machine learning has been a growing area of technology for the last few decades. Now computer scientists are able to write code that allows computers to learn to play games, identify objects in images, and much more besides. WHAT IS AN ALGORITHM? An algorithm is a sequence of instructions. For

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Tupuca: the exciting developments of Angola’s first food delivery service

Delivery apps are becoming more prominent in Africa and are an important way of reducing time spent shopping for foods and other essential goods. One such example is Tupuca; Angola’s first delivery app. Tupuca has expanded to include goods such as coal and livestock, and is currently working with Roque

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Scientific African: what is it and why is it important?

The development of science and research in Africa has taken an important step forward. In April this year, Africa’s first “mega-journal” was launched. Its name is “Scientific African”, and it has the potential to transform how research is done in Africa. WHAT IS SCIENTIFIC AFRICAN? Scientific African is a scientific

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What is air pollution?

Air pollution is the term used to describe the dirtying of the air we breathe in. Air it is not always obvious, in some cases, a visible smog (thick smoke) can be seen, but not all air pollution can be seen by the eye. Pollution of the air takes place

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The importance of scientific journals

Modern science is not all about doing experiments. A key feature of being a scientist today is making sure that everything you discover is properly shared with the world. This can be done by publishing papers in scientific journals. In this article we will have a look at what these

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Exploring space: what’s in our universe?

When we look up into the night sky, it can be difficult to imagine what could be out there. This article explains some of the things that astronomers (scientists who study space) have discovered in our universe. THE UNIVERSE The Universe contains everything that exists, and it is nearly 14

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Mobile banking: its functions and benefits

Mobile banking is a broad term used to describe any method through which a mobile device, such as a cell phone, can be used to access the services offered by banks and other financial institutions. These services can include paying money to retailers and vendors, transferring money to friends and

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