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Shisa Sayensi: Isayensi yeviki 14 July 2016

Isomiso sisilungiselela okuzayo, kutholakale amathambo asebhayibhelini, owesifazane omusha kwi-NASA, konke lokhu kutholakala kwi Shisa Sayensi! Isomiso sisilungiselela ukushintshashintsha kwemozulu Isomiso esesishaye amazwe aseningizimu yezwekazi le Afrika, sibonakala njengethuba lokhuthi lawamazwe akwazi ukuzilungiselela njengoba isimo semozulu siguquka umhlaba wonke. Lona umbono wabacwaningi baseNyuvesi yaseKapa abenza ucwaningo ngomonakalo odalwa isomiso emazweni ase Mozambique nase Namibia. Njengoba isimo…

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Shisa Sayensi: Isayensi yeviki 07 July 2016

Kusukela kwababhema ama-habli kuze kufikwe kunonzungezilanga omkhulukazi, nansi isayensi yeviki; Shisa Sayensi! Baningi abafundi ababhema ipayipi lamanzi Ukubhenywa kwepayipi lamanzi (hubbly) sekubonakala kwanda emiphakathini wezikhungo zemfundo ephakeme kwisifundazwe se-Western Cape. Lokhu kutholakale kucwaningo obelenziwa eNyuvesi yeKapa. Abacwaningi bathole ukuthi lokhu kubhema kwande ngenxa yokuthi lelipayipi libhenywa uma abantu behlangene njengabangani uma bexheketha. Bayaxwayisa kodwa abacwaningi…

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Shisa Sayensi: Isayensi yeviki (21 June 16)

Nansi isayensi yeviki esuka eNingizimu Afrikha kanye nomhlaba wonke. Izambane kumele libukwe njengesitshalo esiyisimanga Izambane libukeka njengesitshalo esejwayelekile kubantu abaningi. Ungaze ungakuboni ukubaluleka kwalo uma ungenalo ulwazi ngomsoco ogcwele kulo. Ososayensi baseNyuvesi yasePitoli benze ucwaningo ngezinhlobo ezahlukene bathola ukuthi amazambane anomsoco ukudlula izitshalo eziningi ezitholakala eNingizimu Afrikha. Uthi ubuwazi ukuthi iNingizimu Afrikha inezinhlobo zamazambane ezingama-80?…

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Elon Musk, Nasa en ruimtereise

Die Suid-Afrikaans gebore Elon Musk het reggekry waaroor die meeste lande net kan droom: Om in tien jaar ’n ruimtetuig van nuuts af te bou én ’n paar keer suksesvol te lanseer. Elon Musk (44) se ruimtemaatskappy, SpaceX, is ook aangewys om Nasa se ruimtevaarders van die toekoms te vervoer. Moontlik na Mars in tegnologies…

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The Science Inside MarsOne

Four South Africans are among the 100 hopefuls who have made it through to round three of the Mars One human settlement mission, reported the Mail & Guardian recently. This week’s The Science Inside chats to one of them – Kobus Vermeulen. “Ever wanted to go to space? We’re looking beyond earth this episode, with stories…

Astrophysicist Dr Cynthia Chiang is involved in the Spider experiment – short for the Suborbital Polarimeter for Inflation, Dust and the Epoch of Reionisation experiment - in Antarctica. Photo: Steffen Richter

Spider flies to catch an elusive wave

Cynthia Chiang, an astrophysicist from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is part of a team seeking to drag ancient cosmic secrets out of the polar skies. Sarah Wild of the Mail & Guardian tells the story. A giant white balloon with a precious cargo earlier this month crash-landed in a remote corner of snow-covered Antarctica – at 76°21.91…