Virtual reality breathes new life into African fossils, art and artefacts

Tammy Hodgskiss shares some of the background work that went into developing the new virtual reality exhibition at Wits University’s Origins Centre. It was launched on 25 September. This article is published via The Conversation Africa. Digital technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. So it was only a matter of time before…

20 Things To Know About SA’s Research Infrastructure Roadmap

You can find more original science content by Sarah Wild on Wild On Science. [View the story “20 Things To Know About SA’s Research Infrastructure Roadmap, By Sarah Wild” on Storify]

Hack your skateboard on Youth Day

Thanks to our friends at htxt for this article! SkateHacks is a unique initiative from our friends at Geeklucha which involves using skateboards as the basis for introducing kids to making. Back in May we wrote a story on the SkateHacks tours which were planned to go through the Northern Cape. Those tours are now over, so, what went…

Shisa Sayensi: Isayensi yeviki (14 June 2016)

Nazi izindaba zesayensi eyenzeke evikini eNingizimu Afrikha kanye nomhlaba wonke. 1. Ikhompyutha eyisimangaliso eyakhiwe eNingizimu Afrikha 2. UNozipho Gumbi ufike kuma-final omhlaba wonke kwi-Famelab 3. USuku lomhlaba lokunikela ngegazi Ikhompyutha eyisimangaliso eyakhiwe eNingizimu Afrikha Onke amazwe omhlaba anamandla kumele abanamakhompyutha anamandla awasiza ukuthi axazulule izinkinga ezibonakala ziyisimangaliso. Izwe leNingizimu Afrikha selingenile nalo ohlwini lalawa mazwe…

The curse of cellphone bullies

This week’s Scibraai Monday Menu focuses on a worrying issue: mobile or cellphone bullying, and its occurrence in Western Cape high schools. Cyberbullies – and those who use cell phones in particular – are more prevalent in the Western Cape’s public schools located in high safety risk areas and without anti-bullying policies than in any…

Check out this SA-made 3D printer that’s…. big enough to sleep in

We would be lying if said we weren’t more than a little jealous of Hans Fouche. When your day job is 3D printing chocolate, and your hobby is running a venture that produces the massive Cheetah printer, we turn very green indeed. Now he’s created a printer so big he felt inclined to install a hammock in…

Join the Data Quest to tell science stories with SA data

SciBraai, Code for South Africa and the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ)  will host a science journalism DataQuest at Codebridge civic tech lab in Cape Town on Saturday 22 August,  The event will bring together journalists, scientists, designers, data analysts and developers to tell socially-relevant science stories using real South African data sets, and is…

SA students off to Brazil for WorldSkills 2015

by LUNGELO SHEZI via htxt.africa Twenty one South African youngsters currently studying tech, robotics, motoring, arts, hospitality and beauty at varsity have been selected to show off their skills at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil. The WorldSkills Competition, which takes place in August, brings together young professionals from 50 countries and regions to participate in various challenges and tasks…

Jozi’s disadvantaged kids to prep for Afrikabot competition

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) have announced a programme that will see disadvantaged children around Joburg getting the chance to build their own robots. UJ and SAIEE are taking the university’s Technolab engineering education training programme out of the lecture rooms and into Soweto, Alexandra and the…