Homo Naledi goes virtual

Thanks to funding received from the Royal Society of South Africa, Scibraai will be publishing a few new science stories in the coming months by local journalists. First up is an insert about Dinaledi VR, the world’s first free mobile palaeoanthropology virtual reality app. It provides virtual access to the underground Dinaledi chamber in the…

Ososayensi bathole isilwane sasemandulo esandisa umlando wohlu lwezilwane

Asikho isilwane esiphilayo emhlabeni owomile esidlula ububanzi bendlovu. Enye yezinto ezenza ukuthi indlovu ikwazi ukukhula ibe isisindo nobubanzi obudlula zonke ezinye izilwane esiqiwini ukwakheka kwemilenze yayo. Imilenze yendlovu inamadolo abheke phambili nasemumva, kodwa ayi emaceleni njengamadolo ezingwenya. Imilenze yendlovu iqondile uma uyibheka ngaphambili kanye nasemumva ukuze ikwazi ukuthwala isisindo sayo. Lolulwazi lwezilwane eziphilayo namuhlanje lutshela…

Prof Trefor Jenkins: a good man in Africa

When the Ford Foundation and the Oppenheimer Family Trust agreed, in 2004, to make a joint Endowment Grant to the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) to found the Institute for Human Evolution (now transformed into the Evolutionary Studies Institute) the university set about finding a suitable Director for the institute. When the selected candidate (Dr…

Talking science communication in Cape Town

Scientists and communicators from across the world and the across the scientific spectrum came together on the 28th of August when ScienceLink hosted their second SciCommunity event, at which scientists in Cape Town could meet, network and discuss science communication with the writer, public speaker and international science communicator, Alaina Levine.There are currently very few…

Ukusetshenziswa kwemishini ecabangayo nokuphepha komphakathi

Ukusetshenziswa kwamishini ecabangayo kuya ngokuya kukhula njengoba amandla wamakhomputha endlondlobala. Lokhu sekwenza ososayensi bacabange kabanzi ngekusasa kokuphepha komphakathi. Ingakho kuhlangane osolwazi abasuka emazweni ase-Europe abahlangane kukhomfa we-ESOF2018 e-Toulouse, a-France kuNtulikazi walonyaka. Umshayeli wemoto waziwa njengomuntu emthethweni ovumelekile ukuthi aqhube izinhlobo eziningi zezinqola. Lokhu kubekwa emthethweni ukuthi kubekhona okwaziwayo ukuthi ungumshayeli kwenzelwa ukuthi uma kukhona okwenzakalayo…