Tag : CSIR


Making plant fibres flame-retardant might make them fly

There is renewed interest in natural materials, as recyclability and environmental safety become more important in manufacturing and consumables, writes MSc candidate Tshepiso Princess Molaba of the Nelson...
The Science Inside

#The Science Inside: Dreaming of cricket

[LISTEN] Here’s a bit of science that just might help SA’s cricketers at the next World Cup. Lucid dreaming can help you with your batting....
The Science Inside

The Science Inside: The Cape Fire

This week’s The Science Inside podcast looks into science and technology involved in monitoring and fighting the recent and devastating Cape Fire. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/195133053″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false”...
Climate & Earth

Robot to test health of ocean ‘lungs’

Sarah Wild
In a pioneering move, a wave glider has been sent out to sea from Cape Town to measure pollution around Antarctica. A team from the Council...