Researchers tackle the rugby tackle

In the spirit of the World Rugby Cup, here’s a repost of an article by Morgan Morris: investigating the reasons why some players survive crunching tackles, and others not. To fans, the rugby tackle is the stuff of oohs and ahs. To a rugby player, it’s the on-field physical contest for posessesion and territory, and…

Invitations are out for early childhood development hackathon

  by Matshelane Mamabolo, HTXT.africa  Developers, hackers, tech creatives and designers will join “unlike minded” folks at UCT’s Graduate School of Business in three weeks for a hackathon that’s aiming to improve the lives of children. If you want to take part, simply sign up through the UCT GSB website and you join in the efforts to develop…

Breinchirurgie sonder ‘n enkele snit

Die man op die operasietafel was al meer as tien keer onder die mes om ’n gewas te verwyder. Vandag sal sy skedel nie weer oopgesny word nie – ’n voorste geneesheer sal die gewas sonder ’n enkele snit deur sy neus uithaal. Elsabé Brits was daar. Dillon (47) het ’n gewas so groot soos…

Researchers tackle the rugby tackle

To fans, the rugby tackle is the stuff of oohs and ahs. To a rugby player, it’s the on-field physical contest for posessesion and territory, and also the one aspect of the game that is most likely to lead to an injury. To the likes of researchers Dr Sharief Hendricks and Professor Mike Lambert of…

Bringing researchers and the public together for science

Forensics, facial recognition, psychiatry and eye health may not seem inherently connected. But they all have two things in common: they are all relevant to the public, and they are all grounded in basic science. These were the topics of discussion at Thursday’s Science Awareness Day, hosted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST),…

#SciBraaiSides 13 April 2014

The use of snuff among SA teens, the impact of invasive water hyacinth on biodiversity, gardening in Limpopo and what to do with intellectual property developed at SA universities – here’s this week’s #ScibraaiSides: SA teens snuff too Thought that using snuff or chewing tobacco was only something your grandfather did? Think again. It’s a…