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July 9, 2018

SHELL HELPS SA’s TEACHERS AND STUDENTS EXCEL IN MATHS AND SCIENCE

In South Africa, there is still a shortage of qualified graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), which has led to a huge need in these industries for talented people with relevant knowledge and skills.

“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world,” said former US president Barack Obama at a White House Science Fair in March 2015.

Aiming to inspire young people to pursue careers in these fields, multinational oil and gas company Shell offers [...]

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May 29, 2018

A DIY Smartphone Microscope!

While this may sound unbelievable, the steps to make your own microscope at home are pretty easy and well worth a try for any science lover.

 

Here is Anna Rothschild from the YouTube Channel Gross Science explaining a simple DIY for anybody with access to a smartphone!

https://youtu.be/UOHxNbxm-m4 cool, right?

 

It turns out microscopes for smartphones aren’t just for looking at puddle water. Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a 3D printed microscope that clips on to your phone and costs a few cents to create. This simple technology can be applied to smartphones or tablets to create portable microscopes [...]

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April 6, 2018

Memories and recollections of the late, great Stephen Hawking

Bellow readers pay tribute with touching words about the theoretical physicist who died last week.

Indian children with physical disabilities take part in an event to remember Stephen Hawking at a school in Chennai. Photograph: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images Roger Penrose’s splendid obituary of Prof Stephen Hawking (15 March) overlooked one very important aspect. He was a passionate campaigner for peace and protester against nuclear weapons. I only had the privilege to meet him once, at the Royal Society, where he launched in the UK the internationally renowned Doomsday Clock from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He would not have been pleased by the current hysteria of the [...]
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June 6, 2017

Minister Brown urges youth to study maths, science

Pretoria – Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has urged the youth of Mokgalwana village in the North West to study maths and science.

“The message is simple: study maths and science. Our State-owned companies (SOCs) need young people with those skills,” she said.

Minister Brown visited the village on Monday, where she handed over a multipurpose community centre in Mokgalwana, Northam.

The Minister said the country’s SOCs are in need of pilots, engineers, accountants and lawyers, among others.

“Last year, the six SOCs in the Public Enterprises portfolio (Eskom, Transnet, Denel, SA Express, SAFCOL and Alexkor) collectively enrolled nearly 9 000 [...]

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