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Nicky Willemse

Nicky Willemse

    How the early bird recaptured the sky
    How the early bird recaptured the sky
    Lightweight foam in the central shaft of feathers could be proof that the earliest bird could indeed fly.
    Comment: Vaccines for Africa
    Comment: Vaccines for Africa
    Berkley is a global advocate on the power of vaccines and is examining the African value of his achievements in the health sector.
    Muscling in on the boys' club
    Muscling in on the boys' club
    Engineering is still a traditionally male-dominated domain, but women making their mark in this field say anyone can do it, provided they have a...
    A leading light of solar energy
    A leading light of solar energy
    The Nelson Mandela -Metropolitan University is using renewable energy to conduct cutting-edge energy research in a project that could offer...
    The miracle of incubator schools
    The miracle of incubator schools
    They came from schools ­without ­science laboratories, where ­experiments were memorised from textbooks rather than demonstrated. They came from...
    New teaching model delivers good results
    New teaching model delivers good results
    They came from schools without electricity and desks where exams were written in the dark and pupils sometimes wrote standing up. Because their...
    Prof aims to get earth back on track
    Prof aims to get earth back on track
    Many experts ­specialise in interrelated problems such as climate change, pollution, poverty and healthcare. But few investigate the bigger...
    Big news on science of small things
    Big news on science of small things
    As a passenger on an aeroplane, your life depends not only on the pilot but also on those who designed the plane, chose the materials to make it...
    Who will pass the sustainability test?
    Who will pass the sustainability test?
    Global warming, the recent financial recession and ongoing poverty have highlighted the enormous need for companies to report the social, financial...
    What can your cellphone do for you?
    What can your cellphone do for you?
    The cellphone has become Africa's personal computer. Unable to afford computers or laptops, the vast majority of people on the continent are...
    Research gets into the mix
    Research gets into the mix
    A new MXit application to help pupils -- particularly in rural areas -- improve their computer literacy skills has emerged from doctoral research...
    Mastering maths with MXit
    Mastering maths with MXit
    Dr Math, first started in 2007 in North West, was recently upgraded at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) through the master's studies...