nanotechnology

 
Inspired by nature
Inspired by nature
If you took a long, hard look at the gemsbok, would you ask how this animal – which traverses the deserts of the Kgalagadi – could change the...
Nanotechnology: It pays to sweat the small stuff
Nanotechnology: It pays to sweat the small stuff
The outputs of a new multimillion-rand project in South Africa are too small to be seen with the naked eye. But nanomaterials – made by applying...
Where there's wool, there's a way
Where there's wool, there's a way
A small figure walks across the entrance of Rhodes University's chemistry department. Purse in hand, she almost makes it to a door before she is...
Plenty of room at 
the bottom
Plenty of room at 
the bottom
So why do you want to do postgraduate studies? To have a few years more of fun and freedom? That is certainly part of it. But picture yourself five...
Religious riddle of nanotechnology
Religious riddle of nanotechnology
What does God think of nanotechnology? The glib answer is that, like the rest of us, He has only just heard of it. If you think it is a silly...
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...
The big issue with nanotech
The big issue with nanotech
Last month marked five years exactly since the department of science and technology published its 10-year nanotechnology strategy for South Africa...
Scientists see risks and benefits in nano foods
Scientists see risks and benefits in nano foods
In a taste of things to come, food scientists say they have cooked up a way of using nanotechnology to make low-fat or fat-free foods just as...
Report calls for research on nanoparticles in food
Report calls for research on nanoparticles in food
A global scarcity of scientific research on using nanotechnology in foods means food safety authorities are unable to properly regulate products...
School unites Google, Nasa and a plan for immortality
School unites Google, Nasa and a plan for immortality
An American inventor who plans to live for ever has been appointed head of a new school for future entrepreneurs backed by Google and the US space...
Alas, mankind, we knew him ...
Alas, mankind, we knew him ...
There have always been people concerned about the threat from science. But now even some scientists are saying they're scared. Andrew...

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