Latest articles on Science Voices 2015

Scientists unearth how to manage the Karoo

They're painting a more accurate three-dimensional image of the area's underground geology and resources.

Nanofibres could solve energy woes

Strands are thinner, conduct electricity better than copper and are 1 000 times stronger than steel, but lighter.

Power answer in black holes?

Scientists are looking for ways to harness the energy in galaxies to solve energy problems on Earth.

All hail the humble banana

Research indicates that unripe bananas have the potential to become a staple food, being mostly starch at this stage.

Is working with 3D printers a dangerous occupation?

It is possible that growth in this apparently miraculous technology could hurt those working with it.

Cellphone ‘fingerprints’ can stop criminals

Old military technology may make life more difficult for cellphone-using criminals.

Cheetahs in captivity need a better diet

A lack of high-energy fat in the big cats' diets may cause depression.

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Unravelling the skeletons in SA’s cupboard

Physical anthropologists are developing a database of the country's unique bones.

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Judge trashes entire lockdown regime as constitutionally flawed

The high court ruling will delight gatvol South Africans but is unlikely to stand the test of time

The backlogs, denials and future of testing Covid-19

The National Health Laboratory Services finally admitted to a bottleneck last week, after denying there were any issues since April. According to the service, the backlog of 80 000 tests started in the first week of May

High court strikes down ‘paternalistic’ lockdown regulations

The order of unconstitutionality has been suspended for two weeks

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Mining company uses rich seam of technology to gear up for Covid-19

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5G technology is the future

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JTI off to court for tobacco ban: Government not listening to industry or consumers

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