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Category: Science

New research facility, unique in Africa, opened in Johannesburg

The first Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) facility in Africa was officially launched by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on July 7. The facility is located at the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences (iThemba LABS) Gauteng unit, on the campus of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. “One of the things we need […]

Stellenbosch University launches mobile ITS lab

The Stellenbosch University’s (SU’s) Department of Civil Engineering has launched a mobile laboratory equipped with technology in the field of intelligent transport systems (ITS), which will investigate opportunities for the development of specialised applications for the transport sector. ITS is an umbrella term for the convergence of various technologies aimed at  “making transport operations safer, […]

Varsity receives R1m sponsorship for solar-powered car

High-service distributor of electronic, electrical, mechanical and industrial products RS Components SA is advancing research and development in alternative energy through its sponsorship of R1-million worth of products to the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ’s) Energy Movement programme for the development of a solar-powered vehicle. Go to Source No tags for this post.

South African wins research competition

The winners of the Green Talents 2014, in which young researchers from across the globe submit their research in the field of sustainable development to be judged by a panel of German experts, will be announced this October. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) achieved a record 431 applicants from 80 different […]