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Satellites, mathematics and drones take down poachers in Africa

In 2014, 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa for their horns, which end up in Asia as supposed cures for a variety of ailments. An estimated 30,000 African elephants were slaughtered last year for their tusks to be turned into trinkets. The world loses three rhinos a day and an elepha ...

dateJan 27, 2015 in Ecology
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A helping hand for pygmy hippos

Nobody knows how many pygmy hippos remain in wild habitats in West Africa, but there are only about 350 in captivity world-wide and a researcher at The University of Western Australia is in a race against ...

dateJan 21, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Sleeping sickness prevention in a nutshell

Scottish scientific expertise has helped to develop a potentially transformative new method of tackling African sleeping sickness, a parasitic disease which poses a risk to over 70 million people in sub-Saharan ...

dateJan 15, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Students engineering phone charger for world's needy

A pair of Case Western Reserve University engineering students are field testing their foot-powered cell phone charger in rural villages of the Kingdom of Lesotho, a small country surrounded entirely by South Africa, this ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Engineering
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At The Gadget Show: Ford experiments

The future of driverless cars was the background for a Ford Motor Co. keynote address on Tuesday at International CES. The carmaker hopes to cure the world's transportation ills by delivering everything from ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Fewer lectures, more group work

Professor Cees van der Vleuten from Maastricht University is a Visiting Professor at Wits University who believes that learning should be student centred.

dateDec 18, 2014 in Social Sciences
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