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SA computer boffins score historic win

2014-07-04 05:00

South African computer boffins have successfully defended their title at an international competition.

South Africans design diagnostic disc that could save lives

2014-03-12 05:00

A newly-developed diagnostic tool, about the same size as a CD, can diagnose disease in minutes and save thousands of lives across the country. We talk to the inventor.

South Africans design diagnostic disc that could save lives

2014-03-04 11:04

A newly-developed diagnostic tool, about the same size as a CD, can diagnose disease in minutes and save thousands of lives across the country. We talk to the inventor.

Parents should learn sexting slang, says expert

2013-10-16 11:25

It is critical that parents are familiar with the common terms associated with sexting, a researcher has said.

Hanekom praises new CSIR laser

2013-09-17 23:18

The development of the world’s first digital laser in South Africa presents limitless opportunities, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says

CSIR launches fire app

2013-09-05 10:45

A locally developed mobile application will allow for the monitoring of wildfires has been launched.

SA team wins computing prize

2013-06-21 13:01

A team of South African students has won the overall awards at an international computing conference.

Hanekom highlights beneficiation

2013-05-16 22:00

Government is aiming to drive up demand for platinum by developing hydrogen fuel cell technology, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says.

Water crises in N West, Mpumalanga towns

2013-03-01 10:43
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The water crisis in many towns in North West and Mpumalanga is just the symptom of a complex problem, according to a report.

Funky SA science

2012-10-14 20:43

Some of the new, life-changing inventions from CSIR scientists reveal a depth of scientific endeavour.

Wind industry advert sparks anger

2012-09-14 12:45

Environmental organisations have reacted with shock at an advert in the Cape Times newspaper that claims that hundreds of thousands of birds per year are killed by wind turbines.

No energy coordination, parliament hears

2012-09-06 16:46

One of the biggest problems around energy efficiency is a lack of government coordination, parliament's portfolio committee on energy has heard.

New CEO for mLabs at CSIR

2012-06-11 13:01

The Mobile Applications Laboratory Southern Africa (mLab SA) has appointed Derrick Kotze as its new CEO.

WfW saves SA R400bn

2012-05-03 07:47

The Working for Water (WfW) programme, which spearheads the fight against invasive alien plants, has saved South Africa an estimated R400bn, Environment Minister Edna Molewa says.

CSIR invents new water treatment

2012-01-17 15:30

A new technology to extract precipitated calcium carbonate from waste water has been invented in South Africa.

Climate expo drawing the crowds

2011-12-01 20:10

At the Climate Change Response Expo in Durban, you can drink a Whistling Weasel, or watch a man whip up a tornado at the flick of a switch.

CSIR scores with science patents

2011-11-16 22:39

Science in South Africa has had a good year and the CSIR has secured 14 international technology patents.

CSIR fingerprint technique a world first

2011-09-21 22:38

South African researchers have developed a new fingerprint classification and recognition technique which uses partial prints, a world first.

Trade and industry gets new DG

2011-04-21 12:11

The department of trade and industry has appointed Lionel October as director general.

Loskop dam water 'deteriorating fast'

2011-03-31 08:32

The water in Loskop Dam, Mpumalanga, is "deteriorating fast" with permanent bacteria visible on the surface, the CSIR has said.

CSIR to research safety of vitamins

2011-03-28 13:34

The CSIR has joined an EU consortium to research the safety of plant food supplements, including vitamins, which is currently an unregulated industry in SA.

Dirty water for many parts of SA

2011-03-27 18:42

More than one third of 231 ­local municipalities do not have the capacity to perform their ­sanitation functions, the CSIR says. In some cases farmers can't even use it for irrigation.

Supercomputing treat for SA

2011-02-07 14:08

The Centre of High-performance Computing in Cape Town believes that a culture of working together fosters greater social development and cohesion.

Scientists tackle pothole scourge

2010-12-02 16:53

The CSIR says there are seven types of potholes - and it has developed a guide on how to prevent and repair them.

CSIR picks Neotel for Salt broadband

2010-10-27 13:32

The CSIR has selected a Neotel/Broadband Infraco partnership to install a 10Gbps network at the South African Large Telescope and Square Kilometre Array.

 

SA highly affected by global warming - CSIR

2014-04-08 07:55

South Africa is one of the most vulnerable countries when it comes to global warming according to the CSIR and their new climate modelling capabilities.

This simple plastic disc could save your life

2014-03-05 11:45

A newly-developed diagnostic tool, about the same size as a CD, can make catching diseases early much easier.

NGO to create jobs through alien hacking

2013-11-06 15:24

A local NGO has announced that it is set to create sustainable jobs for 90 people through the clearing of invasive alien plants near Plettenberg Bay.

Sexting awareness in SA is urgent, says CSIR expert

2013-10-15 11:37

South African society as a whole is not fully aware of the how the law views the practice of sexting, a researcher has said.

CSIR releases world first digital laser

2013-09-17 14:51

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has announced the development of the world’s first digital laser.

Education needed on sun protection - study

2013-09-02 15:26

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has revealed through a study, about 79% of schools do not keep classrooms open during lunch breaks for pupils to sit indoors.

Olifants River polluted

2013-05-28 09:40

Contaminants in the catchment area of the Olifants River pose a serious risk to South Africa's food production, agricultural exports, and human health.

SA fire system to help Angola

2013-04-03 13:00

A South African fire detection system will be used to deal with Angola's wildfire problem, the CSIR has said.

CSIR to assess Mossel Bay facility

2012-11-07 18:43

An environmental impact assessment will be conducted on a proposed liquefied gas facility in Mossel Bay, PetroSA says.

CSIR conference targets science students

2012-09-17 16:27

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has issued a call to school students and science teachers to help find solutions to real world problems.

Airbus launches CSIR partnership

2012-09-14 08:50

Airbus has announced a partnership with the CSIR and Aerosud to manufacture new materials to reduce the cost of aircraft components.

Technology helps SA Olympic archer

2012-06-14 13:00

South African archer Karen Hultzer may have an advantage at the 2012 London Olympics in the form of CSIR technologist Johan Steyn.

CSIR to research sun's effects on Aids

2012-05-29 21:46

Researchers are going to investigate how extreme sun exposure affects general health and HIV/Aids among South Africans, an expert says.

Pandor wants more for science

2012-03-27 22:15

The southern African region should spend more on science and technology, Science Minister Naledi Pandor says.

Call for water to be prioritised

2011-12-06 07:33

Efforts to establish water as an agenda item in its own right in climate change negotiations are gaining momentum in Durban.

SANReN phase 1 completed

2011-11-17 14:46

The CSIR Meraka Institute and the department of science and technology have announced that phase 1 of the South African National Research Network is now complete.

Hoodia doesn't help weight loss

2011-11-02 14:20

A study has found that the indigenous plant-based diet supplement Hoodia gordonii causes a number of side effects and shows no significant weight loss effect.

Rural areas a wasteland - literally

2011-06-02 13:46

Waste collection backlogs are worst in rural areas and informal settlements, says a report by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

SA experts developing 'quantum communication'

2011-04-05 10:26

Scientists in SA are inching closer to being the first to demonstrate quantum entanglement communication - which could revolutionise communication.

SA business faces climate threat

2011-03-30 12:13

An expert has warned that climate change presents challenges for companies in the way they do business and how they respond to the environment.

CSIR to research safety of vitamins

2011-03-28 13:00

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research says it will probe food supplements as part of an EU consortium looking at market regulation.

SA ecosystems 'shocking'

2011-03-22 11:21

The ecosystems in SA are under threat and unless something is done urgently, the country will face a crisis, an CSIR report has revealed.

SA 'must spend more' on technology

2010-12-10 09:28

The government needs to spend more money on the development of science and technology, the Centre for High Performance Computing has said.

CSIR exceeds its targets

2010-11-11 14:17

The CSIR has released its annual report for the last year and has said that it exceeded most of its targets.

Eskom, CSIR sign research deal

2010-10-22 20:05

Eskom and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research have signed a memorandum of agreement to collaborate in the area of research and development.

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