Undergraduate students need to learn the responsible use of data science as well as the nuts and bolts.
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Undergraduate programs are springing up across the US to meet the burgeoning demand for workers trained in big data. Yet many of the programs lack training in the ethical use of data science.
Low-cost air-ventilation systems have been installed in many classrooms across the U.S. to help reduce COVID-19 transmission.
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Air-ventilation upgrades have been badly needed in U.S. classrooms since long before the pandemic. Low-tech filtration systems that cost about the same as a textbook per student can make a big difference.
Satellite images are critical for security, communication, agriculture and other essential services.
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An expert says Nigeria’s capacity to access space support for development and security will be affected if its satellite goes down.
Slowly, Chinese and African researchers are beginning to collaborate more.
We wanted to investigate how the People’s Republic of China and countries in Africa work together in science and technology.
A well implemented science policy can transform a country’s economy.
South Africa’s White Paper doesn’t outline how science, innovation and technology can improve ordinary people’s lives.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have distinct functions but are interrelated and requires an integrated approach from both scientists and policymakers.
Most South Africans don’t visit places where they can learn about science such as zoos and museums.
South Africans will not see the value that science and technology adds to their daily lives until there is more interest in areas of science.
The African continent is embracing technology in varying degrees. Swimmers use a selfie stick to take a picture of themselves in shallow waters of the River Nile outside Khartoum, Sudan.
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Science and technology is seen as a key driver of a nation’s economic fortunes. How is the African continent faring a decade after the first major global survey on countries’ performance?
TshepisoSAT, Africa’s first nano-satellite developed by students and staff at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Nano-satellites are small and cool enough to inspire youth to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.