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Animal kingdom

Spiders can fly using electric-powered butt balloons Entomologists have long known that certain small spider species can spin balloon-shaped webs that allow them to fly. The supposition that they use air currents to fly has been proven wrong, however. Instead, researchers from the University of Bristol found that Lynyphiid spiders achieved lift-off and maintained flight […]

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Proud milestone for NLA

The National Laboratory Association of South Africa (NLA-SA) recently opened its new Calibration/Metrology Training Facility at Persequor TechnoPark, Pretoria. (more…)

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SKA gets a boost

SA and Australia were awarded the bid to host the world’s most powerful radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array’s (SKA) in 2012. (more…)

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Rare subatomic process observed

Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, have combined their results and observed a previously unseen subatomic process. (more…)

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Profile of Prof Azwinndini Muronga

“When I was growing up in the dark villages the only beautiful things were the surrounding nature and the sky. As a young herdboy looking after goats and cattle I fell in love with nature and started asking questions that were considered taboo.” (more…)

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Legal responses lagging behind modern biotechnology

Right now there are three companies gearing up for an epic biotechnology legal showdown. At stake is nothing less than control over what promises to be the core tool of an entire industry for the next decade; one that may be used in everything from medicine to agriculture. (more…)

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