Friday, 22 March 2019
Student’s 3D-printer plan to change education

Denislav Marinov (21), a third-year BSc Physics and Chemistry student in the Faculty of Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT), plans on using 3D printers in South Africa’s schools to level the education playing fields.

Publication Date:
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 - 11:30
UCT students to meet Nobel laureates

Five Alumni of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are among 20 top young South African scientists successfully nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) to attend the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physics in Germany in June.  They will get the chance to rub shoulders with Nobel laureates dedicated to physics.

Publication Date:
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 10:00
Real-life Pokémon GO for birders

It’s not a return of the Pokémon GO craze; it’s the University of Cape Town (UCT) Birding Club’s Isomi Challenge that has avid birdwatchers racing around to “catch ‘em all” – and in the first week they recorded more than 100 species in just a five-kilometre radius of the campus.

Publication Date:
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 - 14:45
SOS for SA bee research

Numerous threats to the environment, including climate change, disease and habitat destruction, have placed the global bee species under threat, making them especially vulnerable to extinction.

That was the warning sounded in a research paper by Dr Annalie Melin, postdoctoral research fellow in the interdepartmental Centre for Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation (SEEC) in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Science.

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - 10:00