Pointing a laser at aircraft may be fun but it is dangerous

  Pointing a laser beam into the sky is a dangerous game. It could hit the cockpit screen of an aircraft and cause flash blindness. That is exactly what happened to flight SA419 on Sunday night of 31 August 2014 when the cockpit crew were blinded by a laser beam. The pilot was preparing to […]

The Van der Bijl Awards at the 2014 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

  More than 60 000 learners from schools in 26 regions around the country submit their science projects, exhibiting research, design, entrepreneurship, innovation and inventiveness at the regional Expos, with over a thousand learners participating in the national finals. Learners have the opportunity to discuss their work with professional scientists, judges, educators, learners from other […]

Schneider Electric to supply charging system for new electric BMW

  BMW  and Schneider Electric are  forging ahead with  customer-friendly electric mobility. The partnership agreement signed 26 August 2014 includes checking the electrical installation in customers’ homes, supplying and assembling the wallbox charging point, as well as maintenance and other services for BMW i vehicles. This will allow future owners of a BMW i3 or […]

No longer the Dark Continent – Africa is open for business!

  “If you have a business and your business does not reach out to Africa, you are presiding over a dying enterprise, and that is not open for negotiation. We see it every day”. This was the message from Victor Kgomoeswane, author of “Africa is open for business” and anchor  for CNBC Africa Business news. […]

Learning more about science-based careers

  The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) hosted its annual Science Day on  5 August 2014 as part of the National Science Week initiative led by the Department of Science and Technology. The CSIR Science Day was held at the Pretoria campus, and intends to expose learners, educators and the public to science-based […]