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Sitting under a cypress tree on his farm to escape the scorching heat, Michael Mwenda is deeply engrossed in his phone.

An innovator at Kenya’s Lake Victoria has turned an invasion of water hyacinth into a business opportunity, making paper from the weed that he sells in local shops.

Graphene has been used to turn seawater into clean drinking water.

The students are from a range of engineering subjects as well as agribusiness, and ICT courses

Rabat – Morocco leads in science, technology and innovation capacity in Africa, according to the Africa Capacity Report issued Tuesday, March 28 by the Africa Capacity Building Foundation.

A NEW information and communication technology-leaning project has been rolled out in the framework of improving the resilience of smallholder farmers in the country.

A new continental report has ranked Rwanda third on the continent as far as science, technology and innovation (STI) capacity is concerned.

Rossby waves are a type of global-scale wave that develops in planetary atmospheres, driven by the planet’s rotation. They propagate westward owing to the Coriolis force, and their characterization enables more precise forecasting of weather on Earth. Despite the massive reservoir of rotational energy available in the Sun’s interior and decades of observational investigation, their solar analogue defies unambiguous identification.

The social brain hypothesis posits that social complexity is the primary driver of primate cognitive complexity, and that social pressures ultimately led to the evolution of the large human brain. Although this idea has been supported by studies indicating positive relationships between relative brain and/or neocortex size and group size, reported effects of different social and mating systems are highly conflicting.

Gut microbiomes play crucial roles in animal health, and shifts in the gut microbial community structure can have detrimental impacts on hosts. Studies with vertebrate models and human subjects suggest that antibiotic treatments greatly perturb the native gut community, thereby facilitating proliferation of pathogens. In fact, persistent infections following antibiotic treatment are a major medical issue.

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