Category: Science

Scientists have used satellite data to see where African vegetation is thriving and where it is in retreat. (Photo. Shutterstock)

Building Back Greener in Africa

African leaders highlight the opportunity for a triple dividend: reduced risk, increased resilience and strengthened recovery. COVID-19 continues to race across the African continent. People are dying, and even more are being pushed into hunger and poverty, in many cases risking to overturn years of development gains. The numbers are staggering. While the pandemic is only now taking root in […]

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Highlights of the 19th China Beijing International High-tech Expo (Images Chinadaily.com.cn)

Understanding China’s 2025 Ambitions

China is on a multi-year mission to reduce its reliance on foreign technology and as a result, Beijing is investing heavily in its own technological developments. Premier Li Keqiang announced the Made in China 2025 (MIC 2025) initiative in 2015 as a bid to significantly advance the country’s economy and industrial base with a goal of achieving manufacturing dominance by […]

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Is the Brain a Quantum Computer?

Is the Brain a Quantum Computer?

After the mildly clickbaity title, I have to start out with some honesty: we don’t really know if the brain is a quantum computer or not. But as with many a question we don’t know the answer to, thinking about them can still be worthwhile in their own right. And I believe there are good arguments indicating that the brain […]

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A girls makes a drawing reading "Everything is going to be alright", as part of school homework on the COVID-19 coronavirus on March 12, 2020 in Manta, near Cuneo, Northwestern Italy. (Images Marco Bertorello/AFP/GETTY Images)

Creative Ways to Work With Your Kids in the Age of Coronavirus

As the new coronavirus, COVID-19, spreads throughout the world, kids are home now for a while. It’s your job as parents/guardians to keep your kids priorities and their daily activities as busy and fun as possible with or without their devices. During the weekday, it’s best to stick with their school schedule that their teachers or instructors gave them. Several […]

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Elon Musk: Happy Totalitarian

Elon Musk: Happy Totalitarian

You may have caught wind of the latest attempt by Elon Musk to improve upon our human lot, this time by wiring our brains into computers through implanted chips connected to ultrathin threads lacing our brain (hence, the name “neuralace”). If you can’t decipher his white paper, then catch his popular presentation on YouTube. The tripartite goal of this venture […]

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How to Build a Career in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Image Pixabay)

How to Build a Career in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

“Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.” –Ray Kurzweil, American Inventor and Futurist Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are ruling the digital world today. These technologies have the ability to completely transform the […]

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Nature is intelligent (image Claudia Harmata)

Nature’s Witness to Intelligent Design

I was finishing my morning coffee and nothing in particular was occupying my mind. A black-capped chickadee suddenly appeared before my eyes, walking alongside our front yard maple tree. It was busy, no doubt looking for food. At that moment it seemed to be operating with more purpose than I was. This tiny little oviparous vertebrate has a special knack […]

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Understanding Artificial Intelligence

Understanding Artificial Intelligence

The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is so broad that we cannot scratch the surface in this blog. What we can do however is to give you a broad view of what AI is and it’s application today. AI controls the backbone of several websites and robots, the drones you assemble or play with as soon as you have a […]

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East Africa’s Great Rift Valley: A Complex Rift System

East Africa’s Great Rift Valley: A Complex Rift System

The Great Rift Valley is a series of contiguous geographic trenches, approximately 3,700 mi in total length, that runs from the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon in Asia to Mozambique in Southeast Africa. The term refer to the valley of the East African Rift, the divergent plate boundary which extends from the Afar Triple Junction southward across eastern Africa, and is […]

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T-Mobile 5G- It’s On! America’s First Nationwide 5G Network Is Here (Image T-Mobile)

T-Mobile Launches 600MHz 5G Across the US

T-Mobile has the first, largest, and only nationwide 5G network, covering more people and places than anyone else. No 5G signal goes farther or is more reliable. It’s worth mentioning that T-Mobile’s 5G mmWave, super fast, but short-range coverage went live since June in six cities across the United States — Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New […]

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