South Africa Pushes to Focus Her Science Reseach on National Problems

South Africa’s government is updating the country’s 1996 legislation document that governs the country’s science, technology and innovation activities and agencies with the aim to refocus research efforts on poverty, unemployment, drought and other national problems. According to Nature, The final draft shifts the focus of South Africa’s science sector towards business-led innovation that tackles… Read More South Africa Pushes to Focus Her Science Reseach on National Problems

Why African Universities Must Have Innovation Hubs on Campus

University-led innovation hubs have been a norm globally, except in Africa. The Famous Silicon Valley in the United States developed around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford universities, while key European knowledge regions developed at the Sophia Antipolis high-tech park in Côte d’Azur, France, and the Leuven region in Belgium. This geographical proximity… Read More Why African Universities Must Have Innovation Hubs on Campus

Meet Nigerian Scientist & Engineer Dr Uyi Stewart who Cofounded IBM Research – Africa Lab

Dr Osamuyimen (Uyi) Stewart was a top scientist and engineer at IBM and co-founded the IBM Research – Africa Lab, the newest laboratory in IBM’s global network of twelve research labs, Dr Stewart who joined IBM Research in 2005 from AT&T Labs worked with IBM Research for fourteen (14) years and rose to the position… Read More Meet Nigerian Scientist & Engineer Dr Uyi Stewart who Cofounded IBM Research – Africa Lab

How African Scientists Manage to Deliver Sound Science

Reseach environment in Africa is very different from those in developed or rich countries. African scientists face a lot of changes resulting from limited resources or security problems due to conflict. While scientists in rich countries have access to research funds and well-equipped and fully functioning laboratories, African scientists lack basic provisions including dependable electricity,… Read More How African Scientists Manage to Deliver Sound Science

The Engineering Feat of Defunct Biafran Research and Production Group (RAP)

The Red devil and Genocide Armoured tanks, and the Ogbunigwe bombs are some of the greatest indigenous military engineering that has come out from Nigeria and the Biafran Research and Production group (RAP) is the greatest indigenous research, development and production organisation ever established in Nigeria. They Red devil, Genocide, and Ogbunigwe are war weapons… Read More The Engineering Feat of Defunct Biafran Research and Production Group (RAP)

Vitamin B Supplement Linked to Cancer in Men – New Discovery

A group of researchers examined the association between long-term use of supplemental B vitamins and lung cancer risk. They discovered that vitamin B supplements are not chemopreventive for lung cancer and may be harmful. This was published recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. B vitamins are a class of water-soluble vitamins that play important… Read More Vitamin B Supplement Linked to Cancer in Men – New Discovery