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Scientists build hydrogen sensor readable with the naked eye

According to many scientists, the proposed ‘hydrogen economy’, in which hydrogen is to become the most important carrier of sustainably generated energy, is an inevitable development. Unfortunately, the use of hydrogen entails certain risks, because it is flammable...

Ethiopia’s waste-to-energy plant is a first in Africa

For half a century, the Koshe dump site has been the only landfill in Addis Ababa. As the city has expanded, the landfill – which used to lie on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital – has become part of the urban landscape, sprawling over an area the size of 36...

Africa must keep its rich, valuable data safe from exploitation

Data is being driven by major international research collaborations like the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project. This and similar initiatives are producing volumes of data the continent has never witnessed before. All of that data then needs to be carefully managed...

Harnessing the healing power of stem cells

Newly selected Next Einstein Fellow Kevin Dzobo is a man with a simple desire of bringing the healing power of stem-cell therapies to ordinary patients. He is a specialist at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology & University of Cape Town....

African Mathematicians advised to it for engagements

Professor Louis Aime Fono, a visiting researcher from the University of Doliala, challenges African Mathematicians to solve problems peculiar to the Africa environment, as most of them were said to be inherently mathematical in structure and dynamics. ‘Now the main...

Africa needs to lead on the ‘quantum revolution’

What role can Africa play in the quantum revolution? Q&A on Africa's position to lead the quantum tech revolution with Thierry Zomahoun, Founder and Next Einstein Forum Chairman, a platform that helps foster collaboration among young African scientists, in an effort...