The Young Engineers and Scientists of Africa (YESA) is an initiative aimed at increasing the pipeline Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI). YESA interventions operate from Grades 0-12 and are designed to supplement the national curriculum in a stimulating and challenging environment to promote creativity and innovation. All interventions are aimed at addressing the gaps in the developmental stages of providing support to learners through a broad range of activities.
Thanks to high-speed service providers, ubiquitous WiFi and rainbows of sensors, our world is awash in Internet-connected technologies. This always-on Internet is sometimes a convenience and often a hassle, but it's always a gateway to myriad opportunities. Those opportunities increase exponentially as the Internet of Things continues to evolve.
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Phase II Completed Early February 2015
The Cofimvaba Rural Schools Fuel Cell Education Initiative is focused on raising awareness of alternative fuels, especially Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies in a school environment as part of a human capital development program. This initiative aims to promote energy sources especially in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI) while supplementing the national curriculum. Customised educational content is being developed for delivery through the Android tablet initiative.
A Chinese company has successfully 3D printed a five-storey apartment building and a 1,100 square metre villa from a special print material.
While architectural firms compete with their designs for 3D-printed dwellings, one company in China has quietly been setting about getting the job done. In March of last year, company WinSun claimed to have printed 10 houses in 24 hours, using a proprietary 3D printer that uses a mixture of ground construction and industrial waste, such as glass and tailings, around a base of quick-drying cement mixed with a special hardening agent.