Two recent Conference contributions
- Beyers, R. N. (2013). FabKids - Linking the mind and the hand for long- term Human Capital Development. Paper presented at the Technology Developments In Education Conference, Johannesburg.
- Beyers, R. N. (2013). The Young Engineers and Scientists of Africa - Creating a Pipeline for Innovation. Paper presented at the Industrial Development Corporation 2013 Academic Conference on Research, Science, Technology and Innovation at 6th South African Innovation Summit, IDC, Johannesburg.
67 Questions for learners in 35 different countries across Africa. Making a small difference with Ask Prof Ron services through MXit under
Averaging just under 20 responses per day for 3 months.
More data storage? Here's how to fit 1,000 terabytes on a DVD (http://phys.org/news/2013-06-storage-terabytes-dvd.html)
Jun 20, 2013 by Min Gu, Yaoyu Cao & Zongsong Gan, The Conversation Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed a technique to increase the data storage capacity of a DVD from a measly 4.7GB to 1,000TB. Credit: Nature Communications
We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90% of the world's data was generated in the past two years. The obvious question is: how can we store it all?
The Speak to Prof Ron was launched again under the Bsmrt site on MXit in May 2013 and the questions have been pouring in - over 20 000 todate or 400 per day. Yes most of them are simply homework questions, repeats or simply not appropriate for STEMI.
The following are some of the questions that have come in to provide you a snapshot of what is out there at the moment. Some are very exciting but others one has to read again and try to decipher what is going on in the classrooms across Africa...