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Sci & Tech

Sci & Tech

All science and technological stories

Twitter for sale?

By Liana B. Baker SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10-year-old social networking...

Assange arrest warrant still stands

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish appeals court decided to uphold the arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, prolonging the six year...

Renewable energy programme to bring R47bn in investment

The Department of Energy says it is expecting R47 billion to be invested in the country through Window 1 of the Renewable Energy Independent...

Mobile technology can help solve Africa’s social problems

The ability for mobile technology to solve major social problems in Africa is unprecedented, says Communication Minister Dina Pule. "From health to education, mobile technology...

Samsung Galaxy Note II World Tour touches down in Cape Town

Samsung has made it clear they are committed to expanding their product range in developing markets with the recent launch of the Galaxy Note...

Border posts go hi-tech

The modernisation of South Africa’s border control technology is easing the process for people taking cargo across national borders, and making it harder for...

Apple hits new record following big US court victory

Apple shares soared to a new all-time high Monday after the US tech giant's big win in a patent lawsuit against South Korea's Samsung,...

Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dies aged 82

Neil Armstrong was a quiet, self-described "nerdy" engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved U.S. pilot he made "one giant leap...

India warns Twitter over ethnic violence rumours

India threatened to take action yesterday against Twitter over content alleged to have inflamed ethnic tensions, as leaked documents revealed the government scrambling to...

Rice gene that frees nutrients from soil could boost yields by 20%

A rice gene isolated from Indian plants could boost crop yields at least 20 per cent as it increases uptake of the vital but...


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