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3D-Printing Technology  for Economic Revolution in the Developing World
April 2015

3D-Printing Technology for Economic Revolution in the Developing World

by Jephias Gwamuri According to a recent World Bank report, almost three-fifths of the world’s extreme poor are concentrated in just five Asian and Sub-Saharan African countries. More than half of all workers in the developing world are self-employed due to a lack of wage jobs. These subsistence entrepreneurs work mostly in agriculture and they … Continue reading

Why Supermassive Black Holes Are Hard to See and How to See Them
February 2015

Why Supermassive Black Holes Are Hard to See and How to See Them

by Mislav Baloković Many different observations over the past few decades have shown that a very massive black hole, weighing between a million and a billion times more than a typical star such as our Sun, lies at the center of virtually every normal galaxy. To distinguish them from stellar black holes, which are typically … Continue reading

Ozone as a Safer and Greener Alternative to Pesticides
January 2015

Ozone as a Safer and Greener Alternative to Pesticides

by Nahed Msayleb The use of pesticides to control plant diseases that live in the soil affects beneficial microorganisms that are necessary for nutrients to circulate and hence limits soil fertility. Accordingly, the need for more eco-friendly ways to control plant diseases is growing. A potential alternative to the synthetic pesticides that deplete soil biodiversity and … Continue reading

A view from Space: using satellites to manage water
December 2014

A view from Space: using satellites to manage water

by Mcebisi Mkhwanazi For decades, satellite imagery has been used for environmental monitoring, with water management being one of the areas of application. For example, many are familiar with the Landsat images showing Lake Chad in Africa shrinking over the years. Now satellites are used for more than just providing visual images. This paper discusses … Continue reading