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CSIR introduces new-generation fingerprint sensing technology

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) today launched a South African first: A new-generation fingerprinting sensing technology, using high-speed, large-volume optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Sasol Solar Challenge 2016 kicks at Scientia on Heritage Day

The Sasol Solar Challenge 2016 comprising 14 teams, eight local and six international, will commence the eight-day event at the CSIR Pretoria campus on 24 September and conclude in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront on 1 October 2016.

Finding NEMO: first visual evidence of higher-order immune response structures results from collaborative research

Scientists at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), in collaboration with colleagues at the Institut Pasteur and University College London (UCL) have for the first time visualised a key regulatory protein in cells. This landmark finding appears in the Nature Communications Journal, published on 2 September 2016.

CSIR pursues partnerships for industry growth and skills development at Africa Aerospace and Defence expo

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will be participating at the biennial Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Expo taking place at Waterkloof Airforce Base in Centurion from 14 -18 September 2016.

IEEE President and CEO talks about disruptive innovations

The speed of technological innovation and the continual expansion of disciplinary knowledge leave little time in the curriculum of engineering students to formally study innovation. Speaking at the CSIR, recently, Prof Barry Shoop, President and CEO of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for 2016, highlighted this concern and the importance of formally studying innovation, particularly at undergraduate level.

South Africa’s first photonics prototyping facility

A new Photonics Prototyping Facility (PPF) has been established to address the current lack of commercialised photonics products in South Africa by providing world-class facilities, technical support, equipment and scarce skills.

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