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Friday, December 9, 2016

The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has applauded a team of six students from the Universities of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch who will be representing South Africa at the International Student Cluster Competition to be hosted at the 2017 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Germany.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A wide area surveillance system, known as the Postcode Meerkat, was today launched in Kruger National Park (KNP).

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

If you want to model weather systems, perform advanced computational mechanics, simulate the impact of climate change, study the interaction of lithium and manganese in batteries at the atomic level, or conduct the next experiment of your latest in vitro biomedical technique virtually — and you w

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The CSIR Optics Student Chapter (OSC) was recognised as a finalist among three other international student chapters in the community/youth outreach category at the Optical Society of America (OSA) Student Chapter and Local Section Excellence Prize ceremony held in Rochester, New York, last month.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

The Gauteng’s Department of Roads and Transport and the CSIR today announced several transport-related research projects that will address some of the province’s public transport challenges.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The 2016 global carbon budget released on 14 November 2016, shows that while a three year reduced growth in fossil fuel carbon emissions is good news, South Africa still has twice the global average of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per person, compelling the country to increase its mitigation op

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT  — November 16, 2016 — The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) of South Africa has been recognised in the annual HPCwire Readers and Editors Choice Awards, presented at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (

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Monday, November 7, 2016

It is undeniable that technology has made life far easier and its impact is felt in every area of society, especially in health care. With new illnesses and diseases being diagnosed across the world, the importance of innovation in health care is becoming more and more necessary. MSQ Health and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have partnered on a collaborative project that will help accelerate the integration of medical devices and facilitate improved maintenance and the increased lifecycle of these devices.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A cell biologist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was awarded the 2016 L'Ore'al-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Award for her work involving the use of cutting-edge microscopes and synthetic biology tools to understand how immune genes are regulated.