Study quantifies Antarctic ice loss

Study quantifies Antarctic ice loss

A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean. The findings confirm accelerating ice losses from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and reveal...
New technology makes drones safer

New technology makes drones safer

Vodafone is trialling what is believed to be the world’s first air traffic control drone tracking and safety technology. Vodafone’s approach uses 4G Internet of Things (IoT) technology to protect aircraft from catastrophic accidents as well as prevent...
AI looks into your eyes to predict cardio risk

AI looks into your eyes to predict cardio risk

Artificial intelligence (AI) can now predict your heart attack risk — by looking into your eyes. Google scientists are presenting research on an algorithm that can accurately assess a patient’s heart attack risk by examining retinal fundus images....
Good news for SA debt

Good news for SA debt

South Africa has seen a sharp turnaround in debt, the first positive upturn since Q3 2015. The Experian Business Debt Index (BDI) went up to 0.443 in Q4 2017 from 0.059 in the previous quarter. As the best reading since 2014, this suggests South African business debt...
The back and forth of SA’s telecoms policy

The back and forth of SA’s telecoms policy

Aside from laudable victories for competition such as the reduction in mobile termination rates, the South African telecommunications sector is becoming a tennis match characterised by endless sets of policy implementation decisions and policy implementation failures....
Spin qubits bring quantum computing closer

Spin qubits bring quantum computing closer

Quantum computing has the potential to tackle problems that today’s conventional computers can’t handle. Scientists and industries are looking to quantum computing to speed advancements in areas like chemistry or drug development, financial modelling and...