Nature Photonics brought public attention to a report in Lab Chip that claims a regular old DVD player, with a few basic modifications, could provide quick and accurate tests for HIV — and for many other diseases, as well. The technology requires three major modifications. The first is the addition of a new photodiode,...
South African Airways (SAA) has launched a new mobile application which is accessible on iOs and Android mobile phones and tablets for its customers to make travelling information available to them on their fingertips. It gives customer access to view their booking information, check-in for a flight, find the status of...
The Georgia Institute of Technology has signed a letter of intent to develop “a mirror lab” in Rabat, Morocco, that will coordinate and reflect advances in materials research with its current labs in Metz, France, and Atlanta. The objective of the labs is to conduct advanced materials research in a globally coordinated fashion, particularly in the fields...
MultiChoice Africa has partnered with Samsung to broaden their product footprint and service reach in Africa. This partnership will see MultiChoice beaming its television contents and other applications through Samsung mobile devices including laptops, tablets and cellphones. The partnership would promote co-operation across marketing, Smart TV applications, product development and other areas,...
Following a trial period in six of its major markets across Africa, MTN is going live with its bouquet of distinct cloud services this April. The MTN Cloud pilot project was launched in December 2012, targeting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa....
10 African experts came together to attend the inauguration ceremony  of the COMESA innovation council that took place at the UCC headquarters in Kampala. The ceremony was officiated by The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda Rt. Hon Amama Mbabazi and Minister of ICT Ruhakana Rugunda The creation of the COMESA Innovation...
Two researchers Wilbrord Turimaso and Ali Chemisto Satya under the Mobile Telephones for Improved Access to Safe Water (M4W) project, which was launched in October 2011, have offered a solution to a common problem in Uganda’s rural areas, were there is a wide information gap between water service providers and the public. According to...
Peace Corps volunteers, working closely with Zambian software developers, have developed a mobile application "Bantu Babel" that will translate English words and phrases into any of seven languages spoken in Zambia. The app is now available for Android-compatible devices in the Google Play store, and is intended to help Peace Corps...
A solar-powered plane "the Solar Impulse" that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is preparing to fly across North America. This was made public by the Swiss creators of the plane through an announcement on Thursday deciding on the U.S. cities the experimental plane will visit during its "Across...
A cellphone charger claiming to be the "world's smallest" aims to save users in a pinch when their battery is dying. Comparable to a quarter in size, the Fuel Micro Charger is designed to provide 20 to 30 minutes of extra talk time, or up to a few hours more while on standby. Massachusetts-based...