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2010-10-06 13:09:07

A unique partnership between NASA and agencies in Africa and Europe has sent more than 30 terabytes of free Earth science satellite data to South African researchers to support sustainable development and environmental applications in Africa. The data from one of the instruments on NASA's Terra satellite provide observations of Africa's surface and atmosphere, including vegetation structure, airborne pollution particles, cloud heights and winds. Transfer of these data to a distribution center...

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2009-01-19 15:32:04

Geographers from the University of Leicester are to use state-of-the-art technology to investigate how climate change is affecting the world famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. It is part of a wider project examining the impact of climate change of African savannas. The academics in the Department of Geography at the University of Leicester have been awarded Royal Society funding to establish a Science Network with South Africa. Professor Heiko Balzter and colleagues are going to...

2005-07-05 15:14:06

By Alistair Thomson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - African scientists are developinga genetically modified (GMO) super strain of the staple grainsorghum that they say will be vitamin-packed to help fightmalnutrition. The project brings together several African researchinstitutions as well as a unit of U.S. Dupont, South Africa'sCouncil for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) said in astatement on Tuesday. "The primary objective of the project is to produce seedsof nutritionally improved...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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