How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars

How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars

Wanda Diaz Merced studies the light emitted by gamma-ray bursts, the most energitic events in the universe. When she lost her site and was left without a way to do her science, she had a revelatory insite: the light curves she could no longer see could be translated in to sound. Through Sonification, she gained mastery over her work, and now she’s advocating for a more inclusive scientific community. “Science is for everyone” she says. “It has to be available to everyone, because we are all natural explorers” watch her…

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Mobile App for students homework

Mobile App for students homework

The young Ethiopian enterpreneurs Mammo and Abrham met during their IT-studies in Germany. Together they developed Fidel, an educational mobile app for students. Only 40% of Ethiopians pursue higher education. Eskinder Mammo and Amanuel Abrha are two Ethiopian entrepreneurs who hope to reach them with the app they have created to help students access learning materials online.   Read more at http://www.dw.com/en/ethiopia-mobile-apps-for-students-homework/a-19350869? Please follow and like us:

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Kenyans using social media to manage problematic road traffic

Kenyans using social media to manage problematic road traffic

Social media is increasingly taking its place in the modern society as a core tool, not only in information and communication, but also in being a more efficient way to offer support and help to masses. In various ways, Facebook and Twitter have helped users to tackle some problems they face in their daily lives, ranging from crime watch to traffic alerts. In Kenya for instance, a concerned road user came up with a faster and trendy way of sending out traffic alerts to Nairobi’s road users, majorly relying on…

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World’s Longest Rail Tunnel Opens in Switzerland

World’s Longest Rail Tunnel Opens in Switzerland

After nearly 20 years of construction, the world’s longest rail tunnel opened in Switzerland Wednesday. The 35-mile Gotthard Basel Tunnel is a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps that will eventually help slash travel time between Zurich and Milan. The tunnel has been constructed at a cost of  $12.6 Billion . The opening ceremony has been attended by German Chancellor and The french President. Please follow and like us:

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Cloud Computing and How Businesses Can Benefit

Cloud Computing and How Businesses Can Benefit

As companies large and small continuously seek new ways to maximise efficiency whilst reducing costs, cloud computing is fast becoming a pivotal business tool. With 78% of all UK firms already operating within the cloud – a figure which is expected to climb to 85% over the next two years – cloud technology looks set to shape the future of business. Understanding the cloud and the benefits it can offer will enable you to streamline your company and make the transition as smoothly as possible. Please follow and like us:

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