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Russia planning to create long-term base on moon

Russia plans to create a long-term base on the surface of the moon as part of its lunar programme and study the satellite with the help of robot avatars, Roscosmos Chief, Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday. “This is about creating a long-term base, naturally, not habitable, but visited. “But basically, it is the transition to robotic systems, to avatars that will...

World Wide Web inventor wants new ‘contract’ to make web safe

English scientist Tim Berners-Lee from the Web Foundation addresses the opening ceremony of the 2018 edition of the annual Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon. The inventor of the World Wide Web on Monday called for a “contract” to make internet safe and accessible for everyone as Europe’s largest tech event began in Lisbon amid a backlash over its role...

Africa advised to deploy space technology to reduce poverty

Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has advised African countries to deploy space technology in reducing poverty to strengthen sustainable development. Onu represented by Mr Bitrus Bako, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Onu at the opening of the 7th African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology on Monday in Abuja with the theme...

Science minister, Dr. Onu says Nigeria will compete with developed nations in science, technology by 2030

The Federal Government says it has put in place a strategic plan for the enhancement of science and technology to ensure that the country will be competitive by 2030. Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology made this known during the 8th biannual national engineering conference of School of Engineering Technology at Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger. The News Agency...

What is the ‘artificial moon’ planned in China? By Harikrishnan Nair

Last week, Chinese media reported plans by a private institute to launch an “artificial moon” over the city of Chengdu, in Sichuan province, by 2020. The objective is to provide an alternative means of street lighting and save on electricity. Since then, the idea has not only received wide coverage but also been viewed with some skepticism. What is known...

Technology, intellectual property make nations investment-friendly – Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says countries that have demonstrated growth in technology and intellectual property are most targeted for investment. Onu, while speaking at the 2018 commemoration of African Day in Abuja, said technology and intellectual property rights had taken a global dimension in determining the position of a nation and regions of investment by...

5 Ways Emotional Intelligence Can Bubble Without a Burst in our Business Lives by Athan Oparaji.

Athan Oparaji:"Knowing that Life is Fluid You Bubble to Displace Your Own Weight so as to Rise to the Top". As a trained engineer, I start by breaking the topic into building blocks and then rebuild the interconnecting pieces together into a complete structural solution for a better concept analysis. Role of emotion Etymologically,emotion means "move out". An emotion is therefore an...

INNOVATION IS THE KING OF TECHNOLOGY BY MICHAEL YAHYAH

For over decades of years, man has been championing innovation for the advancement of life which is technology in order to make life easy, faster and simple. There was a time when we had Black Berry Phones, Nokia Phones, 2go, going to pay phone boots to make calls, going to cybercafés to send mails or be on the queue to...

Science, technology mindset needed for contemporary enterprise by Jennifer Abraham

The world we live in today is science driven. Time there was when natural resources was all that man needed to survive. Therefore, the ancient man lived to farm, fish and hunt for daily sustenance. From his hunting wins, he made his crude clothing and used mud and leaves to build his home; his food was basic – nuts,...

The cell-sized robots that can sense their environment and store data by Elyse Simich

Robots the size of a human egg cell, with the ability to sense their environment, have been created by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It’s hoped that they can eventually be used to monitor pipelines in the oil and gas industry to check for leaks and other issues. It’s also possible that they could be used...