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NABDA biodigester as an alternative source of energy

Biodigester

Over the last decades, international development organisations have been actively engaged in encouraging biogas technologies in the developing world. Digesters convert organic wastes to biogas The development partners underscored the rising need for the reduction of pollution and re-use of Biodegradable organic Feedback (BoF), particularly in Africa. According to them, bioenergy constitutes a significant proportion of energy mix of countries ...

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Scientists seek to use weather radar to monitor health of insects

Insects

A team of researchers are developing a new tool through which they can monitor the health of insect population using weather radars, according to a study released on Thursday, July 25, 2019 by the British University of Leeds. Insects Dr Christopher Hassall, a member of the BioDAR team from the University of Leeds’ School of Biology, said this in London. ...

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Technology, gateway for meaningful economic growth – Surveyor-General

Ebisintei Awudu

The Surveyor- General of the Federation, Mr Ebisintei Awudu, says no nation achieves meaningful development without full recognition of the benefits of technology in driving economic growth. Surveyor-General of the Federation, Mr Ebisintei Awudu Awudu said this on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Abuja when delegates from the National Association of Polytechnics Students (NAPS) visited him in his office. According ...

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Nanotechnology gives humans potential for super vision

Infrared vision

A Sino-U.S. joint research project has enhanced the vision of mice by using nanotechnology to make them see infrared light and visible light, which could lead to applications for humans to have infrared vision in the future. Infrared vision. Photo credit: National Geographic Society The research was led by Xue Tian and Bao Jin of the University of Science and ...

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Scientific body launches programme to boost research management

Allen Mukhwana

The Nairobi-based African Academy of Sciences (AAS) on Thursday, February 21, 2019 launched a programme to boost management of research that addresses the continent’s development needs. Allen Mukhwana A statement from AAS said the Research Management Programme in Africa (ReMPro Africa) will strengthen capacity of institutions to manage cutting edge research and innovations. “It is a response to the critical ...

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Nothing to fear about eclipse – Scientists

Lunar eclipse

Astronomy and astrophysics researchers at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in Enugu State said on Saturday, January 19, 2019 that there was nothing to fear over the expected total lunar eclipse on Monday. Lunar eclipse The researchers said eclipse is a natural occurrence that helps scientists understand the celestial body. The scientists made the remarks in separate telephone interviews ...

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Total lunar eclipse to take place on Monday

Lunar eclipse

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Friday, January 18, 2019 says Nigeria will join other countries of the world to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday, January 21. Lunar eclipse The information is in a statement by Dr Felix Alle, the Head, Media and Public Communications of the agency in Abuja. According to Alle, lunar eclipse is ...

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Buhari reiterates commitment to science, technology intervention funds

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the creation of an intervention fund to support research in science and technology in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari made the pledge on Monday, January 14, 2019 in Enugu while declaring open the 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. The ...

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China to collect samples from moon this year

Chang'e-4

China will launch an expedition to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, January 14, 2019, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch down on the far side of the moon. An artist’s conception of the Chinese Chang’e-4 Lunar lander and rover. Photo credit: news.com.au The Chang’e-4 lunar probe landed ...

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Sustaining home-grown technology for self-reliance beyond 2019

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

One of the inspiring and promising remarks of Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology at the end of 2018 get-together in Abuja recently, was that the Federal Government would intensify efforts at strengthening home-grown technology for the purpose of making the country self-reliant. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology Further to his remarks, he restated ...

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