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137 solutions developed through climate technology collaboration

CTCN Director, Jukka Uosukainen

A global effort by National Designated Entities, technology experts and funders, coordinated by the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), now appears to be showing some impact. In its Five-Year Progress Report launched on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the CTCN announced that 137 technology solutions have been delivered or are under way in 79 countries. It adds that some 2,500 ...

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China sends five satellites into orbit via single rocket

The Long March 2D carrier rocket

China on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 launched a new space environment research satellite and four nanosatellites on a Long March-2D carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China. According to the centre, the satellites have successfully entered their pre-set orbit. Shiyan-6 will be used for conducting space environment exploration experiments. The term nanosatellite refers to a small ...

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Investments in green tech increase knowledge of environmental impact

Technology

Agri-tech and other types of environmentally-focused technologies are some of the top areas of investment in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, which is great considering that South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are ranked as the three most popular investment destinations on the continent. Following a recent article published by the New York Times regarding how people use technology to be more environmentally-friendly, countries ...

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World Science Day: Don clamours increased awareness on role of science in societies

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

A Lecturer with the Department of Community Health, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Dr Femi Aluko, has called for increased awareness on the role of science toward peaceful and sustainable societies. Aluko made the call on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The don said that the impact of science on people’s daily ...

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Africa advised to deploy space technology to reduce poverty

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has advised African countries to deploy space technology in reducing poverty to strengthen sustainable development. Onu gave the advice at the opening of the 7th African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology on Monday, November 5, 2018 in Abuja with the theme “Implementation of the African Space and Strategy.” Represented ...

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We’re deploying space technology to improve livelihood – NASRDA

Prof. Seidu Mohammed

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) says it is working to improve the living condition of Nigerians through the application of space technology. Prof. Seidu Mohammed, the Director General of the agency, disclosed this on Thursday, October 11, 2018 during the commemoration of the World Space Week organised by the agency in Abuja. The theme for this year’s ...

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Scientists edit mice gene before birth to prevent congenital diseases

Mice

American Scientists have for the first time performed prenatal gene editing to prevent a deadly metabolic disorder in lab animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth. The study published on Monday, October 8, 2018 in the journal Nature Medicine described the proof-of-concept prenatal use of a low-toxic tool that can efficiently edit DNA building blocks in ...

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NASRDA partners 30 tertiary institutions on space technology

Prof. Seidu Mohammed

Director-General, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Prof. Seidu Mohammed, has said that the agency is partnering with over 30 tertiary institutions in Nigeria to sustain space engineering and technology. Mohammed revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, September 28, 2018. “The space agency has the responsibility to collaborate with Nigerian universities and ...

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Argentina gets $600m satellite to boost agriculture sector

SAOCOM 1-A/B satellite

Argentina on Friday, September 21, 2018 launched a new microwave imaging satellite to monitor natural disasters and soil moisture, in a long-term bid to bolster the farm sector. Agriculture is an industry that has historically been the backbone of the country’s economy. Scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Oct. 6, ...

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China launches new marine satellite for monitoring climate change

HY-1C satellite

China sent a new marine satellite into orbit on Friday, September 7, 2018 to help improve understanding of maritime waters and climate change. A Long March-2C rocket carrying the HY-1C satellite took off at 11:15 a.m. from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China’s Shanxi Province. The satellite HY-1C will help monitor ocean color and water temperatures, providing basic ...

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