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12.08.2020 | 09:19 AM

Brand South Africa Statement to Allegations of Corruption

11.08.2020 | 02:00 PM

You can still get hired during tough economic times

11.08.2020 | 12:01 AM

We need more successful Tech Startups founded by Women

05.08.2020 | 10:41 AM

Doctors could soon track your health just by drawing on your skin

04.08.2020 | 11:58 AM

These 3D printed tiles are helping restore devastated coral reefs

03.08.2020 | 12:17 PM

Why the car of the future is more like a Lego set than a flying vehicle

03.08.2020 | 11:21 AM

This work scheduling strategy can save you hours per week

31.07.2020 | 10:36 AM

Why African tech start-ups should worry about big tech

29.07.2020 | 05:24 PM

4 expert tips for businesses to build an environmentally and socially responsible brand

29.07.2020 | 09:56 AM

Twitter contractors reportedly used internal tools to spy on celebrities

28.07.2020 | 12:38 PM

This seaweed extract outperforms Covid-19 drug remdesivir in the lab

28.07.2020 | 12:16 PM

Dyson releases more free science experiments for kids in quarantine

27.07.2020 | 01:08 PM

Google is working on the next generation of wearable technology – smart tattoos

27.07.2020 | 11:49 AM

These simple life hacks could help you fight Covid-19

25.07.2020 | 11:26 AM

Why the world needs more Leonardo Da Vincis

22.07.2020 | 12:39 PM

AI will never be worse than having a micromanaging boss. Here’s why

21.07.2020 | 11:40 AM

Children are spending more time in front of screens than ever. Should parents be worried?

21.07.2020 | 11:16 AM

Tired being stuck at home? This website lets you peek out windows from different parts of the world

20.07.2020 | 03:29 PM

Apple now offering access to audio and localised news stories

18.07.2020 | 11:37 AM

The curious case of banning Chinese Tech companies (Huawei and soon Tik Tok)

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This NASA-inspired perfume smells like outer space

Yes, to experience the sights and sounds of space, you could still nab one of the two remaining SpaceX tickets. But if you don’t have 55 million bucks to spare, you can now experience the smell of space. […]

This campaign puts compassion at the heart of business and design

Now more than ever, it’s important to have compassion, as people deal with unfamiliar and unprecedented circumstances. This filters down into the way we conduct business and the types of products and inventions we bring […]

These local companies are producing the most innovative and stylish masks available

Across the globe, wearing masks when out in public has now become a norm – and grabbing your mask before heading out the door has become just as routine as ensuring you have your wallet, […]

These transparent face masks could make our interactions a little less awkward

If you’re looking for a face mask, options abound. But whether it’s leopard print, splashed with your team’s logo, or the standard blue medical variety, all of these opaque masks have one problem in common: […]

This copper jacket is designed to kill viruses and bacteria

Vollebak, the clothing company that made a jacket out of graphene and a T-shirt out of carbon fiber normally used in jet engines and sports cars, has come out with its most ambitious garment yet: A coat made of microbe-destroying […]

Here’s how to play with the elements to bring nature into your home

Pandemics change everything, including the way we design buildings. After the 1918 Spanish flu and the scourge of tuberculosis, there was a push for “healthier” buildings, “full of light and air,” as the Swiss architect […]

German film-lovers can now watch movies through their windows

Movie theaters, where you’re sitting right next to strangers and sharing the same air for several hours, will likely be one of the last social experiences to return after we emerge from lockdowns. And, while Netflix […]

Inside the Covid-19 McDonald’s of the future

Two months ago, McDonald’s closed its dining rooms across the U.S. in response to Covid-19. While 99% of these locations stayed open, offering drive-through and delivery to lower-but-continuing demand, they have not allowed customers inside to […]

SA pharmaceutical company produces rapid deployment hospital beds in fight against Covid-19

As the South African healthcare system continues to battle under the weight of Covid-19, local pharmaceutical company Kiara has developed a solution to scale up much-needed hospital bed capacity in the country. Several world-class brands […]

Flying after Covid-19 will never be the same

The idea of packing into a small, enclosed space with a crowd of people never had much appeal to me. Now, it has less appeal than ever. The International Air Transport Association reported that the airline industry […]

This hoodie comes with a built-in filtration mask

If you’re tired of wearing a DIY mask, a new hoodie offers another option: A built-in mask, made from a material that can (theoretically) filter out more germs than an N95 mask, zips up into […]

A short guide to the world of respirator masks

By now, you probably know more about N95 respirators than you thought possible. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, these masks have become lifesaving tools to medical personnel and other frontline workers in the […]

What if tall buildings are making us sick?

High-occupancy buildings, like towers and hospitals, could be a hidden risk in the battle against COVID-19.

44 creative and educational projects to teach your kids engineering – and they’re free

Most parents with young children are battling to come up with creative and education projects to keep them occupied at home. Some projects can be fun but lack rich educational elements. Here’s one that will […]

A team of MIT chemists may have designed a drug candidate that can block the coronavirus

Around the world there are major attempts at developing a solution to bring an end to the devastating health impacts of COVID-19. According to MIT research, medical scientists have developed a possible treatment for Covid-19. […]

Culinary apparel brand Hedley & Bennett is fighting the coronavirus one face mask at a time

Ellen Bennett felt like she was flailing last week. The owner of Hedley & Bennett worried about how quickly the coronavirus was spreading and was concerned about how she was going to keep paying her 30 employees […]

How Levi’s is pioneering new frontiers of wearable tech

In 2017, Levi’s injected the Trucker jacket from its Commuter line with an intuitive interface called Jacquard, by Google, enabling it to perform digital tasks such as navigation, communication and playing music, with just a […]

This conceptual suit protects you from the coronavirus inside a literal bubble

More than 83,000 people in 56 countries across the globe have contracted coronavirus. The World Health Organization has updated its global risk assessment of the virus from “high” to “very high.” Thousands of people have […]

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