The CSIR has developed a diabetes-detecting chip to monitor blood sugar levels by analysing breath. The breath analyser technology aims to supplement, and eventually replace, the current invasive “finger prick” glucometer for monitoring diabetes in both young and old patients with a completely pain-free solution through a breath analyser based on nanowire sensors.
The breath analyser technology was among some of the technologies displayed at the media briefing held in Pretoria.
The Department of Science and Technology rolled out the red carpet for women achievers in science, technology and innovation at a gala dinner in Limpopo on Thursday evening, 23 August.
The South African Women in Science Awards (SAWISA) was held under the theme, "100 years of Mama Albertina Sisulu: Women united in moving South Africa forward", emphasising Sisulu's great courage as a unifying leader during the apartheid era. In 1956, Sisulu was instrumental in leading about 20 000 women from across South Africa to march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest the law requiring black women to carry passes.
Government has launched South Africa's first ever research chairs on waste management, aimed at transforming the sector while contributing to the country's socio-economic development.
The new chairs under the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) – the South African Research Chair in Waste and Climate, and in Waste and Society – were launched in Pretoria today.
CSIR senior scientist and advanced material testing lab manager, Georges Mturi, is South Africa’s rising star. Mturi scooped the Standard Bank Rising Star Award in the Service: Public & Private category at an event held at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg recently.
The Rising Star Awards recognise inspirational and passionate individuals in South Africa who have a capacity for achievement and success.
The CSIR and Gold Yard International Exchange Service (Gold Yard), an organisation representing various provincial bureau of China State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, have signed an agreement which is set to boost industrial development on the African continent.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by CSIR CEO, Dr Thulani Dlamini, and Gold Yard General Manager, Mr Anquan Chi, in Pretoria, on Wednesday, 25 July 2018.
Rock-falls are the top safety issue in mines. The inaccessibility of some areas underground makes it difficult and dangerous for inspections to take place after blasting.
More than seven billion humans share this planet with approximately three trillion trees, and both need water.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has designed and constructed a mobile light detection and ranging (LiDAR) lab that will be operating at the University of Zululand, the second university to have and operate a LiDAR system within in its premises in South Africa.
This atmospheric laser radar is a state-of-the-art instrument that uses the most powerful techniques for active remote sensing of the earth’s atmosphere.
The founder and chief executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Prof Klaus Schwab, has stressed the importance for government, civil society and business to work together to ensure the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) are distributed equally in society.