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Nigeria needs to executive Order to boost achievement in science sector – Scientist

A scientist, Prof. Babatunde Rabiu said that the approval of Executive Order 005 was the major achievement in the Science and Technology (S&T) sector in 2018. Rabiu, also the Director, Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency (CARNASRDA) said this in an...

Google’s $20 million race to the moon will end with no winner — and Google is OK with that

Google does not plan to extend the $20 million Lunar Xprize beyond its March deadline. The four teams racing to win the prize are either short of money or unable to launch this year, sources familiar with the situation tell CNBC. But a...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will change production forever. Here’s how

A hallmark of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is the convergence of the digital and physical worlds, which is in turn blurring traditional boundaries throughout the value chain. 3D printing, for example, can help companies meet the growing consumer demand for product personalization. The fashion...

Reports suggest Google co-founder Sergey Brin is secretly building a giant AIRSHIP

Engineers have finished the frame of the zeppelin-like craft, source says It is unclear if this is a private venture or could be used commercially Experts have previously spoken about the possibility of airships carrying freight  Sources say Brin was inspired by old...

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area. The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though...

Bill Gates backs $1bn plan to cover earth in video surveillance satellites

A satellite company planning to launch a $1bn (£700m) network of satellites to provide "live and unfiltered" coverage of the Earth has been backed by former Microsoft chief executive Bill Gates and Japanese tech giant Softbank. The tech leaders are backing EarthNow, which plans to launch...

NASA discovers steaming hot exoplanet is rich with water

Searching for Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars is no easy task, mainly due to the complex criteria needed for a an alien world to be considered similar to our own. Oftentimes, worlds which are located within the habitable zone of their star lack other...

Stephen Hawking, who unlocked the secrets of space and time, dies at 76

LONDON (Reuters) - Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain the origins of the universe, the mysteries of black holes and the nature of time itself, died on Wednesday aged 76. Hawking’s formidable mind probed the very limits of human understanding both in the vastness of...

National Security: FG should procure additional satellite – NISE

The Nigerian Institute of Space Engineers (NISE) has called on the Federal Government to provide more earth observation satellites to aid national security and socio-economic development. Dr Sadiq Umar, the National Chairman of NISE made the call on Thursday in Abuja at the institute’s Third...

Scientists Discover the Heavens And Hell

Those newly discovered “habitable” planets? You really, really don’t want to inhabit them. No event is free of controversy these days -- not even the discovery of seven habitable planets that hit the news late last month. For a few days, drawings of those...
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