Global opportunities open for local data science talent
It’s a great time to be a data scientist in SA, says Shaun Dippnall, CEO of Explore Group, noting the pandemic’s impact on data analytics recruitment.
Launch of SKA Observatory signals new era for radio astronomy
The new observatory, known as SKAO, is the world’s second intergovernmental organisation to be dedicated to astronomy.
SA’s MeerKAT telescope discovers two ‘monster’ galaxies
These galaxies are among the largest single objects in the universe and are thought to be quite rare.
New protocol for quantum computers tackles noise issue
Researchers develop a protocol that will help deal with the issue of noise in quantum computers so that they can handle more complex problems.
MeerKAT telescope discovers universe’s ‘unknown unknowns’
The radio telescope finds a fascinating galaxy residing in the Norma cluster of galaxies, and one of the brightest objects in the southern sky.
MeerKAT telescope gets R800m for 20 new dishes
The investment in the MeerKAT extension is split roughly into two equal contributions of R400 million by SA and Germany.
SKA helps NCape develop into radio astronomy region
The Square Kilometre Array puts the Northern Cape’s Carnarvon on the radio astronomy map as host of over 70 radio telescopes.
SKA Observatory gets go-ahead
Parliament’s science and tech committee approves the convention establishing the Square Kilometre Array Observatory.
Local engineers gamify golf sporting experience
Cape-based firm Inrange goes from working on the MeerKAT and SKA projects, to digitising global golf courses.
Crucial step in SKA construction complete
A consortium tasked with planning the assembly, integration and verification of the radio telescope has completed its work.
Quantum computing can solve some SKA problems, says IBM
The company says quantum computing promises to solve physics simulation and pattern discovery problems relevant to the SKA.