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Limiting the spread of tuberculosis by changing the way hospital wards are designed

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major health problem in South Africa. The CSIR, by re-designing the layout of hospitals and their ventilation systems, is helping to reduce the transmission of TB in hospitals. These innovative and effective solu... Read more
22
Jan
2015

Helping learners with mathematic problems through mobile chat applications

Dr Math is a mobile tutoring service that allows learners to use mobile instant messaging services on their cell phones to access tutors who provide real-time support and assistance with mathematics homework and revision. Albert Einste... Read more
22
Jan
2015

Heavy Vehicle Simulator – an enduring legacy with a trajectory well into the future

The heavy vehicle simulator (HVS) is a CSIR-developed testing facility for roads. It is a success story with global impact and one that has had a major impact on the design, construction and maintenance of roads locally and abroad for ... Read more
08
Dec
2014

Projecting future climate change over Africa

The African continent is likely to experience a wide range of impacts from future climate change, with large parts of subtropical Africa projected to become generally drier and significantly warmer during the 21st century. This may thr... Read more
04
Dec
2014

A technology intervention helps the SA Navy apprehend pirates

Incidents of piracy on the east and the west coasts of Africa in recent years resulted in shipping companies reconsidering the Cape sea route. South Africa needed to act to ensure that such incidences do not escalate, as it would have ... Read more
04
Dec
2014

One fire disaster too many: How the Advanced Fire Information System became an idea that saves

The CSIR’s Advanced Fire Information System means that prevention of large-scale destruction caused by wildfires can be set into motion faster than ever before, saving lives, property and infrastructure. The Ancient Greeks told the s... Read more
08
Oct
2001
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