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· October, 2006

Stories about Science from October, 2006

Ghana: using robotics to teach creativity

Timbuktu Chronicles writes about the use of robotics to teach creativity at Ashesi University in Ghana.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Exploring the Pyramid

“Bosnian Pyramid? – Visocica Hill” – by sjareb It's been over a year since the whole Bosnian pyramid media fuss started. Still, many talk about the possible discovery of Europe’s...

Africa: mud-brick building should be standardized

African Architecture believes that there is a need to standardize the mud-brick building in Africa, “The abundance of this material “Clay” makes it very popular and affordable for low income...

Africa: open source African architecture

Timbuktu Chronicles writes about Osafa, open source African architecture, “Osafa will be a Wikipedia-like platform where the ‘source code’ of construction projects, i.e. floor plans, building descriptions, drafts/photos and commercials...

Tanzania: agricultural residues for low-cost housing

African Architecture and Design writes about the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy:”One of the 2006 finalists for using agricultural residues to fire high-quality bricks for low-cost housing is the Mwanza...

Kazakhstan: R&D

Ben takes a look at Kazakhstan's pledge to boost research and development spending to 5% of GDP by 2012 and says that for the spending to have its promised impact,...

Colombia: New Bird

John Guzman shows a “new” Colombian Bird that even proudly wears the patria.

Africa: Association for African Medicinal Plant Standards

Good news for the future of African traditional medicine: The Economist reports on the launching of Association for African Medicinal Plants Standards (AAMPS), via Timbuktu Chronicles.

Malaysia: Space White Elephant

The blogger at Sensintrovert analyses a news report on Malaysian Prime Minister talking about Malaysia's space efforts. The blogger feels that there is too much hype in the media. “I...

Zimbabwe: cultural innovation

Proud Dzambukira sees cultural innovation in the midst of political and economic turmoil in Zimbabwe: “Some might find it easy to condemn the recent move in Zimbabwe to pull “witch...

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