Stories about Science from April, 2007
Building mobile phone applications in Africa, from Ethan Zuckerman's “Geek tracking, African hacking”: Eagle’s new project – EPROM (entrepreneurial programming and research on mobles) – is trying to encourage people in developing nations to learn how to build applications for mobile phones. This involves building a community of mobile developers...
Ken at What Japan Thinks reports on the results of a recent survey by MyVoice indicating that almost half of all Japanese want to see “An Inconvenient Truth”, Al Gore's recent film about climate change.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about multiple problems that scholars face when dealing with the Russian archives.
Copydude writes about Russian humans and dogs in space.
The Turkish Invasion and De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis mark the Day of Cosmonautics.
Windy Skies remembers a fascinating time in 1997 when the Hale-Bopp comet last came around. “I wondered if someone like me sat on this very hill when the comet last visited Earth over 4,000 years ago and as I looked up at the stars twinkling away mischievously I was certain...
Kazakhstan's president has determined that Kazakhstan needs Nobel laureates, reports Ben Paarmann, who notes that though initiatives to improve science funding will be good for Kazakhstan, the kind of science Kazakhstan needs is not the type that wins Nobel prizes.