· April, 2007

Stories about Science from April, 2007

Africa: building applications for mobile phones in Africa

  29 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...

India: Hale-Bopp, the world and I

  9 April 2007

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: Building Laureates

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.