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Volume 30 - 2010

Thumbs up for military national service - June 3-9 2010 Vol 30 No 21
DDT the primary answer to Africa's malaria problem - May 28-June 2 2010 Vol 30 No 20
Small doses of radiation not bad for people - May 21-27 2010 Vol 30 No 19
Nuclear energy to come under the spotlight at Pretoria forum - May 14-20 2010 Vol 30 No 18
Postage stamps: a trip down memory lane - May 7-13 2010 Vol 30 No 17
Nuclear bombs are destructive, but nuclear science has many positives - April 30-May 5 2010 Vol 30 No 16
Fossil finds show how branches of science are converging to tackle modern investigations - April 23-29 2010 Vol 30 No 15
Principles twisted in debate on Eskom's World Bank loan application - April 16-22 2010 Vol 30 No 14
New system enables weather service to 'nowcast' - April 9-15 2010 Vol 30 No 13
Improperly inflated tyres causing unnecessary deaths - April 2-8 2010 Vol 30 No 12
Scientists are only those who seek the truth - March 26-April 1 2010 Vol 30 No 11
Privatisation the only solution to poor service delivery - March 19-25 2010 Vol 30 No 10
The laser – a 1960s sci-fi toy that has become an indispensable part of life - March 12-18 2010 Vol 30 No 9
The unsung heroes of sports extravaganzas - March 5-11 2010 Vol 30 No 8
Changing place names detracts from nation building - February 26-March 4 2010 Vol 30 No 7
Spacecraft clock 30 years of exploration - February 19-25 2010 Vol 30 No 6
Wind energy not the cheapest option for South Africa - February 12-18 2010 Vol 30 No 5
Education must equip people for life - February 6-12 2010 Vol 30 No 4
Hunt for extraterrestrial life continues - January 29-February 5 2010 Vol 30 No 3
Energy solutions must take affordability into account - January 22-28 2010 Vol 30 No 2
Driver incompetence, attitude main causes of road deaths - January 15-21 2010 Vol 30 No 1

Volume 29 - 2009

Climate change science is not settled - December 11-17 2009 Vol 29 No 48
Sacred mantle of science being used like a magician's cloak - December 4-10 2009 Vol 29 No 47
Mars rover extrication one great video game - November 27-December 3 2009 Vol 29 No 46
Nuclear is the fuel of the future - November 20-26 2009 Vol 29 No 45
Opportunities galore as technology advances - November 13-19 2009 Vol 29 No 44
Bringing science back into the Innovation Hub - November 6-12 2009 Vol 29 No 43
Bafana Bafana needs a local coach - October 29-November 4 2009 Vol 29 No 42
Technology should be used in fight against crime - October 22-28 2009 Vol 29 No 41
It is cosmic rays that cause climate change - October 15-21 2009 Vol 29 No 40
Evidence of water on the moon, Mars alters planning for manned bases - October 8-14 2009 Vol 29 No 39
Experience of real events is valuable in developing complex devices - October 1-7 2009 Vol 29 No 38
Fear of synthetic chemicals is unfounded - September 25-October 1 2009 Vol 29 No 37
That the Arctic is warming faster is a fallacy - September 18-24 2009 Vol 29 No 36
Carbon tax 'stage act' could well collapse - September 11-17 2009 Vol 29 No 35
There can be no market related rates without freedom of choice - September 4-10 2009 Vol 29 No 34
Cops have lost touch with their customer, the motorist - August 28-September 3 2009 Vol 29 No 33
Second SA-made satellite to be launched into space - August 21-27 2009 Vol 29 No 32
Strikes betray lack of understanding of basic economic principles - August 14-20 2009 Vol 29 No 31
Advances in image technology will aid space exploration - August 7-13 2009 Vol 29 No 30
More excursions to space destinations likely in future - July 31-August 6 2009 Vol 29 No 29
Organically produced food is too expensive for many people - July 24-30 2009 Vol 29 No 28
Sustainable water use is all about moving and cleaning water efficiently - July 17-23 2009 Vol 29 No 27
The vuvuzela has killed singing at soccer matches - July 10-16 2009 Vol 29 No 26
Energy efficiency requires a good deal of intelligent thinking - July 3-9 2009 Vol 29 No 25
SA will host a fantastic 2010 World Cup, but efforts must be made to woo overseas fans - June 26-July 2 2009 Vol 29 No 24
X-ray advances improve patient care - June 19-25 2009 Vol 29 No 23
Hunt is on for the best maths, science teachers - June 12-18 2009 Vol 29 No 22
Physics should be part of driver training - June 5-11 2009 Vol 29 No 21
Question marks hang over frigid water swimmer's tales - May 29-June 4 2009 Vol 29 No 20
Licensing department should follow IEC's superb example - May 22-28 2009 Vol 29 No 19
Carbon footprint notion fallacious - May 15-21 2009 Vol 29 No 18
DPRK's nuclear posturing a cause for concern - May 8-14 2009 Vol 29 No 17
South Africa, AU must help stamp out Somali piracy menace - May 1-7 2009 Vol 29 No 16
Birds and bees still have something to teach mankind - April 24-30 2009 Vol 29 No 15
Firearm, driving licence renewal queues epitomes of inefficiency - April 17-23 2009 Vol 29 No 14
Energy saving designs must be a feature of current thinking - April 10-16 2009 Vol 29 No 13
Good observation a key scientific skill - April 3-9 2009 Vol 29 No 12
Permitting citizens to own firearms will go a long way to curbing crime - March 27-April 2 2009 Vol 29 No 11
Traffic officers must get real - March 20-26 2009 Vol 29 No 10
Titbits about Pi Day - March 13-19 2009 Vol 29 No 9
The history of fires - and more - March 6-12 2009 Vol 29 No 8
Faith in today's systems of systems the name of the game - February 27-March 5 2009 Vol 29 No 7
It's worthwhile pondering at length on what might appear a simple problem - February 20-26 2009 Vol 29 No 6
Is wind power really economical? - February 13-19 2009 Vol 29 No 5
Kuruman cave shows technological development started in South Africa - February 6-11 2009 Vol 29 No 4
Maths is the fundamental language of life - January 30-February 5 2009 Vol 29 No 3
A few scientific titbits - January 23-29 2009 Vol 29 No 2
As Newton said, the whole ocean of truth is still out there - January 16-22 2009 Vol 29 No 1

Volume 28 - 2008

FAO's criticism of biofuels part of climate change politics - December 12-18 2008 Vol 28 No 48
Scorpions replacement must play specialised support role - December 5-11 2008 Vol 28 No 47
Ability to speak well helped Obama clinch US Presidency - November 28-December 4 2008 Vol 28 No 46
TUT lecture series a useful academic contribution to society - November 21-27 2008 Vol 28 No 45
Importance of mentorship in skills training - November 14-20 2008 Vol 28 No 44
Nature holds many interesting secrets - November 7-13 2008 Vol 28 No 43
Evidence of sunspot involvement in climate change compelling - October 31-November 6 2008 Vol 28 No 42
Use DDT and save millions of lives - October 24-30 2008 Vol 28 No 41
Solar activity the primary driver of global temperature rise - October 17-23 2008 Vol 28 No 40
Huge sigh of relief as sunspot appears - October 10-16 2008 Vol 28 No 39
Registration in any profession not a matter for a govt body - October 3-9 2008 Vol 28 No 38
Technology is changing the world all the time - September 26-October 2 2008 Vol 28 No 37
Explaining science to general public really hard work - September 19-25 2008 Vol 28 No 36
Thinking outside the box - September 12-18 2008 Vol 28 No 35
How technology aided Olympic record breakers - September 5-11 2008 Vol 28 No 34
Education is all about mastering thinking, problem-solving skills - August 29-September 4 2008 Vol 28 No 33
Don't disband Scorpions - August 22-28 2008 Vol 28 No 32
Academic hospital's PET scanner making surgeons' lives much easier - August 15-21 2008 Vol 28 No 31
AARTO system just a ploy to get more cash out of motorists - August 8-14 2008 Vol 28 No 30
Winterveldt orange project climbing the success curve - August 1-7 2008 Vol 28 No 29
India challenges global warming fears - July 25-31 2008 Vol 28 No 28
Mars lander looking for evidence of life on the red planet - July 18-24 2008 Vol 28 No 27
Public not being told the whole truth about global warming - July 11-17 2008 Vol 28 No 26
There is no evidence man-made CO2 causes climate change - July 4-10 2008 Vol 28 No 25
Modern science boosting agriculture - June 27-July 3 2008 Vol 28 No 24
Oil sands will have major implications for world energy supply - June 20-26 2008 Vol 28 No 23
Latest addition to SA submarine fleet arrives - June 13-19 2008 Vol 28 No 22
Three-month Mars mission begins - June 6-12 2008 Vol 28 No 21
SA’s science agencies are on the right track - May 30-June 5 2008 Vol 28 No 20
Leave science to the scientists - May 23-29 2008 Vol 28 No 19
We need to use more DDT to save lives - May 16-22 2008 Vol 28 No 18
Climate change unlikely to affect food production - May 9-15 2008 Vol 28 No 17
Tanzania pins its hopes on nuclear power generation - May 2-8 2008 Vol 28 No 16
No one-size-fits-all in technology adoption - April 25-May 1 2008 Vol 28 No 15
A beginner's guide to energy - April 18-24 2008 Vol 28 No 14
Let’s not approach global warming with naive wide-eyed wonder - April 11-17 2008 Vol 28 No 13
Good science left behind as enviro saga escalates into major political issue - April 4-10 2008 Vol 28 No 12
Conservation authorities should stay away from ivory trading - March 28-April 3 2008 Vol 28 No 11
Any calculation must be taken with a pinch of salt - March 21-27 2008 Vol 28 No 10
Martian landing set for end of May - March 14-20 2008 Vol 28 No 9
Mankind will one day use the oil locked up in tar sands - March 7-13 2008 Vol 28 No 8
Nuclear manufacturing opportunity in SA is massive - February 29-March 6 2008 Vol 28 No 7
Wind farms more harmful to the environment than power stations - February 22-28 2008 Vol 28 No 6
Rich countries approach to tackling poverty is wrong - February 15-21 2008 Vol 28 No 5
You can't legislate economics to fix social problems - February 8-14 2008 Vol 28 No 4
Good (science) sense required - February 1-7 2008 Vol 28 No 3
Why the Scorpions should not be scrapped - January 25-31 2008 Vol 28 No 2
Innovation is all about applying good judgment to a spread of possibilities - January 18-24 2008 Vol 28 No 1

Volume 27 - 2007

Scouting has given many a boy a push in life - December 14-20 2007 Vol 27 No 48
Japan must stop hunting whales - December 7-13 2007 Vol 27 No 47
Hidden cameras don't reduce traffic accidents - November 30-December 6 2007 Vol 27 No 46
South Africa features prominently in history of rail transport - November 23-29 2007 Vol 27 No 45
High-occupancy lanes unlikely to ease congestion - November 16-22 2007 Vol 27 No 44
Amazing scientific achievements in store for the future - November 9-15 2007 Vol 27 No 43
To produce iPods, and so on, engineers need great sensitivity to style - November 2-8 2007 Vol 27 No 42
Ethics, morality important virtues in any society - October 26-November 1 2007 Vol 27 No 41
It's amazing how science works, interacts - October 19-25 2007 Vol 27 No 40
I was wrong about the Dreamliner, it was all simulated - October 12-18 2007 Vol 27 No 39
Increasing carbon dioxide volumes not responsible for global warming - October 5-11 2007 Vol 27 No 38
Nuclear technology is much more than just science - September 28-October 4 2007 Vol 27 No 37
Unimaginable technologies are coming our way - September 21-27 2007 Vol 27 No 36
With innovation, the future is rosy - September 14-20 2007 Vol 27 No 35
Thumbs up for draft nuclear policy - September 7-13 2007 Vol 27 No 34
PBMR company, varsity in research pact - August 31-September 6 2007 Vol 27 No 33
Be wary of the 'pocket calculator' syndrome - August 24-30 2007 Vol 27 No 32
Courage, hard work required to reap benefits of change - August 17-23 2007 Vol 27 No 31
TUT function shows how times have changed - in the right - August 10-16 2007 Vol 27 No 30
Earthlings travelling to the moon again, Mars the next destination - August 3-9 2007 Vol 27 No 29
Red tape stymies innovation - July 27-August 2 2007 Vol 27 No 28
The police should use high-tech methods to combat crime - July 20-26 2007 Vol 27 No 27
Mars rovers outperform their design specifications - July 13-19 2007 Vol 27 No 26
Have you put ICE in your cellphone? - July 6-12 2007 Vol 27 No 25
Space science opening up many possibilities – including phone calls to the moon - June 29-July 5 2007 Vol 27 No 24
Africa’s sparking power sector must be given a chance to light up - June 22-28 2007 Vol 27 No 23
Space mission generating exciting results - June 15-21 2007 Vol 27 No 22
Minimum wage law blocks the progress of the poor - June 8-14 2007 Vol 27 No 21
Debate on GM food becoming a political fight - June 1-7 2007 Vol 27 No 20
Is the acid rain saga repeating itself with carbon dioxide? - May 25-31 2007 Vol 27 No 19
Are we really captains of our own ship? - May 18-24 2007 Vol 27 No 18
Celebrating 50 years of The Sky at Night - May 11-17 2007 Vol 27 No 17
Oops, I left a piece of sticky tape on the satellite - May 4-10 2007 Vol 27 No 16
No scientific basis for global warming contention - April 27-May 3 2007 Vol 27 No 15
Name changing the stupidest thing govt has done since 1994 - April 20-26 2007 Vol 27 No 14
Global warming is a myth - April 13-19 2007 Vol 27 No 13
Kudos for space project based in Nairobi - April 6-12 2007 Vol 27 No 12
Politicians must leave stamp designers to do their job - March 30-April 5 2007 Vol 27 No 11
One-off elephant product sales flawed - March 23-29 2007 Vol 27 No 10
Gravity, mass to come under the spotlight - March 16-22 2007 Vol 27 No 9
‘New Seven Wonders’ campaign a daft idea - March 9-15 2007 Vol 27 No 8
Cooperation necessary for a competitive nuclear industry in SA - March 2-8 2007 Vol 27 No 7
Technology is the solution to crime - February 23-March 1 2007 Vol 27 No 6
Demystifying nuclear radiation - February 16-22 2007 Vol 27 No 5
Most poverty alleviation efforts don’t tackle the problem correctly - February 9-15 2007 Vol 27 No 4
Nuclear radiation is not a problem if handled correctly - February 2-8 2007 Vol 27 No 3
Global interest in nuclear energy resurges - January 26-February 1 2007 Vol 27 No 2
Study shows cellphones don’t cause cancer - January 19-25 2007 Vol 27 No 1

Volume 26 - 2006

Vaalputs nuclear waste repository staff doing SA proud - December 15-21 2006 Vol 26 No 48
There’s more hot air about global warming than there’s global warming - December 8-14 2006 Vol 26 No 47
Confiscating drunken drivers’ cars is rank madness - December 1-7 2006 Vol 26 No 46
Leon’s remarks about the poor and the environment are spot-on - November 24-31 2006 Vol 26 No 45
Emphasis of traffic policing should not be on hammering motorists - November 17-23 2006 Vol 26 No 44
High-occupancy lane experiment won’t work - November 10-16 2006 Vol 26 No 43
PBMR takes dramatic step with award of US contract - November 3-9 2006 Vol 26 No 42
South Africans undersell themselves - October 27-November 2 2006 Vol 26 No 41
PBMR takes dramatic step with award of US contract - October 21-26 2006 Vol 26 No 40
SA has not run out of electricity yet - October 13-20 2006 Vol 26 No 39
It's time to declare green belts around our cities - October 6-12 2006 Vol 26 No 38
Just what is management? - September 29-October 5 2006 Vol 26 No 37
Some pioneering space endeavours are now unfolding - September 22-28 2006 Vol 26 No 36
Sustainable development does not mean we should switch off our brains - September 15-21 2006 Vol 26 No 35
Scientists confirm existence of Dark Matter - September 8-14 2006 Vol 26 No 34
Airports' dumbness regarding seized items - September 1-7 2006 Vol 26 No 33
The world is not running out of oil - August 25-31 2006 Vol 26 No 32
Enriched uranium is not different to any other type of uranium - August 18-24 2006 Vol 26 No 31
South Africans are going to make the soccer World Cup shine - August 11-17 2006 Vol 26 No 30
Property rights are necessary in order to grow wealth - August 4-10 2006 Vol 26 No 29
Being in a WiFi area is not different to watching TV - July 28-August 03 2006 Vol 26 No 28
Earthlife's claims against the PBMR are unreasonable - July 21-27 2006 Vol 26 No 27
Are we going through Solar Minimum? - July 14-20 2006 Vol 26 No 26
No country is safe from polio - July 7-13 2006 Vol 26 No 25
Call centres still need a lot of development - June 30-July 6 2006 Vol 26 No 24
South Africans are not getting poorer - June 23-29 2006 Vol 26 No 23
Taxi industry should operate in a sensible, responsible manner - June 16-22 2006 Vol 26 No 22
Privatisation the answer to driver licensing challenge - June 9-15 2006 Vol 26 No 21
People 'under the influence' must be taught to drive well - June 2-8 2006 Vol 26 No 20
Africa's begging bowl image does not help anyone - May 26-June 1 2006 Vol 26 No 19
Iranians' actions affecting all in the nuclear business - May 19-25 2006 Vol 26 No 18
Space is a potential frontier of industrial innovation - May 12-18 2006 Vol 26 No 17
Good scenario planning must consider issues over which one has no control - May 5-11 2006 Vol 26 No 16
Mittal invests big bucks to slash pollution - April 28-May 4 2006 Vol 26 No 15
Thumbs up to Joburg Metro for evicting squatters - April 21-27 2006 Vol 26 No 14
History, modern technology join up - April 14-20 2006 Vol 26 No 13
High-tech security solutions are needed - April 7-13 2006 Vol 26 No 12
Maths curriculum is fine, but basic home environment is not - March 31–April 6 2006 Vol 26 No 11
Sunspots under the spotlight - March 24–30 2006 Vol 26 No 10
One or two ‘nutty’ Aids dissidents might strike gold - March 17–23 2006 Vol 26 No 9
Fast pace of change necessitates scenario development - March 10–16 2006 Vol 26 No 8
The future is going to deliver many surprises - March 3-9 2006 Vol 26 No 7
Attack on nuclear power lacked objectivity - February 24-March 2 2006 Vol 26 No 6
Leadership is about wisdom to get people to want to follow you - February 17-23 2006 Vol 26 No 5
Military officers should be seen to be part of normal public life - February 10-16 2006 Vol 26 No 4
Green-glowing pigs to aid scientific research - February 3-9 2006 Vol 26 No 3
The flip side of cellphones - January 27-February 02 2006 Vol 26 No 2
Last year's matric results not disappointing at all - January 20-26 2006 Vol 26 No 1

Volume 25 - 2005

SA should take a hard, strategic look at auto sector - December 16 2005-January 19 2006 Vol 25 No 49
Grasp of science will help technology-based businesses - December 9-15 2005 Vol 25 No 48
DDT use will help in war against malaria - December 2-8 2005 Vol 25 No 47
Thumbs up for Gautrain - November 25-December 1 2005 Vol 25 No 46
Bad manners, not speed, are the main cause of accidents - November 18-25 2005 Vol 25 No 45
If a voluntary organ donor is a hero, then a voluntary seller is no criminal - November 11-17 2005 Vol 25 No 44
SA should produce a sound layer of craftsmen - November 4-10 2005 Vol 25 No 43
The Scorpions must be moulded into a high-tech police unit - October 28-November 3 2005 Vol 25 No 42
Solar and wind energy is okay – if it’s economic - October 21-27 2005 Vol 25 No 41
MBA graduates who think like street fighters is what SA requires - October 14-20 2005 Vol 25 No 40
Firms should respect feelings of job applicants and junior employees - October 7-13 2005 Vol 25 No 39
Changing of place names is real dump - September 30-October 6 2005 Vol 25 No 38
Legacy of Chernobyl nuclear-reactor disaster - September 23-29 2005 Vol 25 No 37
New firm set to deliver another fine medical service - September 16-22 2005 Vol 25 No 36
SA must remain in front in nuclear reactor game - September 9-15 2005 Vol 25 No 35
Global warming under the spotlight - September 2-8 2005 Vol 25 No 34
The discoveries that were never made - August 26-September 1 2005 Vol 25 No 33
The rich history behind Bluetooth radio technology's name - August 19-25 2005 Vol 25 No 32
Taxi industry clean-up must start with driver attitude - August 12-18 2005 Vol 25 No 31
Thinking 'outside the box' is all about seeing the light - August 5-11 2005 Vol 25 No 30
Well-managed game hunting will generate big bucks for South Africa - July 29-August 4 2005 Vol 25 No 29
How technology has abetted fanatics - July 22-28 2005 Vol 25 No 28
Debt erasure is fine, but initiate fair trade policies - July 15-21 2005 Vol 25 No 27
Stringent measures at nuke repository eliminate radiation risk - July 8-14 2005 Vol 25 No 26
Green lobby is disguising the truth about nuclear radiation - July 1-7 2005 Vol 25 No 25
The magical effects of the golden ratio - June 24-30 2005 Vol 25 No 24
Good design is a good investment - June 17-23 2005 Vol 25 No 23
Wealth creation will lead to job creation - June 10-16 2005 Vol 25 No 22
Minister's call for law against scaremongering is spot-on - June 3-9 2005 Vol 25 No 21
Peacekeeping efforts help ensure stable markets for SA firms - May 27-June 2 2005 Vol 25 No 20
Necsa radiation claims show how any nuclear story can go off the rails - May 20-26 2005 Vol 25 No 19
Radical environmentalism’s double standards - May 13-19 2005 Vol 25 No 18
Isaac Newton: a great physicist who made the public see a new world - May 6-12 2005 Vol 25 No 17
Shuttle launch will signal beginning of great phase in space exploration - April 29-May 5 2005 Vol 25 No 16
Serious doubts expressed over effectiveness of the Kyoto Protocol - April 22-28 2005 Vol 25 No 15
Space is a current and future commercial frontier - April 15-21 2005 Vol 25 No 14
Science's double-talk under the spotlight - April 8-14 2005 Vol 25 No 13
Einstein: an upstart who changed the world - April 1-7 2005 Vol 25 No 12
The Richter Scale under the spotlight - March 25-31 2005 Vol 25 No 11
Firms often rip off varsity labs, individual IP developers - March 18-24 2005 Vol 25 No 10
Proposal for Pretoria name change is arrogant and insulting - March 11-17 2005 Vol 25 No 9
What's in store for the world's second-largest energy importer - March 4-10 2005 Vol 25 No 8
Global warming in the realm of fiction - February 25-March 03 2005 Vol 25 No 7
Time to take our technological heritage more seriously - February 18-24 2005 Vol 25 No 6
Know your limits, but test them too - February 11-17 2005 Vol 25 No 5
Role of tsunamis in earth's revolution - February 4-10 2005 Vol 25 No 4
Teach drivers the physics of driving - January 28-February 3 2005 Vol 25 No 3
Innovation ..... the lifeblood of a country - January 21-27 2005 Vol 25 No 2
Blasting enters the ice age - January 14-20 2005 Vol 25 No 1

Volume 24 - 2004

Is organic growth inorganic? - December 10 2004-January 13 2005 Vol 24 No 48
Communication is the name of the game - December 3-9 2004 Vol 24 No 47
Answer to luring tourists is seeing SA through their eyes - November 26-December 2 2004 Vol 24 No 46
'Tis the season to be speed-trapping - November 19-25 2004 Vol 24 No 45
In the face of global warming doom and gloom, an appeal for good sense - November 12-18 2004 Vol 24 No 44
In scenario analysis, the future isn't always bright - November 5-11 2004 Vol 24 No 43
No room for the devil in the detail of SA statistics - October 29-November 4 2004 Vol 24 No 42
Leave science to the experts: the scientists - October 22-28 2004 Vol 24 No 41
Good fences make good neighbours - October 15-21 2004 Vol 24 No 40
Uranium enrichment questioned with good cause - October 8-14 2004 Vol 24 No 39
Finally, environmental issues get balanced coverage - October 1-7 2004 Vol 24 No 38
Aerospace show offers a glimpse of the future - September 24-30 2004 Vol 24 No 37
Guarding against a false sense of security created by car guards - September 17-23 2004 Vol 24 No 36
Cheering for good sense in science - September 10-16 2004 Vol 24 No 35
SA business must show respect when working in Africa - September 3-9 2004 Vol 24 No 34
Honey catches more flies than vinegar - August 27-September 2 2004 Vol 24 No 33
Call for countermeasures to terrorism technology - Vol 24 No 32
Business Ethics: Not just a boardroom issue - August 13-19 2004 Vol 24 No 31
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Ask the customer and thou shalt receive constructive feedback - July 30-August 5 2004 Vol 24 No 29
Standardisation of African engineering is key to trade - July 23-29 2004 Volume 24 No. 28
Emissions trading not a priority in EU... yet - July 16-22 2004 Volume 24 No. 27
Nuclear gets the nod from minister - July 9-15 2004 Volume 24 No. 26
Cassini mission: remaking the image of Saturn - July 2-8 2004 Volume 24 No. 25
Ivory trade: not a black-and-white issue - June 25-July 1 2004 Volume 24 No. 24
Advancing the quality of life by accelerating electricity consumption - June 18-24 2004 Volume 24 No. 23
Venus’s rare transit of the sun - June 11-17 2004 Volume 24 No. 22
Pride of craftsmen is critical in job creation drive - June 4-10 2004 Volume 24 No. 21
Time for SA to blow its own vuvuzela - May 28-June 3 2004 Volume 24 No. 20
Put on your lateral-thinking cap to manage projects properly - May 21-27 2004 Volume 24 No. 19
Call for consolidated SA space policy - May 14-20 2004 Volume 24 No. 18
Wealth creation is job creation - May 7-13 2004 Volume 24 No. 17
Turning to the right brains for the right advice - April 30-May 6 2004 Volume 24 No. 16
The search for weapons of mass psychological destruction - April 23-29 2004 Volume 24 No. 15
Is the privatisation of govt services the way to go for SA’s optimum economic gain? - April 16-22 2004 Volume 24 No. 14
A sound legal system key to economic progress - April 9-15 2004 Volume 24 No. 13
A programme in support of industrial innovators - April 2-8 2004 Volume 24 No. 12
Call for South Africa’s leaders to take a stand on unemployment - March 26-April 1 2004 Volume 24 No. 11
Education prepares one for a future imperfect - March 19-25 2004 Volume 24 No. 10
The future is not what it used to be - March 12-18 2004 Volume 24 No. 9
Throwing money at problems, won’t necessarily make them go away - March 5-11 2004 Volume 24 No. 8
The need for an accurate skills inventory - February 27-March 4 2004 Volume 24 No. 7
Technology varsities should have real-world focus - February 20-26 2004 Volume 24 No. 6
Let us trade our way out of debt - February 13-19 2004 Volume 24 No. 5
The seat of power in the Knowledge Economy - February 06-12 2004 Volume 24 No. 4
Launching South Africa into the space race - January 30-February 05 2004 Volume 24 No. 3
Adjust your compass to the new magnetic north - January 23-29 2004 Volume 24 No. 2
The role of communications specialists defined - January 16-22 2004 Volume 24 No. 1

Volume 23 - 2003

If only Wilbur and Orville could see us now - December 12 2003-January 15 2004 Volume 23 No. 48
Statistics without context are meaningless - December 5-11 2003 Volume 23 No. 47
Where are the traffic cops when you need them? - November 28-December 4 2003 Volume 23 No. 46
Springbok machine: short on oil and in need of seating in - November 21-27 2003 Volume 23 No. 45
Advancing society by advancing intellectual property - November 14-20 2003 Volume 23 No. 44
When science becomes fiction - November 7-13 2003 Volume 23 No. 43
US mercury-emission standards could poison African exports - October 31-November 6 2003 Volume 23 No. 42
Is the global warming justified? - October 24-30 2003 Volume 23 No. 41
Galileo spacecraft’s 14-year odyssey comes to an end - October 17-23 2003 Volume 23 No. 40
Honouring those explorers who brave space in the name of progress - October 10-16 2003 Volume 23 No. 39
GMOs, trade and the propaganda war - September 19-25 2003 Volume 23 No. 38
Blowing the trumpet of SA nuclear science - September 26-October 2 2003 Volume 23 No. 37
Distribution problem should not be overlooked in Aids treatment drive - September 19-25 2003 Volume 23 No. 36
Keeping an open mind when it comes to preconceived ideas - September 12-18 2003 Volume 23 No. 35
The course of true technological progress never did run smooth - September 5-11 2003 Volume 23 No. 34
Call for legislatation to take spam off the menu - August 29-September 4 2003 Volume 23 No. 33
Mars takes its place in the sun - August 22-28 2003 Volume 23 No. 32
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Where is the business plan for energy alternatives? - August 8-14 2003 Volume 23 No. 30
Who do you think you are, Einstein? - August 1-7 2003 Volume 23 No. 29
Big Five, big business, big deal - July 25-31 2003 Volume 23 No. 28
PBMR: Greens see red, but SA sees gold - July 18-24 2003 Volume 23 No. 27
WTO proxy-war confusion - July 11-17 2003 Volume 23 No. 26
Considering the consequences, both good and bad - July 4-10 2003 Volume 23 No. 25
Untold ramifications of new plastic-bag standard - June 27-July 3 2003 Volume 23 No. 24
Rush hour on the red planet - June 20-26 2003 Volume 23 No. 23
Driver demerit point system needs fair basis - June 13-19 2003 Volume 23 No. 22
Too many teamsters spoil the team spirit - June 6-12 2003 Volume 23 No. 21
The technology fraternity's battle for public confidence - May 30-June 5 2003 Volume 23 No. 20
Improving business when times are good, not just when they’re bad - May 23-29 2003 Volume 23 No. 19
Celebrating Easter in sync - May 16-22 2003 Volume 23 No. 18
Done properly, shooting is a discipline-building sport - May 9-15 2003 Volume 23 No. 17
Entrepreneurial spirit in short supply - May 2-8 2003 Volume 23 No. 16
If it’s too good to be true, then it probably isn’t! - April 25-May 1 2003 Volume 23 No. 15
Credit-card licence poker game - April 18-24 2003 Volume 23 No. 14
Real science should weigh all HIV/Aids cure options - April 11-17 2003 Volume 23 No. 13
Gautrain: it’s not about speed but efficiency of travel - April 4-10 2003 Volume 23 No. 12
Astronomy star celebrates eightieth - March 28-April 3 2003 Volume 23 No. 11
Wind power, but only when the wind blows - March 21-27 2003 Volume 23 No. 10
Thinking outside the box - March 14-20 2003 Volume 23 No. 9
Confusing correlation with causality - March 7-13 2003 Volume 23 No. 8
The social protocol of e-mail - February 27-March 6 2003 Volume 23 No. 7
Why is drinking-water fluoridated? - February 21-27 2003 Volume 23 No. 6
It's elementary my dear Watson! - February 14-20 2003 Volume 23 No. 5
Genuine cooperation is where it’s all at - February 7-13 2003 Volume 23 No. 4
Jungle gym of the mind - January 31-February 6 2003 Volume 23 No. 3
Traffic management needs scientific approach - January 24-30 2003 Volume 23 No. 2
Cop bad drivers, not speedsters - January 17-23 2003 Volume 23 No. 1

Volume 22 - 2002

Hot air is cold hard cash - December 13-January 16 2003 Volume 22 No. 48
Not-so-crafty high school syllabus change - December 6-12 2002 Volume 22 No. 47
Cites should come down from ivory tower - November 29-December 5 2002 Volume 22 No. 46
All’s fair in cricket and war - November 22-28 2002 Volume 22 No. 45
Poisoning minds with toxicity misinformation - November 15-21 2002 Volume 22 No. 44
Turning science lingo into management lingo - November 8-14 2002 Volume 22 No. 43
Knowing your strategy from your tactics - November 1-7 2002 Volume 22 No. 42
The fluid ways of water - October 25-31 2002 Volume 22 No. 41
When you see, look, when you hear, listen - October 18-24 2002 Volume 22 No. 40
The Lotto: exception to the 'money begets money' rule - October 11-17 2002 Volume 22 No. 39
SA gets a lesson in beating its own drum - October 4-10 2002 Volume 22 No. 38
Nuclear reactors: the sky’s no longer the limit - September 27-October 3 2002 Volume 22 No. 37
Instant experts abound - September 20-26 2002 Volume 22 No. 36
Taking the hot air out of 'sustainable development' - September 13-19 2002 Volume 22 No. 35
Taking issue with climate-change arguments - September 6-12 2002 Volume 22 No. 34
Hunting for moon trees - August 30-September 5 2002 Volume 22 No. 33
'The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind' - August 23-29 2002 Volume 22 No. 32
Summit organisers tilting at windmills - August 16-22 2002 Volume 22 No. 31
Give the locals a break - August 9-15 2002 Volume 22 No. 30
SOPS: the good and the bad - August 2-8 2002 Volume 22 No. 29
Blowing in the wind - July 26-August 1 2002 Volume 22 No. 28
Science: the punchbag - July 19-25 2002 Volume 22 No. 27
Alfred Nobel and crime prediction - July 12-18 2002 Volume 22 No. 26
A really unsustainable attempt - July 5-11 2002 Volume 22 No. 25
Nepad on track or on the rack? - June 28-July 4 2002 Volume 22 No. 24
Variation of the wolf-and-pig story - June 21-27 2002 Volume 22 No. 23
A braai on Mars? - June 14-20 2002 Volume 22 No. 22
Crime fighting needs technology - June 7-13 2002 Volume 22 No. 21
When is labour labour? - May 31-June 6 2002 Volume 22 No. 20
Down the new Nosa road - May 24-30 2002 Volume 22 No. 19
We need tech-hype for the public - May 17-23 2002 Volume 22 No. 18
The dilemma of dioxins - May 10-16 2002 Volume 22 No. 17
The pleasure of good rail transport - May 3-9 2002 Volume 22 No. 16
Cold sweat, not no sweat - April 26-May 2 2002 Volume 22 No. 15
New form of matter discovered - April 19-25 2002 Volume 22 No. 14
Pollution smoke and mirrors - April 12-18 2002 Volume 22 No. 13
Measuring water bumps from space - April 5-11 2002 Volume 22 No. 12
What re-engineering really is - March 29-April 4 2002 Volume 22 No. 11
Gem of opportunity in them thar hills - March 22-28 2002 Volume 22 No. 10
Travelling the merry road to confusion - March 15-21 2002 Volume 22 No. 9
Fridge-farming, the green way - March 8-14 2002 Volume 22 No. 8
Latest on global-warming saga - March 1-7 2002 Volume 22 No. 7
Globalisation and the Easter Bunny - February 22-28 2002 Volume 22 No. 6
Walking straight is not so easy - ask any drunk - February 15-21 2002 Volume 22 No. 5
Rows of ducks or hitting sixes? - February 8-14 2002 Volume 22 No. 4
Science should make the magic - February 1-7 2002 Volume 22 No. 3
The rand - maybe it is technology - January 25-31 2002 Volume 22 No. 2
Technology and the profits of doom - January 18-24 2002 Volume 22 No. 1

Volume 21 - 2001

Stamps glowing and gleaming - December 14 2001-January 17 2002 Volume 21 No. 49
Best wishes for traffic management - December 7-13 2001 Volume 21 No. 48
Nuclear techniques for flies and water - November 30-December 6 2001 Volume 21 No. 47
Malaria hits African economy hard - November 23-29 2001 Volume 21 No. 46
ISO saga continues - November 16-22 2001 Volume 21 No. 45
Why tomatoes are vegetables - November 9-15 2001 Volume 21 No. 44
Biggest volcano ever seen - November 2-8 2001 Volume 21 No. 43
Radwaste, compare their ice and our sand - October 26-November 1 2001 Volume 21 No. 42
Thought: the great differentiator - October 19-25 2001 Volume 21 No. 41
'Fix terrorism once and for all' - October 12-18 2001 Volume 21 No. 40
Consultants, coconut theory and government - October 5-11 2001 Volume 21 No. 39
Eco-label threat - September 28-October 4 2001 Volume 21 No. 38
Nuclear ships and bread rolls - September 21-27 2001 Volume 21 No. 37
Workers have a valid fear - September 14-20 2001 Volume 21 No. 36
Media hype and the maths - September 7-13 2001 Volume 21 No. 35
Flying high with perception - August 31-September 6 2001 Volume 21 No. 34
Bananas, beer, Table Mountain and science - August 24-30 2001 Volume 21 No. 33
Hot debate on global warming - August 17-23 2001 Volume 21 No. 32
Where is the systems planning? - August 10-16 2001 Volume 21 No. 31
Custard and bowl music - August 3-9 2001 Volume 21 No. 30
Land grabs vs pond production - July 27-August 2 2001 Volume 21 No. 29
London and Marabastad - a comparison! - July 20-26 2001 Volume 21 No. 28
Faster than the speed of light? - July 13-19 2001 Volume 21 No. 27
Armsdeal poker game - July 6-12 2001 Volume 21 No. 26
Leukaemia surprise - June 29-July 5 2001 Volume 21 No. 25
Brockovich, lambs and razor blades - June 22-28 2001 Volume 21 No. 24
May your future grow like a plant - June 15-21 2001 Volume 21 No. 23
Did you hear about the Irishman who... - June 8-14 2001 Volume 21 No. 22
Tea as an industrial indicator - June 1-7 2001 Volume 21 No. 21
Mentorship needed more than ever - May 25-31 2001 Volume 21 No. 20
Technology rules, politics is process - May 18-24 2001 Volume 21 No. 19
Our soldiers in the jungle rumble - May 11-17 2001 Volume 21 No. 18
Action learning's the buzz - May 4-10 2001 Volume 21 No. 17
Ice-cream and Aids - April 27-May 3 2001 Volume 21 No. 16
Pills and golden eggs - April 20-26 2001 Volume 21 No. 15
G&T, doctor's orders - April 13-19 2001 Volume 21 No. 14
Navy should watch the fish - April 06-12 2001 Volume 21 No. 13
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Penicillin, gold and rubber - March 23-29 2001 Volume 21 No. 11
Taking the profit out of crime - March 16-22 2001 Volume 21 No. 10
Collecting money using my tax - March 9-15 2001 Volume 21 No. 09
The bag that the cats get - March 2-8 2001 Volume 21 No. 08
Congrats on a very good job - February 23-March 01 2001 Volume 21 No. 07
The dome, spirit and symbol - February 16-22 2001 Volume 21 No. 06
Turning red to green - February 9-15 2001 Volume 21 No. 05
To page or not to page - February 2-8 2001 Volume 21 No. 04
Gambling, beer and engineering principles - January 26-February 01 2001 Volume 21 No. 03
Financing for technology innovation - January 19-25 2001 Volume 21 No. 02
First World insensitive to reality of Africa - January 12-18 2001 Volume 21 No. 01

Volume 20 - 2000

The bank is the groundsman, not a player - December 8 2000-January 11 2001 Volume 20 No. 47
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New star of wonder - November 24-30 2000 Volume 20 No. 45
Eskom bright sparks - November 17-23 2000 Volume 20 No. 44
Do what you say - November 3-9 2000 Volume 20 No. 42
Restructuring smoke and mirrors - October 27-November 2 2000 Volume 20 No. 41
One wave rolls, the other follows - October 20-26 2000 Volume 20 No. 40
The future is your business - October 13-19 2000 Volume 20 No. 39
Aids needs real scientific aid - October 6-12 2000 Volume 20 No. 38
Olympics pushing limits - September 29-October 5 2000 Volume 20 No. 37
Apply physics for profit - September 22-28 2000 Volume 20 No. 36
The birds, the bees and DDT - September 15-21 2000 Volume 20 No. 35
Don't duck the junk - September 8-14 2000 Volume 20 No. 34
From planes to trains - September 1-7 2000 Volume 20 No. 33
The spice of life - August 25-31 2000 Volume 20 No. 32
The sky is not the limit - August 18-24 2000 Volume 20 No. 31

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