Higher learning institutions touted as hub for ideas inclined towards industrialisation

By Zbc Reporter The enthusiasm with which universities have embraced the Education 5.0 strategy has impressed some cabinet ministers describing the thrust as breeding an ecosystem of ideas for Innovation…

‘Medibot’ to do rounds on Malaysian virus wards

MALAYSIAN scientists have created a barrel-shaped robot on wheels that they hope will make the rounds on hospital wards to check on coronavirus patients, reducing health workers’ risk of infection.…

Great Zimbabwe University joins COVID 19 fight through manufacturing sanitizers

THE Great Zimbabwe University has joined the national fight against covid 19 by launching a sanitizer manufacturing project at their laboratory. The sanitizers will be handed over to the health…

Crowdsourced virtual supercomputer revs up virus research

GAMERS, bitcoin “miners” and companies large and small have teamed up for an unprecedented data-crunching effort that aims to harness idle computing power to accelerate research for a coronavirus treatment.…

Larry Tesler: Computer scientist behind cut, copy and paste dies aged 74

Larry Tesler, an icon of early computing, has died at the age of 74. Tesler started working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s, at a time when computers were…

Facebook’s Zuckerberg wants ‘new framework’ for digital tax

FACEBOOK founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday backed moves by the OECD group of free-market economies to reform the way online giants are taxed worldwide, even if that means…

Potraz seeks to bridge the digital divide

By ZBC Reporter THE POSTAL and telecommunications regulatory authority of Zimbabwe -Potraz is stepping up efforts to close the digital gap by establishing additional mobile telecommunication base stations in marginalised…

In Norway, bottles made of plastic are still fantastic

ONE at a time, the elderly lady places her empties into the gaping hole of a machine at the entrance to an Oslo supermarket. With a well-functioning deposit system, Norway…

Will Facebook Dating swipe online lovebirds out of digital nest?

ALL’s fair in electronic love and dating – or is it? The battle for hearts and minds of couples seeking their perfect match online has taken a new turn. If…

Parly Committee impressed with ICT Universal Service Fund projects

By ZBC Reporter THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services says telecommunications infrastructure that has been set up in remote areas will bridge the communication…