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Radar Device For Cyclists is like Eyes in the Back of Your Head [Podcast]

Being hit from behind is the single biggest cause of cycling deaths in the US. It’s a global problem, as the founders of Backtracker discovered when they met a man in their native Stellenbosch, South Africa, who chose to cycle in the face of oncoming traffic, rather than take the risk of being hit unawares from behind. The solution they came up […]

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Soweto Gospel Choir Mandela Tribute

Soweto’s Gospel Choir teamed up with Woolworths in Johannesburg to do a “flash mob” tribute to Mandela. The choir members dressed up as staff and shoppers. Watch it – it’s very powerful: http://youtu.be/MHHjP7XrBq0 The song they sing is Johnny Clegg’s Asimbonanga (We have not seen him): Asimbonanga [we have not seen him] Asimbonang’ uMandela thina [we […]

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Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s Science & Technology Legacy

Nelson Mandela brought peace to a divided nation.  The work of development in South Africa and other countries in the region is an ongoing challenge, and Mandela believed that science and technology have a central role in that. Calestous Juma writes in New Scientist: Apartheid did not just separate races. Probably the most destructive of its […]

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Friday 6 December 2013 Irish newspaper front pages

RIP Nelson Mandela

Irish newspaper front pages are dominated by the death of Nelson Mandela.   via RTE Radio 1 Tomorrow mornings front pages (via @MikeHogan4FM) pic.twitter.com/OPwC04pqNk — RTÉ Radio 1 (@RTERadio1) December 6, 2013

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