Quest Volume 15 Number 1 2019

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2019)

Cite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2019). Quest: Science for South Africa, 15(1). [Online] Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11911/108

Magazine

The periodic table –past and present celebrating the 150th anniversary of the periodic table’s discovery - transition metals elements in groups 3 to 12 benefit society in a variety of ways - elements of a smartphone our phones contain many different periodic table elements, with very specific functions - Isotope geochemistry Roger Diamond gives an introductory overview of isotopes and the information they yield - Ötzi the iceman isotopes reveal the life story of a man who lived 5 000 years ago feature - making massive leaps in electronics at nanoscale Schalk Mouton meets a rising star of the physics lab - lighting up what we cannot see Lize Engelbrecht shares some useful applications of fluorescence microscopy - hydrogen power - Nicklaus Kruger explains the benefits of hydrogen as a fuel for the future. - the fly has flown Julie Coetzee tells us about the release of a new biological control agent.