Quest Volume 13 Number 1 2017

Academy of Science of South Africa (2017)

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Contents: Time machine in my pocket: Hannah Worters shares the excitement of installing a new telescope; Degrading proteins: cell maintenance: Ben Loos looks at the amazing process of autophagy; African skies: Sivuyile Manxoyi reflects on the indigenous astronomy of southern African peoples; Containing explosions: Genevieve Langdon shows how materials science is used to contain explosions; Tour de science: Quest goes on a science tour; Science in tomorrow’s classroom: Carlo Laj, Friedrich Barnikel, Wendy Taylor and Daksha Naran outline 15 years of geosciences workshops for teachers; A lure at both ends: puff adders leave nothing to chance; Deep secrets revealed: research expedition sheds light on deep-sea ecosystems; Cellphone-based maths competition subtracts Mxit, adds Android; Wits researchers find techniques to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic device applications; Who made the art? Researchers find way to identify the sex of the artists who created ancient rock art.