Quest Volume 17 Number 3 2021

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2021)

Cite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2021). Quest: Science for South Africa, 17(3). [Online] Available at:

MRI: Quest takes a closer look at magnetic resonance imaging - Boosting computer performance: Atsufumi Hirohata explains how spintronics allow more efficient data storage - Magnetism in accelerator-based science: Gillian Arendse reports on the relevance of magnetism at iThemba LABS - Tracking continents in deep time: Michiel de Kock reveals how the Earth’s magnetic field is recorded in rocks - Observing the Earth’s magnetic field: Pieter Kotzé discusses the role of SANSA’s geomagnetic observation network - Birds, brains and magnetic fields: Betony Adams and Francesco Petruccione share current theories of avian magnetoreception - Seeing below the ground: Francois Fourie tells us how magnetism is used to investigate the Earth’s subsurface - Maglev: Quest explores the use of magnetic levitation in transportation systems - The innovation train: Mike Bruton pays tribute to South Africans who made train-related innovations - The IPCC’s latest assessment report: Francois Engelbrecht and Pedro Monteiro list climate change messages for southern Africa - Starting out on a STEM career: Quest explores two initiatives to develop skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - The ancient African plant that captured Giorgio Armani’s attention - Animal home-building habits may provide clues to climate change adaptation - Essential facts about Covid-19 - Books - Puzzles - Subscription.

Author and contributor ORCIDs: Hirohata, Atsufumi ORCID; Hirohata, Atsufumi ORCID; De Kock, Michiel ORCID; De Kock, Michiel ORCID; Kotze, Pieter ORCID; Kotze, Pieter ORCID; Adams, Betony ORCID; Adams, Betony ORCID; Petruccione, Francesco ORCID; Petruccione, Francesco ORCID; Fourie, Francois ORCID; Fourie, Francois ORCID; Farrant, Jill ORCID; Engelbrecht, Francois ORCID
Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Sponsorship: Department of Science and Innovation; Academy of Science of South Africa
Peer review status: Non-Peer Reviewed