Quest Volume 14 Number 4 2018

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Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Department of Science and Technology
On the cover on the brink of catastrophe the world is heading for meltdown, as the latest IPCC special report shows - IPCC 1.5°C report: here’s what the climate science says It’s going to be tough, but we can do it. By Keith Shine - what southern Africa needs to do to manage rising temperatures the climate situation in southern Africa is already worse than in most other regions, reports Robert Scholes features - What the latest assessment on global warming means for southern Africa for climate change ‘hotspots’like Botswana and Namibia, local warming and drying will be greater than the global average. By Mark new - Does sunny South Africa really have an ideal climate for tourism? Not every tourist leaves the country satisfied with the weather they experienced explain Jennifer Fitchett and Gijsbert Hoogendoorn - Wetlands – providing ecosystem services Alanna Rebelo explains how palmeit wetlands function as ecosystem engineers - How we recreated a lost Africa city with laser technology Using laser lights to see the past. By Karim Sadr - Senamile’s journey to CERN Noni Sophe talks to the first African woman to conduct an experiment at the nuclear research facility at the CERN laboratory - Who gets the revolving chair? By Tsepo Majake - How African researchers are adding to deeper knowledge about neutrons. By Ntombizikhona Beaulah Ndlovu news - How to grow a dinosaur ear - New fossils from north China shed light on the incremental evolution of insect-eating - Jurassic giant of South Africa dinosaurs - Multimedia graphic design – 73 000 years ago - Shedding a new light on optical trapping and tweezing.
Cite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2018). Quest: Science for South Africa, 14(4). [Online] Available at:
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2018). Quest: Science for South Africa, 14(4). [Online] Available at:
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