Technology

Light-based Li-Fi Internet Boasts Speeds 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

When the first version of the Wi-Fi protocol was released in 1997, it boasted wireless speeds of up to 2 megabits per second. Now, there’s Li-Fi, a potential successor to Wi-Fi that’s capable of transmitting data at 1 gigabit per second, about 100 times faster than today’s average home wireless connection and 500 times faster… Continue reading Light-based Li-Fi Internet Boasts Speeds 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

Technology

Parasitic worm ‘increases women’s fertility’

Infection with a species of parasitic worm increases the fertility of women, say scientists. A study of 986 indigenous women in Bolivia indicated a lifetime of Ascaris lumbricoides, a type of roundworm, infection led to an extra two children. Researchers, writing in the journal Science, suggest the worm is altering the immune system to make… Continue reading Parasitic worm ‘increases women’s fertility’

News

Tanzania gold miners trapped for 41 days rescued

Five gold miners have been rescued in western Tanzania after being trapped underground for 41 days, while 12 others are still missing, police say. The artisanal miners survived by eating roots, soil, frogs and cockroaches and are receiving treatment at hospital. The group had gone underground to rescue 11 other miners when they became trapped,… Continue reading Tanzania gold miners trapped for 41 days rescued

Politics

Dasuki awarded N333bn fake arms contracts –Panel

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received the interim report of the 13-man committee set up by the Office of the National Security Adviser to audit the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces and Defence sector from 2007 to date with a directive that all indicted persons be arrested and brought to book.… Continue reading Dasuki awarded N333bn fake arms contracts –Panel

General · Inspiration

‘I saw my son wrestling with the suicide bomber’ – Father of Yobe blast victim

The father of one of the victims of the suicide bomb attack in Damaturu, Yobe State,  said that he came out of the house and saw his son wrestling with the suicide bomber before the bomb went off killing his 19-yr-old son Hassan Mohammed Damagum. Mohammed, a pre-degree student at the Yobe State University, was… Continue reading ‘I saw my son wrestling with the suicide bomber’ – Father of Yobe blast victim

General · Inspiration

Harvard’s prestigious debate team loses to NY inmates

Months after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught by faculty from nearby Bard College, and where inmates have formed a popular debate club. Last month,… Continue reading Harvard’s prestigious debate team loses to NY inmates

Technology

The Sun creates ‘space weather’ that affects us all

The Sun is constantly blasting the Earth with radiation, creating spectacular light displays at the poles. But sometimes this gets dangerous It began as an ordinary summer’s evening. But by 8 o’clock on 29 August 1859, the residents of New Orleans knew something was up. The sky was glowing green and sparks were falling like rain.… Continue reading The Sun creates ‘space weather’ that affects us all