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UK-based Zimbabwean inventor develops robot helper ‘Milton’ for the NHS and it’s a penguin

William Pasi Sachiti a Zimbabwean inventor based in the UK was challenged by Milton Keynes University Hospital, an NHS trust, to develop a helper robot for the NHS. William and his team created this robot in the form of a penguin and it has been operating live since November 2022. Milton is what they call […]


Innovators and tinkerers, registration for Zimbabwe Science Fair opens today!

The Zimbabwe Science Fair has opened registrations for the 2023 stint of this competition. Registration opens on 1 November 2022 and up to 16 awards are for grabs which are listed below: 2023 Grand & Special awards Association for Women Geoscientists Award BUCA IMSEF Award China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC) Finalist Award […]


Zim man ‘invents’ biomass-powered pump and gold processing plant

This year’s edition of the ZITF produced a star. Mr Fortune Donga showcased a biomass-powered pump and gold processing plant which had attendees fawning. Some called it the innovation this year and mentioned the country’s renewable energy mandate. Is this a big deal or one of those exhibition hits with little real world potential blown […]


Top 10 Most Dangerous Celebrities To Search For Online

Cybercriminals know that people love and admire celebrities and do everything possible to take advantage of this interest and capitalize on it. McAfee researchers have compiled this year’s list with the most dangerous celebrities to search for online. Here are the most dangerous celebrities: Alexis Bledel James Corden Sophie Turner Anna Kendrick Lupita Nyong’o Jimmy […]


African Data Science Platform Hosting US$8 000 Competition In Partnership With Microsoft

We’ve written about Zindi before, the platform puts up AI/Data science problems that they pay African’s for solving. It’s quite the platform and if you’re an AI professional (or fanatic), it’s something you need to closely follow. The platform has partnered with Microsoft and Wazihub to advance the use of tech for agricultural resilience and […]


Zimbabwe Ratifies Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Last month Zimbabwe became the latest country to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). The then President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe had signed the treaty on behalf of our country back in 1999. It took us a whooping 20 years to actually legally recognise the treaty. In our defense we probably were too busy with the […]


Nashua Zimbabwe Urges Students & Recent Graduates To Apply For 3D Specialist Position

The Zimbabwean job market resembles a desert most of the time but with some determination and luck some pretty cool things might come your way. We stumbled on this “3D Specialist” job ad on Nashua Zimbabwe’s Facebook page and felt it would be a disservice if we didn’t give our audience a heads-up. The job description […]


Can Your Sim Card Be Hacked?

The message below has been circulating on Whatsapp. SIM SWAP FRAUD Dear All, Please lets be very careful.. There is a new HIGH TECH FRAUD in town called the SIM SWAP FRAUD and hundreds of persons are already VICTIMS. How it works 1 A new fraud called SIM SWAP has started. Your phone network will […]


Zim’s Very Own Space Agency Launched -Now We Wait & Watch

Zingsa (Zimbabwe National Geo-Spatial and Space Agency) was launched yesterday. It promises the discovery of new minerals and renewable energy sources, wildlife monitoring and investor attraction. The president said: This programme is expected to enhance Zimbabwe’s capabilities in global policy discourses on generation, access, use and regulation of the application of space technologies and innovations […]


Zim Space Agency Will Be Made Up Of The Following Departments

The Zimbabwe National Geospatial and Space Agency (ZINGSA) is set to be officially launched in a matter of hours. The Ministry Of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development who will be heading the agency released details of how ZINGSA will be structured. We’ve already taken a look at some of the things that […]


Zim National Space Agency To Launch Tommorrow: Big Promises Have Been Made Before, Will They Be Met This Time?

Our very own NASA? No, not the one concerned with social security and pensions but one to do with rockets and moon landings. A national space agency is exactly what was promised by the Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, Amon Murwira, last month. Back in June, Murwira noted that the agency would be getting an […]


Zim To Join A Select Group Of African Nations With Space Agencies

The government has revealed that they are working to launch their own space agency. The National Geo-Spatial and Space Agency (NGSSA-quite the mouthful). The space agency will be headed by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education as part of their 100-day plan and the plan will make use of airspace a priority. The minister […]


Bulawayo IVF tech advances, results to show for it…

Just a little over a week ago, Bulawayo received its first good news as far as in vitro fertilisation (IVF) is concerned – a baby conceived through IVF was born at Bulawayo Assisted Reproductive Technology (BART) centre. IVF is an assisted reproductive technology (ART). The IVF process involves extracting eggs and then manually combining them […]