October 2, 2023

Gadget of the week

Brain implants help the paralyzed type faster By Jon Fingas From engadget It’s possible for paralysis victims to type and otherwise communicate with the world, but they usually have to do so at a glacial pace. They might not be nearly so limited in the future, though. In experiments combining BrainGate2 (a high-speed neural implant […]

There’s a lot we don’t know about prime numbers

By Andy Kiersz From Business Insider Prime numbers are one of the most basic topics of study in the branch of mathematics called number theory. Primes are numbers that can only be evenly divided by themselves and 1. For example, 7 is a prime number since I’m left with a remainder or a fractional component […]

King Tut’s weapon from outer space

BY RAIN NOE From Core77 We know that sounds like a bad movie title, but it’s science Did you know there was a time when iron was more valuable than gold? You might wonder how that’s possible, since iron is one of the most common elements on Earth and gold is not. The reason is […]

World Animal Protection: Cayman Islands Turtle Farm subsidies to hit CI$100m

World Animal Protection Comments re: Turtle Farm Subsidies Leading animal welfare charity World Animal Protection has criticised the Cayman Islands Government (CIG) for further subsidising failures at the controversial Cayman Turtle Farm. The CIG’s announcement of a further subsidy of CI$12.7M for the Cayman Turtle Farm over the 18-month period between July 1st 2016 and […]

Zika Virus Update as of 30 May 2016 – No Zika Cases in Cayman Islands

Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Samuel Williams Rodriguez, wishes to advise that as of Monday, 30 May, there are no reported or confirmed cases of Zika virus in the Cayman Islands. Sixty countries worldwide have reported continuing Zika virus since 2015, with ongoing transmission by mosquitoes, according to the World Health Organization. A downward […]

Pluto’s atmosphere

Pluto’s atmosphere takes center stage in new NASA photo BY MIRIAM KRAMER A new photo of Pluto’s atmosphere makes the invisible visible. The new image, taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in July, shows the blue ring of the dwarf planet’s atmosphere as it would appear in the infrared — a kind of light invisible […]

Digicel benefits from sun2com solar energy solution

PV Energy installs sun2com systems for Caribbean mobile phone network provider Steady developments of new technologies as well as an increasing need of staying online and connected on an international level require reliable internet and mobile phone connections – even in the most remote locations. The energy supply for telecommunication stations, also referred to as […]

World’s oldest tea

The world’s oldest tea was found in a Chinese emperor’s tomb AFP From Business Insider The tomb of a Chinese emperor who lived more than 2,100 years ago has yielded the oldest remains of tea, said researchers who used it to re-date part of the ancient Asian Silk Road. The plant remains were retrieved from […]

Drupa 2016

Drupa news: Are You Ready to ‘Touch the Future? From RTA Digital With mere weeks until the 2016 edition of the mega drupa printing trade fair in Europe, the wait is nearly over. On May 31st the visitors will begin their pilgrimage to Dusseldorf, Germany, prepared to “Touch the Future” of the printing industry. The […]

Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE)

BY CARDINAL WARDE From Caribbean Science Foundation The long-term overall goal of the CSF (http://caribbeanscience.org) is to help diversify the economies of the Caribbean Region by smulating more technology-based entrepreneurship, creating more high paying jobs, and thereby raising the standard of living of the people. It is widely believed that the Region needs to create […]