Tag Archive: Africa

Aug 09 2015

TED-Ed: Mansa Musa, one of the wealthiest people who ever lived

Researchers from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have designed an interface that takes advantage of a human’s split-second reflexes allowing a humanoid to maintain its balance and complete tasks. (Learn more: ) Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT Additional footage courtesy of the researchers  

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Dec 04 2014

BBC Science in Action: African Soil Report; Climate Defence Plans; China’s Wetlands; Mangrove Conservation

Unhealthy soil prevalent across sub-Saharan Africa; Climate defence plans at a stand-still in developing countries; Wetlands are in decline across China; Important mangrove forests in need of conservation. Science in Action provides you with the new developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/scia/scia_20141204-2030a.mp3

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Sep 28 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Financing Africa’s Future: infrastructure, investment and opportunity

Speaker(s): Dr Donald Kaberuka, Professor Sir Paul Collier Chair: Leonard Wantchekon Low investment in infrastructure is a critical constraint on economic growth in Africa. Dr Kaberuka will assess the challenges and offer his views on the way forward.   http://richmedia.lse.ac.uk/publiclecturesandevents/20140923_1830_financingAfricasFuture.mp3

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Sep 09 2014

Earth from Space: Lake Chad

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the one-hundred-fifteenth edition, discover this important water source for over 60 million people in Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.  

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Jun 07 2014

Earth from Space: Mount Kenya

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Explore Mount Kenya and the surrounding national park in this edition.  

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May 11 2014

David Hilton: Rift! Geologic Clues to What’s Tearing Africa Apart

East Africa is one of the most geologically intriguing places on the planet—a place where the African continent is literally ripping apart. Deep rift valleys, active volcanoes, and hot springs are dramatic evidence for the powerful forces deep within the earth that are slowly reshaping the continent. Join geochemist David Hilton on an adventure to …

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Mar 28 2014

BeetleCam Project Update and BeetleCopter in the Serengeti

Published on Mar 13, 2014 New video footage from BeetleCam in the Serengeti, plus announcing the new BeetleCam Hybrid. Will Burrard-Lucas is a professional wildlife photographer from the UK.     Aerial footage from the Serengeti taken with my remote-control “BeetleCopter”. Best viewed fullscreen.  

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Mar 02 2014

Lion Guardians – Coexistence between people and lions

The Lion Guardians monitor lion movements, warn pastoralist when lions are in the area, recover lost livestock, reinforce livestock corrals and intervene to stop lion hunting parties. Collectively these efforts lead to a reduction in the loss of livestock, which in turn enhances the livelihoods of the local people and builds tolerance for lions and …

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Jan 29 2014

Earth from Space: Kilimanjaro

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and the plains in southern Kenya are pictured in a false-colour image featured in this edition.

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Dec 30 2013

BBC: Human Planet – Stealing meat from lions

Dorobo men cut and butcher an already dead wildebeest before taking it away. Narrated by John Hurt. Human Planet is an 8-part British television documentary series. It is produced by the BBC with co-production from Discovery and BBC Worldwide. It describes the human species and its relationship with the natural world by showing the remarkable …

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Nov 01 2013

Earth from Space: Lands of change

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In this edition, we explore the lakes and mountains of western Uganda.

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Jul 15 2013

UCLA: Lyn Wadlay | The Origin of Us: African Climate of the Last 400000 Years East African and South African Evidence

One of the enduring questions of human origins is when, where and how we “Behaviorally Modern Humans” emerged and why and how we eventually replaced all the other human-like species. This series hosted by the University of California with Rick Potts (Smithsonian Institution) leads off with a talk about African Climate of the Last 400,000 Years, …

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Jan 08 2013

The Tracker & The Banker

A short film and mini documentary by Philip Bloom shot at Londolozi Game Reserve in Kruger National Park over one day and a morning. The Tracker & The Banker from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

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Dec 30 2012

Discovery Channel: Africa – Attenborough – Giraffe Battle

A new series on Discovery Channel will show the African wildlife from a perhaps new perspective. Watch as two giraffes engage in a vicious battle for the rights to this prized territory from the ‘Kalahari’ episode. Male giraffes can be up to almost 6 meters (19,6 feet) high including the neck, and weigh up to almost …

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Oct 16 2012

ESA: Earth from Space: Africa’s largest and highest

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In this edition, Africa’s highest mountains and largest lake are pictured in an image from the Envisat satellite.

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