The Royal Academy of Engineering Africa prize, now in its fifth year, has shortlisted 16 African inventors from six countries to receive funding, training and mentoring for projects intended to revolutionize sectors from agriculture and science to women’s health.
Judges have chosen the winner of the Water Abundance Xprize, and it might just be vital to solving some of the world's most difficult shortages. The Skysource/Skywater Alliance has earned $1.5 million for WEDEW (Wood to Energy Deployed Water), a system that converts air into drinking water using natural resources for power.
Drinking hot tea could be linked to a lower risk of having an eye condition that can lead to blindness, research has suggested — although experts say the study does not show that the brew offers any protective effect.
Researchers have found that regular consumption of coffee can reduce the risk of death as a result of a variety of causes such as diabetes and heart diseases, compared to those did not consume coffee during the 10-year study.