Harry Potter, come get your cloak

You might call it Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, but it’s not. A “magical” shield that can make objects ‘vanish’ behind an innovative light-bending material has been created for the military. The developers, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp, claim its new application is based on Quantum Stealth Technology – also known as the “Invisibility Cloak.” Yes. Potter is…

54gene Raises $4.5 Million for World’s Largest Pan-African Bio Bank

When discussing the issue of ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity, many people think about the United States because of its history; after all, America is a country that has been largely shaped by immigration. Once we look beyond North America, however, we start seeing countries with far greater rates of diversity, to wit: Tanzania, Uganda,…

Meet Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong and His Brilliant African Genome Project

At the recent Y Combinator Demo Day, an event that brings together promising technology startups with prospective investors, one company particularly stood out in terms of future vision. 54gene, a biotechnology company founded by Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong of Nigeria, was the Y Combinator startup that really caught the attention of venture capital firms because the…

Bloody Mess: Silicon Valley’s Golden girl

Inside Silicon Valley’s Bloody Battle: Lately, gossip magazines, pundits, opinionators and lifestyle sections of major newspapers have been busy covering a flurry of news stories related to flamboyant fraud, deception and duplicity. There was the infamous Bahamas Fyre Festival that never took place, the amazing case of the fake German heiress Anna Delvey, and the…

RippleNami: An African App Changing How We Look at the World

Of all the major developments of the Information Age, data visualization has been one of the most significant. Edward Tufte, a prominent American scholar who has been studying examples of data visualization since they first appeared on cave paintings of the Paleolithic period, has said that science and art have something in common: they both…

#HerFutureAfrica – Empowering Women Through Business Innovation

According to a 2016 report published by the United Nations Development Programme, African women who work in the informal sector earn 30 percent less than their male counterparts; furthermore, less than 30 percent of small and medium businesses in the Continent employ women as managers. As in other regions of the world, gender inequality presents…