Friday, December 14, 2018
Some tree aged between aged 1 100 and 2 500 years n Baobab is the biggest and longest-living flowering tree Some of Africa’s oldest and biggest baobab trees — a few dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks — have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the...
The industrialisation of agriculture began some 100 years ago. We are now witnessing its digitalisation. But a wave of big data may sweep farmers off their land, unless they mark out a course in good time and decide which problems digital technologies should address. In the future, young farmers are...
As passengers are once again pictured carrying suitcases off a burning plane, we should re-assess our priorities — and our knowledge of proper safety procedure, says Simon Calder. When next you fly, assess your cabin baggage. Not to see if it will conform with the airlines’ ever-more complex range of...
The future of the skies is being defined this week in Zurich, Switzerland, as the most progressive government and industry leaders dedicate themselves to advancing autonomous aviation, through community engagement, in the interest of society. The challenges facing drones and personal aerial transport are many, and well-defined solutions that propel...
Livingston Marufu With the global media awash with Zimbabwe reports since the ouster of former President Mugabe in November last year, the new administration can now capitalise on that positive publicity to market the country as an attractive tourist destination. Zimbabwe, which is known by many as the Jewel of Africa...
Enacy Mapakame Zimbabwean banks have accelerated the switch to paperless transactions, but the rural people risk being left behind due to digital divide. The country’s booming technological development is reflected in the rapid growth of mobile phone use, where every citizen virtually has access to a cellular phone, mainly smart phones. But...
It’s a photo finish between Virgin Atlantic and Eva Air as to who introduced premium economy to the world first. Eva, a Taiwanese carrier founded in 1989 launched its “evergreen” class on its Boeing 747s in late 1992, flying from Taipei to Los Angeles with passengers spread across four cabins...
THE world’s longest commercial flight will be launched in October by Singapore Airlines. Passengers will fly non-stop between New York and Singapore, covering a distance of around 9,500 miles. New Airbus A35-900ULR (ultra long range) aircraft will be used for the flights, lasting up to 18 hours and 45 minutes. They will...
Business Writer With global media ablaze with Zimbabwean topics since the ouster of the country’s former president Robert Mugabe in November last year, the new administration can capitalise on that publicity to market the country’s numerous attractive tourist destinations. Zimbabwe, which is known by many as the Jewel of Africa, given...
Tawanda Musarurwa Inside the Matobo National Park, having travelled just a few kilometres searching for Maleme Dam, where we were looking forward to some canoeing and fishing, we encountered a sign post marked “White Rhino Shelter”. Perfect start to our exploration of the park, we thought. This should be straightforward then. Having...