Re.Search Issue 2: Innovation

In November last year, we launched the first issue of our new multimedia-rich e-magazine, Re.Search, which is available on the University of Pretoria’s (UP) dedicated science communication platform, Research Matters.

The first issue focused on the theme of ‘Sustainability’ – Issue 2 highlights ‘Innovation’ and is now available online

In keeping with the theme of innovation and thinking out of the box, the cover artwork features a colourised scanning electron micrograph of a flower bud of the snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) – or for innovators, a rose by any other name! Snapdragons are known to grow in rocky and uninhabitable areas, and much like innovation, seem to grow and develop against the odds. Like creativity in innovation, they spread their seeds through the wind and, despite being one colour when their flowers fall, can reinvent themselves and grow back in another colour after winter. Due to their self-seeding abilities and capacity to be propelled by the wind, they can sometimes seem to appear out of nowhere – much like all of our great ideas!

Simply click on the cover to open the hosting page and then click on the magazine cover again and scroll through the pages to read.

Re.Search COver

April 26, 2022

  • Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute

Other Related Research

  • Story

    Beetles use mimicry to fool bees into feeding them

    A breakthrough study from the University of Pretoria has found that small hive beetles trapped inside a honeybee nest sneakily entice the very bees that keep them prisoner into providing them with the best of what there is to feed on in the hive – even some of the queen’s portion.

  • Photo

    A battle between bees and beetles

    Small hive beetles (Aethina tumida) sometimes invade nests to feed on pollen and honey stores, and to lay eggs. So African honeybee subspecies herd the tiny insects into inaccessible cracks and corners of the nest where they can cause no harm. The beetles then dupe the bees that keep them prisoner into providing them with the best food in the hive.

  • Stories

    UP part of global research team to present the first image of Sagittarius A*

    Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. The announcement was made at simultaneous press conferences around the world. Professor Roger Deane, an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria and Director for the Centre of Astrophysics at the University of Witwatersrand and Wits Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Iniyan...

Copyright © University of Pretoria 2020. All rights reserved.

Share