Wits in 60 seconds - our weekly news digest
'Teleporting' images across a network securely using only light - Researchers show for the first time, how we can transport images across a network without physically sending the image.
The existence of Dark Matter has been confirmed by a series of astrophysical and cosmological observations, however, no experimental observation has been reported yet. Wits researchers have pioneered a new way of searching for Dark Matter by exploring whether Dark Matter particles are produced inside a jet of standard model particles.
The impact of sleep disorders on South Africans is a very under-researched field. The new Restonic Ezintsha Sleep Clinic at Wits aims to advance local sleep research and the interplay of sleep with other health conditions, as well as provide services to patients with sleep problems and train doctors to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.
The energy crisis is taking its toll on the mental health of pandemic-weary South Africans as the country is just emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. The School of Human and Community Development is currently conducting the first comprehensive academic study exploring the overall psychological impact of the ongoing energy crisis on South Africans.
Death rates in South Africa have declined slightly during the past few years. However, the country faces a steady rise in both death and disability caused by increases in non-communicable diseases such as diabetes. Researchers say hiking the sugar tax would help.
Unicorns - the story behind southern Africa's one-horned creatures. One-horned animals depicted in rock art are not mere rhinos nor antelope, nor are they the creatures of European myth. The uncanny resemblance between European unicorns and South African “unicorns” was pure chance, research shows. The mixing of foreign beliefs with local ones in colonial South Africa has hidden the independent, indigenous creature.