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Robots made of Algae to kill cancer cells [Sci Tech]

Robots made of Algae to kill cancer cells [Sci Tech]

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Scientists have built a microbot out of algae which could swim through the body , propelled by magnetic forces and potentially destroy cancer cells when it decomposes.

The idea is that the miniature robots could help doctors to deliver drugs and diagnose diseases in a non-invasive manner.

Also,a Ghanaian start up company, IspaceGh , a tech hub offering co-working space, tools and facilities for entrepreneurs to launch their projects, is determined to make IT and digital innovation a part of the fibre on the continent.

Meanwhile,about 1.3 million youth across 35 African countries have been trained on basic coding skills at the 2017 edition of the Africa Code Week.

Organizers say,the number indicated a 203% increase over the 2016 edition, which saw over 400,000 youth trained across 30 African countries.

Ignatius Annor brings you details of these stories on this week’s edition of Sci Tech.

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