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17 July 2013

Supported by 40 years of theoretical progress, astrophysicists have published research that finally bridges the gap between theory and observation, demonstrating that gas spiraling toward a black hole inevitably results in X-ray emissions. Read about their discovery, the exotic nature of black holes, and the technology uncovering the details of the widely accepted theory.


21-year-old software developer Godfrey Magila has big ideas about how to use technology to build confidence in African voting systems. After taking part in a hackathon in Tanzania in 2011, he was inspired to set up his own business and is now attempting to develop the country’s first ever biometric voter-registration system.


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This issue marks the 10th anniversary of iSGTW. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers and all those who have contributed to the publication over the last decade.