Scifest Africa 2016 offered more than 56,000 visitors from Southern Africa a festival programme consisting of 65 exhibitions and 706 events, presented by 328 contributors from 76 organisations in South Africa and six other countries, and received media coverage to the value of ZAR 5,6 million from 1 January - 31 March 2016. 

Here are a few links to the cool videos from Scifest 2016

Scifest Africa 2016 - The Grand Official Opening Gala

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za7xjItE1xg&t=1005s

Beneath the skin productions- Speed Hunter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRMyOPJULK4

Dr Rob Gess, Albany Museum - The unusual coelacanth fossil find

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQRoOlBbYlM

Clarice Greyling - Detection of learning difficulties

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3uzrjUIn1w

Case Rijsdijk Astronomical Society of SA - Telescopes as time machines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0dZuShuq9M

Professor Eric Wilcots, USA - Welcome to the neighbourhood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYR9w7P_L44

 iRhini Science Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nStUjdUte4U

Yolanda Nkala, Centre of Science and Technology, Cape Town – Innovation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxng5U1Z68k

Shagita Gounden, SKA SA - The Square Kilometre Array radio telescope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mjcMflYny4

 Kate Robey, Council for Geoscience - The role of groundwater in South Africa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiM-bYNbKQQ

Janet Kalis, RU - Exploring the genealogy of the clans on the Wild Coast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ovIsNA5EY

Professor William Edmonson NIA, USA - The big picture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo97-DkArwg

Jim Adams NASA - Solving the technological challenges of the Journey to Mars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZetdbSB4nKE

Dr Stephen Ashworth – Kitchen Chemistry: Seconds

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1VJGUbp__k

Lucy Hunt - How the length of acquaintanceship predicts attractiveness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozZOixQoqHA

Dr Graham Walker, Australia – Dr Graham’s Blow-up Science

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGvhZRDCVXI

Professor Mike Bruton - Who was South Africa’s greatest inventor?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVCvbiTdCc0

Habib Noorbhai - The evolution of the backlift batting technique in cricket

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMMmt8rfV-I

The Best of Die Physikanten

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcmLvplmyn0&t=163s

Laser Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_I9IbMPHyo

Revealing secrets of the universe: NASA’s missions to the dwarf planets Ceres and Pluto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hTDMiRDCf0

Jim Adams, NASA, USA Technology: How investing in space is changing your life on Earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiwH_F7G-uY

Adriana Marais, UKZN Centre for Quantum Technology Quantum what what

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU3ASw7HKKk

Kelly Jardim, St Andrew’s School, Welkom Improving speed and accuracy in reading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZq-7tHTY_I

If I told you science has limits, would you believe me?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbeSz21IUWg

Breaking down barriers in the STEM field

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDX7Y3NqqbY

Dr Ellen Stofan, NASA, USA Looking outward, inward and homeward: NASA science and you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUk9AtMgky4

Dr Catherine Coleman, NASA Astronaut Office, USA Space exploration: What’s next for NASA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygqudO7CuYs

Meet a Mars rover driver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHDbq8OaURs

Sunset Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U06eDfMNqKk

FameLab South Africa 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FuMuPwkz1I

Dr Claudia Alexander, NASA - The Rosetta Mission: To land on a moving comet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OFHhZE9rf0

Dr Wanda L. Diaz Merced, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA - Music from the stars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QilOFTvCTzA

Panel Discussion: NASA: Setting science alight 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfCvkBc3_q0

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