Sunday , 19 August 2018

Science & Tech

Innovation ‘must consider water, energy and land jointly’

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 25 May 2012. When considering the sustainability of natural resources it is important to understand that is not only biological species that share symbiotic relationships, these are also relevant to water, energy and Land. A new European report explores these interdependencies and will be submitted for discussion at Rio+20. More technological innovation is needed to …

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Beirut to host 2012 Levant Region Trade & Export Finance Conference

Committed to spreading awareness about the latest ways to manage energy in the world, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, launched an e-learning website under the name Energy University to provide the latest information and best practices training courses for energy efficiency. In addition to learning new ideas and innovative ways to conserve energy and achieve overall well-being …

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IMImobile’s DaVinci Content Management System recognised for delivering outstanding results to MTN Group

IMImobile, a global mobile data technology infrastructure and solutions provider to telecom operators, media companies and enterprises, today announced that it has won ‘Multimedia Content Management Solution of the Year’ at the Cloud Africa Awards, hosted in Johannesburg last night. IMImobile’s DaVinci Content Management System (CMS) powers MTN’s mobile content service – ‘MTN Play’ – across 19 countries in Africa …

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Destination Morocco: Solar impulse successfully lands in Madrid for technical stopover

Under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI and upon invitation of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen), the Solar Impulse aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg has completed half the leg of its flight to Morocco. The prototype landed successfully in Madrid-Barajas airport at 01:28AM (UTC+2) this morning. This strictly technical layover is also a chance to change pilots …

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Middle Eastern and African Markets food trade growing stronger

By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa – AfricanBrains – 25 May 2012 The Middle Eastern and African Markets food trade is reaching for the stars – a business leader has revealed. “Africa is becoming a major new emerging market to the rest of the world due to its strong economic growth and rapidly expanding population of middle class consumers.” For these are the …

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Malaria vaccine candidate ‘could be grown at home’

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 24 May 2012. An incredible development in the fight against Malaria has arisen. Researchers in America have discovered a way rural communities in the third World can harvest their own mosquito vaccine using home grown algae. A potential malaria vaccine produced by genetically-engineered algae could allow people to grow their own vaccine at …

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Biomed Analysis: Time for rights-based women’s health

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 23 May 2012. Have human rights in maternal health been replaced with economics? The Council on Health Research for Development will discuss all issues relating to maternal health including pre/post-maternal sexual health.   We need to revive the rights-based agenda and realign research priorities for women’s health, says Priya Shetty. The activists who fought …

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UAE: Your chance to change the world!

The International Telecommunication Union, a UN specialized agency for communications and technology, is launching Young Innovators Competition 2012 edition: Youth Innovation for Development and needs your help to spread the word about it. We consider your engagement with social entrepreneurial issues and hope that you would help us discover new talents. We hope that through the networks of X we could reach out to more …

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Building a future for mathematics in Africa

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 23 May 2012. The 21st century’s most revolutionary mathematicians could be Africans. This is the goal of the AIMS Einstein Initiative, an ambitious target for excellence. Next month will see graduations from the two branches  of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Senegal and South Africa, bringing the total number of …

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Tunisia deal with India opens developing country links

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 23 May 2012. Tunisia and India increase co-operation, spending US$8-million to fund research in  biotechnology and medical sciences.  Tunisia is taking its first steps towards boosting scientific links with other developing countries following the 2011 revolution that overthrew a government perceived to be more concerned with politics than science. Following calls from the …

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