Monday , 26 February 2018

Science & Tech

Egyptian tech turns rice straw into paper, insecticide

[CAIRO] A new chemical pulping technology could eliminate waste by turning rice straw into paper and provide a cheap insecticide to control mosquitoes, according to Egyptian researchers.

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The Southern African ICT for Education Summit 2012

www.africanbrains.net/edusa AfricanBrains is proud to announce the launch of The Southern African ICT for Education Summit 2012, to be held 26-27 January 2012, Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe AfricanBrains organised and completed the African Education Summit 2011 in Morocco, which represented the start of a long-term commitment to bring the public sector and educational institutions together with private and …

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Sharjah to host 2nd Int Forum on tech transfer in Arab region

Dr. Abdalla Alnajjar, President of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) said that under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member of the UAE and Ruler of Sharjah, and the Honorary President of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation, ASTF is organizing in cooperation with the Licensing Executives Society – Arab Countries …

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11 Women Scientists Winners of Elsevier Foundation Awards

Kuala Lumpur, September 29, 2011 – The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world and the Organization for Women in Science for  the Developing World (OWSD) announced today that they are recognizing eleven talented women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for their research excellence. The announcement was made at …

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Abu Dhabi Uni announces e-learning strategy & on-line courses

In an effort to revolutionize conventional teaching techniques and establish itself as the leading centre for e-learning in the region, Abu Dhabi University has recently announced the implementation of its e-learning strategy with plans to offer undergraduate and postgraduate students on-line courses during this academic year, that follow the standards and regulations implemented by the Ministry of Higher Education and …

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PepsiCo invests in Chickpea production in Ethopia

PepsiCo has set up a project it hopes will increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia.

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Bahrain: Training workshop for young Arab Entrepreneurs

Yesterday evening concluded the training workshop for Arab young entrepreneurs, hosted by the Bahraini capital Manama, and organized by ASTF, in partnership with Intel Corporation, and with the support of the S. United Nations for Industrial Development “UNIDO”, according to Dr. Abdalla Alnajjar, president of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF).

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Saudi woman teacher wins education award at MEA Forum

JEDDAH: A Saudi woman secondary school teacher in Jubail has won an international award for the innovative educational methods she presented during the annual Partners in Learning Middle East and Africa Forum held in Jordan recently.

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Arabic content losing out to English in Middle East

An electronic exodus of Middle East youth to English internet websites in search of news and entertainment content may be contributing to a decline in the use of Arabic mother-tongue languages across the region.

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Google to help Saudi businesses get online

The “Getting Saudi Businesses Online” initiative will launch later this year, and is expected to be rolled out to other countries in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena). It will be similar to Google schemes elsewhere in the world, such as “Getting British Business Online”.

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