Sunday , 19 August 2018

Science & Tech

Abu Dhabi bets on anti-dust solar panels

[CAIRO] Abu Dhabi is teaming up with a global electronics company to develop better coatings for solar panels to make them cheaper and easier to keep clean in desert conditions. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region stands to benefit from concentrated solar power (CSP) — a technology that uses lenses or mirrors to focus large amounts of sunlight onto …

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Egypt: Country Takes Part in Doha Arab Summit

Egypt will take part on 6/3/2012 in the Doha summit which is organized by Arab communication ministers council in cooperation with International Tele-communication Union (ITU).   Egypt is to be represented by Communications and IT Minister Dr. Mohamed Salem.   The summit is aimed at activating the role of the tele-communication in overcoming poverty and creating job opportunities for Arab …

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EastNets Anti-Money Laundering Software Wins 2012 Kinetic Process Innovation Award

NEW YORK, NY and DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Mar 05, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — EastNets, a leading global provider of compliance and payments solutions, announces today that it has received the 2012 Kinetic Process Innovation Award for excellence in the Banking Technology category. Now in its 16th year, the awards program recognizes excellence in information technology and this year …

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Arab researchers welcome online research database

[AMMAN] Scientists in the Arabic-speaking world have welcomed the launch of a subscription service by an online academic database of scientific and intellectual research in the region. The database, called E-Marefa, was launched last month (9 January) and is being overseen by the Jordan-based firm Knowledge World Company for Digital Content. It aims to provide Arab companies and scientists access to research …

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Egypt: Zakhari – Conference Probes Bilateral Cooperation

State Minister for Scientific Research Nadia Zakhari said the India-Africa Science and Technology Conference seeks boosting cooperation between India and African countries. Zakhari told MENA Friday on the sidelines of the conference, currently in session in New Delhi, that participants discussed how to foster cooperation in the various domains such as agriculture, fertilizers and solar energy. The African countries can …

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Now is the time for science diplomacy in the Arab world

Science cannot resolve political conflict. But scientific cooperation can have a key role in maximising post-conflict opportunities. In his annual State of the Union address, delivered in Washington DC last month, US President Barack Obama spoke strongly about the need to promote science-based technologies to “protect our planet, and create countless new jobs for our people”. His words have significance …

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Biotech incubator launched for Arab researchers

Veterinary medicine will be one of the fields to benefit from the incubator Flickr-US National Archives [ABU DHABI] A biotechnology incubator aimed at supporting Arab researchers has been established following the signing earlier this month (13 February) of a two-year agreement between Abu Dhabi University and the medical research and product development company AccuVis Bio. The incubator, a first for …

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Egypt: Bacteria, plants tested in landmine deactivation method

[CAIRO] Egyptian researchers claim to have found a cheap, easy method for detecting and clearing landmines, using plants and bacteria. However, some experts are sceptical about the method, which they say faces major practical obstacles. The three-stage process for deactivating anti-personnel mines — landmines designed for use against humans — first detects the mine before corroding its cast-iron body and, finally, …

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Tunisia: Start Up Index – Unleashing the Potential of Local Innovation

Where do the most game-changing innovations occur? Sometimes, they don’t germinate in the executive boardroom but rather in a small company or even a garage. Think back to the humble beginnings of Apple’s Macintosh. The African Development Bank (AfDB) is looking to galvanize Tunisia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with a particular focus on small IT businesses in its latest initiative to establish …

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Egypt sets a new course for its scientific efforts

[CAIRO] A year after the revolution, Egypt is drawing up a new strategy for promoting scientific research, aiming to harness the knowledge of its scientific diaspora, ease the commercialisation of research results, and protect technology imported from abroad.

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