Sunday , 17 February 2019

Science & Tech

Forum hears proposals for African science foundation

Scientists at an all-Africa meeting on science, technology and innovation underway in Kenya have put forward a range of proposals to improve science funding for the continent — including the creation of a science foundation or fund modelled on the likes of US National Science Foundation. Delegates at the first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Youth Employment, Human Capital Development and Inclusive …

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Qatar Shell sponsors engineering students in trip to US for research presentation

DOHA, Qatar — Three Texas A&M University at Qatar students, sponsored by Qatar Shell, traveled to the American Chemical Society’s 2012 National Spring Meeting in San Diego, CA, US, from 24 – 29 March to present cutting-edge research on synthetic jet fuels. The research project, supported by Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) and Qatar National Research Fund’s (QNRF) Undergraduate Research Experience …

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Science must guide us towards a more sustainable future

A meeting in London this week will show whether science can not only diagnose our environmental crisis but also provide effective solutions. One of the most significant achievements of science over the past few decades has been to provide convincing evidence that human activity has had a growing and potentially unsustainable impact on virtually every aspect of our planet. The …

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Universities “must address youth unemployment in Africa”

[NAIROBI] Senior officials at an all-Africa conference on science and technology in Kenya have said that if high levels of youth unemployment across the African continent are to be successfully reduced, innovation and entrepreneurship need to be included in university curricula. The proposal was made at the first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Youth Unemployment, Human Capital …

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ESCWA Launches Report on Information Society in Western Asia

Beirut, 02 April 2012 (UN Information Service) The number of Internet users in the region has increased in a manner that enriched the digital content and improved cultural and linguistic diversity on the Internet. This resulted from the liberalization of telecommunications markets, which in turn stimulates investments to increase integration with regional and global communication networks and promotes the process …

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Planet is in critical state, warns science declaration

[LONDON] Earth has only one decade to pull itself back from various environmental ‘tipping points’ — points at which the damage becomes irreversible, scientists have said. If it fails to do so, it is likely to witness a series of breakdowns in the systems that sustain people, such as oceans and soil, according to a major meeting on safeguarding the …

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MCN Learning Participation at Saudi E-Health 2012 Conference Commemorated

The goal of the Saudi E-Health 2012 conference is to bring together both healthcare providers and information technologists to empower the advancements in the delivery, quality, and continuity of healthcare. The conference’s strong ties to The Saudi Association for Health Informatics (SAHI) and healthcare communities offer abundant opportunities for interaction and collaboration along with the National E-health initiative as guided …

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New map overlays conflict, climate change and aid in Africa

A pilot version of an online mapping tool has been launched in Africa which enables researchers and policymakers to identify how climate change vulnerability, conflict, and aid intersect. Researchers from the Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) programme, United States, integrated data from areas of climate change vulnerability and active aid-funded projects in Malawi, and mapped this information onto the locations …

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UAE: Global Aerospace Summit 2012 agenda finalized

Three weeks until global industry leaders land in Abu Dhabi for inaugural event ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 29 MARCH 2012: Global Aerospace Summit 2012 (“The Summit”) is pleased to announce that the agenda for the Summit taking place at St. Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi between 16-17 April 2012 has now been finalized. Tony Tyler, IATA Director General, will deliver …

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Rio+20 zero draft accepts ‘planetary boundaries’

The latest draft of the so-called ‘zero draft’ document, which will be presented to heads of government at the Rio+20 Summit in June, has been amended to include an acknowledgement that there are scientifically assessed ‘planetary boundaries’ which, if overstepped, could result in irreversible damage to the Earth’s sytems. The draft is being prepared by national delegates to the United …

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