Monday , 15 October 2018

Science & Tech

Arab scientists call for joined up development research

[CAIRO] Arab scientists want their countries to undertake regionally coordinated research into sustainable development, saying that policies established almost 20 years ago, after the 1992 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have largely failed.

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The 7th Arab Technology Business Plan Competition

50 entrepreneurs from 15 Arab countries competing for the first eight ranks 7th Arab Technology Business Plan Competition (TBPC)’s final on October 25th, 2011

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Innovation key for future success of Islamic finance system

Innovation is the key to the future success of the Islamic finance industry and to meet the challenges of contributing to economic growth and to facilitate internationalization of the industry. According to Nor Mohamed Yakcop, minister in the prime minister’s department in Malaysia, “the Islamic financial system has to continually innovate and adapt in order to be competitive. At the …

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Banana compost could boost crop yields, a study finds

[CAIRO] Using old banana trees to make compost may help boost crop yields while cutting down water and fertiliser use, according to an Egyptian researcher. After fruiting, banana trees could be converted into compost – Flickr/jeremy franchi Banana-based fertiliser could cut about 20 per cent of the water used in irrigating maize and lead to better yields and improved soil …

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Djibouti: Solar Powered Community Stations Now Open

Doraleh, Djibouti / Dubai, United Arab Emirates: DP World’s programme to develop health and educational capacity along transport corridors in Africa has taken another concrete step forward with the opening of an internetconnected, solar-powered community station in Djibouti.

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Abu Dhabi Science Festival to engage over 500 university students

The Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) has partnered with five universities to engage over 500 higher education students as ‘Science Communicators’ in the Abu Dhabi Science Festival

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Syska Hennessy Group Establishes an Office in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. a leading global consulting, engineering and commissioning firm, is underscoring its commitment to clients in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region by opening a permanent office in Dubai’s Internet City, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Dubai Internet City to host GITEX 2011

Dubai Internet City to Showcase Technology Incubation and Innovation Environment at GITEX 2011 Dubai, UAE – Wednesday, October 5th 2011 [ME NewsWire] ICT Cluster’s Pavilion to Spotlight Majid Bin Mohammed Innovation Centre in5 To Host Key Technology Leaders and Reiterate Status as Overarching Platform for Established and Startup Businesses

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Dubai: Innovation Center to aid Tech Entrepreneurs

Majid Bin Mohammed Innovation Center in5 to Serve as Enabling Springboard for Tech Entrepreneurs in Dubai In5 Innovation Center’s Location at Dubai Internet City to Facilitate Access to Tech Ecosystem Majid Bin Mohammed Innovation Center Dubai,UAE – Tuesday, October 4th 2011 [ME NewsWire]. Under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai …

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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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