Monday , 22 January 2018

Science & Tech

Don’t wait for crises to reach public with science

By Tolu Oni – SciDev.Net Young researchers in particular should get support to engage society routinely, says Tolu Oni. A wide range of players, from policymakers to the media, often consult scientists at times of crisis or social controversy. At such times, how the public perceives the credibility and relevance of scientists to society is vital to how their views …

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Smart Dubai collaborates with ITU at Malaysia meet to finalize first Smart City Index after joint piloting phase

Dubai is first city worldwide to pilot the Smart City Index measuring citywide transformation across three main topic areas. Smart Dubai, the government office driving Dubai’s citywide transformation into a smart city, in conjunction with its strategic partners in Dubai, successfully completed its pilot phase for the initial Smart City Index with the ITU, a specialized United Nations agency; and …

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Business aviation booming in Saudi Arabia

Flights in 2016 continuing to follow the trend. Business aviation flights in Saudi Arabia increased by 6% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016, according to statistics from WINGX released at the MEBAA Conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which concluded recently. “Business aviation is an expanding market in the Middle East,” says Ali Alnaqbi, Founding Chairman of the Middle East …

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Al Roudhan: protection of user privacy is a joint responsibility in light of technological advancements

Arab Media Forum honors Eaman Al Roudhan with Media Excellence Award for Technology and Information. The organizing committee of the Arab Media Forum presented Eaman Al Roudhan with the Media Excellence Award for Technology and Information, being the first women appointed to a Chief Executive Officer role within a Kuwaiti telecommunications company. The honoring came during the commencement ceremony of …

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Etihad Airways appoints new General Manager for China

Etihad Airways , the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Mr. Peter Li as its new General Manager for China. Peter will lead the development of Etihad Airway ‘s commercial strategy and represent the Abu Dhabi based airline in China. He will be responsible for further strengthening Etihad Airways ‘ partnerships with travel trade partners and corporate …

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Upgrade your World with Batelco

Best and most advanced Networks. Manama, Bahrain: Batelco has always embedded innovation as central to its strategy and since the Company’s inception has been connecting people and places via the most up to date telecommunications services, to upgrade their world and deliver a first class customer experience. On an annual basis Batelco continues to invest millions of dinars in upgrading …

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Globe Express Services deploys WiseTech Global’s CargoWise One software across 56 offices worldwide

Cloud-based, single-platform solution brings productivity to centre of global supply chain Globe Express Services (GES) announces it will enhance its business processes and capabilities globally by implementing CargoWise One software across 56 GES offices located across 20 countries. CargoWise One is one of the most integrated and comprehensive end-to-end logistics solutions that forms an integral link in the global logistics …

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Dubai Holding launches International Centre for 3D Printing at Dubai Industrial City

As first step towards executing Dubai 3D printing strategy. Dubai: Dubai Holding has launched the International Center for 3D Printing in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai an International destination for 3D printing by 2030. The project, located …

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Securing the Smart Digital Enterprise as Budget Constraints Begin to Bite

The results of a recent IT security survey of Middle East organizations conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC) show that the top three threats to enterprise security are infected USB drives, data theft by employees, and advanced persistent threats. These threats all have one aspect in common – insider risk. And the fact that users do not realize they are …

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Saudi Arabia shows highest growth in high-quality science in Western Asia

Saudi Arabia continues to enhance its position as a regional leader in scientific research. As reported in Nature Index 2016 Saudi Arabia – published with the 28 April issue of Nature -Saudi Arabia’s contribution to high-quality research papers is growing more than any other country in Western Asia. Between 2012 and 2015, Saudi’s growth in contribution to the Nature Index …

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