Thursday , 18 October 2018

Science

UAE preparing to launch KhalifaSat in Japan

The UAE’s commercial space industry will also be positively impacted by the launch of this satellite. The UAE’s first fully Emirati-built satellite has reached Japan’s island of Tanegashima for its upcoming liftoff to space on October 29. The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) posted a video of KhalifaSat’s journey to Tanegashima on Twitter on Friday, where the satellite can …

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UAE Space Agency to unveil investment strategy in October

Total Emirati investments in space sector valued at over $5.98bln so far in 2018 The UAE Space Agency has been preparing a full-fledged strategy to invest in the GCC country’s space sector in cooperation with relevant authorities. The anticipated strategy will be announced next October, according to the local business platform Arabian Business. The strategy aims at reinforcing the contribution …

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Cheaper medicine?: New generic drug rules in Abu Dhabi will boost market, but wider integration requires public awareness – analyst

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day By Yasmine Saleh, ZAWYA A recent decision in Abu Dhabi aimed at increasing demand for generic medicine – drugs that use formulas similar to branded drugs, but sold at cheaper prices – needs time to gain public acceptance …

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Saudi king Salman approves health care programs

Clinical coding licenses and standards will be included in unified national standards for accreditation of health facilities King Salman on Sunday approved the implementation of an electronic sick-leave system, and directed relevant authorities to coordinate with the Civil Service Ministry in case of any amendments to the terms for granting sick leave. He also approved a program to train Saudi …

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UAE, Russia sign pact to send first Emirati to space

First Emirati astronaut will travel to space within a year of the UAE Astronaut Programme creating a final shortlist of candidates The UAE and Russia have signed an agreement to send the first Emirati astronaut to space to participate in scientific research as part of the Russian space mission to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz-MS spacecraft. The cooperation …

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UAE Space Agency reviews new satellite design

The satellite will provide valuable insight into the concentration of nutrients in the coastal waters of the Arabian Gulf The UAE Space Agency, working in partnership with Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (Aurak), has reviewed the preliminary design of the MeznSat 3U CubeSat, which is being developed to monitor and study …

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Dubai Aerospace signs $480mln loan deal

The $480mln loan, which includes both conventional and Islamic finance tranches, has “accordion facility” allowing it to be increased to $800 mln By Davide Barbuscia, Reuters News DUBAI- Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors, said on Monday it had signed a four-year loan deal for $480 million. DAE, a government-controlled company set up in 2006, …

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Forbes Middle East hosts its first healthcare event

Three panel discussions discussed future of healthcare. Forbes Middle East has held its first healthcare event highlighting the current trends and potential opportunities in the healthcare sector, built around a series of panel discussions and keynote speeches by industry leaders. Moderated by PwC, conversations centered around shaping the future of healthcare, finding a balance in pharma and implementing machine medicine. …

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HBKU Holds Education City’s First PhD Defense

The College of Science and Engineering celebrates the achievements of its students A new milestone in the two decades of Qatar Foundation (QF) for Education, Science and Community Development history was achieved when Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Science and Engineering (CSE) hosted Education City’s first-ever PhD thesis defense session. The momentous event comes ahead of HBKU’s schedule …

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Seed investments: The ideas the UAE is backing to help boost rainfall levels

Zawya speaks to the three scientists whose ideas have received $5 mln via this year’s Rain Enhancement Programme. By Nada Al Rifai, ZAWYA As the United Arab Emirates navigates the path to raise its water security levels, the arid Gulf country is funding a number of new research ideas aimed at boosting rainfall. The UAE’s Rain Enhancement Programme this year …

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