Breaking News


Climate data project seeks to prepare poorer nations

climate data

By – Puneet Kollipara – SciDev.Net A global initiative to help developing nations prepare for the impacts of climate change will be piloted in Bangladesh, Colombia and Ethiopia, following its launch in the United States last week. The Climate Services for Resilient Development partnership has more than US$34 million worth of funding and goods to use to pool scientific data ...

Read More »

Philips affirms its commitment to innovation by opening its first imaging ‘center of excellence’ in the region


Philips Middle East today announced the opening of its first ‘Center of Excellence’for diagnostic imaging in the region in partnership with the Burjeel Hospital in Dubai, part of the VPS Healthcare Group. This first of its kind center in the region aims at transforming the future of corrective and replacement surgery through the use of advanced diagnostic imaging techniques.As part ...

Read More »

How to give a science flash talk

science flash talk

By: Djuke Veldhuis – SciDev.Net Why practise communication? Whether you are applying for funding, telling a family member about your research or engaging the public, your success will depend on how well you communicate. Persuading people that your research should be prioritised and funded relies on being a solid negotiator and developing political nous; but these skills are also rooted ...

Read More »

UAE’s Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Narrows down the Field of Potential Innovators


Dr Abdullah Al Mandoos: “We are delighted to have been able to produce a shortlist packed with potentially innovative ideas in the field of rain enhancement” Following an intensive evaluation process, the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science has selected the most promising pre-proposals from the field of world-leading experts seeking to join the programme. A total of 15 ...

Read More »

Honeywell to Showcase ‘Hospital of the Future’ at Building Healthcare Middle East 2015


Firm is well positioned to support GCC states investing in integrated intelligent technologies for effective healthcare management. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 8, 2015: With the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates investing heavily to upgrade and digitize their current healthcare infrastructure, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is well-poised to help ...

Read More »

Masdar Institute Faculty Win National Research Foundation Grants to Advance UAE’s Innovation Goals


Two Masdar Institute Faculty Members Win Prestigious Grant Supporting Innovative Research to Help UAE Produce More Solar Energy and Fresh Water. The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, announced that two of its faculty members have received the University-Industry Research Collaboration Award (U-IRCA) from the National Research Foundation ...

Read More »

Doha: Medical education goes high-tech

Dr. Deborah Sutherland, CEO of the University of South Florida Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation

The ways in which simulation-based learning methods are changing medical education were explored at a special lecture given by a visiting expert in the field. Dr. Deborah Sutherland, CEO of the University of South Florida Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, told an audience of students and healthcare professionals about the opportunities and challenges posed by the increasing use ...

Read More »

UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Moves into Second Phase of Evaluation

Dr Abdullah Al Mandoos: High quality of pre-proposals demonstrates UAE's leadership in promoting the science of rain enhancement

To shortlist candidates from 78 pre-proposals The Technical Committee of the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science is set to meet on May 17-18 in Abu Dhabi to assess the 78 pre-proposals received in the first phase. Comprising experts drawn from countries around the world, the Technical Committee will announce the shortlisted candidates on June 1, 2015. A centrepiece ...

Read More »

Etisalat Group to Participate in 2015 mHealth Grand Cycle Tour

Abdulaziz Alsawaleh Alshehhi - Chief Human Resources Officer - Etisalat Group

Abu Dhabi – Etisalat Group , the leading emerging markets telecommunications operator in Middle East, Africa and Asia, will participate in the 2015 mHealth Grand Cycle Tour due to take place in September. Etisalat is an Official Supporter of the tour, which aims to raise awareness about diabetes, mHealth solutions and will provide a team drawn from employees across the ...

Read More »

Etihad airways named ‘Airline of the year’ in China


Etihad Airways was named Airline of the Year at the 14th Annual China Travel & Meeting Industry Awards 2015. Etihad Airways , the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 14th Annual China Travel & Meeting Industry Awards 2015. This prestigious award was announced during a gala ceremony in Shanghai this ...

Read More »