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Now is the time for science diplomacy in the Arab world

Science cannot resolve political conflict. But scientific cooperation can have a key role in maximising post-conflict opportunities. In his annual State of the Union address, delivered in Washington DC last month, US President Barack Obama spoke strongly about the need to promote science-based technologies to “protect our planet, and create countless new jobs for our people”. His words have significance …

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Biotech incubator launched for Arab researchers

Veterinary medicine will be one of the fields to benefit from the incubator Flickr-US National Archives [ABU DHABI] A biotechnology incubator aimed at supporting Arab researchers has been established following the signing earlier this month (13 February) of a two-year agreement between Abu Dhabi University and the medical research and product development company AccuVis Bio. The incubator, a first for …

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Egypt: Bacteria, plants tested in landmine deactivation method

[CAIRO] Egyptian researchers claim to have found a cheap, easy method for detecting and clearing landmines, using plants and bacteria. However, some experts are sceptical about the method, which they say faces major practical obstacles. The three-stage process for deactivating anti-personnel mines — landmines designed for use against humans — first detects the mine before corroding its cast-iron body and, finally, …

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Egypt sets a new course for its scientific efforts

[CAIRO] A year after the revolution, Egypt is drawing up a new strategy for promoting scientific research, aiming to harness the knowledge of its scientific diaspora, ease the commercialisation of research results, and protect technology imported from abroad.

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New ASTF Board supports development in Arab spring countries

The New Board Council of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) supports Public and official awareness regarding the scientific research and technological innovation for the sustainable development in the Arab spring countries Dr Abdalla Alnajjar and ASTF Board Members Dr Abdalla Alnajjar, President of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) declared that ASTF’s Board Council adopted, at its …

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Qatar awards spur growth of ‘a culture of science’

[DOHA] The Qatar Foundation has honoured 15 research projects at its second Annual Research Forum for excellence in pioneering innovative scientific research last month (23 November).

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Egypt’s science city to spawn national research network

[CAIRO] Egypt is to establish a network of universities and research centres that will collaborate with the country’s planned US$2 billion science city, which is scheduled to open its doors to students in September 2012.

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Libyan researchers appeal to farming experts

[CAIRO] Libya’s Agricultural Research Center (ARC) is trying to get back on track following the country’s recent period of unrest.

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PepsiCo invests in Chickpea production in Ethopia

PepsiCo has set up a project it hopes will increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia.

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Algeria plans further growth for science

[ALGIERS] Algeria is pressing ahead with further increases to its science budget, according to a report presented by the Ministry for Scientific Research at a meeting chaired by the country’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

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