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Tag Archives: Research

Texas A&M University at Qatar research could lead to safer, greener wells

A research project led by a Texas A&M University at Qatar petroleum engineering faculty member could lead to safer, more environmentally friendly wells for the oil and gas industry. Dr. Mahmood Amani, associate professor in the Petroleum Engineering Program, says that a new testing procedure he and his colleagues developed could help the petroleum industry ensure the safety of their …

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Research suffers under Islamic State

The takeover of large parts of northern Iraq by the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS, has grinded research and education in these areas to a near halt, further broadening the scientific knowledge gap between Iraq and the rest of the world. The University of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, has been closed since IS took over …

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Is science journalism ignoring censorship?

By Nick Ishmael Perkins – SciDev.Net World Press Freedom Day was observed on 3 May as usual this year. It marks one of the handful of moral absolutes in our civilisation: the desire for journalists to hold the powerful to account and document current events. But it also presents an opportunity for media professionals to reflect on their practice. Two …

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Scientists call for tougher treaty to protect the deep ocean

By Nick Kennedy – Sci.Dev.Net A new international agreement is needed to police the exploitation of the deep ocean because of the rising threats of deep-sea mining and bottom trawling for fish, say scientists.Speakers at a symposium this month (16 February) urged the UN to negotiate a new treaty for the deep ocean to supplement the UN Convention on the …

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Young scientists neglected in developing world

By Rehab Abd Almohsen A lack of resources, training and funding opportunities are the most cited obstacles facing young researchers in the developing world, according to a survey by the Global Young Academy (GYA), a group that supports young scientists. The Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) report, published last month (21 January), assessed the needs of young researchers around …

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AUS College of Engineering to hold sustainability conference

The College of Engineering at American University of Sharjah ( AUS ), in collaboration with the Centre for Engineering in Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge, is organizing the International Conference on Sustainable Systems and the Environment. This conference aims to bring researchers from around the world to the UAE to share their research findings and address issues in …

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Texas A&M University at Qatar Partners with QScience to Publish Report of University’s Cutting-Edge Research

Publication highlights the breadth and depth of Texas A&M at Qatar’s research program Texas A&M University at Qatar has partnered with QScience to publish ‘Excellence and Impact of Research.’ The book showcases the University’s research endeavors and successes in creating new knowledge for the State of Qatar and industry. Dr. Mark H. Weichold, dean and CEO of Texas A&M at …

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Hopes for strategic funding of Arab science

By Hazem Badr – SciDev.Net Arab scientists expect the region’s science and higher education ministers to approve the creation of a science policy organisation for the Arab world next month at a meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of their anticipated backing for a wider science and technology strategy. The aim of the Supreme Council for Scientific Research and …

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US $1.3 million awarded to students for research in Qatar

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a center of Qatar Foundation Research and Development, awarded grants totalling US$1,388,000 to undergraduate students in Doha. The research grants are part of Qatar’s goal of continuing prosperity through development of a knowledge-based economy. The 15th cycle of the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) saw 39 proposals receiving grants, out of the 126 proposals that …

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Gender equality should be part of basic science training

By Shirley Malcolm – SciDev.Net Architects’ training offers a model of how avoiding gender bias can be instilled into scientists, says Shirley Malcom. Women are poorly represented in science, and in most areas of engineering, despite legal requirements for equal opportunity in many countries. Major reasons for this include a lack of opportunity for education, advanced training and meaningful employment. …

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