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How the media can get agri-tech on the radar

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By Natalie Heng Better journalism can benefit farmers all over the world, raising awareness about major ethical issues, such as the use of genetically modified strains, but also informing smallholders about new technologies that can improve productivity. These are the conclusions of a panel discussion organised by SciDev.Net, in partnership with the Cornell Alliance for Science, on 10 June, at ...

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Japanese Ambassador to the UAE visits Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

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Both parties discussed new ways to develop bilateral relations in the field of space science, technology and research. Dubai – The Ambassador of Japan to the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Kanji Fujiki, visited the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) where he met a number of executive officials, most notably, Engineer Salem Humaid Al Marri, Assistant Director General for Scientific ...

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Masdar Institute and MIT Developing Innovative Renewable Energy Storage Technology

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Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries Can Provide High Performance Energy Storage for the Future Electrical Grid Abu Dhabi – Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop an innovative energy storage technology that can support renewable energy in the UAE. ...

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UN readies tool to widen science and tech access

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By Inga Vesper – SciDev.Net A UN programme to improve access to research funding and technology for poor nations is set for approval this week, according to sources close to the negotiations. The Technology Facilitation Mechanism will include a website and, possibly, a mobile phone app that will unite all UN programmes related to science and research and development. It ...

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National Vision Scholars undertake research at Texas A&M at Qatar

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Maersk Oil sponsors Summer Engineering Academy for top Qatari students. DOHA, Qatar — Twenty-three exceptional Qatari students have been named National Vision Scholars in the inaugural Summer Engineering Academy (SEA), an elite, 10-day academic enrichment program at Texas A&M University at Qatar . SEA, which runs from 28 June through 9 July, is designed for academically outstanding Qatari students who ...

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UAE: Ministry of Education approves curriculum for 3rd semester examination of current academic school year

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The Ministry of Education (MoE) has revealed that it has already approved the curriculum that will cover the third semester examinations of the current academic school year, especially for transitional classes and specific 12th grade subjects like science and literature. In line with this, the Ministry has already distributed copies of the full details of the approved curriculum, including essential ...

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UAE attends International SPACE Symposium In Colorado for First Time

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UAE Space Agency, Thuraya , Yahsat and EIAST educate industry leaders on developments of UAE space sector Abu Dhabi, UAE: UAE space industry leaders addressed international peers at the 31st Space Symposium in Colorado, USA, last week. Heads of the UAE Space Agency, Thuraya , Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology ...

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STI, Africa and the PEI in 2015

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2015 is set to be a hugely important year for the future of science, technology and innovation in Africa. It represents the culmination of months of consultation around the post-2015 development agenda and the formulation of sustainable development goals, which will set the international priorities for the coming decade and beyond. While 2014 again strengthened the growing shift in perceptions ...

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SciDev.Net Podcast: What’s on the radar for 2015

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By Lou De Bello : SciDev.Net In this month’s programme, we examine what’s on the radar for science and development in 2015. First, we take stock of the global response to the escalating danger of climate change, with a report from the UN’s latest climate summit in Lima, Peru. We reflect on the outcome of the conference, on what ongoing ...

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Biolab Launches its 11th Branch in Irbid

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Biolab, the exclusive Biomnis dealer in the Kingdom, recently launched its 11th branch in Irbid, celebrating yet another milestone in its long-term expansion plan outside Amman. Biolab’s CEO and founder, Dr. Amid Abdelnour, explained that this step endeavors to deliver Biolab’s acclaimed high-standard services to a larger demographic, offering customers a wide assortment of quality medical services priced in accordance ...

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