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Saudi Arabia shows highest growth in high-quality science in Western Asia


Saudi Arabia continues to enhance its position as a regional leader in scientific research. As reported in Nature Index 2016 Saudi Arabia – published with the 28 April issue of Nature -Saudi Arabia’s contribution to high-quality research papers is growing more than any other country in Western Asia. Between 2012 and 2015, Saudi’s growth in contribution to the Nature Index …

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Cheap device for examining eyes successfully tested

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By Inga Vesper – SciDev.Net A simple eye examining device that may offer a cheap way to improve medical care and training in developing countries has been successfully tested in Africa and Pacific island states. The Arclight is a pocket-sized ophthalmoscope — a medical instrument used to see inside patients’ eyes — equipped with an LED to provide light, a …

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Representatives from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre lead illuminating workshop on the development of the Emirates Mission to Mars


Herald mission for its importance in inspiring young people and women to pursue careers in STEM. Representatives from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre gave an illuminating presentation on the development of the Emirates Mission to Mars at a special interactive workshop held within The Discovery, a core part of at the Global Woman’s Forum which enables delegates to network …

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3M Appoints Andrei Holban as Regional Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa Region


3M , a science-based company that inspires creative collaboration, announced today the appointment of Andrei Holban as the new Regional Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa region. In his role, Andrei succeeds Ippocratis Vrohidis who has relocated to St. Paul as the new Vice-President for Global Service Centers. Commenting on the new appointment, Bernard Cicut, Area Vice-President for …

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Gulf Craft Partners with Ajman University of Science and Technology to Enhance the UAE’s Industrial Hub


Agreement will Promote Knowledge-Exchange Opportunities in Leisure Maritime Sector Ajman – Emirates-based shipyard Gulf Craft signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) in an agreement that aims to promote industry research and help cultivate the next generation of UAE professionals. The new partnership will facilitate the exchange of information and expertise, and will …

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Empower 2016 attracts a large number of Qatari youth as registration deadline nears

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Doha: Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), continues to welcome applicants for its eighth annual EMPOWER Youth Conference. The event, which will be held from 17th – 19th of March 2016, is titled ‘Innovation in Youth Social Entrepreneurship’, and seeks to raise awareness about the opportunities and challenges of …

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‘Energy World – Qatar 2015’ attracted over 22000 visitors from across Qatar


The 10-day interactive educational experience inspired parents, children and students on a journey into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. ‘Energy World – Qatar 2015’ successfully concluded on Saturday with more than 22,000 visitors participating in the 10-day interactive educational experience. Held for the first time in Qatar and the MENA region, ‘Energy World – Qatar 2015’ took people of all …

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Data doesn’t always tell the whole story

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By – Nicola Pearson – SciDev.Net Analysing ever-increasing amounts of data — particularly digital data — is generally considered the Holy Grail of categorising people’s behaviour to target services in line with it. This doesn’t just mean commercial, personalised marketing based on our online habits, but also, in development terms, directing policies to create and target services where they are most …

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Edible insects inch one step closer


By SciDev.Net – Andrea Rinaldi Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body. The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and environmental risks of insect farming are similar to …

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Richer nations dominate sustainability science tie-ups

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Sustainability science is becoming increasingly collaborative and global, a recent report found, but researchers say cooperation between scientists from the North and South remains scarce and unbalanced. Publication and citation data show that North-South collaboration has increased for all countries between 2009 and 2013, says Coralie Bos, a coauthor of the report Sustainability science in a global landscape, produced by …

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