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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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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

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE

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


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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