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

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

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

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

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

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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UN readies tool to widen science and tech access

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

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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