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First Africa Forum on Science Technology and Innovations in Nairobi

 “Africa on the Move – Showcasing Africa’s Innovations” The first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovations will take place from 1 to 3 April in Nairobi. Hosted by the Government of Kenya, it will include an Experts’ Meeting (1 – 2 April) and a Ministerial Conference (3 April), and will highlight the need to invest in this key sector …

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GUtech students attended international renown laboratory course at the University of Erlangen

MUSCAT A group of students of the Department of Applied Geosciences at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) attended recently an International Workshop on the classification and interpretation of carbonate rocks that was held at the Geo Center of the University of Erlangen (Germany). The course and the rock sample collection of the University of Erlangen are worldwide …

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Sheikh Nahayan: Women can lead other people toward worthy goals

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Chancellor of the Higher Colleges, delivered the keynote address today at the last day of Insight Dubai International Conference 2012, hosted and organized by Dubai Women’s College (DWC). Sheikh Nahayan addressed a diverse audience of 130 students from 30 countries along with Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice …

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Blogging has not changed science journalism

Blogging is one of several innovations in science communication and has had little impact on science writing so far, argues academic and writer Alice Bell. Online communication technologies open up new possibilities for science communication, says Bell, and there are areas where practices could change. But blogging could end up as one of many innovations that have not changed science communication substantially. Bell …

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Qatar Foundation-F.C. Barcelona partnership channels launched in main social media

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development has launched new social media channels focused on its partnership with FC Barcelona to engage directly with followers and fans. The official channels in Facebook and Twitter aim to raise awareness about the two organizations and bring their fans the shared values and the joint programs that underpin their partnership. The initial campaigns …

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Creating an ‘energy Internet’ for the poor

The world’s poorest countries can jump directly from the pre-electricity era into a new industrial revolution through an “energy Internet” — the uptake of renewable energy shared through communication technologies, argues economist Jeremy Rifkin. “The great economic revolutions in history occur when new communication technologies converge with new energy systems”, writes Rifkin. And now — with industrial civilisation at a crossroads and the …

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Omnicell to exhibit at Dubai International conference and exhibition

Omnicell will Demonstrate Recently Introduced G4 Medication Automation Platform. Omnicell, Inc., OMCL +0.89% a leading global provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, will exhibit its state-of-the-art G4 technology at the Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition (DUPHAT) March 12-14 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. DUPHAT is one of the most recognized …

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Qatar is investing $125 billion on construction & energy projects

10 Smart cities projects already underway The Qatari government driven by its Vision 2030 plan, has committed over US$140 billion for investment, infrastructure and expansion in a wide range of sectors, including energy, health, education, transport, infrastructure and tourism.  The government recently announced a US$125bn spending plan for construction and energy projects. This includes spending for the 2022 World Cup …

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Thuraya Launches Latest Generation of Dual-Mode Satellite & GSM Phone “XT-DUAL”

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite operator with a record of over 600,000 phones sold to date, has launched today the most advanced dual mode handheld phone that features both GSM and satellite capabilities. The introduction of this unique phone, branded XT-DUAL, makes Thuraya the only satellite operator to offer seamless communications as the phone …

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Middle East: How banks can grasp a $350 billion opportunity

The question of how to serve micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging markets is not new – so why are we writing about this now? A new report by McKinsey & Company’s financial services practice shows that there is an interesting opportunity for banks and others to achieve a step change in their approach to MSMEs, in light …

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