Wednesday , 24 July 2019

Science & Tech

Nanotech filter may protect farmed fish from fungus

By Wagdy Sahel – SciDev.Net Iranian scientists have coated a water filter with silver nanoparticles to prevent fungal infections in fish farmed indoors, in a step that they say could replace the direct release of nanoparticles into tanks — a process they have found is toxic to young rainbow trout. The filter was developed following a study published in the …

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Arab world in high definition: MENA’s massive HDTV demand continues to rise but consumers ‘missing out’ on true HD experience

ChannelSculptor research reveals that HD technology is reshaping the broadcasting world globally. In the past four years, the total number of HDTV channels in MENA has increased to more than 120 from just one in 2009. Today, MENA’s HDTV channel share of 10% exceeds Europe’s 9.3%. YahLive, the HD television satellite platform for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) …

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In Perspective: What really holds back Islamic science

By David Dickson – SciDev.Net Conservative traditions, rather than religious belief, seem to be the main barrier to modern science in Muslim countries, says David Dickson. Earlier this month, I visited Jordan to participate in a workshop at the country’s Hashemite University on a topic that generates heated debate in much of the Muslim world, and increasingly in the West: …

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Red Hat: Middle East technology market in transition

A massive transformation is taking place in the Middle East technology market with new demands, tighter budgets and the need for flexibility, according to executives from Red Hat’s Dubai office. The open source solutions provider believes companies will be forced to rethink their approach to IT, though the right tools are at their disposable. Speaking ahead of the firm’s recent …

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Technology Link to Business Success Grows Stronger for Middle Eastern Companies, New CompTIA Study Finds

The role of information technology (IT) in setting strategic priorities and achieving business success is growing for companies in the Middle East and around the world, according to new research released today by CompTIA, the non-profit association for the IT industry. More than 90 percent of Middle Eastern businesses surveyed say technology is important or very important to their success; …

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Software AG’s Terracotta backs symposium on big data’s potential for the Middle East

First-of-its-kind event explores how ‘big data’ can transform organizations Terracotta Inc., a leading developer of in-memory technology and a wholly-owned subsidiary of enterprise software specialist Software AG, lent its full support to the Big Data Symposium held today (May 20, 2013) at the Habtoor Grand in Dubai. The symposium marked the first time an event was organized in the Middle …

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Serial Entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar Introduces Mara Online – a Unique set of Social Portals for Connecting Africa Globally

Mara Online provides professional, personal and social tools for communicating, networking, innovating and collaborating across borders. The launch of Mara Online was announced today by Ashish J Thakkar, Founder and CEO of Mara Group and Mara Foundation, during his keynote at the world’s largest entrepreneur’s conference TiEcon. The vision of this new online and mobile platform is to become the …

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Islamic nations are ‘failing on R&D links and funding’

By Naimul Haq – SciDev.Net Islamic countries are failing to cooperate on key development issues and to invest enough in research to drive their development in the face of the global economic downturn, a conference of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences heard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, last week (5–9 May). Speakers said that, despite having sufficient funds, Islamic states continue …

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Global Healthcare Experts Converge on Dubai for International Cardiology Symposium

Physicians hope to address quickly rising rates of heart disease and diabetes. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Local and international experts are converging on Dubai this weekend, as part of the International Cardiology Symposium held 16 – 18 May endorsed by the Government of Dubai, the Dubai Health Authority and the Saudi Heart Association, addressing the rising incidence of heart …

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R&M’s New CSR Report Highlights Company’s Achievements in Advancing Ecological Efficiency and Social Accountability

Jean-Pierre Labry, Executive Vice-President of R&M Middle East, Turkey and Africa. Cabling specialist produces new CSR report / 12.5 metric tons of CO2 saved by holding video conferences instead of business trips / Quality a key factor in sustainability. According to the new CSR report by R&M, the Swiss structured cabling specialist, a number of initiatives that have been implemented …

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