Science & Tech

Dubai School of Government and Bayt.com Release White Paper on New Online Trends in the Arab Region

Study indicates 71% of Arabs use the internet as an alternative to traditional communication, 28% prefer social media as the primary source of news, matching preferences for traditional media, while 18% have never used any electronic government services. The Internet is today one of the primary drivers for economic and social development in the Arab region, transforming commercial transactions, social …

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Open access is the future for Africa’s science media

By Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains Editor Brains Network editor Marc Mcilhone backs open sharing in the second article on how to support online science journalism in Africa. The physical publishing of books, newspapers and magazines is as outdated as the concept of notebook journalism represented by Clark Kent — instead of Superman giving us our daily dose of news, we …

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Alcatel-Lucent selected by du to build the second phase of high-speed optical communications network in the United Arab Emirates

High-speed 100G and OTN sub-wavelength grooming will enable du to address current and future capacity needs created by a surge in data from cloud, video and other high bandwidth hungry applications. Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and du have announced that Alcatel-Lucent has been selected to build the second phase of a high-speed 100G coherent optical transport network throughout …

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FireEye Research Reveals Increasingly Global Nature of Advanced Cyber Attacks

Next-Generation Threat Protection Company Publishes “Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape” Report; Finds 184 Countries Hosting Crimeware Servers; High Technology Companies Most Frequently Targeted; 89 percent of APT Attacks Leverage Chinese Attack Tools. Dubai. – April 23, 2012 – FireEye®, Inc., the leader in stopping today’s new breed of cyber attacks, today announced the release of “The Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape” report …

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UAE: DuBiotech on mission to foster closer partnership with US business

Dubai, UAE: A delegation from DuBiotech, a free zone dedicated to facilitating and fostering the growth of the life sciences industry in the UAE, will attend this week’s BIO International Convention in Chicago, Illinois, to educate and inform American investors about Dubai’s thriving biotech sector. Marwan Abdulaziz, Executive Director of DuBiotech will attend the Convention, the world’s largest biotechnology event, …

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“Enterprise Qatar” announces “QHackathon 2013” winners

Enterprise Qatar has announced the winning teams in the 2013 “QHackathon” activity, which took place as part of the “Al Fikra” 2013 national business plan competition finals. QHackathon was co-organized with “Tech Wadi” and “MIT Enterprise Forum” startup competition for the Pan-Arab region with the aim to create mobile applications suitable for the Middle Eastern user to be applied later …

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Lebanon: Instabeat® launches crowd funding campaign to fund its heads-up display for swimming

(BEIRUT)- Instabeat®, the first waterproof heads-up display monitor for swimmers, is launching its crowd funding campaign today with aims to go into full production. Instabeat® is a revolutionary swimming device that can seamlessly and instantaneously track your workout so you can achieve your training and fitness goals. This non-intrusive device can be mounted to any pair of swimming goggles and …

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Iraq Future Energy: Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development to deliver keynote

Business and Investment Opportunities in Iraq’s Oil and Gas Sectors. The UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, H.H. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, will deliver the opening keynote address at the upcoming Iraq Energy 2013/14: Business and Investment Opportunities in Iraq’s Oil and Gas Sectors conference in Abu Dhabi from 22-24 May. Iraq Energy 2013/14 event Director, …

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Abu-Ghazaleh, Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education Discuss Cooperation

HE Dr. Mustafa Masad, Minister of Higher Education in Egypt and HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh during their meeting at the headquarters of the Supreme Council of Universities in Cairo. Establishing an Open free zone Lightpath Exchange facility for research and education in the Arab region CAIRO: HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) …

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HCT-Dubai students experience sustainable technology at Masdar City

Thirty-seven students from HCT-Dubai, Women’s Campus, recently visited Masdar City in Abu Dhabi on an experiential learning initiative. TheBachelor of Accounting and Financial Services students toured the Masdar Institute Headquarters in a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) vehicle, an electric-powered car used as public transit at Masdar. The Headquarters is a modern modular, low-carbon design building and its façade acts as …

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