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UN appoints high-level development advisory panel

The presidents of Indonesia and Liberia — Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — and the prime minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, are to co-chair a UN panel to advise on approaches to development after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015. Announcing the chairs to the UN General Assembly this week (9 May), Ban Ki-Moon, …

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Egyptian wins US$100,000 African Innovation Prize

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 14 May 2012. An invention that allows people to access mobile phone networks has won the prestigious African Innovation prize.  The antenna, which allows mobile phone companies to upgrade their networks more easily, is hoped to be rolled out throughout Africa.   An Egyptian engineer has designed a base-station antenna that can …

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Cellcrypt Secures Conference Calls on Mobile Phones

Rapidly deployed solution to protect executives from mobile phone interception when using in-house conference calling Cellcrypt (www.cellcrypt.com), the leading provider of encrypted mobile phone voice calling, today announced a solution for encrypting the voice calls of executives who dial in to in-house conference calls from mobile phones.   Organizations depend on conference calls to run their daily operations. However, they …

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Egypt’s Zewail science city hit by universities’ dispute

Egypt’s first science city — the Zewail City of Science and Technology — is set to open in September, but a dispute is raging over ownership of some of the facility’s buildings. The city was first proposed in 1999 by Nobel prize-winning chemist Ahmed Zewail , but work on the project became mired in delays due to political instability and bureaucracy, according Nature …

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Why it was right to publish research findings on bird flu

All those working in biological research — including both researchers and publishers — have valuable lessons to learn from recent debates over the publication of a controversial paper on bird flu research, says an editorial in Nature. The paper reports on research by a team led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States, and had raised concerns because of the sensitive nature …

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The German expert, CIM med, is expanding in the Arab medical market

The manufacturer of mounting systems will be present at the MedExpo trade fair in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia continues to invest in the health care sector. The MedExpo trade fair is an ideal forum for international companies to present their innovations. The high quality standards of the German health care sector are setting the pace in the Arab world. They …

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TRA Sponsors Khalifa University’s Mobile Application Contest

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) proves its dedication to the information and communications technology (ICT) and telecommunications advancement by sponsoring the Khalifa University of Science Technology and Research ‘s (KUSTAR )7thMobile Application Contest MAC2012. The contest brought together some of the United Arab Emirates brightest students who competed against one another by presenting their unique mobile applications to a panel of judges. The …

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South Asia gets climate-smart learning platform

A new learning platform aims to facilitate the sharing of ‘climate-smart’ agriculture practices that address growing concerns about food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation in South Asia. The Climate Smart Agriculture Learning Platform for South Asia was launched last month (23 April) by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). It will provide opportunities …

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Virtustream announces cloud partnership with nworx technologies

Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise-class cloud solution provider, today announced that it has signed a partnership with nWorX Technologies JLT, based in Dubai, UAE to develop and deliver innovative cloud solutions and services in the Middle East, Africa, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) regions. Virtustream’s partnership with nWorX covers the full range …

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Solar Energy solution wins inaugural Innovation Tournament 2021 in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI May 8, 2012: A Solar Water Pumping device from Cairo, Egypt is the inaugural winner of the HCT-Wharton Innovation Tournament 2021, which concluded yesterday in Abu Dhabi. The devise is an Off-Grid High-Capacity Solar Water Pumping Solution, applicable for use in the agriculture sector and large water pumping stations, and provides agri-businesses with a cost-competitive alternative to “unreliable & …

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