Tuesday , 20 August 2019

Science & Tech

Destination Morocco: Solar impulse successfully lands in Madrid for technical stopover

Under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI and upon invitation of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen), the Solar Impulse aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg has completed half the leg of its flight to Morocco. The prototype landed successfully in Madrid-Barajas airport at 01:28AM (UTC+2) this morning. This strictly technical layover is also a chance to change pilots …

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Middle Eastern and African Markets food trade growing stronger

By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa – AfricanBrains – 25 May 2012 The Middle Eastern and African Markets food trade is reaching for the stars – a business leader has revealed. “Africa is becoming a major new emerging market to the rest of the world due to its strong economic growth and rapidly expanding population of middle class consumers.” For these are the …

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Malaria vaccine candidate ‘could be grown at home’

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 24 May 2012. An incredible development in the fight against Malaria has arisen. Researchers in America have discovered a way rural communities in the third World can harvest their own mosquito vaccine using home grown algae. A potential malaria vaccine produced by genetically-engineered algae could allow people to grow their own vaccine at …

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Biomed Analysis: Time for rights-based women’s health

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 23 May 2012. Have human rights in maternal health been replaced with economics? The Council on Health Research for Development will discuss all issues relating to maternal health including pre/post-maternal sexual health.   We need to revive the rights-based agenda and realign research priorities for women’s health, says Priya Shetty. The activists who fought …

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UAE: Your chance to change the world!

The International Telecommunication Union, a UN specialized agency for communications and technology, is launching Young Innovators Competition 2012 edition: Youth Innovation for Development and needs your help to spread the word about it. We consider your engagement with social entrepreneurial issues and hope that you would help us discover new talents. We hope that through the networks of X we could reach out to more …

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Building a future for mathematics in Africa

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 23 May 2012. The 21st century’s most revolutionary mathematicians could be Africans. This is the goal of the AIMS Einstein Initiative, an ambitious target for excellence. Next month will see graduations from the two branches  of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Senegal and South Africa, bringing the total number of …

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Tunisia deal with India opens developing country links

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 23 May 2012. Tunisia and India increase co-operation, spending US$8-million to fund research in  biotechnology and medical sciences.  Tunisia is taking its first steps towards boosting scientific links with other developing countries following the 2011 revolution that overthrew a government perceived to be more concerned with politics than science. Following calls from the …

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Orange launches second edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize

Last year, more than 600 candidates responded to the call for projects Armed with the success of the previous edition in 2011, today Orange (http://www.orange.com) is launching the second edition of its Orange African Social Venture Prize. The goal is to promote social innovation that supports development through Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With this prize, Orange will provide a …

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H.E. Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel inaugurates GITEX Saudi Arabia

Over 250 local and international exhibitors from 16 countries participating in four-day event H.E. Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology, yesterday (May 22, 2012) inaugurated GITEX Saudi Arabia 2012, a premier business-to-business networking event and leading consumer ICT showcase being held from May 21 to 24, 2012, at the Riyadh International Convention and …

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AGRA to help implement new G8 Global Partnership Initiative on Food Security

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) (http://www.agra-alliance.org) was given a key role in the G8′s next phase of a shared commitment to achieve global food security. The Scaling Seeds and Other Technologies Partnership, part of the new initiative focused on increasing agricultural food production in Africa, will be housed at AGRA and will focus on strengthening Africa’s …

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