Saturday , 25 May 2019

Science

Qatar: Groundbreaking launch of Alwaseeta

Qatar Intermediate Industries holding Co. Ltd. known as “Qatar Holding” a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum, unveiled on the 14th of May at a ceremony; its new corporate identity. The groundbreaking ceremony was held under the auspices of HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and the Chairman of the Board. On this occasion, the company …

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QNRF awards $121 million in research funding to national priority projects

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has announced new research grants worth a total of $121 million today, under its flagship funding program, the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP). The announcement came in the eagerly-anticipated finale of QNRF’s fifth Annual Forum, held this morning at Qatar National Convention Centre, where more than 350 members of Qatar’s research community gathered to learn …

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How Technology is Saving Lives in Africa

By: Abiola Alabi For many decades, Africa, and the developing world more generally, has not had access to the medical advancements of the developed world. As a result, lives have been lost and many made worse. Change is on the horizon, however, thanks to private organisations working to update and build world class medical facilities across the African continent. The …

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Jordan: Technology optimisation to further enhance passengers’ airport experience

SMART Terminals of the future. More machine interface for passengers by 2020.   By 2020, it might be possible for 80 per cent of the passengers travelling through the world’s international airports to only have to deal with machines, and not interact with human beings at all, as they pass through fully automated check-ins and immigration counters, aviation technology experts …

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Developing countries to share community-based adaptation experience

By T.V. Padma – SciDev.Net Countries in Asia and Africa have formed an open and informal ‘government group network’ to help mainstream community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change and share knowledge and evidence gathered from projects. The formation of the network was announced at the seventh international conference on CBA, which was opened in Dhaka last week (22 April) by …

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Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology launches first satellite project to be completed in UAE

Core team of 45 UAE experts, engineers to lead development of DubaiSat-3 Project. Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has today (Tuesday, April 23, 2013) announced the launch of the new strategic project DubaiSat-3, the first satellite that will be completed in the UAE. A core team of 45 UAE experts and engineers will lead the development of …

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Science and NGO practice are closer than they appear

By Anita Makri and Nick Ishmael Perkins – SciDev.Net Recognising common ground is the first step towards concrete ways of enhancing the work of both scientists and development practitioners. The world of science, technology and engineering might seem, for good reason, miles away from the day-to-day work of most development NGOs. But if you get past the jargon or the …

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Men blamed for hindering female Arab scientists

By Rehab Abd Almohsen – SciDev.Net A lack of support from governments, research institutes and male colleagues is holding back women scientists in the Arab world and reforms in the wake of the Arab Spring may end up blocking their hoped-for empowerment, a conference has heard. The International Conference on Women in Science and Technology in the Arab Countries, held in …

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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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