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44th Arab Health Exhibition held in Dubai

The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited the 44th Arab Health Exhibition, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid toured the four-day exhibition, which is hosting many major international companies …

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Iran planning second satellite launch

Iran will be ready for a new satellite launch in a few months’ time after a failed attempt this week, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, ignoring U.S. and European warnings to avoid such activity. Western officials say the missile technology used in such launches could be applied to delivering …

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Dubai pushing AI blockhain technology

Future Now, the innovation programme of Etisalat, has signed agreements with four scale-ups to develop Artificial Intelligence, AI, and Blockchain solutions following the successful Dubai Future Accelerators programme. The signing ceremony also marked the opening of the Future Now scale-up collaborative space for Etisalat Digital’s partners, namely Yitu Technology (China), …

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Dubai workshop on environmental sustainability

Reflecting its commitment to creating and maintaining a sustainable environment, which forms a pillar of the National Agenda in line with the UAE Vision 2021, the Dubai Government Workshop, DGW, announced the integration of latest solutions aimed at promoting environmental sustainability in its services. The use of environmentally friendly waterborne …

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SpaceX launched national security satellite

A SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company’s first national security space mission for the United States. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) lifted off …

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Learning to Love Robots

By Patricia Marx Robots, no longer mere factory grinds, are being U.P.S.-delivered into our homes. Illustration by Greg Clarke In 2008, I fell in love with a robot. The object of my affection was a darling red Roomba vacuum cleaner. The size and shape of a chunky Frisbee, it bustled to …

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Delivery on Road

By Dr. Abdul-Salam Ojeili – Translated by Ibrahim AL Alou – We left our hotel in Toronto last fall on an early morning heading to Detroit in the northern U.S.A. As we were pulling our car from the hotel’s parking lot, we were surprised to see the wide open road …

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UAE climate change minister showcases AI projects

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, today highlighted the role of artificial intelligence in developing its processes through compiling and analysing highly accurate real-time data at a media briefing at the Ministry’s headquarters in Dubai. Headlined by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, …

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UAE’s KhalifaSat safely in orbit

Marking a new milestone that adds to the UAE’s achievements and a new phase in the development of the national space sector, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, announced the successful launch of the Emirati satellite KhalifaSat into orbit. KhalifaSat is the first Emirati satellite to be 100 percent …

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Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be “in good condition”, both Nasa and Russian media said. Search and rescue teams are now en …

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NASA’s Cassini reveals ‘ring rain’ on Saturn

Cassini might have plunged to its death in Saturn’s atmosphere last year, but NASA’s mission to the sixth planet from the sun is still serving up fascinating findings. Now, more than a year after scientists lost contact with the Cassini spacecraft, scientists have published new research from its final orbits, …

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