Home / Science

Science

Omicron variant reaches Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant coming from a north African country, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday. SPA, quoting a statement from the kingdom’s health ministry, said authorities had isolated the person and people who were in contact with them. It is the …

Read More »

Corona virus strikes war-torn Syria

Doctors in Daraa have warned of the outbreak of the coronavirus throughout most of the province, saying that the southern Syrian region was witnessing an unprecedented rise in the number of infections. Speaking on condition of anonymity for security considerations, a doctor in Daraa told Asharq Al-Awsat that the province …

Read More »

Camel cloning to take off in UAE

Cloning is in high demand in the competitive world of camel beauty pageants, leaving scientists at a Dubai clinic working round the clock to produce carbon-copy beasts. Not every animal is blessed with sought-after drooping lips and a tall, elegant neck, but technology now allows wealthy clients to replace their …

Read More »

Jordan pioneers milking donkeys

Friends and family initially mocked one Jordanian family’s new venture making soap from donkey milk. But now, a year on, the company is cleaning up as customers bray for more. Atan Donkey Milk Soaps produces 100 percent natural soaps from its farm in Madaba, 35 km southwest of Amman, where …

Read More »

Saudi invests in interstellar agriculture

Riyadh-based non-profit investment arm Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute has invested $500,000 in Interstellar Lab, a space technology company working to sustain agriculture beyond Earth.  The French company is designing closed loop biodomes for sustaining life on Earth, the moon, and Mars, as a response to climate change.  “Climate change is a …

Read More »

UAE in space cooperation with Philippines

 Space agencies of the UAE and the Philippines met on Sunday to discuss possible collaborations between them, as the two countries marked 47 years of bilateral relations. Ibrahim Al-Qasim, the space science advisor of the UAE Space Agency hosted the Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn Quintana. The pair talked …

Read More »

Saudi to combat climate change with 4IR tech

Saudi Arabia is aiming to use Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technology to fundamentally transform the energy sector, enhance the security of its water and food resources, and fight climate change, senior ministers announced. “Our vision is to transform the energy sector through the application of data and technology,” Saudi Energy …

Read More »

Arabs scaling new heights of space exploration

Last week, the UAE introduced Nora Al-Matrooshi as the first Arab woman to start training to be an astronaut as she could play a pivotal role in the country’s upcoming space missions. The UAE, considered a newcomer to the world of space exploration, sent the first Emirati into space as …

Read More »

Indonesian variant of COVID makes it to Saudi

A Saudi citizen infected with COVID-19 has been transferred from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, to Riyadh, the Kingdom’s defense ministry said on Saturday. The transfer was done by the ministry’s Air Medical Evacuation Department in implementation of the directives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The air medical evacuation plane …

Read More »

Filipino’s to be forced to take COVID vaccine

The Philippine president has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refuse COVID-19 vaccination and told them to leave the country if they would not cooperate with the efforts to contain the pandemic. President Rodrigo Duterte, who is known for his public outbursts and brash rhetoric, said in televised …

Read More »

Israel building anti-drone laser weapons

Israel’s Defence Ministry and defence contractor Elbit Systems Ltd ESLT.TA are developing an airborne laser weapon to shoot down drones and other flying targets, officials said on Monday, predicting a prototype would be ready by 2025. They said the as-yet unnamed laser weapon could be incorporated in Israel’s multi-tier air defences, which …

Read More »

Radical or incremental change?

People, in their human nature, tend to find stability. In biology, this is referred to as the term “Homeostasis”. Homeostasis is the tendency towards a relatively stable equilibrium between the interdependent elements especially as maintained by a physiological processes. By Diana Mahmoud In that perspective change is always perceived by …

Read More »

China snaps shots on Mars from rover mission

Solar panels against an alien landscape, ramps and rods pointing at the Martian horizon — China’s first probe on the Red Planet has beamed back its first “selfies” after its history-making landing last week. The Zhurong rover was carried into the Martian atmosphere in a lander on Saturday, in the …

Read More »

Is Covid 19 a deliberate crime against humanity?

A second Nuremberg tribunal is being prepared under the aegis of thousands of lawyers worldwide behind the German lawyer Reiner Fuellmich. The German attorney is prosecuting all those responsible for the Covid-19 scandal used by the Davos Forum. Global officials will be prosecuted under the pretense that COVID 19 is …

Read More »

Robot-advisory application for Dubai commercial banking

Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) has launched a robo-advisory investment application, as demand for online trading grows. The bank worked with Belgium-based wealthtech company InvestSuite to develop “CBD Investr,” a mobile application that uses smart algorithms to actively manage investment portfolios. “CBD Investr offers customers convenient access to globally diversified …

Read More »

BREAKING NEWS – Swarms of locusts attack Lebanon

The arrival of locust swarms in Lebanon has caused panic among the country’s farmers. Videos showing the insects flying over farmland in the towns of Ersal and Ras Baalbek in Bekaa circulated on social media, with the hashtag #locust trending in Lebanon on Friday as people made sarcastic comments about the …

Read More »

Quantum computing reaching DP World in optimization drive

Dubai’s port company DP World is exploring quantum computing technology to optimize its operations, the company said in a statement. It said it was working with D-Wave Systems, a Canadian quantum computing company, to look at how the advanced technology can be applied to DP World’s logistics and trade business. …

Read More »

UAE headed to moon with Japanese help

Lunar exploration company ispace will transport a United Arab Emirates rover to the moon in 2022, the company said on Wednesday, as the UAE pushes for rapid expansion in the space exploration business to diversify its economy. The UAE is using its space programme to develop its scientific and technological …

Read More »

UAE picks its candidate for first Arab woman astronaut

The United Arab Emirates has selected the first Arab woman to train as an astronaut, as the Gulf country rapidly expands into the space sector to diversify its economy. Emirati national Nora al-Matrooshi, a 27-year-old mechanical engineering graduate currently working at Abu Dhabi’s National Petroleum Construction Company, will join NASA’s …

Read More »