Science & Technology

    Space: It’s getting too crowded up there

    Let’s read the opinion written by Ranvir S. Nayar, managing editor of Media India Group. *** China last month lodged a protest at the UN, accusing American billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX of irresponsible and unsafe behavior in space and of twice forcing its Tiangong space station to take evasive action. Days earlier, it was the […]

    Internet of animals. How digitalization will change the relationship between humans and nature

    The Internet of Animals may follow the Internet of People and the Internet of Things. At least, Knife author thinks so. Let’s read the full story.  People, pets, livestock, wild birds, and mammals will become participants in a common communicative space (just one example: in Bashkiria, agricultural specialists manage the herd via the Internet, controlling […]

    What we are reading today: Robot Ecology by Magnus Egerstedt

    Robots are increasingly leaving the confines of laboratories, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities, venturing into agriculture and other settings where they must operate in uncertain conditions over long timescales. According to the Arab News, this multidisciplinary book draws on the principles of ecology to show how robots can take full advantage of the environments they inhabit, […]

    Majarra and MIT Technology Review Arabia announce the winners of the 2021 Innovators Under 35 Awards

    Majarra and MIT Technology Review Arabia have announced the winners of the 4th Innovators Under 35 Awards. The awards honor young Arab innovators from around the world, showcasing their efforts in creating innovative solutions, Arab News reports. MIT Technology Review Arabia, along with 21 distinguished judges from various sectors including technology, AI, biology, medical, and […]

    Endless pleasure implants. Will we trade our lives for brain stimulation?

    The first neurostimulators are already beginning to appear on the market: some show effectiveness in the treatment of depression, others heal sexual dysfunction. Fantastic stories about people whose mental state depends on electrical brain stimulation will become a reality within a few years. Futurism magazine discussed with experts what challenges await us when neuro implants […]

    Joint UAE-Bahraini nanosatellite Light-1 launched on 21st December

    The joint UAE-Bahraini nanosatellite Light-1 was launched to the International Space Station on 21st December 2021. It represents a major milestone of cooperation in space science, technology and engineering between the UAE and Bahrain, WAM states. Light-1 took off onboard a SpaceX CRS-24 flight on board of a Falcon 9 rocket after undergoing rigorous safety […]

    RTA’s Hackathon opened at Expo 2020 Dubai

    Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has opened RTA’s Hackathon at Expo 2020 Dubai, WAM reports. The hackathon discussed three key topics relating to economic growth, community happiness, and envisioning the future. 25 experts and specialists from pavilions of countries participating in Expo […]

    A 260-million-year old petrified tree stump on display at Oman’s museum

    The petrified rock is displayed at the Natural History Museum located in Al Khuwair’s Ministry District as a symbol of Oman’s history. A tree trunk of petrified wood 260 million years old is on exhibit at Oman’s Natural History Museum, placed right in front of the main gate, Gulf News states. Petrified wood is the […]

    Swedish scientists turned bean roots into a battery

    Scientists at Linkoping University made bean roots conduct electricity and store energy. For this, the plants were watered with a solution with a conjugated ETE-S oligomer. It absorbed into fabrics and created a conductive polymer film, liu.se reports. Bean roots could conduct electricity for at least a month with an indicator of 10 siemens per […]

    American companies have “hired” 29,000 robots in less than a year. This is a record in US history

    In the first nine months of 2021, American companies bought 29,000 robots, which is a record in US history. This number exceeded the peak value in 2017 and almost halved the figure for the first nine months of 2020, CNN reports with reference to the Association for the Development of Automation report. The reason for […]