Science & Technology

    Global warming and climate change: 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics announced

    Three laureates received this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems”. These are Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi, according to the award’s website. The winners were announced on October 5 during a conference in Stockholm. Syukuro Manabe of Princeton University in the United States and Klaus […]

    Q&A: How an Egyptian research team discovered a new species of 4-legged whale

    In 2008, during a discovery expedition organized by the Environment Ministry to search for whale fossils in the Fayoum desert, a team of scientists found a skull, jaw, two vertebrae, and several other whale bones among dozens of other fossils that the ministry collects for scientific research. For years, the head of the team, Mohamed […]

    Green patent. Where and how to accelerate technologies that will save the world

    There is a growing awareness in the world of the need to preserve nature, climate, and the environment. At the same time, there’s the awareness that the solution to these problems is partly provided by technology. In particular, the green one. At the same time, the demand for ethical and environmental products in all areas […]

    Want to save the Earth? Then don’t buy that shiny new iPhone

    Apple has just unveiled the latest all-singing, all-dancing iteration of its handset, but perhaps you should resist the hype. This is the main advice of the article published by The Guardian. On September 14, Apple released its latest phone – the iPhone 13. Naturally, it was presented with the customary breathless excitement. It has a […]

    Innovators make leather from mushrooms, flowers, and cacti

    It is no secret that the production of leather and fur is a cruel and harmful process. But these materials have become so ingrained in our lives for so long and deeply that it seemed impossible to get along without them.  Leather is used in various industries, from clothing, footwear, and accessories to books, furniture, […]

    Smart skin and “saved” trash: what our future will be made of

    People learned to synthesize substances and materials that surpassed all known natural compounds in characteristics in the XX century. The cost of laboratory success turned out to be unexpectedly high. Due to the abundance of synthetic materials, we faced a garbage crisis and other severe consequences for the environment. There is only one way out […]

    Fossil of previously unknown 4-legged whale found in Egypt

    Scientists have discovered the 43-million-year-old fossil of a previously unknown amphibious four-legged whale species in Egypt that helps trace the transition of whales from land to sea, Arab News reports. The newly discovered whale belongs to the Protocetidae, a group of extinct whales that falls in the middle of that transition, the Egyptian-led team of […]

    Abu Dhabi to build ultra-modern research vessel to protect marine life

    The Abu Dhabi government is building the most advanced research vessel in the Middle East to boost efforts to protect marine life in the emirate. The Abu Dhabi Environmental Protection Agency (EAD) said the state-of-the-art boat would allow the previously uncharted waters of the Arabian Gulf to be explored at a depth of at least […]

    Raising the steaks: First 3D-bioprinted structured Wagyu beef-like meat unveiled

    Japanese scientists at Osaka University have created artificial marble beef using bioprinting methods. In texture, it resembles the meat of Wagyu cows. This was reported by scientists in their article published in Nature. Workers of Osaka University have created artificial marble beef Wagyu as a vegetarian alternative to the original. Wagyu has a genetic predisposition […]

    Oman roots for environment in global STEM challenge

    A student-teacher team from Oman is competing in a global innovation and robotics challenge, alongside peers from about 170 countries, Times of Oman reports. The six-member team, supported by two teacher-supervisors, has completed the initial phase of First Global 2021. The three phases comprise the solution, robotics and nanosatellite challenges. First Global is an annual […]