Science & Technology

UAE Announces Establishment Of World’s First AI University

DUBAI, Oct 17 (NNN-WAM) – The first graduate-level and research-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) university in the world, was established on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The university is named after Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Bangladesh’s Largest Digital Device Expo Kicks Off In Dhaka

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 15 (NNN-XINHUA) – The three-day “Digital Device and Innovation Expo 2019” kicked off in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Monday.

The exhibition is being held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), also known as Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre, in Dhaka.

Organisers said, the exhibition is mainly highlighting the successful journey of 10 years of Digital Bangladesh.

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority Forges New Partnership With Khalifa University

DUBAI, Oct 12 (NNN-WAM) – In line with its continuing commitment towards enhancing key collaborations with research and academic institutions, the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, ADDA, announced the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Rouda Al Saadi, Director-General, ADDA, and Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, at the 39th edition of GITEX Technology Week.

NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA launched a satellite on Thursday night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space.

The satellite — called Icon, short for Ionospheric Connection Explorer — rocketed into orbit following a two-year delay. It was dropped from a plane flying over the Atlantic off the Florida coast.

Five seconds after the satellite’s release, the attached Pegasus rocket ignited, sending Icon on its way.

Europeans urge strict sanctions enforcement on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) — European members of the UN Security Council called for the strict enforcement of international sanctions against North Korea, after a closed-door meeting prompted by Pyongyang’s latest missile test.

“International sanctions must remain in place and be fully and strictly enforced,” they said in a statement read by French ambassador Nicolas Riviere.

Joining France in the statement was Belgium, Germany, Poland and Britain as well as Estonia, which becomes a council member in January.

Turkish firm esports heating fabrics

6 Oct 2019; AA: A Turkish entrepreneur is now exporting a heating fabric, developed from 100% local sources, for €20 ($22) a square meter, said executives of the firm on Saturday.

The innovative new fabric can dissipate heat with low voltage and can be used in numerous fields, such as the automotive, health, textile, and defense sectors, Ayhan Prepol, a co-founder of Iltema, which makes the fabric, told Anadolu Agency.

Only 10 pc of Indian CEOs confident about reliability of AI applications

New Delhi, Oct 6 (PTI) Only 10 per cent of Indian CEOs are confident about the reliability of their artificial intelligence (AI) applications, according to PwC India.

Even as AI has the potential to solve complex problems effectively at scale, badly designed applications can cause more harm than good, PwC India said in its report based on a comprehensive study conducted with over 1,000 CXOs and business decision makers from India and other regions, between May and September 2019.

First Arab on ISS set for Earth return

ALMATY (Kazakhstan), Oct 3 (NNN-AGENCIES) — An Emirati who made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station is set to return to Earth on Thursday following an eight-day mission that sparked euphoria in his homeland.

Hazzaa al-Mansoori of the United Arab Emirates will touch down in the Kazakh steppes at around 1100 GMT along with NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, who both survived a failed launch to the ISS last year.

Chinese scientists develop 500 megapixel 'super camera'

Dubbed the 'super camera', Chinese scientists have developed a 500 megapixel camera that can identify individuals from crowds of tens of thousands of people. Camera was unveiled by researchers at China's International Industry Fair last week.

The facial recognition camera offers four times more detailed than the human eye, and can identify individuals from crowds of tens of thousands in streets or at sports stadiums. 

Malaysian schoolboy wins top prize at international robotics contest in India

NEW DELHI, Sept 27 (NNN-BERNAMA) — A Malaysian schoolboy displayed great skills in building and launching water rockets by winning an international contest in India.

Danish Muslim, the winner of the Water Rocket Challenge at the World Robotics Championship, is studying in the sixth grade at primary school of SK Tun Hussein Onn in Kuala Lumpur.

The 12-year-old participated in the contest with his father Muslim Tamsir as his teammate.

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