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Laser-guided lightning may help prevent wildfires

Laser-guided lightning may help prevent wildfires

Small, portable laser pointers could be used to guide lightning strikes, with a study suggesting the technology may prevent bolts from sparking wildfires, a researcher told AFP Thursday.

QF’s Education City Speaker Series to focus on regenerative development

QF’s Education City Speaker Series to focus on regenerative development

Virtual event brings together experts to discuss concept built around long-term renewal of the planet

US patent office granted patent to QU team for adaptive security

US patent office granted patent to QU team for adaptive security

Dr Khaled Khan and Dr Armstrong Nhlabatsi from the College of Engineering at Qatar University (QU) have recently obtained a US Patent (No. 10,713,355) for their invention of adaptive security.

Europe's climate policies are getting an upgrade

Europe's climate policies are getting an upgrade

The European Union is set to kick start discussions next week on how quickly it will cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade. Already well on the way to meeting its current climate target for 2030, the EU now wants to make that goal even more ambitious, to get on track for its flagship pla

Pakistan-born scientist to head MIT School of Science

Pakistan-born scientist to head MIT School of Science

Pakistan born, astrophysicist Dr Nergis Mavalvala, has been named the new dean of Massachusetts Institute of Technology-MIT’s School of Science, from September.

Italian embassy, QF launch social media campaign to enhance science diplomacy

Italian embassy, QF launch social media campaign to enhance science diplomacy

The Italian embassy in Doha and Qatar Foundation (QF) launched recently a joint social media campaign aimed at further strengthening the bilateral co-operation ...

The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

Mars may now be considered a barren, icy desert but did Earth's nearest neighbour once harbour life? It is a question that has preoccupied scientists for centuries and fired up sci-fi imaginings.

Europe marks 40th anniversary of first Ariane rocket launch

Europe marks 40th anniversary of first Ariane rocket launch

The first Ariane space rocket lifted off over the forests of French Guiana 40 years ago, enabling Europe to at last take its place as an independent player in the international race for space.

Climate-fuelled flooding to imperil 300 million by 2050

Climate-fuelled flooding to imperil 300 million by 2050

Coastal areas currently home to 300 million people will be vulnerable by 2050 to flooding made worse by climate change, no matter how aggressively humanity curbs carbon emissions, scientists have warned.

Team behind world's first black hole image wins 'Oscar of science'

Team behind world's first black hole image wins 'Oscar of science'

The 347 scientists who collaborated to produce the world's first image of a black hole were honoured Thursday with the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, winning $3 million dollars ...

NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars

NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars

To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for the job.

Astronomers decode Milky Way's violent birth

Astronomers decode Milky Way's violent birth

The Milky Way gobbled up a galaxy one quarter of its mass 10 billion years ago in a ‘violent collision’ that didn't fully settle for eons, astronomers said in new research published Monday.