UAE’s first nanosatellite carrying the first Arabic poem ever to be sent to space

BE2C2 Report — UAE’s first nano-satellite developed by the students at American University of Sharjah in partnership with The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center is carrying the first Arabic poem ever to be sent to space. “I picked three lines Read more ›

Solar power becomes India’s ‘cheapest new source’ of electricity

Irshad Salim (BE2C2 Report); FEB 10, 2017 — After 2 days of intense bidding at a 750MW solar power auction in India, 2 local companies Mahindra Renewables, Acme Solar and a global firm Solenergi Power have emerged triumphant, with the Read more ›

The next invasion of robots may be in the construction industry worldwide

(BE2C2 Report: Irshad Salim); Nov 2, 2016 — Recently, a Chinese architectural studio “Archi-Union Architects” programmed robots to construct the undulating brick facade of this art gallery in Shanghai’s West Bund district. Bricklaying robots created bulging brick facade for the Read more ›

Putin rode to bottom of Black Sea in search of sunken ancient ships; a year later he dispatches ‘fearsome super-stealth’ subs

(MAMOSA Report: Irshad Salim); Oct 30, 2016 — August 2015 saw another summer, another trip to the bottom of a sea for Vladimir Putin – Russia’s adventure-friendly stunt-loving president. Putin reportedly climbed into a three-seat submersible craft to check out Read more ›

Digital Winners of Asia (3 from Pakistan) head to Myanmar’s Yangon

(BE2C2 Report: Irshad Salim); Oct 28, 2016 — Digital Winners Asia – the first-ever regional startup event is being held in Myanmar on November 1-2. Nine up-and-coming startups are participating in the two-day platform designed to enable participants to achieve scale Read more ›

The first fully dissolvable coronary stent approved by U.S. FDA

July 5, 2016 (UPI) — The first coronary stent to be gradually absorbed by the body has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold System (BVS) produced by Santa Clara, Calif.-based Abbott Read more ›

Leading solar firms sit out bidding for Abu Dhabi’s 350MW Sweihan project

BE2C2 Report; Jul 4, 2016 — Some of the world’s leading solar power developers have pulled out of the running for Abu Dhabi’s upcoming solar PV plant amid expectations that aggressive bidding will push prices to record lows. Top industry Read more ›

Black holes explained, by Pakistan-born woman who detected Einstein’s gravitational waves

How can the ripples from a collision of two black holes help us understand the universe? The World Economic Forum team interviewed leading female scientist, Nergis Mavalvala, Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who discussed about imploding Read more ›