Sunday 27 September 2020

Nasa to train four emirati astronauts

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) have announced that they have signed a strategic agreement to train Emirati astronauts in Nasa.    This partnership aims to prepare Emirati astronauts


Toyit launches in Dubai’s in5 Tech hub

A new online classifieds platform for unwanted children’s toys, books, clothes, gear and accessories, Toyit, has been officially launched in Dubai. This will help parents to sell, exchange, give away, or donate to charities lightly used items or unwanted gifts easily, conveniently, and


Local firms to get shares in Duqm projects

Oman Company for Development of Special Economic Zone at Duqm (Tatweer) and Iskan Oman Investment Company have announced their plan to allocate capital shares of their new projects in Duqm for the local community companies.   Engineer Yahya bin Khamis al-Zedjali


DeltaV-Seal offers 10-year gas-tight operation

Norway’s Pipeotech has signalled its intention to rewrite the rulebook within the pipe sealing segment by offering a 10-year gas-tight guarantee as standard on its innovative DeltaV-Seal.    The move illustrates the company’s faith in the type a


EVs getting closer to the break-even point: report

Despite Covid-19 crisis, electric vehicle (EV) sales break records, said an analysis from Alpho, a brand of Gulf Brokers, noting that in Germany, EV sales almost doubled from the first half (H1) in 2019 to H1 in 2020. The falling sales of regular petrol-powered cars of at least 2


ICD launches unique global wholesale market in Dubai

The Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), in partnership with Dubai South, has announced the  launch of Dubai Global Connect (DGC), a one million square metre B2B wholesale market in Dubai.   The market will bring together buyers and sellers to safely and


GWC named Logistics Provider for World Cup Qatar

Qatar-based GWC, a leader in supply chain solutions including warehousing, freight forwarding, commercial, fine art, and event logistics services, was announced as the first Regional Supporter and Official Logistics Provider for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 today.   


Social distancing app to make workplaces more Covid-19-secure

With businesses under mounting pressure to demonstrate how they are making their workplaces socially-distanced and Covid-19-secure, UK-based technology startup Hack Partners has developed ‘Mind The Gap’ social-distancing app. After a successful pilot with Britain’s railway i


Dubai gold and diamonds March-June trade hits $18bn

Dubai’s gold and diamond air cargo trade amounted to AED67.1 billion ($18.27 billion) between March and the end of June 2020, Dubai Customs has revealed.    Statistics released by Air Customs Center Management at Dubai Customs show that the diamond an


Airbus unveils new zero-emission concept aircraft

Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035, with each representing a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight. The concepts explore various technology pathways and aerodynamic conf

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