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Ethiopia to build geothermal power plant in July

Source : World Bulletin / 08 Apr 2014

Ethiopia will build a 1000-megawatt geothermal power plant in July, Alemayehu Tegenu, minister of water, irrigation and energy, said Monday.

The Korbete Power Plant, to be built in the Afar Regional State at a cost of some $2 billion, is expected to be fully operational within six years.


Kazakhstani muslim scientist proves Navier-Stokes equations

Source : IINA / 01 Apr 2014

Mukhtarbay Otelbayev, a professor at the Eurasian National University’s department of methods of mathematical simulation, published a paper in the Mathematical Journal in which he proves the existence of a solution to an equation deemed one of the hardest in the world. The Navier Stokes Equation is One of seven Millennium Prize problems, which were set by the Clay Mathematics Institute in 2000.       


World's most powerful VHF radar to be overhauled in Russia

Source : Voice of Russia with Interfax / 31 Mar 2014

The Daryal early warning radar, based near the town of Pechora in the Komi Republic, will undergo in-depth modernization without being taken off duty before 2016, Aerospace Defense Forces spokesman Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said.

"Given the Daryal early warning radar's large modernization potential, all of its key systems will be upgraded without taking the radr off duty, which will make it more reliable in operation, enhance its tactical and technical characteristics, and lower energy demand," he said.


Climate innovation centre in Ethiopia to improve access to energy

Source : UN Multimedia / 29 Mar 2014

A centre to promote pioneering clean technology enterprises that address climate change and create jobs has been launched in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

The World Bank–supported Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), is expected to help over 3.1 million Ethiopians to better cope with climate change.

It's also thought it could lead to the creation of up to 12,000 jobs in the next ten years.


World’s largest biometric center planned

Source : Arab news / 22 Mar 2014

Saudi Arabia plans to build one of the biggest biometric centers in the world, which will contain the eye, facial and finger imprints of almost 30 million people, a biometric expert told local media.


Sweet smell of success: human nose discerns giant array of odors

By Will Dunham / Reuters / 22 Mar 2014

What does your nose know? A lot more than you might expect.

Scientists studying the breadth of people's sense of smell said on Thursday the human nose can discern far more than the 10,000 different odors long cited as the outer limit of our olfactory abilities.


Scientists urge UK govt to ditch ‘dysfunctional’ GMO regulations

Source : RT / 15 Mar 2014

There is no evidence that GM crops are more dangerous than conventionally farmed food, a group of scientists allegedly linked to the biotech industry have advised UK PM David Cameron. Critics say the group is funded by the GM lobby.

In an advisory report to David Cameron issued Friday, senior scientists suggest that approval for commercial cultivation of new GM crops within the EU should be made at a national level, as it is now with pharmaceuticals.


Pakistan to build 3 nuclear plants for electricity

Source : World Bulletin / 14 Mar 2014

Pakistan plans to build three new nuclear plants that will produce 8800 MW of electricity per annum by 2030, in order to get over an energy bottleneck causing 20-hour-long power blackouts daily.

Pakistan will increase electric production from nuclear energy to 8,800 MW levels by 2030 and to 40,000 MW by 2050, says Dr. Ansar Parvez, head of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). "These figures may seem high, but still, there will be a 15 per cent deficiency in electricity supply in Pakistan."


Strong Meteor Shower Approaching Earth

Source : UZ 24 / 04 Mar 2014

According to astronomers, meteor rain should be expected on May 24, which will leave the comet LINEAR. Meteorites might be so intense that the fall of hundreds of celestial bodies per hour can be observed.


Young scientists from Turkic world to compete in 'Science Olympics'

Source : AA / 03 Mar 2014

Young scientists from all across the Turkic countries will compete in the `Turkic World Science Olympics` in central Turkey on May 8-10.

Scientific projects from students aged between 11 and 15 will be entered into categories for invention and design, and will take part in the olympiad, held as part of a wider series of `Cultural Capital of the Turkic World` organizations.


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