Articles (Technology)

Nano Elements of Nature: Earth
(The Four Elements: The Roots of Life)

Water-repelling sand is an example of how nanotechnology can lead to drastic changes in the behavior of materials.


Home Automation
(Science at Home)

Now you can connect your home devices to your mobile, tablet, or PC via a Wi-Fi connection.


Humanoid Robots
(Technology and Us)

Are humanoid robots invading our houses any time soon and how far can they go?


Mining the Sky
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

The plans of the Planetary Resources company to launch a privatized space mining operation is definitely the stuff of science fiction made reality. 

New Frontiers of Color: Non-Spectral Colors
(The Colors of Life)

What is the color of infrared? Is it red, or is that what the camera makes us see? 


Dr. Mona Bakr: The Voice of Nanotechnology in Egypt
(Women and Science)

Mona Bakr was a young female Egyptian pioneer in nanotechnology and contributed to establishing this vital scientific field in Egypt. 


Gene Therapy
(Life Sciences)

Gene therapy is an exploratory treatment, which aims at curing genetic diseases and repairing defective genes through DNA. 

Capturing the Night Sky
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

We often hear the saying: “A picture is worth a thousand words”. It is indeed true; images can invoke one’s feelings and fuel imagination to no end. 


Ig Nobel Prize: Laugh, and then Think!
(Invisible People of Science)

What if I told you that there is a parody set of Nobel Prizes awarded annually for trivial scientific achievements.

Inventions and their Unknown Inventors: Photocopiers
(Invisible People of Science)

Photocopiers have become one of the essential tools in our daily lives. We have all used photocopiers at one time or another; to copy documents or pages from books for work or study.

Young Innovators: Eesha Khare
(Brilliant Young Minds)

Every other day, we hear about a new technological breakthrough, or a new exciting innovation that someone has developed; we are truly...


Belinda Parmar: Little Miss Geek
(Brilliant Young Minds)

Many people tend to believe that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are “manly” subjects, and that women...


Zea Tongeman: The Cool Geek Girl
(Brilliant Young Minds)

Being a technology geek, the 14-year-old Zea Tongeman applied technology to create an application on any device that encourages people to recycle while having fun.

Successful Egyptian Startups
(Brilliant Young Minds)

Have you ever had an idea that can be developed into a business. Well, this article presents four successful “startups” by young Egyptians; a “startup” being an entrepreneurial venture or a new business in the first stage of its operations. 

Breaking Down Plastics with Bacteria
(Brilliant Young Minds)

It is evident that plastics bring many societal benefits and offer future technological and medical advances. However, once plastic materials are created, they never go away! 


littleBits: A Library of Electronics
(Women and Science)

Ayah Bdeir is a woman who is passionate about making hardware accessible to people of all ages and walks of life. She studied computer engineering at the American University of Beirut and went on to earn her Master’s of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When she started to learn about electric circuits in university, she realized many people give up on the subject because they found it too hard to understand. From this point onwards she has been on a mission to make that complex idea accessible to all people, whether you are into engineering or not.


Air Conditioners of Ancient Times
(Safe Summer)

Modern air-conditioning has emerged from advances in chemistry during the 19th century; the first large-scale electrical air-conditioning was invented and used in 1902 by American inventor Willis Carrier.

Dr. Taher Elgamal
(Science of the Arabs)

After World War II, people realized that sharing secret keys was the most difficult thing to do. As a result, the notion of public key cryptography was developed in the late 1970s at MIT and Stanford Universities, basically to be able to share keys secretly at a lower cost. Since then, the industry of cryptography has blossomed.


GMOs: Yay or Nay?
(Food and Agriculture)

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), give this term a spin anywhere and you will find many who have very strong opinions whether for or against. However, before we delve into the debate, let us have a look at what GMOs are.

The Doomsday Vault
(Food and Agriculture)

In a place far, far away, where snow-covered ground is all one can see for miles and miles, in a climate that is one of the coldest on Earth, a vault has been built. Deep in the ground, its tunnels run until you reach a vault that houses one of humanity’s most precious treasures. It is not gold or diamonds that you will find carefully stored in this vault; instead, neatly nestled in individual envelopes, carefully labeled and marked, what this vault preserves are seeds. It is a place where all countries had a hand in filling it up, and where you may find countries that are now at conflict or are in discord have seeds stored there for safekeeping, peacefully next to each other.

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