Tagged: Science

Engineers in Gaza Convert the Rubble of War into Concrete for Rebuilding News Roundup
Ahmad Kabariti, Mondoweiss

Engineers in Gaza Convert the Rubble of War into Concrete for Rebuilding

An all-female team of engineers in Gaza have invented an affordable new way to produce concrete from the leftover rubble of homes destroyed during the last war in Gaza. And the four women behind the project–Nour Buhaisi, Aya Abu Hashish, Rahma Ashour, and...

on February 20, 2017
Palestinian engineer wins National Energy Globe Award News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian engineer wins National Energy Globe Award

A Palestinian engineer has won the Energy Globe Award, which is issued annually by the Energy Globe Foundation. Tamer Alslaibi project aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of a new technique in which microwaved olive stone activated carbon is used compared to the conventional thermal process, the organization's website said.

on October 19, 2014
Three Birzeit University Students Invent Stair-Climbing Handicap Wheelchair News Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Three Birzeit University Students Invent Stair-Climbing Handicap Wheelchair

Three Palestinian mechatronics students from Birzeit University (BZU) invented a stair-climbing handicap wheelchair as part of their graduation project, BZU university announced on Monday. The university added that the project of the stair-climbing handicap wheelchair was submitted to the Arab Innovation Network Competition. It was accepted in the first phase after being examined by academics and professionals.Sci

on September 22, 2014
Mohammad Herzallah: Doctor and Innovator Palestinian-American Profiles
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Mohammad Herzallah: Doctor and Innovator

Life in developing countries can be mentally and physically dangerous, and these hardships are only magnified for Palestinians living under occupation. It is estimated that around one million Palestinians in the West Bank suffer from clinical depression, and it’s this dilemma to which Dr. Mohammad M. Herzallah has dedicated his work.

on July 30, 2014
Women in physics in the Palestinian territories News Roundup
Kate Shaw and Jack Owen, ICTP

Women in physics in the Palestinian territories

In the Palestinian territories, more women than men study physics, yet women faculty members remain a very small minority.

on June 20, 2014
Mujid S. Kazimi: Preeminent Nuclear Engineer Palestinian-American Profiles
IMEU

Mujid S. Kazimi: Preeminent Nuclear Engineer

Mujid S. Kazimi was a leading nuclear engineer. As the Director of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems and the Tokyo Electric Power Company Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he educated future scientists, conducted vital research, and served on various government committees.

on April 21, 2014
Reyad Sawafta: Inventor and Nuclear Physicist Palestinian-American Profiles
IMEU

Reyad Sawafta: Inventor and Nuclear Physicist

Palestinian-American inventor and nuclear scientist Dr. Reyad Sawafta is founder and Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina-based QuarTek Corporation, a nanotechnology company that Sawafta describes as "a company dedicated to introducing innovations for the benefit of mankind." One such innovation is the creation of products that use nanotechnology to provide safe drinking water for disadvantaged communities by converting contaminated water into drinkable water in minutes.

on December 14, 2013
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