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Turning a two hour drive into a 12 minute drive, it sounds too good to be true, but the idea is on its way to becoming reality in the United Arab Emirates. Stemming from a futuristic vision of Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Telsa, the Hyperloop would connect the cities of Dubai and Abu Dubai through a high speed pod-based transportation system.

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If you are bananas for bananas brace yourself, experts say the banana industry could be wiped out within the next five to 10 years. Not one, but three fungal diseases have become a lethal threat for the plant grown in nearly 120 countries. Now the race is on to develop hardier, disease-resistant plants and more effective preventative treatments.

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Storing Solar Power in Sand

8/30/16 8:56 AM

Solar power is the most abundant source of renewable energy available, converting the sun's rays into usable electricity. But when the sun sets, or the clouds move in, access to solar energy is cut off leaving scientists questioning: how do we store solar energy to provide electricity at night? Since regions with plenty of sunshine also have plenty of sand, researchers in Abu Dhabi are testing a device that can store solar energy in sand.

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Posted in: Energy Environmental Solar Arabic / Middle East By MadgeTech Marketing Team

It's been six years since the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed 10,000 people and sickened hundreds of thousands of others, but for the first time last week the United Nations acknowledges they played a role in the initial outbreak. This comes after previous medical studies linked the diarrheal disease to infected United Nations peacekeepers not only in its Haitian mission, but at least others in Africa and the Middle East.

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Posted in: Environmental Latin America Africa Arabic / Middle East By MadgeTech Marketing Team

The Saudi Arabian Health Ministry is putting precautionary measures in place ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca next month. Hajj is one of the world's largest gatherings, with 1.3 million people participating in the journey last year. With all those people converging in the same place, the ministry is preventing the spread of viruses and diseases by tightening border controls.

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Posted in: Medical Pharmaceutical Vaccine Monitoring Arabic / Middle East By MadgeTech Marketing Team

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