'Hope' and ambition drive UAE's Mars mission

The United Arab Emirates is sending a satellite to the Red Planet to study its weather and climate.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: mars space-exploration united-arab-emirates

The UAE's Mars mission seeks to bring Hope to more places than the red planet

A new country launches a mission to Mars. A space expert explains what this means for the Middle East and the African continent.

Wendy Whitman Cobb, Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies • conversation
July 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space mars india russia united-states space-exploration japan international-space-station united-arab-emirates mars-exploration space-race

UAE Mars mission: Hope project a 'real step forward for exploration'

The UAE's Hope project is hailed as a "real step forward" for space exploration in the Arab world.

By Frank Gardner • bbcnews
June 8, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: mars united-arab-emirates

'Sabotaged' tanker in Gulf of Oman leaked oil

A satellite spotted an oil slick trailing from a tanker mysteriously attacked off the UAE on 12 May.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 24, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: united-states iran shipping united-arab-emirates saudi-arabia

MIT to help Dubai launch a new undergraduate institution focused on design | MIT News

School of Architecture and Planning will develop curriculum, courses for Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation.

Tom Gearty | School of Architecture and Planning • mit
Oct. 24, 2016 ~4 min

Tags:  architecture  arts  design  united-arab-emirates  school-of-architecture-and-planning  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  global  international-initiatives  collaboration  middle-east

New solar absorber could improve efficiency of solar thermal technology | MIT News

Masdar Institute-MIT team develops device that harnesses more sunlight, enhancing efficiency of heat production.

MIT News Office • mit
June 13, 2016 ~4 min

Tags:  cities  sustainability  climate-change  energy  environment  solar  global-warming  research  united-arab-emirates  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  international-initiatives  alternative-energy  middle-east  masdar-institute

New model from Masdar Institute-MIT collaboration to support a cooler, more sustainable Abu Dhabi | MIT News

Tool will help urban planners reduce Abu Dhabi’s heat island and carbon footprint.

MIT News Office • mit
May 17, 2016 ~11 min

Tags:  cities  sustainability  climate-change  energy  environment  architecture  global-warming  research  united-arab-emirates  school-of-architecture-and-planning  urban-studies-and-planning  international-initiatives  middle-east  masdar-institute

On the importance of academic international engagements: An interview with Fred Moavenzadeh | MIT News

MIT professor and former president of the Masdar Institute reflects on a career spent fostering international research and teaching collaborations.

MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 22, 2015 ~12 min

Tags:  africa  industry  profile  latin-america  government  united-arab-emirates  school-of-engineering  global  education-teaching-academics  faculty  technology-and-society  international-initiatives  civil-and-environmental-engineering  center-for-international-studies  middle-east  engineering-systems  masdar-institute

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