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QF workshop explores ways to enhance human capacity

High-level event explores pathways for developing human capital, essential in building a sustainable knowledge-based future for Qatar.

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Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) recently held a high-level event exploring pathways for developing human capital, essential in building a sustainable knowledge-based future for Qatar.

Qatar Scientists announce the discovery of three new extrasolar planets

Now five exoplanets bearing Qatar's name

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Scientists at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute of the Qatar Foundation (QEERI/QF) announced the discovery of three new extrasolar planets using an optical Earth-based telescope established by QF as part of the ongoing Qatar Exoplanet Survey (QES). 

QU hosts 3-day Sustainable Materials and Materials for Sustainability workshop

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A 3-day workshop “Sustainable Materials and Materials for Sustainability” held on May 8-10 at Qatar University (QU) brought together over 50 experienced and early career researchers from multidisciplinary backgrounds such as materials science, chemistry, engineering, and energy and environment. The workshop was co-organized by QU Center for Advanced Materials (CAM) and Ulster University under the Qatar-UK Research Networking Programme, and sponsored by British Council and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) in collaboration with UK Science and Innovation Network and UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Carnegie Mellon University Concludes Annual "Meeting of the Minds" Symposium

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Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has concluded the 10th annual "Meeting of the Minds" undergraduate research symposium. A research project demonstrating how bacteria found in Qatar’s sand can be used to purify water won the Best Project award. The research study titled, "Characterizing a Novel Bacillus-like Phage from Qatar’s Sand" was conducted by biological sciences student, Aya Abd Elaal, under the mentorship of Annette Vincent, assistant teaching professor of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon in Qatar. The study explores using bacteriophages extracted from Qatar’s sand to disinfect water.

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Breakthrough in use of recycled, local materials in construction

A research project has identified the main solid waste streams in Qatar for potential use in construction and investigated advanced technologies for recycling that could be effectively applied in the country. In a statement, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) said it was awarded the project by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) regarding the implementation of recycled materials in construction.

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