Research Matters Newsletter

Characterizing the HIV/AIDS Epidemics in the MENA Region

Study helps Qatar achieve international recognition in the field of infectious diseases

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According to an initial study funded by the World Bank, while there has been considerable progress in understanding the spread of HIV globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been, for a long time, a place where knowledge about HIV transmission dynamics was “very limited, inaccessible, and subject to much controversy”.

The Relationship between ICT Use and Employee Job Satisfaction

How proper ICT use can help boost employee productivity

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The digital revolution in the 1990s changed the world as we knew it. Ever since, our societies have been put in a constant cycle of reinventing ways and technologies we use in interacting with each other and our surroundings.
Nowadays, personal computers, internet connectivity, and mobile technology are ubiquitous around the world. The use of these technologies has completely revolutionized the workplace and has helped to boost employees’ productivity. Similarly, it has enabled new opportunities like the ability for employees to work offsite or from home which has facilitated access to ever-growing networks of knowledge with the help of cutting-edge communication tools and software.

Wearable Healthcare Technology: Change the Practice, Not the Dressing

QNRF-funded research projects lead to development of a unique wound monitoring device marked by a reputable spin off company

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In the last few years, wearable technology has become immensely popular. This has led to an increase in demand for a range of gadgets and smart watches as more people are taking a proactive interest in monitoring and improving their health.

Unique Solar Technology to Power Cars of the Future

Solar powered electric cars will significantly reduce our carbon footprint

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Every hour, 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the Sun hits the Earth. In simpler terms, the energy we get from sun in an hour is more than the entire world energy demand for a year!
This shows that the sun alone is more than sufficient for all our energy needs for many years to come. Moreover, we do not need to worry about alternate sources of energy as the hydrogen reserves in the sun are enough to keep it burning for another 5 billion years!

Executive Director’s Message

Purposeful trips facilitate knowledge exchange

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As part of QNRF’s core values, “Learn to Improve” is the nearest to our hearts. As part of that strive,, we believe that purposeful trips can facilitate knowledge exchange and broaden our horizons. This, in turn, helps us unearth opportunities that would otherwise not be possible and has the potential to bring us one step closer to achieving our vision.

Waste recycling: From research to practice

How waste materials are transformed into High-value construction applications

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It’s not often that environmental protection, spending cuts, and self-reliance can be lumped together in the same sentence. Two intertwined QNRF-funded projects may have just pulled off this remarkable feat, and then some  .
Two things sparked the mind of Dr. Khaled Hassan; Qatar’s reliance on imported aggregate for its infrastructure development, and a seven million square meter landfill at Rawdat Rashed – a village located in the municipality of Al-Shahaniya – where most of the construction waste is dumped.

Multi-cloud business applications without the lag or the overhead

The intercloud merging individual clouds into one seamless mass

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Fourteen years ago, Amazon introduced its cloud-based solutions to the public, and the way software applications are delivered forever changed. With the widespread use of cloud computing, the number of clouds continued to grow, giving birth to what is now known as the intercloud.
The intercloud – or cloud of clouds – is the combination of many individual clouds into one seamless mass, where any single cloud is able to use resources beyond its reach. Some might think of an intercloud in relation to clouds, as the internet is in relation to Local Area Networks (LANs).

Media-use study shapes agendas in newsrooms, classrooms, and life-and-death affairs

Arab Spring inspires act of border-crossing brilliance in the media world.

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Back in 2010, the Arab Spring brought forth many chains of events, some of which were at the heart of the border-melting upheaval, yet others were standalone acts of border-crossing brilliance.
In a quiet office, at Education City’s then-newest school on the block, that same loud and sweeping change – and a scarcity in media research in the region –inspired a project that went on to shape communication agendas and decision-making in newsrooms, classrooms, and various organizations that deal with everything from arts to life-and-death affairs.


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