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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
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An international, graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement
An international, graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement

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IDB, KAUST hold STEAM Innovation Challenge workshop in Jeddah http://buff.ly/2nk6Q4K
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Deformable thermoelectric materials add a new twist to the design of energy-scavenging devices http://buff.ly/2nJhdSm

"From laptop chips and automobile exhaust pipes to industrial machinery, for most devices, a lot of the energy they consume is lost as heat. Flexible thermoelectric materials can mop up this heat and turn it back into useful electricity that they could use to maximize electrical output."
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KAUST Hackathon Shows OpenACC Global Appeal http://buff.ly/2nWBl0q

"Demand was so high to attend this mini-hackathon that the organizers had to scramble to find space for ten teams, even though the hackathon was originally slated to consist of only four teams. An OpenACC hackathon is a week long experience where a small team of programmers bring a code they wish to get running on parallel hardware such as a GPU using OpenACC. During that time team members can work with their peers and a number of mentors who are parallel experts."
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Recognized for tech and innovation: A KAUST delegation attended the 2017 Saudi & Water Environment Forum in Riyadh. http://buff.ly/2ni9DwJ

"Global increases in water demand and decreases in both the quantity and quality of fresh water resources are the driving forces behind the development of sustainable water use practices. An adequate supply of safe fresh water is not only needed for drinking and sanitation but also for industrial and agricultural activities."
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Faculty Focus: Antonio Adamo assistant professor of bioscience. http://buff.ly/2nVkifa
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تكيَف أسماك المهرج للبقاء على قيد الحياة
يزخر المحيط بأسرار كثيرة لم تكتشف بعد، و يضم تنوعا كبيراً من الكائنات الحية التي لديها طرق تكيف مذهلة للبقاء على قيد الحياة. ولسوء الحظ، تؤثر ظاهرة ابيضاض الشعاب المرجانية ونفوق كائن المرجان سلباً على حياة العديد من هذه الكائنات. كما أدى ارتفاع درجة حرارة وحموضة المحيطات إلى دفع الكائنات البحرية لتغيير نمط سلوكها. تستطيع سمكة المهرج التحكم في جيناتها الوراثية بحيث تصبح قادرة على تبديل جنسها في حال دعت الضرورة للبقاء على قيد الحياة. يقوم باحثو جامعة الملك عبدالله بدراسة أسماك البحر الأحمر بهدف معرفة الطرق المختلفة لتكيفها. في هذه الدراسة تم عزل إناث أسماك المهرج عن المجموعة. وبعد أسبوعين، لاحظ العلماء ظهور تغيرات ملحوظة في هرمون الاستروجين في أدمغة ذكور أسماك المهرج. المزيد من المعلومات تجدونها في موقع ديسكفري لجامعة الملك عبدالله للعلوم والتقنية:
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“Managing scarce water resources is problematic for many Middle East countries, and forecasts predict a more straitened situation ahead. Desalination plants are one way to manage water shortages, as more than two-thirds of the world’s desalination capacity is in this region, but processing seawater has enormous energy and environmental costs.” See an innovative nature-inspired solution from KAUST researchers: http://buff.ly/2mTkv1H
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DID You KNOW? Today is International Day of Forests. All the wood for the KAUST campus was purchased from sustainably managed forests and is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. #InternationalDayOfForests
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Saudi Arabia eyes becoming global leader in renewables. http://buff.ly/2n0oMBo

"Universities, such as King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and King Abdulaziz University (KAU) are the local research and development hubs for the renewables program. These entities can work with the ministry to form and create research initiatives related to the Kingdom."
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Seeking adaptation for corals in times of stress: The Red Sea provides opportunities to study questions about coral bleaching that could inform future practices to help safeguard the world’s coral reefs ecosystems. http://buff.ly/2n3hJJD

“KAUST researchers are contributing greatly to knowledge of the phenomenon and how to help corals survive in future.”
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