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Egyptian cabinet reshuffle sees science focus

Egypt’s interim cabinet, which is in place until a new president is elected within six months, has seen its first major reshuffle. The interim prime minister has promised a renewed focus on education and science in his cabinet’s attempts to tackle Egypt’s most pressing problems and challenges.  Read more

Energy and agriculture from seawater

“seawaterJordan has signed an agreement with Norway to produce an ambitious hybrid project to promote agriculture and produce renewable energy, reports SciDev.Net.. The seawater will be pumped inland where it will be purified for use in greenhouse agriculture. A nearby concentrated solar power plant will provide the power for the desalination process. Some of the water produced will, in turn, be used to cool down solar power plant. This cycle will then continue supplying energy and pure water.  Read more