Science & Technology

Beyond Incubation: Universities as agents of startup development

(From left to right) Mustafa Mousa, Ahmad Dehwah and Edward Canepa, all KAUST students who founded startup Sadeem at the University. Image courtesy of KAUST

(From left to right) Mustafa Mousa, Ahmad Dehwah and Edward Canepa, all KAUST students who founded startup Sadeem at the University. Image courtesy of KAUST Shaimaa El Nazer • 04 June, 2020 In the 1990s, professors Henry Etzkowitz and Loet Leydesdorff, put forward the idea of the Triple Helix framework, which highlighted academia alongside corporates and government as key pillars …

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Climate change: how do I cope with our planet’s inevitable decline?

No matter what we do, things will get worse. Bernhard Staehli Neil Levy, University of Oxford I recently watched an interview with David Attenborough, in which he was asked whether there is hope that things can get better for our planet. He replied that we can only slow down the rate at which things get worse. It seems to me …

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Some animals pause their own pregnancies, but how they do it is still a mystery

Tammar wallabies are one of many species that can pause their pregnancies until the time is right. LCAT Productions / Shutterstock Jane Fenelon, University of Melbourne Putting your pregnancy on pause until the time is right to give birth sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but for many mammals what’s known as “embryonic diapause” is an essential part …

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