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KAUST Research: Rebuilding Marine Life

The ability of the ocean to support human wellbeing is at a crossroads. The ocean currently contributes 2.5% of the global GDP and provides employment to 1.5% of the global workforce, with an estimated output of US $1.5 trillion in 2010, expected to double by 2030. Yet, as attention focuses on the ocean as the last frontier to support further …

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KAUST Research: Corals pass on more than genes

KAUST Research: Corals pass on more than genes

Marine scientists at KAUST are studying the way corals respond to changing oceanic conditions. Findings show that corals can learn from their experiences, adapt, and then pass this information on to their offspring. These adaptations occur gradually over time. With ocean temperatures rising due to climate change, the scientists wondered: Could corals learn to adjust more quickly? By growing corals …

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KAUST Research: New research into 6G aims to bridge the digital divide

By the end of 2018, there were nearly 4 billion people without internet connectivity in the world. Almost 75 percent of the unconnected population is located in 20 countries and is concentrated in rural, low-income and low-literacy areas. Acknowledging its paramount importance, the United Nations now recognizes internet connectivity as an important and basic human need and includes “universal and …

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KAUST Research: Dust keeps the Red Sea cool

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have discovered how dust from the Middle East has a positive cooling effect over the land and the Red Sea. Based on satellite data, scientists have found that the amount of dust over the Red Sea is greater than over the land, with the largest radiative cooling effect of the …

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