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ثلاث رحلاتٍ جريئة تنطلق نحو الكوكب الأحمر

الولايات المتحدة، والصين، والإمارات العربية المتحدة يطلقون رحلات استكشافية رائدة إلى كوكب المريخ، المعروف بخطورته على البعثات الفضائية. ألكساندرا ويتزي، وسمريتي مالاباتي، وإليزابيث جيبني Nature (2020) doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01861-0 English article   المركبة الجوالة الأمريكية “بيرسيفيرانس” سوف تهبط في “فوّهة جيزيرو” على كوكب المريخ (محددة بدائرة صفراء).  Emily Lakdawalla/ISRO/ISSDC شهد العالم خلال شهر يوليو الماضي انطلاق ثلاث مركبات فضائية صاروخية صوبَ المريخ. إذ …

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لماذا تقيم الشركات العالمية لموظفيها مبان ضخمة ومكلفة؟

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أوغستين تشافيز و دي.جيه هوباتس باحثان في مجال التصميم الهندسي صدر الصورة،GETTY IMAGES تشيد شركات التكنولوجيا العملاقة مثل “آبل” مقار كبيرة ومُكلفة بشكل هائل. لكن فكرة إقامة مثل هذه المقار، التي تُبنى على طراز الجامعات، ليست جديدة، وإنما تستخدمها الشركات منذ عقود. يتذكر كل من قرأ رواية “ذا سيركل” أو (الدائرة) للكاتب دايف ايغرز تلك اللحظة التي زارت فيها بطلتها …

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Why US diplomatic muscle could achieve more in Somalia than drone strikes

A military drone replica is displayed in front of the White House during a protest against drone strikes on January 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

A military drone replica is displayed in front of the White House during a protest against drone strikes on January 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Paul D. Williams, George Washington University The United States has used airstrikes against al-Shabaab forces in Somalia since January 2007, including armed drone strikes from June 2011. From early 2017, …

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Video: Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine first?

Production limits mean that not everyone can get access to a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it’s developed.. GIPhotoStock/Cultura via Getty Images Nicole Hassoun, Binghamton University, State University of New York A committee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is readying a report with recommendations for equitable distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. In this Q&A, bioethicist Dr. …

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Afghanistan’s peace process is stalled. Can the Taliban be trusted to hold up their end of the deal?

Afghan security personnel inspect the rubble of Afghanistan’s intelligence services building after a car bomb blast claimed by the Taliban killed at least 11 people, July 13, 2020. AFP via Getty Images

Afghan security personnel inspect the rubble of Afghanistan’s intelligence services building after a car bomb blast claimed by the Taliban killed at least 11 people, July 13, 2020. AFP via Getty Images Sher Jan Ahmadzai, University of Nebraska Omaha Five months after the United States signed an historic accord with the Taliban – the Islamic militant group that sheltered al-Qaida …

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Marriage of convenience: what does the historic Israel-UAE agreement mean for Middle East peace?

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Andrew Harnik/AP Tony Walker, La Trobe University The normalisation of diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has variously been described as a “breakthrough” and an important staging moment towards a comprehensive Middle East peace. These conclusions are, at best, premature. Normalisation of relations between Israel and an important Gulf state is a highly significant development whose fallout …

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The Moroccan American Dr. Moncef Slaoui to head America’s plan against COVID-19

Susan Walsh, AP Elizabeth Weise USA TODAY Published 2:19 PM EDT May 14, 2020 President Trump on Wednesday tapped venture capitalist and former pharmaceutical head Moncef Slaoui to head Operation Warp Speed, a White House initiative meant to quickly develop and distribute coronavirus vaccines. Slaoui was named Wednesday, according to a senior administration official. He was chair of the vaccines …

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