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Institute for Dispute Resolution, Khon Kaen University
21 Sep 2006
To people around the world, the coup de’tat in Thailand on September 20, 2006, was a big shock. In contrast, to many Thais, especially those who are over 25 years or older, the coup was not a big scare to them. Since, Thailand became a democracy country 73 years ago, Thailand experienced several bloodless coups.
Gulf Research Center
21 Sep 2006
As the US ratcheted up the rhetoric about "Islamic extremism" and the "continuing terrorist threat (still) confronting the nation" while commemorating the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it is worth noting how Washington invited trouble due to its insensitive policies in the Middle East and shortcomings of its intelligence units.
Nature Publishing Group
21 Sep 2006
A new technique to visualize HIV particles inside infected cells as they make their way to the nucleus is reported in the October issue of Nature Methods. Pierre Charneau’s and colleagues show HIV’s internal voyage with unprecedented detail for the first time.
Nature Publishing Group
21 Sep 2006
A genetic study to be published in The EMBO Journal could help in the design of better therapies to treat some cases of immunodeficiency and inflammation.
NAM S&T Centre
21 Sep 2006
Activities in the latest technologies in Cement Manufacture & Construction, Plant Tissue Culture, Herbal Medicine, Surface Engineering Technology, Wireless Technology & MEMS, Prediction of Monsoon, Science Centres & Museums, Pharmaceuticals & Neutraceuticals, Crop & Forage Production using Saline Waters in Dry Areas and Coastal Ecosystems
Nature Publishing Group
20 Sep 2006
Palaeontologists have made a stunning find in the Ethiopian desert — the fossil remains of a child from the primitive human species Australopithecus afarensis, of which the iconic fossil Lucy is a member. The skeleton, represents the first juvenile remains from this chapter of human evolution, making it the oldest child ever discovered.
Nature Publishing Group
20 Sep 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature including Obesity drug development in double bind, Atlantic waters influence El Niño impact, ‘Atomic clock’ gets designer label, Accelerated Greenland ice sheet melting confirmed, Creating a 'shadow person' illusion
Institute for Dispute Resolution, Khon Kaen University
20 Sep 2006
IDR aims to be the information center for major conflict in Thailand and internationally, to conduct research and management training in areas of natural resources, environment and public policy dispute cases.
Palestine Academy for Science and Technology
18 Sep 2006
When the decreasing availability of freshwater is combined with the extent to which it is shared internationally, the potential for disputes between countries over this precious resource becomes obvious. How do states deal with these disputes?
International Rice Research Institute
18 Sep 2006
A gene that enables rice to survive complete submergence has been identified by a team of researchers at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines and at the University of California's Davis and Riverside campuses.
Universiti Sains Malaysia
17 Sep 2006
Being the world largest producer of palm oil, Malaysia generates a huge quantities of oil palm biomass. This research project aims to develop a technology to convert palm oil biomass to green fuel using supercritical water technology.
Nature Publishing Group
17 Sep 2006
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature and Nature Research Journals including Quantum teleportation with increased capacity – Nature Physics, Overcoming bacterial virulence – Nature Immunology
Gulf Research Center
14 Sep 2006
The Arab countries are surrounded by countries with nuclear capabilities. Israel, Pakistan, India and, sooner or later, Iran. It is in this context that the GCC secretary-general issued a wake-up call to the "Arab Nation" to adopt a new regional strategy on the nuclear issue by abandoning the current zero nuclear option
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
14 Sep 2006
The workshop, supported by AIT, IDRC, and Rockefeller Foundation, will examine existing policies on bio-innovations in the region, identify existing research gaps and recommend a strategy for information sharing, learning and partnering.
Nature Publishing Group
13 Sep 2006
Nature VOL.443. Summaries of newsworthy papers include Why summer heatwaves could be more common, Changes in the Sun’s luminosity are not responsible for climate change, How oxygen gangs up under pressure, Shaking a quantum bridge, Galaxy formation kicks off
Gulf Research Center
10 Sep 2006
Oil constitutes more than 90 percent of all transport fuels and 35 percent of the world’s primary energy demand – no doubt, the world economy is addicted to oil and the Gulf countries have what everybody is longing for: They possess a breathtaking 61 percent of worldwide reserves and contribute 30 percent of production.
Gulf Research Center
10 Sep 2006
The main point of departure for this study is that since the 1980s, changes in the international oil market have greatly lessened European dependence on oil supplies from the Gulf. The security of oil supplies became less pressing compared to maintaining stability in the Mediterranean.
Nature Publishing Group
10 Sep 2006
A study of patients who became infected with H5N1 in Vietnam reveals clues as to why the avian influenza virus is so virulent, according to research to be published in the October issue of Nature Medicine.
Nature Publishing Group
10 Sep 2006
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE. Summaries of newsworthy papers include RNA interference screens questioned, Bacterial genome provides clues for better bioplastics, Attention can impair visual perception, Regulating the immune response
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
Delegates at TWAS 10th General Conference highlight the benefits of international collaboration for building scientific capacity.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
Malaysia's Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation describes the steps that his nation has taken to spur science-based sustainable growth.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
The first TWAS Regional Conference Young Scientists (RCYS), held in association with the 10th TWAS General Conference, has concluded in Angra dos Reis, south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
The TWAS Council announced the names of the eight scientists from developing countries who will receive the 2006 TWAS Prizes for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of sciences.
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
The Group of 77 (G77) and Third World Network of Scientific Organizations (TWNSO) have announced the transformation of TWNSO into the Consortium of Science, Technology and Innovation for the South (COSTIS).
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
07 Sep 2006
Jacob Palis, a prominent Brazilian mathematician, has been elected president of TWAS, the Academy of Science for the Developing World. A new council has also been chosen.
Wildlife Conservation Society
06 Sep 2006
Wearing light solar-powered GPS satellite transmitters, wild swans from Mongolia are winging their way across Eurasia, while land-bound scientists tracking the birds’ journeys on computers say that these unique studies will shed light on how wild birds may be involved in the spread of avian influenza.
Nature Publishing Group
06 Sep 2006
Cell biology: Understanding ageing, Planetary science: Asteroids show signs of ageing, Volcanology: The heat is on explosive eruptions, Cancer: Two faces of p53, Synthetic chemistry: Special protection, Fluid dynamics: Flows stay smooth, Bottom-dwellers use nitrate to survive in mud
Universiti Sains Malaysia
05 Sep 2006
Lymphatic filariasis or commonly known as Elephantiasis is a mosquito borne disease which affects more than 100 million people in 80 countries. Researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia have developed a rapid test to detect the infection.
Palestine Academy for Science and Technology
04 Sep 2006
Proceedings of the International Conference on Water Values and Rights held in Ramallah, Palestine. It contains 55 peer-reviewed papers regarding : Water Resources Management, Wastewater management, Water: Development, Strategic Planning and Regional Cooperation, and Water Rights and International Water law
Gulf Research Center
04 Sep 2006
Iranian interventionist policy in Iraq has already attained a significant part of its objectives. In fact, despite US forces occupying the country, Iran has more influence over developments in post-Saddam Iraq.