Egypt Science & Nature
Egypt's EFG Hermes looks to manage renewable energy projects: energy head
Who's your mummy? Genetic secrets of ancient Egypt unwrapped
Ancient mummy DNA reveals surprises about genetic origins of Egyptians
Who were the ancient Egyptians? Mummy DNA reveals surprising clues
Egyptian researchers turn shrimp shells into biodegradable plastic
Scientists discover tattoos on Egyptian mummies
2018-03-04 10:14:45 Researchers have discovered the oldest figurative tattoos in the world on the upper arms of two ancient Egyptian mummies, the British Museum said on Thursday. A male mummy was found to have tattoos depicting a wild bull and a Barbary sheep on its upper arm, while a female has linear and S-shaped motifs on its upper arm and shoulder. The artworks appeared as dark smudges in natural light but researchers at the British Museum and Oxford University's Faculty of Oriental Studies found the tattoos in 2017 with infrared photography   Read More ...
World's oldest tattoo art found on Egyptian mummy that has been in British Museum for 100 years
2018-03-01 08:05:40 Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest known tattoo art – hidden on an ancient Egyptian mummy which has been on public display at the British Museum for the past 100 years. Previously, all that academics and museum visitors alike had been able to see were faint, dark smudges on the man’s right arm. But recent infrared examination has revealed the marks are in fact tattoos depicting two animals – a giant wild bull and a wild North African goat-like creature   Read More ...
Molecules, Vol. 23, Pages 339: Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Identification and Recognition of Natural Dyes, Uncommon Dyestuff Components, and Mordants: Case Study of a 16th Century Carpet with Chintamani Motifs
2018-02-08 12:22:37 Abstract A multi-tool analytical practice was used for the characterisation of a 16th century carpet manufactured in Cairo. A mild extraction method with hydrofluoric acid has been evaluated in order to isolate intact flavonoids and their glycosides, anthraquinones, tannins, and indigoids from fibre samples. High-performance liquid chromatography coupled to spectroscopic and mass spectrometric detectors was used for the identification of possible marker compounds with special attention paid to natural dyes present in the historical samples   Read More ...
‘Holy Grail’ Of Dinosaur Fossils Found In Egypt: New Species Of African Titanosaur Shows Ties To Europe
2018-01-30 18:03:48 Egyptian paleontologists have discovered a new species of dinosaur in the Sahara Desert that may help solve one of the biggest mysteries of the Cretaceous Era. Dubbed the “Holy Grail” of dinosaur remains, the newfound fossil is regarded as a “key new dinosaur species,” and could finally shed some light into dinosaur evolution in Africa. Meet Mansourasaurus shahinae, an 80-million-year-old sauropod whose remains have just been unearthed in a portion of the Sahara Desert known as the Egyptian Western Desert   Read More ...
The Sun ‘screwed up’ after falsely claiming Brit jailed in Egypt would be pardoned
2018-01-30 14:44:00 Over the weekend, The Sun tabloid “exclusively” revealed Plummer that would walk free after appearing on a pardon list issued by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Plummer was told she was going home and her family traveled to the country to greet her. “They created a media storm on the say-so of someone unofficial, which was irresponsible and cruel in my opinion   Read More ...
'Holy Grail' of dinosaur fossils found in Egypt
2018-01-30 13:00:18 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook 'Holy Grail' of dinosaur fossils found in Egypt A new species of dinosaur has been discovered in Sahara Desert. It's an extremely rare discovery because dino fossils are not known to be in that part of the world. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...
'Holy Grail' of dinosaur fossils discovered in Egyptian desert
2018-01-29 21:33:57 A new species of dinosaur has been uncovered in the Egyptian desert, a rare discovery in a part of the world not known for dino fossils. The huge animal, which was roughly the size of a school bus, is an "incredible discovery," scientists said in a new study that was published Monday. “This was the Holy Grail — a well-preserved dinosaur from the end of the age of dinosaurs in Africa — that we paleontologists had been searching for for a long, long time,” said Matt Lamanna of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, one of the authors of the study   Read More ...
'Holy Grail' of dinosaur fossils discovered in Egyptian desert
2018-01-29 21:00:13 A new species of dinosaur has been uncovered in the Egyptian desert, a rare discovery in a part of the world not known for dino fossils. The huge animal, which was roughly the size of a school bus, is an "incredible discovery," scientists said in a new study that was published Monday. “This was the Holy Grail — a well-preserved dinosaur from the end of the age of dinosaurs in Africa — that we paleontologists had been searching for for a long, long time,” said Matt Lamanna of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, one of the authors of the study   Read More ...
Saudi and Chinese businesses join forces on Egyptian solar projects
2018-01-18 00:19:46 Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract to China's Chint Group for three solar photovoltaic power plants in southern Egypt. ACWA Power, which develops both power and water desalination projects, said that the total investment value of the projects was $190 million, and that they would have a total capacity of 165.5 megawatts. The contract for the deal was signed Tuesday at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi   Read More ...
Extraterrestrial rock found in Egypt looks like nothing found in our solar system before, scientists say
2018-01-11 18:37:29 Mysterious extraterrestrial rocks are unlike anything ever found on Earth, according to scientists. The Hypatia stone – pebbles found in Egypt, which once came from a huge rock that was several metres wide – have long been known to have come to Earth from somewhere else. But new research shows they are even more alien than we thought, having been formed outside of our solar system and even before our sun existed   Read More ...
Egypt's EFG Hermes looks to manage renewable energy projects: energy head
2017-12-25 16:38:54 CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian investment bank EFG Hermes aims to manage renewable energy projects totaling 400-500 megawatts in the north African country in the coming three years, said the bank’s energy head Bakr Abdel Wahab. EFG Hermes, one of the largest investment banks in the Middle East, is currently active in the renewable energy sector in Europe through a green company called Vortex   Read More ...
Research: The marginalized dimension in our fight against cancer | Yehia Abugabal | TEDxGUC
2017-12-18 17:08:08 There are a multitude of dimensions to consider when dealing with how to overcome medical diseases. One dimension in particular however, is marginalized when compared to its peers; and that is Scientific Research. In this talk, Dr. Yehia Abu Gabal, founder of the International Institue for Cancer Research in Egypt,and was recognised by Forbes among their annual 30 Under 30 list,will dicuss the underlying power and effect of Scientific Medical Research in combating medical diseases in Egypt. Dr. Yehia Abugabal has practiced clinical Oncology at Ain Shams University's Faculty of Medicine for 6 years. During this time, Abugabal has also coordinated the yearly Breast Gynecological International Cancer Conference held in Egypt   Read More ...
Whale fossils seen in natural reserve of Egypt(1/6)
2017-09-29 08:00:28 Whale fossils are seen in Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of Whales, in Fayoum Governorate, Egypt, on Sept. 27, 2017. Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of Whales, is a paleontological site in the Fayoum Governorate of Egypt. Wadi Al-Hitan contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales, Archaeoceti. It was designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in 2005   Read More ...
Egyptian renewable energy projects get $210 million boost
2017-09-06 00:25:51 The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced as much as $210 million in debt financing in order to "tap" the renewable energy potential of Egypt. In a statement on Tuesday, the Beijing headquartered AIIB said the project would comprise 11 solar power plants with an "aggregate" capacity of 490 megawatts and would help the country to meet its pledges under the Paris Climate Agreement   Read More ...
AIIB announces $210 mln support for renewable energy projects in Egypt
2017-09-05 11:30:22 The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced Tuesday that it would provide up to 210 million U.S. dollars in debt financing to tap renewable energy in Egypt. The project will consist of 11 greenfield solar power plants with an aggregate capacity of 490 MW, according to an AIIB statement. "We are supporting this project because it contributes to Egypt's renewable energy capacity and will help position the country as a regional energy hub, which will have economic benefits for the entire region," said D   Read More ...
Egypt finalises deal with Russia for first nuclear plant
2017-09-05 06:38:10 Cairo - Russian media say Egypt has finalised a deal to build a nuclear power plant with funding from Moscow after nearly two years of negotiations. The reports Monday came after Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in China, where they were attending a summit. The nuclear plant will be built in Dabaa, about 13km northwest of Cairo on the Mediterranean coast   Read More ...
Egypt finalizes deal with Russia for first nuclear plant
2017-09-04 17:36:29 CAIRO (AP) — Russian media say Egypt has finalized a deal to build a nuclear power plant with funding from Moscow after nearly two years of negotiations. The reports Monday came after Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in China, where they were attending a summit. The nuclear plant will be built in Dabaa, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) northwest of Cairo on the Mediterranean coast   Read More ...
Egypt finalizes deal with Russia for first nuclear plant
2017-09-04 17:11:40 CAIRO (AP) — Russian media say Egypt has finalized a deal to build a nuclear power plant with funding from Moscow after nearly two years of negotiations. The reports Monday came after Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in China, where they were attending a summit. The nuclear plant will be built in Dabaa, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) northwest of Cairo on the Mediterranean coast   Read More ...
Egypt reaches deal with Russia to build its first nuclear power plant
2017-09-04 17:01:00 CAIRO - Russian media say Egypt has finalized a deal to build a nuclear power plant with funding from Moscow after nearly two years of negotiations. The reports Monday came after Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in China, where they were attending a summit. The nuclear plant will be built in Dabaa, about 130 kilometres (80 miles) northwest of Cairo on the Mediterranean coast   Read More ...
Military contest on environmental safety held in Xinjiang (1/4)
2017-08-07 08:30:10 Egyptian soldiers participate in an international military competition on environmental safety in Korla City, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 6, 2017. Teams from China, Russia, Belarus, Iran and Egypt competed in the contest that included reconnaissance of chemical and biological weapons, collection of samples, identification of toxic agents, decontamination of equipment, and shooting. (Photo: China News Service/Wang Xiaojun)   Read More ...
BRIEF-Charles River Laboratories' Board increase size of board from nine to ten
2017-07-06 13:41:50 * Charles River Laboratories International - on July 1, board of directors of co increased size of board from nine to ten - SEC filing Source: () Further company coverage: * Versapay Corp- Royal Bank Of Canada enters agreement with Versapay to offer ARC to business customers under RBC brand Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: CAIRO, July 6 Egypt will hike electricity prices by up to 42 percent this fiscal year for households but keep energy subsidies in place three years longer than expected, Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said on Thursday   Read More ...
Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domestication
2017-06-19 20:41:53 DNA found at archaeological sites reveals that the origins of our domestic cat are in the Near East and ancient Egypt. Cats were domesticated by the first farmers some 10,000 years ago. They later spread across Europe and other parts of the world via trade hub Egypt. The DNA analysis also revealed that most of these ancient cats had stripes: spotted cats were uncommon until the Middle Ages   Read More ...
Who's your mummy? Genetic secrets of ancient Egypt unwrapped
2017-06-01 12:02:26 WASHINGTON - DNA from mummies found at a site once known for its cult to the Egyptian god of the afterlife is unwrapping intriguing insight into the people of ancient Egypt, including a surprise discovery that they had scant genetic ties to sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists on Tuesday said they examined genome data from 90 mummies from the Abusir el-Malek archaeological site, located about 70 miles (115 km) south of Cairo, in the most sophisticated genetic study of ancient Egyptians ever conducted   Read More ...
Mummy DNA Reveals Unexpected Findings On Ancient Egyptian Ancestry
2017-06-01 09:09:44 For the first time, scientists have come up with findings from mummy DNA. And after having analyzed the genetics of over a hundred mummies, these researchers now believe they can trace their ancestries. As it turns out, they don’t have much in common after all with the DNA of modern-day Egyptians. As the Verge related, it was even thought by many that mummies don’t preserve any DNA   Read More ...
The first genome data from Egyptian mummies is in
2017-06-01 00:51:25 Modern Egyptians have more DNA from sub-Saharan Africa than , according to the first genome data on mummies. The findings are helping researchers gauge the impact of history on Egyptians' genetics. The international team of researchers analyzed DNA from 151 mummies from the archaeological site of Abusir el-Meleq. The site is along the Nile River in Middle Egypt. The mummies date from about 1400 B   Read More ...
Who's your mummy? Genetic secrets of ancient Egypt unwrapped
2017-06-01 00:15:56 By Will Dunham. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - DNA from mummies found at a site once known for its cult to the Egyptian god of the afterlife is unwrapping intriguing insight into the people of ancient Egypt, including a surprise discovery that they had scant genetic ties to sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists on Tuesday said they examined genome data from 90 mummies from the Abusir el-Malek archaeological site, located about 70 miles (115 km) south of Cairo, in the most sophisticated genetic study of ancient Egyptians ever conducted   Read More ...
Genetic secrets of ancient Egypt unwrapped
2017-05-31 16:11:13 DNA from mummies found at a site once known for its cult to the Egyptian god of the afterlife is unwrapping intriguing insight into the people of ancient Egypt, including a surprise discovery that they had scant genetic ties to sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists on Tuesday said they examined genome data from 90 mummies from the Abusir el-Malek archaeological site, located about 115 km south of Cairo, in the most sophisticated genetic study of ancient Egyptians ever conducted   Read More ...
Who's Your Mummy? Genetic Secrets Of Ancient Egypt Unwrapped
2017-05-31 08:21:34 Washington: DNA from mummies found at a site once known for its cult to the Egyptian god of the afterlife is unwrapping intriguing insight into the people of ancient Egypt, including a surprise discovery that they had scant genetic ties to sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists on Tuesday said they examined genome data from 90 mummies from the Abusir el-Malek archaeological site, located about 70 miles (115 km) south of Cairo, in the most sophisticated genetic study of ancient Egyptians ever conducted   Read More ...
Ancient mummy DNA reveals surprises about genetic origins of Egyptians
2017-05-31 07:07:59 For the first time, scientists have extracted full nuclear genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies. The results offer exciting insights into how different ancient civilizations intermingled and also establishes a breakthrough precedent in our ability to study ancient DNA. The international team of scientists, led by researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, sampled 151 mummified remains from a site called Abusir el-Meleq in Middle Egypt along the Nile River   Read More ...
Who's your mummy? Genetic secrets of ancient Egypt unwrapped
2017-05-30 22:48:32 WASHINGTON DNA from mummies found at a site once known for its cult to the Egyptian god of the afterlife is unwrapping intriguing insight into the people of ancient Egypt, including a surprise discovery that they had scant genetic ties to sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists on Tuesday said they examined genome data from 90 mummies from the Abusir el-Malek archaeological site, located about 70 miles (115 km) south of Cairo, in the most sophisticated genetic study of ancient Egyptians ever conducted   Read More ...
Who were the ancient Egyptians? Mummy DNA reveals surprising clues
2017-05-30 22:26:30 Mummies from ancient Egypt have revealed another secret — some of them share very little of the sub-Saharan African ancestry that dominates the genetic heritage of modern Egyptians. Egypt key points Key points Genetic analysis done on 93 mummies that lived in an important centre in ancient Egypt Ancient genome from this area contains no sub-Saharan DNA that dominates the genetic profile of modern Egyptians It more closely resembles the genetic heritage of modern people from the Near East and Levant The discovery, published today in Nature Communications, suggests the African heritage evident in modern Egyptian populations may have been the result of the slave trade down the Nile in the past 1,500 years   Read More ...
Korea shares nuclear communication knowhow with developing world
2017-05-16 15:30:48 Korea Nuclear Energy Agency (KNEA) communication director Kim Seung-kyeom, second from left, poses with Namira El Sayed, third from left, a chief engineer at the Egyptian Nuclear Power Plants Authority, and other participants during a workshop at the KNEA headquarters in Seoul, April 24. / Courtesy of KNEA The Korea Nuclear Energy Agency (KNEA) has been sharing its communication knowhow and expertise with Egypt, the Philippines and other developing countries   Read More ...
The Science of the 10 Plagues
2017-04-12 12:23:57 What do you do next, after turning a nation's water supply into blood? If you're following Moses' playbook, you inundate them with frogs. For the second plague, Moses allegedly conjured vast quantities of frogs that swarmed into people's homes — even finding their way into the Egyptians' beds, ovens and cookware. As it happens, the phenomenon of "raining frogs" has been reported multiple times throughout history and in a range of locations around the world   Read More ...
Egyptian Researchers Turn Shrimp Shells into Biodegradable Plastic
2017-03-03 01:07:24 CAIRO — Researchers at Egypt's Nile University are developing a way to turn dried shrimp shells that would otherwise be thrown away into thin films of biodegradable plastic they hope will be used to make eco-friendly grocery bags and packaging. Six months into their two-year project, the research team has managed to create a thin, clear prototype using chitosan, a material found in the shells of many crustaceans. "If commercialized,   Read More ...
Egyptian researchers turn shrimp shells into biodegradable plastic
2017-03-02 20:47:26 CAIRO Researchers at Egypt's Nile University are developing a way to turn dried shrimp shells that would otherwise be thrown away into thin films of biodegradable plastic they hope will be used to make eco-friendly grocery bags and packaging. Six months into their two-year project, the research team has managed to create a thin, clear prototype using chitosan, a material found in the shells of many crustaceans. The   Read More ...
Egyptian researchers turn shrimp shells into biodegradable plastic
2017-03-02 18:36:44 CAIRO — Researchers at Egypt’s Nile University are developing a way to turn dried shrimp shells that would otherwise be thrown away into thin films of biodegradable plastic they hope will be used to make eco-friendly grocery bags and packaging. Six months into their two-year project, the research team has managed to create a thin, clear prototype using chitosan, a material found in the shells of many crustaceans. “If commercialised,   Read More ...
The Canis Minor Constellation
2016-12-24 01:27:10 In the 2nd century CE, Greek-Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus (aka. Ptolemy) compiled a list of all the then-known 48 constellations. This treatise, known as the Almagest, would used by medieval European and Islamic scholars for over a thousand years to come, effectively becoming astrological and astronomical canon until the early Modern Age. One of these constellations was Canis Minor, a small constellation in the northern hemisphere. As a relatively dim   Read More ...
Study of bat vocalizations shows they are communicating with one another
2016-12-23 15:01:14 (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with Tel Aviv University has found that when Egyptian fruit bats make noises in their colonies, they are actually communicating with one another. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, Yosef Prat, Mor Taub and Yossi Yovel describe their study of 22 captive bats for over two months and what recordings of them revealed. Scientists have known for some time that most bats make   Read More ...
Ups & Downs: The Evolution of Elevators
2016-12-21 12:37:41 The need to move things to the next level has been recognized for thousands of years. Elevators have a long history, going from a platform attached to a rope pulled by a human to the smooth, electric rides in boxes that we now enjoy. Invention and evolution Vertical lifts may have been used to build the pyramids in Egypt. However, the first recorded use came in the third century B.C.,   Read More ...
The Canis Major Constellation
2016-12-17 00:39:25 In the 2nd century CE, Greek-Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus (aka. Ptolemy) compiled a list of all the then-known 48 constellations. This treatise, known as the Almagest, would used by medieval European and Islamic scholars for over a thousand years to come, effectively becoming astrological and astronomical canon until the early Modern Age. One of these constellations included in Ptolemy’s collection was Canis Major, an asterism located in the southern celestial   Read More ...