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July 2018

SAUDI ARABIA’S COLD WAR WITH IRAN

In a wide-ranging conversation last April with Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of “The Atlantic” magazine, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke about some of the challenges facing the kingdom. Much of the conversation was about the “cold war” with Iran. Goldberg began by asking the crown prince about…

4DX DEBUTS IN RIYADH

In an agreement announced last month, South Korea’s CJ 4DPLEX will partner with Cinemacity, one of the Middle East’s leading cinema developers and operators, to open three 4DX locations in Saudi Arabia by the end of this year. Al Qasr Mall, featuring 19 screens, will be the first multiplex in the Saudi capital, Riyadh and…

GIANT SWIRLS ON THE SUN

A team of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research and the University of Göttingen has discovered planetary waves of vorticity on and inside the sun that are similar to those that significantly influence weather on earth. Rossby waves are a natural phenomenon in the earth’s atmosphere and oceans that…

K.S.A. FIRST QUARTER BUDGET STATEMENT

A May 2018 report by Jadwa Investment says the Saudi government’s 2018 first quarter budget statement shows the government’s efforts to raise non-oil revenue are beginning to work. Revenue Total government revenue totaled SAR 166 billion ($44.27 billion) in Q1 2018, an increase of SAR 22 billion ($5.87 billion) or 15 percent year-on-year.…

QI IS THE KEY

Tai chi is rooted in multiple Asian traditions, including traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine. Its two central concepts are yin and yang (opposing yet complementary forces) and qi (vital  energy) When your “qi” flows freely, you are balanced and healthy. Tai chi promotes the flow of qi. While it is pronounced the same, qi should not be confused with…

MUTAZ GHANDOUR

MUTAZ GHANDOUR

Born in Lebanon, Mutaz Ghandour is the chairman and CEO of Metito and is widely recognized around the world for his pioneering role in the global water treatment industry. 2018 is turning out to be yet another remarkable year for Metito, the company which Mutaz Ghandour and his brother, Farouk Ghandour, founded almost sixty years ago. In April,…

HOW PROTEIN MARKERS IN BONES CAN BE USED TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE

In 2016, a team of researchers led by scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory developed a new biological identification method that exploits information encoded in proteins. At the time, they thought it could have multiple applications. Nearly two years later, they turned out to be right. In September 2016, Livermore scientists announced they had…

THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL SUPERCOMPUTER

Since 2013, China has led the world in developing the most powerful supercomputers. Now America is back on top again. Engineers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee have just unveiled Summit, a supercomputer with enough processing power to surpass the current record holder, China’s TaihuLight. At…