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Plans to build submerged floating tunnel in Norway Plans to build submerged floating tunnel in Norway

Plans to build submerged floating tunnel in Norway 

Underwater tunnel project under consideration in Norway with cost of $ 25 billion.The volume level will be a tunnel under the sea swim 4 thousand feet deep and 3 thousand feet wide. World first tunnel will be traveling to remote parts of Norway were reduced from 21 hours to 11 hours. Norwegian Public Roads Administration had announced the project in 2011 years. However, natural disasters, the tunnel testing architecture and all other issues will be decided on the construction of the tunnel this year.

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የኔዘርላንድስ ተመራማሪዎች በባህር ላይ ተሳፋፊ ከተማ እውን ለማድረግ የሚያስችላቸውን ሞዴል ይፋ አደረጉ

የቦታ እጥረትን ችግር ለመቅረፍና ለልዩ አገልግሎት ተመራማሪቹ በሚቀጥሉት ሁለት አስርት አመታት እውን ሊሆኑ የሚችሉ ተንሳፋፊ ደሴት ከተሞችን  ሞዴል ነው ትላንት ይፋ ያደረጉት፡፡

የተንሳሳፊ ከተሞቹ  ንድፍ  ቤቶችን፣ወደቦችን፣ የእርሻ መሬቶችንና  ፓርኮችን  የሚያካትት ነው ተብሏል፡፡

ተመራማሪዎቹ ለሙከራ ይፋ ያደረጉት  የተንሳፋፊ ከተማ ሞዴል ከብረትና ሲሚንቶ ልስን የሚሰሩ 87 የሚደርሱ የተለያዩ የሶስትዮሽ ቅርፅ ያላቸው ግንባታዎችን የያዙ ናቸው፡፡ እያንዳንዱ ተንሳፋፊ ከተማ እስከ ሶስት ኪሎ ሜትር ስኩዌር ስፋት ይኖረዋል በንድፉ መሰረት፡፡

ከኔዘርላንድስ የባህር ላይ ምርምር ተቋም  ኦላፍ  ዋላስ እንደሚሉት የኔዘርላንድ ከተሞች እንደመዝናኛና ሌሎች ተግባራት ላይ እውን ለማድረግ ፍላጎት አሳይተዋል ብለዋል፡፡

የተንሳፋፊ ደሴቶች እቅድ እውን የሚሆን ከሆነ ለኔዘርላንድስ አዲስ ምዕራፍ የሚከፍት ነው ብለዋል፡፡

ትላንት ይፋ የተደረገው ባለ 48 ስኩዌር ካሬ የተንሳፋፊ ከተማው ሞዴል  የባሃብቶችን ቀልብ ለመሳብና ለሙከራ ተመራማሪዎቹ በግዙፍ የውሃ ገንዳ ላይ አስቀምጠው ለእይታ ክፍት አድርገዋል፡፡ ይሁንእንጂ አሁን ይፋ የተደረገው ይኸው ፕሮጀክት  ገና ብዙ ስራዎች እንደሚቀሩት ግን ተመልክቷል፡፡እቅዱን እውን ለማድረግ ከ10 እስከ 20 አመት እንደሚፈጅ ግን ተገምቷል፡፡

ምንጭ፡‑ አጃንስ ፍራንስ ፕሬስ   source :-http://www.ebc.et/web/news/-/--4979

ሃምሌ 1/2009 ጋና ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ሳተላይቷን በተሳካ ሁኔታ ወደ ጠፈር አምጥቃለች።

ጋና ዘ ጋናሳት-1 የተባለችዋን ሳተላይቷን ነው ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ወደ ጠፈር ያመጠቀችው፡፡

ሳተላይቷ ኦል ኔሽንስ በተባለው ዩኒቨርስቲዋ ተማሪዎች የተገነባች ሲሆን በዓለም አቀፉ የህዋ ማዕከል ወደ ህዋ መምጠቅ የሚስችል በቂ ዝግጅት ማድረጓ ተገምግሞ ነው በተሳካ ሁኔታ ልትመጥቅ የቻለችው ተብሏል፡፡

ሳተላይቷን ለማምጠቅ የጋና ኢንጅነሮችና የጠፈር ተመራማሪዎች ሁለት ዓመት የፈጀባቸው ሲሆን ለዚሁ ስራም 50ሺ የአሜሪካን ዶላር ወጭ መደረጉ ተነግሯል፡፡

የሳተላይቷ ወደህዋ መምጠቅ ለምእራብ አፍሪካ የባህር ዳርቻዎችን ካርታ/ማፕ/ለመስራት፣ በህዋ ሳይንስ ጥናትና ምርምር ለማድረግና የጋናና የአፍሪካን በህዋ ሳይንስ አቅም ለመገንባት የሚያስችል መሆኑን የፕሮጅክቱ አስተባባሪ ዶክተር ሪቻርድ ዳሞህ ለቢቢሲ ተናግረዋል፡፡

ሳተላይቷ በተሳካ ሁኔታ ወደ ህዋ በመጠቀች በአጭር ጊዜ ውስጥ መረጃዎችን ወደ መሬት መላክ መጀመሯም ነው የተነገረው።

የጋና ፕሬዝደንት አኩፎ አዶ የሳተላይቷን በተሳካ ሁኔታ ወደ ህዋ መምጠቅ አስመልክቶ ለኦል ኔሽን ዩኒቨርስቲና ለመላው የሃገሪቱ ህዝቦች የእንኳን ደስ አላችሁ መልዕክት አስተላልፈዋል፡፡

የጋና ሳተላይቷን ወደ ህዋ በተሳካ ሁኔታ ማምጠቅ ሃገሪቱን በህዋ ሳይንስ ከሰሃራ በታች ካሉ ሃገራት የመጀመሪያዋ ሃገር ያደርጋታል ሲል ቢቢሲ ዘግቧል፡፡

                                                            source : ethiopian news agency 

Ethiopia is ready for a new and future digital world Ethiopia is ready for a new and future digital world

 Ethiopia is ready for a new and future digital world, according to Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

In his opening speech to the First International ICT Expo that opened here yesterday, Communications and Information Technology Minister Dr.Debretsion Gebremichael said Ethiopia is ready for a new digital world that has been adopted worldwide.

According to him, Ethiopia has recognized the importance of information technology as part and parcel of the nation's journey towards industrialization.

“We are (therefore) holding this international ICT Expo for the first time under the theme ‘Digital Ethiopia’ at a time when the realms of globalization have brought benefits and opportunities for peoples across the world”, he added.

xAs part of the implementation of the MDGs, Ethiopia has made commendable progress in the countrywide construction of the Terrestrial National Optic Fiber Cable (OFC), Dr.Debretsion revealed.

Several ICT industry development platforms have been put in place to harmonize the initiatives of private sector development and the direction taken by the government for establishing different technology parks.

The Minister said “we believe in enhancing access to ICT by building a robust ICT industry ecosystem to achieve the ambitious plan of our journey to become a middle income country by 2025.

The expo, which is open to public up to July 2, 2017, displays sub-themes on digital financing, digital agriculture, digital health and digital education.

Several events such as exhibition showcases, panel discussions, and scientific research conferences would be held on the sidelines, it was learned.

Over 300 delegates from 45 countries are attending the expo expected to be visited by more than 300,000 visitors.

                                                                              source : ethiopian news agency 

Ethiopia Keen to Cooperate with Japan in Human Resource Dev't Ethiopia Keen to Cooperate with Japan in Human Resource Dev't

Five Faculty Members promoted to Full Professor Five Faculty Members promoted to Full Professor

Five Faculty Members promoted to Full Professor

Jimma University Board of Governors at its 48th regular meeting held on July 9, 2017 has approved the promotion of Drs. Debela Hunde, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Ketema Bacha, Sintayehu Alamrew and Ali Mohammed to full professorship.  Before the approval, a review process and decision has been made by the respective departments and colleges of the applicants and by the University Senate. 

Dr. Debela Hunde, Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems 

Debela Hunde Feyssa is a Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. He has subsequently obtained academic degrees and diplomas i.e.:  BSc, MSc, HDP, PhD.  He has served in public institutions: In high schools: teacher, Head Department and unit leader at different times. At Teachers Training Institute and College of Teachers’ Education served  as (instructor, Academic registrar of the college, Department head, Vice Dean, Acting Dean, Member and chairperson of academic commission at various times), Zonal Head of Adult and Continuing Education. University level: (instructor and researcher, Associate academic registrar of  Jimma  University and currently teaching and undertaking research activities at a rank of  Professor  and involved in project coordination and serving in academic management at various capacities in the university  as a result published over about  research findings on journals. Between February 2013 & beginning of October 2015 served as a Coordinator of research and postgraduate programs at the College of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine of Jimma University. At the same time He has served as member of technical team of the Research and Postgraduate of Jimma University. Since October 2015 he is working as Vice Dean of College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. For quite reasonable years he has served as Editor in Chief of Ethiopian Journal of Applied Science and Technology and recently serving as one of the Associate Editors of the Journal. Involved in consultancy services including ATVET curriculum and teaching materials evaluation and revision among others. click here for more 


 

Dr. Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Professor of Medical Entomology

Dr Delenasaw Yewhalaw Gebre is a Professor of Medical Entomology. He joined the graduate program, Faculty of Natural Science, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and obtained Masters of Science Degree in Entomology in 2004. In 2012 he obtained his PhD in Medical Sciences from Université Catholiqué de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. Apart from teaching, he is highly engaged in research and community service. He has advised many undergraduate and graduate (MSC and PhD) students.

Overall, he has published 48 scientific papers: 43 original research articles, 1 review paper, 1 full length proceeding, 1 book chapter and 1 policy brief. Over 98% of the research articles published in high impact journals with impact factor (IF) ranging from 2 to 10. He is a lead author in one-fourth of all my publications. Some of the outputs of his research work with new findings, had an impact on National Malaria Vector Control policy in changing the insecticide use in indoor residual spraying and contributed to the development of National Insecticide Monitoring and Management Strategy (IRMM) of Ethiopia, contributed to Vector Control Advisory Group of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Resistance Targeting Products (annexed). Some of my research works are refereed in “Science”, one of the highest impact journals in the world on novel scientific work.  He is serving as an editorial board member for 5 Scientific Journals and a reviewer for 11 Scientific Journals.  click here for more 


Dr. Ketema Bacha, Professor of Food Microbiology 

 

Dr. Ketema Bacha earned his BSc Degree (Biology), MSc (Applied Microbiology), and PhD (Applied Microbiology/Food Microbiology) from Addis Ababa University. Dr. Ketema has long years of experience in research, teaching, institutional leadership and community services. With keen research interest in the area of food safety, antimicrobial activities of Ethiopian traditional medicinal plants, and drug resistance, he authored/co-authored 40 research papers on International and per-reviewed national journals. Besides offering advanced microbiology courses to postgraduate students at Jimma University and different universities in the country, Dr. Ketema Bacha have supervised more than 30 MSc Theses and evaluated five PhD Dissertations. 

As a leader, Dr. Ketema has served as Dean of former Faculty of Education and Dean of College of Natural Sciences at Jimma University; served lead consultant of the UNICEF funded Regional Gambella Project; spearheaded the establishment of Ethiopian Society for Microbiology (ESM); organized three consecutive annual research conference of the same society; and actively served as Board member of Jimma Zone Red Cross Society. Dr. Ketema Bacha made significant contribution towards expansion of postgraduate programs in the College of Natural Sciences, and took the credit, along his colleague, for launching of both MSc and PhD program in Applied Microbiology currently hosted at the Department of Biology.  

Dr. Ali Mohammed, Professor of Horticulture 

 

Professor Ali received his first degree from Haramay University, Ethiopia in 1989, second degree from University of London, UK, in 1994 and terminal degree from MPKV Agricultural University in India in 2008 in the areas of plant Science, Horticulture and Postharvest/horticulture respectively. He has been serving Jimma University since September 1989 and has served at different positions in the University. Just to name a few Head Department of Horticulture, Head Department of Postharvest Management, as well as Research and Publication Officer at College and University level. He has also served as project director and coordinator for a number of international and national projects. 

Professor Ali has supervised more than 94 MSc and 6 PhD researches and the findings were published in more than 60 articles in peer reviewed Journals. In the area of research and development, He has been involved in the release of banana varieties in collaboration with Melkassa Agricultural Research Center (MARC) and Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC). He has also promoted the use of appropriate postharvest technologies including least cost driers, cooling chambers, storages, food product for different target groups, etc. He has also been working on the optimization of processing and solar and hot air drying conditions for coffee, tea and spice.

Dr. Sintayehu Alamrew, Professor of Plant Breeding 

Professor Sentayehu Alamerew Kebede holds M.Sc. (Agronomy/Plant Breeding) and PhD (Genetics and Plant Breeding). He is professor in the department of Horticulture and Plant Sciences at Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Ethiopia. He published more than 65 journal articles in different international and national peer reviewed journals. He has also written a book in plant breeding. 

He is currently teaching postgraduate students and is also a coordinator for Community Based Education and Partnership at Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. He is interested in researching genetics of various crop plants including at molecular level, variety development and the production of teaching materials.

Ethiopia Preparing to Build Planetariums Ethiopia Preparing to Build Planetariums

Ethiopia Preparing to Build Planetariums

Preparation for the construction of five permanent planetariums in collaboration with stakeholders is well underway, the Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS) announced.

This was disclosed on Saturday, during the 11th general assembly of the Society which was held in Addis Ababa.

A planetarium sometimes referred as ‘Space Theater’ is a building in which images of stars, planets, and constellations are projected on the inner surface of a dome.

Briefing journalists on the occasion General Manager of the ESSS, Abinet Ezra said the Society, established by 47 voluntary Ethiopians 13 years ago, is working to realize the plan of having planetariums.

Speaking about the progress, Abinet said, “We are launching the feasibility study for the construction of a permanent planetarium in Addis Ababa as a pilot project.”

“One of our main agenda for the past years has been building a planetarium, which is a very big project that requires a huge amount of financial investment.” Abinet added.

According to the General Manager, Bahirdar University is fully committed to do the feasibility study both in financial and professional terms. The study is expected to be finalized within few months.

ESSS is striving to involve plenty of stakeholders including the government, civic associations, NGOs and other strategic development partners to get financial support.

A permanent planetarium is estimated to cost about five million USD, while the mobile one costs about 300,000 USD.

According to Data from the International Planetarium Society, Egypt, Ghana and South Africa are the countries that have permanent planetariums.

“Ethiopia has everything what it takes to launch a space satellite, what we are waiting now is that of the international body which is concerned of the issue to grant us the permission.” Tefera Waluwa, patron of the ESSS said.

The Society have built the capacity of even the youth that are highly interested in the area right after creating awareness among them through the 20 branches of the ESSS, he stated.

Due emphasis is now given to the timeliness  necessity of space science technology in facilitating the overall development of the country in a similar track where most of developed countries are now on board, Tefera added.

Ethiopia will be able to save a large sum of foreign currencies after launching its own space satellite which the country now is paying as of a rent to the countries that own the satellites.

 
 
 
 

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image Swedish developers have created the world's smallest fuel cell, and it can keep your batteries charged when you're on and off the grid. The new fuel cell, called 'JAQ,' uses just water and salt to power the portable charger, and it is small enough to fit in a pocket or purse.

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The E.F.D.R.E Science and Technology minister is going to give awards to those who exceled in innovation and research both individuals and organizations.

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