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Numa iniciativa do Programa OnOeiras, uma parceria entre a Fundação Aga Khan Portugal e o Município de Oeiras, 25 jovens viajaram até à Covilhã, nos passados dias 13, 14 e 15 de Dezembro, para escalar a serra e testar limites, em autodescobertas várias e permanentes.

Panelists and keynote speakers discuss the importance of excellence in education.

“As a student, when choosing the right school, you have to ask yourself if this institution will prepare me for the future,” advised distinguished scientist, Dr. George P “Bud” Peterson, President Emeritus and Regents Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was addressing middle and high school students in particular, at a program entitled “Ivy League Connect,” organized by the Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States to provide the community with information on how to select a quality higher education institution.

Young girls from the Dubai Jamat form the Oceans X team, the winning team of the Innovation Award at the UAE First Lego League Competition.

In an effort to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls through access to and participation in science, the United Nations recognises 11 February as International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Young girls from the Dubai Jamat have displayed that women and girls can thrive in the field of science by winning an award for their innovative solution at the FIRST Lego League (FLL) competition.

Nabeela Talib displays an example of the product of her computer code, which sends messages from her phone to her printer to print sticky notes.

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination,” said Mae Jemison, an American engineer, physician, and the first African American woman to travel into space. She orbited the earth in 1992, making history as the first female person of color to journey into space about 30 years after the first man, Yuri Gagarin.

Cloud computing means storing information over the Internet, rather than on your computer’s hard drive. It can reduce costs of storage, and is potentially unlimited in scale.

In part one, we observed five rapidly-developing technologies being regarded as potentially transformative. Here we take a look at four more innovations having a significant impact on the world of today and tomorrow.