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When travelling, every Muslim needs 7 apps

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : While planning the perfect trip abroad can be stressful for every muslim because of things like finding out halal food, prayer times, and even the correct Qibla direction, technology has made sure them not to worry…

Abu Dhabi known as smartest city in the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- Abu Dhabi has been ranked first on Smart Cities list in Africa and the Middle East According to the McKinsey Global Institute. The study looked at how cities all over the world use technology to increase the quality of life across…

Breast cancer in a new light: Injection makes cancer cells glow, easier for doctors to see

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SHAFAQNA- Lowcountry doctors are seeing breast cancer in a new light. New technology—an injection—is making cancer easier to spot and easier to treat. Before undergoing surgery to remove the tumor, patients receive an injection. The…

Little Girl Reads Internet Message Telling Her How to Become a Fairy

SHAFAQNA - I often receive messages on my Facebook page "warning" me that if I don't share the post, I will die, lose my hair or experience similar consequences. I ignore these spam posts when I come across them, just like any sane person would.…

New technology stores heat to use later when needed

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SHAFAQNA- A group of Swiss researchers claim to have developed a process that can capture heat during summer and then later use it during winters. Additionally the captured energy can be physically transported anywhere it may be needed. The…

Technology could help improve health care quality

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SHAFAQNA- Technology has promised to transform health care for years now. Multiple apps, devices, and other e-health approaches are being created to help the patient increase their awareness, education and accountability in their own health.…

Messenger 40 – Muslims develop technology to promote religious unity against radicalism

SHAFAQNA - As radicalism and hatred continue to empty their venom onto the world: sowing discord, enmity, and self-righteous arrogance, a group of Shia Muslim entrepreneurs from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iraq and the US, imagined a technology…

Education And Technology: Trends That Will Change Learning

SHAFAQNA- Education is evolving along with technology. Students have more tools available for their academic goals nowadays. Gadgets like the Apple Macbook Pro 2016 and the Google Pixel phone are helping college students. Both educators…

Searching the Human Immune System for Clues to Cancer

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SHAFAQNA- After a young man with acute leukemia was treated successfully with traditional chemotherapy, he found himself facing a tough decision. He could stay on chemo and face the high risk of relapse associated with his particular disease,…

Technology on the Metro: Dubai Begins Using 3D Printing to Improve Public Transportation

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SHAFAQNA- There’s been a lot of talk about Dubai in the 3D printing world lately – in fact, that’s an understatement. The United Arab Emirates city-state is working hard to become the 3D printing capital of the world, and it seems as…

Print-on-demand bone could quickly mend major injuries

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SHAFAQNA- Print-on-demand bone could quickly mend major injuries By Jessica Boddy If you shatter a bone in the future, a 3D printer and some special ink could be your best medicine. Researchers have created what they call “hyperelastic…

VR technology may soon replace conference calls

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SHAFAQNA- As technology continues its rapid advance, tech companies will have to come up with newer, better ways to streamline day-to-day office processes. The next big thing? Virtual reality business meetings. One expert said that businesses…

Smart technology can help upgrade your kitchen

SHAFAQNA- Q • What are the benefits of upgrading my kitchen? A • According to the 2015 Remodeling Impact Report, homeowners’ desire to be — and entertain — at home can increase by more than 82 percent after kitchen renovations. One…

The Changing Landscape of Muslims in Tech

SHAFAQNA - Roughly two years ago, a female CEO in Silicon Valley made headlines for making less money than her male predecessor. This story became a media launch point for discussing the struggle with diversity in tech. The story naturally…

It's Official: US Gov’t Hired Scientists to Hack Tor Users

SHAFAQNA - An American judge has confirmed that US authorities hired computer researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to hack Tor, a software that allows its users to anonymously browse the Internet. Allegations that in 2014…

Nano-scaffolds made for converting stem cells into cells

SHAFAQNA - Iranian researchers produced laboratorial samples of scaffolds made of nanofibers which have been designed to produce effective cells from stem cells to cure diseases, INIC reports. According to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative…

Millennial Muslims and the technology of love

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SHAFAQNA - MUSLIMS INSPIRED BY SERVICES LIKE TINDER AND AIRBNB ARE CREATING THEIR OWN MUSLIM APPS TAILORED TO THEIR CULTURE. Khalil Jessa, a 25-year-old Muslim developer who lives in Vancouver, Canada, was just like other young people his…