Abu Dhabi opens world's largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant --- Shams 1

After the Sunday inauguration of the UAE's first 100-megawatt Shams 1 solar plant at Madinat Zayed in Abu Dhabi, the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said that Shams 1 was a noteworthy landmark in the country's economic diversification; and was an advance in the direction of long-term energy security.

EEF business group calls for national campaign to encourage more women engineers in UK

Highlighting the fact that a "major challenge" is being faced by the UK in increasing the number of women employed in tech industry, a business group - the EEF manufacturers' organization - recently said that the country needs to start a national campaign for encouraging more girls to study technology and engineering subjects, so that the number of women on company boards can be increased.

Nikkei: Panasonic plans to withdraw from plasma TV operations

In a Monday report, the Nikkei newspaper has revealed that Japan-based consumer electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corp's plans to downsize of its television business in the coming three-year period, beginning with the next fiscal year, may apparently include the company's withdrawal from the plasma TV arena.

71-year-old Japanese architect Toyo Ito wins 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize

The 2013 Pritzker jury has awarded this year's prestigious Architecture Prize to 71-year-old Japanese architect Toyo Ito, who has four decades of built work to his credit; and has been a presumed Pritzker front-runner for more than ten years.