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New Kazakh robot to help the visually impaired

Kazakhstan laboratory has built a prototype of a robot with a system of speech recognition and synthesis.

New Kazakh robot to help the visually impaired
Opening of Technoparl. Photo courtesy of Press Service of Nazarbayev University.
Nazarbayev University unveils technological park

Kazakhstan's Minister of Education and Science Aslan Sarinzhipov has unveiled the Technological Park (Technopark) in Nazarbayev University.

Nazarbayev University unveils technological park
Executive Director of Ernst & Young Center for Smart City Innovation William Hutchison. ©Altynai Zhumzhumina
'Smart' city guru arrives in Astana

William Hutchison, Executive Director of Ernst and Young and founder of Waterfront Toronto, will turn Kazakhstan's capital Astana into an "intelligent community".

'Smart' city guru arrives in Astana
Photo courtesy of globalinnovationindex.org.
Kazakhstan ranks 79th in Global Innovation Index 2014

Kazakhstan has moved 5 lines up and is ranked 79th out of 143 countries in the Global Innovation Index.

Kazakhstan ranks 79th in Global Innovation Index 2014
©Vladimir Prokopenko
German surgeon conducts master class in Almaty

Professor Werner Haberbosch, head of the cardiology department at SRH Zentralklinikum clinic in the German city of Suhl came to Almaty to conduct master classes for his colleagues from Kazakhstan.

German surgeon conducts master class in Almaty
©Reuters/Denis Balibouse
Switzerland tops innovation rankings for fourth year

Switzerland has claimed the top spot on the Global Innovation Index for the fourth-straight year while Sub-Saharan Africa "posted significant regional improvement".

Switzerland tops innovation rankings for fourth year
News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash
News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash

In a country known for its high-tech 'smart loos', a Japanese exhibition dedicated to what gets flushed down them and featuring a giant toilet slide is making a splash in Tokyo.

News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash
Zharas Alimkhanov. Photo courtesy of kazpravda.kz
Student from Kazakhstan to develop Google applications

Zharas Alimkhanov, a student of Nazarbayev Intellectual School, and his team have won Through Glass international contest in Spain.

Student from Kazakhstan to develop Google applications
Mirbolat Ayupov. ©Turar Kazangapov
Internet penetration at 70% in Kazakhstan: ASTEX-2014 in Astana

Astana is hosting the international conference and exhibition ASTEX-2014 on May 19-20, 2014.

Internet penetration at 70% in Kazakhstan: ASTEX-2014 in Astana
Illustration ©  Tengrinews.kz
Nazarbayev wants Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus to team up on agriculture and gas

Cooperation in agriculture would boost export of the goods without creating any unwanted competition between our countries: Nazarbayev

Nazarbayev wants Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus to team up on agriculture and gas
Photo courtesy of RIA Novosti
New Minsk-Moscow-Astana-Almaty railway: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nazarbayev suggested constructing a Minsk-Moscow-Astana-Almaty railway line,

New Minsk-Moscow-Astana-Almaty railway: Nazarbayev
Photo ©REUTERS
Groundbreaking crop yielding technology: Kazakhstani scientists

Kazakhstani scientists have invented a method to increase yield of agricultural crops that can possibly bring them a Nobel price nomination.

Groundbreaking crop yielding technology: Kazakhstani scientists
Photo courtesy of blog.tennis-warehouse.com
Tennis: 'Smart' racket offers tennis revolution

Aluminium and graphite swept away the wooden racket that Bjorn Borg used to win 11 Grand Slam titles, but smart rackets that analyse power and spin promise a new tennis revolution.

Tennis: 'Smart' racket offers tennis revolution
Photo courtesy of  positime.ru
Petropavlovsk court starts using Skype for remote hearings

Petropavlovsk city of northern Kazakhstan has started experimenting with remote court hearings via Skype.

Petropavlovsk court starts using Skype for remote hearings
Asset Yessikeshev. ©Marat Abilov
Almaty IT park expects $300 million of new investments

Alatau Park of Innovative Technologies near Almaty will receive $300 million for its development: Kazakhstan Minister of Industry.

Almaty IT park expects $300 million of new investments
Robots invade consumer market for play, work
Robots invade consumer market for play, work

The robots are coming, and they're here to help.

Robots invade consumer market for play, work
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Air Astana mulls launching Internet in aircraft

Air Astana is considering the possibility of making the Internet available on-board its aircraft.

Air Astana mulls launching Internet in aircraft
Eduard Sin. ©Roza Esenkulova
First hybrid cardiac surgery made in Almaty

Kazakhstan surgeons have made their first hybrid cardiac surgery on abdominal aortic aneurysm in Almaty.

First hybrid cardiac surgery made in Almaty
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Kazakhstan introduces Lego into school curriculum

Kazakhstan is making Lego part of its school curriculum.

Kazakhstan introduces Lego into school curriculum
An electronic monitoring ankle-bracelet. ©Reuters
Kazakhstan mulls production of monitoring ankle-bracelets

Kazakhstan is considering setting up production of electronic monitoring ankle-bracelets in one of its prisons.

Kazakhstan mulls production of monitoring ankle-bracelets