Saudi Arabia Smart Cities Market to Garner $14.74 Bn by 2027 at 19.6% CAGR: Allied Market Research

PORTLAND, Ore., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Allied Market Research recently published a report, titled, “Saudi Arabia Smart Cities Market by Functional Area (Smart Infrastructure, Smart Governance & Smart Education, Smart Energy. Smart Mobility, Smart Healthcare, Smart Buildings, and Others): Saudi Arabia Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020–2027″. As per the report, the Saudi Arabia smart cities industry was pegged at $3.55 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $14.74 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 19.6% from 2020 to 2027.

Drivers, restraints, and opportunities

Rise in efforts to minimize oil dependency, proactive smart city initiatives, and surge in investments by government have boosted the growth of the Saudi Arabia smart cities market. However, data security & private concerns with smart cities hinder the market growth. On the contrary, the environmental friendliness of smart cities and technological advancements in IoT and cloud technologies are

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Space Propulsion: Separating Fact From Science Fiction

An unfortunate property of science-fiction is that it is, tragically, fiction. Instead of soaring between the stars and countless galaxies out there, we find ourselves hitherto confined to this planet we call Earth. Only a handful of human beings have ever made it as far as the Earth’s solitary moon, and just two of our unmanned probes have made it out of the Earth’s solar system after many decades of travel. It’s enough to make one despair that we’ll never get anywhere near the fantastic future that was seemingly promised to us by science-fiction.

Yet perhaps not all hope is lost. Over the past decades, we have improved our chemical rockets, are experimenting with various types of nuclear rockets, and ion thrusters are a common feature on modern satellites as well as for missions within the solar system. And even if the hype around the EMDrive vanished as quickly as

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Everett mourns the loss of athletic and activities director

EVERETT — For the better part of two decades, Robert Polk was a steady, gracious and invaluable leader in both the Everett School District and the secondary school athletics scene in Snohomish County and beyond.

Polk spent the last 17 years managing a wide variety of responsibilities as Everett Public Schools’ director of activities and athletics. He also juggled a number of other duties outside of that job, including regional athletic leadership positions and basketball officiating roles.

And as local coaches described, he did it all with genuine care for people and determination to do what was best for kids.

Polk died unexpectedly on Sunday. He was 54.

“Robert was an outstanding colleague and a dedicated worker,” said Ian Saltzman, the school district’s superintendent. “When I saw him at sporting events, I was always impressed with his grace and leadership. His passing is a tremendous loss to the community and

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