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Ransomware

What is ransomware? ‘Ransomware’ is a type of malware that attempts to extort money from a computer user by infecting and taking control of the victim’s machine, or the files or documents stored on it. Typically, the ransomware will either ‘lock’ the computer to prevent normal usage, or encrypt the […]

Mosul Dam the Full Story: Engineering Problems

The idea of building of Mosul Dam project started in 1950 and it was referred to as Aski Mosul Dam. Since that time, number of companies worked on the site selection and design of the dam. All the above companies suggested that the dam should be Earth-fill type with compressed […]

CLIMATE CHANGE AND FUTURE PRECIPITATION IN AN ARID ENVIRONMENT OF THE MIDDLE EAST: CASE STUDY OF IRAQ

Since the 1970s, average global temperatures over land have increased by around 0.7 oC. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects a future rise of between 0.7 oC and 1 oC by the end of this century (IPCC, 2007a). Temperature has already increased almost everywhere on the planet with […]

Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources of Greater Zab River, Iraq

Greater Zab is the largest tributary of the Tigris River in Iraq where the catchment area is currently being plagued by water scarcity and pollution problems. Contemporary studies have revealed that blue and green waters of the basin have been manifesting increasing variability contributing to more severe droughts and floods […]

Assessment of Groundwater Vulnerability in Northern Babylon Governorate, Iraq

In the last decades, big developments took place in all fields of knowledge and industry with intensive attention on investment of all available resources to get the maximum benefit with minimum cost and minimum side effects on the environment.   Read more

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