04 Dec 23Enviro Chat
04 December 2023Enviro Chat
Given that children’s lungs are still developing and therefore more susceptible to contamination from air pollution, it makes sense to ensure that the indoor environments in which they spend the majority of their week is free from contaminants. As such, the indoor air quality (IAQ) in Emirati schools should be among the cleanest in the country.
Of course, this unfortunately has not always be...
01 December 2023Enviro Chat
If scientific projections are correct, the global population will reach 10 billion by 2050. That will necessitate a 56% shortfall in food production and a 593-million-hectare land deficit in comparison to 2010 if growth continues only on a “business as usual” trajectory.
Clearly, much work is needed to ensure that everyone on Earth has enough food to eat in the coming decades – and data can ...
29 November 2023Lab Design
SmithGroup’s Kornberg Center, Promega Corporation wins the 2023 High Honors Award for Sustainability
Columbia, SC — The 2023 SEFA Lab of the Year Award was announced on November 2nd, 2023 at SEFA’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The two finalists for the 2023 SEFA Lab of the Year Award gave presentations showcasing their stunning lab projects. Once both finalists presented, the judges f...
28 November 2023Lab Design
Ennead Architects’ Sarafan ChEM-H and Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University wins the 2023 SEFA Lab of the Year Award
Columbia, SC — The 2023 SEFA Lab of the Year Award was announced on November 2nd, 2023 at SEFA’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The two finalists for the 2023 SEFA Lab of the Year Award gave presentations showcasing their stunning lab projects. Once both ...
27 November 2023Lab Chat
The UAE broke new medical ground again last month, as the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi witnessed the first robot-assisted kidney surgeries in the country’s history. The futuristic operations took place in late October to facilitate transplants for three Emirati patients with end-stage renal illness.
The milestone was achieved with the support of American experts in the field from the Clevel...
24 November 2023Lab Chat
The specialists at Dubai Police were responsible for identifying 16 new synthetic drug varieties in 2022, it has been revealed. The positive announcement was made at the end of last month by the force’s Director of its Forensic Evidence and Criminology department, who reiterated his commitment to keeping pace with all the latest developments in the field.
The discoveries are attributed to th...
20 November 2023Enviro Chat
Oceanic degradation has been a topic of growing concerns for several decades now. From plastic pollution to coral bleaching, there are a range of issues which impact water quality and cleanliness, thus having a knock-on effect on the marine flora and fauna which live in these aquatic environments. Cleaning up our waterways is of paramount importance.
Marine robotics is a burgeoning industry ...
17 November 2023Enviro Chat
In anticipation of its role as host of this year’s upcoming COP28 climate conference, the UAE has announced it is “ready with money and technology to help Africa with its transformation” in energy terms. To that end, a group of four Emirati companies have pledged to invest $4.5 billion in green energy projects on the continent in the years ahead.
The UAE has been playing an in...
13 November 2023Lab Chat
With its arid climate, scant rainfall and desert landscapes, the UAE is not generally known for its agricultural industry. Indeed, as recently as 2019, the country depended upon imports for as much as 90% of the food it consumes. However, the Emirati government have recognised how unsustainable this approach is over the long term and are looking to address it directly.
With that in mind, the...
10 November 2023Lab Chat
What Is Dubai Police's Genome Centre?
The UAE once again broke new ground in the field of police work last month, as the Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum opened the doors of the emirate’s first Genome Centre. Part of Dubai Police’s General Department of Forensic Science and Technology, the Centre cements the country’s status as a regional and international ...
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