Introducing the World’s first PLANT-POWERED PLANE

19 February 2019

Lab Chat

Humans’ alarmingly high carbon footprint is a concern for most people around the world. Well, that may be about to change with the world’s first sustainably-fuelled commercial flight. Etihad Airways Boeing 787 plane recently flew from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, powered using locally produced sustainable fuel.

We’ve all heard of biofuel being used to power cars, whether its chip fat or corn, bio...

MOBILE PETROL STATIONS….. How does it work?

16 February 2019

Lab Chat

While the rest of the world may be searching for fuel alternatives as a solution to the ever-growing problem of climate change, the UAE is offering a different, yet sustainable and innovate alternative solution.

Dubai has recently made history with the very first relocatable, compact petrol station. The stations have been designed to cater for residential and remote communities across the ci...

What is PERSONALISED MEDICINE?

12 February 2019

Lab Chat

Researchers at New York University in Abu Dhabi have made ground breaking progress towards offering ‘personalised medicine’ to patients in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Health care services around the world are starting to move away from a generalised approach to medicine and are in search of an individualised form of care.

Artificial nerve cells

The university has produced enlightening...

UAE awards LONG-TERM SCIENCE Visas

09 February 2019

Lab Chat

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Cabinet recently made a decision to focus on the growth of the country’s status and reputation as an incubator of talent and innovation. In line with this new goal, the UAE government has just granted its first set of long-term visas to scientists, encouraging the use of their facilities to further research projects.

The recipients of the visas are the winners ...

What are ARTIFICIAL CAVES?

31 January 2019

Lab Chat

Artificial caves are an important tool in helping to manage fishing stocks and give a boost to the fisheries industry. Created from eco-friendly materials, they can be placed in advantageous locations to encourage the migration and multiplication of fish specimens in a given area, which not only replenishes ailing species but also makes life easier for fishermen.

One example where artificial...

UAE removes 4,700KG of MARINE LITTER

27 January 2019

Lab Chat

In the latest (and biggest) marine clean-up effort organised by the ‘Together We Make a Difference’ campaign, volunteers have removed a total of 4,700kg of litter from the waters surrounding Al Mirfa port in Abu Dhabi. The drive was part of a project aimed at raising awareness over the importance of maintaining a safe and clean natural environment and was scheduled to coincide with the Year of ...

The World of Science Comes to Life @ ARABLAB

25 January 2019

Lab Chat

From 12 – 14 March………… Dubai plays host once again to the annual ARABLAB SHOW attracting exhibitors from all over the world showing a wide range of the latest technology and concepts in the Global Science Industry.

ARABLAB s billed as the No1 BUSINESS to BUSINESS SHOW for the Scientific Industry worldwide, and already ONLINE REGISTRATIONS have been received from Laboratory Industry Personnel...

What does 2019 have in store for the UAE ECONOMY?

24 January 2019

Lab Chat

According to the latest predictions from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the UAE economy is expected to prove resilient in the face of geopolitical uncertainty and looming trade wars over the next 12 months. National gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to increase by 3.7% in 2019, which is a significant improvement on the 2.9% predicted for 2018 and the 0.8% in 2017.

The two mai...

What is the GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE INDEX” and “How did the UAE Reform?

22 January 2019

Lab Chat

The publication of the latest edition of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) has revealed that the UAE has jumped up an impressive six places to 19th out of 134 nations. The index is a scorecard created by the United Nations Development Programme and ranks countries on a wide variety of different criteria.

Having only been launched for the first time in 2017, the GKI has just two editions to da...

The World of Science Comes to Life @ ARABLAB

21 January 2019

Lab Chat

From 12 – 14 March………… Dubai plays host once again to the annual ARABLAB SHOW attracting exhibitors from all over the world showing a wide range of the latest technology and concepts in the Global Science Industry.

ARABLAB s billed as the No1 BUSINESS to BUSINESS SHOW for the Scientific Industry worldwide, and already ONLINE REGISTRATIONS have been received from Laboratory Industry Personnel...


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