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21 June 2018Lab Chat
In the latest report from the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), the United Arab Emirates have come top of the pile for marine protected areas. Continuing its excellent conservation efforts in the region, the UAE was recognised for its commitment to expand and maintain its natural resources.
Earlier this month, the UAE hosted the inaugural Regional Biodiversity Forum in Abu Dhabi. Over 1...
18 June 2018Lab Chat
Since HIV was first discovered in 1983, the deadly virus has claimed the lives of more than 35 million people, primarily through the contraction of Aids. Thanks to the progress of modern medicine, sufferers today can live long and happy lives with the disease, though locking down an effective vaccine against HIV has, so far, proven elusive.
Now, scientists in Germany are turning to an unlike...
07 June 2018Lab Chat
The registration period for the UAE’s Astronaut programme has now closed. Applicants could potentially become the first Emiratis in space, as the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre seeks to represent the nation at the International Space Station. So, with such an exciting prospect, how many people applied for the programme?
Launched in December 2017, the UAE Astronaut...
03 June 2018Lab Chat
Diet pills are taken by people that want to lose weight. But do you know what’s in them? In many cases, the answer is no. And it could include banned substances. The problem? It’s increasingly hard for countries to monitor the sale of these pills, which could cause serious health complications if taken. That’s why the UAE has issued a warning against a number of diet pills. Read on as we look a...
31 May 2018Lab Chat
In the modern day we generally want more, buy more and – as a result – throw away much more. Whether it’s food, gadgets or clothes, the throw-away society is well and truly in force thanks to consumerism. And it means local, national and international authorities are now looking at ways to cap this waste. One solution put forward by the Dubai Municipality is “pay-as-you-throw” – but what exactl...
29 May 2018Lab Chat
From harming wildlife to packing out landfills, plastic waste is a fast-increasing problem around the world. And, whether it’s governments, businesses or even individual consumers swapping products they buy, it’s up to everyone to fix it. While some may duck and dodge their responsibility, Emirates airlines are looking for innovative ways to play their part. Read on as we look at how they’re ut...
27 May 2018Lab Chat
The UAE has long relied on its huge oil reserves. But fossil fuels won’t last forever. Combine that with a growing concern for the environmental impact of the oil industry and you have a clear sign that it’s time to diversify the UAE economy – along with that of several other oil-dependent countries. But how exactly?
A seemingly ‘like-for-like’ replacement would be to replace an energy-based...
21 May 2018Lab Chat
Science is at the forefront of future plans for the United Arab Emirates. From attracting new scientists to innovating aspects of everyday life, the UAE is certainly looking to become something of a science hub. And that’s something that’s underlined by the Science Agenda 2031. Read on as we look at what the agenda entails.
The National Advanced Science Agen...