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27 September 2018Lab Chat
A new study from auditing group KPMG has found that the takeaway habits of UAE citizens may be having a detrimental impact on the natural environment. According to their investigation, approximately 75% of the country’s populace order a takeaway meal at least once a week.
The majority of those meals are delivered in single-use plastic containers, many of which are not recycled at all. This c...
23 September 2018Lab Chat
Eritrea with the construction of an onshore crude oil pipeline between the two countries. The ambitious new project was outlined in an announcement last month, as the UAE continues its role as peacemaker between the neighbouring African nations.
The situation in the region had been volatile for well over 50 years until a momentous peace treaty was signed this July. Building upon that breakth...
20 September 2018Lab Chat
The Dubai Municipality is cracking down on environmental infringements from industrial polluters via the use of drones. Although the scheme was only announced last month, it has been in operation for the whole of 2018 and has already shown remarkable results in not only detecting transgressions but reducing their incidence.
To date, the number of overall environmental violations has fallen b...
16 September 2018Lab Chat
The UAE has announced the opening of a new artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory. Working in conjunction with the Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) plan to use the laboratory to bolster performance and efficiency in a number of areas.
One of these will be the prevention...
11 September 2018Lab Chat
The UAE healthcare sector is projected to increase by 60% over the five-year period between 2016 and 2021, resulting in an industry worth a whopping AED 103 billion by its close. The speculation is welcome news to Emirati citizens and business, but what is behind the growth? Why is the healthcare sector thriving at present? And what continues to fuel its forward movement? Here are five differen...
03 September 2018Lab Chat
The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has announced the launch of the National Waste Database, an online service which will analyse, compile and share data on waste produced across the UAE. As well as quantifying the amount of waste generated in different parts of the country, the database will also connect each emirate with its counterparts to allow easy sharing of best practices and ...
30 August 2018Lab Chat
Abu Dhabi’s principal crude oil producer has indicated that it is ready to pump several hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil more per day, if the situation warrants it. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has announced that it has the capacity to deliver more oil immediately if the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) requires extra supply to meet demand.
OPEC had cappe...
26 August 2018Lab Chat
The news that one of Dubai’s foremost taxi firms has added 454 hybrid cars to its fleet suggests that the adoption of environmentally-friendly vehicles might well be becoming the norm. The announcement is a landmark statement not only for Arabia Taxi, the firm behind the move, but also for the UAE itself.
As one of the most oil-rich countries in the world, the price of petrol in the UAE is u...
20 August 2018Lab Chat
The British University in Dubai has announced it will be launching the country’s first bachelor’s degree in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Developed in tandem with the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, the course will be open to both Emiratis and overseas students and is the culmination of five years of planning.
The announcement is testament to the British University’s recognition that AI...
16 August 2018Lab Chat
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, with over 20 million people suffering from the condition worldwide. Often developing in persons of more advanced years, cataracts caused a clouding effect in the lens of the eye, which results in the deterioration or loss altogether of vision.
While cataracts can be successfully removed via surgery, the procedure is often too expensive or simply ...
27 December 2018Lab Chat