Is Saudi Arabia ready to move to RENEWABLES?

19 February 2018

Lab Chat

As one of the most oil-rich domains, Saudi Arabia has long been a stronghold of oil production. But there are increasing worries about just how much oil is left, along with its contribution to climate change. Looking to the future, is Saudi Arabia ready to move away from its oil reliance towards a more sustainable energy sources? Read on as we look at the nation’s oil consumption and whether th...

Are Sharks Essential to Our Oceans?

14 February 2018

Lab Chat

Sharks are top of the oceanic food chain. And they get a bad reputation as a result. Often presented as fierce, dangerous predators, sharks are actually important to our oceans for a number of reasons. But, like many other species, they’re at threat from overfishing. That’s why the United Arab Emirates has banned shark fishing from February 1st to June 30th during their breeding season. Read on...

Proficiency Testing Program For Petroleum Products & Lubricants

12 February 2018

Lab Chat

GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) would like to invite you to participate in The Proficiency Testing Program for Petroleum Products and Lubricants

please click here to know more about the program

What is the UAE INNOVATION month?

11 February 2018

Lab Chat

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is known for all kinds of innovation. Whether it’s new forms of transport, research into space exploration, or even just state-of-the-art skyscrapers, the Emirates are at the forefront of so many industries. And that’s highlighted during the UAE Innovation Month. So, what is it? Read on as we take a closer look.

Innovation Starts with You

The UAE Innovation ...

How Does the UAE Keep Up with Water Demand?

31 January 2018

Lab Chat

The population of the United Arab Emirates has increased massively over the past few decades. Understandably this means greater demand for housing, employment and – of course – water. So, how does the country keep up with its increasing water demand? Read on as we look at the latest development in UAE water supplies.

Growing at speed

60 years ago, the UAE had a population of less than 100...

Who will the UAE send into Space?

28 January 2018

Lab Chat

Planning has begun for the United Arab Emirates’ first ever space mission. The Emirates Mars Mission has been in the pipeline since 2015 and now has around 75 people working on the project. This number is expected to double by 2020 in preparation for the launch. But now it’s time to recruit the people that will actually make the journey into space. Read on as we look at the UAE’s search for who...

What Exactly is DWAK?

24 January 2018

Lab Chat

Ever heard of Dwak? Probably not, but the innovative app has been named among the top apps in the People’s Choice Award at an entrepreneurial event in London. Translating roughly to “your medicine” from Arabic, the app is intended to remind people when to take their medicine. Read on for more information about Dwak, and how it can be used.

What is the People’s Choice Award?

Pitch@Palace, ...

Will Electric Cars Take Off in the UAE?

21 January 2018

Lab Chat

The world is heading, albeit slowly, towards an alternative fuel revolution. Innovative technology is there for the likes of electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to take over on our roads. The problem? Infrastructure. Without the right charging facilities, for instance, electric vehicles can never really take to the roads. Read on as we look at the case of electric vehicles in the UAE.

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What is the ECOBUS

18 January 2018

Lab Chat

Alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs) are on the rise. Countries across the world are announcing bans on the sale of petrol and diesel cars, with China expected to announce similar plans eventually. But it’s not just cars that are the problem. Read on as we look at EcoBus, the latest eco-friendly development in the UAE. Busy on the buses

Buses are one of the most commonly used forms of publi...

How can the UAE become more liveable?

16 January 2018

Lab Chat

We all want to live somewhere that’s “liveable”, right? According to the new five-year plan announced by their Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, that’s exactly what the UAE wants. They have stated the UAE’s intention to be one of the world’s most liveable countries in the next few years. But what exactly does this mean? And how will they achieve it? Read on as we explore the latest pl...

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