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28 December 2017Lab Chat
The oceans across the world are precious to us. They provide a vast array of marine species, as well as a vital food source – and income source for countless coastal areas. Oceans can even provide a suitable setting for renewable energy generation, with offshore wind farm technology constantly improving, and the water feeding in from oceans acts for some as an essential water source.
25 December 2017Lab Chat
It’s no secret that Delhi suffers from some of the worst air in the world. Year after year they suffer from smog, forcing most people to wear facemasks or even stay indoors. In 2017, the supreme court of India ruled to ban the sale of fireworks in New Delhi to avoid the worsened smog that typically follows annual Diwali celebrations. However, it’s not just fireworks that contribute to the smog....
23 December 2017Lab Chat
It’s not been long since the UAE launched their plans for the Mars Science City. Now, they’re aiming to become the frontrunners for research into space agriculture. Put simply, that’s the industry of growing food on other planets – with Mars the main target. Read on as we explore the Gulf state’s latest ambitions.
The Dubai Airshow is held every year, bringing...
21 December 2017Lab Chat
The importance of vitamin D for our bodies is becoming clearer, with a growing number of diseases being linked with a deficiency. With this in mind, it’s highly important to have an accurate way of testing patients’ vitamin D levels both to diagnose their deficiency, as well as linking it with other problems. Read on to see how UAE scientists have boosted testing for vitamin D.
19 December 2017Lab Chat
With growing concerns for air quality, countries around the world are looking to switch to renewable energy and alternative sources of fuel. The likes of France and the UK have already announced future bans on the sale of diesel and petrol cars, with China also planning something similar.
In the Gulf states, there have been similar signs of a shift in the way cars will be powered. The region...
05 December 2017Lab Chat
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and the largest of Egypt’s pyramid complex. It’s thought to have been standing for over 4500 years. But that doesn’t mean we know everything about it. Scientists have proven that recently, discovering a previously unknown cavity in the structure. Read on to see how they found it and why it’s significant.
30 November 2017Lab Chat
The United Arab Emirates are faced with a number of difficult challenges at present. One of those is reducing their environmental impact. Another is attracting tourists. Can they be combined? That’s where ecotourism comes in. But what is it? Read on for an introduction to ecotourism and how it could benefit the UAE.
Tourism is about attracting people to ...
23 November 2017Lab Chat
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more advanced year upon year. It’s only a matter of time, we’re told, before robots clean our houses, care for us and even take our jobs. One ex-Google employee has already tried to create an AI Godhead. So, how about politics?
No, we’re not talking about robots becoming politicians – yet. But it’s clear this fast-developing technology is going to bec...
19 November 2017Lab Chat
Like much of the rest of the world, the Middle East is beginning a transition towards alternatively fuelled vehicles. They reached a landmark moment in that transition last month, when the first station for refuelling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles was opened. Read on to see how the development came about and what it means for the region’s roads.
The new station was open...
14 November 2017Lab Chat
What do you associate with Dubai? Innovation? Wealth? How about environmentally friendly? You might not yet, but that’s set to change with the UAE’s plans for a clean environment. As part of those plans, they want their largest city to have the lowest carbon footprint in the world. Read on to see how they plan to achieve it.
In October, the Dubai Electricity an...