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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...
05 November 2017Lab Chat
What Dubai lacks in some areas, it certainly makes up for in innovation and exciting developments. The latest project in the UAE city is a massive Martian environment… But why? Read on to see why Dubai will soon be home to a Mars Science City, and how it will work.
While Dubai is known for its extravagance, it won’t be building the Martian city just for show. Instead, i...
29 October 2017Lab Chat
Dubai – the city of gold. It’s also known as the Vegas of the Middle East to some, but the city itself has other ideas. Back in 2013, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum launched the Dubai Smart City project, with the ambition to make Dubai the world’s smartest city. Part of that is the refurbishment of the Smart Dubai Office. Read on to see what makes it so special.
22 October 2017Lab Chat
Accounting for just under 30% of the global total, Russia and Saudi Arabia are the two biggest exporters of oil in the world. And by some way too. Saudi Arabia is on top with around 17% of exports, with Russia making up a further 11% and the likes of Iraq, UAE and Canada contributing just over 6% each.
With this chunk of exports in mind, it’s fair to say the two nations have quite a bit of ...
19 October 2017Lab Chat
The Middle East is fast becoming a hotspot for scientific innovation. That’s certainly the case with SESAME – the Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East. Quite a mouthful, sure, but what does it mean? Read on as we explore what SESAME is, what it’s used for and what it means for the Middle East region.
SESAME is the n...
15 October 2017Lab Chat
How much do you exercise through the week? Once, three times, or maybe every day? However much you do it, it’s generally accepted that it’s good for you. It makes your heart beat faster, gets blood flowing around your body and, of course, burns calories. However, according to new research, there may actually be times when exercise has no positive effect on the body – and it’s all down to air po...
11 October 2017Lab Chat
With some of the biggest oil reserves in the world, it’s understandable the Gulf nations have a reputation as so-called ‘oil countries’. Indeed, the likes of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are heavily reliant on oil, with around 90% of exports down to fuel. There is change on the horizon, however. Read on to see how Gulf countries are diversifying their energy portfolio.
03 October 2017Lab Chat
Polymerase chain reaction, or PRC, has been in use for nearly 30 years and is in use in all kinds of biomedical and medical laboratories.