Why are Mosquitoes on the rise?

27 May 2019

Lab Chat

A recent study to document the number and type of mosquitoes found in the UAE has uncovered alarming results in terms of both the amount and variety of species prevalent in the country. Conducted by the Institute of Virology at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, the study placed mosquito traps at seven locations across the country and found more than 1,000 samples from 10...

What is Smart farming?

21 May 2019

Lab Chat

With the UN predicting that the global population will reach almost 10 billion by 2050, food security is sure to become a real concern in the coming years. Indeed, experts forecast that to meet the rising demand of the world’s increasing population, our food production capacities must rise by 70% in the next few decades.

To make sure that happens, we must take a modern approach to agricultur...

UAEs largest Power Plant

14 May 2019

Lab Chat

M-Station Becomes UAE’s Largest Power & Desalination Plant

Thanks to its recent extension project, undertaken by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in conjunction with Siemens, M-Station has become the UAE’s largest power and desalination plant. The extension was completed at the beginning of the month and unveiled by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who serves as president ...

Science behind the stairs

06 May 2019

Lab Chat

The Science Behind the ‘Take the Stairs Challenge’

Not only does the UAE boast the world’s tallest building in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, but it is also now officially ranked 4th globally in terms of skyscrapers. All this means that the country’s inhabitants must ascend and descend dozens of floors every single day as part of their normal routine, making elevators an integral part of Emirati life...

How is UAE tackling Climate Change?

01 May 2019

Lab Chat

People all over the world are waking up to the stark reality and impending consequences of climate change and demanding that their governments take action before it is too late. One only need look at the strength and significance of the recent Extinction Rebellion protests in London to understand how important a global issue this has now become.

Thankfully, UAE leaders appear to be listening...

UAE warns about E-waste Risks

14 April 2019

Lab Chat

Countries around the world are starting to take notice of e-waste, and how much they generate. The UK was in the spotlight in March, with revelations that the nation Ugenerates over 50 lbs per person of e-waste annually. And the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is no different.

During the recent World Economic Forum, a joint United Nations report revealed that a whopping 50 million tonnes of e-was...

UAE launches second A1...

11 April 2019

Lab Chat

UAE Launches Second AI Camp

With new developments cropping up every day, the world of artificial intelligence (AI) is growing both in size and its importance to society. From AI that speaks for you to simple smart home devices, the industry is advancing at a rapid rate. And the United Arab Emirates is doing all it can to stay ahead.

The latest developmental announcement comes from the Min...

Saudi overtakes UAE

08 April 2019

Lab Chat

Saudi Overtakes UAE As Leading Kenya Exporter

As the race continues to see who will pump the world’s last barrel of oil, Saudi Arabia are upping their game and branching out further. They have recently overtaken the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as Kenya’s leading source of oil imports.

Data from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) revealed that, last year, petroleum product imports f...

Insulin Shortage

03 April 2019

Lab Chat

According to research, around 9% of all adults around the world suffer from diabetes. The condition can cause kidney failure, heart problems, neuropathic pain and even sometimes lead to amputation and blindness. Diabetes is caused by a lack of working insulin, which breaks down glucose in the blood and transports in to cells to produce energy. Without this function, diabetics can suffer from en...

Abu Dhabi hosts Middle Easts first World Ocean Summit

01 April 2019

Lab Chat

As an area known more for its huge fossil fuel industry than its environmental sustainability, it may come as a surprise that Abu Dhabi will be hosting the World Ocean Summit this year. The summit will be the sixth annual event and the first to be held in the Middle East.

As well as attempting to bring environmental issues to light, the event aims to change the image of the Middle East as a ...

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