How will AUTOMATION reduce fuel consumption?

14 March 2019

Lab Chat

Fuel consumption is a global concern for a variety of reasons. But while many are focussed on avoiding an oil shortage around the world, Dubai has posed another solution to the growing demand for oil. Namely, automated public transport.

At the World Government Summit in February 2019, Mattar Al Tayer, director-general of Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA), pledged that “by 2030, 25% ...

When will the MARS SCIENCE CITY be ready?

11 March 2019

Lab Chat

Back in February 2017, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) unveiled its 100-year plan to colonise Mars, aiming to establish the first human settlement on the Red Planet by 2117. While this ambitious project won’t be completed for another 98 years, the team aim to have a prototype simulation city of life on Mars in just “three or four years”.

The Mars Science City, which will be built and housed i...

Where is next for UAE OIL?

06 March 2019

Lab Chat

With shale proving to be less productive than originally thought in the US, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) seems to be taking a different direction completely. The oil-giants are planning a $44 billion refinery complex in Maharashtra, India.

UAE’s Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) has partnered with Saudi Aramco to invest in 50% the costly project, aiming to increase the number of refinery a...

How will rising heat affect the ARABIAN GULF?

03 March 2019

Lab Chat

Water pollution is one of the biggest environmental concerns for 2019. It’s certainly taking its toll on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with extreme damage to the coral reefs in the Arabian Gulf. After a record-breaking hot summer and low levels of wind, the future of 8 reefs is at risk as corals are dying at a rapid rate.

There’s growing concern among UAE scientists after research discovere...

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