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Looking Back at 2018 for UAE SCIENCE

20 January 2019

Lab Chat

2018 has proven to be a whirlwind year for UAE science, especially in the realm of space exploration. Most notable of all was the announcement of the first two Arab astronauts to board the International Space Station (ISS), scheduled to take place at some point in 2019.

Other exciting developments include the launch of two Emirati satellites into the atmosphere, as well as progress on the Al...

Looking Back at 2018 for UAE OIL

16 January 2019

Lab Chat

The Emirati oil industry enjoyed 12 months of growth and consolidation after several years of austerity in 2018, as the UAE’s oil output reached its highest ever summit in October. From its low of just 2.8 million barrels per day at the beginning of the year, the UAE finished strongly with its record output of 3.3 million barrels per day in October.

Although yet to be verified, the country’s...

When did Humans first visit the ARABIAN PENINSULA?

27 December 2018

Lab Chat

p>Scientists believe they have uncovered evidence that humans inhabited the Arabian Peninsula as far back as half a million years ago. While the scorching temperatures and scarce rainfall make this stretch of land an inhospitable place today, the new research raises the possibility that things weren’t always this way.

Primitive stone tools and cut marks on mammal bones were discovered in the...

How is DUBAI helping to Clean Up the GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH?

23 December 2018

Lab Design

Dubai-based marine specialists Ecocoast are playing a crucial role in the largest oceanic clean-up project of its kind in history. By building the 600m-long, 3m-deep floating screen which will corral the plastic into an accessible location, Ecocoast are proving themselves to be an instrumental cog in the wider operation, which is being undertaken by Dutch environmental start-up The Ocean Cleanu...

Is DATA the New Oil?

19 December 2018

Lab Chat

Big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will all play a vital role in the expansion and optimisation of the oil and gas industry, according to the UAE’s minister of state for AI technology Omar bin Sultan Al Olama. Speaking at the ADIPEC meeting in Abu Dhabi this month, Al Olama pointed to data as the “new oil” and encouraged major players in the industry to get on board.



19 December 2018

Lab Design

METTLER TOLEDO Stands Ready to Help Increase Your Lab’s Analytical Power at ARABLAB 2019

Experts from the Dubai Competence Center will be highlighting how METTLER TOLEDO can help you increase throughput, efficiency and data quality across workflows emphasizing a “lean lab” approach. The resulting process simplification can easily deliver the speed, quality and cost-savings your lab needs to ...


16 December 2018

Lab Chat

A UAE company is looking to improve the health of its national workforce through the integration of an eight-minute, non-invasive physical examination and a web and mobile application. SPOTCHECK, which is the name of the company behind the incentive, are harnessing the power of improved technologies to raise healthcare standards across the nation.

The initiative combines a non-invasive healt...

Will OPEC cut Oil Production in 2019?

11 December 2018

Lab Chat

The UAE governor of OPEC interests Ahmed al-Kaabi has given the clearest indication yet that the 14-nation bloc plans to cut oil production in the coming year. Speaking to Emirati newspaper Al Bayan, al-Kaabi said that OPEC wishes to stabilise the price of the popular commodity, which has been in freefall since early October, and plans to do so by reducing its output.

OPEC had previously upp...

What is the CLEAN -UP UAE Campaign?

05 December 2018

Lab Chat

The annual Clean-Up UAE Campaign kicks off next month, as thousands of volunteers from across all sectors and industries will join together to pick up litter and raise awareness about the importance of proper waste disposal protocols. Now in its 17th year, the campaign kicks off in Sharjah on December 8th and will come to a conclusion in Umm Al Quwain on the 17th of the month.

The campaign w...


03 December 2018

Lab Chat

History was made recently in Bremen, Germany with the signing of an Implementing Arrangement (IA), that outlines the cooperation between NASA and the UAE Space Agency (UAESA). The IA covers a range of space-related areas, including space exploration and human spaceflight.

Dr Ahman Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills and Chairman of the UAE Space Agen...

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