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02 February 2020Chem Chat
We’ve been told often enough that we are what we eat – but the packaging in which our food is stored, heated and served might be equally important in determining how healthy or dangerous our diet is. As part of a new initiative geared towards raising awareness around chemicals leaching into food, the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) have launched a social media campaign....
27 January 2020Lab Chat
Since its formation around 50 years ago, the United Arab Emirates has advanced to offer some of the highest quality living standards of any country in the world. Dubai and Abu Dhabi, in particular, boast incredible architecture, high wages, advanced infrastructure, superb public transport, political stability and urban safety.
However, the debate over the UAE’s tap water continues to rumble ...
20 January 2020Lab Chat
Saudi Arabia’s plan to build a futuristic city in the middle of the desert is continuing apace. Named the Neom Project, the metropolis will cost around $500 billion to construct and aims to utilise cutting-edge technology alongside renewable energy sources to become a blueprint for the cities of tomorrow.
Although still in its development phase, the city already has a functional airport, off...
20 January 2020Lab Design
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16 January 2020Chem Chat
The UAE has indicated that it will exercise leniency as new marine fuel regulations come into effect on January 1st 2020, causing oil tanker companies across the globe to breathe a sigh of relief. The announcement was made by the chairman of the UAE’s Federal Transport Authority (FTA) Abdullah Al Nuaimi, who intimated that the new rules would be enforced gradually.
The news is significant gi...
08 January 2020Chem Chat
The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is hoping to stabilise oil prices and safeguard them against a predicted supply glut by enforcing further production cuts among its members and other oil-producing nations. In December, OPEC announced it would be paring back oil production by an additional 500,000 barrels per day in an attempt to avoid a surplus of supplies on the mar...
29 December 2019Lab Chat
The UAE is planning to launch an AI Network project in an attempt to position the country as a global leader in artificial intelligence. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar Al Olama, who said that the programme will comprise an integral component of the UAE Strategy for AI 2031.
That Strategy was unveiled by the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh ...
19 December 2019Chem Chat
The UAE has revealed that it has discovered substantial new reserves of oil and gas in the country. Already one of the leading producers of fossil fuels in the world, the discoveries have lifted the UAE into sixth place on the list of countries with the most oil and gas deposits, leapfrogging seventh-placed Kuwait.
The news was broken by the Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC), which acts as the...
18 December 2019Lab Chat
Biological Safety Cabinet is a primary engineering control which provides user protection against biohazards as the inflow air creates airflow barrier preventing accidental release of biohazards from the cabinet’s working area and at the same time provides product protection with the airflow barrier inside the work zone created by the downflow air. Hand in hand with this are the proper laborato...
17 December 2019Chem Chat
Contamination by the Human Body
Aside from the ambient environment and dirty equipment, the human body is one of the greatest sources of contamination inside the laboratory. Although the operator is using the latest laminar flow cabinet, the product protection that it can provide is only as effective as the operator's proper working procedure.
The human body can generate from hundred thou...