30 Nov 22Lab Chat
18 April 2022Enviro Chat
The UAE is aiming to deploy the latest in advanced technologies and sustainable energy generation systems to reduce its environmental impact as part of its methane reduction plan. First announced in the wake of the COP26 summit in Glasgow last year, the plan will help the country (and by extension, the global community) to achieve its target of slashing methane emissions by 30% by 2030.
15 April 2022Chem Chat
The UAE is making steady progress towards its twin goals of expanding its oil production capacities and enhancing its environmental credentials on the international stage. Although the objectives might seem to be at loggerheads with one another, the UAE is confident that it can attain its long-term target of a net-zero economy by 2050, even as it relies on fossil fuels for a significant part of...
11 April 2022Lab Chat
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, has announced the UAE will be supporting diabetes research in the shape of a lucrative grant to the Douglas Melton Laboratory, one of the most prestigious research institutions in the world.
Part of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Laboratory is at the cutting edge of diabetes research and the influx of cash ...
08 April 2022Chem Chat
The UAE is a chief trading hub for oils and lubricants in the Middle East, according to an experienced industry insider. Although the UAE’s capacity for lubricant production is dwarfed by some other nations around the globe and it consumes a far smaller volume of the product than its counterparts, it is still a major player in trading, storage and distribution.
This is largely due to the cou...
04 April 2022Enviro Chat
The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) has indicated it plans to double the amount of investment it will generate from $4 billion to $8 billion by the end of this year. Jointly led by the UAE and the USA, the coalition is tasked with mitigating the impacts of climate change whilst also bolstering food security around the world.
In particular, the Mission will focus ...
01 April 2022Lab Design
Congratulations to the project team:
Project Architect - Robert Matthew Noblett, Behnisch Architeken, Boston
Lab Planner - Josh Meyer, Jacobs Laboratory Planning Group, Tarrytown, NY
MEP /Fire Protection - van Zelm Heywood & Shadford, Inc.
Structural Engineering - Buro Happold Consulting Engineers P.C.,
General Contractor - Turner Construction Company
Fume Hoods and Casework – Mott Manu...
01 April 2022Lab Chat
The UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transactions has announced it plans to increase the number of specialised artificial intelligence (AI) laboratories in the country. The measure is part of a concerted effort to take its AI research initiatives to the next level as the Gulf nation strives to become an industry leader within the next decade.
The Council, which is in charg...
28 March 2022Enviro Chat
Air quality is a grave concern the world over. As recently as 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that some 99% of the global populace are regularly exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed its safety standards. Of course, the situation is more serious in some parts of the planet than others – and the Middle East happens to be one of the most polluted regions on Earth.
25 March 2022Lab Chat
As we pass the two-year mark since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the world appears to be finally getting to grips with the disease. Around 60% of the global population has received at least one dose of a viable vaccine and initiatives like the COVID Moonshot project aim to make them available to all.
Of course, some countries have performed more impressively than others. The UAE,...
21 March 2022Enviro Chat
The progress made by Dubai in particular and the UAE in general over the last 50 years has been nothing short of gobsmacking. From a humble fishing port to the gleaming metropolis of today, the city has undergone a miraculous transformation in prosperity and popularity.
However, that progress has not come without its own price tag. Given that the UAE’s rapid development has largely relied on...
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