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Can you rent an Electric Car?

19 December 2017

Lab Chat

With growing concerns for air quality, countries around the world are looking to switch to renewable energy and alternative sources of fuel. The likes of France and the UK have already announced future bans on the sale of diesel and petrol cars, with China also planning something similar.

In the Gulf states, there have been similar signs of a shift in the way cars will be powered. The region...

What’s inside the Great Pyramid of Giza?

05 December 2017

Lab Chat

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and the largest of Egypt’s pyramid complex. It’s thought to have been standing for over 4500 years. But that doesn’t mean we know everything about it. Scientists have proven that recently, discovering a previously unknown cavity in the structure. Read on to see how they found it and why it’s significant.

The mystery of the Great Pyramid

It’s estimat...

What is Ecotourism?

30 November 2017

Lab Chat

The United Arab Emirates are faced with a number of difficult challenges at present. One of those is reducing their environmental impact. Another is attracting tourists. Can they be combined? That’s where ecotourism comes in. But what is it? Read on for an introduction to ecotourism and how it could benefit the UAE.

What’s wrong with regular tourism?

Tourism is about attracting people to ...

What is Al Politics

23 November 2017

Lab Chat

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more advanced year upon year. It’s only a matter of time, we’re told, before robots clean our houses, care for us and even take our jobs. One ex-Google employee has already tried to create an AI Godhead. So, how about politics?

No, we’re not talking about robots becoming politicians – yet. But it’s clear this fast-developing technology is going to bec...

Where is the Middle East’s first Hydrogen Fuel Station?

19 November 2017

Lab Chat

Like much of the rest of the world, the Middle East is beginning a transition towards alternatively fuelled vehicles. They reached a landmark moment in that transition last month, when the first station for refuelling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles was opened. Read on to see how the development came about and what it means for the region’s roads.

The Rise of Hydrogen

The new station was open...

Dubai wants Lowest Carbon Footprint in the World

14 November 2017

Lab Chat

What do you associate with Dubai? Innovation? Wealth? How about environmentally friendly? You might not yet, but that’s set to change with the UAE’s plans for a clean environment. As part of those plans, they want their largest city to have the lowest carbon footprint in the world. Read on to see how they plan to achieve it.

A boost for the environment

In October, the Dubai Electricity an...

3 Laboratory Facility Designed Buildings are nationally recognised.

12 November 2017

Lab Design

Three SmithGroupJJR-designed buildings are nationally recognized by the American Institute of Architects as exemplary learning and research environments

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest integrated design firms, was recently recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for their laboratory facility design at University of Illinois, University of Pennsylvania and the Defe...

Lab Project Update

07 November 2017

Lab Design

KIRKSEY ARCHITECTURE….....…… (Global Architects and LAB Planners) will be attending
ARABLAB 2018....…. are pleased to announce their successful project of the DOW CHEMICAL TEXAS INNOVATION CENTRE
 

 

Why is a Martian City Being Built in Dubai

05 November 2017

Lab Chat

What Dubai lacks in some areas, it certainly makes up for in innovation and exciting developments. The latest project in the UAE city is a massive Martian environment… But why? Read on to see why Dubai will soon be home to a Mars Science City, and how it will work. 

Simulating space 

While Dubai is known for its extravagance, it won’t be building the Martian city just for show. Instead, i...

Introducing the Smart Dubai Office

29 October 2017

Lab Chat

Dubai – the city of gold. It’s also known as the Vegas of the Middle East to some, but the city itself has other ideas. Back in 2013, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum launched the Dubai Smart City project, with the ambition to make Dubai the world’s smartest city. Part of that is the refurbishment of the Smart Dubai Office. Read on to see what makes it so special. 

Getting smart 

So,...

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