02 Oct 23Lab Chat
16 September 2022Enviro Chat
Major energy companies in France and the UAE have signed a strategic agreement to collaborate on carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS), among other topics. TotalEnergies, the French multi-energy conglomerate, is teaming up with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), to explore CCUS solutions.
The accord was made during His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan’s visit to the Fre...
12 September 2022Enviro Chat
The UAE has signalled its intention to become a regional and global leader in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by publishing a roadmap towards cleaning up the air travel industry. The white paper, called “Power-to-Liquids Roadmap: Fuelling the Aviation Energy Transition in the UAE”, is a joint venture between the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Clean...
05 September 2022Lab Design
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25 August 2022Lab Chat
Forensic disciplines combine to develop new fingerprinting technique that could help spot document fraud.
New forensic approach utilises existing tools to determine when a fingerprint was deposited on a questioned document.
As one of the foremost innovators within the fields of fingerprint evidence and forensic document examination, researchers at foster+freeman have plenty of combined ex...
22 August 2022Lab Chat
Over the last few centuries, the rapid acceleration of urbanisation has meant that today, over half of the global population lives in a city. What’s more, that percentage is expected to grow to more than two-thirds by 2050, meaning cities will become where a significant majority of humans live and work.
But as well as displacing the countryside as the primary human habitat, cities could also...
15 August 2022Enviro Chat
In the UAE, Sharjah is renowned for its forward-thinking policies when it comes to water management. Not only has the emirate recently doubled its strategic wastewater treatment capacity, but it is also actively pursuing solutions to recycle the treated water and turn a waste product into a usable commodity.
However, a recent study into emerging contaminants in Sharjah wastewater effluent re...
12 August 2022Enviro Chat
Micropollution is an issue that is dominating an increasing number of column inches and policy meeting minutes around the globe. But while it’s a concern for everyone, it could pose an even greater problem for countries where water scarcity is rampant – such as the UAE.
That’s because hot and arid climates like that of the Emirates produce very little rainfall, so groundwater reserves are be...
08 August 2022Lab Chat
According to recent research conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region suffers the third highest incidence of foodborne infections per capita. It is behind only Africa and South East Asia in terms of its food-disease burden.
Nonetheless, there is a staggering lack of information about the risk factors associated with commonplace pathogen...
05 August 2022Enviro Chat
The problem of unclean drinking water is one which plagues the global population. According to recent estimates, some 1.8 billion people are exposed to water containing damaging pollutants such as faeces on a daily basis. UNICEF believes that 1,800 children die each day from drinking water-related diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea.
Fortunately, there have been some encouraging breakthro...
01 August 2022Lab Chat
Scientists at NYU Abu Dhabi have made history by deploying nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to determine the structure of a nanobody. It’s the first time that such a technique has been used for such a purpose in the UAE and offers significant advantages over previously favoured methods such as X-ray or electron microscopy.
The nanobody in question, Nb23, is a small protein which is only foun...
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