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01 May 2019Lab Chat
People all over the world are waking up to the stark reality and impending consequences of climate change and demanding that their governments take action before it is too late. One only need look at the strength and significance of the recent Extinction Rebellion protests in London to understand how important a global issue this has now become.
Thankfully, UAE leaders appear to be listening...
14 April 2019Lab Chat
Countries around the world are starting to take notice of e-waste, and how much they generate. The UK was in the spotlight in March, with revelations that the nation Ugenerates over 50 lbs per person of e-waste annually. And the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is no different.
During the recent World Economic Forum, a joint United Nations report revealed that a whopping 50 million tonnes of e-was...
11 April 2019Lab Chat
UAE Launches Second AI Camp
With new developments cropping up every day, the world of artificial intelligence (AI) is growing both in size and its importance to society. From AI that speaks for you to simple smart home devices, the industry is advancing at a rapid rate. And the United Arab Emirates is doing all it can to stay ahead.
The latest developmental announcement comes from the Min...
08 April 2019Lab Chat
Saudi Overtakes UAE As Leading Kenya Exporter
As the race continues to see who will pump the world’s last barrel of oil, Saudi Arabia are upping their game and branching out further. They have recently overtaken the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as Kenya’s leading source of oil imports.
Data from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) revealed that, last year, petroleum product imports f...
03 April 2019Lab Chat
According to research, around 9% of all adults around the world suffer from diabetes. The condition can cause kidney failure, heart problems, neuropathic pain and even sometimes lead to amputation and blindness. Diabetes is caused by a lack of working insulin, which breaks down glucose in the blood and transports in to cells to produce energy. Without this function, diabetics can suffer from en...
01 April 2019Lab Chat
As an area known more for its huge fossil fuel industry than its environmental sustainability, it may come as a surprise that Abu Dhabi will be hosting the World Ocean Summit this year. The summit will be the sixth annual event and the first to be held in the Middle East.
As well as attempting to bring environmental issues to light, the event aims to change the image of the Middle East as a ...
25 March 2019Lab Chat
Environmental concerns are continuing to grow across the globe. With pollution, climate change and rising sea levels posing threats to life as we know it, a number of high-profile celebrities have spoken out about their environmental concerns. One such example is Hollywood star Harrison Ford who has called for more to be done by global leaders to address climate change.
The Indiana Jones and...
18 March 2019Lab Chat
Taking place across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) is an awareness-raising and taboo-breaking campaign to improve breast cancer treatment and diagnosis. As the campaign enters its 8th year, they have introduced genetic testing in the hope that more people will be able to catch the disease early.
Another addition to the PCR is the mini mobile clinic, offering lect...
14 March 2019Lab Chat
Fuel consumption is a global concern for a variety of reasons. But while many are focussed on avoiding an oil shortage around the world, Dubai has posed another solution to the growing demand for oil. Namely, automated public transport.
At the World Government Summit in February 2019, Mattar Al Tayer, director-general of Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA), pledged that “by 2030, 25% ...
11 March 2019Lab Chat
Back in February 2017, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) unveiled its 100-year plan to colonise Mars, aiming to establish the first human settlement on the Red Planet by 2117. While this ambitious project won’t be completed for another 98 years, the team aim to have a prototype simulation city of life on Mars in just “three or four years”.
The Mars Science City, which will be built and housed i...