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01 December 2020Lab Chat
The Organisers of ARABLAB+ 2021 have rescheduled the exhibition dates to now take place on 15 – 17 NOVEMBER 2021.
Dubai does provide a very safe and secure venue for the Exhibition.
However, the current travel restrictions applying to many countries from which exhibitors and visitors originate, are preventing many participants from making their travel plans....
22 November 2020Chem Chat
The Secretary General of the Organisation of Oil Exporting Countries + (OPEC+) has indicated that the alliance is fully prepared to take all necessary actions to ensure that oil prices do not plummet steeply once more. Every industry has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic to some extent, but with energy demand slumping, the fossil fuels sector has been harder hit than most.
22 November 2020Enviro Chat
In a country like the UAE, water scarcity is a real concern. Due to its sizzling temperatures and dry climate, there is barely enough water in the Emirates for the personal use of its citizens and the cultivation of its agricultural crops, let alone for the purposes of gardening or landscaping.
With that difficulty in mind, environmentalist and entrepreneur Chandra Dake has launched “Breatha...
18 November 2020Enviro Chat
One silver lining incurred by the coronavirus pandemic is the catalysing effect it has had on many people’s attitudes towards the environment and how their own daily habits can impact upon it. As well as prompting individuals to reassess their daily routine, it has also encouraged governments to plough a more sustainable furrow.
The UAE is a case in point. At present, the country is forced t...
15 November 2020Lab Chat
Our knowledge of coronavirus continues to grow with each passing day. At the beginning of the outbreak, doctors in the UAE and abroad were trying everything they could to counter the symptoms and stem the spread of the disease, but 10 months on, medical expertise surrounding the subject has come a long way.
By observing the efficacy of different treatment plans and sharing their experiences ...
11 November 2020Chem Chat
The UAE has opened talks with Israel over the use of a pipeline in the latter region, the operations of which remain classified. The Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline originates on the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea and terminates at Ashkelon on the Mediterranean Sea, thus making it an ideal route for oil from Asia to Europe.
Although it is early days in the discussions, the accord could represent a hug...
08 November 2020Lab Chat
A hotline set up to help people cope with the psychological fallout from COVID-19 has received well over 700 calls since its inception, indicating that the pandemic has had a significant impact on mental health. With social interactions reduced to a minimum and many people confined to their homes for weeks or months on end, it’s little surprise that hundreds of Emiratis were feeling the strain....
05 November 2020Enviro Chat
Globally, the aviation industry is responsible for approximately 2% of all anthropogenic carbon emissions, meaning its environmental footprint is not a negligible one. However, airline companies have become increasingly conscious of the role they must play in curbing their emissions and helping to care for our ailing planet.
Etihad Airways, the UAE-based airline, are leading by example in th...
02 November 2020Enviro Chat
As one of the world’s busiest and most strategic maritime junctions, the Strait of Hormuz understandably sees a high amount of shipping traffic each and every day. This passage is integral not only to maintaining the Emirati economy, but also to ensuring that global supplies of oil remain adequate to meet demand.
However, there are downsides to such prolific activity. The vessel traffic caus...
29 October 2020Lab Chat
As a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that has already claimed the lives of over one million people worldwide, coronavirus must be stopped from spreading among the population. Identifying who is already infected and quarantining them until the virus has been overcome by their immune system is key to limiting its propagation.
Thus far, the gold standard for diagnostic testing h...