Science & Technology

    DEWA launches Automatic Smart Grid Restoration System
    28 Jun 2022

    DUBAI, 27th June, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the launch of an Automatic Smart Grid Restoration System (ASGR), the first of its kind in the MENA region, to increase the control, management, and monitoring of its power network. The system works around the clock without any human intervention. It […]

    Major retail outlets in Abu Dhabi support implementation of Single-Use Plastics Policy

    ABU DHABI, 23rd May, 2022 (WAM) — A group of senior executives from major retail outlets in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi recently signed a voluntary declaration, committing them to support the implementation of the Abu Dhabi Single-Use Plastic Policy. The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched the policy in March 2020, which, along […]

    RTA ramps up power-saving, recycling, waste management initiatives

    DUBAI, 12th May, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is making every effort to enhance the sustainability of all services and operations. The drive is part of efforts to provide vital support to the Dubai Government’s efforts to make Dubai the most sustainable and happiest city in the world. The CEO of […]

    The battery set to transform renewable energy
    03 May 2022

    We all know that renewable energy will play a pivotal role if we’re to decarbonise the environment. One of the key challenges with alternative power sources, such as wind and solar, is storing what they produce at scale. But scientists at the University of Jena think they may have found the solution. They have developed […]

    Can carbon-capture plants achieve global net-zero emissions?

    In Iceland, a plant that takes carbon dioxide from the air and turns it into stone could offer a glimpse of what a net-zero world might look like. A facility called Orca, near Reykjavik, has been described as the largest plant of its kind in the world, although its activities come at a high price. Operational since last […]

    Emirates Food Security Council meeting discusses global food security challenges
    28 Mar 2022

    DUBAI, 27th March, 2022 (WAM) — The Emirates Food Security Council examined global food security challenges and their local repercussions during its first meeting of 2022, chaired by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The gathering drew the participation of the Council’s members from the ranks of concerned federal and local […]

    How UAE can achieve net zero despite growing population
    26 Mar 2022

    Countries such as the UAE can still aim for net zero, even though their populations and economies are growing fast, a leading decarbonisation expert has said while on a visit to the country. A focus on renewable energy and technologies, such as carbon capture and storage, can aid efforts to cut carbon emissions, according to Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer. […]

    Space: It’s getting too crowded up there
    08 Jan 2022

    Let’s read the opinion written by Ranvir S. Nayar, managing editor of Media India Group. *** China last month lodged a protest at the UN, accusing American billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX of irresponsible and unsafe behavior in space and of twice forcing its Tiangong space station to take evasive action. Days earlier, it was the […]

    Internet of animals. How digitalization will change the relationship between humans and nature
    04 Jan 2022

    The Internet of Animals may follow the Internet of People and the Internet of Things. At least, Knife author thinks so. Let’s read the full story.  People, pets, livestock, wild birds, and mammals will become participants in a common communicative space (just one example: in Bashkiria, agricultural specialists manage the herd via the Internet, controlling […]

    What we are reading today: Robot Ecology by Magnus Egerstedt
    02 Jan 2022

    Robots are increasingly leaving the confines of laboratories, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities, venturing into agriculture and other settings where they must operate in uncertain conditions over long timescales. According to the Arab News, this multidisciplinary book draws on the principles of ecology to show how robots can take full advantage of the environments they inhabit, […]