UAE rain research programme calls for scientists from other fields to contribute

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Water scarcity may be solved by rain enhancement technology, but not before scientists from unrelated fields contribute to the research, meteorologists say.

The announcement came as meteorologists spoke at New York University Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to encourage researchers from many disciplines to submit proposals for the second round of awards for the UAE Research Project for Rain Enhancement Science.

Government must be among people, UAE Vice-President says

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Development and infrastructure projects worth Dh7 billion will be implemented in the Eastern Region over the next five years, it was announced on Monday.

The projects were approved by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as he visited Fujairah and inspected various projects on Monday.

Prepare 100-day plan, Mohammad Bin Rashid tells Cabinet

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Members of the new UAE Cabinet were encouraged to come up with a 100-day work plan to expedite progress in a first meeting on Sunday, presided over by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Shaikh Mohammad said the UAE government, under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had made progress in all fields and has started a new phase of government work after endorsing the new Cabinet of the UAE Federal Government to shape the future.

Climate change warriors find an ally in radical technology

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The best solution to the environmental crisis facing us today may not be to cut back on our usage of water and electricity (which we should be doing anyway) but radical technology, Professor Richard Williams, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, said on Wednesday, ahead of his lecture at the Dubai branch of the university in Academic City.

Professor Williams’ ventures in radical technology include: Xeros, a domestic washing machine that doesn’t use water; car-engines fuelled by cold air, and imaging without nuclear sensors. According to him, radical or ‘disruptive’ technologies are thus labelled for their disruption of existing businesses, “because what’s good for the environment and society may not be good for businesses”.