Monthly science column

‘Guardian angels’ for the elderly could soon be possible

Adrian Ionescu - The National (UAE) - Sun, 01/12/2014
Today, the elderly make up 4 per cent of the UAE’s population. Twenty years from now this figure could be three times as high, according to estimates by the Ministry of Social Affairs. Anticipating an ageing population, the Government has set a... Read
Monthly science column

A solar sandwich for 21st century buildings

Thomas Keller - The National (UAE) - Sun, 04/14/2013
Imagine a building that, like a plant, uses its entire surface to capture sunlight and convert it into energy. It’s not an average rectangular building with black solar panels jutting out from the roof; instead, picture an aesthetic, organic st... Read