Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates University was established in 1975 and is the first and oldest of the three government-sponsored institutions of higher learning in the United Arab Emirates . The university is located in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The UAEU is an accredited comprehensive research-based institution providing research solutions to support the UAE and, through its global partners, the wider world.The university admits UAE nationals primarily, with about 15% of its student body coming predominantly from other Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Wikipedia.


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United Arab Emirates University and Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company | Date: 2015-08-18

A system for contacting gases and liquids comprises a vessel containing inert particles, wherein the total volume of the inert particles is from 1 to 20% of the total working volume of the vessel.


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United Arab Emirates University and Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company | Date: 2015-08-18

The present invention relates to a process for reducing in a gas stream the concentration of carbon dioxide and for reducing in an aqueous stream the concentration of sodium chloride,


Whether metabotropic glutamate 7 (mGluR7) -activation enhances or diminishes the reinforcing properties of psychostimulants remains unclear. We have previously shown that systemic mGluR7 activation reduced alcohol consumption and preference as well as locomotorstimulating and rewarding properties of ethanol. In this study, we further examined the contribution of mGluR7 on the effect of ethanol within the nucleus accumbens (NAcc), a neural target for many drugs of abuse. Using short hairpin RNA (shRNA)-expressing lentiviral vectors (LV) to alter locally the activity of mGluR7 in male rats, we have shown that blocking mGluR7 expression increased ethanol consumption and preference in a two-bottle choice drinking paradigm with no effect either on saccharin or on quinine used for taste discrimination. In addition, mGluR7 knockdown increases preference for environments previously paired with low doses of ethanol in the conditioned place preference (CPP) test, as it shifted the dose-response curve for ethanol CPP to the left, indicating alterations in the rewarding effects of alcohol. More importantly, mGluR7 blockade in the dorsal striatum (DS) neither affected ethanol consumption nor ethanol-elicited CPP. These results show that levels of mGluR7 in the NAcc regulate responsiveness to alcohol. Taken together, these findings clearly demonstrate that mGluR7 signaling within the NAcc is a key modulator of functional responses to ethanol and offer an important target for regulating the addictive effects of alcohol. © 2013 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. All rights reserved.


Effects of various pretreatments of the anaerobic sludge on hydrogen production were investigated for enhancing hydrogen production via dark anaerobic fermentation of organic substrates. The pretreatment methods included heat treatment, acid or base treatment, acid/heat treatment and base/heat treatment. After the pretreatment of the anaerobic sludge, productivity of H 2 by the pretreated sludge were evaluated when the culture were grown on glucose-based medium at ambient conditions. The detailed experimental investigation showed highest production of H 2 by the heat-treated culture followed by the heat and acid-treated culture and the heat and base-treated culture. © 2012.


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United Arab Emirates University | Date: 2016-07-29

There is provided an automatic firing apparatus, and a method for operating the automatic firing apparatus, the apparatus comprising a trigger actuator for automatically firing bullets contained in a magazine of a firearm; a magazine release actuator for releasing an empty magazine from the firearm; a magazine bank for storing a bullet magazine inside the firearm; and a magazine loading actuator for loading a new magazine inside the firearm from the magazine bank. There is further provided a magazine bank apparatus for use with a firearm comprising a magazine bank base having a plurality of slots adapted to receive and store bullet magazines; and a magazine load actuator adapted to be automatically triggered for loading a bullet magazine among the stored bullet magazines inside the firearm.


Patent
United Arab Emirates University | Date: 2016-07-29

There is provided an automatic firing apparatus, and a method for operating the automatic firing apparatus, the apparatus comprising a trigger actuator for automatically firing bullets contained in a magazine of a firearm; a magazine release actuator for releasing an empty magazine from the firearm; a magazine bank for storing a bullet magazine inside the firearm; and a magazine loading actuator for loading a new magazine inside the firearm from the magazine bank. There is further provided a magazine bank apparatus for use with a firearm comprising a magazine bank base having a plurality of slots adapted to receive and store bullet magazines; and a magazine load actuator adapted to be automatically triggered for loading a bullet magazine among the stored bullet magazines inside the firearm.


Patent
United Arab Emirates University, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology | Date: 2015-02-12

A sensing device, a method for fabrication thereof, and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The sensing device includes a flexible substrate, a first metallisation layer, a piezoelectric thin film layer, a second metallisation layer, and an insulating layer. The first metallization layer forms at least a source region and at least a drain region. The piezoelectric thin film layer provides a channel region permitting passage of charge carriers between the source region and the drain region. The second metallization layer forms at least a gate electrode and regulates flow of charge carriers through the piezoelectric thin film layer. When subjected to an external force, the flow of charge carriers is modulated in response to a strain in the piezoelectric thin film layer. The force is measured as a correlation between the applied force and the modulation of the flow of charge carriers.


Patent
United Arab Emirates University | Date: 2016-03-09

A method for treating an oil spill includes providing a polystyrene-based sorbent in the form of polystyrene microfibers having a sorption capacity in the range of between 30 g/g to 217 g/g, measured as grams of oil sorbed per one gram of the sorbent; drenching the polystyrene microfibers in the oil spill to be treated; collecting the oil drenched polystyrene microfibers; and removing excess oil from the oil drenched polystyrene microfibers by compressing the microfibers. The method further includes dissolving the oil drenched polystyrene microfibers in a petroleum-based solvent in the form of gasoline having an octane number of ninety one, in which both the oil drenched polystyrene microfibers and the oil is soluble, thereby forming a solution comprising the gasoline having dissolved therein the polystyrene microfibers and the oil; and utilising the solution as a feedstock for feeding a refinery.


Harb A.,United Arab Emirates University
Renewable Energy | Year: 2011

This paper presents a brief history of energy harvesting for low-power systems followed by a review of the state-of-the-art of energy harvesting techniques, power conversion, power management, and battery charging. The advances in energy harvesting from vibration, thermal, and RF sources are reviewed as well as power management techniques. Examples of discrete form implementation and integrated form implementation using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and CMOS microelectronic processes are also given. The comparison between the reviewed works concludes this paper. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.


Patent
United Arab Emirates University | Date: 2015-04-21

There is provided an automatic firing apparatus, and a method for operating the automatic firing apparatus, the apparatus comprising a trigger actuator for automatically firing bullets contained in a magazine of a firearm; a magazine release actuator for releasing an empty magazine from the firearm; a magazine bank for storing a bullet magazine inside the firearm; and a magazine loading actuator for loading a new magazine inside the firearm from the magazine bank. There is further provided a magazine bank apparatus for use with a firearm comprising a magazine bank base having a plurality of slots adapted to receive and store bullet magazines; and a magazine load actuator adapted to be automatically triggered for loading a bullet magazine among the stored bullet magazines inside the firearm.

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