STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan, which has an agrarian economy, is not equipped to adapt to climate change because of its low technological and resource base. The increased demand for food due to population and income growth and the impacts of climate change on agriculture will ratchet up the pressure for increased and more sustainable agricultural production to feed the planet.…Read More
STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan does not have an official computer emergency readiness team (CERT) to combat cyber threats and vulnerabilities and this gap is filled by semi-official and privately-run initiatives.…Read More
STAFF REPORT ISB: Not a single engineering university of Pakistan ranks among the top 100 universities of the world; however, efforts are underway to get full membership of “Washington Accord” for international qualification, after which engineering degree would be recognised world-wide.…Read More
STAFF REPORT ISB: The SUPARCO says that rice production in Pakistan is likely to reach around 7 million tons in 2013-14 because of higher than expected rabi season rice production this year. Rice is grown in the Sindh, Balochistan and Southern Punjab regions during the rabi season.…Read More
STAFF REPORT ISB: USAID through its Training for Pakistan Project (TFP) funded eight representatives from Pakistan’s public and private sectors to attend a two-week on-farm water management and command area development training in Australia.…Read More
STAFF REPORT LHR: The Science Council of Japan (SCJ) has organized a two-day meeting of Asian Young Scientists at SCJ in Tokyo in which 22 young scientists are participating from 11 different Asian countries.
STAFF REPORT ISB: Ministry of Science and Technology is taking steps to strengthen Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) to achieve scientific development and use it for the betterment of mankind.
STAFF REPORT ISB: In order to offer these superior quality services to everyone in the country, Warid has invited other networks’ users to become a part of Pakistan’s most reliable cellular service provider by switching their network to Warid through a very simple and easy method.
STAFF REPORT KHI: Nokia has recently launched the new Nokia Lumia 1520 and Nokia Lumia 1320, which are a marvel in imaging technology and brings the colourful Lumia experience on six-inch large displays.
STAFF REPORT IBD: The Islamia University of Bahawalpur has recently organized the 8th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM), which was attended by a large number of delegates from across the globe and young scientists from every corner of the country.
STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Bank of Pakistan(NBP) has been recognised once again for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) in collaboration with the UNEP at the CSR 6th International Summit.
STAFF REPORT ISB: Principals and experts from the Quality Enhancement Cells of universities have finalized the manual after incorporating suggestions and recommendations. Once approved by HEC authorities, the manual will be used as a tool for performance evaluation of colleges affiliated with
STAFF REPORT ISB: The management of Bahria University is striving hard to promote linkages with leading Universities and R&D Organizations of Pakistan for the purpose of achieving the vision and mission of Bahria University.
MANY WOULD agree that recycling not only affects the environment but it also makes the world a better place for plants and animals to live in. News studies have established that making new products from recycled materials means less manufacturing. And subsequently with the correct methods, we can have a comfortable and convenient life without the pollution. Recycling paper products can directly preserve a large number of trees that might otherwise be used to make new paper. According to statistics, recycling a ton of mixed paper or newspaper is equivalent to saving 12 trees. Given that the trees keep the surrounding environment clean by sucking up carbon dioxide from the air we breathe. Besides paper there are a huge quantity of glass bottles and plastic containers that make a major problem for cities and private companies who operate landfill operations. If not recycled effectively, these items would need more landfill sites which itself is a gigantic task especially in urban areas exposing the surrounding population to multiple health as well as environment problem…Read More
Fan Yun Jun is working as CEO of CMPak Limited (Zong). He has over 12 years of diverse experience in engineering and marketing. His last assignment with China Mobile was as Deputy General Manager at Beijing. He holds a PhD degree in engineering. Zong is China Mobile’s first venture outside of China and has attracted attention in the global cellular arena. In his recent detailed interview to the Technology Times, he spoke high about his company’s future roadmap as well as potential of innovations of Pakistani youth…Read More
CAMELINA IS a flowering plant of the Brassicaceae family. Botanical name of camelina is Camelina sativa L. It is known with many other names depending upon the area and language. Camelina is an English name of Camelina sativa (scientific name). It is also well known in English with many other names like gold-of-pleasure, false flax, sometimes wild flax, linseed dodder, German sesame, and Siberian oilseed. It is originated from Europe and Central Asian areas. Europe and North America grow this plant commercially for oil purpose. This plant is cultivated as oilseed crop in those areas of the world. It has been traditionally cultivated as an oilseed crop for the production of vegetable oil and animal feed since long time. It has also been shown by ample archeological evidence that it was cultivated in Europe for at least 3,000 years. From its historical study it has been revealed that it was being grown in different countries in different eras. It was being cultivated as a monoculture around the Rhine River in 600 BC and at that time a prevailing thought was that it spreads mainly by co-existing as a weed with flax monocultures. After that until 1940s it remained an important oil crop of the eastern and central Europe. Presently, it is being cultivated in some areas of the Eastern and Central Europe for the purpose of seed oil.
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امریکہ میں سائنسدان یہ جاننے کی کوشش کر رہے ہیں کہ آیا ایک کمپیوٹر پروگرام انسانوں کی طرح ’’کامن سینس‘‘ کا مظاہرہ کر سکتا ہے؟ اس سلسلے میں ایک کمپیوٹر پروگرام ۲۴ گھنٹے تصویروں کے تجزیوں کے ذریعے کامن سینس یا عقل سلیم سیکھنے کی کوشش کر رہا ہے۔ پروگرام کا مقصد یہ جاننا ہے کہ آیا کمپیوٹر اسی طرح سیکھ سکتا ہے جس طرح انسان سیکھتے ہیں اور کیا تصاویر کے ذریعے اسے بصری دنیا کو بہتر طور پر سمجھنے میں مدد ملے گی؟