Day: May 17, 2015

Need of science museums in Pakistan

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article image THE BIG difference between the scientist and the layman in their knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and technology attaches great handicap to Pakistan’s economic and cultural development, which inadequately meet by academia. In more economically advanced centers of world museums of science and technology have proven their efficiency significantly bridge this gap. Here the exhibits of scientific materials and their application to human use are easy to understand and…Read More

Museums – a cradle of inspiration

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article image MUSEUMS ARE lyceums where ancientism cuddles modernism. Science, art, mysticism, humanity, barbarians from ancient times, extinct species, spirituality, and the masses flock together to augment a community belonging from diverse backgrounds and constrain them to expand their eyeball for extreme visualization of grand panorama of mankind evolution since prehistoric time. These are common center of attraction for scientists, artists, children, students, historians, archeologists, engineers…Read More

Museums are fountain-head of knowledge: Akhter Javed

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article image Akhter Javed is a Product and Exhibition Design seasoned professional. He had headed Pakistan Museum of Natural History, as Director General. Presently he is President of Executive Board of ICOM-Pakistan. Akhter is assigned the task to re-establish the National Committee of ICOM in Pakistan. In an interview he shared his thoughts about importance of museums with Technology Times What is the importance of museums in enumerating the history and culture of a civilization and its…Read More

Message from Prof. Dr. Anne-Catherine Robert-Hauglustaine Director General of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)

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article image Greetings to museum colleagues of Pakistan on International Museum Day The International Council of Museums (ICOM) fosters international debate within the museum community to improve our work throughout the world, and established International Museum Day in 1977. It is a unique occasion for museums to promote activities and enjoyment in order to stir public awareness about the crucial role conferred to museums in today’s society. This interplay consists of a series of special…Read More

Renewable energy sources for electricity generation

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article image THE TERM renewable is applied for that resource which is naturally occurring and renewed after a short period of time. Renewable energy resources are defined as the naturally occurring energy resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat etc. These resources are also called as clean or green energy because they do not pollute the environment. Conventional energy resources such as oil, coal, and natural gas are effective driver of economic progress but at the same…Read More

The future of mobile health and ubiquitous computing

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Spells of modern technology have been converging from desktop era to hand-held paradigm. Provision of health services by using mobile devices is referred to as mobile health (mHealth) and making these facilities accessible everywhere, is a concept of ubiquitous computing. These days social media has become fast paced and an impeccable source of information. Application of information technology in healthcare systems can contribute in diagnoses, prescription, treatment, and monitoring…Read More

Kachnar – a versatile plant tree

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article image THE KACHNAR plant is botanically termed as Bauhinia Variegata. It is also known as orchid tree, camel’s foot tree, and mountain ebony. It is a flowering plant specie native to Indian subcontinent and other parts of Southeast Asia which belongs to Fabaceae family. It is widely distributed to China, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.. It is eye catching when it blooms because of its tempting fragrance and splendidness. Some of the brief facts about Kachnar plant are…Read More