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Reminisces of an earthquake when breaking news backfire

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Public memory is short. Twelve years (October 8, 2005) is not too long a time to forget the devastating earthquake that struck Pakistan’s northern areas and Islamabad with its catastrophic fallout obliterating life and property and gearing NGOs, national and international governments to play their respective roles in relief measures. It is sharing with our […]…Read More

INSC breaking isolation of scientists in developing countries

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article image Ahsan Jamil NOBLE LAUREATE Prof Dr Abdul Salam originated splendid idea of bringing scientists from developing and developed countries at a podium to break their isolation and provide them with an opportunity to interact with their peers. This led to the formation of International Nathiagali Summer College (INSC)’ in 1976. Since then, Summer Science College is organized every year in Nathiagali’ under the auspices of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). The Summer…Read More

Facebook launches FB Techwire to help journalists find breaking tech news

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article image The goal of FB Techwire is to aid in the discovery of original content including breaking news, first-person analysis, photos and videos for journalists that care about and cover tech," Facebook said "With every breaking tech story, debate, launch or event we will find, verify and share the most relevant and high-value content to the tech community on Facebook in real time." The amount of newsworthy content shared at the worlds leading social network is climbing, and…Read More

Breaking the Analog Barrier

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article image "It’s an analog world", this reality has always been a point of consideration when designing embedded systems. Since the data we process is done in the forms of binary 0’s and 1’s, working with components which provide analog data or respond to analog signals is a topic of study for system designers. The contribution of digital controllers to the analog world is enormous, from applications in the home such as speed regulation of fans to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems…Read More

Ship-breaking activities impacting environment

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan still does not have any defined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to deal with hazardous wastes and other materials retrieved from ships. To make matters worse, hazardous waste from ship-breaking activity has been accumulating over the years in Gadhani. Pakistan is faced with an urgent need to recognize ship-breaking as an industry and develop a coherent environment-friendly ship-recycling strategy. This was highlighted at a seminar on "Sustainable…Read More

Ground breaking of 50MW wind farm held

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The ground breaking ceremony of 50 MW Three Gorges Wind Farm, being established in Jhimpir, Sindh, has recently been held, that would help in minimizing the loadshedding in the country.Water and Power Minister Naveed Qamar performed the ceremony. In his remarks on the occasion, he said that the government is facilitating the investors interested in wind power generation through an attractive policy.The Three Gorges’ company is not only investing in wind power projects but…Read More