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Small scale gas turbine jet engine developed indigenously

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article image Most of us would have surely seen supersonic jets cruising in the high skies with speeds greater than the speed of sound. Their terrifying sound and excellent maneuverability have always fascinated us but the question which provoked my curiosity since childhood was that what those covert forces are which enable this magnificent flight. Flying like birds have been a very old dream of mankind which became a reality when we understood the basic forces of nature like lift, drag and…Read More

Less developed areas a priority: HEC chief

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmad has said that many educational projects in the less developed areas have been initiated with the spirit to enlarge the scope of higher education in the country. He said that recently 50 development projects with the support of present government in Sindh, Balochistan, Fata and AJK have been initiated to provide educational opportunities to the students within the country and those achieving higher education…Read More

Developed countries must extend their support to vulnerable nations in climate change perspective: Mushahidullah

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article image Staff Report ISB: A National Consultative Workshop on environment and climate change was held on Wednesday. It was organized by Ministry of Climate Change and Global Environment Facility (GEF), a partnership for international cooperation to address global environmental issues. Mushahidullah Khan, Minister for Climate Change, expressed his grievances about developed industrial countries due to their non-concern about global warming and climate change impacts and skimpy attitude in…Read More

Developed countries must extend their support to vulnerable nations in climate change perspective, Mushahidullah Khan

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article image SIDRA SAIF ISD: A National Consultative Workshop on environment and climate change was held on Wednesday. It was organized by Ministry of Climate Change and Global Environment Facility (GEF), a partnership for international cooperation to address global environmental issues. Mushahidullah Khan, Minister for Climate Change, expressed his grievances about developed industrial countries due to their non-concern about global warming and climate change impacts and skimpy attitude in assisting…Read More

Public safety devices developed by AIOU students showcased at an exhibition

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article image Staff Report ISD:Public safety devices developed by the students of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Islamabad were put to display in an exhibition held recently which was inaugurated by the AIOU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui.The devicesprovide safety network against theft, robbery, accident, gas leakage and sudden break out of fire, said an official. The projects showcased at the exhibition included micro-controlled basedsystemsto detect toxic gas, vehicle accident, security…Read More

DNA barcode developed to identify halophytes

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistani scientists have developed a "genetic barcode" system which could be used for accurate and quick identification of medicinally important halophytes (salt tolerant plants) across the world. The scientists from the Dr A Q Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE) at Karachi University have collected different species of genus, Suaeda or Sea Blite commonly found in Asia.They also gathered different samples from across Pakistan and…Read More

Mobile app developed to plan public bus trip

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A group of students have successfully developed a mobile application that would enable citizens to access public transport information, including a route planner and the estimated time of arrival (ETA) of buses. Called Travly’, the free android app aims to offer public transport commuters access to information about the closest bus stop, which buses to board to go to a particular destination and the bus schedule. "The inspiration for the app came from having…Read More

Systems being developed to resolve smart-grid signals tech issues

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Ministry of ITandT is in the process of developing a system to address various issues present in smart grid communication technologies. A project has already been launched to achieve the purpose which presents a simple form of cooperative communication technique, known as Opportunistic Large Array (OLA), as a potential candidate for smart grid communications. The principal investigator organization for the project, costing Rs. 7.42 million, is School of Electrical…Read More

Pakistan sets track to ensure developed software industry

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced the funding of 60 technology companies from universities in order to address the immediate needs of IT industry in Pakistan. HEC Chairman Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed revealed this funding at a recently organized event in Islamabad as part of the Software Freedom Day (SFD) celebrations across the country. Purpose of this celebration was to educate the worldwide public about the benefits of using high quality Free and Open…Read More

GIS-based soil, water analysis developed in Punjab

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Enterprise level GIS-based system for soil and water analysis of 114 tehsils of Punjab has been developed by the Soil Fertility Research Institute Lahore. This was briefed to Secretary Agriculture Punjab Dr. Ijaz Muneer during his recent visit to the Soil Fertility Research Institute. Syed Haider Iqbal, Additional Secretary Agriculture (Task Force), Dr. Shehzada Munawar Mehdi, Director Soil Fertility Research Institute, Ch. Irshad Director Water Management…Read More