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Pak-US S&T cooperation offer researchers funding up to $500,000

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HEC: Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program is currently accepting applications for a three year of collaborative research grants. Through this grant, research students can receive funding of up to $500,000. The project is managed by the National Academy of Sciences in the U.S. and by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. It is designed to increase cooperation between Pakistani scientists and institutions with their counterparts in the United States. The program…Read More

HOW TO PREPARE FOR NEXT EARTHQUAKE

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By Sidra Saif A large earthquake my jolt Pakistani land in near future. According to media reports the Director General of Pakistan Geological Survey, Dr Imran Ahmed Khan informed the Standing Committee on Petroleum, that an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 or higher may hit Pakistan in near future. Another report published by National Institute of Disaster Management, Mumbai, India reveals that due to large activities of Himalaya North plates and Indo-Burmese plates an earthquake of 8.2…Read More

DTH (Direct-To-Home) Too Little Too Late

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Direct-to-home is simply high definition digital TV at our door step. Why most of us never heard of it? Because PEMRA didn’t think it was right time to auction out licenses of a technology that is being used by millions of users in the region. DTH would mean high quality international entertainment channels at our doorstep. Now if we look at the possible DTH deployment in Pakistan picture looks pretty dark. Local cable providers not only provide low quality cable services which is…Read More

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Protect Soil to "Protect Agriculture"

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article image A plant is standing with full courage and phenotypically looks healthy, the reason behind this is what, that is soil, which support the plants. It stands so strongly that a strong flood will lose its velocity of speed just because of those plants that are supported by soil. The unconsolidated material or upper layer of earth where nutrients are present known as soil. Soil provides physical support to the plants. It is complex mixture of minerals such as water (25%), air (25%),…Read More

Pakistan needs more post doc to promote research culture

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article image POST DOCTORATE (post doc) is a research position after completion of PhD, in which researcher work independently on scientific/technical problem. During PhD, the researchers have to work under any competent supervisor to complete his/her research project but in post doc either he work independently or under any principal investigator (PI). Pakistan is a country with close to 200 million population and with over 160 public and private universities. There are also number of research institutes…Read More

Quality research vital to ensure national progress

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The high class research being carried out in Pakistani research institutes is drastically helping in minimizing the scientific void between developed and developing countries, said Dr Joseph Niemela, Director Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (AS-ICTP), while addressing the International Scientific Spring (ISS)-2016. Dr Niemela, a US national who hails from Italy, said that he is very much hopeful about the scientific research scenario of…Read More

PTCL, ZTE collaborate to set up joint innovation centre

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: PTCL has signed a strategic MoU with ZTE Corporation for setting up a Joint Innovation Center (JIC) on Big Video in Pakistan. The JIC is a key initiative of both the companies for Smart TV development, empowering PTCL to provide high quality video services to customers on TV and mobile devices. The JIC, first of its kind in big video services in Pakistan, will allow both PTCL and ZTE to share resources, exchange knowledge and tap into the potential of the latest…Read More

Tapeworm: A threat to human health and its prevention

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article image What is worm? "Any of numerous long, slender, soft-bodied, legless, bilaterally symmetrical invertebrates is known as worm". There are different kinds of worms like flat worms, roundworms, tapeworms. Among these, tapeworms are of great medical importance because tapeworms are the worms which transfer most from livestock to humans so having great zoonotic importance. Tapeworms are given such a name because of their tape like structure. Their body is divided into different…Read More

UET, Chinese firm to work in energy sector

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Energy Research and Development and Chinese Zonergy Company have signed an agreement for a mutual collaboration for development of energy solutions and technologies in Pakistan. The MoU was signed which is within the domain of mutual expertise and is needed for Pakistan. The MoU will initiate further collaboration for the projects of mutual interest. Under the agreement, Zonergy will train 10 engineers form the…Read More

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ASU, universities partner to power Pakistans future

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Arizona State University (ASU) has welcomed 24 exchange graduate students, the first cohort in a partnership with leading Pakistani engineering universities dedicated to researching and developing solutions for Pakistan’s energy needs. Led by ASU, the US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) is a collaboration sponsored by USAID and Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission. An $18 million award supports the project - the largest ASU has…Read More