Day: January 7, 2016

Efficient, safe transport system key to development: Experts

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article image ISLAMABAD: Experts at a national conference have unanimously agreed that the provision of a decent, efficient, safe and affordable public transport system is a key to development and can have a positive effect on the people’s life and the emissions particularly GHG can be cut down significantly if vehicle technology is upgraded according to the set policy. The two-day conference titled "Paving the Way for Sustainable Transport in Pakistan" has recently been held in…Read More

Pakistani scientist couple leads the way with underwater drones in Australia

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article image Just when we got used to the sight of drones in the sky, capturing stunning aerial views, it’s time to get a grasp on a new idea -- drones underwater. Like its airborne cousin, an underwater drone is released to fulfil a mission on its own. It follows a pre-programmed path, captures images and other data, and delivers them back to base. Intelligent aquatic drones could even make autonomous decisions, like changing course to avoid obstacles, or identifying areas of particular…Read More

Scientific thought is the key to self-reliance

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article image The Muslim world seems hypnotized by the advancement of the West and has surrendered to the former’s intellectual success believing of being mentally inferior. This very situation can be observed at every level of our societies. I remember an event from my school time when I understood the principle of gyroscope from a science book and tried to explain it to my friend who seemed very much impressed by the huge and complicated Gyroscopes installed on large ships. A Gyroscope is a device…Read More

Environmental Science vs Three Idiots

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article image Thousands of years ago, there were three friends named Physics, Chemistry and Biology who were sitting under the Neem Tree of Thar. All three were silent and were deep-thinking about something. Physics used to look up to the tree and was very interested in investigating the nature and its interaction with matter and energy. Chemistry would look down in to the earth and was very fond of analyzing the chemicals present in the natural earth. Biology often looked straight and was crazy for…Read More

E-Judiciary-modernizing judiciary with technology

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article image "The future of law is not to be found in impressive buildings or leather bound books but in small pieces of silicon; in streams of light; and in millions of miles of wires and cable." - Katsh Technological developments in the meadow of information and communication technology (ICT) and introduction of computers have made a turning point in the history of human civilization. It has brought about a change of tack in all fields of human activity and has resulted in enhanced…Read More

Why conventional agriculture should be banned!

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article image Conventional farming, also known as industrial agriculture, is defined as methods of farming in which include the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides and genetically modified organisms. When chemicals were first introduced in farming, everyone wonder at what they could do. Yields were dramatically increased. In the beginning, the soil was so healthy that any damage done by chemical fertilizers was insignificant, and pests had yet to advance resistance to the…Read More

Spectacular feat of Pakistan in World Merits world contest

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article image World Merit is a global network of young global citizens. They offer opportunities for people who deserve them and aim to build confidence and skills and have the upcoming generation raise their aspirations to reaching their full potential and tackling global issues together. This year, the World Merit organized an international competition/ international challenge. The theme of the competition was "I am a Mover, Shaker and Change-maker". Engr. Muhammad Zakir Shaikh; Research…Read More

Wrong priorities, this time again!

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According to the US Energy Information Administration estimates, Pakistan keeps huge deposits of shale gas and shale oil. If these reserves are tapped effectively it can last for about 50-70 years and save precious foreign exchange of over $15 billion being consumed in shape of annual oil import, thus eliminating the trade deficit. The energy-starved Pakistan, though, is making efforts to overcome power and gas shortage, yet the root cause are the wrong priorities by official authorities. The…Read More

AUCTION OF 3G/4G SPECTRUM STILL HANGS IN BALANCE

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The auction for next generation network spectrum (3G/4G) hangs in the balance, as InterConnect Communication, the consultant hired for the auction, has reportedly painted a gloomy picture of market readiness. According to an official in PTA, the consultant has completed the market assessment after holding a series of meetings with various stakeholders, including telecom operators in the country. After extensive exercise, the consultant has drafted a report and submitted…Read More