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

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

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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

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

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

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Protect Soil to "Protect Agriculture"

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%),

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Pakistan needs more post doc to promote research culture

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

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PTCL, ZTE collaborate to set up joint innovation centre

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

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Quality research vital to ensure national progress

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

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Tapeworm: A threat to human health and its prevention

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

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