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The 360-Degree Selfie

Seasonal changes to vegetation fascinate Koen Hufkens. So last fall Hufkens, an ecological researcher at Harvard, devised a system to continuously broadcast images from a Massachusetts forest to a website called VirtualForest.io. And because he used a camera that creates 360° pictures, …Continue reading

Are Electric Airplanes Finally About to Take Off?

Fasten your seat belts, ensure tables are stowed—and check the batteries for charge. At least, that’s what the preflight checklist might be for a pair of plucky new startups promising to build passenger electric airplanes inside a decade. Zunum Aero, backed by …Continue reading

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Self-Driving and Electric Cars Are Going to Have Tons of Strange Effects on Society

Autonomy and electrification will have bigger impacts on the world than you might expect. Electric cars will be good for the planet and autonomous vehicles will reduce the number of road accidents. That much we know. But what other impacts will the …Continue reading

Supercomputer Simulation Offers Peek at the Future of Quantum Computers

To find out whether quantum computers will work properly, scientists must simulate them on a classical computer. Now a record-breaking experiment has simulated the largest quantum computer yet. Computer scientists have a name for the point at which quantum computers become more …Continue reading

AI’s Research Rut

When you picture AI, what do you see? A humanoid robot? When you think about a real-world application of AI, what comes to mind? Probably autonomous driving. When you think about the technical details of AI, what approach do you name? I’m …Continue reading

Connecting the Unconnected

A spotlight on Pakistan’s telecom sector in the backdrop of smart cities. With a teledensity of 71 percent, 133 million mobile subscribers and 31.8 million mobile broadband (MBB) subscribers, Pakistan ranks sixth in the top ten smartphone markets for growth potential. This …Continue reading

All You Need to Know About the Punjab IT Policy

The Punjab Information Technology (IT) policy draft is not just about IT. Rather, it aspires to be about governance in the age of IT. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has held a public consultation on the draft and is now revising …Continue reading

شہری انتظام کیلئے جدید مگر سستی ٹیکنالوجی کی ضرورت

پوری دنیا میں پھیلے ہوئے شہر، خواہ وہ امیر ہوں یا غریب، جدیدٹیکنالوجی کو پوری طرح سے اختیار کرنے کی کوششوں میں مصروف ہیں۔ ان شہروں میں بڑھتے ہوئے چیلنجز کا مقابلہ کرنے کیلئے موبائل ایپلی کیشنز، سینسرز اور دیگر ٹیکنالوجیز میدان میں آگئی ہیں ۔

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