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Natalya Bailey

Natalya Bailey, 31 Accion Systems Natalya Bailey helped develop a way to propel satellites as small as a shoebox or as big as a refrigerator using engines about the size of a dime. It’s based on so-called electrospray propulsion—the idea of using …Continue reading

Jonas Cleveland

Jonas Cleveland, 31 COSY Robotics Jonas Cleveland thinks shopping robots will not only be picking goods off the shelves at massive warehouses but roaming the aisles at local businesses, grabbing products for online orders in stores that are also full of human …Continue reading

Hera Hussain

Hera Hussain is empowering women around the world via a simple combination of social and technological innovation: enlisting volunteers to crowdsource multilingual online guides covering topics like how to build a domestic-abuse case without a lawyer, or how to identify psychological manipulation. …Continue reading

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The great Karachi heat trap

The emergency ward at Karachi’s Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) was full to capacity when Abida Noor, a resident of Gulistan-i-Rafi Colony in Malir Town, took her younger daughter Kulsoom there for treatment in June 2015. Temperatures in the coastal city had …Continue reading

Bacteria becoming resistant to alcohol-based disinfectants, study finds

For a long time, alcohol-based handwashes and sanitizers have been a key way to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, a recent study at the University of Melbourne, Australia has found superbugs that are becoming increasingly resistant to alcohol-based handwashes. The study,  published in …Continue reading

Eliminating the Human

I have a theory that much recent tech development and innovation over the last decade or so has an unspoken overarching agenda. It has been about creating the possibility of a world with less human interaction. This tendency is, I suspect, not …Continue reading

SynBio takes centerstage

Dr Faisal Khan is the founding director of the Institute of Integrative Biosciences at CECOS University, Peshawar. He completed his doctoral studies on the intersection of Cell Biology and Systems Biology at the University of Oxford, where he was a member of …Continue reading

The perils of drinking water

Safe drinking water is a basic human right. Goal six of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) states that universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water should be provided for all by the year 2030. However, in …Continue reading