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Booming Lagos, Smart City

For Lagos, Nigeria, Africa’s biggest city, any push to become a smart city will have to adapt to constant—and often unplanned—growth. Its challenges are epic. The United Nations predicts that Lagos’s population—which the U.N. estimates at 12.6 million today, though other estimates …Continue reading

My Life, Logged

always knew I was short, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized exactly how short. That’s because I’ve been trying a couple of life-logging devices—gadgets that clip to my shirt or hang around my neck, automatically taking photos of the world …Continue reading

Freelancers Set to Throng Arfa Tech Park for National Convention on March 28th

The National Freelancing Convention (NFC) will take place at Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore on the 28th March, 2017. The day-long event will incorporate four sessions and six meetups running parallel. These will showcase more than 150 bloggers, co-working spaces, fin-tech companies, …Continue reading

Is a permanent cure for diabetes on the cards?

Doctors from the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) have, during clinical trials, successfully cured a patient with Type 1 diabetes using a new method of injecting islet cells into a patient. It has now been confirmed that the patient no …Continue reading

Applying Formal Methods to Ensure Accurate and Reliable Engineering Systems

These days hardware and software systems are progressively being used in safety-critical domains, such as automated transportation networks and electronic military and medicine equipment. This makes the accuracy of their analysis of vital importance since an uncaught system bug can endanger human …Continue reading

Applications Open for Global Competition in Clean Technology

A competition under the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) has now opened applications for 2017. GCIP is a joint initiative of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). This is the world’s largest clean technology competition …Continue reading