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Pakistani teams win 2nd, 3rd positions in separate categories at Huawei ICT Competition

Pakistani teams win 2nd, 3rd positions in separate categories at Huawei ICT Competition

Both Pakistani teams participating in the final round of the Huawei Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Competition 2018 secured a place in the top three positions in two separate categories. The final round of the competition, held in Shenzhen, China, on May …Continue reading

NASA’s 21-year old data reveals new evidence of water plumes on Jupiter’s moon

In the early 1600’s Galileo Galilei made improvements to his telescope which then allowed him to discover four moons orbiting Jupiter. In 1997, a NASA spacecraft named after him was sent to orbit Jupiter and its moons, and get a closer look …Continue reading

Pakistan plans setting up indigenous satellites development facility this year

Pakistan plans to establish an indigenous facility for development of satellites in accordance with international space standards under its Annual Development Plan for 2018-19. The facility, to be called Pakistan Space Center, will have the capability to carry out manufacturing, testing, system-level …Continue reading

Mardan students display projects on renewable energy, waste treatment

Renewable energy, plastic recycling, and sewage treatment projects stood out at the two-day Mardan Science Festival that ended on Thursday. The festival attracted a huge gathering of around 15,000 visitors, including students, their parents and teachers from at least 280 government schools …Continue reading

AI reigns over day one of Google I/O conference

Google’s three-day annual developers conference has kicked off at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Before the conference started, the company had announced that it was rebranding its Google Research division to Google AI — a move that signaled Google’s future …Continue reading

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba acquires Daraz

China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, has entered the Pakistani retail market by fully acquiring Daraz, an online retail subsidiary of Germany-based Rocket Internet. The announcement was made through separate press statements released by both companies on Tuesday. “With the acquisition, Daraz will …Continue reading

To boost Big Data analytics, Pakistan now has a national center with 12 affiliated laboratories

Pakistan now has a National Center in Big Data and Cloud Computing (NCBC) that brings together 12 laboratories across 11 leading universities of the country working in fields ranging from medicine and agriculture to energy management and distribution. The PKR 1.5 billion …Continue reading

Mini-drones serving humanitarian purposes stand out at Faisalabad Science Festival

The series of science festivals underway in the country continued this week with the latest edition taking place in Faisalabad on Thursday, May 3. The two-day festival that ended today featured interactive displays and live experiments, some of which involved robotics, sensors …Continue reading

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