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Google launches an online tool to help reduce carbon emissions

Google launches an online tool to help reduce carbon emissions

Google has introduced a new feature that helps city planners get access to the carbon footprint of all buildings, cars and subway rides in a city. An online tool, the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE), has been developed in partnership with an international …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

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

Scientists are developing nanoparticle vaccine effective against influenza virus

American and Chinese scientists have developed a new double layered nanoparticle vaccine which shows strong potential for combating influenza viruses. These findings were recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, from a research which was a collaborative …Continue reading

Longest ‘blood moon’ eclipse of the century to take place tonight

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century will take place on Friday, July 27, 2018 and will be visible into the morning of July 28. A lunar eclipse takes place when the moon lines up perfectly with the Earth and …Continue reading

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