Global Editions

News & Analysis articles

7 New Earth-Like Planets Discovered

7 New Earth-Like Planets Discovered

A record breaking number of new Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star in a nearby solar system have been discovered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In a press release on February 22, 2017, NASA has said that all …Continue reading

Two Wind Power Plants to Become Operational in Sindh by End of Year

Two wind power plants containing 33 wind turbines each are set to be installed in Sindh by the end of the year. The power plants will have the capacity to produce 99 megawatts (MW) electricity altogether and will be capable of providing …Continue reading

Barnes & Noble Announces the Salam Award for Pakistani Science Fiction

Barnes & Noble, the largest retail bookseller in the United States, has announced the “The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction” to promote science fiction writing in Pakistan. The award is named after Mohammad Abdus Salam, a Pakistani theoretical physicist and the first …Continue reading

Pakistani Cleantech Startup Wins Global Award

A Pakistani startup has won an award in the “Waste to Energy” category at a global competition for innovators of clean technology. The competition was held in Silicon Valley on 9th February, 2017 during Cleantech Week in San Francisco. Innovators and entrepreneurs …Continue reading

UNESCO Recognizes Pakistan’s Falconry Cultural Heritage

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Pakistan’s falconry cultural heritage to the representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. According to the APP, this move aims to further safeguard the living heritage of falconry in …Continue reading

A More Efficient Way of Solving Civic Problems Using Technology

There is a large open manhole on the road leading to your home. The pungent smell of the toxic sewer gases being released from it makes you want to avoid that area as much as possible. What do you do now? You …Continue reading

Social Media Toolkit, Campus News Portal and Coursework Assistance Startups Win at Momentum Tech

SocialChamp, a startup providing social media management tools, was declared the winner of a startup pitch competition held at the two-day Momentum Conference in Karachi this week. The first runner up was CampusFeed. It offers an online platform to college and university …Continue reading

Remembering Salam – the Man and the Physicist

Theoretical Physicist Michael Duff reminisces about his experience as a student of Pakistan’s first Nobel laureate Abdus Salam at Imperial College of London. Professor Abdus Salam had been a firm believer in the notion that rather than relying on technology transfer from …Continue reading

Orient Smart Devices Comes out on Top at Pakistan Mobile App Awards

Smart Devices from BlueEast Pvt. Ltd., the technology wing of Orient Electronics, has won first place and Rs. 300,000 in cash money in the Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016 for their home automation product which also serves as a disability application for …Continue reading

Top