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The 360-Degree Selfie

Seasonal changes to vegetation fascinate Koen Hufkens. So last fall Hufkens, an ecological researcher at Harvard, devised a system to continuously broadcast images from a Massachusetts forest to a website called VirtualForest.io. And because he used a camera that creates 360° pictures, …Continue reading

Data Science Lab Director Awarded World Bank Grant

Information Technology University (ITU) faculty member and Data Science Lab Director Dr Faisal Kamiran has won a World Bank innovation award for his research on the identification of hotspots for harassment of women in public transport. His team has been awarded $100,000 …Continue reading

Dubai Police Keen to Collaborate With PITB on Technology-Based Police Reforms

Dubai Metropolitan Police has expressed interest in Punjab Information Technology Board’s (PITB) crime mapping and integrated criminal records office systems, which have modus operandi-based search capabilities and an automated human resource management system that offers complete electronic records of profiles and posting …Continue reading

A More Realistic Augmented Reality

Avegant’s developing an augmented-reality headset that it says uses light-field technology and can be easily manufactured. There are still just a few companies showing off augmented-reality headsets that do a good job blending digital imagery with the real world, among them Microsoft’s …Continue reading

717MW Power to Be Added Into the National Grid

717MW of electricity have been injected into the national grid with the inauguration of the Bhikki Power Plant near Sheikhupura. A steam turbine is expected to be added in November which will bring the total output of the powerplant to 1180MW. The …Continue reading

PITB and PSX to Assist Startups in Raising Investment

Dr. Umar Saif, Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), and Nadeem Naqvi, Managing Director at Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Karachi, have signed an MOU to facilitate entrepreneurs in raising investment for their startups. The foundation to this partnership was …Continue reading

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