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Israeli researchers transform human waste into household fuel

Israeli researchers transform human waste into household fuel

Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University (BGU) in Israel have come up with a process of using hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) to convert human waste into hydrochar: a safe, reusable biomass fuel resembling charcoal. Their research was published in the Journal of Cleaner Production …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

University of British Columbia researchers invent energy-saving smart windows

Chemistry researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) have come up with a cost-effective technique for making smart windows that self-tint in response to an electrical current. These electrochromic windows can help reduce energy consumption in buildings, says a paper published …Continue reading

Pakistani Startup’s Energy-Efficient Housing Design Awarded by UN

Pakistani innovators in the field of clean technology recognised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) this year include a startup that has developed an innovative design for low-cost, energy-efficient housing. The startup, named Modulus Tech, uses clean technologies and promises …Continue reading

Seven Coal Research Labs Inaugurated at Punjab University

Seven state-of-the-art laboratories for research in coal technology, energy and environment engineering were inaugurated on Wednesday by Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani at Punjab University (PU) Centre for Coal Technology. The laboratories have been built at a cost …Continue reading

12 Years After the October Earthquake, Is Pakistan Prepared to Handle Another ‘Big One’?

Pakistan sits on top of three tectonic plates that are very slowly colliding into one another. The eastern half of the country lies on the edge of the Indian plate while the western half lies on the Eurasian plate. The southwestern part (at …Continue reading

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