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

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

Three Pakistanis get Queen’s Young Leaders Awards

Three Pakistanis received the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. Mahnoor Syed, Haroon Yasin and Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi were presented with medals by Queen Elizabeth II for their outstanding contributions to their community. The Queen’s Young Leaders Award celebrates …Continue reading

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

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

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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