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Peshawar Team Set to Attend International Synthetic Biology Contest

Peshawar Team Set to Attend International Synthetic Biology Contest

A team of undergraduate students from Pakistan will be competing in the International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition (iGEM) 2017. The event will be held between November 9 and November 13 in the United States. Supported by the Directorate of Science and Technology …Continue reading

MakerFest 2017 Concludes

MakerFest ‘17, a festival for the promotion of technology, creativity, innovation and invention, was held on Saturday at Arfa Software Technology Park. The event was organized by Information Technology University (ITU) in collaboration with PlanX and DIY Geeks. This is the first …Continue reading

Pakistani Scientists Develop Low-Cost Skin Substitute to Heal Deep Burn Wounds

A team of Pakistani scientists has developed a low-cost nanoparticle that can heal burned skin and chronic ulcer wounds. Dr Muhammad Yar and his team at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM) at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) have …Continue reading

Dolphins, Technology and the Indus River

Madiha and Mujtaba’s parents were anxious. Both their children were blind and depressed. The couple felt that their children needed motivation so that they did not spend their lives consumed by their disability. The parents found a unique way for the children …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

Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waves Win Nobel Prize in Physics

A hundred years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves. These waves were detected for the first time on September 14, 2015. The scientists who led the effort have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. The Royal Swedish Academy …Continue reading

ITU Scientometrics Lab Director Wins Global Award

Dr Saeed Ul Hassan, the director of Scientometrics Lab at Information Technology University, has won the Global Eugene Garfield Honorable Mention Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis. The award is given out by Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business …Continue reading

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