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Applications open for Google’s Women Techmaker Program 2018

Applications open for Google’s Women Techmaker Program 2018

Google has opened applications for its Women Techmakers Program 2018. Formerly known as the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program —  it is open to women from countries all around the world, including Pakistan. Dr Borg was an American computer scientist who …Continue reading

LUMS student develops voice-enabled smart wheelchair

Pakistan’s reliance on imported smart wheelchairs may end soon as the first ever locally-manufactured product is set to enter the market. A student in the electrical engineering graduate program at Lahore University of Management Sciences’ (LUMS) Syed Babar Ali School of Science …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

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

Islamabad declaration vows to promote climate resilient sanitation technologies in South Asia

Members states of the South Asia Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) have vowed to establish baselines and targets related to water and sanitation for health (WASH) in accordance with sustainable development goals (SDGs). In a declaration signed at the end of the 7th …Continue reading

Two Pakistani startups among 12 winners of UN’s Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyle Challenge

Mohammed Saquib and Hassam Ud-din, two Pakistani innovators, have won the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge in energy efficiency and low carbon mobility categories, respectively. They will now receive a United Nations (UN) Environment grant worth US $10,000 each to support …Continue reading

Nine Pakistani innovators recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30 lists

Eight of the nine Pakistani innovators recognized by Forbes in its 30 under 30 lists for 2018 have made contributions in science and technology. These Pakistanis figure in lists prepared by Forbes in four of 13 categories in which innovators from across …Continue reading

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