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‘Father of the internet’ dismayed over current state of his creation

‘Father of the internet’ dismayed over current state of his creation

In an interview with Reuters, father of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee expressed disappointment over the state of his creation. He was particularly concerned by the abuse of personal data by Silicon Valley corporations like Google and Facebook, and the ease …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

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