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First Sighting of Killer Whales in Pakistan

First Sighting of Killer Whales in Pakistan

A pod of three killer whales, also known as Orcinus orca, was spotted feeding on a school of queenfish about 50 km southwest of Churna Island on Monday. A WWF-Pakistan trained fisherman was able to record the movements of the whales on …Continue reading

Pakistan’s First-Ever ICTD Conference Explores Solutions to Pressing Development Needs

More than 200 researchers and academics from leading universities across the globe attended the 9th edition of the Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) 2017 in Lahore from November 16 to 19. The international conference was held in Pakistan for the …Continue reading

Meet Ross 128 B: The Newest Life-Sustaining Planet Discovered by NASA

Astronomers have discovered a new planet which may be the best candidate to support life found in the course of space exploration so far. Known as Ross 128b, it was discovered by an planet-finding instrument attached to the European Southern Observatory’s 3.6-metre …Continue reading

Boeing and Dubai May Collaborate on Autonomous Air Taxi

Flying taxis, once the stuff of science fiction and animated sitcoms like ‘The Jetsons’, now seems poised to take off in the next few years. Dubai has set its sight on introducing futuristic flying taxis in the desert metropolis. Aircraft manufacturing giant …Continue reading

Asia-Pacific Region Is Home to Most of the World’s Undernourished People: FAO

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that the Asia-Pacific region which is “home to most of the world’s undernourished people” needs to undertake urgent action to tackle malnutrition and promote consumption of healthier foods. According to the UN …Continue reading

2017 One of the Three Hottest Years on Record: World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization has listed 2017 among the three hottest years on record. In the WMO’s Statement on the State of the Climate released at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Germany, scientists have said that 2016 remains the …Continue reading

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

Particle Physics Aids Visualization of Unexplored Spaces in the Great Pyramid of Giza

Scientists with the ScanPyramids project claim to have discovered a large void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza using cosmic cameras that use high-energy particles, called muons, to see through stone. The results were published in  Nature, an international science journal, on …Continue reading

Technology Festival ‘The MIX’ to Open on November 11

A two-day festival, titled The MIX, will be held at Alhamra Cultural Arts Complex in Gaddafi Stadium between November 11 and November 12. Organised by the Punjab Information Technology Board, the festival hopes to engage the public on technology and its far-reaching …Continue reading

Microsoft’s ‘Technology for Good’ Initiative Launched in Pakistan

Microsoft has launched its “Technology for Good” program in Pakistan. The multinational provides technology solutions to non-government organisations and philanthropies under the program. “The aim of the initiative is to remove technology barriers faced by the social sector and enable organisations working …Continue reading