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Pakistan plans setting up indigenous satellites development facility this year

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

Nawabshah may have experienced hottest April temperature ever recorded on Earth

While it is just the beginning of the summer season, the country has already started witnessing record-breaking temperatures. On Monday, April 30, the highest temperature in the city of Nawabshah in Sindh was recorded at 50.2 degree Celsius. According to Etienne Kapikian, …Continue reading

With its first ever science festival, Swat begins to benefit from peace dividends

A two-day science festival for school children is underway in Saidu Sharif, Swat. The aim of the festival is to ignite a spark for science and discovery among students of the region, and to promote better quality of learning available in government …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

Working to ensure integrity of important elections this year, says Facebook CEO

During the first of his two Congressional hearings on data privacy and disinformation concerns regarding the popular social media platform, Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg assured United States Senators that he is working with his team to ensure the integrity of …Continue reading

Hubble space telescope captures image of most distant star ever detected

The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a star roughly nine billion light years away from Earth, using a phenomenon called gravitational lensing.  The blue supergiant, named MACS J1149 Lensed Star 1 (LS1) and also known as Icarus, is …Continue reading