A giant super earth hiding in our solar system

The astronomer whose work helped kick Pluto out of the pantheon of planets says he has good reason to believe there’s an undiscovered planet bigger than Earth lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system.

That’s quite a claim, because Mike Brown of Caltech is no stranger to this part of our cosmic neighborhood. . . . → Read More: A giant super earth hiding in our solar system

Youtube back in Pakistan

After over three years of being told to ‘Surf Safely’, Internet users in the country were able to access the popular video-sharing website, YouTube, following orders from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) that the website be unblocked.

However, digital rights groups and other stakeholders, who had originally opposed the blocking of the website, still have . . . → Read More: Youtube back in Pakistan

The best moments in technology caught on camera this year

We collected the most mesmerizing short clips about emerging technology from MIT Technology Review stories during 2015.

By Antonio Regalado on December 30, 2015

The first 3-D printer able to squirt molten glass through a nozzle

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Suzuki mulling two new models for Pakistani market

By Zafar Bhutta

Pak Suzuki Motor Company (PSMC), the country’s largest carmaker, is planning to introduce two fresh variants in the local market, besides setting up a manufacturing plant for spare parts at a total investment of $430 million.

Under the new auto policy – which has been pending for quite . . . → Read More: Suzuki mulling two new models for Pakistani market

Russia aims for greater Internet control

Roscomnadzor, Russia’s state media and Internet watchdog, might soon be able to cease the registration of websites in the .ru and .рф domain zones without a mandatory court order. This would broaden the institution’s powers, allowing it to make websites unavailable not only for Russians, but also for users outside Russia.

Spokesperson for Roscomnadzor Vadim . . . → Read More: Russia aims for greater Internet control

The robot wars begin

World’s smartest young scientists and engineers show off their designs in Qatar for the 12th World Robot Olympiad.

From robot football to volcanic ash-mining robots, the Qatari capital has this weekend been hosting more than 3,000 young robot enthusiasts.

The students, from more than 45 countries, designed, built . . . → Read More: The robot wars begin

Allosaurus – Its mouth was bigger than we thought

You might call the Jurassic Period meat-eating dinosaur Allosaurus the ultimate big mouth.

A new study analyzing dinosaur jaw musculature found that this fearsome hunter that prowled North America about 150 million years ago was able to crank open its jaws between 79 and 92 degrees, wider than a right angle.

With a skull length . . . → Read More: Allosaurus – Its mouth was bigger than we thought

Technology Park feasibility by Korean bank

Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman Tuesday said that a Korean bank has started feasibility study for the state-of-the-art IT park in capital and by next year the contract signing and ground breaking ceremony of the project will take place.

Rahman, while addressing a workshop aimed at facilitating IT start-ups and entrepreneurs, said that . . . → Read More: Technology Park feasibility by Korean bank

USA’s Silicon Valley: China’s second largest ecommerce company makes inroads

JD.com, China’s second largest ecommerce company by sales behind leader Alibaba, on Monday announced the opening of its first U.S. office — a research and development center located in Silicon Valley. The focus is expected to be on cloud computing, mobile applications, and big-data infrastructure.

The news comes as rival Alibaba also makes an . . . → Read More: USA’s Silicon Valley: China’s second largest ecommerce company makes inroads

China wants world to reassess internet freedom

A Chinese official on Friday called on the United Nations to impose an international code of conduct on the Internet.

“It is highly necessary and pressing for the international community to jointly bring about an international code of conduct on cyberspace at an early date,” said Wang Qun, director-general of the Arms Control Department of . . . → Read More: China wants world to reassess internet freedom