Pakistan’s associate membership to CERN

By Hasan Ehtisham

Pakistan has reached a remarkable milestone in scientific research by becoming an associate member of the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN). Pakistan is the first Asian country that became an associate member. Geneva-based CERN is world’s leading physics research centre that was founded in 1953 by twelve European nations. It leads . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s associate membership to CERN

Transformers are here… for real

Harvard scientists have built the world’s first working Transformer robot, inspired by the ancient Japanese paper-folding art of origami.

The alien robots that feature in the Transformer movies conceal their true nature by taking on the form of cars and trucks. The scientists’ robot has yet to reach that level of technical deception and disguises itself – . . . → Read More: Transformers are here… for real

Health care to benefit from Google technology

Google announced on Tuesday a partnership with the European drug maker Novartis to develop a smart contact lens with the potential to monitor the wearer’s blood sugar levels.

The agreement is among recent moves into the health care sector by technology giants including Apple and Samsung as they . . . → Read More: Health care to benefit from Google technology

Mars Curiosity Rover heads for the promised land

When the Curiosity rover set out last July on its much-anticipated drive to the Mars mission’s ultimate destination — the three-mile-high science prize called Mount Sharp — everyone knew the going might get rough. The terrain ahead was more rugged than anything experienced before, and the winter nighttime temperatures regularly plunged to 120 . . . → Read More: Mars Curiosity Rover heads for the promised land

Revolutionizing the car industry, Google does it best

GOOGLE are set to revolutionise the motor industry with the launch of a driverless car that has no steering wheel, gear stick or pedals.

The smart car uses lasers, sensors, cameras and mapping software to chauffeur you to your ­destination, avoiding crashes along the way.

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Technology for the betterment of society

By Dr Umar Saif

For many citizens of Pakistan, interacting with the government for even the most basic facilities, such as obtaining a domicile, registering a property or acquiring a driving licencebecomes a difficult process fraught with uncertainty, corruption and bribery. The rigidity of government processes and lack of monitoring within . . . → Read More: Technology for the betterment of society

All tech products in china to clear security review first

China will give a cyber security review to keep national security and protect public interest, the State Internet Information Office said on Thursday.

The review will target IT products, services and suppliers of information systems related to national security and public interest, according to a statment from the office.

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Facebook data insecure – Snowden

Journalist Glenn Greenwald released a bunch of new documents from “the Snowden archive” today to coincide with the publication of his book No Place To Hide. Those documents include a presentation from Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) about obtaining user data from Facebook.

The presentation is titled, “Exploiting Facebook traffic in the passive environment . . . → Read More: Facebook data insecure – Snowden

Facebook unites mother and daughter separated 23 years ago

For 23 years, Mother’s Day was a holiday full of questions for Colette Brasseur. This Sunday will be different.

That’s because this year marks the first Mother’s Day since Brasseur reconnected with the daughter she gave up for adoption in 1991.

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