Posts tagged “Science

Pakistani student bags gold medal in International IT contest

A Pakistani student from Balochistan province has bagged gold medal in an international contest held in Turkmenistan defeating all the participants from Germany, Canada, Russia, England, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka behind.

Ubaidullah, son of Haji Talib Din, a rice trader, is a class ninth student of Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges, Quetta has bagged a gold medal from the International Computer Project Olympiad (ICPO) held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, said a press release.

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Pakistan among top 10 nations with Young Academy

Pakistan is among the top 10 nations which have academy for promoting science and technology in the country and is working as a platforum for guidance of young.
researchers from all science disciplines under the supervision of senior scientists National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS), Pakistan was established in 2009.
The basic aim of NAYS is to give awareness to people about science and give its maximum benefits to the people. The first national young academy was established in Germany with name Die Junge Akademie (the Young Academy), this was followed by establishment of young academy in Netherlands in 2005.

Talking to APP, President NAYS, Aftab Ahmed said idea of Young Academy Movement started and many nations were trying to have their National young academies. He said, now the Global Young Academy was also being established and its first general assembly meeting had been held in March 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

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Six Pakistani universities among top Asian universities: QS Ranking-2012

Investment in higher education in Pakistan continues to reap dividends.
According to QS World Universities Rankings 2012, 6 Universities of Pakistan have won its place in the list of top 300 Universities, says a press release.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) UK is the world’s most renowned and prestigious ranking agency.
National University of Science and Technology (NUST-108) Karachi University (191-200) AKU (201-250) Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) (251-300) and Lahore University (251-300) are now in top 300 Asian Universities of the World.


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Moisture in the Air doesn’t affect swing Bowling, Research suggests

The phenomenon of swing bowling, in which a cricket ball veers sideways during flight, is not influenced by humidity, researchers say.

The widely-held belief that moisture in the air during humid conditions helps make a cricket ball swing has been clean bowled in a scientific study. © AFP/File Jewel Samad

Cricketers and sport scieThe phenomenon of swing bowling, in which a cricket ball veers sideways during flight, is not influenced by humidity, researchers say.

Cricketers and sport scientists alike have long hypothesised that high humidity may increase the swing effect.

But precise 3-D studies of cricket balls under varying humidity showed no effect on the balls’ shapes.

A report due in Procedia Engineering instead suggests that cloud cover increases swing by stilling the air.

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Pakistan Military Introduces Takhti 7, An Android Tablet

It appears that Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra (PAC), a unit of Pakistan military, is getting serious with tablet manufacturing business.

After introducing PAC Pad1, PAC eBook1 and PAC nbook 1 PAC is now offering Takhti 7, an android tabled-computer.

Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) said that it has partnered with INNAVTEK International to produce Takhti 7, a better form of PAC Pad1.

Takhti 7 is said to be a sister tablet of PAC Pad1, having enhanced hardware such as double RAM and better ARM Cortex-A8 processor packed with-in it.

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The Americans presented a “microwave” gun to suppress the riot (video)

Now it has acquired the required specifications and is ready for serial production reports ZN.UA.

The U.S. military engineers have completed work on a new generation of “non-lethal” weapons, which in future should be used to minimize the damage in police and military operations. The tests showed the gun a perfect weapon to suppress the riots.

Weapons of the so-called “system of active resistance» – Active Denial System (ADS) of the defense company Raytheon – already nicknamed the “heat ray” or “microwave gun.” Work on the weapon being a long time, and a few years ago in the U.S. showed a prototype of the public ” the gun. ” But now at last acquired the required characteristics of the weapon and is ready for serial production.

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Scientific enterprise conference opens today

KARACHI: A two-day international conference on “Responsible Conduct of Science” will open today at the University of Karachi. It has been organised by the Dr A.Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE) and the International Council for Life Sciences (ICLS).

The Pakistani community needs to get involved, says expert.

Scholars from across the globe will discuss science from different perspectives. A wide variety of issues will be addressed, such as the influence of science on society, ethics in life science and the role of the media in the promotion of scientific values and achievements.

The president of the ICLS, Terence Thomas Taylor, shed light on the role of science in the modern world at a press conference on Sunday.

He said that the life sciences are advancing at a rapid pace and the public must be made aware of this so that they can understand how this development can improve their lives. “Science is a global enterprise and scientists in Pakistan should be a part of it,” Taylor said. He added that scientists themselves need to take the responsibility and ensure that science is used for the right purposes.

The president of the Pakistan chapter of the ICLS, Dr Anwar Nasim, said that the aim of the conference was to answer questions that arise in the mind of people when they hear about scientific advancement, such as cloning, through the media.

He said there was a need to know what 94% of Pakistanis, who are ordinary citizens, are thinking about science. “We would like to involve the young generation in this field,” he said.

Prominent personalities in the field will deliver speeches at the conference, including Dr Dinesh Raj Bhuju of the Nepal Academy of Sciences and Technology, Mahalecthumy Arujanan of Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre and Prof. Anwar Ali Siddiqui of the Aga Khan University.

 

Published in The Express Tribune, November 14th,  2011.