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Lodhran students present innovative ideas at science fair

More than 70 students presented their projects

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December 3, 2019

 

Science exhibition held in Lodhran

More than 70 government schools participated

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November 29, 2019

 

Lahore to have a science museum soon: Fawad Chaudhry

It will promote basic research

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May 31, 2019

 

Scientists set to unveil first picture of a black hole

Astronomers across the globe will hold six press conferences simultaneously

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April 6, 2019

 

US scientists edge closer to curing type 1 diabetes

They have turned stem cells into insulin-producing ones

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February 3, 2019

 

Sanghar teachers shower cash on dancing students at science and culture festival

One of the male students was clad in a sari

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January 4, 2019

 

World’s first human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong

Rat Hepatitis E virus is very distantly related to human hepatitis E virus variants

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September 29, 2018

 

Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon’s poles

Scientists say they have confirmed the existence of ice on the Moon’s surface for the first time, a discovery that could one day help humans survive there. Signs of ice on the Moon have been reported by scientists for years, but previous observations could have been explained by other phenomena, such as unusually reflective lunar…

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August 22, 2018

 

Blood Moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century

A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth’s shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

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July 28, 2018

 

DNA advances identify 26-year-old man killed on 9/11

Seventeen years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, the remains of a 26-year-old finance worker killed in New York have been formally identified thanks to advances in DNA testing, officials announced Wednesday.

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July 26, 2018

 

Microsoft urges regulation of face-recognizing tech

Microsoft’s chief legal officer on Friday called for regulation of facial recognition technology due to the risk to privacy and human rights. Brad Smith made a case for a government initiative to lay out rules for proper use of facial recognition technology, with input from a bipartisan and expert commission. Facial recognition technology raises significant…

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July 14, 2018

 

Apple approves update to messaging app Telegram amid Russia flap

Apple has approved an updated version of the Telegram messaging service, a day after Telegram complained that it had been prevented from getting software improvements into the hands of iPhone owners worldwide. Telegram Chief Executive Pavel Durov announced the turnabout on Twitter, thanking Apple and CEO Tim Cook for getting the latest Telegram version “to…

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June 3, 2018

 

SpaceX rocket blasts off water-tracking satellite duo

A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth. “Three, two, one, liftoff!” said a SpaceX commentator as the Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 12:47 pm…

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May 23, 2018

 

Scientists discover how breast cancer hibernates: study

Scientists have identified the mechanism that allows breast cancer cells to lie dormant in other parts of the body only to reemerge years later with lethal force, according to a study published Tuesday. In experiments with human cells and live mice, researchers showed that disabling the mechanism — with drugs or gene manipulation — crippled…

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May 23, 2018

 

The challenge of growing plants in space

It’s not easy having a green thumb in space. Without gravity, seeds can float away. Water doesn’t pour, but globs up and may drown the roots. And artificial lights and fans must be rigged just right to replicate the sun and wind. But NASA has decided that gardening in space will be crucial for the…

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May 11, 2018

 

Iran’s science will suffer as US pulls out of nuclear deal: Nature

The Iran deal was welcomed by scientists who thought that it was an opportunity for international collaboration, reports Nature magazine. However, with the US pulling out of the agreement, there are fears that scientific collaboration will suffer. Jeff Tollefson, writing in Nature magazine, reports that: “[W]hen Trump took office last year, long-standing efforts to establish…

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May 10, 2018

 

Artificial intelligence programmes make phenomenal progress with human-like self-navigation

A computer programme modelled on the human brain learnt to navigate a virtual maze and take shortcuts, outperforming a flesh-and-blood expert, its developers said. While artificial intelligence (AI) programmes have recently made great strides in imitating human brain processing — everything from recognising objects to playing complicated board games — spatial navigation has remained a…

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May 10, 2018

 

Swat’s students own it at first science festival

SWAT: Science students are exhibiting brilliant projects in the ongoing Swat Science Festival. The two-day event from Tuesday to Wednesday has been organized by Alif Ailaan along with the cooperation of local partners. The class 10 students of GCMHSS Wadudia made a vaccuum cleaner, hydraulic lift and washing machine for the exhibition. When asked how long…

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April 17, 2018

 

Russian court blocks popular messaging app Telegram

MOSCOW: A Russian court has ordered the blocking of a popular messaging app following a demand by authorities that it share encryption data with them. The ban follows a protracted row between Telegram and Russian authorities, who insist they need access to the encryption keys to investigate serious crimes including terrorist attacks. The Moscow court…

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April 13, 2018

 

Some things you’d want to know about Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking passed away Wednesday. Here are some things you might want to know about the late scientist whose contribution to physics is unmatched today. Watch:

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March 14, 2018

 

Stephen Hawking’s science lives on after his death

Stephen Hawking died Wednesday. He leaves behind research on physics for the generations to come Hawking was 21 when he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease. Doctors said he would die within three years. His disease progressed slower than expected and he used the time to continue his research. In 1970, Hawking had his first…

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March 14, 2018

 
 
 
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