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Global carbon emissions reach new record high

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd September 2014

Global carbon emissions reach new record high ISLAMABAD: Concentrations of carbon dioxide will surge to a new high in the atmosphere this year, scientists have announced in  the U.N. Climate Summit in New York City. Global carbon dioxide emissions are projected to soar to 44 billion tons (40 billion metric tons) this year, a 2.5 percent increase from 2013 levels, according to...


Discovered fossils in Argentina yield giant dinosaur

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th September 2014

Discovered fossils in Argentina yield giant dinosaur ISLAMABAD: The new fossil remains excavated in southern Argantina have represented the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur ever discovered. The skeletal analysis of the found bones demonstrated size of the beast measured 26m from head to tail and weighed in at almost 60 tones, as heavy as  14 African elephants, Press Tv Reported. The palaeontologists...


‘Telepathy’ experiment sends 1st mental message

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th September 2014

‘Telepathy’ experiment sends 1st mental message WASHINGTON: For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France. Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to transmit information from one person’s brain to another’s...


US approves new immunotherapy drug against melanoma

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th September 2014

US approves new immunotherapy drug against melanoma WASHINGTON:  A new drug by Merck pharmaceuticals called Keytruda that uses the body’s immune system to fight metastatic melanoma was approved Thursday by US regulators. Also known as pembrolizumab, the drug is the sixth new therapy to be approved against the deadly skin cancer since 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration said. “Keytruda is...


Coffee genome could lead to better brew, tougher plants

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th September 2014

Coffee genome could lead to better brew, tougher plants WASHINGTON: An international team of researchers on Thursday released the sequenced genome of coffee, saying it could help improve the flavor of one of the world’s most popular beverages. The genome could lead to more rigorous crops by allowing scientists to develop stronger breeds of plants, with better quality and resistance to drought and disease....


Laughter can improve short-term memory

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th August 2014

Laughter can improve short-term memory ISLAMABAD: Laughing can improve short-term memory in older adults as humour reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and boosts mood, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, suggest. In a study conducted at Loma Linda University in US, 20 normal, healthy, older adults watched a funny video distraction-free for 20 minutes, while a control group sat calmly with...


Three-million-year-old child skull had no soft spot, study finds

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th August 2014

Three-million-year-old child skull had no soft spot, study finds ISLAMABAD: Scientists may be forced to rethink their theories on the development of the brain in early humans after a study found a three-million-year-old child’s skull had no soft spot unlike babies born today. Newborn babies have several plates in their skull that are loosely joined and have`soft spots’ that eventually come together, a trait...


Atlantic Ocean gobbled Earth’s missing heat: Study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th August 2014

Atlantic Ocean gobbled Earth’s missing heat: Study ISLAMABAD: The study found enough heat stored in the north and south Atlantic that, if had remained on the surface, would have resulted in rapid warming. Presenting a new theory about where the Earth’s missing heat finally disappeared, a new research says a natural climate cycle in the north Atlantic Ocean may have gobbled the Earth’s...


Skills in maths and reading shared by same genes

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th July 2014

Skills in maths and reading shared by same genes PARIS: A common set of genes play a role in learning to read and do maths, with tiny variants influencing a child’s skills in these tasks, according to a study published Tuesday. But this ability is not just gene-driven, as schooling and help from parents are also vital contributors, its authors cautioned. Early numeracy and...


NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2014

NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution WASHINGTON- The US space agency is to launch on Tuesday a satellite that tracks atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. The launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is expected at 2:56 am Pacific time (0956 GMT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. “Now that humans are acknowledging the...


Iranian scientist creates nanotechnology carpet stain remover

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th June 2014

Iranian scientist creates nanotechnology carpet stain remover ISLAMABAD: An Iranian scientist has successfully developed a product which incorporates nanotechnology to remove stains from carpets. Keivan Ozaei, the scientist creating the formula, that technology of stain removal from carpets was based on nanoparticles, Mehar news agency reported. The new stain remover can remove strong and different kinds of stains immediately. Silver nanoparticles are...


Scientists use GM method to wipe out malaria

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th June 2014

Scientists use GM method to wipe out malaria ISLAMABAD: Malaria is spread by female mosquitoes, which bite humans. An international research team modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that only create males, pioneering a new approach to eradicating malaria. The study, published in the British scientific journal Nature Communications, was a collaboration of British, Italian and American scientists. They tested a genetic method that...


There is possibility of life on Mars: NASA

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th May 2014

There is possibility of life on Mars: NASA SARGODHA: Deputy Head of Engineering of National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) America Cox Nagin has said the day is not far away when the man will land in Mars. Addressing a ceremony held by the UoS, she said there was a big possibility of life on Mars, adding that more research will explore possibilities...


An ‘upside-down planet’ discovered

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd April 2014

An ‘upside-down planet’ discovered ISLAMABAD: An astronomer has discovered an ‘upside-down planet’ that reveals new method for studying binary star systems. A binary star system is where two stars are so close that their gravitational interaction causes them to orbit about a common centre of mass, said a paper published in the journal Science. Working with astronomer Eric Agol,...


New Earth-Size Planet Found

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th April 2014

New Earth-Size Planet Found ISLAMABAD:  A newly discovered planet looks just right for life as we know it, according to an international group of astronomers. Orbiting a star about 500 light-years away, the planet called Kepler-186f is about the same size as Earth. As this artist’s interpretation shows, it orbits its star at the right distance for liquid water...


Health risks of Mars mission would exceed NASA limits

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd April 2014

Health risks of Mars mission would exceed NASA limits WASHINGTON: Efforts to send humans to Mars would likely expose them to health risks beyond the limits of what NASA currently allows, an independent panel of medical experts said Wednesday, April 2. Therefore, any long-term or deep space missions – which are still decades off – need a special level of ethical scrutiny, said the...


PCST, Technology Times to launch Pakistan’s first Science channel

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th March 2014

PCST, Technology Times to launch Pakistan’s first Science channel ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Council of Science and Technology (PCST) in collaboration with Technology Times will soon launch Pakistan’s first science channel, to popularize the science and technology subjects through disseminating the relevant information and latest progress to students and common people. The project named TechTV.pk, has recently started its beta version.”Once launched, the channel will cover...


Electrical engineering is child’s play with littleBits

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd March 2014

Electrical engineering is child’s play with littleBits VANCOUVER- Ayah Bdeir is out to make creating Internet Age gadgets as fun and easy as playing with LEGO blocks. The engineer behind littleBits kits that make a game of piecing together modular circuitry used a Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference to debut a piece to the puzzle that lets creations talk to the Internet....


Space debris can make future space missions impossible

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 18th March 2014

Space debris can make future space missions impossible ISLAMABAD: There may soon be so much debris in orbit around the Earth that future space missions could become impossible, scientists have warned. Researchers at the European Space Agency (ESA) have said that the amount of debris from man-made objects is about to reach “criticality”, The Sunday Times reported. This means there is so much...


Iran to Send Astronaut into Space in 2024

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th March 2014

Iran to Send Astronaut into Space in 2024 ISLAMABAD:  Head of Iran’s Space System Research Center Mohammad Ebrahimi underscored the countries’ rapid growth in aerospace industries, and said that Iran plans to launch an explorer which can carry astronomers to suborbital altitude in four years. “If we can send 2-ton satellites to geo-orbit by next 12 years, we can be able to send...


Astronomers reveal ‘largest yellow star ever’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th March 2014

Astronomers reveal ‘largest yellow star ever’ WASHINGTON- Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy and 1,300 times larger than the sun. The yellow hyper giant star HR 5171 A is also in the top-10 of the largest stars known and about one million times brighter than the sun, Olivier Chesneau, whose team made the discovery, said...


American, two Russians back on Earth after half-year in space

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th March 2014

American, two Russians back on Earth after half-year in space MOSCOW- Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Tuesday landed back on Earth in Kazakhstan after a stay of more than half a year aboard the International Space Station, mission control said. Russians Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky and NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins touched down in their Soyuz capsule at 0324 GMT outside Dzhezkazgan...


Rock from heavens is a scientists’ delight

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th February 2014

Rock from heavens is a scientists’ delight PARIS- A year ago on Saturday, inhabitants of the Russian city of Chelyabinsk looked skyward, some frozen in fear that a nuclear war had begun. Overhead, an asteroid exploded in a ball of fire, sending debris plummeting to Earth in brilliant streaks. The shock-wave blew out windows, hurting about 1,600 people, and the burst of...


Govt. to promote chip design and manufacturing industry

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th February 2014

Govt. to promote chip design and manufacturing industry ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Science and Technology is all set to promote chip design and manufacturing industry in the country to achieve self-reliance and promote indigenous design and manufacturing and to achieve turnover of U$ 100 M annually by 2018. ” We are taking steps to promote Electronic System Design and Manufacturing in the country for economic...


US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th February 2014

US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander WASHINGTON- The United States and France Monday unveiled plans to collaborate on a new Mars mission, two years after NASA withdrew from a European partnership to send a probe and lander to the Red Planet. The project aims to send an unmanned lander to study the deep interior of the dry, dusty planet that is...


Hubble finds a ‘sneezing’ star

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 31st December 2013

Hubble finds a ‘sneezing’ star ISLAMABAD: Hubble space telescope has discovered a star in the midst of a sneezing fit. The star called V633 Cassiopeiae is firing off rapid bursts of super-hot, super-fast gas, like multiple sneezes, before it finally exhausts itself, Nasa said in a statement. V633 Cas is a relatively young variable star. It means that light from...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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