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11 things you need to know about the man who invented the air conditioner

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th June 2015

11 things you need to know about the man who invented the air conditioner WEB DESK: Here are a few interesting facts about the inventor of the air conditioner- Willis Carrier. Born November 26, 1876, in Angola, New York Had difficulty as a child grasping the concept of fractions. His mother taught him fractions by cutting an apple into pieces. Earned engineering degree from Cornell University in 1901 Started...


KU researchers to help Somalia in rehabilitation of barren & saline land

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th June 2015

KU researchers to help Somalia in rehabilitation of barren & saline land KARACHI: Scientists from Somalia have requested their counter parts from Pakistan’s Karachi University to assist them in the rehabilitation of the barren and saline regions of Somalia by using latest technology so that the fodder for the livestock and agricultural crops could be grown. Prof. Dr. Bilquees Gull, a senior researcher associated with KU’s Institute...


Quite amazing facts about cockroach

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th June 2015

Quite amazing facts about cockroach Cockroach is an insect of the order Blattaria. There are about 4,000 known cockroach species. However, contrary to popular belief, only about 30 of these species are ever associated with human dwellings, and fewer than 10 species are considered pests. Here are some interesting facts about cockroach. Cockroaches have been around since the time of...


Scientists out for dinosaur blood

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th June 2015

Scientists out for dinosaur blood ISLAMABAD: Scientists said they have discovered what appear to be red blood cells and collagen fibers in dinosaur bones, a find that may boost prospects of prising organic remains from a much wider range of fossils. Using molecular microscopy, a British team analyzed eight bone fragments from dinosaurs that lived some 75 million years ago,...


Himalaya’s fall after Nepals earthquake

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th May 2015

Himalaya’s fall after Nepals earthquake WEB DESK: Scientist said that, “The height of the Himalayas has descended by one metre as a result of Nepal earthquake”. According to them, the equilibrium will rarely be maintained due to the tectonic plates activity and they still have to see the pictures in which Himalayan Peak is situated. There is a debate going...


Apple cooperation with antitrust monitor down ‘sharply’: report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th April 2015

Apple cooperation with antitrust monitor down ‘sharply’: report NEW YORK:  Apple Inc’s cooperation with a court-appointed monitor has “sharply declined” as he reviews the iPad maker’s antitrust compliance policies, the monitor wrote in a report to a judge. Michael Bromwich, who became Apple’s monitor after it was found liable for conspiring to raise e-book prices, said in a report on Thursday that Apple...


On another planet: the weird ways of water

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th April 2015

On another planet: the weird ways of water PARIS:  Once every 20 or 30 years, a superstorm greater than Earth breaks out on Saturn and whips around the ringed planet in a violent spectacle that rages for months on end. The storm can stretch hundreds of thousands of kilometres (miles) before fizzling out — some continue all the way around the planet until...


In China, knock-off Apple Watches have their own fans

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th April 2015

In China, knock-off Apple Watches have their own fans SHENZHEN: Lining the glass display cases of Shenzhen’s giant tech malls, knock-off versions of Apple Inc’s smartwatch were on sale at many stalls, with some Chinese consumers eager to snap them up for a fraction of the cost of the original. “It came on sale in mid-March and has been constantly out of stock,” said...


Cyber Criminals on target!!

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd April 2015

Cyber Criminals on target!! Obama vows to punish the cyber criminals by creating a first ever US sanction program to penalize the groups or individuals who are causing a malice by cyber attacks. The US president announces such actions as a “National Emergency” and passed an order to seize the assets and other financial transactions of the organizations and...


NASA plans to bring boulder into moon orbit

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th March 2015

NASA plans to bring boulder into moon orbit WASHINGTON: NASA plans to launch a craft to capture a boulder from a nearby asteroid and move it into orbit around the Earth’s moon for exploration by astronauts, the space agency said Wednesday. The mission, to be conducted in the mid-2020s, will help hone the capabilities NASA needs to send humans deeper into space, including...


Robotic clothing to help disabled get on with life

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st March 2015

Robotic clothing to help disabled get on with life ISLAMABAD: In good news for the physically challenged and elderly, scientists have conceived the idea of robotic clothing that would help them enjoy greater physical movement. Researchers are working to develop wearable robotics to help people with mobility impairments, disabilities and age-related difficulties to move easily and unaided, IANS reported. “At present people with restricted...


Hydrothermal Activity Detected on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th March 2015

Hydrothermal Activity Detected on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus ISLAMABAD: NASA scientists associated with the Cassini mission have reported possible hydrothermal activity in one of Saturn’s moon,Enceladus. The Cassini spacecraft has revealed this information after years of analysis. The scientists believe that there are several warm oceans beneath the surface of Enceladus which also indicates that the moon could support life. The recent findings...


Growing seasons changing across the globe

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th March 2015

Growing seasons changing across the globe ISLAMABAD: A new study, using satellite data, has found that the growing seasons have changed everywhere around the world during the last couple of decades. The results may have significant impact on agriculture, interactions between species, the functioning of ecosystems among others. “There is almost no part of the Earth that is not affected by...


Iranian scientists help produce freeze-resistant chickpeas

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th March 2015

Iranian scientists help produce freeze-resistant chickpeas ISLAMABAD: Iranian researchers at Dryland Agricultural Research Institute have developed freeze-resistant chickpe Homayoun Kanouni, who led the research in association with their counterparts at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), said the study has been conducted in the past 12 years. He also said the freeze-resistant chickpeas offer higher and...


US astronauts step out on spacewalk

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th February 2015

US astronauts step out on spacewalk MIAMI:  Two American astronauts Wednesday stepped out on the second of three spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station for the arrival of commercial capsules ferrying astronauts in the coming years. Commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore and flight engineer Terry Virts emerged from the station airlock after placing their suits on internal battery power at 6:51...


Exclusive: Orbital explosion pr0obe said to find debris in engine: sources

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd February 2015

Exclusive: Orbital explosion pr0obe said to find debris in engine: sources Last October’s explosion of Orbital ATK Inc’s Antares rocket may have been triggered when debris inadvertently left in a fuel tank traveled into the booster’s main engine, two people familiar with investigations into the accident told Reuters. The sources said the preliminary findings suggest that a simple assembly mistake by Orbital ATK could have caused...


Black hole’s blast stunts birth of stars: Astronomers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Black hole’s blast stunts birth of stars: Astronomers ISLAMABAD: Winds blasted out by the giant black holes found at the centre of galaxies are strong enough to stunt the birth of new stars, astronomers have found. By training two space telescopes on a supermassive black hole with the mass of a billion Suns, they measured the strength of its ferocious winds, BBC reported....


CARMUDI SECURES $25M IN NEW FUNDING FOR ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th February 2015

CARMUDI SECURES $25M IN NEW FUNDING FOR ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA Rocket Internet backed online car classified player to become No.1 in emerging markets Berlin, 17th February 2015 – Carmudi, a leading car classified site backed by Rocket Internet, has raised $25 million to strengthen its operations in Asia and Latin America. Investors include Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a joint venture of Rocket Internet and...


NASA launches deep space solar monitoring satellite

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th February 2015

NASA launches deep space solar monitoring satellite ISLAMABAD: The US space agency has launched a new mission called the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) to monitor solar activity in deep space. Launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, DSCOVR will provide space weather forecasters from the National Oceanic and...


Iranians produce animal feed from egg waste

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th February 2015

Iranians produce animal feed from egg waste ISLAMABAD: Researchers at Razi Institute for Serum and Vaccine in Shiraz in southern Iran have produced nutritious powder from egg waste, which can be used in producing animal feed. Dr. Mohammad Javad Mehrabanpour, head of the institute, said the powder has high amounts of protein and calcium, Mehr News reported. Chicken eggshells are made up...


Water on Earth older than solar system

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th February 2015

Water on Earth older than solar system ISLAMABAD: Some 30 to 50 per cent of the water on Earth was created more than 4.5 billion years ago and is older than the solar system and sun, researchers say. The study says there is a distinct chemical in the water found on Earth and throughout the solar system – a situation that could...


Scientists find solution to measure species existing in liquids

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th February 2015

Scientists find solution to measure species existing in liquids ISLAMABAD: Iranian researchers from Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC) proposed a solution to measure the desired species in liquids by using XRF device. Medical, foodstuff and environmental industries can use the results of the research to measure and detect the samples and control the quality of products, Fars news agency reported. XRF device is...


Emotions, not science, rule U.S. climate change debate: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th February 2015

Emotions, not science, rule U.S. climate change debate: study Despite a scientific consensus that human activity is causing the planet to warm up, ingrained attitudes among Americans mean policy changes on global warming are unlikely, academics said in a new study. Improving dialogue between believers and skeptics on the importance of human activity for climate change is the best way to foster consensus among...


NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st January 2015

NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture LOS ANGELES: NASA on Saturday launched a new Earth-observing satellite that aims to give scientists high-resolution maps showing how much moisture lies in soil in order to improve climate forecasts. The SMAP observatory short for Soil Moisture Active Passive blasted  off atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force  Base in...


New NASA daytime star tracker soon

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th January 2015

New NASA daytime star tracker soon ISLAMABAD: NASA engineers are developing a precision attitude sensor or star tracker that would be able to locate stars during daylight hours. The team at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, is working on a low cost, off the shelf solution to overcome the challenges of collecting data in daylight, the...


Scientists discover way to unboil egg

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th January 2015

Scientists discover way to unboil egg ISLAMABAD: Researchers have managed to unboiled an ordinary boiled egg, and the results may have implications for cancer treatments, biotechnology and a broad range of food production processes, a British daily reported. “Yes, we have invented a way to unboiled a hen egg,” The Independent quoted Gregory Weiss, the lead author of the study supported...


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