Two students from Khushal Khan Khattak University in Karak created and installed a device that can measure the amount of air pollution in Peshawar. They are developing the machine to shape it to international standards and wanted to exclusively use locally produced sensors. The project was overseen by an assistant professor and was given support by the university.
A new weather radar with a surveillance capacity of 400 Km radius will be installed and fully operational in Karachi by December 2019. The previous radar had been obsolete for some time and needed to be replaced due to the fast-changing nature of climate change. The new radar is being procured with the help of Japan.
Investigators have found the cause of the Ethiopians airlines crash that killed 157 people. An anti-stall system activated before the plane hit the ground and may have been the reason the systems failed. Boeing installed a new MCAS system in their 737 MAX jets which is causing the problem. They have said they will fix the problem in an update.
The Foreign Office of Pakistan has said that it remains a strong proponent of the United Nations resolution on Prevention of Arms Race in Outer Space and is strongly opposed to the weaponisation of outer space. The statement comes after India tested an anti-satellite weapon which allows for attacks on enemy satellites.
Children should not be allowed to use iPads in restaurants as a study has shown that not only does an increase in screen time have damaging effects on children, having a meal together as a family without the presence of any screens has many physical and mental benefits for the children.
Global security officials from over 30 countries from the European Union and NATO have agreed on a set of proposals for future 5g networks. These proposals highlight the possibility of state influence on equipment supplied by telecommunication vendors. Although no particular suppliers were named the US has been pressuring allies to limit the role of Chinese companies like Huawei.
Using a large global network of telescopes, scientists were able to achieve what was thought impossible only a generation ago. They took the first ever photograph of a black hole, the photo shows a ring of yellow red and white light around a dark center. This heavily validates Einstien's general theory of relativity.
Aerial seeding is to take place on the Marghalla Hills once again, this time using drones. Aerial seeding was previously done in the 1980s. Last time only the seeds of local trees were dropped. This time, 15 different approved species will be planted on the hills. If this campaign is successful it will be done all over Pakistan.
The author argues that if it was not forJawaharlal Nehru's insistence on ‘scientific temper’, instead of celebrating the launch of Chandrayaan-2, "Indian scientists would be searching for the fictitious Vimana of Ravana." Pakistan can get its own 'slice of the moon' but for that a culture of science will have to develop. Unfortunately, Pakistan never had a Nehru.
Pakistani scientist Professor Dr. Rashad Ramzan has designed an electro-magnetic microchip that will allow for the temperature of a polio vaccine to be continuously monitored. It will also maintain a detailed log to of all vials and ensure that the vaccine is fir for use. Dr. Ramzan is a senior faculty member at FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences.