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EU’s Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years

EU’s Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years

The EU’s Galileo satellite system has gone live, aiming to supply the world’s most accurate satellite navigation technology. It follows 17 years of development, plagued by delays and budget increases. The 18 satellites initially launched will be of only limited use at first for smartphones and in-car systems. But officials hope the system will eventually […]

Minister for IT, Anusha Rahman addresses the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Policy Forum

Minister for IT, Anusha Rahman addresses the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Policy Forum

The Minister for IT Mrs. Anusha Rahman has been invited by UNESCO and ITU for the formulation of Policy to use technology for the proliferation of education. While addressing this forum at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week at Paris, Minister for IT, Mrs. Anusha Rahman said, “ICT is the key enabler of socio economic development. The […]

Pakistan offers Liberia technical assistance in IT sector

Pakistan offers Liberia technical assistance in IT sector

Paris, March 10, 2016: Minister for Information Technology, Mrs. Anusha Rahman has said that Pakistan has been marked as the leading investment destination of Telecom and IT sector in South Asia. She was talking to Minister for Education of Liberia Mr. George Kronnisanyon here this evening. She arrived in Paris to attend Mobile Learning Conference […]

Threatened mountain goat gets help from the skies

Threatened mountain goat gets help from the skies

Populations of Spanish ibex are being hit by a deadly disease. Now scientists are using drones and thermal cameras in an effort to conserve the mountain goat. A herd of wild mountain goats leap and scatter at a sudden sound overhead. The scrubby, uneven terrain of the upper reaches of the Sierra de las Nieves […]

Leaks in Instrument Force NASA to Delay Mars Mission Until 2018

Leaks in Instrument Force NASA to Delay Mars Mission Until 2018

NASA’s next Mars mission will remain earthbound for at least two years. Officials at the space agency announced on Tuesday that its Mars InSight mission will miss its March 2016 launch date, because of stubborn tiny leaks in a vacuum sphere housing its seismic instrument. “We just have run out of time,” John M. Grunsfeld, […]

Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a Black Hole

Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a Black Hole

Black holes earn their name because their gravity is so strong not even light can escape from them. Oddly, though, physicists have come up with a bit of theoretical sleight of hand to retrieve a speck of information that’s been dropped into a black hole. The calculation touches on one of the biggest mysteries in […]

Pakistan fully committed to conservation of Nature: says Minister

Pakistan fully committed to conservation of Nature: says Minister

Paris, November 08, 2015: Federal Minister for Climate Change Mr. Zahid Hamid has said that Government of Pakistan was fully committed to the objective of conservation of nature and was willing to play its role in a long term conservation strategy. He was speaking at an event organized by Global Snow Leopard Steering Committee in […]

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

PARICATUBA, Brazil – If Hollywood were to set a psychological thriller in the Amazon rainforest, the haunting Paricatuba Ruins would be the perfect backdrop. Massive root structures poke through the foundations of the once-stately neo-classical edifice, across the Rio Negro from the jungle metropolis of Manaus, one of the cities set to host World Cup […]

‘Godzilla of Earths’: Alien planet 17 times heavier than our world discovered

‘Godzilla of Earths’: Alien planet 17 times heavier than our world discovered

BOSTON – Scientists have just discovered the “Godzilla of Earths” — a new type of huge and rocky alien world about 560 light-years from Earth. Dubbed a “mega-Earth,” the exoplanet Kepler-10c weighs 17 times as much as Earth and it circles a sunlike star in the constellation Draco. The mega-Earth is rocky and also bigger […]