PCST launches Nano-technology initiative

STAFF REPORT IBD: Chairperson of the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) Dr. Asrar Mudassir has announced that a nano-technology initiative will be launched under the National Nano-Technology by Revival of National Commission of Nano-Science and Technology.There will be a task force established by the Ministry of Science and Technology but at this stage there will be sub-committees which will suggest specifications on how to go about making this initiative a practical programme

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Mobile technology for health: A look to developing nations

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORM is not an independent aspect that impacts on society from external, but technology and society are mutually constitutive. Like the television in the 1950s and the internet in the 1990s, mobile phones have emerged as one of the essential communication technologies of our time. It has been said that the diffusion of mobile phones have been the fastest for any information and communication technology in human history.Mobile phones are becoming prolific in society, both in

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Impact and Scope of Dairy Technology

WE ARE pioneer dairy technologist session 2007-2011. This degree has started first time in the history of Pakistan in October 2007 whereas this degree was started in India 25 years ago. In Pakistan about 25% of total home budget is expends on milk and related products in this regard, although dairy industry has proved tremendous job in stability and economy of this country but not to the extent to what it should be?.Produced milk in France is not more in quantity than Pakistan where 97% milk is

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Pakistan heading to better utilising space technology

Paras AliTHE TREMENDOUS developments in space sector have enabled mankind to probe deeper into space and helped in developing better understanding of the universe. Pakistan has been utilising the applications of space science and technology in various fields."The approval of Pakistan’s Space Vision 2040 has placed the country among the space faring nations," said Chairman SUPARCO, Maj Gen (Retd) Ahmed Bilal while addressing the three-day National Space Conference held here in the

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Technology Foresight @ PK vs. OK

By Badar MinhasTECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT exercise is still under process in Pakistan for the past many years. Despite the conception of the project in 2004 and revision in the year 2007, the project was actually, really and practically started in the year 2009 when the basic resource to do any sort of work was hired to work towards the goals and objectives defined in the project document approved by the Planning Commission. Still the efforts of the authorities need some appreciation that the work at

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Technology transfer-an approach for national progress

By Mirza Abdul Aleem BaigTHE RAPID expansion of science and technology started about 300 years ago in the 17th century. Since then science has built up an extensive body of knowledge about the world and about the history of man, the earth, the solar system and the universe. Science and technology are crucial to the development prospects of developing countries in two different ways. First, science and technology can provide tools that help alleviate the specific problems that afflict many poor

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HEC decides to establish Pak Technology Council

STAFF REPORT IBD: While taking an initiative towards regulating as well as promoting technological education in the country, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has at last decided to establish Pakistan Technology Council (PTC)."Pakistan needs to have more technological access and the country’s universities need to develop their respective curriculum as per requirements of international standards to promote technical education," a senior official of the HEC disclosed to his scribe on

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Memor and um of Underst and ing signed between Technology Times and PSF

STAFF REPORT ISB: Mustafa Z. Paras, Editor Weekly Technology Times, and Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, Chairman PSF, exchanging documents of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two sides at a ceremony. According to the agreement, both Technology Times and PSF would enhance mutual cooperation for the promotion of scientific and technological activities in Pakistan. Dr. Ata ul Mohsin, Raja Ata ul Haq, Riaz ul Islam, and Rehana Batool were also present at the occasion

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Daylight saving: Technology or policy

Excessive usage of mobile phone keeps people motivated to wake up late night until morning to avail free calling packages for chit chat with friends of other gender. It also contributes in increase in demand for electricity to be used at night thus not waking up early to utilize day light at morning prayer for working, finishing homework, going to officeDESPITE THE management of the "Nature" in favour of humanity, the agents working against the policies of God for the own financial

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Pak cellcos ready to launch 3G technology

STAFF REPORT KHI: Almost four out of five operators have upgraded their networks to 3G technology in major cities of Pakistan for launching high speed data telephony services to their customers by next year."Mobilink, Telenor and Ufone have carried out advancement in their infrastructure during past one year in six to 10 cities whereas Zong is working aggressively to develop its network for 3G enabled services," industry sources said.According to them, these cellular operators have

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Technology to fight file culture

PRIVATE SECTOR organisations are making the best use of computer technology, smartly addressing customer complaints, but government offices still carry out work manually.All records are maintained in large registers and files. Office rooms are filled with large bales of files. Instead of providing computers to government offices, officials    resist working on them. It is common knowledge that it takes much time to work manually whereas the same task can be done within minutes on a computer.

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Spider Computer: Conceptual future technology

By M. Laraib KhanIntroduction: Since the creation of human beings, man is always interested in facilitating his self to the growing age, for this purpose he has created many useful tools like computers, mobile phones and satellite communication etc.Invention of computer is simply the most spectacular revolution of human history. At present computers are used in every field of life. So the people want to modernize their way of living. So, in order to achieve this goal they are looking for such

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Proper funding can make science and technology turnaround in Pakistan: Dr. Qureshi

By Mustafa Z. Paras and Ata ul HaqBrief our readers about COMSATS?Dr. I.E. Qureshi: COMSATS stands for the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South. The Commission is a high level autonomous inter-governmental organization with 21 Countries in 3 Continents as its Members. There are commissions that work under the United Nations and also under the national authorities but COMSATS is an independent international Commission. Its members include heads of states

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Pakistan back-paddling on nano-technology sector

STAFF REPORT IBD: The sitting government though apparently claims to be serious towards achieving progress in science and technology and claims to have allocated or spent billions of rupees on a number of projects in this vital field which can guarantee the country’s very survival, however, certain projects of the same nature have been shelved eating up a huge chunk of budgetary allocations mainly due to the negligence of government authorities or the project executives that had lacked ability

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Tapping wind turbine technology

IN MODERN world there are many new ways to produce everything in our country we are facing big challenge in production of energy. Energy can be reproduce by using various methods. One form of energy is electricity which is an important need to move the wheel of development and advancement of any country. Pakistan is one of the developing countries and facing shortfall of electricity. A low cost conventional solution can be the wind turbine. Its basic theory is interesting for engineering

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Technology misused

WITHOUT ANY doubt Pakistan have a lot of hidden talent in the field of technology. Our nation has given us great icons like Abdus Salam and recently the youngest Microsoft Certified professional (MCP) Arfa Abdul Karim. Despite all this we still have a long way to go. Our neighbor country, India who got their independence just one day after we did, is growing massively, and is regarded as one of the leading technological nations in the world.Science and technology is served as an important part

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Pakistan cotton facing threats due to technology mish and ling

By Dr. Maria ShwebaIN 2010, Pakistan officially approved genetically modified crops when Bt Cotton varieties containing Monsanto’s (MON-531 event) were approved. Quality issues have been well known since then as poor quality seeds and low Bt toxin in these crops has been reported. Low toxin could mean that Cotton pests may develop resistance, sooner than anticipated and thus rendering Bt Cotton technology ineffective. This must be blamed on poor control by the Agricultural department and lack

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