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Pakistan & CERN: Top physicists appreciate research in Pakistan

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 24, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan is apparently in a strong position to achieve associate member status at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), Steve Myers, the director of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator, said on Sunday. “Countries […]

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Pakistan & CERN: Physicists trying for CERN membership

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 23, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistani scientists are trying to improve their presence on the international scale and gain valuable scientific and technical expertise in the process. The country is vying for the status of associate member of the European Organisation for […]

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Pakistan & CERN: Local experts working on Large Hadron Collider project

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 22, 2013. Islamabad – Many Pakistanis may not be aware that their country’s contributions to some of the most important scientific experiments and discoveries in the world did not end with the late Dr Abdus Salam, the only Pakistani ever […]

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In Dr Salam’s footsteps: National Centre for Physics striving for culture of scientific inquiry in Pakistan

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune. Islamabad – Pakistan’s first and only Nobel laureate, the late Dr Abdus Salam, had a dream. He wished to create an international platform where scientists from the developing world would get access to the same level of scientific education and research training […]

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Pakistani students to participate in Shell Eco Marathon 2013

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 20, 2013. Islamabad – There is a look of concern on Haider Khan’s face, the kind of concern parents have on their faces when they see their child participating in a competition from the sidelines: a mix of excitement, fear […]

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US Science Envoy stresses engineering for social change

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 31, 2013. Islamabad – Engineering for social change is no longer an option but an obligation for the world engineering community, according to US professor Bernard Amadei. Amadei, a proponent of engineering with a “human face”, is the founder of Engineers […]

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SECP outsources archiving service to third-party private company

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 25, 2013. Islamabad- In November 2011, The Express Tribune reported that 400 “highly classified” files were stolen from the petroleum ministry over a period of six months. Theft is not the only danger to precious official documents. Intentional tampering of […]

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Satellite remote sensing can help improve food security situation, tackle adverse effects of climate change

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 14, 2013. Islamabad – The total cultivated area in Pakistan’s Punjab province is twice the size of cultivated land in Indian Punjab, yet the yield from the neighboring state’s farms is 1.6 times that of Pakistani Punjab’s yield. Using satellite images […]

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Researchers claims breakthrough in self-disinfecting material

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 27, 2013. Islamabad – Imagine a hospital that could disinfect itself. Life would be easier for janitors, and the risk of infections spreading from surfaces accidentally left unclean would be reduced. All this now can be a reality. Saman Khan of the National University […]

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Students display promising science skills at Intel National Science Fair

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 29, 2013 and on Jan 30, 2013. Islamabad – Haris bin Ashraf set out to solve a household problem around two years ago. “The gutter line of my house had choked because of plastic bags,” Ashraf said, laughing nervously. “I thought something […]

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