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Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Trump does not want to do business with China
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not want the United States to do business with China’s Huawei even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the companyu U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] that... Read more »
  • Little boy gave a new discovery to history
    A young boy has accidentally found a nest of fossilised dinosaur eggs; how's that for a summer holiday activity, eh? The 11-year-old boy found what he thought was a 'strange stone' while out near a lake in Heyuan, Guangdong Province in China, but when he gave it a closer look, he... Read more »
  • First Pakistani to Travel into Space
    Namira Salim, the first Pakistani to reach the North and South Pole, will soon become the first Pakistani to travel into space as well. Talking to the Orlando Sentinel at the Apollo 11 mission’s 50th anniversary, she said that she is inspired to do more. So first of all, I think... Read more »
  • PTA chief recommends blocking social media in Pakistan over blasphemous content
    The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) Chairperson Amir Azeem Bajwa has recommended that the government block social media websites in the country. Briefing a Senate Standing Committee, Bajwa said there was blasphemous content on social media and several fake accounts. He added that the majority of websites were being operated from outside... Read more »
  • Biotechnology park being established in country: Fawad Chaudhary
    Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary here on Thursday announced that a state-of-the-art biotechnology park, in collaboration with United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, was being established in Pakistan, Talking to the UAE ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahimi Al-Zaabi, who called on him in Islamabad, Fawad Chaudhary emphasized the need... Read more »
  • First Pakistani in space,a biggest space event of our history: Fawad Chaudhary
    Pakistan will send its first citizen into space by 2022 with the selection process to find the right astronaut scheduled to begin next year. Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday took to Twitter saying the election process to send the first Pakistani into space will begin from February... Read more »
  • 12-year-old Fatiha Abdullahi created a cheap robot
    12-year-old Fatiha Abdullahi from Nigeria has only been acquainted with coding for a few years now, but she has already managed to put her knowledge to practical use. She created a cheap robot to make daily chores easier by programming it to fold clothes at a quick pace. All you have... Read more »
  • NASA captured new pictures of milky way
    NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is marking 20 years since the Space Shuttle Columbia launched it into space on July 23, 1999. The agency released a series of gorgeous, new Chandra images to celebrate. Chandra is built to see X-ray emissions, making it perfect for observing hot stuff like stars and galaxy... Read more »
  • China's space lab Tiangong 2 destroyed in controlled fall to earth
    China's Tiangong-2 space lab successfully re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Friday under controlled conditions, completing the latest round of experiments in Beijing's ambitious space programme. Tiangong-2 — or “Heavenly Palace” — was launched into orbit in 2016 and re-entered the earth's atmosphere under control at around 9.06pm local time on Friday,... Read more »
  • US firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales
    The US may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior US official, in a sign President Donald Trump’s recent effort to ease restrictions on the Chinese company could move forward quickly. A woman walks in front of the... Read more »
  • Facebook co-founder says Libra could shift monetary clout to private companies
    Facebook Inc's Libra cryptocurrency would hand over much of the control of monetary policy from central banks to private companies, the company’s co-founder Chris Hughes said in an opinion piece on Friday. "If global regulators don’t act now, it could very soon be too late," Hughes said. Hughes also said the corporations... Read more »
  • NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020
    NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab. Price tag? Tens of millions of dollars for a round trip ticket and $35,000 a night. "NASA is opening the International Space Station to... Read more »