HBL’s PnL takes dive to Rs 1.6 billion after DFS fine
Habib Bank Limited (HBL) profit for the first three quarters FY 2017 has gone down to Rs. 1.6 billion following...
Motorcycle production rises 34.81pc in two months
The motorcycles production in the country witnessed a sharp increase of 34.81 percent during first two months (July-August) of...
Weekly inflation increases by 0.46 percent
The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) based weekly inflation for the week ended on October 19 for the combined income...
Samsung still rules the roost in growing smartphone market
South Korea’s Samsung remained at the top of the rapidly growing smartphone market in early 2014 as Chinese rivals gained ground, a survey showed Wednesday. The overall global smartphone market grew 28.6 per cent from a year ago with 218.8 million units sold, according to the IDC survey. That... Read more
Genetic yacht lab maps marine life off Florida in search of cures
A team of scientists has begun collecting the genomes of sea creatures off the Florida coast in the hopes that unmapped species, some of which have the capacity to reverse disease and injury in themselves, may hold the key to new treatments for humans. Of about 250,000 marine species... Read more
Solar eclipse set to cast its shadow ‘down under’
Australian star-gazers will be treated to a rare celestial spectacle from late Tuesday afternoon, as an annular solar eclipse casts its shadow across the continent.  The eclipse will be visible in Perth at 1.17pm, followed by Adelaide (3.25pm), Hobart (3.51pm), Melbourne (3.58pm), Canberra (4.08pm), Sydney (4.14pm) and Darwin (4.21pm).... Read more
‘One Way Mission’ Space Ark To Be Built To Save Humanity!
Scientists are on the verge of developing a ‘space ark’ which will carry humans on a one way mission in the search of a new world to save humanity. This is a one way travel which will not guarantee any coming back, but surely will help finding new ways... Read more
China to install the world’s biggest telescope
China is on course to have the world’s largest telescope (as large as 30 football fields) installed in its southwest. The installation process, due for completion in 2016, is currently being undertaken in Pingtang County of Guizhou Province. The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) has undergone five years of... Read more
Internet Explorer vulnerable to cyber attack
Microsoft Corp is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some U.S. companies.PCs running Windows XP will not receive any updates fixing that... Read more
Scientists crack the genetic code of bloodsucking tsetse fly
Scientists said Thursday they have cracked the genetic code of the tsetse fly, potentially helping to tackle one of sub-Saharan Africa´s most devastating livestock diseases as well as human sleeping sickness. “Decoding the tsetse fly´s DNA is a major scientific breakthrough,” said Kostas Bourtzis from a joint body of... Read more
Bill Gates’s editorial in Red Chinese newspaper Urges the well-to-do to do more to help poor
Microsoft founder Bill Gates on wrote in the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, to encourage people in China to do more for the poor. “China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people. I hope that more people of insight will put their talents to... Read more
Scientists discover new rare genetic brain disorder
International teams of researchers using advanced gene sequencing technology have uncovered a single genetic mutation responsible for a rare brain disorder that may have stricken families in Turkey for some 400 years. The discovery of this genetic disorder, reported in two papers in the journal Cell, demonstrates the growing... Read more
Apple agrees to replace faulty “on-off button” on some iPhone 5
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP), Apple is offering to fix some older iPhone 5 smartphones with flawed on-off buttons. In a posting on its support website, the California-based company said Friday a “small percentage” of iPhone 5 models manufactured through March of 2013 may have on-off buttons that stop working or... Read more
Fallen giant Nokia finalises handset deal with Microsoft
The Finnish telecom giant Nokia completed the sale to Microsoft of its once iconic handset business on Friday, leaving factories in India and Korea out of the deal. The company said that the value of the transfer announced in September, would be “slightly higher” than the earlier quoted price... Read more
Y Chromosomes Originated More Than 180 Million Years Ago According To New Research
The Y chromosome, which determines whether a mammal will be a male rather then a female  has been found being stable for the past 25 million years, according to  new research Compared to the larger X chromosome, the Y pales both in size and the amount of genes it... Read more
Soon, technology to print mobile phones on t-shirts
Researchers have come with a new version of ‘spaser’ technology that can make mobile phones so flexible that they can actually be printed on your t-shirt. Researchers at Monash University have modelled the world’s first spaser (surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) to be made completely of... Read more