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Proud Of Pakistan - Daughter of Pakistan

Proud Of Pakistan - Daughter of Pakistan

Arfa Karim Randhawa (ارفع کریم رندهاوا‎) (1995 – January 14, 2012), was a Pakistani student and computer prodigy, who in 2004 at the age of nine years became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCPs) in the world,a title she kept until 2008.She was invited by Bill Gates to visit the Microsoft Headquarters in USA. Arfa was born in a Jatt Randhawa family and hailed from the village of Chak No. 4JB Ram Dewali in Faisalabad, Punjab. On returning to Pakistan, Arfa had numerous interviews with television and newspapers.


"If you want to do something big in your life, you must remember that shyness is only the mind," she said. "If you think shy, you act shy. If you think confident you act confident. Therefore never let shyness conquer your mind."   Arfa Karim


In August 2005, Arfa Karim received the Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of Science and Technology, presented by the Prime Minister of Pakistan at that time. She also received the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award again in August 2005 by the President of Pakistan.Arfa Karim is also the recipient of the President's Award for Pride of Performance,a civil award granted to people who have shown excellence in their respective fields over a long period of time. Arfa is the youngest recipient of this award.

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Wind-power Blimp takes to the air (video)

A video from Altaeros Energies shows a novel vision for powering remote locations. The wind energy startup released a video this week of itsprototype airborne wind turbine during its first test run in Maine earlier this year. The donut-shaped blimp has a spinning fan at its center, and it's tethered to a base station by cables that carry electricity from the blimp to the local grid. The turbine is designed for remote villages or industrial sites where there isn't grid power and for places such as military outposts that need to rely on diesel generators.

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IBM Speeds push for 500-mile EV Car Battery

Ten years from now, range anxiety for electric cars could be a thing of the past. IBM today announced two partners for a project aimed at building a lithium air battery able to propel an electric car 500 miles. Scientists from Asahi Kasei and Central Glass with expertise in membranes and electrolyte chemistries will join IBM researchers on the initiative. Called the Battery 500 Project, the goal is to design an "air-breathing" battery that will use oxygen from the air to drive a new type of battery chemical reaction and, in the process, deliver a big jump in EV rangemore

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SolarReserve has completed the central point of a solar project that uses molten salt storage to deliver power to the grid well after the sun has gone down. The startup company today said it has completed the 540-foot tower of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nev., which is expected to start delivering 110 megawatts by the end of 2013. When it comes online, it's projected to have 10 hours of storage, the longest full-load storage capacity for a solar plant. Adding storage turns solar into a continuous power source and allows project developers to earn more more

ASUS Transformer Prime 10.1-Inch Tablet by Asus Breaking free from the normal constraints of a device through constant innovation, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime is the perfect example of what a tablet should be. The feature that gives the Eee Pad Transformer Prime its name, the mobile docking station, gives a whole new meaning to the term Paired for Perfection.  The new Eee Pad Transformer Prime is mind-blowingly slim and light weight and with a beautiful metallic spun finished design. In fact, it is the slimmest tablet on the market yet, only 0.33" thin and 1.29lbs light. You can easily carry it with you no matter where you go. visit Asus Prime

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Satellite Voting: Voting System For Pakistan

Here is another bright Pakistani mind, presenting an idea which could have won him millions in some other part of the world. Muhammad Asif Nawaz has come up with a Satellite Voting System that can not only allow expats to vote, in real time, but also greatly help in elimination of rigging and engineering issues in the elections.

Technical Specifications: The main component of this satellite voting system is a Programmable Satellite Voting Device (PSVD), comprising of a 2.66-GHz Intel Core i7-620M CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Hard Disk running on OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) along with Thumb Impression Reader and TDMA connection. Read More

Super-Human Brain sparks ethics debate

The technologies that tap into the brain and could bring super-human strength, highly enhanced concentration or thought-controlled weaponry is being highly debated in the west. With the prospect of future conflicts between armies controlling weapons with their minds, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics launched a consultation on Thursday to consider the risks of blurring the lines between humans and machines. "Intervening in the brain has always raised both hopes and fears in equal measure. Hopes of curing terrible diseases, and fears about the consequences of trying to enhance human capability beyond what is normally possible," said Thomas Baldwin, a professor of philosophy at Britain s York University who is leading the study. "These challenge us to think carefully about fundamental questions to do with the brain: What makes us human? What makes us an individual? And how and why do we think and behave in the way we do?."


The Council, an independent body which looks at ethical issues raised by new developments in biology and medicine, wants to focus on three main areas of neurotechnologies that change the brain: brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), neurostimulation techniques such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and neural stem cell therapy. These technologies are already at various stages of development for use in the treatment of medical conditions including Parkinson s disease, depression and stroke, and experts think they could bring significant benefits, especially for patients with severe brain disease or damage.