By Oneeb Ul Haq
The long awaited Oath-taking ceremony was held on the 13th of December. Before the event began the organizers could be seen anxiously pacing the seminar hall, eager to get the show on the road.
Will we soon be able to lick our smart phones to taste food?
If you have read Roal Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, you might be able to relate this new technology of “digitalized taste” to Willy Wonka’s full meal bubblegum. Willy Wonka’s chewing gum was food-flavoured; you could get it in flavours like spinach, baked potatoes, and enjoy a full three-course meal chewing just one piece of gum.
When it comes to convincing the world to move from non-renewable to clean, renewable energy sources, we are not out of feasible solutions. Solar panels, wind turbines and battery-powered cars are just a few to name. Recently, a Swedish company Minesto offered to the world, yet another low-cost, green way to harvest tidal energy. They have designed “kites”, modern underwater devices, each of which consist of a wing and a turbine. The kites are fixed to the ocean bed, and as water flows over the wing (hydrodynamic), an upward thrust is generated which allows the kite to “float”. The turbine rotates, which is used to generate electricity.
Ever wondered how we recieve messages within a blink of an eye…? Who is there for getting us closer to our loved ones when we are thousands of miles away…? Who is that mentor who guides us when we are totally lost in the middle of an unknown city…? Well, thanks to our mobile networking system without which imagining a life is considered impossible now.
Searching for right information in age where tons of GBs worth of new information is added to the internet daily is not an easy task. Finding suitable information and filtering out loads of noise from this sea of data can be a painstaking task indeed. To help students with this task, Google at NUST and IEEE-SEECS collaborated to bring one of a kind workshop, ‘Become Search Guru with Google’. Their purpose was to educate students about a new highly valued skill known as Advance searching. This skill basically allows you to use world’s most advanced search engine Google more efficiently and effectively. While this may sound very geeky and boring but trust me it was actually full of surprises and excitement.