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FICS Final Stage

Finding Innovative and Creative Solutions

By Oneeb-ul-Haq

Afternoons are usually the laziest part of the day, not so in SEECS. On Friday the 16th of May, the SEECS UG lobby was buzzing. Buzzing with curiosity. Buzzing with anxiousness. Buzzing with ideas, ideas that could possibly change Pakistan and life as we know it. Why? It was the occasion of the final stage of FICS (Finding Innovative and Creative Solutions) and the winners were to be announced today.

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An Undersea Ride to USA

An undersea ride to USA

By Umay Salma

How often have you wished to travel in the dreamy Hogwarts Express? What was the best part about it? Well, for me, it was the clouds, it dissolved into. The magical arena it covered to take its passengers to a mystic land. Lo and behold, China has launched an ambitious engineering plan to build a bullet train railway to America. The best part? It’s going to be under the sea!!!

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It’s Always Sunny in Space

It’s Always Sunny in Space

By Umay Salma

How often have the movies featured the humans abandoning the planet Earth on account of depletion of resources. What remained the subject of sci-fi for decades is now becoming a reality. Lo and behold, Japan has taken this quest for new resources to a whole new level and plans to build a solar farm about 36,000 kilometers above the Earth. With this, Japan definitely kicks off a next space race.

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The Greedy Cup

The Greedy Cup

By Umay Salma

And there are hungers that can never be satisfied, and thirsts that can never be quenched. Appetites that will stay forever, and cravings that are destined to remain unfulfilled. If I could personify what I just wrote, it would be a simple yet amazing Pythagorean cup a.k.a Greedy cup.

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Masdar City-A Tech Desert Flower

Masdar City

Illustration 1: An artist’s impression of the future Masdar City

By Behlol Nawaz

Masdar (an Arabic word meaning “source”), is the name of a project, which aims to construct a city of the same name, that is environmentally sustainable by reducing the waste and carbon emissions to almost zero. With this, Masdar intends to become a model of an “eco-city” for the future. But most important of all, through this project, different “green” ideas and technologies will be tried, tested and further developed. It would be a large incubation center for clean tech.

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