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Risks posed by Geomagnetic Storms

Risks posed by Geomagnetic Storms

Image taken from karthaus.eu

By Umay Salma

The sun is not as quiet as it seems from the earth. At the surface of the sun, there are constant explosions which are bombarding out electrons, protons, and radio through X-rays. These particles are emitted through the sun and travel through the space at 300 to 400 kilometers per second to hit the outer atmosphere of earth after four days. This is a normal case scenario and it doesn’t produce any significant effect on Earth’s surface.

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Let’s Print in Space

3D Printers

By Umay Salma

 This post has also been published on wonderfulengineering.com by the same author.

Most 3D printers depend on gravity: The material drops from an extruder onto a print plate layer by layer to build objects from the ground up. But what if you wanted to 3D print something in space, where there is no gravity?

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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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#Women TechMakers

Women Tech Makers

Women Tech Makers

By Umay Salma

WIE IEEE SEECS collaborated with GDG Islamabad and Google at NUST to celebrate women presence in STEM field and to showcase the work of women leaders in tech industry. This was done by providing a platform to celebrate their talents. WomenTech makers aims to raise visibility of innovative women leaders in technology and inspire others to join the field. The Google Business Manager, Saad Hamid, started off the event by sharing the Google Mission behind launching the series of WomenTech Makers events.

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Dr. Umar Saif – An Interview

Dr. Umar Saif Interview

Interview conducted by Umay Salma and compiled by M. Oneeb H. Khan

Dr. Umar Saif is the Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), and has been lauded by prestigious universities such as MIT for his efforts in the field of IT. Dr. Umar Saif is currently heading Plan9, a start up incubator, as chairman of the PITB. Plan9 and SEECS signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday 28th February and the FICS team took this opportunity to interview Dr. Umar Saif.

 What was your motivation to leave MIT and come back to Pakistan?

The honest answer to that is that I came here to live with my parents; that was the only reason, it was very personal to me to come back, but the experience has been wonderful.

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