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Darkest material created

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Saw this a couple of days ago. Scientists have created the darkest material ever seen (or unseen) out of carbon nanotubes. This material is the closest thing so far to “perfect black” which would absorb all types of light, at every angle. On the left is the previous measurement of blackness. And on the right, […]

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Pakistan growth still strong

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Thank you Arsalan for forwarding this great piece about Pakistan. From the article: When you watch television or pick up a newspaper everything is blood and gore,…. When you go to the country and you do your homework, you see that it’s a fantastic economy, growing 6.5 to seven percent The best thing is that […]

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Life after people

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Via BoingBoing. The History Channel, one of my favorites, will be airing their Life After People show, starting this Monday. The website offers a glimpse of the show’s contents and discusses a number of issues that could arise in case civilization as we know it, ceases to exist. Should really be worth watching. From the […]

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Cheapest car in the world

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Tata Group has just unveiled Nano, the world’s cheapest car, which is about half the price of the cheapest existing cars on the market. At about Rs.100,000, or $2,500, this is quite an awesome achievement. Air conditioning, automatic windows and powered steering can be considered unnecessary luxuries when it comes to providing a vehicle for […]

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Spam firewall and filtering techniques

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Over the span of the last few years, we have seen email, a once useful means of communication, transform into a hideous monster that appears to have outlived it’s usefulness. We humans have a tendency to quickly get over something good that has happened to us, while even a small affliction can continue to torment […]

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Power shortage and nuclear reactors

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It looks like there is a severe shortage of power across the country. Even the best areas of the Capital, those that were hardly touched by the electricity and power issues of the 80s and 90s, aren’t spared and are suffering the same scheduled and unscheduled power outages as the rest of the country. The […]

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Time article on Benazir: Martyr without a cause

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There is a taboo in the Pakistani society about criticizing the life and death of the deceased. This was one of the major reasons that even the staunchest opponents of the late Benazir Bhutto avoided making any statements against her after her recent assassination. Maybe this is why I found this poignant Time magazine article, […]