Category archives for Science and Technology

Al Biruni: One of the Greatest Pioneers of Science

Abū Rayḥān Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī (Persian: ابوریحان محمد بن احمد بیرونی), often known as Alberuni, Al Beruni or variants, (born 5 September 973 in Kath, Khwarezm (now in Uzbekistan), died 13 December 1048 in Ghazni, today’s Afghanistan) was a Persian scholar and polymath of the 11th century.[1][2] The early Muslims duplicated the technique of […]

Bill Gates envisions nuclear future for China

Source / Courtesy: China Daily BEIJING / WASHINGTON – Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates confirmed on Wednesday that a company he helped found is cooperating on the development of a new type of nuclear reactor in China. “TerraPower is working on what we call Generation-4 nuclear energy. And the idea is to be very low-cost, very […]

Microsoft unveils a radically redesigned Windows 8

ANAHEIM, Calif. (CNNMoney) — Windows 8 is coming soon — and it looks nothing like the Windows you’re used to. Microsoft formally introduced Windows 8 on Tuesday to thousands of software developers gathered at the company’s annual Build conference in Anaheim, Calif. The software giant said it reimagined Windows for the “changing world of computing.” […]