by Imran H. Khan

jadoo_comb1Seldom does something so small make such a major social splash as the JadooTV box. The reason is that the box is just the tip of an ice berg. The multimedia content aggregation, Jadoo Portal, globally distributed media servers and a high bandwidth global infrastructure constitute the whole iceberg. JadooTV is a palm size box that connects the internet to your TV set and allows you to browse and watch audio, video and multi-media content in your living room or wherever your TV is located. It could even be in a car. The concept of connecting TV is not new and there are other companies providing devices that do the same; like VuNow from VerismoNetworks and IPTV2000 from Netgear. Read more

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by Imran H. Khan

nif-1209-18049I was privileged to visit the most powerful laser on the planet at National Ignition Facility(NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory this week. NIF was created to generate a controlled Fusion Reaction that happens regularly on stars. The NIF houses a 1.8 Mega Joule laser that will be used to fire a laser pulse at a 2mm target of hydrogen atoms to create Fusion reaction consists of involving deuterium (D) and tritium (T). Deuterium is an isotope of hydrogen, so-called “heavy hydrogen”, and is found in seawater (about 33g per tonne). Tritium is an isotope of hydrogen, and may be produced by neutron reactions with lithium, which is widely available, both from ore from the earth and also from seawater. In each D-T fusion reaction 17.6 MeV of stored energy is released, along with a Helium nucleus (He) and a neutron (n). This is about one million times the amount of energy released from a chemical reaction, such as the burning of fossil fuels. This is how so little fuel can produce so much energy when fusion is employed. The answer to human energy needs may lie at the beginning of the periodic table rather than at its end. Read more

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by Taimur H. Khan

CochleaThree years ago from this week, I completed my art thesis at Bates College (Lewiston, ME, USA). I believe I have changed a lot as a person between then and now – with respect to my priorities, what I value in life, and in where my interests lie (medically, artistically,etc.) –  but some of my fundamental interests in visual arts remain the same. Read more

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by Imran H. Khan

monisI had the good fortune of meeting three amazing Pakistanis who are in the process of changing the Pakistani society. They are young in years but mature and savvy in technology, business and the art of managing dynamic organizations. They share traits that are common to global entrepreneurs of self drive, respect for time, global market awareness,  getting quickly to the bottom of things and balancing priorities. All three of them got their education and training outside Pakistan and are now inculcating and mentoring Pakistanis with what they learned abroad.  As it turns out they are spearheading in the three synergistic technological areas of education, research and industry. Sometimes the stars get aligned and the right opportunities are given to people with the right credentials and motivations. Read more

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