The designer Maria.B spotted with a Turkish model

ISlamabad - he designer Maria.B with her family and her muse Didem Balcin from the Ertugrul cast whilst shooting for her upcoming winter Linen Campaign in Turkey. Maria B is a Pakistani clothing brand which was founded by Maria Butt. It is based in Lahore, Pakistan. The clothing includes ready-to-wear, unstitched and haute couture.

Free app Genopo analyzes coronavirus genome

ISlamabad -A new mobile app has made it possible to analyze the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on a smartphone in less than half an hour. Cutting-edge nanopore devices have enabled scientists to read or ‘sequence’ the genetic material in a biological sample outside a laboratory, however analyzing the raw data has still required access to high-end computing power — until now. The app Genopo, developed by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, in collaboration with the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, makes genomics more accessible to remote or under-resourced regions, as well as the hospital bedside. “Not everyone has access to the high-power computing resources that are required for DNA and RNA analysis, but most people have access to a smartphone,” says co-senior author Dr. Ira Deveson, who heads the Genomic Technologies Group at Garvan’s Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics.

Four shoebox-sized satellites successfully launched

ISlamabad - Four shoebox-sized satellites have successfully been launched into space, to help monitor shipping movements from low-Earth orbit. The satellites were all built in Scotland by global data and analytics company Spire, with the help of £6 million in government funding. They were successfully transported into space on a Soyuz launcher from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia at 12.25pm UK time, the UK Space Agency confirmed. Two of the nanosatellites have on-board supercomputers, with machine learning algorithms that can provide ‘hyper-accurate predictions’ of the locations of boats.