Digital dependency

October 17, 2019 01:27 am

Technology is so woven into our lives that we cannot imagine life without it. The overall advancement of technology has changed not only the way we live our everyday lives, but also the way the world communicates. When we are so dependent on gadgets and devices to live, entertain, interact and work it is difficult for us to focus on the experiences that truly bring value into our lives.

Preventing digital feudalism

October 13, 2019 00:30 am

Threat posed by artificial intelligence and other technologies lies in how they are being designed and deployed

An innovation agenda for Europe

September 18, 2019 01:00 am

Given the high stakes for Europe of being either a digital leader or laggard, the EU urgently needs a radically ambitious innovation and technology agenda

Joining the technological frontiers

September 17, 2019 00:30 am

AI applications will eventually be so broad and so embedded in every aspect of our daily lives that they will likely contribute three to four times more to global output than the Internet

Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts”  into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn.

PARBAT, July 18: Technology-friendly education, which was mostly limited to schools in cities and towns until a few years ago has reached remote villages in recent years. With internet connectivity getting more comprehensive, schools in rural areas these days compete for digital excellence.

Revivingyour spirits

June 21, 2019 09:52 am

The daily drudgery of life can sometimes wreck havoc in your mind and spirit, making you feel like there’s nothing to be grateful for or positive about.

Science of neglect

June 13, 2019 01:05 am

Science and technology is yet to become a topic of mainstream debate in Nepali media. In national media, it occupies only a tiny fraction of space, and we rarely have scientific programs that cultivate in general public the importance of science. There is little conversation going on about this topic among the government agencies. What’s worse, our academic institutions do not promote science in ways they need to. They are failing at the most fundamental level: not teaching students what science actually is and how it can be advanced.

KATHMANDU, June 6: A two-day conference on Science and Technology for Prosperity kicked off in Lalitpur on Wednesday with the theme “Connecting Lives with Land, Water, and Environment”.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has opined for enhancing the technology in crime investigation process.

BIRATNAGAR, May 19: Bangladeshi Ambassador to Nepal Mashfee Binte Shams has said that Nepal could learn from the economic growth achieved by her country. Inspecting a building of Everest Education Foundation being built here using steel structure technology produced in Bangladesh, she said on Saturday that lately, Bangladesh has made significant progress in economic growth and development.

SURUNGA, May 12: Minister for Science, Technology and Education Girirajmani Pokhrel has said the concept of a model school was introduced for the transformation of community schools. Stating that efforts for a decade of community schools transformation had begun, he made it clear that the government was working to connect education with science and technology.

NepXpress launches mobile app

May 8, 2019 20:09 pm

NepXpress, a household name for Home Delivery Service in Nepal recently launched a Mobile App "NepXpress" for its customers.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today inaugurated the campaign of ‘model smart school’ based on information technology for teaching by remote-clicking amid a program held in Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu.

Magic of 5G technology

April 24, 2019 00:30 am

Fifth generation technology is expected to connect various elements of smart transportation system such as traffic lights, roadside signs and symbols, CCTV cameras etc

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20: Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on Tuesday that it would launch this year a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company’s cloud technology and global network of data centers.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, has said the role of Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is highly significant in building of ‘digital Nepal’.

Risky tech attraction

March 18, 2019 00:30 am

Technology alone cannot encourage democracy. To some extent, high-quality, responsible journalism can

KATHMANDU, March 13: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have invited applications for Women MSME FinTech Innovation Fund.

A sleek new American-built capsule with just a test dummy aboard docked smoothly with the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing the U.S. a big step closer to getting back in the business of launching astronauts.

BEIJING, Feb 27: China has unveiled draft regulations on gene-editing and other new biomedical technologies it considers to be “high-risk.”


January 27, 2019 19:07 pm

Technology has completely changed every aspect of our society over the past few decades, from the way we work to the way we socialize and everything in between.

Seven things that you need to know before buying a laptop.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Softwarica College of IT and E-commerce will organize a tech festival on December 28 and 29.

NEW DELHI, Dec 6: Anil Bandawane, a farmer living outside Pune, India, was fed up with the poor advice he was getting from the government’s national hotline for agricultural queries. Life as a farmer in India can be isolating, and he felt cut off from his peers.

NEW DELHI, Dec 5: India's heaviest satellite has gone into orbit on a French rocket to help boost broadband internet services.

We use our smartphones all the time. But are we using it smartly? Here's five smarter ways to use your smartphone next time.

Let’s not let technology ruin us

November 29, 2018 09:56 am

Over two million years, human beings have experienced and achieved so many feats that today they proudly enjoy the most comfortable life they could ever imagine.  Thanks to the advancements in technology in recent decades. While many other living species still wander in forests, humans have started their journey of exploring the space. After conquering land and seas, today, human aspire to conquer vacuum.  No doubt, the technology they posses is surely going to make their mission of conquest successful within few centuries, if not few scores. But still, the pertinent question remains, ‘What if the same technology snatches the most precious asset human beings posses- the ability to think and analyze?’

Technology has travelled a milestone resulting in easy accessibility and better transportation facilities. One can reach every corners of the globe. Construction of roads has become a blessing for people to elevate their lifestyle. However, there are some demerits of technology, like destroying natural beauty. Pokhara has been facing this very problem. Small bypasses in the district are rapidly destroyed by the construction of motor roads and the use of trail is decreasing.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said the agriculture sector could not be transformed as the technology has been confined to the laboratory.

There were times when you had to walk miles to fight your hunger and get a plate of food. The rise of technology has completely changed the game today. Now people can easily order their favorite cuisines just with a single touch on their devices and the food will be at your doorsteps. There are numerous online food portals operating in the valley but Foodmario is identically different from the rest.

Oct 1: A compelling new study is comparing cancer cell populations to parasites, describing how it can alter the body's ability to metabolize glucose to create more energy sources that help tumors grow. One of those strategies involves reducing a type of gut bacteria that keeps blood glucose levels in check.

NEW MEXICO, Sept 8: NASA technology designed to protect spacecraft from heat and pressure when entering a planet's atmosphere will be launched from Spaceport America in New Mexico as part of testing.

KHOTANG, Sept 8: Until three years ago, Pratima Sapkota of Jentedhunga Rural Municipality did not even know how a computer looks like. She would hear that kids in Kathmandu read and write on computer and that would make her feel dumbfounded. Now the 10th grader is a student of computer engineering at her school and she terms the technology as a ‘game changer’ in her life.

We can all vouch for the fact that the internet is often a place for mindless browsing. Many times, we don’t even realize how time just flew by while scrolling through 9gag or BuzzFeed. And while all these sites are fun and entertaining and thus occasionally important too, there must be something better we can do with our time on the web.

The digital prodigy

August 31, 2018 08:49 am

Yash Poddar, who recently completed his A Levels, has already launched three apps. Poddar always harbored a love for problem-solving and designing and, backed by his fascinations for programming, it was only a matter of time until he put it all to creative use.

Social media fever

August 26, 2018 11:54 am

The 21st century is the era of technological innovations and social media. Social media, as a result of the ongoing tech-upgrades, has captivated the whole world. For most, Social media has come in as the most reliable companion as it provides interaction and idea sharing platforms from the touch of the fingers.

KATHMANDU, Aug. 23: In a bid to increase the production and productivity of maize in the country, a training program on Hybrid Maize Comprehensive Technologies was organized to the experts, scientists, representatives of the seeds companies and stakeholders.

Notching up the creativity

August 23, 2018 09:46 am

Portraying its boundless possibilities, animation has occupied a special space in the hearts and minds of people, ranging from a cartoon fanatic to a superhero movie buff. It has been equally admired by those in the media by making it possible to bring to life what would otherwise be impossible. Everything is vibrant, ritzy, and magnificent in this world but definitely not at the cost of losing its surrealism. The rapid advancement of technology has made animation accessible to the mass and thus, the animation industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

All you will ever need

August 17, 2018 09:30 am

Need a plumber? Want an electrician to fix that dangerous looking bit of wiring? Are you bored of the color on your living room walls and want to have it repainted? Go online to find the help you need.

From drones to machine learning, new technologies are helping winemakers improve both the quantity and quality of their wine

KATHMANDU, July 5: Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) has awarded journalist Laxman Dangol with Science and Technology Journalist Award-2018. Dangol was awarded amid a special program held at the office of NAST on Thursday.

WASHINGTON, June 25: The U.S. Treasury Department is drafting curbs that would block firms with at least 25 percent Chinese ownership from buying U.S. companies with “industrially significant technology,” a government official briefed on the matter said on Sunday.

RASUWA, June 25: Farmers of Rasuwa are being attracted towards use of modern technology in agriculture. Farmers of Naukunda Rural Municipality are using equipment for plowing the field and de-cobbing maize, among others. Farm equipment has come as a boon to farmers who were facing hard times arranging laborers for farm works.

KATHMANDU, June 2:  The government has promoted Minister of State for Communication and  Information Technology  Gokul Prasad Baskota to the post of Minister for Communication and Information Technology on Friday.

RASUWA, May 30: To facilitate the growing demand of timber in reconstruction, six permanent ponds with new technology for improving the quality of timber have been constructed in Rasuwa.

Teaching with technology

May 27, 2018 02:00 am

Many teachers who are currently teaching computer in public schools grew up in an era when computers were virtually non-existent

KATHMANDU, May 18: The 1st Science, Information and Technology National Youth Conference-2018 is taking place in the Capital from June 18 to 20 with the aim to review existing situation in various aspects of science, information and technology, and make necessary work policy of related field in next 10 years.

MAHOTTARI, May 15: Province no 2 Minister for Agriculture, Shailendra Sah, has called for tapping into the organic agricultural technology for the development of the agricultural sector.

KATHMANDU April 12: United Nations Capital Development Fund's (UNCDF) MM4P program, SunFarmer Nepal and Prabhu Management have signed a tripartite deal that aims to transform agriculture in Nepal with digital technology.