What do lasers, fiber optic communications, biomedical instrumentation, solar energy, pollution monitoring and lastly, the Internet all have in common? These inventions would not have been possible without Dr. Narinder Kapany’s scientific contributions to the world of physics. Recognized as the “Father of Fiber Optics” on a global scale, Kapany’s research in the 1950’s led to the development of fiber optics and he was the first person to demonstrate the transmission of an image through a bundle of glass fibers.
“The important thing is to be a man of the world, that’s what I have tried to be, and to a small extent succeeded, but I like to do things for people.” – Dr. Narinder Kapany
London — Apple and Malala Fund today announced that Apple will become the fund’s first Laureate partner, enabling a significant expansion of Malala’s effort to support girls’ education and advocate for equal opportunity. Led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Malala Fund champions every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education.
Basing its research on official statistics and reports, IBTimes UK looks into some of the countries with the highest rate of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Read more
In a feature address last month to 200 newly naturalized citizens at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Dr. Frank Islam urged newly naturalized immigrants to be ”citizens of the 21st century by becoming active in their communities.” Read more
Christmas, as everyone knows, commemorates the birth of Jesus and is a major religious celebration for Christians around the world. Read more
Democrat Doug Jones wins election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, as voters in the deeply conservative and heavily Republican state deal a stark political blow to President Donald Trump and narrow the GOP’s majority in the Senate to two seats. Read more
Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe, becoming the first Miss South Africa to take this prestigious title since Margaret Gardiner won in 1978.
US President Donald Trump has ordered extreme vetting be beefed up after a terror attack in New York. Police have arrested a man after he allegedly drove a pickup truck along a busy bicycle lane, killing eight people.
Umar John (Washington DC): The Canadian province is barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and obliging citizens to unveil while using public transit or government services
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Fairfax County prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against the man accused in the high-profile killing of a 17-year-old Muslim girl, who was abducted as she walked to her mosque over the summer, authorities said.