Archive "Science"

Super-Earth Discovered Around Barnard’s Star

Super-Earth Discovered Around Barnard’s Star

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A planet has been discovered by astronomers in orbit around one of the closest stars to the sun, Barnard's star. The potentially rocky planet, known as Barnard's star b, is a 'super-Earth' with a mass of at least 3.2 times that of the Earth, and it orbits around its host star once every 233 days.The results, published in the journal Nature, show the planet...

Scientists Use Cloud Computing to Help Improve Battery Life by Up to 60 Percent

Scientists Use Cloud Computing to Help Improve Battery Life by Up to 60 Percent

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Computer scientists have presented a solution that integrates mobile computing with cloud computing which results in drastically improving the battery-life of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. Computer scientists from Aston University have developed a way to drastically improve the battery-life of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, by...

Scientists’ New Discovery Bring Hope for Parkinson’s Patients

Scientists’ New Discovery Bring Hope for Parkinson’s Patients

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Scientists made it easier to fight against Parkinson's disease by working out a way to get rid of toxic clumps of protein in the brain. The clumps, called Lewy bodies, build up to damage nerve cells and cause cell death, triggering the crippling disease.The body can't get rid of the Lewy bodies naturally because they aren't properly flagged up for destruction,...

Samsung to Turn in Its Second 5G Standard in December Next Year

Samsung to Turn in Its Second 5G Standard in December Next Year

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The second standard for 5G networks will be set in December next year, and will open the door for connected cars and smart factories, Samsung has said. Speaking at the 5G Vertical Summit 2018 in Seoul, Sungho Choi, VP at Samsung Electronics' network business, said the second 5G standard, or Release 16, will be completed in December next year and turned in to the...

Obesity, Poor Diet Associated with Insufficient Sleep in Children

Obesity, Poor Diet Associated with Insufficient Sleep in Children

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents. Results show that insufficient sleep duration was associated with unhealthy dietary habits such as skipping breakfast (adjusted odds ratio 1.30), fast-food consumption (OR 1.35) and...

Opportunity’s Image of 5,000th Sunrise on Mars Turned Into Music

Opportunity’s Image of 5,000th Sunrise on Mars Turned Into Music

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Scientists have transformed Opportunity's image of its 5,000th sunrise on Mars into music using a process called data sonification. “Image sonification is a really flexible technique to explore science, and it can be used in several domains, from studying certain characteristics of planet surfaces and atmospheres, to analyzing weather changes or detecting volcanic...

Researchers Discovered Proteins Essential to Development of Skeletal Muscle

Researchers Discovered Proteins Essential to Development of Skeletal Muscle

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - In a recent article published in Nature Communications, an international team of researchers discovered two proteins essential to the development of skeletal muscle. The research, could lead to a better understanding of rare muscular diseases and the development of new treatments. From nuclear fusion to cell fusionSkeletal muscles are attached to our bones and enable...

Egyptian Archaeologists Uncover One-Of-A-Kind Tomb South of Cairo (+Video)

Egyptian Archaeologists Uncover One-Of-A-Kind Tomb South of Cairo (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a rare collection of mummified scarab beetles, as well as an apparently pristine Fifth Dynasty tomb they plan to open in the coming weeks in the Saqqara necropolis, 30 km (19mi) south of Cairo. Seven ancient Egyptian tombs containing mummified cats and scarabs, according to an announcement by Egypt's Minister of Antiquities Khaled...

Study Finds: Zink Deficiency during Pregnancy Linked to Autism in Babies

Study Finds: Zink Deficiency during Pregnancy Linked to Autism in Babies

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - US and German scientists say they have evidence that zinc levels may be one of the defining environmental factors that sew the seeds of autism spectrum disorder in babies. The emergence of autism in children has not only been linked to genes encoding synaptic proteins—among others—but also environmental insults such as zinc deficiency. Although it is...

High-Fat, High-Sugar Diet Causes Lasting Harmful Effects on Liver

High-Fat, High-Sugar Diet Causes Lasting Harmful Effects on Liver

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A new study suggests that consuming diet with high-fat and high-sugar can cause a harmful accumulation of fat in the liver that may last even after switching to a healthier diet. For the study, published in Science Translational Medicine, the investigators developed a nanosensor that can detect and noninvasively track the accumulation of fat in the liver. They...