Archive "Science"

DARPA Plans Competition for Insect-Scale Robots

DARPA Plans Competition for Insect-Scale Robots

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - DARPA announced launching of a new SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms (SHRIMP) program to develop and demonstrate micro-to-milli robotic platforms for scenarios brought on by natural and critical disasters. As IEEE Spectrum put it, it's a program to develop "insect-scale robots" for disaster recovery and high-risk environments. The topic is simple...

Research E-Cigarettes as Bad as Smoking

Research E-Cigarettes as Bad as Smoking

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - New research found that Insurance companies consider vaping to be just as unhealthy as smoking and put up policies accordingly. Users of electronic cigarettes have to pay up to 65 per cent more for life insurance premiums than non-smokers – the same increase that traditional smokers face.The cost is equivalent to £26 extra per month on average for...

Google’s Android Successor Reportedly Comes along in Three Years

Google’s Android Successor Reportedly Comes along in Three Years

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A team of 100 engineers have reportedly been working on a successor called Fuchsia to Android at Google for two years. The operating system that powers three quarters of the world's smartphones. Sources close to the project, which is called Fuchsia, told Bloomberg that engineers working on the software want to begin incorporating it into voice-controlled speakers...

Mob Killings Pushes WhatsApp to Limit Service in India’s Request

Mob Killings Pushes WhatsApp to Limit Service in India’s Request

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Facebook’s WhatsApp said that it will roll out measures to stop massage forwarding in India after authorities called for action following the spread of rumors that led to several mob killings in the country. Violence triggered by incendiary false messages in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market with more than 200 million users, has spurred government demands to prevent...

Earth Has More Diamonds than Previously Thought, Way More

Earth Has More Diamonds than Previously Thought, Way More

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – There may be a quadrillion tons of diamonds under the Earth’s surface, according to a study conducted by an international team of scientists and published in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. But don’t get your hopes up on mining them: According to the study, the deposits are located in “cratonic roots” between 90 and 150 miles...

Google Hit with Record 4.3-bn-Euro EU Fine over Android

Google Hit with Record 4.3-bn-Euro EU Fine over Android

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The European Union slapped Google with a huge 4.34-billion-euro fine for abusing the dominance of its Android operating system on Wednesday in the biggest antitrust penalty in the bloc's history. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the US tech giant illegally used Android's near-monopoly to boost usage of its own search engine and browser.The...

Magnetic Wires May Soon Be Used in Your Veins to Detect Cancer Earlier

Magnetic Wires May Soon Be Used in Your Veins to Detect Cancer Earlier

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A revolutionary technology using magnetic wire has been put to trials to detect and potentially remove cancer cells in the bloodstream. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine created a magnetic wire that could, in theory, be inserted into a person's vein, where it could snatch up tumor cells that had been magnetized by special nanoparticles.  The...

Bacteria Used to Create Fertilizer Out of Thin Air

Bacteria Used to Create Fertilizer Out of Thin Air

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A research aimed at engineering plants to make them able to create their own fertilizer in the future. Farmers will no longer need to buy and spread fertilizer for their crops, and increased food production will benefit billions of people around the world, who might otherwise go hungry.These statements may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but new...

Creating Networks of Quantum Computers May be Possible with Microscopic Trampoline

Creating Networks of Quantum Computers May be Possible with Microscopic Trampoline

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers reported in a new study that overcoming a major hurdle for quantum computers may be possible with help of a microscopic trampoline, which is an important step for practical quantum computing. How can you convert microwave signals, such as those produced by quantum chips made by Google, Intel and other tech companies, into light beams that travel down fiberoptic...

Iran One of 3 Major Centers of Goat Domestication in SW Asia: Study

Iran One of 3 Major Centers of Goat Domestication in SW Asia: Study

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Paleogenetic studies show that the Iranian Plateau is one of the 3 centers of goat domestication in South West Asia from 11000 years ago. According to the press office of the National Museum of Iran, recent paleogenetic studies on archaeological goat bone remains from the last 11,000 years bring new information on the initial stages of domestication in South West...