Archive "Science"

Supermassive Black Holes on Collision Course Discovered 2.5 Billion Light Years Away

Supermassive Black Holes on Collision Course Discovered 2.5 Billion Light Years Away

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Using images obtained from the Hubble Space Telescope, a US collaboration of astronomers have detected two supermassive black holes on a collision course, 2.5 billion light years from Earth. - Science news - The two black holes will continue to get closer to each other sending out huge ripples in space-time, known as gravitational waves, which can be detected back on...

Possible Link Found between Sugary Drinks, Cancer

Possible Link Found between Sugary Drinks, Cancer

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A study reports of a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of cancer. - Science news - While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that limiting sugary drink consumption, together with taxation and marketing restrictions, might contribute to a reduction in...

Rules of Gravity Could Be Linked With Building Quantum Computers

Rules of Gravity Could Be Linked With Building Quantum Computers

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Now scientists have made a discovery about how optimal quantum computation might be achieved – and gravity may be the key. - Science news - More specifically, the geometric rules for finding the shortest distance between two points on a curved surface, with regard to gravity in general relativity, could also find the most efficient way to process information in a...

Eating Yogurt May Lower Risk of Colon Cancer in Men

Eating Yogurt May Lower Risk of Colon Cancer in Men

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A recent study has found that men who eat at least two servings a week of yogurt may be lowering their risk for colorectal cancer, - Science news - Researchers examined data on 32,606 male and 55,743 female health professionals who had a colonoscopy between 1986 and 2012. Study participants provided detailed information about their health, lifestyle, eating and exercise...

Researchers Eliminated HIV from Genomes of Living Animals

Researchers Eliminated HIV from Genomes of Living Animals

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers have for the first time eliminated the virus responsible for AIDS from the genomes of living animals. The study marks a critical step toward the development of a possible cure for human HIV infection. - Science news - There’s no question that powerful anti-HIV medications can do a fairly good job of keeping the virus under control. Used properly,...

Method Allows People to Play Video Game Using Only Their Minds

Method Allows People to Play Video Game Using Only Their Minds

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers have created a method for two people help a third person solve a task using only their minds. - Science news - Telepathic communication might be one step closer to reality thanks to new research from the University of Washington. A team created a method that allows three people to work together to solve a problem using only their minds, Phys reported. In...

Researchers Discover Light Can Possess New Property

Researchers Discover Light Can Possess New Property

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The discovery could open up exciting possibilities in light-related applications including as relates to the improvement of smart phones and hard drives. - Science news - A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Spain and the US has announced that they have discovered a new property of light—self-torque. In their paper published in the journal...

Entomologists Sound Alarm on ‘Insect Apocalypse’

Entomologists Sound Alarm on ‘Insect Apocalypse’

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - German entomologists have warned about evidence of what is described as one of Earth's worst extinction phases since the dinosaurs vanished. - Science news - For almost 30 years they passed as quirky eccentrics, diligently setting up their insect traps in the Rhine countryside to collect tens of millions of bugs and creepy crawlers, Phys reported. Now the group...

Scientist Use Spider Venom to Fight against Malaria

Scientist Use Spider Venom to Fight against Malaria

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers engineered a fungus from the venom of an Australian spider that can be used as a new weapon in the fight against malaria. - Science news - They found that a fungus, enhanced by the gene of the Australian Blue Mountains funnel-web spider, killed large numbers of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. During the trails, the researchers reported a 99% collapse in...

Researchers Find Ways to Improve Energy Storage Devices

Researchers Find Ways to Improve Energy Storage Devices

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Researchers have used X-ray computed tomography (CT) to visualize in real time how cracks form near the edges of the interfaces between materials in solid-state batteries. - Science news - Solid-state batteries—a new battery design that uses all solid components—have gained attention in recent years because of their potential to hold much more energy while...