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Iran inaugurates 1st laser innovation center

Iran inaugurates 1st laser innovation center

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – The country’s first laser innovation center was inaugurated Tue. in Tehran in the presence of VP for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari and AEOI head Ali Akbar Salehi.Iran’s Laser Innovation Center as the country’s first of its kind was inaugurated Tuesday night, supported by vice-presidency for science and technology. The center aims at introduce...

An Hour Less Sleep Ups Diabetes Risk

An Hour Less Sleep Ups Diabetes Risk

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A study found that children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance. The recommended sleep duration for a 10 year old is 10 hours and so a child getting just one hour less has a higher risk, researchers from University of St George's London said.Professor...

Injectable Tissue Patch to Repair Organs

Injectable Tissue Patch to Repair Organs

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A team of researchers is mending broken hearts with an expanding tissue bandage a little smaller than a postage stamp. Repairing heart tissue destroyed by a heart attack or medical condition with regenerative cells or tissues usually requires invasive open-heart surgery. But now biomedical engineering Professor Milica Radisic and her colleagues have developed a technique...

Embracing Darker Moods Makes You Feel Better

Embracing Darker Moods Makes You Feel Better

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, according to a new UC Berkeley research. "We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which adds up to better psychological health," said study senior author Iris Mauss,...

NTSC to legislate 38 more nanotech standards in 2017

NTSC to legislate 38 more nanotech standards in 2017

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (Press Shia) – The Nanotechnology Technical Standards Committee (NTSC), as the corresponding committee of ISOTC/229 in the country, has legislated 62 national standards in the field of nanotechnology. This committee has scheduled to compile 38 national standards in 2017.According to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), these standards cover a wide range of issues. One...

How The Brain Recognizes Familiar Faces

How The Brain Recognizes Familiar Faces

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Scientists have located two areas in the brain that help us recognize familiar faces. The discovery will help them delve deeper into the relationship between face recognition, memory, and social knowledge. There's nothing quite like the rush of recognition that comes from seeing a familiar face. But scientists have been hard-pressed to explain how we identify well-known...

Potentially Habitable 'Super-Earths' Found Orbiting around Sun's near Neighbor

Potentially Habitable 'Super-Earths' Found Orbiting around Sun's near Neighbor

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Two planets that orbit around a star like our own sun could support life, according to new research. The two worlds at the edges of star Tau Ceti's "habitable zone" are part of a system of planets that are similar in size to our own. That is a breakthrough because it suggests that we might soon be able to find other planets that are habitable like our...

Nanotech. researcher to produce anti-cancerous sunscreens

Nanotech. researcher to produce anti-cancerous sunscreens

TEHRAN, Aug. 10 (Press Shia) – Tarbiat Modarres University student Samaneh Ashnagar is working on a project to increase the effectiveness of sunscreens with ability to release anti-cancerous substances through nanotechnology.In this project we tried to add the nanocomposite nanoparticles to the sunscreen and increase the effectiveness of ultraviolet ray absorption, Ashnagar told Mehr News...

Over 5k students submitted works to Noor Student Competition

Over 5k students submitted works to Noor Student Competition

TEHRAN, Aug. 10 (Press Shia) – The deadline for submissions of scientific works and videos to the 2017 Noor Student Competition; Recognition of Prof. Jackie Ying has ended. Over 5000 students has participated in this competition by production and sending about 2000 short film.According to MSTF Media, Noor Student Competition was launched early December last year in order to identify...

Iran to hold 10th intl. Nano Festival in Oct.

Iran to hold 10th intl. Nano Festival in Oct.

TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (Press Shia) – Iran will be hosting the 10th International Nanotechnology Festival (IranNano 2017), as 20the second largest nanotechnology exhibition in Asia, in early October 2017.This year’s festival will be held from October 6 to 9, 2017, at Tehran International Permanent Fairground. Nanotechnology International Festival is held annually by Iran Nanotechnology Initiative...