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Iran, Slovenia ink MoU on academic coop.

Iran, Slovenia ink MoU on academic coop.

TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran's Shahrekord University and Slovenia's University of Ljubljana signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop scientific and educational cooperation.Exchanging of professors and students, implementation of joint research projects, holding conferences, workshops and joint events, facilitating the process of research grants, exchanging library...

Cosmic Voids, Galaxy Clusters Could Upend Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

Cosmic Voids, Galaxy Clusters Could Upend Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – It will be possible to use new astronomical mappings of hundreds of thousands of cosmic voids and galaxy clusters to test Einstein's theory of relativity by looking for small deviations in gravity at vast distances. This is shown in a new study from Uppsala University published in Physical Review D, a scientific journal.Cosmic voids are spaces millions of light...

Last Year’s Neutron Star Merger Most Likely Created a Black Hole

Last Year’s Neutron Star Merger Most Likely Created a Black Hole

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – In August 2017, another major breakthrough occurred when the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected waves that were believed to be caused by a neutron star merger. Shortly thereafter, scientists at LIGO, Advanced Virgo, and the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope were able to determine where in the sky this event (known as a kilonova)...

Iranian startup designs practical kit for testing water quality

Iranian startup designs practical kit for testing water quality

TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian researchers as part of a nano-tech startup managed to design a multi-purpose practical kit for testing the quality of water.One of the issues making people worried is the quality of drinking water and to address this public concern, a group of Iranian researchers as part of a nano-tech startup managed to design a multi-purpose practical kit for...

Moons of Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life

Moons of Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Researchers have identified more than 100 giant exoplanets that may have potentially life-hosting moons. The new analysis could change the way scientists search for life in the cosmos, study team members said.That search has generally focused on places more or less like Earth — rocky planets in the "habitable zone" of their host star, that...

Why Lack of Sleep Affects Some More Than Others

Why Lack of Sleep Affects Some More Than Others

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The key to predicting how someone is affected by sleep loss may be found in microRNAs (miRNAs), according to a new study. According to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the key to predicting how someone is affected by sleep loss may be found in microRNAs (miRNAs). Many studies connect sleep loss with cancer,...

Sleep Loss Linked to Nighttime Snacking, Obesity

Sleep Loss Linked to Nighttime Snacking, Obesity

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Nighttime snacking and junk food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors and represent a potential link between poor sleep and obesity, according to a study by University of Arizona Health Sciences sleep researchers. The study was conducted via a nationwide, phone-based survey of 3,105 adults from 23 U.S. metropolitan areas. Participants were asked if they...

All satellite projects funded by year-end

All satellite projects funded by year-end

TEHRAN, Jun. 03 (Press Shia Agency) – The head of Iranian Space Agency (ISA) said Sun. that all projects on development of domestic satellites have been fully funded for the current Iranian fiscal year (ending on 21 March 2019).Morteza Barari made the remarks during a visit to some domestic satellite design and construction projects on Sunday, adding “there are several satellite projects...

Iran presents nano products in Aquatech China 2018

Iran presents nano products in Aquatech China 2018

TEHRAN, Jun. 03 (Press Shia) – Three Iranian knowledge-based companies offered their latest products developed by nanotechnology in Aquatech China 2018 exhibition.The Iranian companies presented their latest achievements and nano products in water field in Aquatech China 2018 exhibition. This was a great opportunity for Iranian companies to expand their trades with high-potential Eastern...

For Anxiety, A Single Intervention Is Not Enough

For Anxiety, A Single Intervention Is Not Enough

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – No matter which treatment they get, only 20 percent of young people diagnosed with anxiety will stay well over the long term, UConn Health researchers report in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. "When you see so few kids stay non-symptomatic after receiving the best treatments we have, that's discouraging," says UConn...