Archive "Science"

Importance of Amount of Physical Activity on Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Importance of Amount of Physical Activity on Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – New research reveals the importance of both the amount and timing of physical activity in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). Two new papers published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes ) reveal the importance of both the amount and timing of physical activity in reducing the risk of developing type 2...

Iranian firm wins ASPA 2016 grand prize

Iranian firm wins ASPA 2016 grand prize

TEHRAN, Oct. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian knowledge-based company won the Grand Prize of the Asian Science Park Association 2016 that was held in India.An Iranian knowledge-based company established in 2008 in Isfahan Science and Technology Town managed to win the Grand Prize of the ASPA Award 2016 for presenting reactive extrusion technology and polymer nanocomposites. The grand...

Amirkabir MAV team ranks 1st at China competition

Amirkabir MAV team ranks 1st at China competition

TEHRN, Oct. 22 (Press Shia) – The MAV team of Amirkabir Univeristy of Technology won best outdoor performance in the International Micro Air Vehicle Competition (IMAV 2016) in China.In this section of competitions, 16 teams competed against one another indoors and 16 others outdoors. Iran participated in the competition with 7 teams. The MAV team of Amirkabir University of Technology...

Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Discovered

Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Discovered

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A group of citizen scientists and professional astronomers, including Carnegie's Jonathan Gagné, joined forces to discover an unusual hunting ground for exoplanets. They found a star surrounded by the oldest known circumstellar disk -- a primordial ring of gas and dust that orbits around a young star and from which planets can form as the material...

Iranian, Russian top unis. sign 30 MoUs

Iranian, Russian top unis. sign 30 MoUs

TEHRAN, Oct. 22 (Press Shia) – Iran and Russia signed 30 memorandums of understanding in the 2nd summit of Iranian and Russian Top Universities’ Chancellors in Tehran.The MoUs were signed between the two sides with an aim to expand scientific and educational activities, student and professor transfer, holding joint courses and conducting joint research. 23 Russian delegations with 20...

Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Unlikely to Encourage Healthy Eating, Finds Study

Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Unlikely to Encourage Healthy Eating, Finds Study

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Researchers show why fast-food menu calorie counts do not help consumers make healthy choices in a new study published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. The researchers from New York University found that only a small fraction of fast-food eaters – as little as 8 percent – are likely to make healthy choices as a result of current calorie...

Russia develops glass which exceeds steel's strength

Russia develops glass which exceeds steel's strength

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (Press Shia) – Russian scientists are developing high-strength, soft-magnetic materials with an amorphous and nanocrystalline structure which will be in demand by manufacturers of medical implants, aircraft engines, and sports equipment.The National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NUST MISIS) has launched an innovative project to develop amorphous and nanocrystalline...

Shadows Reveal How Insects Walk on Water

Shadows Reveal How Insects Walk on Water

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Scientists have measured for the first time the key parameters that allow water striders to walk on water, by studying their leg shadows. Water striders' ability to walk and jump on the surfaces of ponds and lakes has long amazed curious observers -- and inspired robot designers who want to mimic the bugs' talent. The new findings, reported in the ACS journal...

Leader Warns of Plots to Impede Iran’s Scientific Progress

Leader Warns of Plots to Impede Iran’s Scientific Progress

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei cautioned against hostile schemes to hinder Iran’s scientific progress, and urged efforts to raise the country’s scientific rating instead of only attempting to prevent it from falling. In an address to a gathering of Iranian elites and scientific talents in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei...

Iran, S Korea to boost academic coop.

Iran, S Korea to boost academic coop.

TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran and South Korea have agreed to further expand scientific cooperation, deputy Minister of Science said Wed.A joint meeting was held on Wednesday between Iran and South Korea’s universities on expansion of scientific cooperation in Tehran. Deputy Minister of Science for International Affairs, Hossein Salar Amoli, and the President of the...