Archive "Science"

Our Sun Could Have Been Born With an Evil Twin Called "Nemesis"

Our Sun Could Have Been Born With an Evil Twin Called "Nemesis"

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A new model on how stars are formed has added weight to the hypothesis that most – if not all – stars are born in a litter with at least one sibling. Our own star at the center of the Solar System is probably no exception, and some astronomers suspect that the Sun's estranged twin might be the evil one, blaming it for the death of the dinosaurs.After analyzing...

Iran, India to step up ICT coop.

Iran, India to step up ICT coop.

TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (Press Shia) – Iranian and Indian ICT ministers have agreed to provide proper conditions for further expansion of bilateral cooperation on information and communication technology.Iranian ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi who is in Geneva for a specialized meeting of the International Telecommunication Union, held talks with his Indian counterpart Manoj Sinha on Thursday. During the...

Exposure to Aircraft Noise Causes High Blood Pressure

Exposure to Aircraft Noise Causes High Blood Pressure

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Long term exposure to aircraft noise, particularly during the night, is linked to an increased risk of developing high blood pressure and possibly heart flutter and stroke as well, a research published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine found. The research team drew on data from 420 people living near Athens International Airport in Greece, where up to 600 planes...

Lab on A Chip Monitors Health, Pollutants

Lab on A Chip Monitors Health, Pollutants

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Engineers invented biosensor technology -- known as a lab on a chip -- that could be used in hand-held or wearable devices to monitor your health and exposure to dangerous bacteria, viruses and pollutants. "This is really important in the context of personalized medicine or personalized health monitoring," said Mehdi Javanmard, an assistant professor in the...

Do Food Container Chemicals Make Us Fat?

Do Food Container Chemicals Make Us Fat?

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A new study from the University of Iowa shows that a pair of common chemicals that manufacturers use to make plastic food containers, water bottles, and other consumer products do not contribute to obesity to the extent of the chemical it's replacing. The chemicals --bisphenol F and bisphenol S (known as BPF and BPS)-- are being used increasingly by food packaging...

Iran to attend INNOPROM-2017 in Russia

Iran to attend INNOPROM-2017 in Russia

TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (Press Shia) – Iranian knowledge-based firms have been encouraged by Iran’s export development and technology exchange corridor to take part in the International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM-2017 in Russia.Iranian knowledge-based companies with support from the Iran’s export development and technology exchange corridor will take part in the large-scale international...

Culture Affects How People Deceive Others

Culture Affects How People Deceive Others

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Psychologists have discovered that people's language changes when they lie depending on their cultural background. "Science has long known that people's use of language changes when they lie. Our research shows that prevalent beliefs about what those changes look like are not true for all cultures," Professor Paul Taylor of Lancaster University in the UK...

New Cellular Imaging Paves Way for Cancer Treatment

New Cellular Imaging Paves Way for Cancer Treatment

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers have pioneered a technique which uses florescent imaging to track the actions of key enzymes in cancer, genetic disorders and kidney disease. Researchers at the Universities of York and Leiden have pioneered a technique which uses florescent imaging to track the actions of key enzymes in cancer, genetic disorders and kidney disease.Scientists hope this new...

Iranian physicist wins 2017 EPJE Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Lecture Prize

Iranian physicist wins 2017 EPJE Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Lecture Prize

TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (Press Shia) – Iranian physicist Ramin Golestanian has been honored with the 2017 EPJE Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Lecture Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of active matter.According to EPJ website, the European Physical Journal E – Soft Matter and BiologicalPhysics (EPJE) has awarded Iranian physicist Ramin Golestanian the 2017 EPJE Pierre-Gilles de...

Iranian firm to build 10MW solar power plant

Iranian firm to build 10MW solar power plant

TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – A team of Iranian researchers at a knowledge-based company for the very first time is working on design and construction of a 10MW solar plant in the country.Mohammad Sadegh Niknam, the project manager, said his team is working on completing the design and construction of a solar power plant with 10MW electricity connected to the national grid. “Under...