Archive "Science"

Dracula Ant Found to Be Fastest Creature on Earth

Dracula Ant Found to Be Fastest Creature on Earth

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - New study revealed that the Dracula ant or Mystrium camillae, has the fastest animal movement on record as it can snap its mandibles at speeds of up to 90 meters per second, which makes it more than 200 miles per hour. - Science news - "The high accelerations of Mystrium strikes likely result in high-impact forces necessary for predatory or defensive...

NASA’s Spacecraft Discovers Water Locked inside Minor Planet in Amazing Discovery

NASA’s Spacecraft Discovers Water Locked inside Minor Planet in Amazing Discovery

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft found water inside the minor planet Bennu that it landed on last week. - Science news - Early data from the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission revealed water locked inside Bennu.Information gathered by the spacecraft’s OVIRS and OTES spectrometers reveals the...

Researchers Create New Model of Ecosystem Hidden Beneath Earth

Researchers Create New Model of Ecosystem Hidden Beneath Earth

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An international team of researchers has pieced together a model of the subterranean ecosystem hidden beneath the Earth. - Science news - Locked within the Earth are organisms that can withstand extreme pressures, temperatures and a lack of nutrients -- changing how we think about "life."The deep biosphere: an underground ecosystem of bacteria and multi-celled...

Google Accelerates G+ Shut Down over Security Hole that Affected Millions

Google Accelerates G+ Shut Down over Security Hole that Affected Millions

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Google struggling social network Google+ will be shut down sooner than previously announced after a new security vulnerability that briefly exposed personal data of some 52.5 million Google+ users. - Science news - The bug, which was introduced to Google+ in November, allowed developers to access personal profile information including name, birthday, gender, nickname and...

NASA’s Rover Sends First Audio Recording from Mars (+Video)

NASA’s Rover Sends First Audio Recording from Mars (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - NASA's Interior Exploration used Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander, to provid the first "sounds" of Martian winds to human ears this week. - Science news - The spacecraft's sensors captured a "haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind," a NASA spokesperson wrote in a press release. The agency estimated...

New Way of Stopping Malaria Before Illness Emerges Explored by Researches

New Way of Stopping Malaria Before Illness Emerges Explored by Researches

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - International researchers said they are exploring a new way to kill Malaria parasites in the liver, before the illness emerges. - Science news - In the ongoing hunt for more effective weapons against malaria, international researchers said Thursday they are exploring a pathway that has until now been little studied—killing parasites in the liver, before the illness...

New Developed ‘Soft’ Valves Could Lead to Creation of Soft Robots

New Developed ‘Soft’ Valves Could Lead to Creation of Soft Robots

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers have created a soft valve that could lead to the creation of entirely soft robots. - Science news - In recent years, an entirely new class of robot—inspired by natural forms and built using soft, flexible elastomers—has taken the field by storm, with designs capable of gripping objects, walking, and even jumping.Yet despite those innovations,...

Venom of Wasp, Bee Repurposed as Antibiotic Drug

Venom of Wasp, Bee Repurposed as Antibiotic Drug

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers at MIT have now created variants of the peptide that are potent against bacteria but nontoxic to human cells. - Science news - The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic for humans, making it impossible to use them as antibiotic drugs.After performing a...

Media Coverage of Disasters Can Have Lasting Effects on Children’s Mental Health

Media Coverage of Disasters Can Have Lasting Effects on Children’s Mental Health

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Disaster communication experts say disaster media coverage can have lasting effects on children's mental health and suggest teachers and parents be prepared to respond to questions during and after a catastrophe. - Science news - In 2018, American children have been exposed to multiple disasters -- ravaging wildfires in California, to major Hurricanes in Florida and...

New Technique Inspired By Dolphins, Bats to Improve Tests of Soft Materials

New Technique Inspired By Dolphins, Bats to Improve Tests of Soft Materials

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - MIT engineers have devised a technique - inspired by the sound sequences used by bats and dolphins in echolocation - that vastly improves on the speed and accuracy of measuring soft materials' properties. - Science news - The technique can be used to test the properties of drying cement, clotting blood, or any other "mutating" soft materials as they change...