Archive "Science"

Researchers Discover Light Can Possess New Property

Researchers Discover Light Can Possess New Property

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The discovery could open up exciting possibilities in light-related applications including as relates to the improvement of smart phones and hard drives. - Science news - A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Spain and the US has announced that they have discovered a new property of light—self-torque. In their paper published in the journal...

Entomologists Sound Alarm on ‘Insect Apocalypse’

Entomologists Sound Alarm on ‘Insect Apocalypse’

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - German entomologists have warned about evidence of what is described as one of Earth's worst extinction phases since the dinosaurs vanished. - Science news - For almost 30 years they passed as quirky eccentrics, diligently setting up their insect traps in the Rhine countryside to collect tens of millions of bugs and creepy crawlers, Phys reported. Now the group...

Scientist Use Spider Venom to Fight against Malaria

Scientist Use Spider Venom to Fight against Malaria

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers engineered a fungus from the venom of an Australian spider that can be used as a new weapon in the fight against malaria. - Science news - They found that a fungus, enhanced by the gene of the Australian Blue Mountains funnel-web spider, killed large numbers of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. During the trails, the researchers reported a 99% collapse in...

Researchers Find Ways to Improve Energy Storage Devices

Researchers Find Ways to Improve Energy Storage Devices

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Researchers have used X-ray computed tomography (CT) to visualize in real time how cracks form near the edges of the interfaces between materials in solid-state batteries. - Science news - Solid-state batteries—a new battery design that uses all solid components—have gained attention in recent years because of their potential to hold much more energy while...

New Nature-Inspired Composite Glass More Resistant to Impacts

New Nature-Inspired Composite Glass More Resistant to Impacts

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers have engineered a new composite glass with a greatly boosted resistance to impacts by using the iridescent mother-of-pearl often found lining seashells. - Science news - Glass's transparency and durability make it the material of choice in countless applications. But whether it's used "in a car, a building or a smartphone, glass components are always the...

Impact of Global Warming May Triple By 2050 Due to Airplane Cloud Trails

Impact of Global Warming May Triple By 2050 Due to Airplane Cloud Trails

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The climate impact of airplane contrails - the white ice clouds that sometimes seen behind planes as they cross the sky - is expected to triple by 2050 compared to 2006 levels. - Science news - Contrails, those white ribbons jets leave behind in the sky, will exacerbate global warming in the next few decades, a new study published Thursday suggests. In fact, the...

Social Robots Can Lead to Positive Emotions in Hospitalized Kids

Social Robots Can Lead to Positive Emotions in Hospitalized Kids

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Social robots used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children, a new study suggests. - Science news - Many hospitals host interventions in pediatric units, where child life specialists will provide clinical interventions to hospitalized children for developmental and coping support. This involves play,...

Common Ingredient in Toothpaste Puts Women at Risk of Bone Disease

Common Ingredient in Toothpaste Puts Women at Risk of Bone Disease

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A study indicated that a chemical used in some toothpastes, soaps and antibacterial products puts women at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis. - Science news - Women with higher levels of triclosan, which has been previously linked to bowel cancer and antibiotic resistance, were more likely to have the bone disease, say researchers. Triclosan is added to some...

AI Technology May Threaten Int’l Psychological Security: Research

AI Technology May Threaten Int’l Psychological Security: Research

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A team of researchers has studied and classified the possible threats of artificial intelligence from the perspective of international psychological security (IPS). - Science news - The scholars from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) and the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy (DA) focused on combating...

Cup of Coffee Helps Body Burn Calories Faster

Cup of Coffee Helps Body Burn Calories Faster

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Morning coffee may have the power to help you to lose weight. - Science news - Drinking a cup of joe can stimulate "brown fat", which burns calories to generate body heat, scientists have found. Professor Michael Symonds, from the University of Nottingham, said theirs is the first study to show how coffee can affect brown fat in humans. He said the breakthrough...