Archive "Science"

Researchers Regrow Hair Strands on Damaged Skin

Researchers Regrow Hair Strands on Damaged Skin

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers reported that they have regrown hair strands on damaged skin by stirring crosstalk among skin cells that form the roots of hair, helping in the search for better drugs to restore hair growth. - Science news - The study examined the effect of distinct signaling pathways in damaged skin of laboratory mice. Experiments focused on cells called fibroblasts that...

Microsoft Releases New Patch with Tons of Fixes

Microsoft Releases New Patch with Tons of Fixes

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Microsoft has provided a number of fixes and updates to several older variants of Windows 10. The October 2018 Update/1809 did not get a new generally-available update today, however. - Science news - Microsoft released new cumulative updates for nearly all supported versions of Windows 10, with the exception of the one that's currently most-plagued with issues, 1809,...

Seven European Countries Accuse Google of Privacy Violations

Seven European Countries Accuse Google of Privacy Violations

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Consumer agencies in seven European countries have asked privacy regulators to take action against Google for violating GDPR after the search giant allegedly tracked the movements of millions of Europeans. - Science news - Consumer groups across seven European countries have filed GDPR complaints against Google’s location tracking (via Reuters). The European...

NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Touches Down on Mars (+Video)

NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Touches Down on Mars (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - InSight probe has successfully landed on Mars and will now study the planet’s interior, according to NASA on Monday. - Science news - NASA’s project manager for the Mars space mission InSight, Tom Hoffman, recounted the nail-biting experience of waiting for the spacecraft to land on the Red Planet.“When we finally got the confirmation of touchdown, it...

Study Uncovers Link Between Air Pollution and Intellectual Disabilities in Children

Study Uncovers Link Between Air Pollution and Intellectual Disabilities in Children

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution, according to a new study. - Science news - British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution, according to a new Journal of Intellectual Disability Research...

Scientists Propose New Way to Tackle Climate Change by Dimming Sun

Scientists Propose New Way to Tackle Climate Change by Dimming Sun

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Scientists have proposed a new way to tackle climate change by spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth's atmosphere, according to a study published Friday. - Science news - Since the world can’t seem to agree on reducing CO2 emissions, why not tackle the problem from the other end, scientists from Harvard and Yale have surmised. The researchers recently...

Water Found in Planet 179 Light Years Away

Water Found in Planet 179 Light Years Away

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Water was detected by astronomers in the atmosphere of a planet 179 light years away in a hunt for alien life. - Science news - A team at the Keck Observatory in Maunakea, Hawaii made the discovery when investigating HR 8799c - a gas planet seven times the size of Jupiter.The planet, one of four which orbit the star HR 8799, was found 179 light years away in the...

Antioxidants May Prevent Cognitive Impairment in Diabetes

Antioxidants May Prevent Cognitive Impairment in Diabetes

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Cognitive difficulties in patients with diabetes, caused by repeated episodes of low blood sugar, could be reduced with antioxidants, according to a new study. - Science news - Cognitive difficulties in patients with diabetes, caused by repeated episodes of low blood sugar, could be reduced with antioxidants, according to a new study presented at the Society for...

First-Ever Plane That Flies with Ionic Wind Instead of Moving Parts (+Video)

First-Ever Plane That Flies with Ionic Wind Instead of Moving Parts (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - MIT engineers built and flew the first-ever light aircraft that is powered by an "ionic wind" instead of propellers or turbines. - Science news - The silent but mighty flow of ions is produced aboard the plane, and that generates enough thrust to propel the plane over a sustained, steady flight.Unlike turbine-powered planes, the aircraft does not depend on fossil...

Malware-Ridden Apps Installed by Over 500,000 Google Play Store Users

Malware-Ridden Apps Installed by Over 500,000 Google Play Store Users

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - 13 now-removed malware-ridden Google Play Store apps had been installed by over 560,000 Android users, a report said. A few of the apps - all created by the same individual - were even promoted within the Play Store's "Trending" section, according to security researcher Lukas Stefanko.It's no secret that Google's Play Store isn't the best-policed...