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Iran pavilion named most active at Turkey’s Eurasia Airshow

Iran pavilion named most active at Turkey’s Eurasia Airshow

TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (Press Shia) – Iran’s pavilion has been named as the most active pavilion at the 2018 Eurasia Airshow held between April 25 and 29 at Antalya International Airport in Turkey.The event brought together commercial and defense actors in one exhibition, covering an area of 300,000 square meters. A total of 500,000 people visited the exhibition to see the more than 100...

Forty-Four Genomic Variants Linked to Major Depression

Forty-Four Genomic Variants Linked to Major Depression

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A new meta-analysis of more than 135,000 people with major depression and more than 344,000 controls has identified 44 genomic variants, or loci, that have a statistically significant association with depression. Of these 44 loci, 30 are newly discovered while 14 had been identified in previous studies. In addition, the study identified 153 significant genes, and found that...

Iran, Hungary ink MoU to broaden coop.

Iran, Hungary ink MoU to broaden coop.

TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (Press Shia) – Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Political and International Studies of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of publishing Persian manuscript.Given the existence of over 157 Persian manuscripts in the library of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and to provide a list of these manuscripts for...

Napping Can Help Tired Teens’ Performance in School

Napping Can Help Tired Teens’ Performance in School

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers have found a positive relationship between midday-napping and nighttime sleep. They believe it might be key to boosting neurocognitive function in early adolescents. A University of Delaware researcher investigated the relationship between midday-napping behaviors and neurocognitive function in early adolescents and found some keys to helping the teens...

Mental, Not Physical, Fatigue Affects Seniors’ Walking Ability

Mental, Not Physical, Fatigue Affects Seniors’ Walking Ability

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Low 'mental energy' may affect walking patterns in older adults more than physical fatigue. New research shows the relationship between walking ability and self-reported mood. New research about the relationship between walking ability and self-reported mood will be presented at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology...

Seismologist blames accumulated seismic energy for frequent quakes in Iran

Seismologist blames accumulated seismic energy for frequent quakes in Iran

TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (Press Shia Agency) – A renowned Iranian seismologist says the frequent jolts across Iran over the past few months are the result of a compensation for the “accumulated seismic energy” in the form of natural consecutive seismic events.“There has been a lack of sufficient seismicity in the last 20 years, and since the November 2017 earthquake in Kermanshah province, we have...

What Does Uranus Smell Like?

What Does Uranus Smell Like?

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Uranus has been the butt of many jokes over the years. It likely won't get any easier for the seventh planet in our solar system as a new report has confirmed that Uranus likely reeks of -- what else? Bad gas. Researchers at the University of Oxford confirmed that the upper atmosphere of the planet is composed largely of hydrogen sulfide, a chemical compound...

Iranian researcher develops a cooling system for travel to Mars

Iranian researcher develops a cooling system for travel to Mars

TEHRAN, Apr. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – Cooling the surrounding environment of astronauts has been turned into a major concern due to NASA’s serious planning to send astronauts to the Mars.For this purpose, a group of Mechanical engineers in Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts state, headed by Jamal Yaghoubi as a top and prominent Iranian researcher, managed to design a new...

Iranian researcher develops cooling system for travel to Mars

Iranian researcher develops cooling system for travel to Mars

TEHRAN, Apr. 22 (Press Shia) – Cooling the surrounding environment of astronauts has been turned into a major concern due to NASA’s serious planning to send astronauts to the Mars.For this purpose, a group of Mechanical engineers in Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts state, headed by Jamal Yaghoubi as a top and prominent Iranian researcher, managed to design a new electric...

Brain Processes Sight, Sound in Same Manner

Brain Processes Sight, Sound in Same Manner

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Neuroscientists have found that the human brain learns to make sense of auditory and visual stimuli in the same two-step process. Although sight is a much different sense than sound, Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists have found that the human brain learns to make sense of these stimuli in the same way.The researchers say in a two-step process, neurons...