Archive "Science"

Firefox Launches VR New Browser Specialized for VR Headsets

Firefox Launches VR New Browser Specialized for VR Headsets

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Mozilla's Firefox has launched new browser named Firefox Reality for virtual reality platforms including Oculus, Daydream, and Viveport. Plans for such a browser were actually announced back in April, but only now can users can enjoy the fruits of the work carried out by Mozilla.Firefox Reality is built from scratch for virtual reality, and the team dedicated a lot of...

Eating Low Quality Foods Linked to Cancer Risk

Eating Low Quality Foods Linked to Cancer Risk

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - New study suggests that a lower nutritional quality is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. The study, conducted by Mélanie Deschasaux of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM U1153/Inra/Cnam/Paris 13 University-EREN), France and colleagues, in association with the WHO-IARC, suggests broad potential for the use of...

Never-Before-Seen Features Detected Around Neutron Star by Hubble Telescope

Never-Before-Seen Features Detected Around Neutron Star by Hubble Telescope

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - NASA’s Hubble space telescope has detected an unusual infrared light emission from a nearby neutron star, indicating never-before-seen features around the celestial object. Although neutron stars are generally studied in radio and high-energy emissions, such as X-rays, this study demonstrates that new and interesting information about neutron stars can also be gained by...

Virtual Reality Therapy Aimed at Fighting Common Phobias by Using Gaming Equipment

Virtual Reality Therapy Aimed at Fighting Common Phobias by Using Gaming Equipment

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Virtual reality from the gaming industry has been used in a research to treat people by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors and fight disabling fears of flying, heights, spiders or dogs. Dick Tracey didn't have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of heights. He put on a virtual reality headset.Through VR, he rode an elevator to a high-rise atrium...

Researchers Warn: Heat-Related Deaths Likely to Increase Due to Global Warming

Researchers Warn: Heat-Related Deaths Likely to Increase Due to Global Warming

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Experts argue in a new article that the global temperatures need to be kept checked or more people could die because of extreme temperatures. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015 under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), binds nations to hold warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (°C) in global mean temperature,...

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Usage May Not Effect Healthy Older Adults

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Usage May Not Effect Healthy Older Adults

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - It was found that low-dose usage of Aspirin did not have effect in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events. Risk of dying from a range of causes, including cancer and heart disease, varied and will require further analysis and additional follow-up of study participants. These initial findings from the ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly...

Microsoft Security Advisory Warns about 90s-Like Dos Bug

Microsoft Security Advisory Warns about 90s-Like Dos Bug

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A security advisory has been released by Microsoft about a denial-of-service vulnerability that could render multiple versions of Windows completely unresponsive. The vulnerability affects all versions of Windows 7 through 10 (including 8.1 RT), Server 2008, 2012, 2016, and Core Installations that don't have the latest set of security updates released as part of the...

Samsung Galaxy S10 Rumored to Bring Major Design Changes

Samsung Galaxy S10 Rumored to Bring Major Design Changes

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Reports suggest significant” design overhaul for the upcoming Galaxy S10, as Samsung’s mobile division CEO, DJ Koh, talked briefly about the product. Before we go further we’d like to ask you to take this with a serious dose of skepticism. Why? Because, for starters, it is really too early for Galaxy S10 rumors, even if they claim DJ Koh as the source....

Reproductive Problems Reported In Lab Mice after BPA Replacements in Plastics

Reproductive Problems Reported In Lab Mice after BPA Replacements in Plastics

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers found that the array of alternative bisphenols now used to replace BPA in BPA-free bottles, cups, cages, and other items appear to be causing a sudden increase in chromosomally abnormal eggs in the lab mice. Twenty years ago, researchers made the accidental discovery that the now infamous plastics ingredient known as bisphenol A or BPA had inadvertently...

Almost All Computers Vulnerable to New Cold Boot Attack: F-Secure

Almost All Computers Vulnerable to New Cold Boot Attack: F-Secure

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - According to security firm F-Secure, almost every computer is vulnerable to Cold Boot Attacks. Shutting down your laptop properly, or using hibernation and pre-boot authentication offer the best protection.At the heart of this attack is the way computers manage RAM via firmware. Cold boot attacks aren’t new — the first ones came along in 2008. Back then,...