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Life Could Exist on Moon 4 Billion Years Ago

Life Could Exist on Moon 4 Billion Years Ago

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The moon could have supported life during two windows of its history, four and 3.5 billion years ago, a new research claims. A study published in the journal Astrobiology has found that simple lifeforms could have survived on the lunar surface during two periods 3.5 and 4 billion years ago.The study was conducted by two scientists, Professor Dirk Schulze-Makuch, an...

New Materials Developed by Scientists Able to Move in Response to Light

New Materials Developed by Scientists Able to Move in Response to Light

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers developed magnetic elastomeric composites that move in different ways when exposed to light. The new development is raising the possibility that these materials could enable a wide range of products that perform simple to complex movements, from tiny engines and valves to solar arrays that bend toward the sunlight. In biology, there are many examples...

World’s Highest-Resolution Image Sensor for Smartphones Announced by Sony

World’s Highest-Resolution Image Sensor for Smartphones Announced by Sony

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Sony announced the upcoming release of new CMOS image sensor for smartphone cameras, featuring 48 effective megapixels, the industry’s highest pixel count. Sony’s smartphone division continues to turn in unimpressive performance, but the company remains the market leader in image sensors. Its latest design, the IMX586, promises a leap in image quality by...

DARPA Plans Competition for Insect-Scale Robots

DARPA Plans Competition for Insect-Scale Robots

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - DARPA announced launching of a new SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms (SHRIMP) program to develop and demonstrate micro-to-milli robotic platforms for scenarios brought on by natural and critical disasters. As IEEE Spectrum put it, it's a program to develop "insect-scale robots" for disaster recovery and high-risk environments. The topic is simple...

Research E-Cigarettes as Bad as Smoking

Research E-Cigarettes as Bad as Smoking

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - New research found that Insurance companies consider vaping to be just as unhealthy as smoking and put up policies accordingly. Users of electronic cigarettes have to pay up to 65 per cent more for life insurance premiums than non-smokers – the same increase that traditional smokers face.The cost is equivalent to £26 extra per month on average for...

Google’s Android Successor Reportedly Comes along in Three Years

Google’s Android Successor Reportedly Comes along in Three Years

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A team of 100 engineers have reportedly been working on a successor called Fuchsia to Android at Google for two years. The operating system that powers three quarters of the world's smartphones. Sources close to the project, which is called Fuchsia, told Bloomberg that engineers working on the software want to begin incorporating it into voice-controlled speakers...

Mob Killings Pushes WhatsApp to Limit Service in India’s Request

Mob Killings Pushes WhatsApp to Limit Service in India’s Request

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Facebook’s WhatsApp said that it will roll out measures to stop massage forwarding in India after authorities called for action following the spread of rumors that led to several mob killings in the country. Violence triggered by incendiary false messages in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market with more than 200 million users, has spurred government demands to prevent...

Earth Has More Diamonds than Previously Thought, Way More

Earth Has More Diamonds than Previously Thought, Way More

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – There may be a quadrillion tons of diamonds under the Earth’s surface, according to a study conducted by an international team of scientists and published in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. But don’t get your hopes up on mining them: According to the study, the deposits are located in “cratonic roots” between 90 and 150 miles...

Google Hit with Record 4.3-bn-Euro EU Fine over Android

Google Hit with Record 4.3-bn-Euro EU Fine over Android

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The European Union slapped Google with a huge 4.34-billion-euro fine for abusing the dominance of its Android operating system on Wednesday in the biggest antitrust penalty in the bloc's history. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the US tech giant illegally used Android's near-monopoly to boost usage of its own search engine and browser.The...

Magnetic Wires May Soon Be Used in Your Veins to Detect Cancer Earlier

Magnetic Wires May Soon Be Used in Your Veins to Detect Cancer Earlier

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A revolutionary technology using magnetic wire has been put to trials to detect and potentially remove cancer cells in the bloodstream. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine created a magnetic wire that could, in theory, be inserted into a person's vein, where it could snatch up tumor cells that had been magnetized by special nanoparticles.  The...