Archive "Science"

First Robotic Pharmacy Unveiled in Iran’s Oroumiyeh (+Video)

First Robotic Pharmacy Unveiled in Iran’s Oroumiyeh (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The Iranian Health Ministry launched first smart pharmacy in Iran's northwestern city of Oroumiyeh. This is the first robotic pharmacy inaugurated in an Iranian healthcare center.The pharmacy is located at the project site of Tadbir specialty clinic and has been built on a total area of 26,000 square meters.The smart Finnish-made pharmacy is operated via a robot...

New Type of Attack Launched by Hackers to Take Over Web Servers Using Two Exploits

New Type of Attack Launched by Hackers to Take Over Web Servers Using Two Exploits

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Hackers have launched a new type of attack using Drupalgeddon 2 and Dirty COW exploits against Drupal site owners, to take over web servers. Through these recent attacks, hackers aim to gain a foothold on servers, elevate their access to a root account, and then install a legitimate SSH client so they can log into the hijacked servers at later dates, Imperva...

Climate Change May Soon Force Amazonian Major Carbon Sink to Become Carbon Source

Climate Change May Soon Force Amazonian Major Carbon Sink to Become Carbon Source

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicated that ecosystems like oceans and forests, may stop absorbing carbon from the atmosphere but start emitting it, due to the human-induced climate change. Until humans can find a way to geoengineer ourselves out of the climate disaster we've created, we must rely on natural...

New Discovery: Glass Forged Inside Exploding Ancient Star

New Discovery: Glass Forged Inside Exploding Ancient Star

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - New discovery indicated that the material you're looking through was forged inside the heart of an exploding ancient star. An international team of scientists said they had detected silica—the main component of glass—in the remnants of two distant supernovae billions of light years from Earth.Researchers used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to...

Hundreds of User Passwords Exposed Through Instagram Data Download Tool

Hundreds of User Passwords Exposed Through Instagram Data Download Tool

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A security bug might have exposed Instagram users’ password, as the social media company has notified. A spokesperson for the company says that the issue was “discovered internally and affected a very small number of people,” according to The Information (via Engadget).In this instance, the bug was tied to a feature that the company rolled out in April...

Cleaning Baby’s Pacifier in Your Mouth May Be Beneficial

Cleaning Baby’s Pacifier in Your Mouth May Be Beneficial

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - New research found a link between parental sucking on young children’s pacifier and a lower allergic response among them. If the thought of sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it and then popping it in your baby's mouth grosses you out, think again. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific...

Detecting Cancer Earlier From Blood Tests Made Possible

Detecting Cancer Earlier From Blood Tests Made Possible

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Machine learning have been combined with 'liquid biopsy,' epigenetic alterations to develop a blood test to detect and classify cancer at its earliest stages. The findings describe not only a way to detect cancer, but hold promise of being able to find it earlier when it is more easily treated and long before symptoms ever appear, says Dr. De Carvalho, Senior...

Super-Earth Discovered Around Barnard’s Star

Super-Earth Discovered Around Barnard’s Star

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A planet has been discovered by astronomers in orbit around one of the closest stars to the sun, Barnard's star. The potentially rocky planet, known as Barnard's star b, is a 'super-Earth' with a mass of at least 3.2 times that of the Earth, and it orbits around its host star once every 233 days.The results, published in the journal Nature, show the planet...

Scientists Use Cloud Computing to Help Improve Battery Life by Up to 60 Percent

Scientists Use Cloud Computing to Help Improve Battery Life by Up to 60 Percent

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Computer scientists have presented a solution that integrates mobile computing with cloud computing which results in drastically improving the battery-life of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. Computer scientists from Aston University have developed a way to drastically improve the battery-life of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, by...

Scientists’ New Discovery Bring Hope for Parkinson’s Patients

Scientists’ New Discovery Bring Hope for Parkinson’s Patients

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Scientists made it easier to fight against Parkinson's disease by working out a way to get rid of toxic clumps of protein in the brain. The clumps, called Lewy bodies, build up to damage nerve cells and cause cell death, triggering the crippling disease.The body can't get rid of the Lewy bodies naturally because they aren't properly flagged up for destruction,...