Archive "Science"

Selection Committee Reaching Final Decision on OIC Science Prize Winners

Selection Committee Reaching Final Decision on OIC Science Prize Winners

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Members of a selection committee evaluating nominees for the Mustafa Prize, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) leading science and technology award, gathered in Tehran for the final assessment process before announcing the prize winners in four categories. The seventh meeting of the policy-making council of the Mustafa Prize was held in Tehran on...

2nd Mustafa Scientific Prize decides on nominees

2nd Mustafa Scientific Prize decides on nominees

TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (Press Shia Agency) – The Seventh meeting of policy-making council of the Mustafa Scientific Prize aimed at finalizing the selection of second round laureates was held on August 1, 2017, in Tehran. Seventh meeting of policy-making council of the Mustafa (pbuh) Prize was held with the participation of Prof. Sorena Sattari, Chairman of the council; Mahdi Saffarinia, Secretary of...

Sun's Core Rotates 4 Times Faster Than Surface

Sun's Core Rotates 4 Times Faster Than Surface

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The sun's core rotates nearly four times faster than its surface, an international team of astronomers found. Scientists had assumed before that the core was rotating like a merry-go-round at about the same speed as the surface."The most likely explanation is that this core rotation is left over from the period when the sun formed, some 4.6 billion years...

How Mice Babies Ensure Mother's Protection

How Mice Babies Ensure Mother's Protection

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The calls of new-born mice draw the attention of their mother. A group of neuronal cells in the brain stem, which coordinate exhalation and tension of muscles in the larynx is essential for this process. The calls of new-born mice draw the attention of their mother. A group of neuronal cells in the brain stem, which coordinate exhalation and tension of muscles in the larynx...

RoboCup 2017 wraps up with 16 titles for Iranian teams

RoboCup 2017 wraps up with 16 titles for Iranian teams

TEHRAN, Jul. 31 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian teams managed to scoop 16 titles in the biggest and most reputable robotic competitions in the world held this year in Japan’s Nagoya from 27 to 31 July.After four days of intense competitions, Iranian robotic teams managed to win 16 titles in Japan’s RoboCup 2017 in the two junior and adult categories. Adult category In Rescue Simulation...

Artificial Light of Digital Devices Lessens Sleep Quality

Artificial Light of Digital Devices Lessens Sleep Quality

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Blue light emitted from digital devices could contribute to the high prevalence of reported sleep dysfunction, suggests new research. There is no doubt we love our digital devices at all hours, including after the sun goes down. Who hasn't snuggled up with a smart phone, tablet or watched their flat screen TV from the comfort of bed?But a new study by researchers at the...

AUT humanoid team finishes 3rd at RoboCup 2017

AUT humanoid team finishes 3rd at RoboCup 2017

TEHRAN, Jul. 30 (Press Shia) – An Iranian humanoid team from Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) finished third in Teen Size category at RoboCup 2017 in Japan.The AUT Teen Size humanoid team managed to land third during the technical competitions of the RoboCup 2017, competing against other teams from Japan, China, Germany, India, and Taiwan. The 21st round of RoboCup is currently...

Bacterial cellulose used in production of cost-effective fuel cells

Bacterial cellulose used in production of cost-effective fuel cells

TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (Press Shia Agency) – Researchers at Babol Noshirvani University of Technology have made microbial fuel cells with the aim to develop the new clean energy sources, INIC reports. According to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), the electrodes of these cells are made of bacterial cellulose, as a cost-effective alternative for conventional electrodes such as graphite...

Half Our Body's Atoms Could Have Come from Outside The Galaxy

Half Our Body's Atoms Could Have Come from Outside The Galaxy

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – New research suggests up to half the matter in the Milky Way – including the atoms that make up all of us – could have come from outside our own galaxy, much more than scientists previously thought. That's based on supercomputer simulations that identified a new phenomenon called intergalactic transfer, and it could help us unlock the secrets of how galaxies...

Iran to build Iraq’s first foreign uni. of medical sciences

Iran to build Iraq’s first foreign uni. of medical sciences

TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran is planning to build Iraq’s first ever foreign University of Medical Sciences, Iranian deputy minister of health Bagher Larijani said Thursday.At the Thursday meeting of the Iranian Deputy Health Minister Dr. Bagher Larijani and a team of Iraqi medical officials in Tehran, the two sides reached initial agreements on cooperation on a number scientific...