Archive "Science"

Scientists Uncover Signatures of First Stars in Universe

Scientists Uncover Signatures of First Stars in Universe

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The first stars in the universe are long gone, but their signatures may still be writ across space, buried in gas clouds like space fossils. And scientists believe they've uncovered one. - Science news - Researchers at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia used their time at the W. M. Keck Observatory, home to two of the world's most powerful telescopes, to...

New Material Designed to Harness Power of Light

New Material Designed to Harness Power of Light

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Research team is taking the technology of manipulating light in a new direction by creating a new class of metamaterial that can be "tuned" to change the color of light. - Science news - Scientists have long known that synthetic materials—called metamaterials—can manipulate electromagnetic waves such as visible light to make them behave in ways...

Infants, Toddlers at More Risk from Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke than Thought

Infants, Toddlers at More Risk from Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke than Thought

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A new study finds that infants and toddlers in low-income communities may be even more at risk from second -hand smoke exposure than has been thought. - Science news - In testing that included more than 1,200 children, researchers found that up to 15 percent of them had levels of cotinine, a byproduct of the body's breakdown of nicotine, comparable with what...

Astronomers Discover Detailed View of Young Star Taking Shape

Astronomers Discover Detailed View of Young Star Taking Shape

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - One of the most detailed views of a young stars taking shape to date have been captured by Astronomers. - Science news - While observing the young star, astronomers led by Dr. John Ilee from the University of Leeds discovered it was not in fact one star, but two.The main object, referred to as MM 1a, is a young massive star surrounded by a rotating disc of gas and...

Apple Faces Lawsuit after Lying about iPhone X Screen Size & Pixel Count

Apple Faces Lawsuit after Lying about iPhone X Screen Size & Pixel Count

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A new lawsuit is taking aim at Apple’s questionable marketing of its iPhone X series claiming, among other things, that the company misled its consumers about display specs and pixel counts as well as obscured the notch on its newer phones with deceptive wallpapers. - Science news - In the suit filed in the Northern District of California on Friday, two plaintiffs...

6.8M Users’ Photos Exposed by Facebook Apps Bug

6.8M Users’ Photos Exposed by Facebook Apps Bug

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Facebook announced on Friday that the social network had exposed the private photos of millions of users without their permission. - Science news - Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access to the photos of up to 5.6 million users.The bug allowed...

Tweaking DNA Can Help End Obesity Crisis

Tweaking DNA Can Help End Obesity Crisis

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers say that by tweaking CRISPR, a tool for making edits to DNA, the cells could be changed to prevent people from being tempted by calorific treats and help people who are trying to lose weight in a bid to tackle the obesity crisis. - Science news - They are working on a method that will modify the genes of people who are trying to lose weight in a bid to...

Intel Reveals New Technology for Its Future 3D Chip Architectures

Intel Reveals New Technology for Its Future 3D Chip Architectures

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Intel laid out a peek behind the curtain about what’s to come with its new integrated GPUs, new CPU architecture, and a new way of designing the chip that should make its processors more nimble and scalable. - Science news - 3D chip stacking has long held promise as a meaningful method of advancing silicon performance, but progress in the field has been slow, to...

Solar Probe Takes Never-Before-Seen Up-Close Look of Sun

Solar Probe Takes Never-Before-Seen Up-Close Look of Sun

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The Parker Solar Probe has sent to earth a clear image of plasma flowing from the sun during its rendezvous with the center of our Solar System. - Science news - The image has amazed NASA scientists who now expect more treasures from the robotic spacecraft mission.While the solar approach of the probe took place on November 8, NASA only recently received the...

Trump Picture Is What Most People Want When They Search for ‘Idiot’ (+Video)

Trump Picture Is What Most People Want When They Search for ‘Idiot’ (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Google CEO Sundar Pichai explained to Rep. Zoe Lofgren who asked why she gets pictures of US President Donald Trump when she searches for the word idiot as something that people are associating with that word. - Science news - In a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was asked to explain why a Google image search for “idiot”...