Archive "Science"

Official: Iranian Customs Facilitating Services for Knowledge-Based Companies

Official: Iranian Customs Facilitating Services for Knowledge-Based Companies

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian official said the Customs office at the southern port of Shahid Rajaee is providing domestic knowledge-based companies with special services to facilitate their foreign trade. - Science news - Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Affairs Sorena Sattari visited the Customs of Shahid Rajaee Port in the southern province of Hormozgan on...

Researchers Develop Insulin-Producing Cells Activated by Light for Diabetes

Researchers Develop Insulin-Producing Cells Activated by Light for Diabetes

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Researchers transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice and then induced the cells to produce more than two to three times the typical insulin levels when exposed to light. - Science news - The light-switchable cells are designed to compensate for the lower insulin production or reduced insulin response found in diabetic individuals. The...

New Particle May Be Changing Fate of Universe

New Particle May Be Changing Fate of Universe

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Astronomers around the world are in a bit of a tizzy because they can't seem to agree about how fast the universe is expanding. - Science news - Astrophysicist Paul Sutter wrote on livescience.com: Ever since our universe emerged from an explosion of a tiny speck of infinite density and gravity, it has been ballooning, and not at a steady rate, either — the...

Modern Battery Design Can Charge Electric Car in 10 Minutes

Modern Battery Design Can Charge Electric Car in 10 Minutes

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A new lithium-ion battery design makes it possible for electric vehicle drivers to charge their cars and hit the road in as little as ten minutes, according to a new study. - Science news - Scientist have developed a lithium ion battery that charges at an elevated temperature to increase reaction rate but keeps the cell cool during discharge, showing the potential to...

Android Users Warned about Malicious App That Cannot Be Deleted

Android Users Warned about Malicious App That Cannot Be Deleted

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Android users have been warned after a malware program called Xhelper, which is nearly impossible to uninstall, silently found its way to some phones. - Science news - According to a blog post from Symantec, the Xhelper malware may have already found its way onto 45,000 phones, with the majority of them being in Russia, India, and the US However, since the...

Samsung Unveils New Clamshell Foldable Galaxy Smartphone

Samsung Unveils New Clamshell Foldable Galaxy Smartphone

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – At its 2019 Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, California, South Korean electronics giant Samsung teased a new version of the Galaxy Fold. - Science news - Samsung has plenty to say about the future of its devices at Samsung Developer Conference, but its biggest reveal came out in a video showing a new clamshell foldable phone design - which could be the...

Fast-Acting Robots Inspired by Chameleon’s Tongue Strike

Fast-Acting Robots Inspired by Chameleon’s Tongue Strike

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Researchers at the FlexiLab have developed a new class of entirely soft robots and actuators capable of re-creating bioinspired high-powered and high-speed motions using stored elastic energy that were inspired by Chameleons. - Science news - These robots are fabricated using stretchable polymers similar to rubber bands, with internal pneumatic channels that expand...

Researchers on Way of Creating ‘Quantum Battery’ That Doesn’t Lose Charge

Researchers on Way of Creating ‘Quantum Battery’ That Doesn’t Lose Charge

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Scientists from the universities of Alberta and Toronto developed a blueprint for a new quantum battery that doesn't leak charge. - Science news - "A quantum battery is a tiny, nano-size battery meant to be used for applications on the nano scale," explained U of A chemist Gabriel Hanna, who was principal investigator on the study. He said the research provides a...

‘Artificial Leaf’ Uses Sunlight to Produce Clean Synthetic Fuel

‘Artificial Leaf’ Uses Sunlight to Produce Clean Synthetic Fuel

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Scientists developed an 'artificial leaf' that could lead to the production of truly 'clean' synthetic fuel. - Science news - In this case, the key step towards that achievement is the sustainable production of syngas (or synthesis gas), a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Currently, syngas is widely used in the production of various fuels, drugs,...

Scientists Claim They Figured out How to Spot Wormholes

Scientists Claim They Figured out How to Spot Wormholes

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Scientists think they’ve come up with a way to detect traversable wormholes, assuming they exist. - Science news - There’s never been any sort of evidence that traversable wormholes — portals between two distant parts of the universe, or two universes within a theoretical multiverse — are real. But if they are, a team of scientists think they know what that...