Archive "Science"

More Malicious Apps Found Stealing User Data in Mac App Store

More Malicious Apps Found Stealing User Data in Mac App Store

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Independent researchers found a number of apps in the Mac App Store that stealing data from users, acquiring sensitive information and sending it to the developer. Security researchers have independently found apps "exfiltrating" data to servers without the user's knowledge, all of which were available to download from Apple's Mac App Store. Each of the...

Clues about Supernovas May Be Found in Meteorites

Clues about Supernovas May Be Found in Meteorites

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Meteorites may hold new clues about the supernova explosions from which the stars and planets of our solar system formed.  When a massive star reaches the end of its life, it implodes. This releases stellar material into space, creating a fiery explosion known as a supernova. In turn, that material gets recycled to form new stars and planets. While supernovas...

Sleep Promising in Obesity Control: Study

Sleep Promising in Obesity Control: Study

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A novel University of Otago study has highlighted the value of sleep as a ``promising'' way to counter an epidemic of overweight and obesity among New Zealand children. One in three New Zealand children is overweight or obese when they start school, research team co-leader Prof Rachael Taylor says.The parents of half the 800 babies in the Otago study took part in a...

Vicious Circle Leads to Loss of Brain Cells in Old Age

Vicious Circle Leads to Loss of Brain Cells in Old Age

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The so-called CB1 receptor is responsible for the intoxicating effect of cannabis. However, it appears to act also as a kind of "sensor" with which neurons measure and control the activity of certain immune cells in the brain. A recent study by the University of Bonn at least points in this direction. If the sensor fails, chronic inflammation may result --...

World’s First Rollable Touch-Screen Tablet Unveils (+Video)

World’s First Rollable Touch-Screen Tablet Unveils (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers at Queen's University Created the MagicScroll that is being called the world's first rollable touch-screen tablet. The device is comprised of a high-resolution, 7.5" 2K resolution flexible display that can be rolled or unrolled around a central, 3-D-printed cylindrical body containing the device's computerized inner-workings.Two rotary...

Wearable Energy-Harvesting Device Generates Energy from Arm Movement

Wearable Energy-Harvesting Device Generates Energy from Arm Movement

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A wearable device harvests and generates energy from the swing of low-frequency vibrations like when walking or jogging, according to researchers. Researchers from Penn State's Materials Research Institute and the University of Utah said that the device, about the size of a wristwatch, produces enough power to run a personal health monitoring system."The devices we...

Monster Galaxy Observed at Dawn of Universe

Monster Galaxy Observed at Dawn of Universe

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Astronomers obtained the most detailed anatomy chart of a monster galaxy located 12.4 billion light-years away. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the team revealed that the molecular clouds in the galaxy are highly unstable, which leads to runaway star formation. Monster galaxies are thought to be the ancestors of the huge elliptical galaxies...

Monkey Study Shows Promising Results for Making Non-Addictive Painkiller

Monkey Study Shows Promising Results for Making Non-Addictive Painkiller

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Team of researchers developed a promising new synthetic drug that could be as effective as opioids in relieving pain but without posing the risk of addiction. Known as AT-121, the new chemical compound has dual therapeutic action that suppressed the addictive effects of opioids and produced morphine-like analgesic effects in non-human primates."In our study, we...

Implantable Brain Device Could Treat Brain Tumors, Parkinson’s Disease

Implantable Brain Device Could Treat Brain Tumors, Parkinson’s Disease

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Technology may one day also be able to help people who suffer severe epileptic seizures by controlling or even preventing them with an electronic device implanted directly into the brain. An oncoming seizure would trigger the targeted release of a brain-signaling chemical to stop the seizure in its tracks, according to a new study published in Science Advances. The device...

Prototype Version of Visual Prosthesis 3-D Printed by Researchers (+Video)

Prototype Version of Visual Prosthesis 3-D Printed by Researchers (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - An array of light receptors was fully 3-D printed on a hemispherical surface by researchers at the University of Minnesota, marking the discovery a significant step toward creating a "bionic eye" that could someday help blind people. "Bionic eyes are usually thought of as science fiction, but now we are closer than ever using a multimaterial 3-D...