Archive "Science"

Owls' Wings Key to Beating Wind Turbine Noise

Owls' Wings Key to Beating Wind Turbine Noise

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A new study has revealed how inspiration from owls’ wings could allow aircraft and wind turbines to become quieter. Researchers from Japan and China studied the serrations in the leading edge of owls’ wings, gaining new insight into how they work to make the birds’ flight silent.Their results, published in the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics,...

Protecting Astronauts from Radiation in Space

Protecting Astronauts from Radiation in Space

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) designed a new nano-material that can reflect or transmit light on demand with temperature control, opening the door to technology that protects astronauts in space from harmful radiation. Lead researcher Dr. Mohsen Rahmani from ANU said the material was so thin that hundreds of layers could fit on the tip of a needle...

Cooperation with Iranian researchers EU’s top priority

Cooperation with Iranian researchers EU’s top priority

TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (Press Shia) – The European Union has stressed new plans for developing innovation and technological cooperation with Iran, Director of DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission said Monday.Peter Dröll, Director of 'Industrial Technologies' of Directorate General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission, made the remark in a joint cooperation...

The Secret Connection between Anxiety, Sleep

The Secret Connection between Anxiety, Sleep

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Scientists have spotted neurons that play crucial roles in connecting emotions and sleep, shedding light on the future discovery of drug targets for anxiety disorder and/or sleep disorders. You may have experienced sleepless nights when you were anxious, stressed or too excited. Such emotions are well-known to affect wakefulness and can even cause insomnia, though...

Mesbah satellite to go to space museum

Mesbah satellite to go to space museum

TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (Press Shia Agency) – Head of Iranian Space Agency told Mehr News Sun. that Mesbah communications satellite will not be launched due to heavy costs and will be instead preserved in a space museum.Mohsen Bahrami told Mehr News correspondent on Sunday that under expert considerations, it has been decided to cancel plans for putting Mesbah communication satellite into orbit due to...

Largest EU scientific delegation due in Tehran

Largest EU scientific delegation due in Tehran

TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (Press Shia) – A 37-strong EU delegation comprising 16 scientific and technological figures and representatives from 21 European countries are slated to arrive in Tehran Sun. for a three-day visit.The EU delegation will take part in two separate meetings including Iran-EU joint working group meeting and a two-day educational workshop. The two sides will discuss the possibility...

Higher IQ in Childhood Linked to Longer Life

Higher IQ in Childhood Linked to Longer Life

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Higher intelligence in childhood is associated with a lower lifetime risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, smoking related cancers, respiratory disease and dementia, according to a study published by The BMJ. It is the largest study to date reporting causes of death in men and women across the life course, and the findings suggest that...

First-Ever Black-Hole 'Visual Binary' Revealed

First-Ever Black-Hole 'Visual Binary' Revealed

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Using the supersharp radio "vision" of the US National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), astronomers have made the first detection of orbital motion in a pair of supermassive black holes in a galaxy some 750 million light-years from Earth. The two black holes, with a combined mass 15 billion times that of the Sun, are likely separated by...

Mildly Obese Fare Better after Major Heart Attack

Mildly Obese Fare Better after Major Heart Attack

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they're mildly obese, a study by cardiologists shows. People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they're mildly obese, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists showed.In the three years after an attack, people considered mildly...

Older Obese Adults Can Benefit from Moderate Exercise

Older Obese Adults Can Benefit from Moderate Exercise

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Moderate-intensity exercise can help even extremely obese older adults improve their ability to perform common daily activities and remain independent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Findings from the National Institutes of Health-funded study are published in the July issue of the journal Obesity.In the United States, obesity affects nearly...