Archive "Science"

Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Unlikely to Encourage Healthy Eating, Finds Study

Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Unlikely to Encourage Healthy Eating, Finds Study

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Researchers show why fast-food menu calorie counts do not help consumers make healthy choices in a new study published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. The researchers from New York University found that only a small fraction of fast-food eaters – as little as 8 percent – are likely to make healthy choices as a result of current calorie...

Russia develops glass which exceeds steel's strength

Russia develops glass which exceeds steel's strength

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (Press Shia) – Russian scientists are developing high-strength, soft-magnetic materials with an amorphous and nanocrystalline structure which will be in demand by manufacturers of medical implants, aircraft engines, and sports equipment.The National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NUST MISIS) has launched an innovative project to develop amorphous and nanocrystalline...

Shadows Reveal How Insects Walk on Water

Shadows Reveal How Insects Walk on Water

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Scientists have measured for the first time the key parameters that allow water striders to walk on water, by studying their leg shadows. Water striders' ability to walk and jump on the surfaces of ponds and lakes has long amazed curious observers -- and inspired robot designers who want to mimic the bugs' talent. The new findings, reported in the ACS journal...

Leader Warns of Plots to Impede Iran’s Scientific Progress

Leader Warns of Plots to Impede Iran’s Scientific Progress

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei cautioned against hostile schemes to hinder Iran’s scientific progress, and urged efforts to raise the country’s scientific rating instead of only attempting to prevent it from falling. In an address to a gathering of Iranian elites and scientific talents in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei...

Iran, S Korea to boost academic coop.

Iran, S Korea to boost academic coop.

TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran and South Korea have agreed to further expand scientific cooperation, deputy Minister of Science said Wed.A joint meeting was held on Wednesday between Iran and South Korea’s universities on expansion of scientific cooperation in Tehran. Deputy Minister of Science for International Affairs, Hossein Salar Amoli, and the President of the...

Robot Explorers Headed for Mars Quest: ESA

Robot Explorers Headed for Mars Quest: ESA

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Europe will send a tiny lander on a scorching, supersonic tumble to Mars Wednesday and place a gas-sniffing probe in orbit around the Red Planet in a daring quest with Russia for extraterrestrial life. High-stakes maneuvers should see a test lander dubbed Schiaparelli make a dangerous dash for the surface at 2:42 p.m. GMT, while the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) enters a...

Hard of Hearing? It's Not Your Ears, It's Your Brain

Hard of Hearing? It's Not Your Ears, It's Your Brain

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – "Could you repeat that?" The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their hearing. Researchers at the University of Maryland have determined that something is going on in the brains of typical older adults that causes them to struggle to follow speech amidst background noise,...

Iran to boost e-commerce with CIS

Iran to boost e-commerce with CIS

TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (Press Shia) – Iran has launched cooperation with Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in order to develop electronic commerce.Iran’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has begun negotiations with neighboring and CIS countries in line with expansion and reinvigoration of foreign cooperation in the field of e-commerce. On the account, Azerbaijan's...

Alzheimer’s Symptoms Reduced in Gene Therapy Trial

Alzheimer’s Symptoms Reduced in Gene Therapy Trial

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers have revealed results of a successful trial injecting viruses into mice to reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s. Researchers at Imperial College London used a modified virus to deliver the PGC-1 gene to brain cells in animal studies. Previous studies suggest the PGC-1 alpha gene — responsible for regulating sugar and fat metabolism in the body...

2 new fungi discovered at Lake Urmia, Meighan

2 new fungi discovered at Lake Urmia, Meighan

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Researchers at Iranian Biological Research Center have discovered two new microorganisms at hypersaline lakes of Urmia and Meighan.Urmia Lake has been for years fighting against the peril of disappearing completely due to a drought of epic proportions, and efforts continue to save this unique lake from dying. The genetic and biological resources of this...