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Climate Change: Mediterranean Ecosystem Shifts

Climate Change: Mediterranean Ecosystem Shifts

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Global warming above 1.5°Celsius, the ideal limit set by the 2015 Paris Agreement, will change the Mediterranean region, producing ecosystems never seen throughout the last 10,000 years, a new study reported. As temperatures around the world increase, some regions will feel the heat more than others. Already, regional temperatures in the Mediterranean basin are...

Young Stellar System Caught in Act of Forming Close Multiples

Young Stellar System Caught in Act of Forming Close Multiples

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – For the first time, astronomers have seen a dusty disk of material around a young star fragmenting into a multiple-star system. Scientists had suspected such a process, caused by gravitational instability, was at work, but new observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) revealed the...

Iran attends Global Standards Symposium in Tunisia

Iran attends Global Standards Symposium in Tunisia

TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (Press Shia) – Iran’s head of Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) heading a delegation took part in the third Global Standards Symposium (GSS) on 24 October 2016 in Hammamet, Tunisia.The third Global Standards Symposium took place on 24 October 2016 in Hammamet, Tunisia, one day prior to the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16). The...

Iran, Finland sign 4 MoUs in Tehran

Iran, Finland sign 4 MoUs in Tehran

TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran and Finland sealed four cooperation documents on energy, communications and technology, environment and investment.The ceremony to sign bilateral agreements was held at Sa'dabad Complex, in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani and his visiting Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinistö on Wednesday. Memorandum of Understanding on energy sector is one...

Autism Study Finds Early Intervention Has Lasting Effects

Autism Study Finds Early Intervention Has Lasting Effects

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Teaching parents of children with autism how to interact more effectively with their offspring brings the children benefits that linger for years, according to the largest and longest-running study of autism interventions. The training targeted parents with 2–4-year-old children with autism. Six years after the adults completed the year-long course, their...

Iran eyes coop. with Chinese scientific centers

Iran eyes coop. with Chinese scientific centers

TEHRAN, Oct. 25 (Press Shia) – Iranian VP for Science and Technology Affairs Sorena Sattari visited China’s biggest science and technology park at the northwest edge of Beijing on Tuesday.“Iran has a special focus on knowledge economy,” said Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Affairs, Sorena Sattari, on Tuesday while visiting Zhongguancun Science Park of China, “and to...

Researchers produce edible nano packaging

Researchers produce edible nano packaging

TEHRAN, Oct. 25 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian researchers at University of Tehran have developed a kind of nano packaging that is edible in addition to being highly biodegradable.Milad Rouhi, the project manager, referred to edible films as one of the most important components in biodegradable packaging, adding “synthetic polymer-based biofilms are usually stronger, more maintainable and have...

Center for Advanced Materials, Nanotechology opened in Tehran

Center for Advanced Materials, Nanotechology opened in Tehran

TEHRAN, Oct. 25 (Press Shia) – Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology of Imam Hossein University opened on Tuesday.Imam Hossein University opened the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, which includes seven specialized laboratories in the field of manufacture and characterization of advanced materials, and nanotechnology. The opening ceremony was held on Tuesday, in...

Amirkabir Uni. to hold 16th ACM ICPC in Nov.

Amirkabir Uni. to hold 16th ACM ICPC in Nov.

TEHRAN, Oct. 25 (Press Shia Agency) – Amirkabir University in collaboration with two European universities will hold the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC) on November 4, 2016.According to Sepehr Sabour, the executive secretary of the contest, the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) comprises a series of multi-tier...

Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds Diffuse between Atmospheric Particles

Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds Diffuse between Atmospheric Particles

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Semi-volatile organic compounds can readily diffuse into the billions of tiny atmospheric particles that inhabit the air, easily moving among them, researchers have discovered. Researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University's Neil M. Donahue have shown that semi-volatile organic compounds can readily diffuse into the billions of tiny atmospheric particles that inhabit...