Archive "Science"

Researchers apply graphene oxide in production of fuel cells

Researchers apply graphene oxide in production of fuel cells

TEHRAN, Dec. 27 (Press Shia) – Iranian researchers have synthesized a membrane by using graphene oxide and creating a nanocomposite from a natural polymer which has application as an electrically conductive membrane for producing fuel cells.Recently, the use Direct-methanol fuel cells or DMFCs, due to their high energy conversion efficiency, and lack of environmental and sound...

Missiles hit imaginary targets during Tue. drills

Missiles hit imaginary targets during Tue. drills

TEHRAN, Dec. 27 (Press Shia Agency) – Domestic air defense systems ‘Mersad’ and ‘Ya Zahra-3’ put on a successful performance on Tue. by detecting and engaging with imaginary enemy planes during Army-IRGC joint drills.During the 7th military drill held by Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, codenamed "The Defenders of Velayat Sky-7", experts of the Armed Forces also evaluated the increase...

Researchers build microwave amps applicable in defense

Researchers build microwave amps applicable in defense

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian researchers have designed and developed a microwave power device and amplifier for radars and communication systems.Ali Agha Rasouli, MA student of Iran University of Science and Technology, told Mehr News that the system designed by his team is the first of its kind in the world, adding “we managed to use a special method and parts with lower...

Shiraz, Cyprus Intl. universities sign coop. agreement

Shiraz, Cyprus Intl. universities sign coop. agreement

TEHRAN, Dec. 25 (Press Shia) – An MoU to foster academic cooperation was inked between University of Shiraz and Cyprus International University (CIU).As reported by the Public Relations Department of University of Shiraz, the Chancellor of Cyprus International University Halil Nadiri said CIU was ready to define and implement cooperation plans with the Iranian counterpart. The visiting...

Tehran Uni. hosts Swedish academic delegation

Tehran Uni. hosts Swedish academic delegation

TEHRAN, Dec. 25 (Press Shia) – A Swedish academic delegation made a visit to University of Tehran on Saturday seeking to boost scientific and educational ties.During a joint meeting, the visiting Swedish delegation and Tehran University officials discussed venues for organizing joint study and research courses between Tehran and Swedish universities. Mohammad Bagher Ghahramani,...

Iran ranks 6th in nanoscience production

Iran ranks 6th in nanoscience production

TEHRAN, Dec. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran has been placed 6th in the latest rankings of production of nanoscience in various countries published in Dec. 2016, founder of Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC) said Sat.Jafar Mehrdad told Mehr News that the latest statistics on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have been published aimed at overviewing the ongoing activities in terms of the...

Researchers produce FSG-plasma to enhance plant growth rate

Researchers produce FSG-plasma to enhance plant growth rate

TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (Press Shia Agency) – FSG-plasma device to enhance the growth rate of plants is designed and built by researchers at the Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch.Physics student Shohreh Khatami, who is one of the executors of the project, stated that non-thermal plasma systems have a variety of potential capabilities in various branches of science and industry,...

Zafar satellite design, construction to end by next year

Zafar satellite design, construction to end by next year

TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – The managing director of Iran Aviation Industries Organization Manouchehr Manteghi announced on Tuesday that Zafar satellite design and construction would end by next year.Pointing to Iran's first place in the region to conquer space, Manteghi praised Iranian universities' scientific and academic activities, noting that the country ranked 11th in terms of...

Iran lands 3rd in IOAA 2016

Iran lands 3rd in IOAA 2016

TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (Press Shia) – Iranian astronomy researchers bagged 2 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals to finish third overall in 2016 International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics.Attended by 44 world countries, the 10 edition of the scientific event took place from December 09-19 in the Indian city of Bubaneshwar. Parisa Alian and Rouzbeh Ghaderi clinched gold trophies while...

Iran, Italy to expand biotech. coop.

Iran, Italy to expand biotech. coop.

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Press Shia) – Iran and Italy have agreed to develop innovation cooperation in the field of biotechnology.In a joint meeting held in Tehran on Monday on the topic of “Technological and Innovation cooperation between Iran and Italy”, the two sides conferred on various issues such as the need for building further trust between the Iranian and Italian governments for...