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Elecom Games to host qualifiers for 2017 e-Sports

Elecom Games to host qualifiers for 2017 e-Sports

TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – Elecom Games Festival will be hosting qualifier matches for the upcoming e-Sports World Championship which will take place in Busan, South Korea.Elecom Games competition will kick off on September 10 in the Book Garden of Tehran and it will last until September 16. Meanwhile the 9th installment of e-Sports World Championship 2017 will take place in...

10 Iranian profs. among top 1% scientists in world

10 Iranian profs. among top 1% scientists in world

TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (Press Shia Agency) – Thomson Reuters ISI recently announced that 10 faculty members from Iran University of Science and Technology are among the top 1% scientists in the world.According to the latest announcements made by Thomson Reuters Institute for Information Science, Dr. Mahmood Mehrdad Shokrie and Dr. Shahram Jadid, faculty members from Iran University of Science and...

Tehran to host intl. conf. on nanofibers

Tehran to host intl. conf. on nanofibers

TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (Press Shia) – The international conference on nanofibers 2017 (ICNF 2017) will be held at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, in October 2017. According to the event's website, representatives from the top international academic, government and private industry labs of different disciplines will participate in ICNF 2017 to get introduced to new technology trends,...

Google Play Store May Soon Be Available in Iran: Report

Google Play Store May Soon Be Available in Iran: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Google has added more countries, including Iran to the Google Play Developer Console, a report said. The countries of Iran, China, Cuba, Macau, Myanmar, and Sudan, which could not previously access the Google Play Store, or could not access paid services, will soon be able to use the Google Play Store, XDA-Developers reported on Saturday. The list of countries which...

2017 Noor Student Competition honors winners

2017 Noor Student Competition honors winners

TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (Press Shia) – The 2nd round of Noor Student Competition; Recognition of Prof. Jackie Ying awarded winners from over 5000 nominations from different countries for their remarkable achievements.According to Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) Media, on September 1, coinciding with the Eid al-Adha, the closing ceremony of the second round of Noor Student Competition;...

ICT in talks with big game companies to transfer servers

ICT in talks with big game companies to transfer servers

TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (Press Shia) – Regarding his efforts to solve the connection issues of online games, ICT minister has announced the start of negotiations with international game companies to transfer their servers to Iran.In an Instagram post on Friday, Iran's ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said that he would pursue the demands of Iranian netizens to improve connection quality...

Why Is Yawning so Contagious?

Why Is Yawning so Contagious?

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Experts published a research that suggests the human propensity for contagious yawning is triggered automatically by primitive reflexes in the primary motor cortex - an area of the brain responsible for motor function. Feeling tired? Even if we aren't tired, why do we yawn if someone else does? Experts at the University of Nottingham have an explanation.Their study,...

New Source for Brain's Development Discovered

New Source for Brain's Development Discovered

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - An unexpected source for the brain's development has been discovered by researchers, a finding that offers new insights into the building of the nervous system. The research, which appears in the journal Science, discovered that glia, a collection of non-neuronal cells that had long been regarded as passive support cells, in fact are vital to nerve-cell development in...

Mysterious Radio Signals Detected from Deep Space

Mysterious Radio Signals Detected from Deep Space

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An initiative set up to find signs of intelligent life in the universe has detected a series of mysterious radio signals from a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light years away. Scientists with Breakthrough Listen say they’ve found 15 fast radio bursts, or FRBs, from a deep space “repeater” called FRB 121102.The numbers indicate when the first signal was...

18th Royan intl. twin congress awards winners

18th Royan intl. twin congress awards winners

TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Royan International Twin Congress has awarded 10 Iranian and foreign researchers for their outstanding works in the fields of reproductive biomedicine and stem cells biology and technology.The two joint events organized by Royan Research Institute include the 18th Congress on Reproductive Biomedicine and 13th Congress on Stem Cell Biology...