Archive "Science"

New Report Reveals Staggering Extent of Human Impact on Planet

New Report Reveals Staggering Extent of Human Impact on Planet

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - New report revealed that the Humans’ way of living is pushing nature and the services that power and sustain us to the brink. Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature and the services that power and sustain us to the brink, according to a new report that presents a sobering picture of the impact of human activity...

You Can Touch Virtual Objects Now, Using Haptic Feedback Gloves (+Video)

You Can Touch Virtual Objects Now, Using Haptic Feedback Gloves (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers created an ultralight pair of gloves that allow users to feel virtual objects, making the lines between the real world and the virtual world become more blurred. Basic prototypes of virtual tactile feedback technology have been developed in the past, but they were always bogged down by their massive bulky exoskeletons and power sources. The EFPL’s...

Research Revealed: Toxic Effects of Drugs in Lungs More Widespread than Thought

Research Revealed: Toxic Effects of Drugs in Lungs More Widespread than Thought

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Research has revealed that drugs commonly taken to treat a range of common conditions have much more widespread side effects on lungs than previously thought. Though the 27 drugs treating a range of conditions including arthritis, cancer and the heart are successful for most patients, doctors, say the team, need to be more aware of the potential risks to their respiratory...

Relationship between What We See, Our Brain Activity Weakens as We Get Older

Relationship between What We See, Our Brain Activity Weakens as We Get Older

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Study found that among older adults, there is a much weaker relationship between what their eyes see and their brain activity. Forgetfulness and age-related memory lapses are a common complaint for many older adults, but what is still not understood is what causes these changes.Recent research published by scientists at Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute (RRI) brings...

AI Can Be Used to Help with Sepsis Treatment, Fracture Diagnosis

AI Can Be Used to Help with Sepsis Treatment, Fracture Diagnosis

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - It’s possible to train algorithms using the experience of thousands of doctors for treating patients with deficiencies in their immune system. Treating patients effectively involves a combination of training and experience. That's one of the reasons that people have been excited about the prospects of using AI in medicine: it's possible to train algorithms using...

Engineers Create Optical Gyroscope Smaller Than Grain of Rice

Engineers Create Optical Gyroscope Smaller Than Grain of Rice

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Gyroscopes are commonplace in just about every bit of technology we rely on every day and the new tiny optical device, which is smaller than a grain of rice could find its way into drones and spacecraft in the future. Gyroscopes are devices that help vehicles, drones, and wearable and handheld electronic devices know their orientation in three-dimensional space. They are...

Saltwater Rice Successfully Harvested by Chinese Scientists

Saltwater Rice Successfully Harvested by Chinese Scientists

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Alkali-resistant ‘sea rice’ planted in east China’s Shandong Province was harvested by Chinese scientists. The initial success marks an ambitious plan to boost the country’s rice production and feed an additional 80 million people.The new type of rice, successfully harvested by a group of scientists in the seaside city of Qingdao, eastern China, was...

Air Pollution, Noise Increase Risk for Heart Attacks

Air Pollution, Noise Increase Risk for Heart Attacks

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Air pollution and transportation noise are both associated with an increased risk of heart attacks. Studies on air pollution, which do not take into account traffic noise, tend to overestimate the long-term effect of air pollution on heart attacks. Where air pollution is high, the level of transportation noise is usually also elevated. Not only air pollution negatively...

Report: Developers Track Users Who Uninstall Their Apps

Report: Developers Track Users Who Uninstall Their Apps

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - New report revealed that app makers have found ways to game both iOS and Android, enabling them to figure out which users have uninstalled a given piece of software lately—and making it easy to pelt the departed with ads aimed at winning them back We’ve all gotten used to the fact that installing an app on a smartphone means the developers will get at least some...

Plastic Found In Faeces of Every Participant in Europe-Wide Study

Plastic Found In Faeces of Every Participant in Europe-Wide Study

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Up to nine different types of plastic have been found by scientists in the faeces of every participant who took part in Europe-wide study. On average, researchers found 20 microplastic particles in every 10 grams of stool, suggesting humans are swallowing them in food.Particles between 50 and 500 micrometers across were found, the most common being polypropylene (PP)...