Presence of Smartphone Reduces Brain Power
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach, even if it is off, according to findings from a new study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Scientist: Dangerous Asteroid Could Hit Earth At Any Moment
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - An astrophysicist has warned that Earth could be hit with a surprise asteroid strike, according to news reports.
Flexible Wearable Electronics Use Body Heat for Energy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina State University engineers designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.
Massive Dead Disk Galaxy Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – By combining the power of a "natural lens" in space with the capability of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery.
Steaming Fish More Healthy than Boiling
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Researchers found that steaming freshwater fish for more than two minutes reduces the presence of cylindrospermopsin, a poisonous substance, by up to 26%.
Scientists A Step Closer to Drug Treatment for Hepatitis B
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A major new insight into how hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide, report scientists.
Common Household Chemicals Lead to Birth Defects in Mice, Research Finds
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A connection between common household chemicals and birth defects has been uncovered by new research.
Blood Test Detects Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Lupus Patients with No CVD Symptoms
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A specific biomarker detected in the blood of lupus patients with no symptoms of cardiovascular disease (CVD), thought to be at low risk of CVD based on traditional risk factors, is associated with the presence of atherosclerosis, new research indicates.
Electricity from Sewage: Process Also Kills Germs
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A scientific breakthrough has taken an emerging biotechnology a step closer to being used to treat wastewater in the developing world.
Our Sun Could Have Been Born With an Evil Twin Called "Nemesis"
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A new model on how stars are formed has added weight to the hypothesis that most – if not all – stars are born in a litter with at least one sibling.
Exposure to Aircraft Noise Causes High Blood Pressure
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Long term exposure to aircraft noise, particularly during the night, is linked to an increased risk of developing high blood pressure and possibly heart flutter and stroke as well, a research published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine found.
Lab on A Chip Monitors Health, Pollutants
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Engineers invented biosensor technology -- known as a lab on a chip -- that could be used in hand-held or wearable devices to monitor your health and exposure to dangerous bacteria, viruses and pollutants.
Do Food Container Chemicals Make Us Fat?
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A new study from the University of Iowa shows that a pair of common chemicals that manufacturers use to make plastic food containers, water bottles, and other consumer products do not contribute to obesity to the extent of the chemical it's replacing.
Culture Affects How People Deceive Others
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Psychologists have discovered that people's language changes when they lie depending on their cultural background.
New Cellular Imaging Paves Way for Cancer Treatment
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Researchers have pioneered a technique which uses florescent imaging to track the actions of key enzymes in cancer, genetic disorders and kidney disease.
Einstein Relativity Experiment Used to Measure a Star's Mass
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The mass of Stein 2051 B, a white dwarf star located about 18 light-years from Earth, has been a subject of some controversy for over a century.
Iran to Rank Third among Asian Countries Producing Biotech Medicines: Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran will rank third in Asia in terms of production of biotech medicines within the next three years, a senior official at the office of the vice-president for science and technology affairs announced.
India Has joined the World's Space Heavy Weights
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - India has joined a select number of countries able to claim membership of the "heavy-lift" rocket club after it successfully launched a communications satellite weighing over three tons into space.
How Parents' Separation Impacts Adult Kids
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Previous research has indicated that adults whose parents separated during childhood have an increased risk for poorer health. However, exactly what contributes to this has been less clear, until now.
A Promising Sign Life Could Have Once Existed on Mars
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A groundbreaking new discovery on the Red Planet could alter our understanding of this mysterious world, and our search for life on it.