Self-Ventilating Workout Suit Keeps Athletes Cool, Dry
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A team of MIT researchers designed a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete's body heat and sweat.
Study Shows Differences in Brain Activity Between Men, Women Who Are Obese
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A new study of obese people suggests that changes in their brains’ reward regions make them more prone to overeating, and that women and men exhibit different brain activity related to overeating.
Planting Trees Can't Replace Cutting Emissions
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Growing plants and then storing the carbon dioxide they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows.
Space Weather Events Linked to Human Activity
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Human activities, like nuclear tests and radio transmissions have been changing near-Earth space and weather, and have created artificial radiation belts, damaged satellites and induced auroras.
Young Adults: How to Predict a Hookah Smoker
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A positive attitude toward and desire to take up hookah smoking are the most likely predictors of a young adult becoming a hookah tobacco smoker, University of Pittsburgh researchers found.
Diesel Pollutes More Than Lab Tests Detect
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Because of testing inefficiencies, maintenance inadequacies and other factors, cars, trucks and buses worldwide emit 4.6 million tons more harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) than standards allow, according to a new study co-authored by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
Severe Mental Illness Linked to Much Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - There is a substantially increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease when someone suffers from severe mental illness, compared to the general population, an international study of more than 3.2 million people reveals.
Regular Exercise Cuts Cellular Aging by 9 Years
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Despite their best efforts, no scientist has ever come close to stopping humans from aging. But a new research revealed that one may be able to slow a type of aging that happens inside the cells.
3D-Printed 'Bionic Skin' for Robots
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Engineering researchers developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin.
Massive Lava Waves Detected on Solar System’s Most Volcanically Active Object
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Io is the closest thing we have to hell in our Solar System, a Jovian moon that features hundreds of active volcanoes and expansive lakes filled with lava.
Kicking Salt Shaker Habit May Not Be Enough
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Restaurant foods and commercially processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 percent of dietary sodium intake in a study in three US regions, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.
First Life Ever on Land: 3.48 Billion Years Ago
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Fossils discovered by The University of New South Wales (UNSW) scientists in 3.48 billion-year-old hot spring deposits in the Pilbara region of Western Australia have pushed back by 580 million years the earliest known existence of microbial life on land.
How Do Toddlers Learn Best from Touchscreens?
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - When it comes to educational apps for kids, interactivity can either help or hinder learning and researchers are beginning to understand which strategies really benefit children.
Talking to Yourself Helps Boost Brainpower
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Talking to yourself out loud is not a sign of madness but could indicate a high level of intelligence, a study revealed.
Too Much Salt? Unhealthy Blood Vessels Changes
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Findings of a new study being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco suggest adolescents who consume too much salt have measurable changes in their blood vessels associated with early signs of cardiovascular disease in adults.
Runners Battling Infections Are Less Likely to Finish A Race
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Light, localized illnesses like a runny nose may not affect distance runners’ performance, but racing within days of an acute, systemic infection raises the odds of never finishing, researchers say.
Can Trusting Your Doctor Help Reduce Pain?
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A new study indicates how perceptions of clinician-patient similarity and trust can reduce pain at the doctor's office.
Seeing Hand Offers New Hope to Amputees
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Bioengineers developed a 'hand that sees' which is able to reach for and grasp objects automatically, responding ten times quicker than current prosthetics.
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The whimsical dream of getting exercise in a pill has just become more realistic.
Stray Wi-Fi Signals Could Let Spies See inside Closed Rooms
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Your wireless router may be giving you away in manner you never dreamed of.