25 September 2014 12:25
Astronomers have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of an exoplanet -- an extrasolar planet, which does not orbit the Sun.
The planet is the size of Neptune and about four times the size of Earth. It orbits a star some 130 light years from Earth.
HAT-P-11b’s atmosphere was also found to contain copious amounts of hydrogen.
Atmospheres are telltales of a planet's...
23 September 2014 16:35
Iran and the P5+1 group have not reached any agreement on the connections linking the country’s uranium enrichment centrifuges, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says.
“In the course of technical and expert talks, different plans and initiatives have been put on the table and reviewed by delegations,” said Marzieh Afkham, stressing, however, that no plan on the centrifugal connections...
23 September 2014 16:31
Iran has unveiled its first indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) armed with air defense missiles suitable for aerial combats.
Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami told the inauguration ceremony on Tuesday that the combat drone has successfully passed operational tests by hitting predetermined targets and is now ready to be delivered to the country's armed forces.
He added that the...
22 September 2014 21:01
According to Essential Science Indicators (ESI) of 2014, Iran ranked 19th in chemistry research output in the world, an official said.
Iran ranks 19th in chemistry research
Jafar Mehrad, the head of Islamic World Science Citation Database, added that Iranian scientists have published 30,701 chemistry papers in the last 10 years and placed 19th among 140 countries.
“The articles have been cited...
20 September 2014 12:06
Operations for construction of the first solar power plant with a capacity of 20 kilowatt were launched at Zabol University in Sistan-Baluchestan Province in southeast of Iran, Saturday.
Construction of first solar power plant in Sistan-Baluchestan starts
Chancellor of Zabol University, Mahmoud Okati Sadeq, told IRNA that solar cells of the plant with a production capacity of 290 watts are the biggest...
20 September 2014 12:05
Researchers at the knowledge-based company Zist Darou have produced tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).
Iran produces tPA
Houshmand Ilka, managing director of the company, said the medication is used for the immediate treatment of myocardial infarction (MI), according to Saturday's edition of 'Iran Daily'.
He added that the company intends to supply the product to regional and trans-regional markets.
Myocardial infarction or acute myocardial infarction...
20 September 2014 12:02
Mehdi Arezoumandi won one of the 2014 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship awards.
Iranian wins structural engineering fellowship
The US Structural Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Technical Activities Division Executive Committee awarded five 2014 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowships in Structural Engineering, according to Saturday's edition of 'Iran Daily'.
The O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship in Structural Engineering is bestowed annually to a member for encouraging the creation...
19 September 2014 20:57
Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology proposed a new method for the production of stable ceramic nanopowders with applications in various industries, including aerospace, ceramic production and fuel cells.
Zirconia has three different structures: monoclinic, tetragonal and cubic. Monoclinic structure is stable at room temperature while tetragonal and cubic structures are stable at high temperatures. Stabilized zirconia has applications in...
18 September 2014 23:42
Iranian Sydney University PhD student has developed an injectable biomaterial that will allow patients with really bad cartilage damage or spinal cord injuries to avoid unnecessary surgery.
Interestingly, it was originally developed as a new material to help patients with serious bone fractures; however, this Iranian scientist expanded his invention and pronounced himself a hero in the cosmetic surgery industry.
17 September 2014 19:21
The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces are poised to unveil two newly-developed military hardware, the commander of the forces says.
"An infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) equipped with a cannon and a 23-mm sniper rifle are to be unveiled soon as two new products of the Army’s Ground Forces,” Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on Wednesday.
He added that the IFV is being...
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