Wednesday , 24 April 2019

Science and Technology

Iranian physicists grab 5 medals at IPhO 2017

PayvandNews – Young Iranian physicists have won two gold and three silver medals in the 48th round of International Physics Olympiad (IPhO 2017) held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Iranian team consisted of Alireza Darvishi and Amin Ravanbakhsh, who won the gold medal, and Seyyed Arshia Razavi, Seyyed Alireza Mousavi Hosseini, and Erfan Abbasgholinezhad, each receiving a silver medal in the international …

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Iranian students shine at chemistry, math Olympiads

PayvandNews – Two teams of Iranian students won several medals in the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad and the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad, which were held in Thailand in Brazil respectively in recent days. Iran ranked third in the chemistry Olympiad, which was held from July 6 to 15 in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, ISNA reported. The event hosted 297 students from 76 …

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Iran’s Telecommunications Minister Pledges To “Get Rid of” Foreign Social Media Despite Past Failed Attempts

CHRI – President Hassan Rouhani’s Telecommunications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi has refuted criticism that he has been unwilling to block online content deemed immoral by state authorities and has pledged to “get rid of” foreign-based social media networks despite previous failed attempts. At the same time, the minister admitted that some of the demands being made of him by state officials outside the …

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Iranian, European universities ink MoU on higher education cooperation

PayvandNews – Twenty Iranian and 22 European universities have signed an agreement to continue cooperation in the area of higher education, an Iranian deputy minister of science, research and technology says. Peace Dove (artwork by Fatemeh Madani, Iranian daily Ghanoon) Hossein Salar Amoli, deputy minister of science, research and technology for international affairs, added that a large science and technology delegation from …

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Maryam Mirzakhani was a ‘milestone’ for Iranian women’s successes: President Rouhani

PayvandNews – President Rouhani has issued a statement praising Iranian math genius Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win mathematics’ fields medal, who died at 40 on Saturday. Maryam Mirzakhani artwork by Firoozeh Mozaffari “The unparalleled brilliance of this creative scientist and yet humble person which made the name of Iran resonate in the world’s scientific community was a milestone in …

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Iran’s Newest Robot Is an Adorable Dancing Humanoid

spectrum- Iranian researchers have recently unveiled a new robot called Surena Mini. Over the last several years, a team of roboticists at the University of Tehran has been working on increasingly large and complex life-size humanoids. For their latest project, however, the Iranian researchers decided to build something smaller—and cuter. Surena Mini is a knee-high robot with a sleek 3D-printed body, …

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Iran, EU start first ever joint project on nuclear safety

PayvandNews – Iran and the European Union have launched their first joint project aimed at strengthening bilateral nuclear safety cooperation on the eve of the second anniversary of Tehran’s nuclear deal with six world powers. The peaceful nuclear energy (cartoon by Javad Takjou) At a Wednesday meeting in Tehran, the EU delegation, headed by Oliver Luyckx, the director of the EU …

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Italy, Iran sign $1.3B high-speed rail deal

PayvandNews – Iran’s state railway company and its Italian counterpart have signed a deal worth 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) to build a high-speed rail line between Iranian cities of Arak and Qom.  Renato Mazzoncini, CEO of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), and head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Saeed Mohammadzadeh oversaw the signing of the agreement in Tehran on …

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Iran launches Freedom of Information website

PayvandNews – Iran has launched a website that allows its citizens to freely seek and obtain information from all government organizations and institutions according to law. The website was officially launched during a ceremony attended by Iranian Minister of Culture Seyyed Reza Salehi Amiri and Minister for Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Va’ezi on Saturday. The website had been operating in …

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Iran shelves Mesbah satellite

PayvandNews –  Head of Iranian Space Agency told Mehr News Sun. that Mesbah communications satellite will not be launched due to heavy costs and will be instead preserved in a space museum. Mohsen Bahrami told Mehr News correspondent on Sunday that under expert considerations, it has been decided to cancel plans for putting Mesbah communication satellite into orbit due to high …

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