Wednesday , 24 April 2019

Science and Technology

With civilian drone competition, Iran battles against brain drain

csmonitor – A PATH TO PROGRESS At a manicured technology park outside Tehran, drone builders vied for prize money. But the contest also sought to provide team members with hope for a future in Iran. By Scott Peterson, Staff writer TEHRAN — The 26 drone-building teams descended on the polished, manicured technology park 15 miles east of Tehran with the overflowing enthusiasm of school …

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In memory of Iranian American physicist Ali Javan: 1926-2016

PayvandNews – PAAIA is sad to announce the passing of Dr. Ali Javan. A respected and accomplished Iranian American physicist, Javan was a professor emeritus of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Co-inventor of the gas laser in 1960, he secured his spot among the great scientific minds of the 20th century, and was elected a fellow of the …

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Iran launches production line for Zolfaqar missiles

PayvandNews – Iran launched production line for its first solid-fuel pin-point precision and long-range missile dubbed Zolfaqar on Sunday. Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said during the launching ceremony that the tactical missile Zolfaqar which was entirely indigenous in design and production served the purpose of enhancing Iran’s missile combat might as stated by the Supreme Leader. He said …

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Iran’s first online census gets into high gear

PayvandNews – Iranians have begun taking part in the country’s first national online census, with one official saying general response on the first day was “unprecedented”. Ashkan Shabbak, head of the supervisory committee on the census, told IRNA news agency on Sunday that he expected 35% of Iranians to fill out online version of the survey. Those who do not …

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Two Iranian soldiers killed in clashes in West Azerbaijan

rudaw  – At least two Iranian soldiers were killed in clashes on the northwestern border with Iraqi Kurdistan, sources said. One source told Rudaw that clashes took place in the Barimergan area of Piranshahr, a town in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province. He could not tell who was involved in the clashes, but according to the information received by Rudaw at …

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Iran shelling Kurdistan Region’s northwestern border

rudaw—Iran has resumed shelling within the Kurdistan Region targeting Barbzinan area in Sidakan, a few kilometres within the Region’s northwestern borders in the Soran district of Erbil province Saturday morning, Rudaw’s correspondent reported. Mustafa Mawludi, deputy secretary general of Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (KDP-I), told Rudaw English that Iranian forces had been attacking locals in the border areas since Friday evening …

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Iranian athletes collect four more medals

PayvandNews – Iranian sportsmen have collected four medals, including two golds, at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Iran’s Gold Medalist Majid Farzin On Monday, Majid Farzin took part in the men’s minus 80-kilogram Group A competitions of the tournament at the 6500-seat indoor Riocentro-Pavilion 2 arena, and raised 240 kilograms overhead to stand atop the podium. …

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FAO launches four-year holistic program to save Urmia Lake

PayvandNews – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed an agreement on Tuesday (6 September 2016), with the Urmia Lake Restoration Commission (ULRC) in Tehran at Sharif University of Technology to lend substantive technical assistance for the execution of an integrated programme that aims ultimately to secure sustainable water resources management in the Urmia Lake basin. At …

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Iran Inaugurates Its Own Intranet

RFL/RE – Iran’s official news agency reports the country has launched the first phase of its National Network of Data, an attempt by Tehran to create its own Intranet. The new network aims to promote online Islamic content and encourage less dependency on the worldwide Internet, IRNA reported on August 28. The National Network of Data would aim to also …

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Iranian students stand 3rd in International Olympiad in Informatics

PayvandNews – Iranian students won two gold and two silver medals in the 28th International Olympiad in Informatics, standing in the third position. Ali Behjati and Arash Mahmoudian-Bidgoli won gold and Amir-Mohammad-Dehghan and Parsa Mir-Taheri grabbed silver medals in the competition held in Russia. 81 countries took part in the Olympiad. The US and China respectively came first and second …

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