Iran students rank 2nd in int'l math contest

, , ,
SHAFAQNA - IRNA:  Iranian students ranked second in the World Mathematics Invitational (WMI). WMI 2018 was held on July 12-16 at Yonsei University, South Korea. In this edition of the contest, the Iranian team comprising 54 male and…

Prison punishment for WhatsApp groups in Jammu and Kashmir

, , , , ,
SHAFAQNA - First Post | by Ishfaq Naseem : The Jammu and Kashmir government has said all WhatsApp groups should register with the deputy commissioner (DC) in one of the districts of Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir, failing which the group administrators…

Abu Dhabi known as smartest city in the Middle East

, , , ,
SHAFAQNA- Abu Dhabi has been ranked first on Smart Cities list in Africa and the Middle East According to the McKinsey Global Institute. The study looked at how cities all over the world use technology to increase the quality of life across…

The Political Impact of Social Media on the Middle East

, , , , ,
SHAFAQNA - Social media as a political tool came of age in the Middle East well before it was a major contender in American politics. When the Arab Spring erupted in 2011, the U.S. was still years away from maintaining an official Twitter account…

Reduced Movements At Night

, ,
SHAFAQNA- He splits the sky at dawn, and appoints the night as a time of stillness and the Sun and Moon as a means of reckoning. (Qur'an, 6:96) The Arabic word sakanan, which appears in the original of the above verse, means "repose, rest,…

Smart new method to manufacture organic solar cells

,
SHAFAQNA- (Nanowerk News) The ability to use cheap materials and simple manufacturing methods are two huge advantages of printed organic solar cells. Olle Inganäs, professor at Linköping University, is head of a research group that…

New Florescent Dyes Could Help Doctors Image and Diagnose Diseases

,
SHAFAQNA- Newly developed voltage-sensitive dyes could change the way that we diagnose diseases. These fluorescent voltage sensors stain body tissues and allow for imaging tech to accurately see what's going on, electrically speaking. DYE…

A pen that identifies cancer in 10 seconds: Scientists

,
SHAFAQNA- Scientists at the University of Texas say they have invented a handheld tool can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds. They say, the new "MasSpec Pen" speeds the testing process by as much as 150 times and should make the…

Breast cancer in a new light: Injection makes cancer cells glow, easier for doctors to see

,
SHAFAQNA- Lowcountry doctors are seeing breast cancer in a new light. New technology—an injection—is making cancer easier to spot and easier to treat. Before undergoing surgery to remove the tumor, patients receive an injection. The…

Neutrinos seen scattering off an atom’s nucleus

SHAFAQNA- Famously sneaky particles have been caught behaving in a new way. For the first time, scientists have detected neutrinos scattering off the nucleus of an atom, sciencenews.org reported. The process, predicted more than…

New cancer treatment looks to remove tumors safely

,
SHAFAQNA- A surgeon in Arizona removed a 17-centimeter ovarian tumor through an incision smaller than a dime. He used a controversial procedure called “in bag morcellation,” where the tumor is bagged while it’s still inside the…

Humans will colonize Mars by 2040

,
SHAFAQNA- Buzz Aldrin has said that humans need to find a planet to colonize quickly, and has highlighted Mars as humanity’s next step believing it is achievable by the 2040s. The former astronaut and second person to walk on the…

Stem cell-based therapy for targeting skin-to-brain cancer

,
SHAFAQNA- Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have a potential solution for how to kill tumor cells that have metastasized to the brain. The team has developed cancer-killing viruses…

Gene testing revolution for cancer care

,
SHAFAQNA- Cancer patients should be routinely offered DNA tests to help select the best treatments for them, according to England's chief medical officer. Professor Dame Sally Davies said in her annual report that the National Health…

Could broccoli be a secret weapon against diabetes?

,
SHAFAQNA- Concentrated broccoli sprout extract may help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, according to a new study. The findings could offer a much needed alternative to address the condition, which has become a worldwide…

The rogue protein behind Parkinson’s disease may also protect your gut

,
SHAFAQNA- By Meredith Wadman The hallmark brain damage in Parkinson’s disease is thought to be the work of a misfolded, rogue protein that spreads from brain cell to brain cell like an infection. Now, researchers have found that the…

Mobile app allows cancer clinics to allocate resources

,
SHAFAQNA- With the number of cancer cases on the rise, stretched healthcare systems have to support more and more patients with troublesome symptoms and the side effects of treatment. Finnish start-up Noona has developed a mobile app to support…

New methods of treating heart disease by scientists

,
SHAFAQNA- A team of researchers at UAE University (UAEU) are studying new ways of how diabetes affects the heart, with the potential of coming up with new solutions on how to treat diabetes. The research project is specifically looking…

Cancer Prediction by a Simple Blood Test Years Before Symptoms Appear

,
SHAFAQNA- A new type of non-invasive cancer test has just delivered promising results in an early-stage feasibility study, paving the way for a future when we'll be able to get highly accurate cancer screening with a simple blood test. The…

The bacterial flagellar motor: brilliant evolution or intelligent design?

,
SHAFAQNA- The complexity of nature's most impressive swimmer leads some to mistakenly believe it was designed, but it is proof of evolution at work, writes Matt Baker. (Source: royaltystockphoto/iStockphoto) In terms of speed…

Will surgery sap your brain power?

,
SHAFAQNA- Colin Wahl, a market research consultant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was recovering nicely from triple bypass surgery last year when he noticed a white spot on the incision. It proved to be an obstinate infection that required…

Relation between temperature and sleeping

,
SHAFAQNA- Scientists warn of sleepless nights in a warming world By 2050, a bad night’s rest could be almost twice as common as it is now. That’s the conclusion of the largest study yet on sleep and temperature, which finds…

Photographing People Through Walls is possible, Scientists recently found

,
SHAFAQNA- Wi-Fi can pass through walls. This fact is easy to take for granted, yet it's the reason we can surf the web using a wireless router located in another room. However, not all of that microwave radiation makes it to or from our…

5 Ways Science Shows That Your Brain is Keeping You From Success

,
SHAFAQNA- Your mind can be your best buddy or worst enemy. This brain expert helps you figure out when your brain is friend of foe. Sometimes even talented, hardworking people believe that nothing will ever go their way. Do you ever stop,…

Cancer radiotherapy and proton beam therapy

,
SHAFAQNA- In last night's federal budget, the government dedicated up to A$68 million to help set up Australia's first proton beam therapy facility in South Australia. The government says this will help Australian researchers develop the next…

Easy ways to build your child’s interest in science

,
SHAFAQNA- Science, the most dreaded of all subjects, can be a lot more fun for your child if you introduce it in their day-to-day life through fun-filled activities. After all, there are biology lessons in your own backyard, and chemistry in…

Declassified: CIA Cut Open Cat, Planted Spy Equipment Inside

SHAFAQNA - While the CIA’s sordid history of human experimentation is well-documented,a declassified report – dating back to 1967 – sheds some light on the agency’s use of bizarre animal experimentation to expand its spying power. In…

High-flying Uber announces plans to have ‘air taxis’ in the sky by 2020

,
SHAFAQNA -  Uber is taking its service to the skies, with the car-sharing firm announcing plans to begin testing flying cars by 2020. The company had revealed it would pursue urban air travel last year, but used the three-day Uber Elevate…