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Iranians’ New Cultural Achievements
Monday, June 13, 2011

Renowned Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's Nader and Simin: A Separation has been awarded at the 2011 edition of Sydney Film Festival. The 57th Taormina Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday, handing a special jury prize to Iranian Ahmadreza Motamedi’s “Alzheimer’s”. Iranian director Mehdi Farajpur won the best director award for “Beckett” at the 24th Puppet and Actor Theater, an international festival which took place in Lomza in Poland from June 7 to 10.The 2011 Barcelona International Environment Film Festival has awarded Iran. Southwestern directed by Iranian filmmaker Mohammad-Reza Fartousi. The 2011 edition of Prague's World Festival of Puppet Theater has awarded an Iranian play about life of Persian mystic and writer Mansour Al-Hallaj. The 2011 edition of Belgium's Millennium International Documentary Festival has awarded Molf-e Gand directed by Iranian filmmaker Mahmoud Rahmani...

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Iranian Artists & Filmmakers Win Awards
Monday, May 23, 2011

Iranian underwater photographers have scooped awards during the 9th edition of Turkey's International Kemer Underwater Days (IKUD) held in Antalya. The 18th edition of Serbia's Subotica International Festival of Children's Theatres has awarded The Last Flower by Iranian director Zohreh Behrouzinia. Mehdi Momenzadeh, Iranian photographer, received second prize at the The World At Night (TWAN) Second International Earth and Sky photo contest in the US. Iranian animation Halftone has been awarded at the 8th edition of Portugal's Black & White Audiovisual Festival held at the Catholic University - Porto…

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Iranians New Sci-Tech Achievements
Sunday, May 15, 2011

Whitney was able to move thanks to an ‘exoskeleton’ designed by Iran-born Berkeley mechanical engineering professor, Homayoon Kazerooni, and his group of mostly graduate students. An Iranian researcher won the prize of the 18th IFAC World Congress for his article. Researchers at Royan Institute, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, and Amir Kabir University of Technology took a joint step for the advancement of tissue engineering by combining two state-of-the-art technologies, namely stem cells and nanotechnology. Iranian scientists have made synthetic cornea to restore vision to patients suffering from severe corneal disorders and damaged eye stem cells. An Iranian researcher discovers congenital blindness gene NCRNA for the first time in the world. Iranian researchers at National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology have succeeded in producing a transgenic mouse carrying the PIWIL2 gene…

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Awards for Iranians’ Cultural Achievements
Sunday, May 8, 2011

Iranian filmmaker Mahmoud Rahmani's My Mother, Oak has been awarded at the 2011 edition of the Munich Documentary Film Festival held in Germany. The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has paid tribute to veteran Iranian filmmaker Khosrow Sinai for his contributions to Polish culture. Three Iranian children have been awarded at the 2010 edition of the World Children's Picture Contest held by the IE-NO-HIKARI Association in Japan. San Francisco has granted a certificate of honor to Iranian musician and Tanbour virtuoso Keykhosrow Pournazeri after he held a concert with the Shams ensemble. The 7th edition of Syria International Cartoon Contest has granted its Special Prize to Iranian artist Sadeq Baqeri for his work on plastic surgery...

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New Science-Technology Achievements
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

For the first time in the country, endoscopic treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) resistant to medicine was performed by local physicians. Facebook Hires Amin Zoufonoun, Google’s No. 2 Corp Development Executive to lead its fledgling merger and acquisition efforts. Iranian students from the vehicular research department at the University of Qazvin have designed an entirely solar-powered vehicle named “Havin.” Researchers at Tehran Medical University produced two medicines from saffron for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and depression. Iranian researchers have produced herbal anti-cancer medicine that has no side-effects and will improve cancer patients’ quality of life. Researchers at Imam Khomeini International University in Qazvin have proposed a new method for diagnosing cancer with an infrared spectroscopy. ..

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Iranian Artists & Filmmakers Win Awards
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Five Iranian cartoonists were awarded at the 1st Gold Panda International Cartoon and Illustration Competition which was held in Guangxi City, China. Iranian photojournalist Hossein Fatemi has been awarded by the 2010 China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) for his pictures of Afghan victims of landmine. The Iranian film “Please Don’t Disturb” brought first international award for Iranian cinema at the beginning of the Iranian New Year at the Fribourg International Film Festival. Iranian stage director Behrouz Gharibpour is slated to lead the jury of the 15th World Festival of Puppet Arts in the Czech capital of Prague.

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Iran Tops Global Science Growth
Sunday, March 20, 2011

A report released by UK's Royal Society says Iran is the fastest growing country in terms of numbers of scientific publications in the world. Iran's Mohammad-Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi has won the 2011 United Nations Population Award for his work on population and contributing to the improvement of people's health. Studies by researchers of Agricultural College of Instructors Training University reveal that the addition of selenium to the feed of hens results in enrichment of their eggs. Researchers of Khajeh Nassireddin Tousi University have succeeded in building the Radio Data System (RDS) modulator that can transfer digital and audio signals in radio transmitters with FM band...

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New Sci-Tech Developments in Iran
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Active ImageIran and Middle East’s first transgenic goats which can produce recombinant proteins for treatment of Hemophilia were born at Royan Institute. Iranian researchers have managed to develop a software that predicts the risk of osteoporosis. Iran unveiled two domestically-designed and manufactured supercomputers, and a smart hydrogen car. Researchers at Isfahan University of Technology have produced a scaffold to be used in bone tissue repair. Iranian experts and scientists have for the first time produced biodiesel. Iran has cloned two calves through frozen embryo in laboratory. The University of Tehran ranks first in the world of Islam. Iranian scientists have produced a vaccine that prevents the life-threatening infection commonly associated with severe third-degree burns.
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Iranians’ New Cultural Achievements
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Active ImageThe 61st edition of Germany's annual Berlin Film Festival has awarded Wind and Fog, directed by Iranian filmmaker Mohammad-Ali Talebi. Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's family drama Nader and Simin: A Separation has won the Berlinale's Golden Bear, making history as the first Iranian movie to win the top prize at the German film festival. Georgia's Shota Rustaveli State University has bestowed an honorary doctorate on the renowned Iranian theater director, Behrouz Gharibpour. A tazieh (Iranian passion play), entitled “The Red Dawn,” won the Panchalratna Award at the Sixth Bareilly International Theater Festival.
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New Science and Technology Achievements
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Active ImageIranian researchers at Shiraz Medical University made a breakthrough in treating tuberculosis. Iranian researchers at Shahid Labbafinejad Medical Center of Shahid Beheshti University have made a breakthrough in treating ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Iranian scientists have synthesized two new types of radiomedicines to treat malignant cancers. Bahram Mobasher Iran-born Professor from the University of California along with other astronomers discovered the most distant cluster of galaxies ever observed and at the earliest stage of development yet witnessed. Mohammad Faghri, study leader and a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Rhode Island, along with a team of researchers from the university, have created a portable device that has the potential to eliminate the need for laboratory use when seeking blood test results…
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