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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.
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.
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…
New Sci-Tech Improvements in Iran
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Active ImageIranian father and son, Massoud and Ali Afsarmanesh, were awarded top prize in the first Architects in Mission (AIM) International Competition in Beijing. The Physics Society of Iran (PSI) has become a member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). A new type of magnetic nanoparticles of Fe3O4 was synthesized at Tarbiat Modarres University (TMU) in Iran. Researchers at Tehran University’s Faculty of Science, in collaboration with their colleagues at Iran’s Stem Cell Technology Research Center, exploited nanofibrous scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications. Iranian researchers at University of Tabriz have made a breakthrough in MRI technology. Iranian researchers at National Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology have produced a kit for diagnosing Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency…
Iranians’ New Cultural Achievements
Monday, December 27, 2010
Active ImageThe British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) has awarded its 2010 Book Prize to Iranian professor Touraj Daryaei for his book on Sassanid Persia. Iran’s Mohammadreza Vatandust was awarded for his film “When the Lemon Turns Yellow” at the Tirana International Film Festival in Albania. Iranian director Mohsen Abdolvahab and actress Kobra Hassanzadeh Esfahani won two awards at the 7th Dubai Film Festival this year.
Awards for Iranian Films
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Active ImageThe Iranian documentary “One Day Full of Pain” was selected as the Best Documentary Film at the Skena Up International Students Film and Theater Festival. Iranian religious-themed blockbuster “The Kingdom of Solomon” took the first-place award at Iraq’s Jewar Film Festival, picking up two prizes including best movie and director. The 2010 edition of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has awarded The Other, a feature-length film directed by Iran's Mehdi Rahmani. Iranian actor Hamid Farrokhnejad has been awarded at the 2010 Asia Pacific Film Festival in Taiwan. An Iranian movie depicting a US soldier accidentally shooting a little girl during a raid on her home in Iraq has officially entered for the 2011 Academy Awards.
New Sci-Tech Achievements
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Active ImageTUMS Researchers have produced a drug for treating and preventing diabetic neuropathy, microangiopathy and diabetic and non-diabetic ulcers and wound injection. Iranian researchers have produced a variation of anti-cancer, inulin powder through extraction of inulin from local plants by means of ultrasound waves. Iranian researcher Mohammad Reza Shariat-Gorji from Stockholm University won the award for the best PhD thesis in biomedical and pharmaceutical analysis in Sweden in 2010. Pouria Ghods has been named the recipient of the Electrochemical Society Corrosion Division’s 2010 Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award. Iranian researchers have managed to produce biodegradable raw materials, using a very simple method and without any need for special equipment….
Iranian Artists & Filmmaker Win Awards
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Active ImageIranian artist Khashayar Teimouri has been awarded at the 2010 Tokyo Designers Week (TDW) held by Japan on the theme of 'Endangered Species.' Iranian cartoonist Abbas Rafeii won first prize at the Belo Horizonte International Graffic Humor Contest (BH Humor) in Brazil. The 2010 edition of Morocco's International Documentary Festival (FIDADOC) has awarded Absence of Mr. or Mrs. B directed by two Iranian filmmakers.
Iran’s Cultural Achievements
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Active ImageFive of Iran's diverse cultural practices have been registered on UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. Iranian graphic designer Mohammad Jamshidi has been awarded in the cultural category of the 2010 edition of the International Poster Biennial of Mexico. Iranian illuminator Mostafa Aqamiri has been invited to hold Persian art workshops at Shanghai University, one of China's most prestigious academic centers. Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Abdolvahab's Please Do Not Disturb has been awarded at the 2010 edition of the Damascus International Film Festival.
Science and Technology Improvements in Iran
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Active ImageAccording to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), Iran increased its academic publishing output nearly tenfold from 1996 to 2004, and has been ranked first globally in terms of output growth rate. Iran, China, India and Brazil are the only developing countries among 31 nations with 97.5% of the world's total scientific productivity. A 2010 report by Canadian research firm Science-Metrix has put Iran in the top rank globally in terms of growth in scientific productivity with a 14.4 growth index followed by South Korea with a 9.8 growth index. The report further notes that Iran's scientific capability build-up has been the fastest in the past two decades.
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