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Iranian Artists & Filmmakers Win Awards
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Active ImageIranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's latest production Certified Copy has been awarded at the 2010 Valladolid Film Festival in Spain. Iranian cartoonist Shahin Hoshmand won the third prize at the X Biennial of Ecological Cartoon Sokobanja which was held in Bulgaria. Iran took first place awards at the 4th International Illumination and Miniature Festival of Algiers which ran from October 16 to 21.
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Iranian Artists Latest Achievements
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Active ImageTwo feature-length and documentary Iranian productions have been awarded at the 13th edition of Religion Today Film Festival held in Italy. Iranian filmmaker Majid Barzegar has won the Best Director Award of the 2010 edition of the Didar International Film Festival in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. A short bio and a selection of paintings by the self-taught Iranian artist Mokarrameh Qanbari will appear in a book for Ph.D. students of art at Columbia University next term. Veteran Iranian artist Jamshid Moradian will create a sculpture from dried tree-trunks at the campus of the Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris. Iranian filmmaker Vahid Vakilifar's Gesher has been awarded at the 2010 edition of Abu Dhabi International Film Festival in the United Arab Emirates.
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Iranians Shine At British Invention Show
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Active ImageIranian inventors grabbed 9 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals, as well as special awards in the 10th British Invention Show (BIS). Held on Oct. 13-16 in London’s Alexandra Palace, the show attracted more than 130 entries from around the world.
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Awards and Honors for Iranian Renowned Scientists
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Active ImageDr. Mohammad Reza Masjedi received a plaque of honor and special statuette from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) for his efforts to treat respiratory diseases.  Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, an internationally recognized authority on Islamic science and spirituality, will be awarded Brandeis University’s second Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize.
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Iranians’ Latest Cultural Achievements
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Active ImageThe Turkish version of Hushang Moradi Kermani’s “The Stories of Majid” was selected as the Best Book in the field of translation at the ISTEK Schools International in Istanbul. Iranian filmmaker Khosrow Masoumi has been awarded the Best Director prize of the 12th edition of the Pyongyang International Film Festival. Iranian children and young adults have been awarded at the 5th edition of the Tianjin International Children's Painting Competition held in China. Veteran Iranian filmmaker Kamran Shirdel has been appointed as the head of the film selection committee of the 1st UK Iranian Film Festival. Iranian filmmaker Babak Amini's Banquet under the Water has been awarded at the 2010 edition of the San Francisco International Festival of Short Films.
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Iranians New Sci-Tech Achievements
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Active ImageResearchers at the Persian Gulf University have designed nanoantennas with the highest degree of efficiency. Researchers at Razi University of Kermanshah have designed and produced a radio telescope which operates on high radio frequencies. Researchers at Sharif University of Technology have come up with a new method to produce magnesium nanoparticles. Researchers at University of Tehran’s Faculty of Pharmacology have produced gold nanoparticles which can be used to carry medicines to target cells and for gene therapy. Researchers of Royan Institute have successfully repaired neural damages using stem cells. Researchers of the Iran’s Pardis Technology Park have designed and made an Atomic Force Microscope for implementing Nano technology projects.
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Iranians’ Cultural Achievements
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Active ImageItaly has awarded its annual Giovanni Boccaccio Literary Prize to female Iranian writer, Parinoush Saniee for her debut novel, My Share. The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development has awarded Iranian documentary maker Mehrdad Oskoui for his moving and informative films. Iranian prominent actress Leila Hatami has received top award at the 13th edition of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) in the city of Harare.
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Iran Makes New Tissue Adhesives
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Active ImageIranian researchers have succeeded in developing a third generation of tissue adhesives which can be used in cosmetic surgeries.
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Iranian Researcher Crafts Artificial 'E-skin'
Monday, September 13, 2010
Active ImageUsing semiconductor nanowires, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a pressure-sensitive electronic material that could one day give new meaning to the term “thin-skinned.” The artificial skin, dubbed “e-skin” by the researchers, is the first such material made out of inorganic single crystalline semiconductors.
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Awards and Honors For Iranian Artists & Filmmakers
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Active ImageIranian filmmaker Morteza Akuchekian's Bitter End of Coffee has been awarded at the 2010 edition of SHORTini International Short Film Festival. Two Iranian cartoonists have been awarded and praised at the 3rd edition of the Red Man International Cartoon and Humor Contest held in China. The 2010 edition of Bulgaria's Varna International Film Festival has awarded Light in the Fog directed by Iranian filmmaker Panahbarkhoda Rezaei. The Sorbonne University is set to grant an honorary doctorate to world-renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami for his lifelong cinematic activities. The 2010 PSA International Exhibition of Photography recently honored a number of Iranian photographers with gold, silver and bronze medals.
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