Technology
  • World-First 3D Bionic Eye Could Enable Superhuman Sight, Night Vision
    11:28 - Jun 13 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The human eye is an incredibly complex piece of equipment, so it’s no wonder that we’ve had a hard time reverse engineering it. Now, researchers have unveiled the world’s first 3D artificial eye, which can not only outperform other devices but has the potential to see better than the real thing.
  • Amazon Places 'Moratorium' on Police Use of Its Facial Recognition Tech
    13:58 - Jun 11 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Amazon is temporarily halting the use of its controversial facial recognition technology in the wake of widespread protests against police violence and discrimination. The internet giant is starting a year-long “moratorium” on police use of Rekognition. The pause should give Congress time to pass “appropriate rules” for facial recognition, Amazon said, noting that it had called for “stronger” ethics regulations.
  • Engineers Put Tens of Thousands of Artificial Brain Synapses on A Single Chip
    13:57 - Jun 11 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- MIT engineers have designed a "brain-on-a-chip," smaller than a piece of confetti, that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors -- silicon-based components that mimic the information-transmitting synapses in the human brain.
  • Iranian Scientists Manufacture Bionic Hand
    14:46 - Jun 10 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers at a technological company built a home-made bionic hand with independent finger movement.
  • Microsoft Employees Ask Company to End Contracts with Seattle Police
    13:12 - Jun 10 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of Microsoft employees are calling on the company to cancel its contracts with the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and make other changes in response to police use of tear gas and other violent tactics during recent peaceful protests, OneZero reports. The letter -- emailed to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and executive vice president Kurt DelBene -- addresses both the COVID-19 pandemic and recent protests. Over 250 employees were CC’d to show their solidarity.
  • Lab Makes 4D Printing More Practical
    12:23 - Jun 10 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Soft robots and biomedical implants that reconfigure themselves upon demand are closer to reality with a new way to print shapeshifting materials.
  • Official: Iran Ranks 4th in Production of Nano Products
    16:35 - Jun 09 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Saeed Sarkar announced that the country ranks 4th in the world in production of high-quality nanotechnology products.
  • Over 5,000 Knowledge-Based Companies Working on COVID-19
    15:45 - Jun 09 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 5,000 Knowledge-based companies have expanded their operations to expand knowledge on and campaign against the new coronavirus, and they have been manufacturing masks and disinfectants, a scientific official said on Tuesday.
  • Hydrogen Production from Water, Sun
    13:07 - Jun 09 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- In line with the depletion of fossil fuels and the environmental problems our planet faces due to their combustion, developing technology for clean energy generation is a topic of global interest. Among the various methods proposed to generate clean energy, photocatalytic water splitting is showing much promise. This method utilizes solar energy to split water (H2O) molecules and obtain dihydrogen (H2). The H2 can then be used as a carbon-free fuel or as raw material in the production of many important chemicals.
  • Tabriz University Gains Top Ranking in Asia
    16:48 - Jun 07 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 announced that Tabriz University stands among the top universities in Asia.
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UK: Police Forces Fail to Recruit More Black Officers Despite Government Pledge

TEHRAN (FNA)- Police forces are failing to increase their low numbers of black officers, despite a promise that a big recruitment drive would finally tackle the much-criticised shortfall.
Portland Riot Declared as Fire Burns in Police Union Offices

TEHRAN (FNA)- A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago.
Top Security Official: Iran to Overcome Challenges through Active Resistance, National Solidarity

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani announced on Sunday that western pressures cannot dissuade Iran from pursuing its main policies, saying that the country will resolve problems through active resistance and national solidarity.
Iran Sends 95 Tons of Aid to Lebanon, Vows to Continue Assistance

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has dispatched 95 tons of aid to Beirut, Head of Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Karim Hemmati said on Sunday, adding that another 60-ton cargo will also be sent to the Lebanese capital soon.
Terrorist Behind Recent Sound Bomb Blast in Southeastern Iran Arrested by IRGC

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Quds Base arrested the main perpetrator of a recent sound bomb explosion in the city of Zahedan in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.
Iran Voices Readiness to Boost Exports with Turkey

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chairman of Iran-Turkey Joint Chamber of Commerce Mehrdad Sa'adat said that the country is trying to compensate four-month export gap with neighboring Turkey which happened as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Senior Mufti: Most Iraqi Shiites, Sunnis Ready to Fight for Expelling US

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi Sunni Mufti said an overwhelming majority in his country's both Shiite and Sunni populations are prepared for jihad (religious war of defense) to force the US pull out its military forces from the Muslim state.
Pentagon Claims Moving US Toops ‘Closer to Russia’s Border’ Necessary to Ensure ‘Collective Security’

TEHRAN (FNA)- Criticisms of the US troop reduction in Germany are unwarranted, Defense Secretary Mark Esper stated, claiming that many of these forces are simply being relocated further East in order to serve as a more effective "deterrent" against Russia.
Official: Iranian Pharmaceutical Firm Producing Anti-Coronavirus Drug

TEHRAN (FNA)- A giant pharmaceutical company in Northern Iran has started mass-production of Remdesivir - a drug believed to be of help in fighting the coronavirus, an official said on Sunday.
Official Underlines Iranian Experts' Capability to Repair Heavy Aircraft

TEHRAN (FNA)- New Head of Iran Civil Aviation Organization Touraj Dehqani Zanganeh announced that the country's specialists have gained the know-how and capability to repair and overhaul heavy airplanes.
Lebanon's President Rejects Calls for International Probe in Beirut Incident

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanon's President Michel Aoun stated that demands for an international investigation into the deadly blast at the port of Beirut aimed at "wasting time".
Former Chief Scientific Adviser Warns UK Will Go Back into Lockdown Next Month When Schools Open

TEHRAN (FNA)- Britain could be hit with another full lockdown unless Prime Minister Boris Johnson sorts out the country's test and trace "disaster", a former top government advisor warned.
Iran Reports 163 New Coronavirus Deaths, over 280,000 Recoveries

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health ministry announced on Sunday that 2,020 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 163 patients have passed away since yesterday.
Nearly 4.5 Tons of Narcotics Seized in Iran in 2 Operations

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian police confiscated over 4 tons of illicit drugs in two successful operations in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan this week, Anti-narcotics Police Chief of Iran's Law Enforcement Forces Colonel Majid Karimi said.
Former General Warns UK Army Is Not Big Enough for War

TEHRAN (FNA)- The size of the Army may be too small for war, a former general warned.