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Iran leads international scientific collaboration
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Iran leads international scientific collaboration

The Scopus Citation Database shows Iran at the top of its international scientific collaboration list for 2017. Mehr News Agency writes that a research program can be carried out by one researcher or a group of researchers as a scientific collaboration in one or more countries. When two or more researchers from different countries work on the same project, this will lead to a scientific collaboration on an international level. This is also called science diplomacy.  

New TWAS member from Iran
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New TWAS member from Iran

Tehran University Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science faculty member becomes permanent member of the World Academy of Sciences. Siamak Yasemi PhD is a Tehran University faculty member and a member of the IR of Iran Academy of Sciences mathematics department. He has been elected as the permanent member of TWAS.  

Iran ranks fourth in nanoscience
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Iran ranks fourth in nanoscience

Statistics published by Web of Science for end-December 2017 put Iran in fourth place in the world with 8791 articles on nanoscience. With 40% of nanoscience production, Iran also has the largest share of this science in the Islamic countries. Next in line, following Iran, are Saudi Arabia with 13%, Turkey with 11%, and Malaysia with 9%.

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor


The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations


In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran


The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes


Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis


The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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Official opening of Tabriz 2018 postponed


The Honorary President of the National Policymaking Council for Tabriz 2018 has announced that the opening of the event has been postponed until 25 April 2018.

Picture of the Year


“Picture of the Year” is celebrated in the last month of the Iranian calendar every year (Feb/March) in the various categories of photography, caricature, short and long films, and posters.

The FATF welcomes Iran commitment


The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to continue its suspension of counter-measures against Iran in light of its commitment to the Action Plan.

Supreme Court rules in favor of Iran


On 21 February, Reuters reports from Washington that the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack.

Angry santoor (music)


Artist: Pedram Derakhshani Album: Lifeless banquet Genre: Fusion Year: 2016   (Persia Digest) – “Angry santoor” is a track from the album “Lifeless banquet” by Pedram Derakhshani who is well-known for this genre. Pedram is always seeking to cross over the traditional spaces to reach his own in music. He has been very successful in achieving this.