An article in the Daily Mail reports that water levels in the Caspian have dropped a total of 1.5 meters (5 feet) since 1996. The current sea level is only about 1 meter (3 feet) above the historic 1970's low.
In the Iranian calendar, today the equivalent of 23 August, is Avicenna’s birthday and has been named as Doctors’ Day. Avicenna was a great physician, mathematician, scholar, and philosopher who has written important books on medicine, such as ‘The Canon of Medicine’
According to Mehr News Agency, the medical dictionary of 1000 words was published in Tajikistan by the Academy of Persian Language and Literature, in association with Avicenna International Hospital in the four languages of Russian, Tajik, English, and Persian on 18 August which is Doctors’ Day in Tajikistan.
According to Mehr News Agency, in the first ceremony for ‘Women in Science’ held on 19 August at the National Library with the presence of the Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Mohammad Farhadi, 16 women researchers in the fields of basic sciences, medicine, engineering, agriculture, humanities, and the arts were given their awards. These include:
ShanghaiRanking 2017 has released world university rankings for the 15th consecutive year. As in every other year, Harvard takes first place on the list, followed by Stanford, and Cambridge in second and third places.
In a visit to the Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, the Iran Minister of Science, Research and Technology inaugurated the herbarium treasure trove of lichen genetic reserves located on the Organization site.
Speaking to reporters today, Dr Nosratollah Zargham, chief of the National Research Fund, announced the ‘Maryam Mirzakhani research chair’ will be awarded to researchers in mathematics, sciences, and physics by the foundation.
An Iranian scientist and professor at Harvard University has been able to build a 3D model of the liver to mimic the process of drug delivery in collaboration with a number of international researchers.
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.
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.
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.
The Union of Syrian Chambers of Agriculture has signed an MoU to import tractors from Iran. The Chief of the Union of Syrian Chambers of Agriculture said: “Tractors imported from Iran will be at the disposal of all Syrian farmers in the next few days at reasonable prices.”
Statistics show a 68.5% increase in Iran’s exports to Turkey during the first 11 months of 2017. Iran’s trade representative in Turkey announced: “Exports from Iran to Turkey over the first 11 months of 2017 reached the figure of USD 7BN and 17MM, a growth of 68.5% including oil and gas.”
Following the exhibition of statues by Tony Cragg at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, the venue is now host to a series of works by Ali-Akbar Sadeghi.The exhibition takes a look at the visual culture and modern and contemporary art of Iran by displaying his seventy years of works as a painter, animator, sculptor, and poet.