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Up-to-date coverage of developments in the fields of technology, computing, research and production in Iran, as it continues to progress in scientific endeavours.

Iran Developing Homegrown Alternative to GPS

On Wednesday, Iran’s defence minister unveiled three of the latest technological achievements made by local experts, including the transmitter of an indigenous positioning and navigation system that could be a substitute for the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Iran’s Nuclear Abilities Not to Be Compared with Those of Advanced Countries

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Chief Ali Akbar Salehi stressed that Tehran’s nuclear industry has yet to reach a commercial level, but even its current status surprises other countries.

Leader calls for active, effective presence in cyberspace

We should shed our passivity in cyberspace by tapping into the potential of young talents and taking wise measures, Ayatollah Khamenei noted.

Iran to Launch Satellite This Year

Head of Iranian Space Organization Mohsen Bahrami said that the country would launch at least one satellite in the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2016).

World’s Largest Brain Research Centre under Construction in Tehran

Based on a proposal by Professor Majid Samii, the world’s largest brain and neuro ​logy ​research centre is being constructed in the Iranian capital​, under...

Iran Climbs World Nanotech Ranking to 6th, Exceeding Japan

Saeid Sarkar announced that the country’s scientific ranking has improved this year to 6th, overtaking Japan, and now places Iran behind China, the US, India, S Korea and Germany.

Remote diagnosis of disease via smart phones

The new application is capable of accurately detecting pathogens from plasma and the results can be transmitted to anywhere throughout the world.

Iranian researchers crafting driverless cars ‘gradually morphing into robots’

An automated car will temporarily take over from a distracted driver, and pull over and park or head home if someone is unfit to drive, the researcher working on the project predicted.

Rosatom: Tehran, Moscow to Redesign Fordow Facility for Isotope Production

Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom announced that Tehran and Moscow have agreed to convert Fordow nuclear facility into a research center for producing heavy isotopes.

Tehran electric motorbike show; a prelude to eco-friendly bikes

Tehran Municipality held an exhibition of motorbikes, the first step in broader plans to help the capital breathe cleaner air.

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