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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

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.
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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

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).

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.

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...
Iranian professor joins US National Academy of Inventors

Iranian professor joins US National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Khoshnevis who is a Sharif Poly Technique University graduate, is well-known worldwide for his newly-developed three-dimensional building printing system.
Iranian woman Maryam Mirzakhani wins Nobel Prize of mathematics

Iranian woman wins Fields Medal

An Iranian mathematician has become the first woman in the world to win the prestigious Fields Medal, also known as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics.”

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.
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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.

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