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Wednesday March 29, 2017

A Real Harry Potter Style Invisibility Cloak

A Real Harry Potter Style Invisibility Cloak

SF News – A newly developed Harry Potter style camouflage fabric can make soldiers completely invisible in the battlefield, claims a Canadian based company.

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Seasons Greetings Smelling Like Hot-Fresh Pizza

Pizza Hut Perfume

SF News – It's no Giorgio Armani. This one smells like pizza.  It is a new way of attention grabbing and rewarding Facebook fans  just in time for Christmas season by the major pizza chain, Pizza Hut. Now the first question that would come to mind is that would it be pepperoni or mushrooms?

 

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Medicine Taken With Grapefruit Juice Can Kill

SF News – There are over 85 medications in the market today that taken with grapefruit Juice will cause harmful effects to the body including death, say Canadian doctors.

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Does Swiss Chocolate Make Winners?

SF News – Yes apparently.  That is Nobel Prize winners, of course.  In fact, Switzerland produces more Nobel Prize winners relative to its population than any other country in the world and the reason is said to be chocolate. 

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Vitamin C – Good For You But Not As Much

SF News – Researchers at Australia’s National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health have concluded, after many years of research, that while Vitamin C may not be so useful to prevent your body from catching a cold, as it was thought before, it may in fact help shorten the length of the cold.

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Cyber Warfare – Iran’s Internet attacked

Iranian Women in a Cyber Cafe in Tehran

Rueters - Iran, the world's No. 5 oil exporter, has tightened cyber security since its uranium enrichment centrifuges were hit in 2010 by the Stuxnet computer worm, which Tehran believes was planted by arch-adversaries Israel or the United States.

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Comet Passing by Earth in 2013 Will Outshine Moon

ISON comet, is expected to shine up to 15 times the moon

SF News – Russian scientists have recently discovered a comet that is passing by our plant and will be visible in 2013 with naked eyes over the western horizon.  The comment, called ISON, is expected to shine up to 15 times the moon depending on how big its tail will get when it gets closer to the sun.

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Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, 10 Years Younger than Paris Version

Mona Lisa painted by painter Leonardo da Vinci 

In a press conference with more than a hundred journalists and cameramen present, a painting that was kept in a vault in Switzerland for over forty years, was shown publicly for the first time.  The drawing is of “Mona Lisa.” The same famous character once painted by painter Leonardo da Vinci.  But this one shows the woman being 10 years younger.

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Persian Language Farsi Originated in Ancient Anatolia

SF News – Tracing origins of viruses scientists have found a way to trace back origins of languages.  The recent finding shows that the origin of the Persian language, Farsi, which is considered an Indo-European language, was in fact in Anatolia (today’s Turkey).

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New "Facebook Camera" Service Will Allow Picture Sharing

SF News – The popular social network giant ‘Facebook’ is now launching a new photo service allowing users to receive and share pictures on their iPhones.  This is in spite of the company’s April acquisition of a similar service provided by Instagram for a billion Dollars.

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Space Telescope Spitzer Finds Planet Larger than Earth

SF News – Spitzer Space Telescope has detected a “super Earth planet” in a different star system than ours.  The planet is not habitable but its detection will help scientists in searching other solar systems to find new life forms in outer space.

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Drivers License Issued to a Car with no Driver

SF News – Nevada has just issued a license to a car without a driver.  The Google driverless car is equipped with an autopilot system that can navigate the car without the intervention of a human driver.

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How Damaging Stuxnet Worm Has Been to Iran’s Industry?

Stop Fundamentalism Special Report

According to a state-run website, Fars News, on February 20, Saied Ahangaran, a technical deputy for the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence said that 16,000 computers are still infected by the Stuxnet Worm in Iran.  He blamed the international sanctions for this country’s inability to acquire the necessary anti-malware software and tools to combat the computer infection.

The Stuxnet’s attack on the Iranian computer systems, and specifically on computerized control systems used for turning Iranian centrifuges used for enriching uranium in this country’s suspicious nuclear program, was surfaced two years ago.  No one has taken responsibility for the development and release of the mal-ware although some reports later on speculate that only the US and Israelis could have developed the Worm due to the advanced technology used in its code. 

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‘Nader and Simin, A Separation’ Will be Nominated for Oscars - Iranian Film Chief

SF News – The Head of IraninanFarabi Foundation predicted in an interview today that on Tuesday January 24 when the final names of Oscars nominees will be announced, ‘Nader and Simin, A Separation’ will definitely be among non-English productions named.

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Iranian Film ‘A Separation’ by Asghar Farhadi Gets Golden Globe Awards

SF News – Iranian movie maker Ashrar Farhadi was in Hollywood last night to receive the Golden Globe prize for his movie ‘Nader and Simin, A Separation’ as the best foreign language film.

‘A Separation’ had received the Golden Bear Film Awards earlier in Berlin, Germany.   Two of the casts also received the Silver Bear at this festival.

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