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  • Theoretically, Two Layers Are Better Than One for Solar-Cell Efficiency
    12:48 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Solar cells have come a long way, but inexpensive, thin film solar cells are still far behind more expensive, crystalline solar cells in efficiency. Now, a team of researchers suggests that using two thin films of different materials may be the way to go to create affordable, thin film cells with about 34% efficiency.
  • Heparan Sulfate Aids COVID-19 Virus to Penetrate Human Lung Cells
    12:48 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A molecule known as ACE2 sits like a doorknob on the outer surfaces of the cells that line the lungs. Since January 2020, researchers have known that SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, primarily uses ACE2 to enter these cells and establish respiratory infections.
  • UK Patients Denied Vital Services, NHS Staff Absent from Work Due to COVID-19 Testing Crisis
    12:41 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A lack of COVID-19 tests for medics, their families and hospital patients in the UK has led to a situation in which people are being denied necessary treatment and vital specialists are having to self-isolate, NHS trusts warned.
  • COVID-19: Spain Surpasses 30,000 Deaths, 600,000 Cases
    12:41 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Spain broke two grim milestones on Tuesday, with coronavirus cases surging to beyond 600,000 and related deaths passing the 30,000 mark.
  • UN Says at Least 24 Million Students Could Drop Out of School Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
    12:40 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The disruption to schools caused by the coronavirus pandemic constitutes a "global education emergency" that threatens to derail the education of at least 24 million students projected to drop out of school as a result, Henrietta Fore, executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund, stated.
  • France's New COVID-19 Cases Rise by More Than 7,000
    12:39 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- France's health authorities on Tuesday reported 7,852 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, rising from 6,158 new infections on Monday.
  • UK Coronavirus Cases Rise by 3,105 with 27 More Deaths Amid Test Shambles
    12:39 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Another 3,105 people tested positive for coronavirus overnight as cases in the UK continue to rise - and Brits struggle to get hold of tests.
  • Trump Says He Doesn't Think He Could've Done More to Stop Virus Spread as COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 200,000
    12:34 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- President Donald Trump on Tuesday stated he doesn't believe he could have done anything different to stop the coronavirus pandemic from spreading across the United States as part of a town hall event where he fiercely pushed back on criticism of his response to the outbreak.
  • Sub-Nanoparticle Catalysts
    12:33 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Due to their small size, nanoparticles find varied applications in fields ranging from medicine to electronics. Their small size allows them a high reactivity and semiconducting property not found in the bulk states. Sub-nanoparticles (SNPs) have an extremely small diameter of around 1 nm, making them even smaller than nanoparticles. Almost all atoms of SNPs are available and exposed for reactions, and therefore, SNPs are expected to have extraordinary functions beyond the properties of nanoparticles, particularly as catalysts for industrial reactions. However, preparation of SNPs requires fine control of the size and composition of each particle on a sub-nanometer scale, making the application of conventional production methods near impossible.
  • Report: UK Care Home Residents Facing Fresh Restrictions as COVID Infections Rise
    18:01 - Sep 15 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Thousands of families of care home residents are facing fresh distress as operators enforce tighter visitor restrictions and lock down homes as COVID-19 infections rise.
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US: Dozens Arrested at NYC Protest Against Alleged Unwanted Hysterectomies at ICE Facility

TEHRAN (FNA)- Dozens of protesters were detained during a march in New York City against unwanted hysterectomies of immigrant women at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Georgia, after whistleblower complaints from one of the nurses at the center. [VIDEO]
COVID-19 Infections on Rise in Gaza

TEHRAN (FNA)- Covid-19 infected cases in the Gaza Strip has jumped over two thousands. The considerable spike comes within two weeks alone. This comes as the impoverished enclave is struggling with Israeli blockade hampering its efforts to cope with the pandemic. [VIDEO]
UAE, Bahrain, Israel Normalization: Rally Supporting Palestine Held in Morocco

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of demonstrators on Friday voiced their solidarity with the Palestinian people and protested against the normalization agreements between the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Israel. [PHOTOS]
Coronavirus Death Toll Approaching 1 Million Worldwide

TEHRAN (FNA)- The number of infections with the novel coronavirus has surpassed 30.7 million worldwide with the deaths approaching 1million and recoveries over 22.3 million. [PHOTOS]
No Peace in Afghanistan With US Occupation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Experience tells us that the intra-Afghan peace talks in Doha will once again go nowhere as the United States and its duped allies continue to occupy Afghanistan.
Iran, OPEC Discuss Mutual Cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharavand and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary-General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo in a meeting in Vienna on Saturday reviewed bilateral relations in the field of energy.
AEOI Chief: No More Inspections of Iranian Sites Requested by IAEA

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said on Saturday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has asked for no more inspection of the country’s sites after the two sides agreed on two cases of inspection in August.
16 Arrested as Mounted Police Chase People Protesting Melbourne’s Controversial Lockdown Measures

TEHRAN (FNA)- A protest against controversial lockdown measures in the Australian city of Melbourne descended into chaos on Saturday as police on horseback chased after demonstrators, arresting 16 and fining over 20 others.
Documents Show US Officials Baselessly Linked 'Antifa' to Arson Before Wildfires

TEHRAN (FNA)- In recent days, law enforcement agencies from the FBI to county sheriffs have tried in vain to debunk baseless conspiracy theories blaming “antifa arsonists” for starting the devastating wildfires raging in the Western US.
Trump Hints He Could Fire FBI Director over Antifa Disagreement

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump dropped his strongest hint yet that he could replace his own FBI director in their continued Antifa disagreement.
Protesters March Against COVID-19 Measures in London

TEHRAN (FNA)- COVID-19 sceptics gathered to demonstrate against imposed coronavirus measures in London, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated that the United Kingdom is currently experiencing the start of the COVID-19 pandemic's second wave.
Taiwan Scrambles Warplanes as China Holds Aerial Drills Nearby

TEHRAN (FNA)- Taiwan's air force scrambled its jet fighters for a second consecutive day as numerous Chinese warplanes crossed the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, with Taipei’s officials urging Beijing to "pull back from the edge".
Top Human Rights Lawyer Quits UK Envoy Role over 'Lamentable' Brexit Bill

TEHRAN (FNA)- Amal Clooney, the high-profile human rights lawyer, resigned from her position as the UK’s special envoy on media freedom in protest at the government’s intention to breach international law through the internal market bill.
Pentagon Rewriting Pandemic Playbook After Study Faults COVID-19 Response

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Pentagon is in the early stages of rewriting its pandemic playbook after an internal review found failings in the department's initial response to COVID-19, according to defense officials and documents viewed by POLITICO.
Iranian Leader’s Top Aide: N. Deal No More Creditable

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Supreme Leader’s top advisor for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati said on Saturday that the nuclear deal has been violated both by the US and Europe and enjoys no creditability anymore.