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Renault signs new JV in Iran

Renault signs new JV in Iran

French carmaker Renault has confirmed that it has signed a new joint venture (JV) deal with Iranian entities to manufacture more than 150,000 cars annually in the country.

As part of the deal, Renault will work with Iranian partners Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) and Parto Negin Naseh to produce cars.

It may be noted here that Parto Negin Naseh has already been a key Iranian importer of Renault products. Renault is already producing 200,000 vehicles per year in the country.

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Researchers discover human-like vowel sounds in baboons’ calls

Researchers discover human-like vowel sounds in baboons’ calls

The origin of human speech could reach back as many as 25 million years as researchers have discovered distinct human-like vowel sounds in the grunts and mating calls of non-human primates Guinea baboons.

Led by Grenoble Alpes University’s Dr. Louis-Jean Boe, a team of experts studied the acoustics of a total of 1,335 baboon sounds as well as the animals’ tongue anatomy.

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New study vindicates giant impact theory vindicated

New study vindicates giant impact theory vindicated

A new study by researchers from Israel and France has vindicated the giant impact theory following years of mystery surrounding the evolution of the moon.

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Stunning tide makes France’s Mont Saint-Michel an island

Stunning tide makes France’s Mont Saint-Michel an island

A wide ranging tide, which rushes in and out along the whole northern French coast, converted the famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island on Saturday and then returned.

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Half hour sleep can reverse effects of poor sleep, study

Half hour sleep can reverse effects of poor sleep, study

According to a new study, a short nap of about half an hour can reverse the effects of poor sleep among people.

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Shifts at work may affect memory in people, study

Shifts at work may affect memory in people, study

According to a new study, people who work in shifts for more than a decade may suffer from loss of memory and brain power.

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Gas Clumps in Binary Systems could be Seeds of Planet Formation

Gas Clumps in Binary Systems could be Seeds of Planet Formation

According to astronomers, gas clumps in a binary system are likely to play a significant role in planet formation. At least half the sun-like stars are believed to be produced in our galaxy by such binary systems.

An outer disk of gas is present in the binary system dubbed GG Tau-A. The disk encircles both the stars and an inner disk around its central star, like a wheel within a wheel.

What has baffled astronomers is the existence of the inner disk, because it is surrendering material to the central star system at a clip that should have seen it disappear long ago.

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France Preparing to Introduce Plain Packaging for Cigarettes

France Preparing to Introduce Plain Packaging for Cigarettes

France is preparing to take some strict actions to bring a decline in the number of smokers. It will introduce plain packaging for cigarettes and will levy ban on e-cigarettes in specific public places.

On Thursday, the French Health Minister Marisol Touraine announced the proposal. The law will be similar to the one introduced in Australia two years back. In Australia, the step has brought a drop in the tobacco consumption. Smoking would be banned in playgrounds and in cars having children under the age of 12, announced Touraine.

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Researchers create First Human Brain-to-Brain Interface

Researchers create First Human Brain-to-Brain Interface

A team of researchers has announced the success transmission of information between humans over long distance. The team has successfully sent messages over a distance of 5,000 miles without performing invasive surgery.

The team has tested the experiment on four participants aged between 28 to 50 years.
One of the participants was attached to brain-computer interface (BCI) in India. The participant was transmitting the thought through BCI, while three other participants, sitting in France, were assigned to receive the thought.

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France’s fourth-largest cellular company Iliad bids for T-Mobile

France’s fourth-largest cellular company Iliad bids for T-Mobile

On Thursday, Iliad SA, France's fourth-largest cellular company, made the highest bid for the takeover of T-Mobile US Inc.

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