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The 20 hottest startup hubs in the world

While Silicon Valley may stand undefeated as the most prominent name for tech entrepreneurs and startup visionaries, other regions all over the world are worthy competitors. Compass, a San Francisco-based benchmarking software company, has published a 2015 Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report that identifies the top 20 startup "ecosystems" in the world. The report ? which last came out in 2012 ? ranked cities in five categories: performance, funding, talent, market reach, and startup experience. To compile the list, Compass consulted with entrepreneurs from 25 countries to conduct more than 200 interviews and 11,000 startup surveys. Startup ecosystems excluded from this report were China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea, which Compass said it plans to include in its index later this year.

We must aim at having more powerful region

"The 11th administration was the administration of environment and the first decision it made was restoring Lake Urmia," said President Rouhani at the "International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms: Challenges and Practical Solutions".

High-tech helps traffic police capture jaywalkers in Shenzhen

An intelligent identification system (IIS) has been set up on an intersection in Shenzhen, Guangdong province tasked with exposing pedestrians who jaywalk on red lights. The IIS was researched and developed by Shenzhen traffic police. Nicknamed "black technology", the identification system conducts 24-hour non-stop supervision of the pedestrian crossing and takes shots of pedestrians who ignore red lights. Photos of pedestrian traffic offenders will then appear on an electronic screen.

Chinese scientists build soft robotic fish

Chinese scientists from eastern China's Zhejiang Province have created a soft robotic fish with no motor and a fast speed. "The robot is expected to be used underwater to record the temperature and salinity of the sea and detect pollutants," said Li Tiefeng, an associate professor at Zhejiang University.

Top 10 Chinese regions with most innovation patents

Beijing tops the list of Chinese cities securing highest number of patents per 10,000 people in the country, according to government figures. The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) said with 76.8 patents Beijing takes the crown, followed by Shanghai, 35.2 patents per 10,000 people, and Jiangsu province, 18.4. It added that the average number of innovation patents has reached 8 per 10,000 people in the Chinese mainland.

Petrochemicals on Course to Attract $10 Billion

Iran's petrochemical industry will most likely have absorbed 10 billion dollars in foreign investments by the end of the current Iranian calendar to March 20 2018, a senior oil official has said.

China signs Iran's Arak reactor deal

The first commercial contracts to redesign the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor in central Iran was signed by representatives from AEOI and a Chinese company on Sunday in Vienna.

Iran, Pakistan trade volume to boost soon

Iranian interior minister stressed that the volume of transactions between Iran and Pakistan has the capacity to increase up to $5 billion in economic, trade, energy, industry and tourism fields. Tehran is hosting the 20th session of the Iran-Pakistan Joint Economic Commission on April 17-18, 2017.

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