March 6, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2019-03-06
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1. Construction of Russia's first private spaceport is planned in the Nizhny Novgorod region. A preliminary agreement on cooperation on this issue has already been signed by the administration of the subject of the federation and the CosmoCourse company, a source close to the regional authorities told TASS.



2. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation has developed a set of measures to improve the support system for young researchers in Russia. In particular, it is planned to adjust the procedure for granting presidential grants and scholarship payments.



3. A group of scientists from the Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov, together with colleagues from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), identified the anti-cancer properties of the antibiotic nombomycin, the press service of the Moscow State University reported on Tuesday.



4. Russian scientists aboard the Mikhail Somov expedition ship will study the state of the White, Barents and Kara Seas and climate change processes in the framework of the polar expedition Transarktika 2019. The start of the expedition on the ship "Mikhail Somov" is scheduled for mid-May.



5. The Russian Space Systems holding (RCS, part of Roscosmos State Corporation) demonstrated the latest geo-information services created based on data from spacecraft of the orbital group of Earth remote sensing (ERS), to solve environmental problems, identify illegal logging, analyze forest conditions and control forest management.



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