March 15, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2019-03-15
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1. The National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) plans to allocate about 40 million rubles for an internship program for academic staff and postgraduate students in Russian universities, which will be launched in 2019.



2. Domestic expenditures on research and development by 2024 should increase by 54% and amount to about 1.9 billion rubles, said Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova at the awards ceremony for the 2018 Russian government in science and technology.



3. On March 14, 2019 at 22:14 Moscow time, the launch vehicle Soyuz-FG with a manned transport vehicle (TPC) Soyuz MS-12 was launched from site No. 1 (Gagarinsky Start) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.



4. The staff of the chemical faculty of Moscow State University, together with colleagues from Aarhus University (Denmark), established the mechanism and determined the speed of the light-initiated reaction for the molecule responsible for the appearance of the visual signal, one of the fastest biochemical transformations in nature. The work of scientists published in the journal Nature Communications. The study was supported by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation.



5. A group of graduates from the Novosibirsk State University (NSU) and their colleague from Italy, led by Stefan Wabnitz, head of the laboratory of nonlinear optics of wave systems at NSU, explained the nonlinear effect of spatial “self-cleaning” of the laser beam, which was announced in 2017. Article scientists from the group Wabnitsa published in one of the most prestigious journals in the field of physics - Physical Review Letters.



6. Developed by several Russian universities, in particular scientists from Moscow, Tomsk and Novosibirsk, a 3D metal printer capable of changing the properties of metals in the course of work will be completed before the end of 2019.




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