October 30, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2019-10-30
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1. Federation Council of Russia discussed creation of world-class scientific and educational centres within the framework of the national project «Science». The event was held by Ms. Lilia Gumerova, the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Science. The senator pointed out that at least 15 world-class scientific and educational centres are planned to be created by 2024 within the framework of the abovementioned project. 5 pilot centres were created this year.



2. Russian scientists studied nine exotic ultra-diffuse galaxies in the Coma Cluster. They discovered that such objects have a lot in common with better-known elliptical and spheroidal dwarf galaxies. This research supported by the Presidential program of research projects of the Russian Scientific foundation will help to understand how dwarf galaxies of various types evolve.



3. Employees of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Moscow State University synthesized promising material for sodium-ion batteries – a cheaper alternative to lithium-ion batteries. The study was published in the journal “Chemistry of Materials”



4. Scientists of the Tomsk Polytechnic University with their colleagues from the University of Chemistry and Technology of Prague conducted a series of experiments that proved that artificial neural networks can be successfully used to accurately identify DNA damages caused by UV radiation. This approach can be applied in modern medical diagnostics in the future. Results of the research were published in the journal «Biosensors and Bioelectronics».



5. Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin announced that “Defence&Space”, the defence division of the French company «Airbus», is ready to cooperate with Russia on projects in the space industry. Earlier this week the Minister had a meeting with the vice-president of “Airbus”.



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