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December 2, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2019-12-02
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1. Researchers from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have found out the effect of anti-inflammatory cytokines on brain activity under normal conditions. An article on the matter was published in the “Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications” magazine.

http://rscf.ru/ru/node/tsitokiny-stimuliruyut-sinapticheskuyu-aktivnost

 

2. Oceanologists of the St. Petersburg University in collaboration with specialists from the Nansen Center Polar Research Foundation developed an algorithm that made it possible to find out what happened to the deep convection regions of the Atlantic almost 70 years ago. These zones, where water from the surface of the ocean flows to the bottom, affect how much heat is transferred to the Arctic. The results of this work will allow scientists to understand how the climate of the northern region will change in the future.

http://rscf.ru/ru/node/v-proshloe-atlantiki

 

3. The Skolkovo Foundation opens application for the “SkolkovoCybersecurity Challenge”. Participants of the international competition of innovative projects in the field of information security will be able to receive financing for the implementation of their project, to get recommendations from the leading industry experts, to find partners, customers, and to create a company that can become the future leader of the industry. Submission of applications closes on April 8th, 2020.  

http://sk.ru/foundation/itc/b/news/archive/2019/12/02/fond-skolkovo-obyavlyaet-o-nachale-priema-zayavok-na-konkurs-skolkovocybersecurity-challenge.aspx

 

4. MEPhI scientists have created a solar battery based on a hybrid material consisting of quantum dots and photosensitive proteins. The authors of the invention believe that it has great potential for solar energy and optical information processing. Results of the study are published in “Biosensors and Bioelectronics”.

https://scientificrussia.ru/news/v-niyau-mifi-sozdali-solnechnuyu-batareyu-iz-kvantovyh-tochek-i-svetochuvstvitelnyh-belkov

 

5. The Russian NPO Energomash company (a manufacturer of rocket engines) will supply the first “RD-171MV” engine for the new “Soyuz-5” medium-lift launch vehicle in 2022. This was announced by the director general of Energomash Mr. Igor Arbuzov. Earlier it was reported that Energomash began assembling the second, the third and the fourth samples of the “RD-171MV” rocket engine for “Soyuz-5”. Mr. Arbuzov added that each engine will go through 6 or more tests to ensure its reliability.  

https://tass.ru/kosmos/7240801

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