December 3, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2019-12-03
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1. Final tests of the technology competition Up Great “Winter City” will be held on December 10 at the test site of the Central scientific research automobile and automotive engine institute “NAMI”. The competition is as a part of the National Technology Initiative and is aimed at finding breakthrough solutions in the field of unmanned vehicles. The task of the finalists is to create and demonstrate unmanned vehicles capable of moving around the city in the conditions of the Russian winter at the level of an average driver.



2. An interdepartmental working group on the implementation of the National Technology Initiative has approved a project called “Development of a Scalable Platform for Low Orbit Small Spacecraft 80-200 kg”. The NTI Project Support Fund will provide a grant for 332 million rubles for the project, and will invest 143 million rubles at the commercialization stage. The project, developed by the “SPUTNICS” company in collaboration with the JSC “Russian Space Systems” aims to create a competitive small-sized universal satellite platform which can be used for remote sensing of the Earth and potentially for other purposes.



3. Researchers of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences determines that Opisthorchis felineus which is widespread in Western Siberia can negatively affect the epithelium of the human bile ducts by increasing its speed and changing the type of migration of its cells. Such pathology can lead to cancer.



4. Radio physicists of the Tomsk State University have created a device for controlling the structure of radio waves. Radio emission is divided into the near-field and the far-field in relation to the source. The scientists have learned how to enlarge the near zone. This method can be used to create devices that are designed for radar and non-invasive diagnosis of human internal organs and various diseases. The research is presented in the Journal of Applied Physics.



5. Scientists of the National University of Science and Technology MISIS have created a prototype of a new trap of elementary particles that arises inside of one of the detectors of the Large Hadron Collider – LHCb. It will accelerate the search for physics beyond the standard model and the study of the properties of dark matter.



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