February 6, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2020-02-07
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1. Scientists at Tomsk Polytechnic University develop self-learning software to block network attacks. Anastasia Kaida, a graduate student at the School of Information Technology and Robotics at the Tomsk Polytechnic University, is developing software (software) based on machine learning algorithms that can detect network attacks. Such software can be used independently and in conjunction with existing programs to detect and prevent threats. Anastasia’s project was supported by a grant from the UMNIK Innovation Support Fund.



2. A team of scientists from Russia and Germany has created a new chemical compound that significantly improves blood coagulation and prevents the formation of blood clots. In a new study, scientists took a different path. They synthesized a new chemical compound, the action of which is not directed to the glycoprotein itself, but to the membrane with which it is associated. As it was found out on the basis of experiments using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), the new substance penetrates the platelet membrane and reduces the viscosity of its inner part, which does not allow fibrinogen to bind to glycoprotein.



3. Russian scientists have joined a long line of people wishing to amend the Constitution - the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander Sergeyev, proposed several general amendments to it on the “significance of science”.  To begin with, academics propose to amend the preamble of the Constitution



4. Specialists of the Institute of Solid-State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry of the SB RAS and the Altai Federal Research and Production Center conducted a series of experiments on the radiation-chemical modification of the polymer at the ILU-6 industrial accelerator, which performs the function of a binding agent between various components in solid rocket engines. Studies have shown that radiation treatment reduces the vulcanization (bonding) time of this polymer by 30% - such an improvement in the process can not only accelerate the production of rocket fuel, but also make its operation safer, according to the publication “Science in Siberia”. The results are published in the journal Chemistry for Sustainable Development.



5. The final stages of the fifth Olympiad of the Circular Movement of the National Technological Initiative (STI) among schoolchildren and students, which begin on Thursday, will be held in 13 cities of Russia. Participants will solve technological problems using real equipment, the press service of the movement told TASS. In the 2019-2020 academic year, the Olympiad is held in 30 engineering areas. More than 61 thousand participants from 85 regions of Russia registered on tracks for students in grades 8-11 and students. Finals will last until February 19.



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