February 7, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2020-02-07
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1. The nominees of the VI All-Russian Prize "For Fidelity to Science" were shortlisted. The winners of the Prize in each nomination will be awarded at a ceremony on February 7, on the eve of the Day of Russian Science, at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.



2. The working meeting of the First Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Grigory Trubnikov with the State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education and Scientific Research of Germany Wolf-Dieter Lucas took place. The participants confirmed the importance of giving an additional impetus to the implementation of the Russian-German “Roadmap for cooperation in the field of education, science, research and innovation.” Wolf-Dieter Lucas and Grigory Trubnikov discussed the prospects for the work of the Joint Russian-German Commission for Scientific and Technical Cooperation, which is the central intergovernmental coordinating body in the field of educational and scientific-technical dialogue. The parties agreed to hold the next meeting of the Commission in June 2020 in Moscow.



3. Engineers of the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) have developed the first open platform in Russia for the creation of neurotracers and neural interfaces. It will allow users to learn the development of robot control systems using brain signals and create their projects.



4. Roscosmos will help the Stratonavtika aerospace laboratory to obtain a permission from the Federal Air Transport Agency to use airspace to launch small suborbital vehicles. The parties also found common ground and joint projects and solutions, including those related to the distribution of the Internet for distant territories of Russia. Last year, the aerospace laboratory became a Skolkovo resident and received the status of a limited liability company. The company has already completed the first stage of testing a complex of manned stratospheric flights, the procedure for cluster stratospheric launch has been developed.



5. Scientists of the Ural Federal University and the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences have developed a cheap and environmentally friendly technology for purifying water and air from harmful organic substances, which is based on a photocatalyst made of titanium dioxide nanotubes.



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