August 4, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2020-08-05
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1.The launch of the manned spacecraft International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur space base via Soyuz rockets is scheduled for October this year. 

*Source: Roscosmos



2. Scientists in Russia have developed a sapphire needle for laser treatment, and the sapphire needle can maintain a molten state at a temperature of up to 2,000 degrees Celsius or higher, so it is suitable for microtechnology and laser spot exposure to specific areas, treatment and diagnosis of malignant neoplasms.

*Source: Russian Science Foundation



3. Surgeons at Ryazan National University of Medicine have developed a new emergency surgical method that uses mesh threads to close wounds. The mesh thread developed this time can provide a large contact area to the sutured tissue, reducing the risk of initial differentiation after surgery, and has a strength of about 3 times higher than that of general sutures.

*Source: TASS



4. Researchers at the Institute of Natural Sciences (IETN) at South Ural National University have developed a promising new material that can be used for hydrogen storage facilities. It is easy to manufacture by using carbon nanomaterials, and overcom it's weakly bound to hydrogen while having high thermal and chemical stability. It would be possible to easily store hydrogen and to accumulate the required amount of hydrogen.

*Source: RIA



5. The Internet Initiative Development Fund (IIDF) converts the loan to capital to Pimpay, a fintech company based in Skolkovo, increasing its total stake from 5% to 15%. Currently, the value of Pimpay is estimated to be about 1.5 billion rubles, and it provides Internet store development services for financial and logistics optimization to clients such as Yves Rocher, Decathlon, and M.Videom Leroy Merlin.

*Source: Skolkovo Foundation



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