February 15, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2021-02-15
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1. An expanded version of the virtual science museum opens today, 12 February. The museum has six thematic sections: physics and technologies of the future, nuclear technologies, biology and medicine, chemistry and new materials, mathematics and digital technologies, history and society. The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation with the support of Moscow State University, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Moscow Government as part of the Year of Science and Technology.



2. On February 12, the acceptance of works began for the competitions of the All-Russian festival NAUKA 0+, the flagship event of the Year of Science and Technology in Russia. The results will be announced at the closing ceremony on October 10 in Moscow. The festival is held by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science with the support of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Moscow Government. Participation is free.



3. Russian scientists have shown that by optimizing the technological conditions for supercritical drying, it is possible to significantly speed up the process of their production without deteriorating the quality of aerogels. Aerogels are highly porous structured materials. Due to their low density and thermal conductivity, combined with high hardness and transparency, aerogels are promising for the manufacture of heat-insulating materials for various medical purposes.



4. The MIPT press service spoke about a new, very promising material coming to replace silicon in the production of various electronic devices. Molybdenum disulfide, which is much better suited for photonic devices than traditional silicon. Most likely, soon we will get significantly faster and more powerful computers, only thanks to the use of a completely new material for photonics devices.



5. Researchers in Tambov have created the first prototype of the universal platform. The mechanism is controlled by a neural network. The innovative multi-mode testing machine can fit in the palm of your hand. The full-scale version of the invention has already begun to be assembled on the basis of TSTU.



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