July 2, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2021-07-02
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1. Employees of the Center for Neurotechnology and Machine Learning of the Baltic Federal University(IKBFU) I. Kant, under the guidance of Professor Viktor Kazantsev, demonstrated a running model of an underwater biomorphic tuna robot that can control the movement of schools of fish in the event of an environmental disaster, the press service of the university said.



2. The Russian astrophysical space observatory Spektr-M can be launched only in the mid-2030s, even if all the funding necessary for the project is allocated, says Sergei Trushkin, head of the radioastrophysics laboratory at the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences.



3. A group of scientists from the Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU) has developed an industrial robot for transporting goods and hazardous substances in production. According to the developers, the new robot can be used in mechanical engineering and petrochemical production, as well as on conveyor lines for sorting items.



4. A team led by Skoltech professor Artem R. Oganov studied the structure and properties of ternary hydrides of lanthanum and yttrium and showed that alloying is an effective strategy for stabilizing otherwise unstable phases YH10 and LaH6, expected to be high-temperature superconductors.



5. The project manager, director of the Sensor-tech laboratory Denis Kuleshov and the senior vice president for innovations of the Skolkovo Foundation Kirill Kayem showed a neuroimplant capable of restoring vision to the blind. They spoke about who the implant will help, what problems it will solve and what technological challenges lie ahead.



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