March 12, Daily science and technology trends

  • 2018-03-12
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1. Russia and CERN have been discussing a new format for intercommunion and scientific and technical cooperation. Cooperation between Russia and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has about 60 years of fruitful cooperation. The current agreement was signed in 1993. Since then, the status and name of the organizations that signed the agreement have changed, the legislation and the content of the experiments discussed at the signing have changed.

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2. EuroSkills European Professional Skills Championship in 2022 will be held in St. Petersburg. The candidacy of the Russian Northern capital was unanimously approved in Budapest by representatives of 28 WorldSkills Europe member countries at the annual General Assembly of the European Organization on March 7.

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3. On March 7, the Government of the Russian Federation has approved the Action Plan  "Development of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering" for 2018-2020. The relevant Order of February 28, 2018 № 337-r was signed by the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.



4. March 9, 2018 at 20:10:06 Moscow time, within the framework of the Arianespace VS18 launch campaign from the Guiana space center (Kourou, French Guiana), the Russian Soyuz-ST-B launch vehicle with four European telecommunication devices O3b has been launched. 9 minutes 23 seconds after the start, the head unit in the upper stage (FB) Fregat-MT and four O3b satellites successfully separated from the third stage of the Soyuz-ST-B LV. The "Fregat-MT" upper stage has started to fulfill the flight task for launching spacecraft into the target orbit.



5. In 2020 Rosatom plans to launch an experimental production of medical implants printed on a 3D printer. This was reported by TASS on Tuesday citing the general director of LLC "Rosatom - Additive Technologies" Aleksey Dub. Earlier it was reported that Rosatom had created a specialized company "Rosatom - Additive Technologies", which would become a single industry integrator for the development of new business - additive technologies (three-dimensional printing).



6. President Vladimir Putin has signed a federal law that provides the creation of a federal fund for remote sensing data from outer space, the relevant document was published on the official portal of legal information. The Fund will come under the charge of Roscosmos and will include data from state and non-state spacecraft, received and purchased from the federal budget, and other information.



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