March 13, Daily science and technology trends

  • 2018-03-13
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1. On March 12, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, during his working trip to the Krasnodar Territory, has got acquainted with the work of the National Grain Center named after P.P. Lukyanenko. Together with the Head of State, the center was visited by the Head of the Russian FASO, Mikhail Kotyukov. The selection achievements of the center were shown to the President, he visited the phytotron-greenhouse complex, and also communicated with its employees.



2. The delegation of the Russian FASO has visited Vietnam. During the working visit, the representatives of the FASO Russia got acquainted with the laboratories of the Joint Russian-Vietnamese Tropical Research and Technology Center (the "Tropical Center") and examined the climatic test station of Hoa Lak.



3. The system for evaluating academic research institutes in Russia requires adjustment. The process of assessing the effectiveness of the activities of the scientific organizations subordinate to the FASO Russia, which is coming to the end of last year, is nearing completion. As a result, academic institutions will be divided into three categories (leaders, steadily developing, outsiders), which will certainly affect their future destiny.



4. The subsidiary company of Khrunichev Center (part of Roscosmos State Corporation) - International Launch Services (ILS), one of the leading suppliers of commercial launch services, and British company Effective Space, have announced their intention to conclude a contract for the launch of two SPACE DRONE service spacecraft ™ company Effective Space. A pair launch of these spacecraft with the help of the Proton-M launch vehicle with the Breeze-M upper stage from the Baikonur cosmodrome is planned for 2020.



5. Russia is training staff for international nuclear projects On March 12, in Obninsk Institute of Nuclear Energy (IAE, branch of the National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" in Obninsk, Kaluga region) a festive handing in of diplomas to foreign and Russian students, nuclear scientists, has taken place. Among the 173 graduates there are 74 Russian citizens, as well as representatives of Mongolia, Vietnam and Turkey. Turkish specialists are graduated from the Russian university for the first time - they will work at the first in this country nuclear power plant Akkuyu, built by Rosatom in the Mersin province.



6. A group of scientists and doctors led by Professor of the Skoltekh Vladimir Zelman studied the development of hospital-acquired meningitis with the help of machine learning. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Critical Care.





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