April 6, Daily science and technology trends

  • 2018-04-06
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1. On April 4, a meeting of the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Vasilyeva and the head of the Tomsk Region Zhvachkin was held. Zhvachkin presented to the head of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia the concept of a roadmap for the implementation of the Strategy of Russia's scientific and technological development in the region. During the meeting, the head of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation presented a number of initiatives, including the experience of the School of Key Researchers at the Tomsk State University, as well as the strategy for holding the forum of young scientists U-NOVUS, which this year will be held in Tomsk in October and will be aimed at developing Russian intellectual potential. 

Source: https://xn--80abucjiibhv9a.xn--p1ai/%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%81-%D1%86%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%82%D1%80/12585


2. The specialists of Rosatom state corporation are developing a digital model of an unmanned vessel that will help increase the efficiency of sea shipping in the Arctic. Navigation without a crew is the most promising area of ​​application of information technologies in the field of sea and river transport. When creating a digital model of an vessel like that, it will be possible to obtain significant improvements in the hull design, to abandon the superstructure, to place the cargo hold in the bow, to optimize the ship's dimensions, without fear of the adverse impact of sharp pitching on the crew's habitation, and exclude life support systems. It is also possible to increase the area of ​​cargo compartments and increase the period of navigation of the vessel.

Source: http://www.ras.ru/news/shownews.aspx?id=1065f7b8-6164-43e4-b455-a8ff4bed0d39#content


3. On April 10, the Director General of the Russian Science Foundation, Alexander Khlunov, will visit the International Youth Science Forum "Lomonosov" and hold a meeting with young scientists. The International Youth Scientific Forum "Lomonosov" is the largest congress of scientific youth in the CIS space. The main goal of the forum is the development of scientific activity of youth, its attraction to the solution of urgent problems of modern science, preservation and development of the scientific potential of Russia. 

Source: http://rscf.ru/ru/node/2982


4. On April 3, 2018, Rosenergoatom Concern concluded a pilot contract with the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant to assist in the improvement of the normative base in the field of nuclear energy of the Republic of Armenia. Thus, Rosenergoatom started to sell a new business product on the foreign markets - services for the formation of a database of normative and methodological technical documentation necessary for putting into operation, operation, extending the service life, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants. 

Source: http://rosatom.ru/journalist/news/rosenergoatom-zaklyuchil-kontrakt-na-okazanie-uslug-po-sovershenstvovaniyu-normativnoy-bazy-armenii-/


5. Skolkovo resident VisionLabs and the smart building systems developer Alphaopen have launched a smart home system that uses face recognition technology to enable residents to enter their building without a key and to reach their floor without pressing a lift button. To enter the building, residents can simply look into the intercom system’s video camera. The technology is in use in Moscow’s new LITSA smart housing complex built by the Russian developer Capital Group, and also includes an outdoor system that recognizes vehicles entering the territory.

Source: http://sk.ru/news/b/news/archive/2018/04/05/visionlabs-unveils-russia_1920_s-first-smart-home-face-recognition-system.aspx


6.  As a result of the additional public competition of the Russia Venture Foundation's NTI Innovation Center (NTI), 49 technology startups have received financial support. Most of the startups are working in the sphere of machine learning and the internet of things. 

Source: http://www.rvc.ru/press-service/news/nti/127714/



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