April 11, Daily science and technology trends

  • 2018-04-11
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1. On April 10, in Moscow, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the leaders of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute", and also spoke at a joint meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Scientific Council of the Center. The event was attended by the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Vasilyeva. Putin noted that in recent years, "close, serious attention to building scientific capacity" was given. He also said that new technological spaces should be formed not only around famous, leading universities and research centers. It is necessary to further raise the social status of scientists, designers, engineers - all those who move the domestic science forward, achieve real breakthroughs

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%80/12605


2. On April 9, the 13th meeting of the Russian-Japanese Commission for Scientific and Technical Cooperation was held. The Russian delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Trubnikov. The event, held just before the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, demonstrated the interest of the countries in building up Russian-Japanese scientific and technical cooperation. 

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%80/12610


3. The Federal Agency of Scientific Organizations continues to work on the development of the scientific infrastructure, increasing its accessibility to scientists - for these four years, 35 billion rubles have been allocated for these purposes. Currently, in the system of the Federal Agency of Scientific Organizations of Russia there are 250 centers of collective use, 174 unique scientific installations and 231 bioresource collections. For comparison, in 2013 the number of centers of collective use in subordinate organizations was 217 centers, in 2010 - 181, and in 2000 there were only 51 centers for collective use. 

Source: http://www.fano.gov.ru/ru/press-center/card/?id_4=39843


4. Orbital module TGO (Trace Gas Orbiter) of the project "ExoMars" has moved to a working orbit and will soon begin studying the gas composition of the atmosphere of the planet. As reported on Tuesday on the site of Roscosmos, at the moment the module is in a circular orbit with a height of 400 km. The most important task of these experiments is to determine the content of small gas constituents of the Martian atmosphere, including "greenhouse gases" (methane and carbon monoxide).

Source: https://www.roscosmos.ru/24901/


5. The Government of the Russian Federation published a decree defining the requirements for the procedure for organizing and holding competitions, as well as the rules for granting subsidies from the federal budget for the needs of the project. The functions of the operator of technological competitions of the NTI (National Technology Initiative) are endowed by RVC (Russian Venture Company). Acceptance of applications for the first competitions is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018. Technological competitions are a new format of open engineering contests for Russia, in which teams are invited to find breakthrough solutions to the most complex technological tasks of a global scale. The winner of the competition receives a large cash prize for demonstrating an understandable and repeatable decision of the contest task before the expert jury and the general public. The prize fund will be from 150 million to 200 million rubles for each contest.

Source: http://www.rvc.ru/press-service/news/company/127931/


6. Tomsk State University together with scientists from the international network INERACT will create a virtual model of the Arctic on the supercomputer "Scif". The project will be free for users around the world. "The new English resource with the help of different visualization methods - computer animation, 3D tours, infographics and other tools will acquaint visitors with the Arctic.The users will be able to learn about the climate changes that occur in the northern macroregion and how they affect the people. The scientists plan to launch the project in 2019. 

Source: http://tass.ru/nauka/5112836 


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