April 26, Daily science and technology trends

  • 2018-04-26
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1. Russian scientists study the effect of ionizing radiation on blood
Scientists from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics RAS study the level of DNA damage in human and animal cells under the influence of ionizing radiation and substances simulating such an effect. For example, hydrogen peroxide. The results of their research have been published in the latest issue of the journal Radiation and Environmental Biophysics.
2. ROSKOSMOS. Space appliances sentinel-3B is disabled on the target orbit 
The European satellite Sentinel-3B is placed in the target orbit. On April 25, 2018, at 22:17 Moscow time, the spacecraft separated from the Breeze-KM upper stage at a given solar synchronous orbit. It took 1 hour and 20 minutes to implement all the stages of the launch campaign from the launch of the Rokot space rocket from the Plesetsk space center to the separation of the satellite. The Sentinel-3B spacecraft is designed to meet the objectives of the Copernicus environmental monitoring program, known as the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Program.
3. «Killers of bone metastases»
What nuclear technologies are used to treat cancer? While conditional "British scientists" are trying to invent a pill for cancer, nuclear medicine is quite successful in treating oncology. Moreover, Russian nuclear scientists have already left behind German colleagues, who used to be monopolists in this field.
"Russian high technologies are already saving people's lives today, "says the general director of the State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation - the Ioffe Physical-Energy Leipunsky Institute. Andrei Goverdovsky, talking about micro sources with iodine-125 for the treatment of prostate cancer and ophthalmic applicators with ruthenium-106 for the treatment of adults and children’s’ eye oncology.
4. The Skolkovo robotics forum showed unique robots from around the world 
In the Technopark "Skolkovo" presented new trends in the development of robotics. To exchange ideas and show their achievements on the forum gathered more than five thousand participants from all over the world. This is the largest technopark of Eastern Europe on the basis of Skolkovo. Everyone who came there took a step into the future. The Skolkovo Robotics forum presents the world's achievements in the field of robotics. 
5. "Skolkovo - Venture investment" is called the best Russian consultant in the VC market
Skolkovo-Venture Investments took first place in the nomination "The Best Russian Consultant in the VC Market" according to the Russia VC Awards.
The jury of the contest, taking the decision, noted that the company is the most active player in the market of investment consulting technology companies. In particular, over the past year nine start-ups attracted investments with the assistance of Skolkovo-Venture Investments.
6. Head of the State Duma Committee: a draft law on science will be submitted to the Duma in the near future 
Vyacheslav Nikonov noted that the initiative had been discussed for several months in the scientific and educational community. The draft of the basic law on science will be submitted to the State Duma in the near future. The head of the Duma committee for education and science Vyacheslav Nikonov told journalists on Wednesday after the meeting of the chairman of the lower house of parliament Vyacheslav Volodin with the president of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev.


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