July 2, Daily science and technology trends

  • 2018-07-02
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1. About 20 events will be included in the national project "Science", the purpose of which is to fulfill the tasks set by the Russian President Vladimir Putin in the May decree. The concept and passport of the project will be submitted to the government in time, on June 29, by the Head of the Ministry of Science and HE.



2. Specialists of RSC Energia are working on the development of ultra-light transformable structures for space products. The principle of operation of such a design is simple: it is delivered to orbit in a compact, folded form, then it is pressurized and transformed, after which the structure solidifies under the influence of space factors.



3. Multifunctional laboratory module (MLM) "Science" in November 2018 will be sent to the Baikonur cosmodrome for the last launch to the International Space Station. Earlier it was reported that MLM will be launched into orbit in 2019, but according to the recent reports the launch can be rescheduled by 2020.



4. Scientists of the National Research Technological University "MISiS" have made heavy-duty metal glasses more plastic by freezing them. Researchers applied the method of cryothermal processing to metal glasses and found out how it would help the glasses to obtain the necessary properties - in particular, to become more plastic without losing their original strength. The article about the research was published in the journal NPG Asia Materials.



5. Khrunichev Center will return to the creation of a medium-sized carrier rocket Angara-A3. Director General of the Roscosmos Corporation Dmitriy Rogozin said earlier in an interview with RIA Novosti that the production of Proton carrier rockets will be stopped after all contractual obligations would be fulfilled, and only after that Angara will be produced.



6. In St. Petersburg, the Alexander Sannikov icebreaker built for Gazprom Neft in the shipyards of the Vyborg Shipyard has set off on its first voyage for the Arctic Circle. There are no more similar icebreakers in Russia. The vessel is designed to provide up to 40 days of battery life at extreme temperatures of minus 50 degrees.



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