July 3, Daily science and technology trends

  • 2018-07-03
  • 102

1. The Russian Federation Council has approved the composition of the Council for the Development of the Digital Economy, a decision on the establishment of which had been adopted in April this year. In addition to senators, it included representatives of relevant ministries and departments, representatives of the scientific community, business, as well as heads of some regions.



2. Since June 30, 2018, the United Biometric System, which is one of the key elements of the remote identification mechanism that allows citizens to remotely receive financial services, has started operating in Russia. In 2017, the Government of the Russian Federation adopted the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation program, according to which the state pays great attention to the development of new digital platforms and services, as well as information security systems to ensure their reliable operation. The creation of the system is part of the implementation of the program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation".



3. Rosatom will help EdF conduct research in the field of nuclear fuel. Joint Stock Company "State Scientific Center - Research Institute of Nuclear Reactors" and the research unit of the world's largest operator of the nuclear power company Electricite de France (EdF, France) have signed a long-term contract for research related to the reliability and safety of nuclear fuel operation at nuclear power plants.



4. Russian scientists have created an algorithm that will create accurate models of oil and gas fields, as well as predict the development of cracks and faults in the bowels of the Earth. Its description was published in the journal Geophysical Prospecting. Similar algorithms and calculation results are critically important for the development of the Bazhenov suite, the largest deposits of shale hydrocarbons in Russia.



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