July 4, Daily science and technology trends

  • 2018-07-04
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1. The Rocket and Space Corporation Energia has started creating a module for landing astronauts on the Moon, the corporation's annual report says.



2. Russia and China want to create a joint space station. The delegation of China's space administration will hold talks with Roskosmos on the possibility of creating a joint orbital station, RIA Novosti learned from a source in the rocket and space industry. According to the recent report the visit of the delegation to Moscow is planned at the end of this week and the issue of cooperation in the field of manned programs will be discussed with Chinese colleagues.



3. The Ministry of Enlightenment and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education will lose the functions of accounting and will become the first federal ministries to transfer the functions of budgetary accounting to the Federal Treasury. This is stated in the draft government decree.



4. President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev: Russia and Uzbekistan are going to create a unique telescope. The project of the radio telescope "Suffa" is under the close attention of the leaders of Russia and Uzbekistan, it was repeatedly discussed at the highest level.



5. Nano-foam for effective sound insulation has been developed in FEFU. A team of scientists from the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), scientific centers of Russia and the Republic of Korea developed an effective and cheap in production sound-absorbing nano-foam. The material is able to reduce noise level by 100% more efficient than standard analogs, reacting to sound waves not only of high, but also low frequencies, which can negatively influence human health.



6. Rosatom plans to expand the construction of nuclear power plants abroad. State Corporation Rosatom expects to conclude contracts for the construction of nuclear power plants with new countries in the nearest future. At the moment, Rosatom occupies 67% of the world market for building nuclear power plants, according to the report of the Head of the State Corporation Alexei Likhachev to the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.



7. Development of educational programs and training of qualified personnelin the field of Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will be one of themain directions of the Center of Competence of the National Technological Initiative (NTI) of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). This was reported by TASS citing the director of the center, Alexander Lukichev, appointed to this position on Tuesday.



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