August 10, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2018-08-10
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1. The Khrunichev Center will receive additional measures of state support. At a meeting in Rosсosmos State Corporation Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed to increase the competitiveness of the Russian space industry. The President's orders also dealt with the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome and the increase in the national orbital grouping. However, the main task is to increase the commercial attractiveness of Russian space technologies.



2. Russian scientists have created a method for manufacturing an ultralight diffraction lens and a technology for correcting images obtained by it. In terms of mass and size, these lens are much smaller than the analogs that are now mounted on drones and nanosatellites, and the image quality that can be obtained with it is not inferior to them. Technology is described by researchers in the Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.



3. Scientists from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) have proposed a new method for manufacturing highly translucent, electrically conductive, stretchable hydrogels. The hydrogel, which is a biocompatible material identical to human skin, is used in tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, biomedicine, elastic electronics, and bio-robotics. The results of the study were published in Applied Materials & Interfaces Journal.



4. Graphene will help scientists from Moscow State University to improve lithium batteries in the nearest future. Moscow chemists have created and patented a device based on graphene that will help them understand why lithium-air batteries noticeably outperform their lithium-ion analogues in power and make them durable. Graphene makes it possible to create batteries that are very thin and "transparent" for X-ray, and the contents of batteries can be monitored using X-ray spectroscopes and other sources of electromagnetic waves.



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