November 21 Daily S&T Trendletter

Date: 21.11.2023

  • Up to 80% of Russians are interested in news about science and technology – Skolkovo survey results say


At the same time, 78% of young people believe that the sphere is actively developing. The main sources of information about science and technology are web sites (62%) and television (51%), as well as conversations with people (34%), messengers (33%) and social networks (32%).
Source: TASS


  • Russian engineers are developing two types of inspection satellites


They will be part of the Russian Orbital Station: one will inspect its outer surface, the other will be able to go further away and explore other objects. A tow satellite is also being developed, which will be able to transport the vehicles on board the ROS for their repair and refueling
Source: RIA


  • Subjects of critical information infrastructure will be banned from using foreign software and hardware next year


From September 1, 2024, subjects of critical information infrastructure (CII) will be prohibited from purchasing, acquiring and using foreign software and hardware complexes (information systems, information and telecommunication networks or automated control systems). An exception will be made only to trusted equipment that has no Russian analogues.
Source: CNews


  • Russian scientists solve the problem of navigation failures in cities


In Russia, users continue to face frequent failures in the operation of mobile applications and navigation devices. In particular, it is proposed to develop positioning systems based on stationary Wi-Fi routers or Ultra-Wide Band systems
Source: IZ


  • Siberian scientists have created a “smart” laser


A fiber laser source of ultrashort pulses was created at Novosibirsk State University together with employees of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. “Smart lasers” can be configured independently, but they also require pre-configuration, which is called training. Pulsed “smart” lasers can be used in metalworking, communication systems and high-tech medicine, as well as in engineering and scientific research
Source: nauka.rf