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Kick-off meeting on a joint Russian-Greek project held in Athens

From December 17 to December 18, a kick-off meeting was held in Athens (Greece) on the joint Russian-Greek project "Research and Development of Memristive Nanomaterials and Electronic Devices for Quantum and Neuromorphic Computing" (MEM-Q).

IKBFU to launch a centre for training early career researchers to conduct X-ray free electron laser experiments

IKBFU's Fabrika science park held a roundtable on the potential involvement of Russian scientists in projects run by the European XFEL GmbH (Hamburg, Germany).

Scientists sug­gested using ti­ta­ni­um nit­ri­de in­ste­ad of gold in op­to­e­lec­tro­nics

An international team of scientists from Russia, Sweden and the USA suggested replacing gold and silver, which are used in optoelectronic devices, with an inexpensive material of titanium nitride. The results of the study are published in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

Young scholars of Samara University presented the project of a new generation spacecraft of "AIST" family

Samara University
Participants of international United Nations Workshop on cosmic space issues were presented with an initiative project of Samara scholars, i.e. small mass-dimensional spacecraft “AIST-3”.

Scientists of SibFU have found a way to determine the toxicity of nanomaterials

Official website of the Russian Science Foundation reports that a group of scientists from Siberian Federal University and Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the SB RAS has developed a bioluminescent enzymatic test system for assessing the toxicity of carbon nanomaterials.

Samara University scholars presented a diffractive lens that can replace a long-focus lens

Samara University
The scholars of Samara University presented the first in the world superlight diffractive lens at the largest technological conference in Europe – WebSummit 2017 – being held in Lisbon these days.

ITMO’s Topological Insulators Research Among 2017’s Top Achievements in Photonics

"Optics and Photonics News" journal has recognised a recent study on three-dimensional topological insulators as one of the year’s most promising advances in photonics. These structures are capable of controlling light without any losses caused by absorption and defects of material, showing great potential for application in communication networks, antennas and optical computers.

In Ecuador, FEFU archaeologists discovered possibly the most ancient ceramics of America

In the ancient settlement of Real Alto, together with colleagues from ESPOL Polytechnic University (Guayaquil), the researchers discovered a cultural layer that represents the first settlement stages of one of the most significant heritage assets of the New World ancient history.

Admissions Made Easy for International Students: 2018/2019 Academic Year

HSE University
On November 15, international student admissions for undergraduate and Master’s programmes opened. This year, prospective students can apply to two programmes simultaneously. They’ll be able to track the application process online in their personal profile on the HSE website where they will receive notifications on the stages of their application’s review and decisions by the admissions committee.

Extract of deep-sea brittle star can turn off deadliest type of cancer

A group of researchers from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) has discovered an activity against the triple-negative phenotype of breast cancer in the extract of the deep-sea brittle star. The extract turns off the Wnt-signaling pathway in cancer cells, which causes their uncontrolled growth, while the substance does not have cytotoxicity, that is not dangerous.

A Graduate of NSU Physics Department was Awarded the Title "Distinguished Scientist" in Chicago

Only two dozen Fermilab scientists, a leader in high-energy physics, elementary particles and astrophysics, have received this honor.

How to minimize emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere

Samara University
An article of a Russian and American team of scholars appeared in the leading international journal in the field of physical chemistry Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. In the publication the calculations are given that allow predicting the concentration of dangerous carcinogens at fuel burning with high precision.