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Mikhail Lomonosov
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Herman Hess
August 7, 1802 - December 12, 1850
Vladimir Vernadsky
March 12, 1863 - January 6, 1945
Vasily Dokuchaev
March 3, 1846 - November 8, 1903
Sophia Kovalevskaya
January 15, 1850 - February 10, 1891
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
September 17, 1857 - September 19, 1935
Alexander Butlerov
September 3, 1828 - August 5, 1886
Georg Wilhelm Richmann
July 11, 1711 - June 26, 1753
Ivan Yefremov
April 9, 1907 - October 5, 1972
George Gamow
March 4, 1904 - August 20, 1968
Nikolai Zhukovsky
January 17, 1847 - March 17, 1921
Ivan Sechenov
August 13, 1829 - November 15, 1905
Sergey Chetverikov
April 24, 1880 - July 2, 1959
Nikolai Zinin
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Abram Ioffe
October 29, 1880 - October 14, 1960
Sergey Blazhko
November 17, 1870 - February 11, 1956
Vasiliy Struve
April 4, 1793 - November 23, 1864
Nikolay Emanuel
September 18, 1915 - December 8, 1984
Alexey Favorsky
February 20, 1860 - August 8, 1945
Aristarkh Belopolsky
July 1, 1854 - May 16, 1934
Alexander Fersman
27 October, 1883 - May 20, 1945
Alexander Chizhevsky
February 7, 1897 - December 20, 1964
Sergey Botkin
September 5, 1832 - December 12, 1889
Vladimir Bekhterev
January 20, 1857 - December 24, 1927
Ilya Mechnikov
May 16, 1845 - July 16, 1916
Nikolai Semenov
April 3, 1896 - September 25, 1986
Pavel Cherenkov
July 28, 1904 - January 6, 1990
Ilya Frank
October 23, 1908 - June 22, 1990
Igor Tamm
July 8, 1895 - April 12, 1971
Lev Landau
January 22, 1908 - April 1, 1968
Nikolay Basov
December, 14, 1922 - July 1, 2001
Aleksandr Prokhorov
July 11, 1916 - January 8, 2002
Andrei Sakharov
May 21, 1921 - December 14, 1989
Pyotr Kapitsa
July 9, 1894 - April 8, 1984
Zhores Alferov
March 15, 1930 - ...
Alexei Abrikosov
June 25, 1928 - ...
Mikhail Chumakov
14 November 1909 - 11 June 1993
Vladimir Obruchev
October 10, 1863 - June 19, 1956
Konstantin Gedroits
25 March 1872 - 5 October 1932
Boris Stechkin
5 August 1891 - 2 April 1969
Vladimir Engelhardt
21 November 1894 - 10 July 1984
Karl Ernst von Baer
28 February 1792 - 28 November 1876
Georgy Flerov
March 2, 1913 - November 19, 1990
Pyotr Ufimtsev
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Mikhail Gorodetsky
July 24, 1966 - ...
Alexey Friedman
February 17, 1940 - October 29, 2010
Sergey Akhmanov
July 14, 1929 - July 1, 1991
Vladimir Braginsky
August 3, 1931 - March 29, 2016
Mark Krivosheyev
July 30, 1922 - ...
Leonid Kantorovich
January 19, 1912 - April 7, 1986
Anatoly Granov
April 21,1932 - May 12, 2017


Brand New Equipment for Cleaning Water Reservoirs from Oil to be Tested in the Arctic
The developers emphasize that the invented aeroprobe for water purification has no analogues in the world.
Spinal Cord Stimulation Adapted for Treating Arrhythmia in Russia
The method accelerates patients recovery and prevents the onset of atrial fibrillation after upfront cardiac surgery.
Efficient Method of Teaching Electronic Noses Developed in Russia
This development is of great importance for practitioners, since it can be used to create an "ideal" electronic nose, which is a stable and simple technical tool for analyzing the composition of gas media.
Novosibirsk Nuclear Physics Institute to Become an Integration Center for ITER Members
Scientists of the European Union, India, China, Korea, Russia, USA and Japan are working on the engineering of the International Experimental Thermonuclear Reactor.
How Ivan Yefremov Found Dragon Cemetery and Why He Wrote Andromeda Nebula
On April 22, 1908, famous Russian writer and paleontologist Ivan Yefremov, the author of the Andromeda Nebula and other popular sci-fi books, was born. Interestingly enough, the classic of Russian science fiction contributed not less into science than into literature.
Exoplanet Discovered in the Big Dipper with Help of Russian Know-How
A new planet outside the Solar System has been discovered with the help of a unique method developed by Russian scientists.
Terahertz Radiation Generator Engineered by Russian Physicists
In the future, waves of this type can be adapted for ultra-high-speed information transfer, real-time monitoring of live cells and many other purposes.
The MOON the City of the First
April 12 launches the All-Russian competition of scientific, technical and creative projects "The Moon: the City of the First." The competition is organized within the framework of the 8th All-Russian Science Festival "NAUKA 0+"
Diamond-Like Glass of High Density Created by Scientists from Russia, Germany and the US
The substance obtained opens door to new opportunities for ultra-high-speed electronic devices, quantum computers, space technologies and other modern equipment.
The Genius of Armchair Scientist: How Yury Knorozov Unraveled the Mystery of Maya without Leaving Leningrad
On March 11, 2018, Mexico unveiled a monument to Yuri Knorozov, who deciphered the Mayan writing. His student told about the great Soviet scientist and the riddle, over which the linguists racked their brains for more than a century.
Why Moscow Engineers Grow Cosmic Algae in Basement
Engineer Alexander Shaenko and his project team 435nm have designed a photobioreactor, which is indispensable in space travel.
Meet Waybot Smart Robot Created in Russia
The robot can do more than just reproduce the answers programmed in his system. His question-and-answer system works on a recurrent neural network. Simply put, Waybot has intelligence.
Method to Visually Display Heavy Metals, Nitrates and Antioxidants in Vegetables and Fruits
All it takes to make the test is to put the sensor platelet into the pulp of mashed product.
Russian Scientists Know How to Slow Down Aging Process
However, there are scientifically proven technologies and anti-aging drugs, which include peptide bioregulators.
Chemical Processes of Moon and Mercury Exospheres Simulated with Supercomputer in Tomsk
Scientists have proved that the presence of certain metal types in planetary exospheres is caused by meteorite bombardment.
Prototype of Plasma Engine Launched in Novosibirsk
In the future, it may give basis for a superpowerful engine, capable of providing flights to the nearest planets.
Luminous Molecules Help to Detect Toxicity of Nanomaterials
Bioluminescent molecules have been isolated from marine bacteria Vibrio fischeri.
Flexible Mirror for Space Telescopes Developed by Samara Scientists
The system developed on the ground of the domestic element basis can be used both in space and on Earth.
Scientists from Russia and Germany Implement Project for Utilization of Algae Waste
Out of the residual biomass of algae plants, scientists want to receive a material for wastewater treatment.
Space Tracking System for Asteroids Invisible from Earth Developed in Russia
Russia is developing a promising space project to detect and calculate the trajectories of dangerous asteroids and comets approaching the Earth from the directions inaccessible to ground-based control points.
Experts: Cancer Treatment without Chemotherapy Poisoning Strengthens Credibility of Russian Science
Anatoly Granov invented a method of treating liver cancer through blood vessels, by using the property of a tumor to generate new blood vessels for its own blood supply.
Russian and Israeli Chemists Know How to Restore Proteins to Life
Renaturation of enzyme mixtures is a unique process, which no one has ever done before. This will simplify production and reduce the cost of drugs for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, scientists say.
Country Undoria: How Russia Regained its Status of Dinosaur Land
A unique museum in the Ulyanovsk Region refutes the opinion that there were no dinosaurs in the European part of Russia. It was founded by geologist Vladimir Efimov, and the finds are 150 million years old.
Space Research Institute of RAS: There Was Possibly Life on Venus
Venus might be the first planet in the solar system, where life appeared, that is, earlier than on Earth. Actually, there may be life on Venus even now - in its atmosphere, in clouds at the altitude of 50-60 km.
Innovative Technology Makes Gold Production 40 Percent Cheaper
The new gold recovery process is based on ammonium cyanide leaching. Gold is extracted four to eight times faster this way.
Yamal Archaeologists Study Ancient Horn Armor Found in the Arctic
Researchers of the Scientific Center for Arctic Studies investigate elements of ancient horn armor found at the Ust-Poluy archaeological site.
Smartphone Application for ounting Grains Invented in Siberia
Scientists of the Cytology and Genetics Institute have developed the SeedCounter app, which enables a smartphone to obtain data on the quantity and quality of grains in a wheat ear.
Anti-Cancer Properties of Siberian Fir Extract Discovered by Russian Scientists
Studies have shown that terpenoids contained in abies sibirica activate genes responsible for regeneration of tissues and fighting tumors.
Russian Scientists to Create Universe in Vitro
Researchers have asked themselves whether it is possible to create such conditions in a limited space that this area would later expand into a fragment of the universe.
Growth of Wound Healing Cells Accelerated in Russia
Russian scientists have developed a fundamentally new and inexpensive method for accelerating the cell growth by using nanoparticles of cerium dioxide.
Russian Scientists Suggest Exploring Arctic Waters with Smart Elevator
The Smart Elevator technology already operating in the Black Sea can be easily transferred to the Arctic to meet the challenges of operational oceanography.
New Method of Short-Term Earthquake Prediction Developed in Far East of Russia
This technology is offered for the first time ever.It is suitable for large islands, such as the Kuril Islands, Sakhalin, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, and the like.
Russian and South Korean Scientists to Decipher Genome of Fossil Animals
DNA molecules of the cell nuclei have been extracted from the bones of a mammoth, a bison, a horse, a rhino, an elk, a deer and a wolf.
DNA-Based Silver Nanowire Made by Scientists from Russia and Israel
According to scientists, the use of conductive DNA molecules makes it possible to create a new generation of electronic circuits and electric devices.
Space Microrobot-Centipede Created by Russian Engineers
With the weight of 70 mg only, the robot can stand a 20 times bigger pressure and move a 5 times heavier load.
Rejuvenation Method Based on Bioskin Technology Developed in Siberia
According to scientists, this method will bring about overall body rejuvenation and improve health condition.
Kazan Scientists to Engineer Russia's First Robot Judge
The robot will teach law students to correctly analyze large bulks of data and take decisions under the law.
Russian Scientists Engineer Antenna for Gravitation Waves of Neutron Stars
The optic-acoustic antenna ORGAN will register gravitation waves from neutron stars and become an alternative to the American LIGO interferometers.
Detergent Microgels of Apple Nanoparticles Developed in the Urals
Our scientists have developed and patented eco-friendly gels made of organic components, cellulose and pectin which are received from wood and apple millcake.
Russian Scientists Increased Accuracy of Optical Radar 10 Times
The new optical radiator is a micro chip that can fit into the standard case of a light-emitting diode or a laser.
Novosibirsk Scientists Grew Up Best Material for Flexible Computer Displays
According to one of the developers, it will be possible to fold or roll a flexible visual display and put it into a pocket.
Russian and Australian Scientists Counted Microscopic Particles without Microscope
Scientists have found an easy way of calculating microscopic particles in optical materials by means of a laser.
Russia Plans Two Manned Flights to the Moon Annually
The Moon exploration program provides astronauts' landing on the Moon surface, and their transportation to the libration point of the Earth - Moon system, as well as the Moon circumnavigation.
Ancient Skulls with Traces of Ritual Trepanation Found in Russia
There are no healing post-surgery traces only in two of the 13 found skulls, which means that surgery was performed during lifetime and people survived.
Russian Scientists Invented Technology to Observe Exoplanets of Earth Size
Exoplanets, i.e. planets outside the Solar system, were first discovered at the end of the 20th century, and now people know about the existence of over two thousand of them.
Unparalleled Plutonium Purification Method Introduced in Russia
The new technology has made it possible to withdraw from using neptunium concentrates.
Russian Scientists Suggest that Asteroids are Blasted When Moving away from the Earth
Earlier elimination of a dangerous asteroid on its approach to the Earth was proponed as a preventive measure.
Russian Scientists Developed Method of Fast Virus Detection
A portable tester that will make express analysis for detecting viruses in a studied sample is underway in Russia.
Tomsk Scientists Officially Joined CERN
Scientists of the Tomsk Polytechnical University have become official members of the CERN they will participate in experiments related to development of microstructural gas detectors.
Discovery of Gravitational Waves is Key to Understanding Life of the Universe
The Russian physicist Mikhail Gorodetsky assumes that the discovery of gravitational waves enables scientists to find "ears", by means of which they can unravel the most sigificant mysteries of the Universe in the near future.
Russian Scientists Found "Rivers of Oxygen" in Earth Interior
While experimenting with a laser "anvil" press in the German DESY Synchrotron Center the Russian and German physics and geologists have found an earlier unknown layer in the Earth's mantle, which contains a huge amount of liquid oxygen.
Nanotechnologists Fit High-Precision Blood Test into Strip
The biosensor can be used for medical diagnostics, as well as analyses of foodstuff, drugs and environment monitoring.
Russian Scientists Created New Material for Invisible Raincoat
Scientists of the Moscow Physics and Technology Institute and the Landau Pure Physics Institute of RAS have developed a two-dimensional metamaterial of silver elements, which refracts light in a special way.
Way to Reduce Toxicity of Radioactive Waste Found in Russia
Russian scientists have found a way to solve the problem of radioactive waste accumulation and to reduce their toxicity considerably.
Scientists Developed Model of Oil Synthesis on Border of Earth's Mantle and Core
The hypothesis of production of the first organic molecules on the border with the Earth core may complement to popular theories, according to which the organic chemistry was brought to the Earth by comets or asteroids.
Trainable Neural Network Made by Russian Scientists
Scientists have created an artificial neural network on the basis of polymeric memristors.
Siberian Scientist Learned to Make Artificial Bones on 3D Printer
The technology of making implants nearly identical to human bone is being polished in the Tomsk Polytechnical University.
Scientists Designed New Way of Infrared Absorption
In the long term the alternative highly anisotropic materials will provide more flexibility in developing absorbers and sensors working within infrared range.
Russia's First Face Transplant Surgery is a Success
The first face transplant surgery in Russia went well, the Health Minister of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova reported.
Siberian Geologists Probe Permafrost to Forecast Global Climate Change
A method for on-line determination of permafrost condition and evaluation of man's impact on it has been devised by Siberian scientists. It will help better forecast the climate changes on the Earth.
yberheart Created by Russian Scientists with Supercomputer Lobachevsky
We have made a computer model of the human heart, which is primarily required for tests and experiments. Such experiments are impermissible on a living person, and on the computer we can test and try anything and check how it all works.
Russian Scientists: Dinosaurs were Wiped out by Increased Earth Gravity
Having analysed paleontologic data on the evolution of 11 largest overland animals over 150 million years, they came to the conclusion that huge dinosaurs developed in the conditions of lower gravity.
First-Ever Erythrocyte Diagnostics Developed by Novosibirsk Scientists
This unique technology makes it possible to detect the disease parameters, which cannot be discerned by other methods.
Meteoric Expedition to Antarctica will Push Scientists Closer to Fathoming Archebiosis
"This continent is a unique place with concentration of extraterrestrial matter", - Prof. Victor Grokhovsky assumes.
Tomsk Scientists Warn about Threat of Global Climate Disaster
Experts from Russia and other countries have combined efforts to prevent the threat of about five hundred abnormal fields of methane emission from the Arctic ice. According to the worst scenario the mankind will face a global catastrophe, which will require the world budget of all the states to eliminate it.
83 Russian Inventions that Made the World as it is
1. The first-ever electric bulb was invented by P. N. Yablochkov and A.N.Lodygin; 2. the radio was invented by A.S.Popov; 3. the first-ever electronic microscope, TV and telecasting were created by V.K.Zvorykin; 4. the first-ever plane was invented by A.F.Mozhaysky;
National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" (MISIS) Presented a Transparent Nano-Car
At the 9-th International Exhibition Interauto, National University of Science and Technology presented a number of developments in the area of nanotechnology for modern and future-oriented automotive industry.
Russian Scientists Invented Ecologically Friendly Method Of The Oil Spill Cleanup
Russian scientists have invented an environmentally safe and effective method of dealing with the oil spills on the sea surface. The invention called "Moskatov" is a powder consisting of 96% of natural minerals, processed under high pressure and temperature.
Russia's New Super Missile Unveiled
It could be Russia's next killer weapon - but will the invention make it into the country's defence plants is a big question.
Touching Single Atoms
Researchers from Russia developed a new technique of nanolithography for carbon-based materials, involving anodic oxidation by means of a probe of an atomic force microscope.
Diamond-Graphite Sandwiches for Electronic Devices
Russian physicists now know how to insert thinnest graphite layers into diamonds in order to later make various parts for electronic and optoelectronic devices
Light of Certain Wavelength Stimulates Bacterial Activity
Russian researchers discovered that light, which got through a light-adjusting film, has stimulated biochemical activity of oil-degrading bacteria of genus Pseudomonas: Pseudomonas stutzeri and Pseudomonas putida.
What We Should Know about Escherichia Coli
People in Germany keep dying after allegedly eating vegetables with E. coli bacteria on their surface. What is Escherichia coli, why does it kill, and what should we do with it?
Waste Waters to Become Less Toxic
Wastes from large industrial enterprises are often extremely harmful for the environment and human health. Waste waters of Kazan Optical Mechanics Plant, for instance, are mainly polluted by heavy metal ions from a galvanizing room and synthetic surfactants from an optical room. Heavy metal ions are much more dangerous for our health, than synthetic surfactants (SS).
Russia and the World: Russian Peoples Point of View
Public opinion polls reveal how Russians feel among other people of the world, and where is Russias position in the world, compared to other countries.
Science Increases Oil Production Efficiency
Oil under the ground is often contained in so-called collectors layers of porous rocks. In order to reach black oil engineers drill wells, to which oil travels from surrounding rocks through highly porous and permeable rocks and later gets extracted. During drilling of wells or after a long-term well operation pores of oil-bearing rocks get clogged and large amount of oil is left inside the Earth forever. Such clogging is also known as wall cake or filter cake.
Neutrons against Cancer
Bombarding a tumor with a neutron beam is a promising technique of radiation therapy. However, this kind of therapy is not widely used, because it needs large-scale neutron accelerators, requiring separate buildings.
Semiconductors from Alcohol Only in Russia
Russian researchers have developed a simple technique for raw material preparation in order to produce electrically conducting polymers. These polymers are an essential part of flexible displays, another technological breakthrough.
Healing Bones Now Faster
Russian researchers have suggested a new technique for accelerating healing of damaged and broken bones. The magic substance, used for this purpose, is called fibrin.
Nanoparticles Fight Cancer Cells
Nanostructured silicon surfaces and silicon nanoparticles were shown to inhibit division of stem cells and cancer cells, and nanoparticles, enforced with ultrasonic sound, kill these cells, Russian physicists and medics say.
Scorpion Toxins to Fight Harmful Insects
Russian researchers study scorpion toxins, able to selectively bind with sodium channels. These studies will help acquire new information about how ion channels toxin targets work.
Russias Space Ambitions
After the International space station stops its activities, Russian researchers suggest using it as a basis for a high-latitude orbital space station.
Mars Landing Simulation Practice Started
Participants of a famous simulation of manned mission to Mars, called Mars-500, are now at most interesting stage of the project VIRTU technology guides six volunteers, isolated from any external influence possible, through a process of a future landing on the Red planet.
New Parkinson Disease Therapy Tested
Parkinson disease is a cross, born by about 3.7 million people about 7% of those, older than 60 years. Common therapy for this disease is called levodopa (L-DOPA or L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine), which is known to increase dopamine concentrations. However, levodopa has lots of side effects and cannot be used as a drug for long periods of time. That is why a search for new therapy for the Parkinson disease is a burning issue for the mankind.
Advances in Making Perfect Gas Sensors
Researchers from Russia and China have discovered that adding small amounts of zirconium in tin oxide films changed electrophysical and gas-sensing properties of these films. For instance, tin oxide films become much more sensitive to vapours of ethanol and acetone at temperatures 100 degrees less, than without zirconium.
Antineutrino to be Measured
A new neutrino detector is built within an international Chooz-2 project by Russian and French researchers. New detector will help observe antineutrino from nuclear reactors of the Chooz nuclear power plant, Ardennes, France. Studying fundamental properties of neutrino is important for particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology.
Protozoa Help Fight Mosquitoes
A common means of fighting mosquitoes nowadays is using toxic bacterial proteins. However, these biological substances do not live long after being introduced in the environment; moreover, mosquitoes tend to become resistant to them quite quickly. Russian geneticists and medics united their efforts in solving this problem and suggested encapsulating toxic proteins of Brevibacillus laterosporus in protozoa before treating mosquitoes.
Reconstruction: How Neanderthal People Hunted
Russian anthropologists and biotechnologists have studied peculiar features of Neanderthal skeletons, which differed from skeletons of modern human beings, and reconstructed walk patterns and hunting strategies of ancient humans.
Making Solar Batteries More Effective
Solar energy is a very important part of modern alternative power engineering. New battery types tend to appear regularly and quickly become popular. Researchers work on making solar batteries more efficient making their efficiency coefficient increase from existing 20 per cent up to 30 per cent. Russian scientists used a different approach their batteries, made of multicrystalline silicon, have common efficiency coefficient, but they are much more cheap than analogues.
Electron Accelerator to Help Producing Nanopowder
Russian physicists developed a new technique for making nanopowders with particles of a certain diameter a property, which lack all other technologies of nanopowder production. High-energy electron flow knocks nickel atoms out of a sample, these atoms then deposit on a substrate that is the way nanoparticles form.
Sounds to Help Control Burning
Gas detonation is known to be a good means to get significant amount of energy during a very short period of time. However, detonation combustion is extremely difficult to control, and this fact limits perspectives of this technique as an industrial technology. A group of Russian scientists has a solution for this problem researchers suggest treating gaseous mixtures, in which detonation combustion takes place, with acoustic fields.
Will Earth Bacteria Infect Mars?
An experiment on delivering bacteria from the Earth to Mars and back aboard Russian Phobos-Grunt interplanetary station may cause irreversible changes in Marian ecosystem, an Italian researcher worries. However, Russian scientists assure Barry DiGregorio, a member of ICAMSR (International Committee Against Mars Sample Return), that bacteria from Earth would never get to Mars or Phobos.
Industrial Breakthrough in Ufa
Last week Russian engineers have opened a plant of high-accuracy machines, working by means of electrochemical machining with vibrations, in the Russian city of Ufa.
LHC: No Black Holes Detected
Physicists, Russian scientists among them, who work on Large Hadron Colliders CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) detector, claim that their search for tiny black holes, which, according to some existing theories, could have appeared in proton collisions in this accelerator, was ineffective no traces of such black holes have been detected.
Is Your Medication Fake?
Russian physicists suggest a technique for quick and accurate comparison of any medication with is chemical etalon.
Is It Windy on Venus?
Russian physicists suggest using a heterodyne infra-red range spectrometer for measuring speed and direction of winds on other planets.
New Technique for Radioactive Waste Disposal
Russian scientists have developed a new technique for disposing of radioactive wastes, which turns them into chemical compounds similar to natural minerals and friendly for an environment.
Converting and Storing Sunlight a Russian Solution
Russian physicists have developed a unique device a photoelectrochemical supercapacitor condenser, able to directly convert sunlight energy into electricity and accumulate it with high density in double electrical layer of electrodes, made of various nanomaterials. New device can be an element of autonomous solar electric generating stations, or illumination systems, being a cheap alternative to foreign solutions.
Hydrogen from Bacteria New Source of Fuel
Russian researchers revealed that Rhodobacter sphaeroides bacteria can be a source of molecular hydrogen, an ecologically friendly fuel. Scientists studied various strains of the mentioned microorganism and demonstrated that hydrogen emission rate depended on pigmentation of cells. Less pigmented strains can be a promising source of molecular hydrogen.
No More Biopsy for Diagnostics of Liver Diseases
Hepatic (liver) fibrosis is a devastating disease, which requires a not very pleasant procedure of biopsy to be detected. However, Russian medics developed a technique, which allows skipping this painful diagnostic method and estimating the level of liver fibrosis on the basis of biochemical measurements.
Grab Antimatter and Hold it
A group of scientists from CERN, including Russian physicists, has developed an effective technique for synthesizing and trapping antimatter particles for a relatively long time. Antimatter particles were atoms of antihydrogen, consisting of antiprotons and positrons instead of protons and electrons, an article in Nature reveals.
Manganese Tells about Your Blood Vessels Health
Russian researchers advanced significantly in understanding the nature of atherosclerosis by studying how blood vessel disruption depended on various metal content in vessel walls. Experiments of chemical composition of atherosclerotic plaques revealed that zinc, previously considered to have great protective effect, was much less important than manganese.
Clinical Trials of Insulin in Russia are Probably Fake
Former top manager of MannKind, an American biotechnological company, sues his employers for falsifying results of clinical trials of their anti-diabetes drug in Russia. Diabetes is a group of metabolic problems, due to which human body doesn't produce enough insulin to control blood sugar (Type I), or organism's cells do not adequately react to insulin produced (Type II).
Biotechnology for Life
Vladimir Skulachev, famous Russian biotechnologist, who studies effects of mitochondrial antioxidants on various health problems, including aging, believes that treating agents for eyes disorders, based upon Skulachev ions, as mitochondrial antioxidants are also called, can appear in pharmacies by the end of 2011.As for aging cure-all, these drugs will be available for sale within nearest 5 years.
One Step Closer to Quantum Computers
Among other important tasks of quantum photonics there is a problem of building an interface between atoms and light photons. Joint think-tank of physicists from Russia and United States studies how single photons interact with quantum objects and has already built a prototype device for transferring information from an atom to a photon. The device is an integrated chip in an artificial atom with a fibre port. The simplest application of future device is a memory cell, as for more complicated things, this device can become a single-photon transistor, working on the level of individual quanta, for building complex logic systems.
Drugs Can Promote Memory Loss
Researchers pay more and more attention to processes of memory storage and recall. Scientists already know several proteins, which play a key role in memorization processes, and many experimental works were aimed at finding properties of these proteins. A new study of Russian physiologists is dedicated to memory loss, induced in snails and rats by means of blocking a NMDA-receptor.
Oil and Gas Can Have Abiogenic Origin
Common point of view says that deposits of petroleum and natural gas, which are hydrocarbons, formed as a result of decomposition of organic matter of ancient living organisms. However, the theory of abiogenic petroleum origin tends to become more and more popular among researchers these days. An argument between followers of either classic or alternative theories of hydrocarbon origin can soon be solved thanks to a research, performed by Russian geologists and mineralogists, who developed a technique for identifying a source of carbon, which is a part of natural gas.
New Techniques of Secure Data Encryption Developed
Russian physicists used multiple-valued logic and fuzzy logic for developing a number of techniques for secure communicative functions in robotic teams. New mathematics algorithms are essential for development of a new generation of intelligence control systems, which would be able not only to make their own decisions, but also learn and safely transfer their knowledge to other robots of their team.
Is Your Milk Safe to Drink?
Russian biologists have developed testing systems for quick measuring antibiotic concentration in various milk products. New testing systems, based upon immuno-assay technologies, are highly sensitive and specific.
Diamonds Dismissed Nobel-Prize Winning Graphene Enters
Two days ago Sochi-born Andre Geim and his fellow researcher Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene". What is so revolutionary about the work of two former Russian physicists?
Chitosan New Material for Medicine
Russian researchers from created a new nonwoven fiber material from chitosan, a natural polymer, found in shells of marine arthropods and some insects. Scientists, who work in Karpov Research and Development Institute of Physics and Chemistry, believe that good absorbing properties of a new material promise a good future for it in medicine.
Table Therapy Makes Healthier
Engineers and scientists from St. Petersburg have mobilized power of Earths gravitation force in a so-called mechanurgy table, which is believed to prevent and cure various illnesses.
Spectrometer to Help Preserve Ozone Layer
Russian physicists used their enormous experience in monitoring atmospheric ozone within millimeter wave range and developed a radio spectrometer for measuring vertical distribution of ozone degrading molecules of chlorine oxide in atmosphere of our planet. Simultaneous measurements of ozone and chlorine oxide help correctly estimating how chlorine oxide affects depletion of ozone layer during cold time of a year.
New Technique for Delivering Genes into Embryos Developed
Biologists and geneticists know that a very convenient way to study functions of certain mammal genes, including their role in developmental disorders, is by means of introduction of these genes into embryos of laboratory animals.
New Nanoparticles for Nanolasers
Russian physicists from luminescence department of Lebedev Institute of Physics created three-component hybrid nanoparticles, which can be used for building nanolasers.
What Do Some Rodents Need Hair in Their Mouth For?
Russian biologists now face a new astonishing challenge they discovered that some species of rodents had hair in their mouth. The research project is conducted by Koltsov Institute of Developmental Biology and Severtsov Institute of Evolution and Ecology Problems, both institutions belonging to Russian academy of sciences.
How Artificial Reefs Can be Useful?
Russian scientists claim that artificial reefs are extremely popular with marine inhabitants. Researchers from the Institute of Marine Biology (Far East branch of Russian academy of sciences) say that if Russian coastal shallow waters were filled with such reefs, catches of various commercial species of fish, invertebrates and algae will grow significantly.
How RNA Molecules Move, While Synthesizing Protein
An international think-tank, which consisted of scientist from Russian and Germany, used a technique of cryoelectron microscopy for taking images of a ribosome, a cell protein-making plant, during its work. Scientists followed a trajectory of RNA molecules inside a ribosome and reported results of their work in Nature magazine.
Laser Microsurgery for Treating Eye Tumors Developed
Cooperation of Russian physicists and ophthalmologists resulted in a technology of femtosecond laser microsurgery of subsurface eye tumors, for instance, tumors of sclera eye protein coat.
Mars-500 Chronicles: One Month of Total Isolation
It has been 30 days already, since participants of the Mars-500 project were locked in special flight-imitating facilities. There are only 490 days of Martian mission simulation left.
Aluminum to Solve Problems with Energy
Using aluminum can solve major problems of traditional and hydrogen power engineering, and these are not mere words according to Russian scientists.
Observing Nanoparticles in an Organism Now Easier
Today various nano-substances, created for medical purposes, attract attention of many medics, biologists and physicists. Studies of magnetically controlled precise drug delivery by means of magnetic nanoparticles are of specific interest to scientific and medical community.
Why don't People Fall, when their Arms Swing?
When a standing person moves, any kind of motion changes body configuration, and centre of bodys mass shifts. In order to prevent a moving person from falling, a huge coordinated work of muscles, responsible for motion, and postural muscles, helping keep upright body position, is carried out. Russian scientists from the Institute of Information Processing (Russian Academy of Sciences) decided to find out how mentioned coordination was conducted
Evolution of Proteins Goes On
Evolution of protein molecules seems to continue 3.5 billion years after it had begun. It runs on a very slow pace, but even extremely ancient proteins of different species, which come from one common ancestor, keep changing.
Alien Cells Can Change You
Russian researchers showed that behavior of laboratory mice changed after transplantation of spleen cells from another mouse.
How Space Bodies Collide with Earth: Possible Scenarios
Russian mathematicians and physicists calculated consequences of possible collisions of natural cosmic bodied with our planets atmosphere and surface, and worked out a collision classification
Unique Detector for Explosives Created
Russian physicists from the Institute of Physics in cooperation with several other research institutions have built a unique device a photonuclear detector of hidden explosive substances. The device can detect explosives in luggage of air passengers and various closed containers, as well as serve as a portable detect for demining activities.
Solar Patrol to Fight Corrosion
Russian space physicists from Vavilov State Institute of Optics developed an unusual technology for fighting corrosion of oil and gas pipelines.
New Materials for Aircraft Engines Created
Russian researchers from the Institute of Metals Superplacticity Problems (Russian academy of sciences) developed a new technology for creating 3D and flat sheet materials with homogeneous nanostructure.
Transgenic Plants Grow in Moscow Region
Russian biologists use the town of Pushchino, located in the Moscow region, as a field for growing genetically modified plants: wheat, flowers and fruit trees.
Plasma Shell of Supersonic Aircrafts Can Be Real
Russian physicists have studied structure of impact waves in non-equilibrium environment. Among other applications, these studies can help lower negative effects of impact waves on supersonic flying vehicles. Impact waves usually form around bodies of iron birds, when they travel in the atmosphere.
Large Hadron Collider to Be Modernized
Russian scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics, located in the city of Novosibirsk, build a new facility, which will enhance LHCs performance 100 times.
Giamatrix New Artificial Skin
Giamatrix, an innovative bioplastic material, covers injuries or severe burns and cures them, while dissolving. Russian researcher Ramil Rakhmatullin from Orenburg State University invented a new material, based upon polymerized hyaluronic acid, which allows patients to avoid painful dressings. The scientist dreams of growing parts of human organs to replace damaged ones.
New Electroluminescent Light Sources to Appear
Russian physicists developed a technique for creating new planar metal-organic structures, which can serve as a basis for producing submicron electroluminescent light sources with adjustable emission spectrum.
Diamond Mixed with Graphite
Russian physicists developed a technique for making thin graphitized layers inside a diamond. These layers, combined with technology of diamond photolithography, open wide perspectives of using diamond-graphite structures in electronics and optical electronics.
Heart of Tiny Atomic Clock Starts Beating
Russian physicists from the Institute of Physics (Russian academy of sciences) work on a compact atomic clock of a new generation, and they have already created clocks heart a small quantum discriminator, which would allow new clock to be as accurate as one millionth part of a second per 24 hours.
Morning Star Loses Its Mysterious Cover
A Russian scientist compiled first full geological map of the Morning Star, which will help finding answers to many questions about planets and Solar systems evolution and history, as well as about possible future of our own planet.
Very Light Aircraft Almost Like a Feather
A Russian engineer has built a very light aircraft with unique properties, which can be used as a basis for building purpose-made aircrafts with specified characteristics.
Gap in the Mendeleyev Table Filled
Russian scientists form Joint Institute of Nuclear Research (JINR) and their American colleagues have reported about first successful synthesis of 117th element of the Mendeleyev periodic table.
New Wound-Healing Substance Created
Russian scientists from the Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics (Russian academy of sciences) currently work on a new type of healing substances, based upon copper nanoparticles. The innovation has already got a patent in Russian Federation.
Something about Sleep
Every night, when people fall asleep and dream, their brains switch off the ability to control their bodies, paralyzing every muscle, Russian somnologists say.
Smoother Plexiglas Developed
Russian physicists developed and tested a technique for making polymethylmethacrylate (known under trade name Plexiglas) surfaces smoother in nanometer and subnanometer range. The technique involves exposure to vacuum ultraviolet radiation with wavelength of about 124 nanometers.
127 Meters of Evolution
State Darwin Museum, located in Moscow, prepared a new interactive exhibition, which invites everyone to follow all steps of evolution.
New Plant Tranquilizers Developed
Russian scientists from the city of Tomsk currently work on an original nootropic tranquilizer, made from Atragene speciosa Weinm, a rare perennial vine. Main difference of this plant-based preparation from similar synthetic drugs is total lack of side effects.
Luminescent Microbes to Indicate Toxicity
Russian researchers suggest using genetically modified coliform bacteria Escherichia coli with integrated gene from luminescent marine bacteria for as a simple test system for preliminary assessment of nanomaterials toxicity.
Fighting Cancer What Russian Science Suggests
Russian authorities decided to fund production of several anti-cancer nano-agents with precise delivery of active component to a malignant growth. The results of this programme would be effective and affordable anticancer treatment with precise delivery in the form of liposomes, immunoliposomes and monoclonal antibodies.
Peptides Fight Cancer and Ageing
Biologically active peptides or peptide bio-regulators are known to reduce development frequency of some tumors and to increase average life expectancy. Russian scientists from carcinogenesis and onco-gerontology of the Research Institute of Oncology have studied effects of peptide bio-regulating molecules for 35 years and finally decided to share their results with the public.
Artificial Skin to Treat Severe Burns
Extensive burns are a very difficult thing to cure the larger is damaged area, the harder it is to cover the wound. However, Russian medics recently saved two people, 98% of whose skin was burnt.
Laser Welding for Restoring Masterpieces
Painters from the Hermitage, world-famous museum of St. Petersburg, developed a new technology for restoration of art works, which were made of metal. The technology is based upon a recently developed compact laser, which became a reliable instrument in restorers hands.
Physics and Mathematics to Help Fighting Tumors
Russian physicists developed a physical and mathematical model of a malignant tumor, which can help telling whether anti-tumor therapy would be effective or not and predicting behavior of cancer cells.
Detector for Toxic Substances Developed
Cooperation of several research institutes of Russian Academy of Sciences resulted in creation of a new high-precision sensor for detecting substances, hazardous and toxic for DNA.
Why Grass at Sakhalin is Giant?
Russian scientists now have an explanation for an interesting natural mystery why ordinary grass plants become giant, when they grow at the Russian Far East.
Hen Eggs Can Carry Human Proteins
Russian scientists have recently developed brand new system for biotechnological production of pharmaceutical proteins. The protein, which name is lactoferrin, has a well-known mighty antioxidant effect and protects organisms of human babies, which immune system is not yet fully formed, from various diseases.
Bee Hives as Thermostats
Large crowds of bees are able to regulate their temperature, which allows them to survive either during sever frosts (-20 degrees Centigrade), or during exhausting heat (+35 degrees Centigrade), Russian scientists found out.
Solar Wind Removed Water from Venus
Solar wind removed a significant amount of water from Venuss atmosphere this is what data from automatic interplanetary station Venus-Express revealed to astronomers. The probe also shed light on characteristic patterns of winds in the atmosphere of the brightest planet on our night sky.
Earths Crust Is Shrinking
Researchers from all over the world are still unable to tell whether our planet shrinks, expands or somehow pulses. What prevents them from making the final decision is the lack of objective data about Earths radius changes. However, Russian geologist from Russian Kant State University managed to use most recent data and concluded that Earth should be shrinking.
Plastic, at the Same Time Rubber
Russian chemists created polymer materials with a unique property their rigidity or elasticity modulus gradually changes in given direction in such a way, that one side of material is a solid plastic and the other soft rubber.
Branched Peptides Instead of Antibiotics
Microorganisms, bacteria in particular, which show resistance to all antibiotics, even the newest ones, can be defeated with a natural substance, existing for millions of years on our planet.
Yeasts Will Save From Rabies
Experts consider rabies to be almost irremediable, killing up to 50 000 people every year. Unfortunately, Russia is not an exception. Russian scientists from Research Centre of Molecular Diagnostics and Treatment started development of first domestic rabies treatment.
Saliva and Dental Calculus to Make Diagnostics Easier
Scientists from Omsk State University perform interesting experiments - they grow dental calculus in vitro. The aim of the experiment is learning how saliva affects structure and chemical composition of dental calculus, and this knowledge can help linking properties of saliva and dental calculus with human health.
Most Important Inventions of the XX century Russian Version
All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre (VCIOM) published data on what inventions, made in the 20th century, Russian people considered to be most important, and what discoveries our fellow nationals were waiting for in the 21st century.
Olfaction and Alzheimer's Disease Are Connected
Alzheimer's disease, the plague of human civilization, appears to have strong connection with sense of smell. Russian scientists found out that parosmia or olfaction disorder can be the first sign of this terminal disease.
What is Ball Lightning Made of?
Russian scientists suggested a principally new cluster model of a lightning ball a plasma crystal, formed by water kvatarons. This hypothesis gives explanations to the majority of observed properties of ball lightnings, especially their great destructive power.
Dark Side of GM Plants
Over 125 million hectares in the world are currently under transgenic or genetically modified plants, and about one-fifth (21-23%) of these plants are resistant to pests. Recent research showed that plants, producing bacterial toxins, which kill pests, might have negative effect on our environment.
Checking Pipelines Without Excavators
Russian researchers, who deal with diagnostics of heat and power objects, developed a technique for remote noncontact monitoring of municipal underground heat pipelines. The innovative technique detects corrosion in metal pipes, which is the main reason for their high breakdown rate, and helps finding defect locations without starting excavation works.
Whats that Smell?
Russian biophysicists and economists found out, which components form smell of porcini (Boletus edulis) and oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus). Scientists advise how to cook these mushrooms to preserve their delicious aroma.
New Point of View on Bermuda Triangle
Researchers from the Russian city of Tumen suggest a new hypothesis of the Bermuda Triangle mystery. Scientists link the famous effect with accumulation of gas hydrates in Atlantic waters.
How Multicellular Organisms Appeared?
How multicellular organisms came into the world, happily inhabited by unicellular organisms? Perhaps the explanation is self-organization of individual cells into multicellular agglomerations, Russian biologist believes.
Atoms Through a Microscope
Russian engineers from the town of Dolgoprudny (Moscow Region) currently work on a new measuring device with subatomic resolution protonic nano-introscope. This device is expected to expand existing methods of electron and probe microscopy, as well as unveil new horizons for studying structures with atomic and subatomic dimensions.
How Lightnings Form
Russian physicists found that lightnings giant electric discharges in atmosphere appear due to flows of charged particles (so-called cosmic rays) from space, and are accompanied with gamma ray bursts
Stem Cells to Restore Brain Activity
Russian neurologists work on a new technique for treating neurological disturbances by means of mesenchymal stromal cells, extracted from human adipose tissues
Young Scientists for Russia
Students of Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) recently presented some of their scientific projects, and, honestly speaking, their innovations heat the imagination of not only ordinary people.
Scientists Fight Hyperammonemia
Biologists from Russian town of Puschino developed a new technique for fighting hyperammonemia. This disease starts, when patients blood contains too much free ammonium ions that may lead to encephalopathy and death.
Russian Priorities in Space
According to RosCosmos, Russia has four main priorities in space. Here are a few words about each of them.
Genetic Consequences of Cell Therapy
Safety of cell therapy is very important for medicine, and researchers from Russia faced a great challenge they decided to find out whether stem cells, a common tool of genetic engineering and basics of cell therapy, were genetically stable.
Cure-All or Kill-Them-All?
Nanoparticles can get into various types of cells and accumulate there; they travel along blood and lymphatic vessels and cause oxidative stress and inflammation. Nanoparticles can cause death of laboratory animals. Russian scientists discussed how prevent possible cure-all from becoming an invisible killer
New Way of Treating AIDS: View of Russian Scientists
Russian scientists say that successful recovery from AIDS, about which German scientists recently reported, requires years of testing. Even if the patient in fact got rid of AIDS, 10-15 years would pass before the technology would be introduced into clinical practice.
Improved Scanning Microscopes for Nanotechnologies
Scanning probe microscopy approved itself the most effective technology for studying objects of nano-size and properties of surfaces with super-resolution. Today the field of nanotechnology generates tasks, which become more and more complicated, and that is why new requirements to involved hardware appear.
Energy from Wastes
Organic wastes can become a great energy source, renewable and ecologically friendly, Russian scientists say
Why Did Mammoths Die?
Russian scientists say that mammoths died due to geological and ecological changes, not to hordes of hunters, who killed them for food. Said changes caused severe bone diseases the hypothesis was confirmed, when researchers examined bones from mammoth cemeteries, areas with fossilized bones of ancient giants.
Andrey Kolmogorov - Numbers Rule the World
Andrey Kolmogorov was the Soviet king of mathematics - he reigned everything, which had numbers in it.
Particle, Particle in Space, Tell me About Earthquakes
The crew of the International space station finishes preparations for Vsplesk (Burst) experiment, results of which are expected to help in developing methods for real-time forecasting of earthquakes.
Emil Lenz - One Science is not Enough
Emil Lenz was among those geniuses, whose playground lied in several scientific fields. What we would have done without Lenz's law, I wonder?
Beware of Icicles
In summer not only sledge should be prepared for winter, but also roofs, which in Russia and other northern countries will definitely be covered with tons of snow and icicles. What shall we do to save our lives from icy threat?
Live at Full Charge
Russian researchers created a unique charger for mobile phones and laptops. The world is flooded with various power sources, and no one even thought about changing anything. That is why the idea of Russian scientists was so astonishing for many experts and professionals in power engineering.
Russian Middle Class Sociologists View
Russian sociologists finally understood what was Russian middle class and how it changed during last 15 years.
Microexplosions Result in Nanodiamonds
Despite the sharp interest to nanodiamonds and rapid development of this industrial branch, Russian scientists still remain trendsetters in growing tiny diamonds, but it is getting harder every day.
Hair and Feathers Are They Relatives?
How did hair and feathers appear? Many scientists desperately seek answer to this question, and Russian biologists from Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution seem to find it.
How to Make Nanoporous Carbon
Russian scientists develop an effective technique for making nanoporous carbon materials with predetermined properties and shape. Such materials have a variety of applications: from sorbent for water purification to supercondenser elements and catalyst carriers.
Petawatt Laser Is Coming
Russian physicists developed a laser unit, which entered top 5 most powerful lasers of the world.
No Acid in Your Eyes
Siberian scientists know how to protect eyes from chemical burns they developed contact lenses, which turn dangerous liquids (like acids and alkalies) into safe ones (like water) seems that magic is involved.
Sex? No thanks
Russian scientists, currently employed in Harvard University and Josephine Bay Paul Centre in comparative molecular biology and evolution, made a fantastic discovery.
Wheres Water on Mars?
Scientific equipment of the Mars-Express orbiter allowed detailed studies of water cycle on the Red planet.
Yakov Zeldovich - Black Holes and Distant Galaxies
Zeldovich Yakov Borisovich, famous Soviet physicist and astrophysicist, made an enormous contribution to explanation of the surrounding world.
How Many Microbes are in the Air?
Scientists from Russian state science and research institute of biological instrumentation developed a device, which measures real-time concentration of biological aerosols in air. This device promises to be helpful in case of huge technogenic accidents or (God forfend!) terrorist attacks.
Advances in Space Technologies
Recent conference Technological development of space industry allowed leading Russian experts in this field to discuss burning issues of rocket-and-space industry of our country.
Mstislav Keldysh Grey Matter is what Matters
Mstislav Keldysh is a world famous mathematician and physicist of Russian origin, father of space flights.
Filter Your Kerosene
Russian scientists developed and patented a very effective and convenient filter. This filter purifies various types of petroleum products, solvents and oils from dirt particles and water drops.
Nikolai Kibalchich - Science for Terrorism
Kibalchich Nikolai Ivanovich, a famous Russian inventor and father of first Russian jet engine and flying vehicle and a revolutionary, did his best to make the world better.
Yuri Lisyansky Round the World in Three Years
Yuri Lisyansky, world-famous Russian voyager, was the first three times in his life: he was the first Russian to complete round-the-world sea voyage; he discovered an island in the Pacific and found the way from Russian America to Kronstadt
Ivan Kulibin - Bursting with Inventions
Ivan Petrovich Kulibin is a famous Russian self-taught engineer and inventor, whose name became common for all technically gifted persons.
Electronic Nose for Healthy Lifestyle
Scientists from Russian city of Voronezh have developed so-called electronic nose a device, which can distinguish natural ingredients (fruits and berries) from artificial flavours in dairy products by smell.
Fungal Extracts to Purify Water
Russian scientists develop effective sorbing agents on the basis of fungal chitin.
Welcome, Time Travelers!
Excited physicists are expecting first time travelers to appear on the Earth this year.
Leonard Eulers Scientific Heritage
Total of Eulers works boggles imagination over 800 published works amount to 30 000 printed pages and consist of 600 articles for Saint-Petersburgs Academy of Sciences, 130 articles published in Berlin, 30 articles for various European journals, 15 memoir volumes and 40 other books all this will come off the press as 72 volumes of Eulers scientific heritage (Opera omnia).
Transgenic Goats to Serve Mankind
Russian and Belarusian scientists have finished a programme, resulting in two transgenic goats, each cell of which carries lactoferrin-coding gene (lactoferrin is a human milk protein). Several years separate scientific think-tank from a horde of transgenic goats, which milk would be a base for biologically safe and highly effective pharmaceuticals of new generation.
Leonard Euler - Ancestor of Russian Mathematics
Leonard Euler is a genial Swiss-born mathematician and founder of Russian school of mathematics. Tireless scientist writes about 30 000 pages, touching nearly every natural science.
Opals Made of Sand
Russian scientists suggest a unique technology for making high-quality synthetic opals. As 3D structures these opals can make our women ever more beautiful, and as films are perfect as base for photonic crystals. Synthetic opal matrixes have pre-determined nanostructure, being ideal materials for optoelectronics, magnetic recording systems and other fields of science and technology.
Pavel Yablochkov - Let it be Light!
Pavel Yablochkov, Russian electric engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, is the giant on whose "arcing" shoulders stands Thomas Edison with his incandescent lamps.
Bird Flu Pandemics to Be or Not to Be?
Many experts have no doubt bird flu pandemics definitely would happen in future. That is why additional research is necessary to understand mechanisms of bird viruses infecting human beings and risks of pandemics.
Nanobioelectronics: Prospects of New Science
Nanobioelectronics is a new, rapidly developing discipline, combining achievements of nanoelectronics and molecular biology. Integration of nanoelectronic devices and such complex biological structures as cells throws a bridge between biotechnology and nanobioelectronics.
In Vitro Fertilization Pros and Cons
More and more in vitro children appear every year in developed countries such children share about 1-3% of all newborns. Are assisted reproductive technologies (ART) safe?
Trofim Lysenko Genes dont Exist
Trofim Denisovich Lysenko is a well-known Russian scientist, biologist and agronomist, academician of Russian Academy of Sciences and winner of numerous national prizes, who nearly killed genetics
Easy Detection of Element Traces
Russian scientists are working on a small, though very effective, portable gas analyzer. This device works similarly to a well-trained dogs nose, but with a very important distinction in addition to detection of hazardous substances in the air, the device will determine their amount and chemical structure.
Life Threat is not in Vodka!
Russian scientists in cooperation with their English and German colleagues have studied effect of alcoholism on life interval of adult men of Russian city of Izhevsk and came to an interesting conclusion.
Nikolay Vavilov - Plants, Genes and Betrayal
Nikolay Ivanovich Vavilov, world famous Russian botanist, plant-breeder, geneticist, geographer and science organizer, is killed for bringing knowledge to mankind
Surprising Soya Sweets
Genetically modified organisms (GMO) make trouble between scientists.
Heat Pipes for Giant Slalom
Russian think-tank has developed a technology for preserving snow cover on race and mountain skiing tracks, even when air temperature exceeds ice melting point. Their technical solution, based upon inclined heat pipes of special design, is called refrigeration system.
Whales versus Oil Production
Russian engineering and technology company ScanEx has launched a project on space monitoring of seawaters near the Sakhalin Island, where oil is produced and grey whales unfortunately dwell, being an endangered species.
Nano-Satellites Future of the Future
Third millennium has started not very long ago and brought us a new stage of development of tiny space vehicles micro- and nano-satellites. Small space crafts are already widely used for Earth remote sensing, ecological monitoring, earthquake predicting and studies of ionosphere.
Nearest Future of Russian Power Engineering
Eminent Russian scientists tend to think that future of Russian power engineering lies in building thousands small heat and power plants with modern gas-turbine units, which allow rapid increase of power production and saving gas.
New Horizons of Storing Hydrogen
What is the best way to store hydrogen this question still bothers minds of those scientists, who deal with hydrogen as one of alternative energy sources. Scientists from Saint Petersburg have tested various substances for their ability to absorb hydrogen, however, best result was detected for a composite material, consisting of fulleren-containing soot and magnesium hydride.
Mercury's Core Is Liquid
Mercury is a difficult object for any kind of observations, since it can be seen only near horizon - either at dawn (in autumn), or at dusk (in spring). That is why this planet remains one of the most poorly studied objects of the Solar system
Have a Cocktail Without Harming Your Health
On the one hand, alcohol-containing drinks damage cardio-vascular system, but on the other a glass of red wine is ambrosia for heart. Should people drink alcohol, or not, and what to do when so many tasty drinks surround you?
Mysteries of the Antarctica Solved Soon
Many mysteries of the Antarctic continent have been already solved, but even more of them are waiting for an answer to be found. For example, scientists still fail to calculate balance of the Antarctic ice sheet, i.e. its annual snow income and iceberg and melting losses.
Oleg Losev Pioneer of Optoelectronics
The majority of encyclopedic sources state the year, when conventional light-emitting diodes first appeared, to be 1962, soon after diode laser has been invented. However, light-emitting diodes have appeared much earlier, as a result of the research of Soviet inventor, physicist Oleg Vladimirovich Losev
How to Predict Tornadoes?
Scientists from Russian HydroMetCentr (chief weather predicting institution in the country) tell what they do to develop technique for predicting these natural disasters, which doesnt exist yet.
Evil Creatures Threaten Invertebrates
Invertebrates, inhabiting Russian north-eastern seas, are in real danger the situation reminds of a standard Hollywood thriller. However, human beings are drama characters too, and they are even capable of changing the situation.
Mountains Keep Losing their Icy Covers
Russian geographers have found out how over three thousand glaciers of Caucasus, the Pamirs and Tien Shan mountain systems change.
Alexander Popov Knitting Communication Web
Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist and electrical engineer, is famous for his invention of wireless electrical communication.
Russian Aeronautics Centre Happy 60th Anniversary
The Russian Centre of Aeronautical Science and Technology in Zhukovsky, a Moscow satellite town, is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary on Friday.
Any Antioxidants Inside?
Highly effective and portable development of Russian scientists helps to measure antioxidant activity of blood and other biological fluids or drinks, tea, juice or wine, for example, and bioactive additions.
PCR Versus Tuberculosis
Research fellows from Phthisiopulmonology science-and-research institute of Moscow Sechenov Medical Academy and Syntol research and development company have performed monitoring of medical resistance to tuberculosis in 25 Russian regions using real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction) technology.
Oil Production: Temperance and Abstention
Research fellows from Moscow Gubkin State Academy of Oil and Gas claim oil production should be temperate, and they have substantial reasons to say so since they suggest a geodynamic concept of continuous formation of hydrocarbon materials.
Freon Free Refrigerator to Store your Food
Russian scientists have come out with a semiconducting material with thermal conductivity two times lower than any known analogue has. The material is a successful intermediate on the way to thermoelectric refrigeration, in other words, to safe noiseless refrigerators, which require no cooling agents.
Sing a Song to Start New Species
Entomologists from Russia and Germany have crossbred two closely related species of grasshoppers and received hybrids, whose songs are much more complicated and diverse than songs of both parent species.
Ancient People Scientists Step Further
Russian archeologists together with their colleagues from the USA, Great Britain and Italy claim that the age of Eastern Europes most ancient human settlements (complex of sites is named Kostenki and is located on the shores of River Don) is 42-45 thousand years.
Good Fence for Future Mammoth Steppes
Twenty kilometers this is the length of the fence surrounding Pleistocene Park located in the north of Yakutia part of Russian Federation.
Sergey Korolev - Universe Beating in his Heart
Bearing the Title of Hero of Socialist Labour, being the winner of the Lenin Prize (one of the highest awards in the USSR) and the academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sergey Pavlovich Korolev is a creator of Russian strategic missile weapons of medium and intercontinental range and founder of applied space exploration.
Metamorphoses of Amphibia
It took primitive amphibians a long time to switch from aquatic to ground way of life. Evolution made these transformations concentrate on a short stage of individual development leading to appearance of a real metamorphosis. Thyroid hormones became the regulators of all transformations.
How Plants Get Older
Plants seem to have no common mechanism for getting older. Different plants grow old at various rates, as well as due to various reasons. Science also has examples of so-called non-ageing plants.
Let Bacteria Sleep
It seems unbelievable, but every third Earths dweller has latent form of tuberculosis. Scientists from the Russian Institute of Biochemistry have found a new approach to searching a solution to this very important problem.
Poisonous Breath of the Seas
About 17 million people dwell on the shores of Russian seas about 12 per cent of the population. Scientific research has revealed striking results all Russian seas are contaminated with pesticides chlororganic compounds for fighting pests: pollutants, considered to be most hazardous for human health.
The Kulikovo Field Mystery is Finally Solved
The Kulikovo field mystery the lack of burial grounds has generated many incredible hypotheses: starting with denial of the very fact of this historical battle.
Everyone Needs a Drop of Poison
The lack of even such toxic elements as nickel, cadmium and lead may cause dysfunctions. That is why some animals eat red toadstools they contain cadmium.
The 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics Should Have Been Russian
Russian think-tank was the first to discover thermal anisotropy of background radiation.
Euphoria of Space Research
The Institute of Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences has announced the beginning of the new space year.
Attention: Consciousness!
Now scientists are planning further studies of mysterious object called human consciousness.
Pushchino Science Centre Happy Anniversary!
Theres no doubt that Pushchino`s scientists will cope with all challenging tasks they have everything a researcher needs: modern working facilities, talent and good thinking potential.
The Moon to Warm Mankind
First stage of the Moons exploration building of a small station with several crewmembers is scheduled for 2020-2025.
120 Million Years of Chewing
Russian paleontologists have studied the upper molar tooth structure of the Kielantherium mammal and have made an interesting conclusion this animal was one of the first mammals, who learned to chew food.
Aboard or over the Board?
Igor Melikhov, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and professor of Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State University, comments on Russias nanotechnology state-of-the-art.
Fast Particles a Mirror of Tunguska Mystery
Recent studies of the Tunguska cosmic body gave new evidence of the mysterious body having been a comet.
Vladimir Skulachev
One of the leading Russian biologists reveals some of his thoughts about current state of Russian biotechnology.
Fight over Poincare Hypothesis
Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman has made a breakthrough, he suggested several new ideas together with developing and accomplishing the method, suggested by Richard Hamilton in the eighties of the last century.
New Livelong Information Carriers from Russia
Production of new generation information carriers has been launched in Saint Petersburg. The know-how holders claim their invention will be able to protect authors from illegal copying of their creations.
Mars-500 Project Calls for Volunteers
About fifty people volunteered to take part in the terrestrial experiment simulating manned flight to Mars, which is going to be held in Russia. Who knows, may be the dream of the whole mankind to take a walk on Earths neighbour will sometimes come true. At least, we will be another step closer for it.
Russian Medicine: State-of-the Art. Part Two
Scientists from Saint Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation (SPII) have developed an appliance for remote identification of an injured person in cases of emergency.
Russian Medicine: State-of-the-Art. Part One
Russian Academy of Sciences together with Moscow State University has suggested a programme for studying molecular-genetic nature of human identity.
Check Your Immunity
Russian scientists have developed a unique technology for organisms immunologic assessment, which allows finding out diseases, while they are literally in germ.
Natural and Acquired Behaviour: what Scientists Say
It turns out that many temper characteristics, emotional reactions, reactivity and some specific intellectual abilities have significant genetic component.
Laser-Based Drive for a Space Yacht
Design of a laser-based drive for a space yacht united physicists from Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Tokyo.
AIDS in Russia: what Scientists Think and what They Actually Do
Russia lacks national concept for fighting AIDS! The country should finally start to fight for its youth, shouldnt it?
Dust From Space Some Call it Miracle
Russian physicists devised an important experiment, which was carried out on the International Space station. For the first time a set of scientific procedures resulted in so-called dusty plasma.
X-Ray Milky Way Still Waits For Galileo To Come
Russian astrophysicists Mikhail Revnivtsev and Sergei Sazonov suggested new hypothesis, explaining origin of almost all kinds of x-ray radiation in our Galaxy.
Blood Glucose Level Can Be Measured Through Blood Pressure
Russian scientists have developed special device, which calculates blood glucose level according patient's blood pressure. This portable device has evident merits - it measures glycemia level noninvasively, i.e. without blood.
Human Beings and Apes Unite their Creativity
Painting has long ago become common in life of apes in captivity. It makes their life brighter. Scientists developed an original method of teaching drawing to orangutans.
Mammoths Mitochondrial Genome Deciphered
The report about an outstanding scientific achievement of Russian scientists is published in PloS Biology magazine: they have deciphered full sequence of mitochondrial DNA of the mammoth, who lived 30 000 years ago.
Bacillus Thuringiensis "Two-in-One"
Biological pest control tends to replace traditional chemicals. New products are based on viruses, fungi and bacteria. Various strains of Bacillus thuringiensis are most widely used anti-pest bacterial products.
Biochemists Predict Properties of Fusion Proteins
Recent biochemist considered chromatograph and electrophoresis unit to be his main facilities. But now computer replaces them. Bioinformatics professionals have developed special software for modeling biochemical processes and complex molecules behaviour.
Laser Makes Transplantation Easier
When alien organs or tissues are transplanted to a human organism (recipient), it usually rejects them as an immune response to transplantation - it is called rejection reaction. To prevent an organism from rejecting alien tissues, doctors prescribe patients large doses of chemical drugs. Are there any other ways to suppress the rejection?
Liver Turns to Bone Marrow
Blood cells are regenerating constantly. Great deal of them appears in bone marrow. Bone marrow cells' transplantation is the only way to fight some blood diseases. And this blood-producing organ can be grown in a donor organism.
Why We Read Everything We See
Scientists study human brain for a long time, trying to find regions, which are responsible for various actions an organism performs. This study area still has many secrets, and reading is one of them.
American Indians Moved There from Siberia
Scientists are still patiently searching for the homeland of Indians - America's native population.
Talking Ice
What language does ice speak? It turned out to be the language of its own electromagnetic radiation. If one learns to understand the ice "language", then he may predict the way large masses of ice and snow behave.
Earths Core Looks Like Honey
The hypothesis about state of matter under high-compression conditions, which is common for 99% of matter in the Universe, may shed light on numerous mysteries of astrophysics and planetology.
How to Starch Potatoes
Those days, when Europeans had cultivated potatoes for its unusual flowers, have passed long ago. Now people know that the bulb is the most important thing in potatoes. Plant breeders unite their efforts in order to make its bulb bigger and starchier.
Safe Wells in Glaciers
Glaciers cover one tenth of Earths landmass and carry the great bulk of Earths fresh water. The humanity has an enormous interest in glaciers, which in many ways depends on primary resource deterioration on our planet.
The Victory Tastes Sweet. Then What?
Human beings destroy each other in numerous wars; murder and violence are incurable even in most happy countries. Can we compare human aggression to animal aggression (of those who belong to the same species, because hunting for food is not aggressive but feeding behaviour)?
Flax Chromosome Structure Deciphered
Flax fabric was always expensive. Flax oil was precious too. Flax cultivation and processing is known for more than 4 thousand years. Plant breeders create more and more new flax species, tolerant to changing climate, with better fibre and more efficient.
Plant Pests Can Destroy Themselves
Nematodes small root parasite worms are not in the end of the list of numerous and various plant pests. Researchers from RAS Parasitology Institute showed that plant tolerance towards the pests increases when plant seeds are treated with water-soluble chitosan.
How Clots Appear
Clot formation in the vessel, supplying heart muscle with blood, is the most often reason for sudden death. Is it possible to prevent it? It is, but to do this we need to understand the reason of clot formation thoroughly.
Phytotoxins to Poison Cancer Cells
Many kinds of tumors have their own specific antibodies. Thats why each kind of tumor should have its own immunotoxin. Large group of scientists suggests poisoning cancer cells with phytopoisons.
Another Pest Living in Animal Flesh
Sarcocysts are one-celled parasites that cause sarcocystis a serious disease of human beings and farm livestock. Scientists from Cytology Institute have studied muscles of artificially infested laboratory animals and ill cows, buffalos and sheep and gave a detail description of changes made by parasite.
Choose a Right Father
A family is not only a social unit, but also a reproduction unit. Since we were children, we know that only fittest survive. From ecological point of view the fittest one is the one who has more offsprings.
How Viral Infections Spread
When a plant is infested, viral RNA invades plant cell and proliferates. Inside an infested cell new RNA and viral protein molecules are synthesized, then proteins attach themselves to RNA. These complex molecules enter other cells and infest them.
Glaciers a Model for Possible Life Transfer in Outer Space
Until recently the ice cover of the Antarctic Continent was considered to be totally lifeless. This is what the scientists have thought until 15 years ago S.S. Abyzov (PhD (biology) from RAS Institute of Microbiology) has found microorganisms inside Antarctic ice bacteria, yeasts and fungi.
Mitochondria Come to the Nucleus to Kill the Cell
Its well known that chronic alcoholics have many problems. Recently Russian scientists have found another alcoholic trouble these poor people have mitochondria moving to cell nucleus. The consequences are simple the cell dies.
We Say "a Cup" Implying "a Saucer"
Human identity can be seen everywhere, and in the speech also. Not only cultural level influences language fertility and associations appearing when various words are heard.
New Neutron Detector has been Created
RAS Nuclear Research Institute scientists have come out with an original technique for separating fast neutrons from gamma rays and measuring their energy. The technique is very simple and safe.
Monkeys and Computers
Famous Russian scientist I.P. Pavlov considered the language, second signal system, to be a human beings exclusive privilege. Modern researchers think that animals also have more or less developed language skills.
Mothers Milk Shields From Hypertension
Mammalian cardio-vascular system is susceptible to many diseases, the most common of which is high arterial tension. This disease usually appears, when an organism matures, and emerges when all organ systems are totally formed.
Metabolic Portraits
Every living being receives from the outside and produces itself plenty of toxic substances during its life. System of detoxication prevents an organism from being poisoned. It is possible to estimate detoxication system enzyme activity of every animal or human being; the scientists call this technique making metabolic portraits.
Metal Herbs
Medicinal herbs are able to concentrate iodine and various metals. They extract these elements from soil.
Heavy Brains Make Mice Less Shy, But Not Smarter
Does the brain weight influence the intellect? Humanity asks this question for many years. However, the experiments showed that mice brain growth led to some other changes in their nervous system.
Main Principles of Chronic Inflammation Treatment
An inflammation is a normal reaction of a healthy organism on any foreign thing. The first stage is subclinical inflammation, which appears when few foreign cells invade an organism. The treatment is based on prolonged activity of subclinical inflammation system during chronic processes.
Right Cerebral Hemisphere Catches Meaning and Left One Chooses Words
If you want to tell somebody what you have seen, first you have to seize the point and then describe it with words. If one is unable to do it, then a specific part of his brain is damaged this is the traditional view of this problem.
Soda Lake a Cradle of Life?
Scientists suggest that life could have appeared not in the ocean, but in continental soda lakes, moreover, such lakes can still be found on Earth today.
Treatment for Ebola Virus
Ebola virus is one of the most dangerous viruses known to the humanity. Most people, who catch Ebola fever, die, and still theres no cure for this cruel disease. There is no effective treatment against this group of viruses; however, injecting antiviral antibodies can relieve the course of the disease.
The Way Microbes are Getting Ready for Sleep
Who has never read science fiction stories and never watched movies, in which space explorers travel through immense interstellar distances under artificial sleep conditions helping astronauts to keep their organisms unchanged for centuries? In fact, so-called anabiosis is common in nature, especially among microorganisms.
Carrot Cockroach
American cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) are unique insects. First, they are primal insects on our planet. Second, these big (up to 4 cm length) red creatures are the fastest runners among all terricole insects. These whiskered runners turned out to be the only ones to synthesize beta-carotene in their organism.
Heavy Particles Attack Eyes
When one leaves Earths magnetic field natural protection he becomes exposed to x-radiation the flow of heavy charged particles. The eye traces the impact of such particle as a flash of light. X-radiation can cause irreversible damage of visual pigment, photosensitive and nerve retinal cells, which leads to eyesight loss.
Englishmen See what Russians Hear
Russian people during conversation rely mainly on their ears, while the English trust their eyesight. One philologist made such a conclusion after comparing some verbs of speech perception popular in both languages.
What does our Face Say?
We usually express out feelings and thoughts verbally. But no one ignores the face of a person he's talking to - emotional contact is of no less importance than information transfer. But every one has its own ability to read emotions on the faces.
Earthquakes should Happen Every Year
Earth is revolving round its axis irregularly. Neighbouring celestial bodies, the Sun and The Moon, first of all, influence its movement. It results in periodic behaviour of events, including earthquakes, occurring on our planet. Annual changes in atmosphere and ocean appear to be among numerous reasons, able to cause an earthquake.
Chlorophyll Fights Cancer
One can hardly avoid chemotherapy while treating cancer. Modern medicine has wide range of antitumor drugs, but unfortunately they kill both cancer and ordinary cells. Health professionals are searching for an agent killing tumor cells only, but still their efforts are fruitless.
More Reliable Technique for Detecting Encephalitis Virus in Blood Developed
Every year, from March till October, encephalitis virus transferred by mites rages in the taiga regions of Russia. The scientists have developed a cheap portable sensor for detecting the virus in patients blood.
Had Dinosaurs Ever Seen Ice?
What was Earth's climate like millions years ago? The scientists are now desperate to get the answer in the context of current global warming.
Brooms, Genes and Aphids
Sorghum is a very important food, feed and industrial crop, because it contains significant amounts of starch, proteins, fats and sugars. The problem is that large fields are scattered with seeds of one species, i.e. with plants of similar genetics.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 1958
Pavel Cherenkov, Il'ja Frank, Igor Tamm - "for the discovery and the interpretation of the Cherenkov effect"
The Nobel Prize in Physics 1964
Nikolay Basov, Aleksandr Prokhorov - "for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle"
The Nobel Peace Prize 1975
Andrei Sakharov - The Nobel Peace Prize
The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1975
Leonid Kantorovich - "for their contributions to the theory of optimum allocation of resources"
The Nobel Prize in Physics 1978
Pyotr Kapitsa - "for his basic inventions and discoveries in the area of low-temperature physics"
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1987
Joseph Brodsky - "for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity"
The Nobel Peace Prize 1990
Mikhail Gorbachev - "for his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes important parts of the international community"
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2000
Zhores I. Alferov - "for developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed- and opto-electronics"
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2003
Alexei Abrikosov, Vitaliy Ginzburg - "for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids"


State Prizes Go to the Best Scientists of Russia
The winners of the State Prize in Literature and Art, Science and Technology were announced in the Kremlin on the cusp of June 12, the Day of Russia.
Head of RAS Receives the Highest Scientific Award of France
President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Alexander Sergeev has received the French Order of Academic Palms.
Over 500 Scientists Received Grants of Presidential Research Projects Program
More than 500 young scientists, nearly 240 youth research groups and 31 laboratories have won contests of the Presidential Research Program.
Wall Memorial to Nobel Prizewinner Set in St. Petersburg
Economics Nobel Laureate, Leonid Kantorovich applied his mathematical gift in the most varied spheres of life.
Mark Krivosheyev Wins National TV Award "Gold Beam"
The 94-year-old Russian scientist is one of the creators of digital television international standards and high definition television.
Academician Alexander Chubaryan Turns 85
The scientist is actively engaged in research works and forecasts the development of Russia-and-Europe relations.
Memory of Gas Mask Inventor Eternalized in St. Petersburg
A commemorative plaque with a bas-relief of Nikolay Zelinsky (1861-1953) has been set up in downtown St. Petersburg.
Renowned Physicist Vladimir Braginsky Passed Away
One of the pioneers of gravitation and wave research, Vladimir Braginsky dedicated several decades to gravitation waves.
Scientists Win RF State Award 2014
The Russian Federation State Award 2014 in science and technology goes to the academicians Yevgeny Kablov, Gennady Krasnikov and Valery Tishkov.
Russian Scientists Create Laser to Cut Bones and Tissue
Scientists from Russia's Tomsk State University (TSU) created a unique surgical laser for accurate cutting bones, muscles and any other biological tissue during a surgery.
Russia Scientists Opened Research Lab in Antarctic
Russian researchers have recently started to work at the scientific laboratory located near Russia's Vostok Station in Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctic, where they are planning to explore cosmic dust particles.
Russian Scientists to Create Underwater Modem
Scientists from the Tomsk Polytechnic University have told the press about the first results of their work on a modem which can provide for an internet link in underwater conditions.
Hundreds Protest in Moscow Against Academy of Sciences Reform
Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Moscow on Saturday to protest against planned changes to the Russian Academy of Sciences, local media report.
Court Paroles Russian Scientist Sentenced for Espionage
On Tuesday, a district court in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk paroled a Russian physicist Valentin Danilov who was imprisoned in 2004 for spying for China.
Russian Scientists Condemn Sentences upon Italian Seismologists
On Tuesday, several Russian seismologists expressed their regrets for seven Italians who had been convicted of manslaughter for failing to warn residents before an earthquake hit central Italy in 2009.
New Russian Drift Station Starts Its Work in Arctic
A new Arctic drift station North Pole-40 was officially opened on Monday after a Russian flag was hoisted over it.
Russian Physicist Sergei Kapitsa Passes Away
Russian physicist, academician and popular science TV show host Sergei Kapitsa died on Tuesday in Moscow at age 84.
Russian Billionaire Offers $3 Million Physics Prize
Russian billionaire and social media investor Yury Milner offers $3 million prize for achievements in fundamental physics - the most lucrative academic award in the world.
Non-Contact Lie Detector Presented by Russian Scientists
Scientists from Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University have invented a non-contact lie detector - a computer program that determines the levels of stress and emotion through voice analysis.
Science Cafe Organized in Moscow
The new project Science Cafe has been organized by the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow. It works as a club for young entrepreneurs, scientists and politicians, who want to discuss the most relevant problems of modern science.
Global Warming is Ending
Russian scientists from the Physics University of the Russian Academy of Science report that global warming is coming to an end and the temperature will continue to decrease.
Russian Nobel Laureate Knighted in the UK
Russian-born Nobel laureate Konstantin Novoselov has been awarded a knighthood of the United Kingdom for his contributions to science.
Immortal Bacteria Found in Yakutia
Russian scientists have found a strange 3-million-year-old bacillus in permafrost of Mammoth Mountain. This microorganism influences life expectancy of animals.
Russian Scientists to Create Genetic Passports for Plants
Scientists from Novosibirsk are going to create genetic passports for plants in order to restore endangered species.
Hermit of Genius Nominated for Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman is put forward for academician candidature as a full member of the prestigious Russian Academy of Sciences.
Russian and U.S. Scientists to Study Methane Release in Arctic
On Friday a group of Russian and U.S. scientists left the port of Vladivistok on board of a Russian research ship "Academician Lavrentyev" to study methane emissions in the eastern part of the Arctic.
Russian Physicist Awarded a Kyoto Prize
Russian astronomer and astrophysicist Rashid Sunyaev was recently awarded a Kyoto Prize, usually given to outstanding scientists, painters, philosophers and film directors, whose efforts made human society better.

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