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Newly discovered mineral petrovite could revolutionize batteries

Russian scientists discover a new mineral in the volcanic area of Kamchatka in the country's far east.The mineral dubbed "petrovite" can be utilized to power sodium-ion batteries.Batteries based on salt would be cheaper to produce than lithium-ion batteries. Researchers from St. Petersburg University in Russia found a beautiful new mineral species called "petrovite," created in the volcanos of the remote region of Kamchatka in the country's far east.The research team that found petrovite was he...
Tags: Travel, Energy, Technology, Russia, Discovery, University, Chemistry, Geology, Innovation, St Petersburg, Kamchatka, Peter, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg University, Filatov, Far Eastern Branch


Russian scientists suggested a transfer to safe nuclear energy

Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Ozersk Technological Institute, and the Russian Academy of Sciences have improved a processing technology of a monazite concentrate which is a mineral raw material employed as a source of rare earth elements and thorium. The latter, in turn, is a part of the thorium-uranium fuel cycle that is more eco-friendly compared to the one based on uranium and plutonium. A related article appears in Energies.
Tags: Science, Russian Academy of Sciences


A new method to significantly increase the range and stability of optical tweezers

Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with a team of the V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences have discovered a method to increase the operation range of optical traps also known as optical tweezers. Similar devices are used to move individual microparticles in biology and chemistry. The study is published in Optics Letters (IF: 3.866; Q1).
Tags: Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk Polytechnic University, V E Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics


FERTILITY AND GMO'S GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS

Reproductive Problems - Could GMO's Be a Hidden Issue?Guest Post By Pamela Levin Canaries are miner's early warning system. They are used to warn miners about invisible but deadly levels of carbon monoxide. Are rats and other animals fed GMO's providing a similar service to humans? Here are some of the effects turning up in scientific studies. Effect on Reproductive Tissue and Hormones Rats fed GM soy as opposed to non-GM soy had "proliferative growth (hyperplasia) of the (endometrial)...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Russia, Gmo, Iowa, Gm, Argentina, Baylor, Infertility, Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Jerry, Baylor College of Medicine, Carrasco, Russian Academy of Sciences


Analysis of volcanic tuff gives new data about Permian-Triassic extinction event

It's not often that scientists are able to find tuff in continental sedimentation, but this was accomplished in the PreUrals region by Kazan Federal University, Borisyak Institute of Paleontology, and Institute of Geology (the latter two are parts of the Russian Academy of Sciences). This was a first such finding on the territory of European Russia. Radioisotopic analysis was conducted by Boise State University.
Tags: Science, Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences


Decades-Old Soviet Studies Hint at Coronavirus Strategy

A married pair of virologists in Moscow tested a vaccine on their own children in the 1950s. Now, a side effect they found is sparking new hope for a defense against the coronavirus.
Tags: News, Immune System, Food And Drug Administration, Moscow, Gallo, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russia, Vaccination and Immunization, Science (Journal, Institute of Human Virology, Poliomyelitis, Robert C, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Scientists discover just how runny a liquid can be

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and the Russian Academy of Sciences have found a limit to how runny a liquid can be.
Tags: Science, Queen Mary University of London, Russian Academy of Sciences


Microelectronics for birds

Ornithologists and physicists from St Petersburg University have conducted an interdisciplinary study together with colleagues from Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Biological Station Rybachy of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. They have created a micro device, weighing less than a gram, which enables them to disrupt locally the avian magnetic compass.
Tags: Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg University


Russian Media Freak Over Joe Biden’s Election Resurrection

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday victories in 10 out of 14 state primaries caused shock waves not only in the United States, but in Russia. State media there have been confidently predicting the Democratic Party's nomination of Bernie Sanders, which would lead, they are sure, to the re-election of their favorite, President Donald J. Trump.Kremlin Media Still Like Bernie, ’Cause They Love TrumpJoe Biden’s win in South Carolina gave those Russian media pause, but his buoyant res...
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Milwaukee, Alabama, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Fbi, Chicago, Gop, United States, Moscow, Wisconsin, Cia, Kremlin


More than 800 Russian academic articles retracted after "bombshell" report reveals plagiarism and other misconduct

After Antiplagiat, a private plagiarism detection company, accused Russia's scientific and scholarly journals of being rife with plagiarism, self-plagiarism, duplication and other misconduct, the Russian Academy of Sciences chartered a committee to investigate the problem: their report confirmed the accusations, finding more instances of plagiarism/self-plagiarism, as well as instances in which the same paper was published in different journals under different authors' names. The committee ...
Tags: Post, Publishing, Corruption, Science, News, Russia, Fraud, Scholarship, Plagiarism, St Petersburg, Russian Academy of Sciences, ITMO University, Antiplagiat, Victor Glukhov, Zayakin, Dmitry Malkov


FEFU and FEB RAS scientists are close to Integrate Silicon Electronics and Spintronics

Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) developed the nanoheterostructure consisted of a nanocrystal magnetite film (Fe3O4) covering a silicon substrate with an additional layer of silicon oxide (SiO2/Si). Its magnetic and magnetotransport properties may help to design highly efficient hybrid semiconductor devices with new spintronic elements. The related article was published in the Journal of Alloys and Compo...
Tags: Russian Academy of Sciences, FEFU, Far Eastern Federal University FEFU, Far Eastern Branch, Integrate Silicon Electronics


Russian scientists discover one of the mechanisms of water formation on the moon

Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have discovered one of the mechanisms for how water forms on the moon. The results have been published in Cosmic Research.
Tags: Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Space Research Institute, Higher School of Economics


A brief history of the bizarre, unholy offspring of Tetris

In 1984, Alexey Pajitnov, then working for the Russian Academy of Sciences, completed his masterpiece, Tetris. It was perfection and, sadly, could only go downhill from there, as the inimitable videogamedunkey explains in this delightful video above.
Tags: Video, Games, News, Tetris, Retro games, Videogames, Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexey Pajitnov, Retro Gaming


New intracellular delivery system using gold nano-stars

Researchers from Russian Academy of Sciences developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation.
Tags: Health, Russian Academy of Sciences


Russian researchers made gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery

Researchers from Russian Academy of Sciences developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation. A wide range of customizable conditions provides an opportunity to create comfortable environment for various substances delivery to different types of cells. The results are published in Journal of Biophotonics. The research was supported by the Russian Science Foundation.
Tags: Science, Russian Academy of Sciences


Sea worms and jellyfish treat cancer and kill insects

Scientists of the Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (PIBOC) of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) and the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) found out marine invertebrates living in Troitsa Bay, the Sea of Japan, contain biologically active compounds with strong antitumor and antimicrobial properties, and also capable of killing insects. An article on that was published in the Russian Journal of Marine Biology.
Tags: Russian Academy of Sciences, Far Eastern Federal University FEFU, Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PIBOC, Troitsa Bay the Sea of Japan




Surfaces with controlled wettability to trap & identify molecules at trace concentrations

An international group of physicists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) developed a technology for trapping and chemical analysis of organic and non-organic molecules at ultra low concentrations. The article was featured in the Nanoscale journal issued under the patronage of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Tags: Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology Australia, Far Eastern Federal University FEFU


New composite materials prolong the service life of spare parts for equipment and vehicles

Studies have shown that hybrid powder materials based on natural layered silicates developed by the chemists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) decrease the friction ratio in metals sevenfold.
Tags: Russian Academy of Sciences, Far Eastern Federal University FEFU, Far Eastern Branch


MSU-based physicists studied complex magnetism in a rare earth compound

A team of scientists from Skobelitsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, MSU together with their colleagues from the Russian Academy of Sciences synthesized dysprosium germanide in a metastable state. The compound revealed two instances of complex magnetism. The results of the study have been published in the Journal of Alloys and Compounds.
Tags: Science, MSU, Russian Academy of Sciences, Skobelitsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics MSU


New material for solid oxide fuel cells

Chemists from Ural Federal University and the Institute of High-Temperature Electrochemistry of the Ural Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences together with colleagues from Greece proposed new materials for the cathodes of solid oxide fuel cells.
Tags: Greece, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ural Federal University


NUST MISIS study demonstrates high toxicity of silver nanoparticles

NUST MISIS scientists and their colleagues from the Russian Academy of Sciences have proved the high toxicity of silver nanoparticles by conducting an experiment with embryos of Danio fish (Danio rerio).
Tags: Health, Russian Academy of Sciences, Danio


Theorists described an inertial lift of particles in microchannels

A group of scientists from MSU, Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Juelich Research Center described the mechanism of appearance of an inertial lift force acting on finite-sized particles in microchannels. Such calculations were previously possible only for some specific cases. A more accurate description allows one to use this inertial lift for particle sorting. The study was published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics.
Tags: Russian Academy of Sciences, Juelich Research Center


FEFU-based scientists studied the exhaust gases of motorcycles, scooters, and ATVs

An analytical article based on the study of morphologic and chemical composition of particulate matter in motorcycle engine exhaust was published in the respected scientific journal Toxicology Reports. The group of authors was supervised by Aristidis Tsatsakis, a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Doctor Honoris Causa of the Far Eastern Federal University, and Kirill Golokhvast, doctor of biology and Provost for Research at FEFU. The study was supported with a grant of the Rus...
Tags: Russian Academy of Sciences, Honoris Causa, Aristidis Tsatsakis, Far Eastern Federal University, Kirill Golokhvast


Biologists taught infusoria to fight poisons

A team of scientists from the Faculty of Biology of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Laboratory of Aerobic Metabolism in Microorganisms of Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms of the Russian Academy of Sciences found a new substance with anti-oxidant properties able protect living organisms from various toxic compounds. The results of the study were published in Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology magazine.
Tags: Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology


Contracting white dwarf observed for the first time

Astrophysicists from MSU (Russia) and his colleagues from Italy and Russian Academy of Sciences have found the first observational evidence for a contracting white dwarf. Constant high spin-up rate of a star of this type, located in an enigmatic binary system, can be easily explained if the white dwarf is contracting, the researchers argue. The discovery is reported in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Tags: Science, Russia, Italy, Russian Academy of Sciences


Beluga whale learns to 'talk' to pod of bottlenose dolphins 

A beluga whale living in captivity with a pod of bottlenose dolphins has learned their language of whistles and clicks, scientists believe. The four-year-old whale was moved to live with dolphins in the Koktebel dolphinarium in Crimea, in 2013 but initially struggled to communicate with her new tank mates. However within just a few months, she had begun to copy their whistles in clicks. Scientists think it could be the first example of an animal changing its vocalisations in an attempt to ‘talk’...
Tags: Science, Crimea, Moscow, Russian Academy of Sciences, Koktebel, Elena Panaova, Caters Dolphins


A beluga whale living with dolphins learned to "speak their language"

A beluga whale living in captivity with a pod of bottlenose dolphins learned to communicate using their unique “language” or sounds. Detailed in a new study published in the journal Animal Cognition, the extraordinary inter-species communication breakthrough demonstrates the well-documented ability of beluga whales to accurately imitate sounds of other species. This mimicry extends even to humans, as was the case with Noc, the beluga whale studied by the US Navy in the 1970s who was observed ma...
Tags: Design, Moscow, US Navy, Hudson River, Russian Academy of Sciences, DepositPhotos, Elena Panova, Alexandr Agafonov


Russia and China progress to hypersonic weapon deployments

The Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Siberian Branch Vasily Fomin sayd Russian scientists have surpassed their colleagues from the United States on hypersonic speed advances. The Russian Defense Ministry said Russia is targeting initial hypersonic missile and other advanced weapons deployments by 2025 within the framework of the 2018-2025 State Armaments Program. China has been performing successful mach 7 hypersonic scramjet tests since 2015. China will test a prototype combined-c...
Tags: Space, Technology, China, Russia, Future, Military, United States, Innovation, Hypersonic, Defense Ministry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Geopolitical, Spaceplane, Zhang Yong, CASTC, Military Blog


A new blue gene: NKPD1 variant increases depression risk

A study of people from an isolated village in the Netherlands reveals a link between rare variants in the gene NKPD1 and depressive symptoms. The findings are published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry. The study, led by co-first authors Najaf Amin, Ph.D., of Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands and Nadezhda Belonogova of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk, Russia, helps researchers understand the molecular pathology of the disease.
Tags: Science, Netherlands, Russian Academy of Sciences, Erasmus University Medical Center, NOVOSIBIRSK Russia, Najaf Amin, Nadezhda Belonogova