20.02.2020

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More than 80 clinical trials launch to test coronavirus treatments

As HIV drugs, stem cells and traditional Chinese medicines vie for a chance to prove their worth, the WHO attempts to bring order to the search. China has more than 80 running or pending clinical trials on potential treatments for COVID-19, the illness caused by a novel coronavirus that has thus far killed nearly 1,400 people and infected more than 48,000 across China.

17.02.2020

Scientists entangled quantum memories linked over long distances

Scientists entangled quantum memories linked over long distances. The result is a necessary step to building a quantum internet

Physicists’ fantasies of a future quantum internet are a bit closer to reality. Scientists entangled two quantum “hard drives” that were linked by fibers tens of kilometers long. Entanglement, a type of ethereal quantum connection, allows two particles to behave as if intertwined even when distantly separated. The new study entangled two devices called quantum memories using particles of light that were shuttled across a longer distance than ever before, the team reports February 12 in Nature.

06.02.2020

A barrier to colliding particles called muons has been smashed

A barrier to colliding particles called muons has been smashed. Physicists have now cooled beams of the subatomic particles

From protons to electrons to atomic nuclei, physicists love smashing tiny stuff together. And soon, they may have an even better way to get their kicks.

30.01.2020

These are the most detailed images of the sun ever taken

These are the most detailed images of the sun ever taken

Largest solar telescope in the world shows boiling plasma on the solar surface. Hot plasma churns on the sun with newfound precision in the first images from the largest solar telescope in the world.

22.01.2020

New virus surging in Asia rattles scientists

New virus surging in Asia rattles scientists

Chinese officials reported more than 100 new infections and South Korea confirmed its first case.

A lethal viral outbreak in China probably originated in a Wuhan animal market, which has since been closed.

14.01.2020

Scientists name causes of January flood and snowless winter in Russia

Scientists name causes of January flood and snowless winter in Russia

Alarming messages about a high water level in rivers as a result of abnormally warm weather have been coming from different parts of the country since the very first days of the new year. Why the Yenisei River burst the banks and people and machinery massively fall through the ice in Kuybyshev Reservoir.

09.01.2020

Young stars have been found in an old part of our galaxy

Young stars have been found in an old part of our galaxy

A star cluster in the Milky Way’s halo may come from gas torn from two other galaxies.

17.12.2019

Heat transferred in a previously unknown way

Heat transferred in a previously unknown way

Experiments show that quantum fluctuations can allow heat to be transported between two objects separated by a vacuum gap. This effect could be harnessed to exploit and control heat transfer in nanoscale devices.

13.12.2019

‘It is great to have publications, but is a scientific contribution limited only to them?’

‘It is great to have publications, but is a scientific contribution limited only to them?’

Science is a sphere that’s quite hidden from society, for instance, due to its secrecy, plenty of special terminology or impossibility of briefly explaining the gist of discoveries. This is why the state has to introduce an institution of scientific managers who would understand scientists’ language and could control who of them is effective and who isn’t. Vice Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge at HSE Konstantin Fursov talked about it in an interview with Realnoe Vremya.

29.11.2019

KFU celebrates 215th anniversary with growth of its own revenues

KFU celebrates 215th anniversary with growth of its own revenues

Rustam Minnikhanov has awarded the Kazan Federal University the order ‘For Merit to the Republic of Tatarstan’

The Imperial hall of the Kazan Federal University held a solemn meeting of the academic council on 27 November, summing up the anniversary year: the university has turned 215. The meeting was attended by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, who is the chairperson of the board of trustees and supervisory boards of the Kazan Federal University.

19.11.2019

Global warming to entail changes in global power balance

Global warming to entail changes in global power balance

An inevitable shift from oil and gas is likely to affect many areas including the balance of power in the world. As countries that were traditionally dependent on fossil imports are increasing part of renewables in their energy mix, oil and gas exporting nations seem to have a good reason to worry about the future.

15.11.2019

Ocean explorers delve beneath the ice

Ocean explorers delve beneath the ice

To predict how much climate change will raise sea level, researchers are studying ice shelves — where vast expanses of ice meet the ocean.

13.11.2019

CRISPR tool modifies genes precisely by copying RNA into the genome

CRISPR tool modifies genes precisely by copying RNA into the genome

The ultimate goal of genome editing is to be able to make any specific change to the blueprint of life. A ‘search-and-replace’ method for genome editing takes us a giant leap closer to this ambitious goal.

30.10.2019

The III international forum of writers and intellectuals “Aitmatov Readings'-2019

The III international forum of writers and intellectuals “Aitmatov Readings — For Dialogue of Cultures”

The III international forum of writers and intellectuals “Aitmatov Readings — For Dialogue of Cultures” dedicated to the theme “Human and culture in the era of global changes” passed at the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences on 25 October.

11.10.2019

Physics Nobel goes to exoplanet and cosmology pioneers

Physics Nobel goes to exoplanet and cosmology pioneers

Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, who discovered the first extrasolar planet orbiting a Sun-like star, share award with theoretical cosmologist James Peebles.

Cosmologist James Peebles and astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz have won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries about the evolution of the Universe and Earth’s place in it.

24.09.2019

Gigantic Chinese telescope opens to astronomers worldwide

Gigantic Chinese telescope opens to astronomers worldwide

The world’s largest single-dish radio observatory is preparing to open to astronomers around the world, ushering in an era of exquisitely sensitive observations that could help in the hunt for gravitational waves and probe the mysterious fleeting blasts of radiation known as fast radio bursts.
FAST has superior sensitivity to detect cosmic phenomena, including fast radio bursts and pulsars.

08.08.2019

‘Mosaic’ HIV vaccine to be tested in thousands of people across the world

‘Mosaic’ HIV vaccine to be tested in thousands of people across the world.

An experimental HIV vaccine that targets more strains of the virus than any other developed so far will start a late-stage clinical trial later this year. The ‘mosaic’ vaccine, which incorporates genetic material from HIV strains from around the world, also seems to have the longest-lasting effects of any others tested in people.

26.07.2019

Supermassive black hole puts Einstein’s theory to the test

Supermassive black hole puts Einstein’s theory to the test.

Decades of data from the Milky Way’s black hole bear out predictions of general relativity. Hawaii’s Keck telescopes pierce the sky with lasers that help to correct for atmospheric blurring. A new analysis of data from Keck and other observatories lends credence to general relativity.

02.07.2019

Metabolic signal curbs cancer-cell migration

Metabolic signal curbs cancer-cell migration

Metastasis, the migration of tumour cells from their primary site, is associated with poor prognosis. A molecule made during cell metabolism limits metastasis, revealing that this metabolite restrains cancer progression.

18.06.2019

Tatarstan has regained its leading position, which it was holding for three consecutive years until 2018

Best for business: Tatarstan tops regional investment climate rating, second only to Moscow Tatarstan has regained its leading position, which it was holding for three consecutive years until 2018

Tatarstan has climbed from the third to second position in the national ranking of 2019 by investment climate. Thus, the Republic of Tatarstan is ahead of all Russian regions in this indicator, not counting Moscow, which is the first. The third — Tyumen Oblast.

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