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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists name causes of January flood and snowless winter in Russia
Young stars have been found in an old part of our galaxy
Heat transferred in a previously unknown way
‘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.
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’
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.
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.
CRISPR tool modifies genes precisely by copying RNA into the genome
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.
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.
Gigantic Chinese telescope opens to astronomers worldwide
‘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.
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.
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.
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.