Researchers have created a new material that is harder than a diamond. This material could revolutionize the aerospace industry within the manufacturing sector. Thus far the new material has only been tested in a lab setting. The Nanolettuce structure is porous. The work consists of three-dimensional carbon struts and a connecting bracket. Due to its unique structure, these structures are incredibly strong and light.
Breakthrough new research became available on April 20 discussing how neuroscientists created artificial neurons from protein strands to behave like live ones. Neurons are the nerve cells and nerve fibers that are electrically excitable cells in the nervous system that function to process and transmit information. In vertebrate animals, neurons are the core components of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.
Russian scientists presented a new research paper claiming a cure for colon cancer. The new part of protocol treatment included using hyperthermia-heating at a specific temperature by nanoparticles. The drug is based on cobalt ferrite (CoFe2O4) nanoparticles, a hard magnetic material that has high coercivity and moderate magnetization. The particles should be single domain, of pure phase, having high coercivity and medium magnetization.
Russian scientists have created very unique nanowires in collaboration with Chinese and German scientists. The new silver nanowires were obtained using new methods for synthesizing nanostructures (materials or structures that have at least one dimension between 1 and 100 nm). The various sub-fields of nanotechnology focus on the creation, characterization, and application of nanostructures.
Russian scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with other Russian institutions, completed research of the properties of a copolymer based on polyaryleneetherketones to assess the prospects of its application in space technology. The purpose of this study is to protect the electronics on a spacecraft, which is effected by the surrounding plasma. There are only three centers across the globe that have the necessary equipment and experts to successfully analyze the effects of electrification of materials for spacecraft in conditions close to its original state.
Russian scientists have created nanoswitches. It is the first time ever that has become possible. The devices are based on single crystals of vanadium dioxide (VO2), which dramatically and reversibly change their resistance and at the same time demonstrate a record energy efficiency comparable to the efficiency of a neuron, with high speed and durability.
A new material has been developed in Russia that will allow drugs to be transported to affected cells and will allow people to perform DNA testing at home. The abstract has been published in ACS Publication titled “Nanoparticle Beacons: Supersensitive Smart Materials with On/Off-Switchable Affinity to Biomedical Targets.” The discovery was led by Maxim Nikitin from The Moscow Institute of Physics, and Technology (MIPT), known informally as PhysTech, a Russian university originally established in the Soviet Union. It prepares specialists in theoretical and applied physics, applied mathematics and related disciplines. MIPT is known for specifics of the MIPT educational process.
Research pertaining to synthetic DNA creation technology was published on December 9 by the ETH Zurich research team and an Israeli scientist. Every human being has unique DNA made up of molecules (nucleotides). Each nucleotide contains a phosphate group, a sugar group and a nitrogen base. The four types of nitrogen bases are adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G) and cytosine (C). The order of these bases is what determines DNA’s instructions, or genetic code. Human DNA has around three billion bases, and more than 99% of those bases are the same in all people. This is according to the US National Library of Medicine.
Last year Russia announced the creation of the “Era Military Innovation Technopolis.” The center opened its doors in September 2018 in the city of Anapa and was immediately visited by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The geographical location of the center is close to classified Russian federal police and military resorts.
Cell culture dishes, commonly referred to as petri dishes, are shallow cylindrical glass dishes or lidded plastic dishes used by biologists and other laboratory personnel to study and culture cells. Petri dishes are incorporated as temporary receptacles used for studying samples and specimen under low powered microscopes.