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Researchers from ITMO University’s Metalab and the Australian National University have collaborated to develop a controlled light source based on nanodiamond. Experiments have demonstrated that a diamond shell can double the emission speed of light sources and help to control them without any additional nano- and microstructures. This was achieved by artificially creating defects in a diamond crystal lattice. These results are crucial for the development of quantum computers and optical networks.
Moscow is starting to put financial and logistical muscle behind its efforts to develop artificial intelligence
Russia is adding details, deadlines, and dedicated funding to its draft national roadmap for the development of artificial intelligence technologies, and expects to release the final version in mid-year.
The roadmap “provides for the creation of a list of projects that will help identify and remove barriers to the development of end-to-end technologies, as well as predict the market demand for artificial intelligence in the country,” as state media put it in October. Moreover, the new document will form a cornerstone of the larger Digital Technologies national program.
The new Digital Technologies plan seems to originate from the civilian part of government — its authors include such institutions as the Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Speech Technology Center, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, ITMO University, Russian Venture Company, Rosatom, and MTC, Russia’s largest mobile operator.
Among the consequences of insufficient and poor-quality sleep are direct effects on health and bodily systems. It has also been shown that disturbed sleep is associated with erectile dysfunction. However, how sleep disturbances affect the androgen level, but which sleep stages are most important for their secretion and release is largely unknown. This was studied by a group of researchers that included Yu. V. Ukraintseva from the Russian Academy of Sciences and ITMO University.
Russian national operator Rostelecom has completed the first stage of testing of equipment for quantum communications on its network. The tests have confirmed the possibility of using quantum key distribution on Rostelecom's existing infrastructure. They were carried out in cooperation with St Petersburg's ITMO University and the Moscow technology park Skolkovo.
Scientists from ITMO University’s SCAMT laboratory developed a method to enhance the activity of enzymes by using radio frequency radiation. The method requires making a special complex consisting of enzymes and magnetic nanoparticles. The particles can adsorb radio emission and convert it to heat, resulting in enzymatic processes acceleration by more than four times. Such method can be used to create radio-controlled biochemical systems and adjust metabolism in living organisms.
The Sun (Великобритания)
Earlier this year it was reported scientists found that the 481-foot building is capable of creating pockets of high energy in its inner rooms and at its base.
The ITMO University and the Laser Zentrum Hannover researchers plans to use the results to design nanoparticles, which will be used to develop sensors and highly efficient solar cells.
A research team from ITMO University and the Australian National University has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their unit cells “meta-atoms”. Asymmetry of meta-atoms results in high-quality (high Q) resonances in the transmittance spectra of metasurfaces. Such resonances are capable of multiple amplification of external signals. By manipulating the asymmetry, scientists were able to control the resonances and thus an optical response, which is highly desirable for practical applications.
Drug Target Review
New anti-thrombosis drug based on magnetite nanoparticles developed at ITMO University was successfully tested on animals. Preclinical studies conducted in terms of the project "PHARMA 2020" showed drug's high efficacy and no side effects.
The research team from ITMO University proposed a new contactless method for measuring blood flow in the upper limbs. The method is based on video recording of the skin surface under green light measuring the absorption of red blood cells. This helps to see how effective the circulatory system and the blood flow regulation are. The experimental results showed that the proposed method is not inferior in accuracy to the traditional one. However, it is easier to use, cheaper and fits more patients.
Scientists from ITMO University and Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have proposed a new microwave antenna that creates a uniform magnetic field in large volume. It is capable of uniform, coherent addressing of the electronic spins of an ensemble of nanodiamond structure defects. This can be used to create super-sensitive magnetic field detectors for magnetoencephalography in the study and diagnosis of epilepsy and other diseases.