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From Ratatouille to Harry Potter: Unique VR Experiences Created by ITMO Students
If you’ve ever wanted to cook in the kitchen from Ratatouille, travel to the world of Harry Potter, and even in the past during the reign of Peter the Great and enjoy a journey in your favorite universe, you can now do that with projects developed by students and graduates of ITMO’s Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems. Read on for backstage development stories inspired by virtual realities and cartoon-like sets.
Researchers Create Light-Controlled Antenna for Fast and Secure 5G Data Transfer
The new technology expands the coverage area even when the signal is weak by redirecting radiation from the base station to personal gadgets, drones, sensors, and other devices in the network. Compared to analogous devices, the new antenna is more energy-efficient, cheaper to produce, and has a simple adaptable design.
ITMO Researchers Develop First Ever Online Platform to Predict Artificial Enzyme Activity
Researchers at ITMO University are the first in the world to develop a platform that predicts the catalytic activity of nanozymes, a type of artificial enzymes. It takes seconds for the new algorithm to identify all the main reaction features and suggest the best conditions for running it.
ITMO University and Bosch Launch Research Project in Active Matter Physics
ITMO University and Bosch corporation have signed an agreement on conducting research in the field of active matter physics, a field hitherto not studied in Russia. Within the joint project, researchers are working with clusters of macro- and microparticles that can migrate and regroup into new structures. In the future, this project will result in new technologies for the energy industry, manufacturing, and healthcare.
The Struggle for Life: How the Spinach Leaf Test System Will Reduce Animal Testing of Drugs
Scientists from the International Science Center SCAMT at ITMO University have created a new system for testing nanopreparations based on spinach leaves. The development has already been tested as a model for the medical treatment of thrombosis. According to the authors of the study, their invention will help save many lives of laboratory animals.
ITMO and Merklebot Joint Project Provides Remote Access to Boston Dynamics Robot
Specialists from ITMO University and MerkleBot have developed the Spot SDK Educational Program, which allows users from anywhere in the world to access Spot – a “robot dog” from Boston Dynamics – and use it to hone their programming and robotics skills. The service provides a remote connection to Spot, online sessions with experts, and a set of online classes on how to program the robot.
Gene Variants That Delimit HIV-1 Infection Discovered
A new study has revealed strong statistically robust implications of DNA variants in three human genes AP3B1-Chr-5; PTPRA-chr-20; NEO1-Chr-15, each of which has a functional regulatory influence on AIDS pathogenesis.
Scientists Create Algorithm to Analyze Bacterial Genome
The tool allows researchers to automatically detect evolutionary events in genomes that are responsible for the adaptation of bacteria to a new environment, in particular, the pathogenic ones. This method streamlines the study of evolutionary mechanisms in bacterial genomes. It’s been tested on Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes and Escherichia coli.
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'Nanocolloidal' Hydrogel Ink Potential for Anti-Counterfeiting Protection; Study Describes Results as Safe, Eco-friendly and Useful for Food Industry
Researchers at ITMO University, Buman Mosco State Technical University, and the University of Toronto have recently developed gel ink that's eco-friendly and safe to use even in the food industry.
Russian scientists achieve 21.1% efficiency in perovskite solar cell via Mie-resonant silicon nanoparticles
A Russian-Italian research group has developed resonant silicon nanoparticles that are claimed to improve the performance of perovskite solar cells. These particles serve as nanoantennae – they catch light and it resonates inside them, which amplifies the cell’s light absorption.