All about the dots
Carbon nanoparticles, or, as they’re often called, carbon dots, are a nifty piece of modern science. Manufacturable from nearly any material and boasting a range of attractive qualities, they’re a godsend to many researchers in various fields, from medical diagnostics to environmental monitoring. If you’d like to know about what they bring to the table, check out ITMO.NEWS’ quick breakdown of carbon dots and what they can do for humanity.
A new word in wireless charging
In just a few years, wireless charging stations have gone from sci-fi fantasy to a mundane piece of tech. And yet, they’re still limited in format and active radius. Researchers from ITMO have taken the technology to the next level with their “charger box” – a structure roughly the size of a microwave – that can provide an equal amount of charge to as many as three devices at once, regardless of their location within it. With a charging radius more than 10 times that of most contemporary devices, it’s an achievement enough – but the researchers are already talking about scaling up their invention to the size of a whole room.
To the stratosphere and beyond
Last month, a group of ITMO students and researchers, along with their colleagues from other universities, launched a probe into the upper levels of Earth’s atmosphere as part of a medical research initiative. Their goal: to see how low gravity affects the growth of bone tissue. The project, which began as a theoretical one but soon turned experimental thanks to its creators’ passion, may ultimately prove useful in the development of future space stations.
PhD at ITMO: a how-to
There are plenty of reasons to get your PhD at ITMO: from its experienced staff and international connections to the culture of collaboration and student-focused initiatives. But there are questions that every applicant wants to know the answer to before they make the crucial decision. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of info related to the questions we get the most: is it possible to study in English? How are studies organized? How do you find a supervisor? How much does it cost? And so many more. Discover answers to all these questions with the link below.
Soft skills for scientists
Having started out as a researcher himself, ITMO Fellowship Program participant Christoph Sprung has found his niche as a soft-skill coach for scientists. Recently, he spoke with ITMO.NEWS about settling on his rather unusual career, why interpersonal skills matter so much in academia, and his own experience at ITMO.
Making your way in data journalism
Have you wondered how modern technology is changing the journalistic profession? For one, the massive amounts of data produced by humanity are now giving rise to a whole new genre: data journalism. Its adepts operate between the worlds of mass media and data science to make findings previously thought impossible – and in doing so, help the public make sense of our new world. Those interested in pursuing a career as data journalists are encouraged to check out our material on making your first steps in this profession.
AI and art – enemies or friends?
The rapid spread of AI-based tools and technologies is fueling debate in the artistic community: is there a place for neural networks in creative trades? Who is to be credited for AI-generated artworks? How will museums and cultural institutions react to the growing trends? Data scientists, educators, and art experts came together at the Second Congress of Young Scientists to discuss the subject and draw their conclusions.