A recent study by physicists from ITMO University reveals a promising new way to generate quantum entanglements – elements crucial to the development of advanced quantum computers and similar devices. More specifically, the method proposed by the scientists is novel in that it makes the generated systems more easily modifiable, solving an important obstacle in the creation of the next generation of computing.
The future of wireless charging
In just a few years, wireless chargers have gone from an unusual novelty to a commonplace item. In pursuit of new horizons, a research team from ITMO’s Faculty of Physics is seeking to upscale the technology further – first with their newly-developed “charger box” and then, eventually, with systems that could turn entire rooms into wireless charging zones. Follow the link below to dig into the nature of their work with ITMO.NEWS’ latest special project.
ITMO Fellows talk research, careers, and success
The ITMO Fellowship program provides researchers from around the globe to grow as professionals, share their experience with students and fellow scientists, and enjoy access to the university’s high-end facilities. Last month, we spoke to two ITMO Fellows to gain some insight into their vital research:
Medical scientist Tamer Abdelrazik is working on solutions to an extremely important issue: the growing level of bacterial resistance to antibiotics. What has science accomplished in this fight and what’s next? Learn here
Meanwhile, his colleague Ahmed Eldeeb is developing DNA bots for gene therapy and diagnostics. What does this research field have in store and what is it like to become the head of a frontier laboratory at 23? Learn here
Data + chemistry = future
As the volume of data produced by humans grows to unimaginable heights, scientists ponder the question: how can we store it all? The answer might just lie with chemistry. One of the world’s foremost chemical experts recently spoke at length about the prospects of molecular data storage – and ITMO.NEWS wrote down the key points.
Deepfakes: the benefits and the dangers
Few technologies have developed as rapidly as deepfakes, and even fewer hold so much potential – both for good and bad. While Hollywood uses them to bring back audience favorites, fraudsters are using deepfakes to mislead and libel. What are the telltale signs of a deepfake? We decided to find out.
Many advances have been made in the field of 3D printing, but now its proponents set their eyes on the next frontier: the use of living cells to print actual organs for transplantation and grafting. This ambitious goal comes with its own set of fascinating challenges, but its prospects are highly impressive.
Looking for more science content? You’re in luck. Over the winter break, our team shared a variety of fun and enlightening material for all the science-obsessed brainiacs out there. Make sure to take our test about the top discoveries of 2022, expand your watchlist with 7 best movies and TV shows about science, find out which of St. Petersburg’s science museums you absolutely must visit, and delight yourself with a very special science postcard from ITMO.NEWS.