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  • More Cool Vegan Places in St. Petersburg

    Want to introduce more plant-based food in your diet this year, or have planned a full-on vegan transition? With an abundance of vegan cafes and dineries in St. Pete, you’ll never look back; here are some of the new ones!

    24.01.2020

  • FAQ: Registering Ownership And Protecting Intellectual Property

    Intellectual property and the many issues connected with it are receiving a lot of coverage these days. A court in China has even ruled that an AI-created text had to be protected by copyright. Until neural networks have learned to write their own research papers, it is the scientists themselves who have to protect their work from the hands of their less trustworthy colleagues. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Yulia Lyubchenko and Anastasia Makarova, specialists from ITMO’s Office for Legal Support of Activities in the Fields of Information, Science and Technology, to answer the most frequently asked questions about copyright and patent laws in science.

    24.01.2020

  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: January 25-26, 2020

    Weekend can’t come too soon, so why not start planning it now? In the program: an exhibition of exquisite Dutch tiles, the art of Leningrad Expressionism, a mouth-watering mountain of cheese, and a secret hoard of family silver of the Naryshkin dynasty made public!

    22.01.2020

  • Daniil Sharov on Being a Physicist and a Science Communicator

    Daniil Sharov received his Bachelor’s degree as a teacher of physics, but decided to continue his studies after graduation and got into ITMO’s Master’s program in science communication. These days, he is working at ITMO University’s Optical Museum, teaching at ITMO.KIDS while also developing a system for evaluating the efficiency of exhibitions at science museums. Read on to learn how Daniil manages to combine his research with doing PR in science, while also succeeding at both teaching and doing his own studies. 

    22.01.2020

  • Machine Rights: Can an AI Create And How Should Its Creations Be Protected?

    News about a court in China ruling that an AI-written text had to be protected by copyright has been circulating online, causing a lot of heated discussions for a couple of days. Can a machine produce something not unlike the creations of human imagination? Can a robot without feelings come up with something original? And how should we protect something created by an algorithm from being copied? ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Dmitry Muromtsev, the head of the international laboratory “Intelligent Information Processing Methods and Semantic Technologies”, and Tatyana Mynka, a lawyer, to get to the roots of the problem at hand. 

    20.01.2020

  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: January 18-19, 2020

    This Saturday, January 18, the city celebrates the breaking of the Siege of Leningrad, which eventually led to the lifting of the Siege on January 27, 1944, so this weekends’ program is paying tribute to our beloved city: its awe-inspiring and varied history, mind-blowing architecture, and extraordinary people who lived here.

    15.01.2020

  • Wikipedia Is Not an Ivory Tower: ITMO Graduate On Working For The ‘Net’s Greatest Encyclopedia

    Anna Biryukova graduated from ITMO’s Science Communication Master’s program in 2018. She now works at the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow and is one of the co-founders of slovo.media, a digital agency, where she curates media projects, develops communication strategies and does research for Wikipedia. Read on to find out more about Anna’s path to science communication, the challenges she encounters in her work, and the reasons why you should learn to use Wikipedia. 

    15.01.2020

  • Top Tech at CES 2020

    Artificial Intelligence, 5G connectivity and a Mercedes straight out of James Cameron's Avatar were only some of the highlights at CES 2020, which took place on January 7-10 in Las Vegas. Here’s what will be changing our lives in the near future. 

    14.01.2020

  • Fuel Up On Breakfast Like a Russian

    Forget the sugar-loaded Fruit Loops! How about giving those healthy habits resolutions a chance and check out these seriously delicious – and mostly healthy – Russian breakfasts? 

    13.01.2020

  • Artist and Biologist Ippolit Markelov on Russian Science Art and Collaborating With Scientists

    Ippolit Markelov has visited ITMO with a series of science art workshops for ITMO’s Art & Science Master’s program. Over the course of two weeks, the students learned the many ways they could use micro-, molecular and neurobiology as well as genetic engineering in their art projects. Read on to discover how scientific research can become art, what makes a science artist and what are the main objectives of this unique field today. 

    13.01.2020

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