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  • What’s Next for the Self-Driving Cars Market?

    Why doesn’t it make any sense to call the future’s smart vehicles “self-driving”, “autonomous”, or even “cars”? This and other questions were covered by Andrey Kuznetsov, who has a PhD in sociology, in his recent lecture titled “Fear and Fascination in the World of Self-Driving Cars: What Will Merging IT and Automotive Industry Lead to?”. ITMO.NEWS presents the main keynotes.


  • Cities on the Moon, Villages on Mars: What's Stopping Us?

    Why hasn’t humanity managed to reach new planets in the past 50 years? What factors affect our ability to travel to Mars? Alexander Shaenko, PhD, a science popularizer, answered these and other questions about space exploration as part of his open lecture.


  • Mission Inboxible: How to Set Up a Successful Marketing Mailout

    How to set up a mailout so that it doesn’t get into spam? How to assemble a subscriber base and not lose it? And how effective are mailouts in this day and age? ITMO.NEWS publishes a resume of a lecture by Yulia Savitskaya, the founder of the Sxema agency and CEO of, who answers these and other questions. 


  • Sustainable Development Expert on Green Thinking and Eco-Friendly Construction

    Guy Eames is chair of the Russian Green Building Council (RUGBC) and has a master’s in climate change and sustainable development. For the last 10 years, he has been actively promoting the concept of green building in Russia. As part of the online open day of ITMO’s Laboratory of Sustainable Urban Development, Guy Eames spoke about the tools of environmentally friendly construction which are already being applied in Russia and abroad, and shared his opinion on the future of this trend. 


  • AI vs. Nanotechnology: ITMO Scientists on What Tech to Expect in the Near Future

    The online project Stay The F Home Bar launched almost concurrently with the start of the pandemic. One of its virtual rooms, called I Speak You Listen, is designed as a venue for open lectures. ITMO University scientists recently tried out this new format; on May 7, George Zograf, PhD student of the Faculty of Physics and Engineering, and Andrey Filchenkov, head of the Machine Learning Lab, took part in an open talk during which they discussed the near future of AI and nanoscience – and whether we should fear them.


  • What Is Stress and How to Cope With It During Self-Isolation

    What happens inside our brain in stressful situations? What is the connection between the brain and human needs? How to remain sane during self-isolation? How can procrastination actually be useful? Vyacheslav Dubynin, DSc, professor at the Faculty of Biology of Lomonosov Moscow State University, and a specialist in physiology of the brain, answered these and other questions during an open lecture as part of KSTATI (КСТАТИ) scientific festival by the Network of Nuclear Technology Information Centers. Here are the key points of his presentation.


  • Cosmonaut Training Methods to Apply In Your Daily Life

    The Network of Nuclear Technology Information Centres arranged an online meeting with experts from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Biomedical Problems (IMBP RAN) who had participated in experiments for simulation of transplanetary expeditions. During the SIRIUS and Mars-500 projects, volunteers had been isolated for 240 and 520 days, respectively. According to the scientists, that's how long a trip to Mars and back would take. Elena Fomina, the head of Laboratory for Prevention of Hypogravity Disorders at IMBP RAN, and Yurii Bubeev, the head of State Scientific Center’s Department of Psychology and Psychophysiology at IMBP RAN, talked about what helped participants stay healthy both physically and mentally, their daily routine, and how their experiences can be applied in daily life.


  • How Reading and Literature Changed in the Digital Age

    What’s been happening to reading habits and literature in the last 15 years? What challenges do publishing houses and authors face in the digital age? How to decide what to read? Galina Yuzefovich, a famous book critic, answered these questions in a lecture as part of a course for the joint Bachelor’s program by New Economics School and Higher School of Economics. ITMO.NEWS prepared a summary of the lecture.


  • How to Choose a Profession in the Digital World

    We live in the age of total digitalization. More and more people work in the digital field. Every day new professions appear, and familiar specializations are changing and transforming at the speed of light. In order to keep up, everyone should study constantly, follow the trends, and gain new skills. Maksim Popov, a representative of the LeaderCup project, has given an open lecture on choosing a profession in the digital field, and we have summarized it for you.


  • Aleksei Vodovozov on Pandemics: What Should We Expect?

    What is an infection and how does it spread? How exactly do viruses vary from bacteria, and coronavirus from the flu? What does the word “pandemic” mean? Can we prepare for the future outbreaks by considering previous experience and scientific data? Aleksei Vodovozov, a famous journalist, science popularizer, and a general practitioner of the highest category, answered these and many other questions last week at the Ohta-8 Library. Read a summary of his presentation by ITMO.NEWS.