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  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: June 19-20, 2021

    Wondering what to do and where to go this weekend? There is always something happening in and around St. Petersburg, especially when the weather is spoiling its residents with sunny days and warm nights. From art festivals and handy DIYs to bustling markets and exciting exhibitions – make the most of your weekend with our best picks of events not to be missed!


  • ITMO Scientists Come up With a Way To Protect Satellites From Space Radiation

    The scientists suggested a new material for power electronics for use on orbital spacecrafts. It’s a semiconductor based on gallium oxides and aluminum that is better at resisting space radiation. An article about it was published in Acta Astronautica.


  • Break Down by Atoms: Obsession-Free Eco-Lifestyle and Space Explorations

    Every month, the Break Down by Atoms popular science talk show by the Informational Center for Atomic Energy brings together all kinds of people who enjoy exploring the world of science. As always, several experts from entirely different fields give short talks on a common topic – the first event in 2021 was dedicated to balance.


  • Potential Threat, Treasure Trove, or Future Home: Why Scientists Study Asteroids

    Dmitri Wiebe, head of the Department of Stellar Physics and Evolution of the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, talks about how the study of asteroids helps learn more about the past and the future of the Solar System.


  • Inside the New Cafeteria on Kronverksky: Meals, Play Area, and Coworking Space

    The new space is split into several areas where students can enjoy various food and service options, as well as take some time off to play foosball or billiards or to plop down by the PlayStation. Read on to learn more about the new cafeteria on Kronverksky Pr. 49 and the upcoming renovations at other campuses.


  • New Astronautics: Who Rules Space and How to Make Money off It?

    Who makes money off of space today, and how do they do it? How is it split between different countries? And how does one launch a startup in this field? This was the subject of a recent open lecture by Antonina Gromyko, project coordinator of Skoltech Space Center. ITMO.NEWS put down the main ideas.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • We Were Born In the Stars: An Astrophysicist’s Lecture at ITMO

    Alexander Ivanchik, an astrophysicist with a PhD in Physics and Mathematics and a researcher at the Ioffe Institute, gave a lecture on the Open Day of ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering. Read on to learn about the history of cosmology and the stories of Nobel Prize Laureates who studied space. 


  • FEDOR: Meet Russia’s First Robot Astronaut (Who Also Does Splits)

    Fedor is Russia’s first anthropomorphic (humanlike) robot. On August 22, it will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) to perform a range of tasks under the guidance of a fellow, this time fully human, astronaut. Going forward, Fedor will serve as the first test pilot of Federation, a new Russian-made piloted spacecraft set to launch in 2022. It is also possible that Fedor will perform a round-the-Moon flight aboard Federation. In this article, ITMO.NEWS gives a profile on Fedor, explains why a robot needs to be humanlike to work on the ISS, and what ITMO University specialists think of the development.