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  • ITMO Students Launch Stratosphere Satellite to Analyze Bone Tissue Formation in Low Gravity

    Bion Space, a team of ITMO students, became one of the finalists in the Stratosphere Satellite research and engineering program. Their project became a part of a research probe sent into the stratosphere on November 19 to analyze the way lower gravity can affect the biomimetic process of bone-like tissue formation. In the future, this data can be taken into account when designing space stations. Read on to learn more about the project.

    29.11.2022

  • The Universe Said: Let Me Show You Something Beautiful!

    You must be familiar with the nursery rhyme Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. But in reality, stars aren't little at all. They are enormous balls of gas, emitting tremendous amounts of energy as a result of nuclear fusion. To us, stars appear tiny because of their enormous distance from Earth. Also, our atmosphere is the reason why we see stars twinkling. Staring at these glittering beacons of light in a dark night sky was my favorite activity as a kid. Here’s all the info you need to get started with stargazing.

    18.11.2022

  • Traveling at the Speed of Light: What Is Special Relativity?

    In 1915, Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity famously revolutionized our understanding of gravity. However, it’s a lesser-known fact that special relativity was the precursor of this discovery. In this article, we talk to Georgy Sizykh, a PhD student at ITMO’s Faculty of Physics, about the way the theory of special relativity came to be, how it can help us slow down aging, and what is the connection between space and time.

    18.08.2022

  • How Realistic is Space Travel in Movies

    Faster-than-light travel, teleportation, wormholes, and black holes – in sci-fi movies and books, these means of travel are popular, but how realistic are they? ITMO.NEWS asked Stanislav Baturin, a scientist from ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering and an ITMO Fellow to discuss space travel tropes from the scientific point of view.

    24.06.2022

  • 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!

    16.06.2021

  • 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.

    04.02.2021

  • 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.

    26.01.2021

  • 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.

    08.01.2021

  • 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.

    16.11.2020

  • 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.

    10.09.2020