Out of thin air
The past months have been pretty eventful when it comes to wireless energy transfer research at ITMO. Let’s start with two of the most recent ones:
First is the breakthrough made by students at the School of Physics and Engineering. Their latest invention is a nine-volt battery that can be wirelessly recharged up to 500 times – with just a regular smartphone charger, to boot! Read more
Then, there is the highly-promising partnership established by the very same school with Yablochkov, a manufacturer of charging systems for electric cars. Their first joint project – described as the first Russian-made electric vehicle charger – will be compatible with all types of eco-friendly transport. The partners are currently working on boosting the device’s charging speed. Read more
For more about ITMO researchers’ WPT breakthroughs, head here.
Just your type
Working on the go has just gotten easier – all thanks to a student-driven project from ITMO. The young scientists have developed a cheap, 3 mm-thick portable keyboard for use with PCs, tablets, and even smartphones. Undecided users can grab the virtual emulator to test out the concept for themselves.
Force for good
Artem Meinov is a PhD student at the Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems – and an inventor! His current project centers on a portable, cheap prosthetic aid that would assist in the rehabilitation of patients with motor disorders, such as stroke survivors or those with cerebral palsy. The creator has been developing the idea for years – and is now getting close to putting the device into mass production.
No stone undetected
Last but not least, the researchers at the Infochemistry Scientific Center have come out with a promising medical invention: their advanced biosensor is capable of providing early diagnostics and treatment of kidney stones, a condition that until now has often remained undetected until later stages.
We continue to chat with the participants of the ITMO Fellowship program. In recent weeks, we’ve learned about advances in chemistry from two fellow chemists: first, Eugene Smirnov shared facts about the wonderfully diverse applications of colloid chemistry (read more); then, we spoke to Randa Ghonim about the unexpected application of biodegradable waste in the removal of oil spills (read more).
Last week, our team was especially proud to share the latest in a long series of special long-form articles – this time, marking Russian Science Day by looking at 6 Russian scientists whose inventions have had a global effect on science, as well as those who carry their torch today at ITMO.