Science & Education

Fundamental and applied research continues to receive huge funding today, remaining a major driver of progress. In this section we write about cutting-edge scientific achievements (including independent ones) and educational opportunities available to forward-looking people. Who does what and where, what grants are awarded and who gets them, what to expect from the discoveries at the interface of various scientific disciplines and where one can learn things that are going to spread a year, five or ten years from now. You will find all about it here.

More than half of all UK electricity comes from renewable sources

More than half of all UK electricity comes from renewable sources

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the country’s wind, solar and hydroelectric power plants generated more energy than fossil fuel combustion for the first time in history.
AI Develops an Innovative Super-robust and Super-compressible Metamaterial

AI Develops an Innovative Super-robust and Super-compressible Metamaterial

In the future, self-learning algorithms will be able to conduct full-fledged materials engineering experiments by analyzing data from previous experiments.
Scientists Manage to Preserve Nervous Activity in Isolated Brain Tissue for a Month

Scientists Manage to Preserve Nervous Activity in Isolated Brain Tissue for a Month

The new device allows for keeping neurons active for 25 days, but scientists believe that the incubation period can be extended to 100 days.

Engineers propose interstellar engine that can reach the speed of light

The new engine can solve the problems related to organizing the first interstellar expedition.

Facebook develops neural interfaces for people with motor neuron disease

In the past, Mark Zuckerberg was skeptical about implanted devices, but he has recently started changing his attitude towards these technologies.

Inventors of lithium-ion batteries win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Lithium-ion battery technology, developed back in 1970-1980, has given a powerful impetus to mobile devices and electric vehicles progress.

Aleph Farms grows meat on ISS for the first time

In order to print a small fragment of muscle tissue, the experimenters placed cells in the artificial microgravity conditions.

Chernobyl’s Reactor Control Room Is Now Open to Tourists

The radiation level at the facility is still high, therefore, visitors have to wear special hazmat suits to protect themselves from radiation and undergo a test to determine their exposure to radioactive compounds following the visit.

Nobel Prize in Medicine for research in oxygen deficiency adaptation

Three biologists from the United Kingdom and the United States got the award.

NASA will send nuclear rockets to the Moon and Mars

The first nuclear space engine technologies were developed back in the 1960s, but the demand for them has only recently experienced a resurgence.

The Shapeshifter Transformer Robot to investigate Titan

To explore the challenging terrain of distant planets, scientists will need a very reliable assistant and Shapeshifter robot, with its unusual design, will become one of them.

Neural interfaces - the art of reading minds

Computers are often compared with the brain. Recently, these biological and mechanical systems have become connected. What opportunities does this technology provide and what challenges does it pose to humanity?

Heat-to-electricity conversion technology is created

The Ohio State University has developed a unique way to convert heat into electricity. And the energy source can be almost anything from car exhaust to heat produced by industrial plants.

A Case of Hereditary Transmission of Autism Recorded

Two mutations in sperm donor’s genes have caused autism in at least 12 children.

Brain2Char algorithm turns brain activity into text

The technology works even if the user is saying words in their head.
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