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.

NASA намеревается выяснить прошлое нашей Вселенной

NASA set to find out the origins of our Universe

Every day brings us closer to solving the fundamental mysteries of our universe. American space agency NASA has recently announced the start of a super project that will aim to answer some of these questions.
Под гренландским ледником обнаружен огромный кратер

Huge Crater Found beneath Greenland Glacier

Last autumn, scientists discovered a 30-kilometer crater hidden under the Hiawatha Glacier. Recently, an even larger depression was found close to it: its diameter is 36.5 km.
Невероятный домкрат «Its a Jack»

Flat asteroid Ultima Thule

Ultima Thule is one of the most distant objects from the Earth that has ever been observed by humans. The first photos of the asteroid were taken this year, revealing its flat shape.

Scientists invent ‘self-healing’ material

A team of researchers from the University of Southern California have created a material capable of healing itself after being damaged. This discovery opens new horizons for humanity.

Physicists make laser juggle

The discovery was made by researchers from Germany and Sweden. Using a laser beam, they suspended tiny glycerol droplets in the air and witnessed an amazing phenomenon.

Moon base concept revealed

The project was created by Greek students from the National Technical University of Athens in collaboration with the ESA (European Space Agency).

Correcting genetic mistakes with CRISPR/Cas

CRISPR/Cas is one of the most promising technologies developed in the field of genetic engineering in the past few years. Scientists have managed to transform bacterial immune systems, allowing them to make precise modifications to any organism’s genome. Some of the potential applications of this technology are treatment of hereditary diseases, creation of next-level antibiotics, and genetic modification of animals and plants.

Robots can now play Jenga

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is famous for extensive research in the emerging field of robotics. This time, they taught a robot to play Jenga.

Europe gets ready to conquer the Moon

Mass media outlets haven’t paid much attention to the European Space Agency’s space programme. And it is in vain, because the ESA has been stepping up its efforts in this area.

Scientists Unveil the Origin of Life of Earth

There are questions that have for centuries occupied the minds of leading thinkers. The answer to one of them has finally been found.