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Scientists have created new materials for future energy

The world's first industrial method for the synthesis of highly stable perovskites has been developed by scientists of the Ural Federal University. the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin (Urfu), together with colleagues from India. According to the authors, this opens up the possibility of efficient application of these substances, recognized by the magazine “Science” breakthrough material, energy and electronics. The results were published in the journal Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing.

Perovskites — a class of minerals with pseudokoningii crystal structure. Starting in 2012, perovskites, according to scientists, are actively studied as an extremely promising material for a number of areas, particularly for solar energy.

Researchers examined the place of death of the steamship "Chelyuskin"

Underwater search expedition to survey the scene of the wreck of the legendary ship "Chelyuskin" was held in the Chukchi sea, according to Marsaskala of Rosmorrechflot.

The expedition was attended by academics and search engines. Its purpose was to update data on the actual location of the ship and creating a three-dimensional model of the condition.

Roskosmos announced the next release of the Russian cosmonauts from the ISS

The next spacewalk by Russian cosmonauts aboard the International space station is planned till the end of 2020, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of Roscosmos.

In August, the magazine "Russian space" produced by Roscosmos, said that the cosmonauts Sergei and Sergei Ryzhikova the Code-Sverchkova that on the ship "Soyuz MS-17" will go on a six-month flight to the ISS in October 2020, will perform two spacewalks under the designations of EVA-and EVA 47-48.

Russian scientists have created a "devourer" of oil in the wastewater

Scientists of the Siberian Federal University (SFU) has created a special sorbent for wastewater treatment. As explained in the press service of the University, a new sorbent based on live bacteria has the property of bio-oxidation and is able to digest components of petroleum products. This eliminates the ingress of wastewater into natural water bodies. The study is published in "IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering".

According to experts, today the technical system wastewater of many industrial enterprises, including oil refineries, need to be improved. Installed at the enterprises of oil removers designed to separate and retain hazardous pollutants, working an average of 30% of the declared efficiency, many toxicants get into the environment and cause significant environmental damage.

Unique artificial blood vessels developed in Russia

New technology to create artificial blood vessels that will make the treatment of acute thrombosis is much more accessible, has been developed by scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU). According to the researchers, their proposed method is more efficient and better counterparts, and almost twice cheaper. The results were published in the journal Applied Surface Science.

Artificial vessels (grafts) are popular today in the treatment of acute thrombosis. In case to restore the functionality of the vessel medically or surgically is not possible, the affected area is removed and replaced with artificial, made of polycaprolactone or other biocompatible material.

Prehistoric giant trees can appear in Europe, scientists say

An international group of scientists experimentally tested the possibility of one of the oldest trees in the world sequoias to adapt to the climatic conditions of contemporary Western Europe. As explained by the researchers, the choice of the object is due to its unique properties: the plant grows fast, its wood does not rot, and the bark is almost no light. A report on the experiment published in the prestigious international journal Nature Springer.

According to the authors, because of its unique properties, the Sequoia is very promising for the forest industry, but its replaybility to date prevented widespread plantations of redwoods outside its natural growing habitat – Pacific coast of the United States.

Nikolai Tikhonov left the cosmonaut team because of an injury

Cosmonaut Nikolai Tikhonov, who received an eye injury and was removed from the crew for flight on the International space station, leaving the cosmonaut corps, told the Moscow cosmonaut training Center.

"The thirty-first of July, terminated the employment contract with a test-cosmonaut Nikolai Tikhonov Tikhonov... decided to leave the cosmonaut corps in connection with the recent new data on the state of health", - is spoken in the message on the organization's website.

Scientists believe that some stars can be up to seven habitable planets

The results of the simulation, which was conducted by American scientists, showed that some stars can be up to seven potentially habitable planets. The paper was published in the journal Astronomical Journal.

The search for life in outer space, scientists tend to restrict the so-called habitable zone — the region around a star where orbiting it planets may be liquid water needed to sustain life in the form we know it.

The plastic recycling and sequestration of carbon dioxide

Indian chemists in collaboration with British colleagues have created a nanoporous material, named as amorphous zeolite, which converts carbon dioxide into fuel and plastic from waste chemicals. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

Global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions, and pollution of non-biodegradable waste — the most important anthropogenic problems the solution of which I think scientists from different countries.

The expert compared the new Chinese navigation system Beidou GLONASS

The configuration of the satellite constellation, the Chinese Beidou-3 is that the navigation system has to be more effective than American and Russian analogues GLONASS and GPS, however, unequivocally say this is impossible, since the complete information about Chinese handsets, said RIA Novosti head of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev.

Earlier, the President of China XI Jinping officially announced the launch of a Chinese global navigation system, Beidou-3. Last, the 55th satellite system Beidou-3 was successfully launched into orbit on 23 June.

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