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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.

Rectors of Russian universities approve the increase in the number of budget places in the regions

Heads of Russian universities are highly appreciated to provide them with additional budget places in the 2021/22 academic year from the Ministry of education. This measure will help gifted students to receive education at the expense of the state in a situation when the pandemic is in the early stages many families have reduced income, said the interlocutors RIA Novosti.

The Ministry of science and higher education of the Russian Federation has allocated the Russian universities 33,7 thousands of additional budget places in the 2021/22 academic year. This was done in response to the message of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly on January 15, 2020.

Astronomers first saw the spiral flows of matter around the star

Russian astronomers working with colleagues from other countries first discovered the spiral flow of the substance, the feeding of a massive star, as well as new molecules, creating the maser radiation. The results of observations published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

Massive stars — stars with mass greater than eight solar masses that end their lives with a supernova explosion, play a crucial role in the evolution of galaxies. For a long time scientists could not find an explanation of how the material that feeds these young stars, overcomes a huge radiation pressure.

The scientist told about the brightest for the last seven years the comet

The brightest over the past seven years the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) can be seen in the sky from the Earth approximately one week, then it will already be hard to see, told RIA Novosti on Monday, the engineer training Observatory Ural Federal University (Urfu) Vladilen Sanakoev.

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is a comet, discovered on 27 March 2020 infrared space telescope NEOWISE. Previously it aboard the International space station took a picture of the Russian cosmonaut Ivan Wagner. According to the astronaut, it is the brightest for the last seven years, the comet.

Ural biologists have found fish the phenomenon of despair

Biologists of the Ural Federal University (Urfu) found in freshwater fish, the phenomenon of despair, which can help in faster select better drugs against depression for people, the press service of the University.

Studies were conducted on freshwater fishes of zebrudaya, which, according to experts, along with the worm-a nematode, Drosophila fly, mouse, and human are included in the "elite club" completely genetically identified species and convenient for genetic studies. As researchers found, the fish exposed to classical antidepressants - amitriptyline and sertraline - and reduce the level of their despair.