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Nanotechnology News from Russia

  • Connector Optics LLC
    Connector Optics LLC is a hi-tech innovative company which was established in 2009 in St.Petersburg to launch the production of optical components for ultra-high speed data transmission via optical fiber networks.
  • NT-MDT at the exhibition of innovative achievements of Russia in Madrid
    NT-MDT Co. has participated in the exhibition «Scientific, technical and innovative achievements of Russia» and presented its fully automated SPM SOLVER NEXT.
  • Siberia- born technology of drinking water protection
    AquaVallis is a new nanofiber-based electropositive filter material that allows water purification by removing viruses and bacteria of size many times smaller than the average pore size of the filter. According to the World Health Organization data, 80 % of all infectious diseases in the world are caused by unsatisfactory quality of water or poor hygiene and sanitary conditions due to its shortage. The ever-increasing deficiency in water supply will aggravate the problem and its ubiquity will lead to stable high growth of demand for water purifying devices and facilities.
  • Milestone in European-Russian cooperation in innovation: leaders of top European venture capital funds and corporations to visit Russia
    Brussels and Moscow, March 22, 2011. The European Venture Capital Industry and Global Innovation Partnerships (GIP) today announce a trade delegation of 25 leading European venture capital firms and top executives of major international technology corporations to Russia. They will participate in the Second International Trade Delegation on Global Innovation Partnerships in Moscow and Kazan, April 18–22. The initiative will connect European and Russian investors and innovative businesses to discuss cooperation in the emerging high technology areas, such as cleantech, biotech, aviation and space-related technologies.
  • Electron Accelerator to Help Producing Nanopowder
    Russian physicists developed a new technique for making nanopowders with particles of a certain diameter – a property, which lack all other technologies of nanopowder production. High-energy electron flow knocks nickel atoms out of a sample, these atoms then deposit on a substrate – that is the way nanoparticles form. Being components of various alloys, oils and lubricants, nanopowders are known to greatly improve technical characteristics of these materials.
  • Is Skolkovo centre going to foster innovation?
    A hi-tech country needs to make hi-tech products. The government is putting its political and financial capital behind modernizing the economy, but it also needs to find innovative goods the rest of the world might want to buy. An ultramodern complex in the Moscow region will be home for Russia’s Silicon Valley. In 2011 the government may invest $500 million into the Skolkovo centre and within the next 7 years Russia wants to become the world leader in innovation.
  • Is your medication fake?
    Russian physicists suggest a technique for quick and accurate comparison of any medication with is chemical etalon. Checking whether a pharmaceutical agent has the same content as an etalon is a burning and a complicated problem. Measuring concentration of an active compound is a piece of cake, because in this case you know what you are looking for. However, estimating content of various admixtures is much more difficult, because you do not known what admixtures are in this medication.
  • The winner of NOVEMBER in ProIMAGE Contest 2010
    NT-MDT Co. is glad to announce that the first stage of ProIMAGE Contest 2010 has come to the end! In November NT-MDT Co. received 66 interesting scans from all over the world! And according to the open on-line voting the winner of November became Mr. Sergey Kitan with the AFM-image «Lady spirit». Sergey Kitan graduated from physicotechnical faculty of Far Eastern National University in 2003 specializing in “Microelectronics and semiconductors”. Now Sergey researches atomic processes of metal-semiconductor nanostructures based on metals, silicides and Si in Physics departure.
  • Two firms shortlisted for designing Skolkovo
    Two firms, AREP of France and OMA of the Netherlands, are in the final contest for a Russian order to design the planned research and development centre in Skolkovo just west of Moscow (so called Russian Silicon Valley). The winner is to be named before January. Skolkovo managers say their miracle city will cost some 100 billion roubles, half of them from the Russian treasury.
  • Russian engineers go into space Internet
    Russian engineers have started drawing up a new “Kosmonet” project, and its implementation will provide an opportunity for the Runet users to enter the “Space” Internet. The developers say that a rapid access to the Internet is only part of the task set before the “Kosmonet”. They give priority to guaranteeing communications between spacecraft and establishing control over flying objects from any point on the Earth and stable communications with remote regions of Russia.
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