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Press Releases from Ural Federal University (16 total)

Russian Scientists Build Multiscale Models of Arctic Ice

A team of scientists from the Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ural Federal University, Russia, including Piotr Galenko (head of the project), Ilya Starodumov, Irina Nizovtseva, Dmitry Aleksandrov, Aleksey Malygin and others is conducting a multiscale mathematical modelling of the Arctic ice evolution and determining its influence on the climate change. In 2016, the mathematicians received a grant from the Russian Science Foundation for fundamental research. The idea of

Young Russian Researcher Creates Unique Biomechanical Hand

Fyodor Kotorov, a young researcher at Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia, developed a prototype of biomechanical fingers capable of lifting heavy items. The prototype has already passed primary tests with a canister of water. “The idea of designing a mechanical hand came to me when I was watching a series of videos on biomedical engineering achievements, both Russian and international”, said Fyodor in his interview for Oblastnaya Gazeta. “When

Glycine crystals can replace piezoelectric ceramics in biology and medicine

Crystals of glycine under a deformation can produce an electric charge considerably larger than conventional ceramics or a polymer. The scientists of Ural Federal University in collaboration with researchers from Limerick University (Ireland) and University of Aveiro (Portugal) measured piezoelectric coefficients in beta-glycine crystals for the first time and found that their values are comparable with the coefficients in barium titanate or lead zirconate titanate used in the manufacture of

Russian Scientists Make Electric-Hydrodynamic Heater More Efficient and Environm …

Scientists from Ural Federal University and Karaganda State Technical University simulated the work of an electric-hydrodynamic heater (EHDH) and proposed a method for its improvement. The resulting installation, which dimensions range from 0.8×1×1 m to 1.5×2×2.5 m, can be used in autonomous heating, hot water and air conditioning systems. The installation is environmentally friendly and easy to maintain; it allows consumers to set their own mode of operation. The results

Russian Scientists Suggested a New Diagnostic Method for Patients with Disorders …

A team of scientists from Ural Federal University (UrFU) and University of Tübingen studied the peculiarities of classical conditioning in people with disorders of consciousness. The acquired results will help physicians and scientists better predict disease progression in patients, including those in vegetative state. The study was published in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory journal. Disorders of consciousness are conditions in which a person looses an ability to perceive the

Russia’s Ural Federal University Developing New Medicine against Diabetes

Scientists of Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia) have won an open competition by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for the development of medicine for diabetes mellitus treatment. At the moment, the state contract is passing the signing process. The project named "Preclinical Studies of a Medication Effecting Advanced Glycation end Products (AGEs) and Receptors (RAGE) for the Prevention and Treatment of Complications of Diabetes Mellitus" is

Presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan defined the vector for academic collaboratio …

During the XIV Interregional Cooperation Forum in Chelyabinsk Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed the issues of bilateral collaboration in the sphere of education and science The main subject of the Forum was the development of human capital. One of the most important topics discussed during the large-scale event was the collaboration between Russian and Kazakh universities in the sphere of research. Vladimir Putin came forward with a proposal of

Russian Physicists’ Research Might Lead to a New Generation of Microprocessors

Anatoly Zatsepin, head of the laboratory named "Photonics and VUV Spectroscopy" of the Department of Physical Methods and Instruments of Control (Institute of Physics and Technology, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia) received a special certificate for his public presentation of the research at a congress in Valencia, Spain. The scientist's report was devoted to fundamental studies of oxides of rare-earth elements with reduced dimensionality. The objects of research raise interest

Results of BRICS Astronomy Workshop 2016: Astronomical Data and Computation; sec …

The inaugural meeting of the BRICS Astronomy Working Group, consisting of senior officials and experts from the governments of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, was held in Cape Town on December 12, 2015. One of the key resolutions of the Working Group was the decision to hold the annual Working Group meetings back-to-back with scientific workshops, which will provide a platform for BRICS member countries to engage

2,500 scientists to assemble for 20th Mendeleev Congress in Ekaterinburg, Russia

The 20th Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry is taking place on September 26 – September 30, 2016 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Its delegates are going to present the achievements of global and Russian chemical science and discuss today’s most important problems of the field. For several days, Ural Federal University and the “Ekaterinburg-EXPO” International Exhibition Center in Ekaterinburg will turn into discussion platforms for representatives of science and industry

UrFU astronomers and their international colleagues are discovering transiting e …

Kourovka Planet Search is a project organized by the scientists of Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia), which aims to search for the new transiting extrasolar planets (exoplanets). The astronomers observed areas of the Milky Way in the constellations of Cygnus and Cassiopeia, and the star field in the Ursa Major constellation. KPS-TF3-663 is one of the four transiting exoplanet candidates, and there is a great possibility it may be the

Ural Federal University to Host the Best Young Physicists from Four Parts of the …

From June 26 till July 3, Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia) will be hosting the best of the best school students in physics from four parts of the world. Teams from 29 countries in Australia, Asia, Europe and America have already confirmed their participation in the 29th International Young Physicists’ Tournament. After 23 years, the key physics competition among school students, which was first held in Russia in 1988, comes

Full set of meteorites found by the First Antarctic Meteorite Expedition of Ural …

The long-awaited, approximately 30 kg package from the Antarctic has arrived in Ekaterinburg today, on June 15, and was delivered to the “Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies” research and educational center of Ural Federal University. “A lot of research is ahead”, says the Professor of UrFU Institute of Physics and Technology Victor Grokhovsky. “We have already done a good job with the first samples, which our team brought back in January. They are

DNA molecule component discovered in space

An international group of scientists has discovered the molecule of phosphorus oxide (PO), which has great importance in prebiotic chemistry, in the interstellar medium. It plays a key role in the formation of the DNA double helix and is directly linked to the origin of life in the universe. The PO molecule presence in the two star-forming regions in our galaxy was first discovered by a 30-meter radio telescope at

Upper-air Sounding System Developed by UrFU Specialists is to be used at Cosmodr …

The representatives of UrFU Institute of Radio Electronics and Information Technologies participated in the testing of a system, installed on the carrier rocket "Soyuz 2.1a" In March 2016, the specialists of the Institute of Radio Electronics and Information Technologies of Ural Federal University participated in complex testing of the Vostochny cosmodrome’s launcher. During the tests, which last for five days in a row, the rocket is installed on the launch pad

First General Conference of the BRICS Network University to be Held at Ural Fede …

On the 6-9 April 2016, Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia) will hold the first general conference of the BRICS Network University, which will be attended by representatives of 60 universities from Russia, India, China, Brazil and South Africa (12 universities representing each country). At a press conference which took place on 15 March, Victor Koksharov (Rector of Ural Federal University) told the media about the upcoming event. “In the course

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