ITMO in Media

  • Spaceflight News

    For enhancing solar cells efficiency researchers use silicon nanoparticles

    An international analysis cluster improved perovskite star cells potency by victimization materials with higher light-weight absorption properties. For the primary time, researchers used element nanoparticles.

    Scientists from ITMO University, together with colleagues from St. beleaguering State University, Italian Republic and also the USA, projected victimization element nanoparticles to unravel these issues.

  • Business Insider

    This 16-year-old invented a robot that can help scientists keep trees and forests healthy

    After hearing a radio program describe the labor-intensive work of forest pathologists — basically, tree doctors — Maksim Mikhailov had an idea: what if a robot helped collect their data?

  • Business Insider

    This 16-year-old invented a robot that can help scientists keep trees and forests healthy

    After hearing a radio program describe the labor-intensive work of forest pathologists — basically, tree doctors —Maksim Mikhailov had an idea: what if a robot helped collect their data?

    Mikhailov is a 16-year-old student at ITMO University, the renowned science and technology institution in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a member of the school's Youth Robotics Lab, he was perfectly positioned to bring his idea to life. With a full team working on the the project, the robot won the gold medal at last year's World Robot Olympiad

  • Sputnik

    Effective Nutrition: Scientists Establish How Diet Affects Intestinal Microflora

    Scientists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University took part in a large-scale research project to assess intestinal microflora changes during short-term nutrition changes. It turned out that a two-week long balanced diet was enough to considerably change the composition of intestinal microflora. The project involved colleagues from ITMO University, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Novosibirsk State University, the Medical-Genetic Research Center, George Mason University, University of Groningen and the Vinogradsky Microbiology Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

  • Outer Places

    Russian Physicists Prove The Great Pyramids Of Giza Can Focus Electromagnetic Energy Like An Ancient Egyptian Tesla Coil

    The experiment carried out by a team from ITMO University wasn't even tryingto learn more about the Great Pyramid's history – they were just using it as a model for a hypothetical, pyramid-shaped nanoparticle (which, we have to admit, is also kind of mind-blowing). According to Dr. Sc. Andrey Evlyukhin, the scientific supervisor and coordinator of the research: "Egyptian pyramids have always attracted great attention. We as scientists were interested in them as well, so we decided to look at the Great Pyramid as a particle dissipating radio waves resonantly."

  • The Engineer

    New preclinical MRI coil delivers 3x better resolution

    The team, from St Petersburg’s ITMO University, was able to create a small MRI coil using a metastructure of brass telescopic tubes with copper plates as distributed capacitance. Its field distribution was measured experimentally and was found to be in close correlation with previously simulated results, producing image quality three times better than standard coils.

  • The Independent

    Great Pyramid of Giza may be able to focus electromagnetic energy through its hidden chambers, physicists reveal

    The Great Pyramid of Giza may be able to focus electromagnetic radiation into pockets of energy inside its network of internal chambers and underneath its base, a new study has suggested. Theoretical research by a team of Russian scientists aimed to understand how the pyramid would respond to radio waves directed at it, with the goal of recreating its shape at a nanoscale.

    «Egyptian pyramids have always attracted great attention», said Dr Andrey Evlyukhinfrom ITMO University, one of the study’s authors. «We as scientists were interested in them as well, so we decided to look at the Great Pyramid as a particle dissipating radio waves resonantly».

    «Choosing a material with suitable electromagnetic properties, we can obtain pyramidal nanoparticles with a promise for practical application in nanosensors and effective solar cells», said Dr Polina Kapitanova, another ITMO University physicist.

  • The Guardian

    Can artists save St Petersburg's crumbling palaces?

    Between 2013 and 2016, around 20 new art-oriented spaces opened in St Petersburg each year, from galleries and private museums to co-working spaces. Now there are upwards of 200 creative spaces in the city, located in everything from former palaces to old Soviet warehouses.
    These artistic clusters come and go, giving a sense of transience to this aspect of St Petersburg’s urban life. According to the ITMO university, the average lifespan of artists’ spaces is just four years, due to the inevitable price hikes in property values when «building owners decide that they can take better advantage than an artistic space», says Alexandra Nenko, a researcher at ITMO.

  • Qs wownews

    Russia launches its first Art & Science master’s degree programme

    ITMO University, Russian Academic Excellence Project participant, launches the first Art & Science international master’s degree program in Russia which integrates art and science.
    Dimitri Ozerkov, art historian, curator and Director of the Department of Contemporary Art, the State Hermitage Museum, became an academic supervisor of the master’s degree program. All training under the program will be provided in English.
    The new master’s degree program is aimed at training interdisciplinary specialists who are to tackle the issues related to science, society and culture combining tools in the sphere of art and advanced technologies.

  • Medicalxpress

    Novel method for microcirculation diagnosis provided new insights into migraine

    Russian scientists have developed a new optical method for non-invasive diagnosis of blood circulation in capillaries. The method is based on video recording of the skin surface with simultaneous registration of light absorption by red blood cells. Using this method, the scientists found that people suffering from migraine showed some malfunctions in capillary regulation.

    «We found that patients with migraine had quite inadequate response to capsaicin. This can be the evidence for malfunctions in the molecular mechanisms of blood flow regulation. New optics allow us to simultaneously evaluate a large area of the surface. In 30 seconds, we get information about the dynamics of red blood cell distribution in the entire field of view»,  says Alexei Kamshilin from ITMO University.

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