Nanotechnology: Russia’s hi-tech future?

Aleksandr Losyukov, the Deputy General Director for International Cooperation at the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) in the Program Spotlight , 31 August, 2009.

Siberian Hadron Colider: Russian doctors suggest it can cure cancer

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) with the intention of testing various predictions of high-energy physics. The LHC, which had been in the works since 1984, was the creative output of more than 2,000 physicists, (700 from Russia) and from hundreds of universities and laboratories in 34 countries and was completed last year at a cost about $6 billion.

Russian President Orders Probe of State Corporations: Rusnano is among them

President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday ordered Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and the head of the Kremlin’s oversight department, Konstantin Chuichenko, to open an investigation into state corporations, in a sign of growing skepticism over the institutions’ role in the economy.

Medvedev ordered a sweeping investigation into how state corporations function, including their use of state assets and the degree to which their current activities correspond to federal law, according to a statement posted on the Kremlin’s web site. Medvedev set a deadline of Nov.

Russian physicists are waiting for the Large Hadron Collider reopening

The international Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project has involved more than 2,000 physicists from hundreds of universities and laboratories in 34 countries since 1984. Over 700 Russian physicists from 12 research institutes have taken part.

Moscow International Salon of Innovations and Investments

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency for Science and Innovations invites to take part in IX Moscow International SALON of Innovations and Investments (inventions, investment-attractive innovations, high-technologies).

The Foresight magazine number 9 (1) presented

The first issue of 2009 (total number 9) of the «Форсайт»:…volumes.html?… (“Foresight”) magazine had been presented. In its latest issue, the Foresight magazine contains a selection of key papers discussing the widespread research of nanotechnology market.

2009 R&D 100 Award for Russian scanning probe microscope

NT-MDT Co. has received a prestigious R&D 100 Award

RUSNANO invests in production of solar batteries for spacecrafts

The Supervisory Council of RUSNANO has approved a joint venture project with Research-Production Enterprise NPP KVANT for the manufacture of solar batteries for spacecrafts.

RUSNANO to invest in building a plant for manufacturing nano-vaccines and therapeutic biopharmaceuticals

A project for the production of vaccines and biopharmaceuticals has been approved by the Supervisory Council of RUSNANO. Project plans include development of two vaccines for human flu and bird flu and three biopharmaceuticals for treatment of cancer-related toxicity, boosting of the immune system and increasing the efficiency of antibacterial and antiviral drugs, and treatment of lower extremity ischemia and motor neuron disease.

Supercomputers – a new priority for Russia

Russia's government has pledged to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on building supercomputers in Russia in a bid to revolutionize science and technology in the country.

RUSNANO to participate in optical network components project

RUSNANO’s Supervisory Council has approved the corporation’s participation in a project that would found a high-tech enterprise manufacturing gallium-arsenide substrates, chips, and optical components based on vertically emitting lasers.

Russia puts $350 mln into European X-ray laser project

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed on Thursday a government order on Russia's participation in an ambitious laser research project to be based in Germany.

Russian and American physicists share the RUSNANOPRIZE 2009 award in the field of Nanotechnology

The International Prize RUSNANOPRIZE-2009 Board had decided to award this years’ prize to academician Leonid Keldysh (Russia) and professor Alfred Y. Cho (USA) for the research and development “Semiconductor superlattices and technology of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)”.

ProIMAGE Contest – Images Contest with NT-MDT Probes

NT-MDT Co. invites its probes users to take part in the open contest of the images obtained with NT-MDT probes.

The aim of our ProIMAGE Contest is to collect Image Gallery of the scientific and aesthetic merits showing the best application of the probes in great variety of research spheres.

The winner of contest is defined in two steps: first by open vote and then by NT-MDT Co. experts’ team. Every month the winner gets 1000 USD certificate.

Russia plans 90nm chip production facility near Moscow

RUSNANO Supervisory Council approved the Corporation’s participation in the project aimed at setting up national production of 90-nm topology very large scale integrated circuits (VLSI). In the range of products manufactured as a result of the project are Russian-made microchips for smart cards integrated into electronic traveler’s passports, driving licenses and vehicle registration certificates, bank and social cards, mobile phones SIM-cards, and RFID chips. The integrated circuits manufactured under the project will also be used in GLONASS/GPS devices and digital set-top boxes.