Scientists from Kazan Federal University and their foreign colleagues have developed a new optical data storage technology that makes it possible to increase the capacity of DVD storage a million times. Conventional optical storage media, such as DVD or BluRay disks, lag significantly behind hard drives, flash memory and other "hard" drives
After a series of failures, the Russian space industry stands on the brink of new technological breakthroughs in the field of space technology. The lunar exploration of the past - the flights of US astronauts and Soviet spacecraft to the Moon could give us just a glimpse of the Earth's satellite
Russian scientists intend to test a unique prototype of the microrobot with hairy "legs" that imitate the movement of a gecko. The tests are going to take place in open space on the outside surface of the International Space Station. The gecko robot can operate under temperatures ranging from -200 to +200 degrees Celsius
American molecular biologists have discovered a new antibody capable of neutralising 96 percent of HIV strains and most of its versions, which were previously considered to be invulnerable. The world thus has a hope to receive a universal vaccine against the deadly virus in the near future
The US government has held exercises to simulate a collision of planet Earth with an asteroid up to 250 meters in diameter. The asteroid may supposedly ram into Earth on September 20, 2020. Prior to 2050, as many as eleven asteroids may approach our planet at distances smaller than the average radius of the lunar orbit
The hypersonic aircraft, known as "article 4202" or "15U71" was successfully tested on October 25 for the first time. All avionics and electronic systems, as well as the control system of the vehicle are entirely of Russian production. The "4202" vehicle starts working at an altitude of about 100 km and flies to the target at the speed of 5-7 km/s
The populations of vertebrate creatures - mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles - have decreased by 58% as a result of human activities from 1970 to 2012. The greatest damage was caused to freshwater vertebrates
The idea about the destruction of the universe is based on the hypothesis of vacuum instability. Any system in our world has a certain amount of potential energy. For example, a ball on top of the hill under the influence of gravity tends to release the energy and fall much lower, to thus become "stable"
Schiaparelli lander of the Russian-European ExoMars mission landed on the surface of Mars, but it has not been possible to establish connection with the craft since then. During the next mission on Mars in 2020, the landing will be conducted solely in the area of responsibility of the Russian side
65 years ago, on 18 October 1951, nuclear testing of the RDS-3 atomic bomb took place. Successful results were the main reason to decide to equip the Air Forces with nuclear weapons. Vladimir Gubarev, writer and the only journalist who was let to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant after the explosion, told Pravda.Ru what has changed since then.
The material is supposed to withstand extreme temperature of up to 1,500 degrees. Russia already has developments in carbon-based composite materials. The scientists also deal with the question of how to ensure the work of electronic equipment on board the hypersonic aircraft and how to make the presence of passengers in such an aircraft possible
Russia's population that regularly finances all kinds of magicians and healers, received another offer - to save both soul and flesh. This attractive project is called cryonics. Its mission is to preserve the body or the human brain through deep freezing, so in the future it could be restored and revitalized with the technologies yet to be invented...
Even if life on this planet does not cease as a result of a global climate disaster, a nuclear war or a collision with an asteroid, sooner or later the world must end. In 1.75 billion years, the Earth could become uninhabitable under the influence of cosmic processes, experts believe.