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Solid-state physics offers insights into dielectric properties of biomaterials

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) In this paper, researchers characterize the behavior of proteins, considered as classical amorphous semiconductors, with the help of the formalism of condensed matter physics. The authorsShow More Summary

The MSU scientists created a magnetic trap for neutrons

(Lomonosov Moscow State University) A team from Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (MSU) together with their colleagues developed a magnetic waveguide able to sort neutrons with different spins and storethem different layers. The...Show More Summary

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology will host machine translation hackathon

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) DeepHack.Babel hackathon has opened registration for the qualification round. This is the fifth in a series of DeepHack events organized by Neural Networks and Deep Learning lab at MIPT. This...Show More Summary

2nd European Physics Olympiad will take place in Moscow

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) EuPhO-2018 will be held in Russia and organized by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Low-dose X-ray exposure does not harm human stem cells

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Mesenchymal stem cells are being explored for a wide range of diseases, such as cardiovascular, autoimmune and cancer diseases. There is a pressing need to characterize these cells' responses to low-dose diagnostic medical irradiations and the research addresses that need. Show More Summary

The conversational intelligence challenge finals

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) On Dec. 8 the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) hosted the finals of Conversational Intelligence Challenge. The challenge was organized within the collaboration of AI research universities.

Mathematicians crack 44-year-old problem

Israel Institute of Technology and Alexandr Polyanskii from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have proved László Fejes Tóth's zone conjecture. Formulated in 1973, it says that if a unit sphere is completely covered by several zones, their combined width is at least ?. Show More Summary

Mathematicians crack 44-year-old problem

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) A group of mathematicians has proved László Fejes Tóth's zone conjecture. For more than 40 years, mathematicians in the field of discrete and combinatorial geometry were trying to prove the theorem. Show More Summary

A monkey and a virus: One million years together

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) An international research team including Vasily Ramensky, a bioinformatics scientist at MIPT's Genome Engineering Laboratory, has classified the six species of African green monkeys basedShow More Summary

Scientists make transparent materials absorb light

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) A group of physicists has demonstrated a highly unusual optical effect: They managed to 'virtually' absorb light using a material that has no light-absorbing capacity. The research findings, published in Optica, break new ground for the creation of memory elements for light.

Structure of primary optogenetic tool revealed

An international team of researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Forschungszentrum Jülich, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, the Institut de Biologie Structurale, and the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics has determined the 3-D structure of channelrhodopsin 2, a membrane protein widely used in optogenetics to control nerve cells with light.

Structure of primary optogenetic tool revealed

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Attempts to solve the structure of ChR2 go right back to the time of its discovery in 2003. But despite the efforts of numerous research groups from across the world, the structure of the protein in its natural state has remained unknown. Show More Summary

Physicists explain metallic conductivity of thin carbon nanotube films

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) A group of researchers has examined the optical and dielectric properties of thin macroscopic films based on single-walled carbon nanotubes and obtained an explanation for the metallic nature of their conductivity using infrared and terahertz spectroscopy. The research findings were published in the journals Carbon and Nanotechnology.

Physicists mix waves on superconducting qubits

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Artificial atoms are a staple of quantum optics experiments. Physicists closely investigate these systems recently: they turned a single artificial atom into a laser, learned to control single photon. Show More Summary

Physicists mix waves on superconducting qubits

Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Royal Holloway, University of London, have demonstrated an effect known as quantum wave mixing on an artificial atom. Their results, published in the journal Nature Communications, could help develop quantum electronics of an entirely new kind.

Researchers offer new information warfare model

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Russian experts managed to define the mechanism of the very manipulation of the minds of the masses. Mathematics brought a number of formulas that describe the behavior of participants of the information war that allows you to determine the next steps of media propaganda. Show More Summary

MIPT scientists enlist lichens to monitor air pollution

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Russian researchers have shown free radical concentrations in lichens to be directly related to air pollution. By showing that atmospheric air quality determines the concentration of radicals in lichens, we prove that electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy can be used for environmental monitoring in cities.

Researchers greenlight gas detection at room temperature

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Russian researchers proposed sensors capable of operating at room temperature. Their new nanocomposite sensors are based on zinc and indium oxides, and their efficiency is maximized by green light illumination. Show More Summary

MIPT scientists revisit optical constants of ultrathin gold films

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) The authors of the paper provide reference data on the optical constants of gold for a wide range of wavelengths for films that are 20 to 200 nanometers thick. These findings will be of use to researchers working on various nanophotonic devices and metamaterials.

New tool for oil and gas exploration beats all competition

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) The new device has an unparalleled bandwidth, enabling it to reveal the structure of underground reservoirs at the depth of up to several tens of kilometers. The seismic station can be used for onshore, transition-zone, and marine exploration. Show More Summary

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