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The joint Russian−Cuban project “High-Resolution SPECT/CT Method Based on Medipix Detectors” (Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography) involves scientists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, not far from Moscow, and researchers from the Cuban scientific centres CENTIS and CEADEN. The spokesperson of the project on the part of Russia is A. S. Zhemchugov, a deputy head of the Experimental Department of Colliding Beams (Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems of JINR), and the spokesperson on the part of Cuba is the senior researcher A. Leyva Fabelo (Center for Technological Applications and Nuclear Development, CEADEN).

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“Studying neutrino properties allows going beyond the Standard Model of elementary particles and revealing the mystery of the structure of the Universe,” remarked the scientist.

Yury Gornushkin, the head of the Sector of Experimental Neutrino Physics of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) explained what is special about neutrino detection at the Large Hadron Collider. Being interviewed by “Zvezda”, the scientist explained that these elementary particles are of interest for many physicists in the world because studying neutrino properties allows going beyond the Standard Model and revealing the mystery of the structure of the Universe.

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What microorganisms, capable of making the soil and atmosphere composition suitable for life, can be settled and where

 

Scientists have spotted the areas on Mars where colonies of lichen and autotrophic bacteria (organisms capable of synthesizing organic matter from inorganic one) can be settled. Microorganisms will be protected from temperature differences, strong wind and hard ultraviolet radiation in the Valles Marineris and in the Hellas Planitia located near the equator. They can multiply there and transform Mars with time making it suitable for life and colonization. Experts believe that it is reasonable first to make the conditions on the neighbouring planet milder, and only then to settle microorganisms there in order to finally transform the appearance of Mars.

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During 2022−2023, the United Engine Corporation of Rostec will anneal 2100 permalloy shields for sensors of the Observatory, which will increase its sensitivity by 50%. Neutrino telescope sensors installed in the water of Lake Baikal detect high-energy particles and determine their source. It allows scientists to study events in deep space.

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It’s August. “Nerpyonok” (little seal), a local train, is slowly moving along the Circum-Baikal Railway at the very edge of the lake shore. Stony slopes, wooden houses in the taiga are flickering behind train windows on one side, the endless glassy Lake Baikal surface is stretching out on the other. After an hour and a half, the train arrives at the Ivanovka station. Passengers scarcely manage to get out before it starts off, slowly turns round the hill and disappears.

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The interview with Dmitry Naumov (DLNP Deputy Director) and Elena Dubovik (DLNP SciCom Group) about the DLNP Group of Scientific Communication and science communication in general was published in the weekly newspaper “Dubna: Science, Community, Progress”.


On 8 September, the seminar “Group of Scientific Communication: Share Knowledge, Explain What is Going On, Keep the History” was held at the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems. The DLNP Deputy Director of Science Dmitry Naumov led the seminar. The head of the Group Elena Dubovik talked about the results gained after one and a half years of work, about ongoing and upcoming projects. Later, Igor Ivanov, a noted science educator, theoretical physicist, DLNP researcher, joined the discussion. Since the questions were asked mostly by DLNP staff members, the weekly decided to ask the Group to tell us in more detail about their activities. We hope that this experience will be helpful to other JINR subdivisions.

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Телеканал "Наука" подводит главные научные итоги года, отмечая новости, которые вызвали самый большой интерес у зрителей. Оценивали не только степень информированности о том или ином событии, но и значимость научного открытия для человечества.

Уже третий год подряд рейтинг наиболее известных россиянам научных событий возглавляют новости, связанные с климатическими изменениями и глобальным потеплением, в частности. В курсе последних изменений климата две трети опрошенных телеканалом зрителей. Однако эти новости все-таки уступают по значимости некоторым другим.

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Strings of giant’s beads are being carefully submerged into the dark water of the deepest lake on Earth. Pulled out, they cover a distance of more than a kilometre. Even the Ostankino TV Tower would seem to be a dwarf near these self-floating units. Thick cables reach the shore: the neutrino observatory hunts after the most elusive particles in the Universe born in distant space accelerators.

Read more ...On 1 September 2021, an article about the unique study conducted by our biologists from the Sector of Molecular Genetics of the Cell, along with colleagues from the Baksan Neutrino Observatory of INR of RAS, was published in the newspaper “Podmoskovye segodnya” (No 163 (5071)). We quote the article author Ilya Batsaev, “Scientists across the world go on arguing about how a subnormal level of radiation changes activity of human genes and what is the lower threshold of its harmful impact. Researchers of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research from Dubna, together with colleagues from the Baksan Neutrino Observatory, performed the Russia’s first experiment on the impact of the low radiation level on living organisms. The result invalidates all previous theories of foreign colleagues.”