The construction of roads in the harsh Arctic conditions — not an easy task. But scientists from the Tyumen industrial University (TIU), together with colleagues from the Institute of the Earth cryosphere of the Siberian branch of the RAS has created a heat insulating material made from natural raw materials, which will be able to cope with the main problem arising in the construction of roads, — the increase in volume of soil due to freezing of contained moisture.
New weapon systems for combat aircraft based on lasers have been developed for a long time. Even during the Cold War, the first attempts were made to create such aircraft. But only now, within the framework of the SHIELD (Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator) program, funded by the US Air Force, Lockheed Martin will present the first samples of a powerful and yet compact laser weapon that can be installed on fighter planes by 2021.
The Kazakh Research Institute of Mechanization and Electrification of Agriculture has developed a microprocessor control system of management of the excitation of a micro HPP generator based on an asynchronous machine with a phase rotor, which makes possible to stabilize the frequency and magnitude of the output voltage. Head of the project team of scientists S. A. Keshuov, Doctor of technical sciences.
According to information disseminated by V.G. Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute, on August 17, 2017, a gravitational signal was recorded. Two seconds after the signal from the space telescope, a gamma flash was detected. Within 10 hours, a telescope in Chile managed to find a source galaxy, after which urgent messages were sent to many observatories of the world. Over the following days, 70 local telescopes monitored the localization of the signal and the source galaxy.
Within the framework of the project "Development and improvement of the technology for smelting refined ferromanganese grades from Kazakhstan's low-quality manganese raw materials" by the scientists of the Chemical-Metallurgical Institute named after Zh. Abishev developed a technology for smelting refined manganese ferroalloys with aluminum silicothermic method, using aluminum-silicon manganese as a reducing agent.
The scientists of Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics under the direction of Doctor of Medical Sciences Kh. Mukhamedzhanov, developed and introduced innovational technologies aimed at improving the results of treatment of patients with multiple and combined spinal trauma, their consequences and diseases of the spine.
Seismology Institute scientists under the direction of Doctor of technical sciences T. Abakanov studied the lithosphere of the territory of Kazakhstan. In the framework of study it was developed the map of seismogenerating zones, or regional seismotectonic model of zones of earthquake origin as the basis of common seismic zoning of the republic’s territory.
The annual ceremony of awarding the independent award “Science Leader – 2017” was carried out in November 8, 2017, this ceremony is held since 2011 with the aim of encouraging and motivating of Kazakhstani scientists.
In the age of information, when volume, flow and access to operational information increases every day, the issue of selection of scientific information, objective, relevant and reliable becomes one of the fundamental for scientists. However, in the vast ocean of scientific information, according to the different estimates of analysts, only 14% of necessary materials for scientific research are in free access, but the bulk, 86% of scientific knowledge is closed and access to it is possible only through the paid subscription. In order to improve the quality and integration of domestic science into the world scientific community, in 2011 Kazakhstan signed a subscription to the authoritative international databases of Clarivate Analitics (formerly intellectual property and science division of Thomson Reuters) and Springer Nature. The effectiveness of access to these resources, free for domestic scientists, in an interview with K. Akhatova, the head of the department for access to international resources of scientific and technical information of JSC “NCSSTE”.
Chinese home appliance maker Midea plans to produce electric instruments with the function of mining. It is reported dedicated to mining cryptocurrency site CoinDesk. Midea Group, one of China’s leading manufacturers of electronics, decided to patent the appliances with the function of mining at the end of 2016, which submitted the corresponding application, but drew attention to it just now.