ITMO in Media

  • The Engineer

    New preclinical MRI coil delivers 3x better resolution

    The team, from St Petersburg’s ITMO University, was able to create a small MRI coil using a metastructure of brass telescopic tubes with copper plates as distributed capacitance. Its field distribution was measured experimentally and was found to be in close correlation with previously simulated results, producing image quality three times better than standard coils.

  • The Independent

    Great Pyramid of Giza may be able to focus electromagnetic energy through its hidden chambers, physicists reveal

    The Great Pyramid of Giza may be able to focus electromagnetic radiation into pockets of energy inside its network of internal chambers and underneath its base, a new study has suggested. Theoretical research by a team of Russian scientists aimed to understand how the pyramid would respond to radio waves directed at it, with the goal of recreating its shape at a nanoscale.

    «Egyptian pyramids have always attracted great attention», said Dr Andrey Evlyukhinfrom ITMO University, one of the study’s authors. «We as scientists were interested in them as well, so we decided to look at the Great Pyramid as a particle dissipating radio waves resonantly».

    «Choosing a material with suitable electromagnetic properties, we can obtain pyramidal nanoparticles with a promise for practical application in nanosensors and effective solar cells», said Dr Polina Kapitanova, another ITMO University physicist.

  • The Guardian

    Can artists save St Petersburg's crumbling palaces?

    Between 2013 and 2016, around 20 new art-oriented spaces opened in St Petersburg each year, from galleries and private museums to co-working spaces. Now there are upwards of 200 creative spaces in the city, located in everything from former palaces to old Soviet warehouses.
    These artistic clusters come and go, giving a sense of transience to this aspect of St Petersburg’s urban life. According to the ITMO university, the average lifespan of artists’ spaces is just four years, due to the inevitable price hikes in property values when «building owners decide that they can take better advantage than an artistic space», says Alexandra Nenko, a researcher at ITMO.

  • Qs wownews

    Russia launches its first Art & Science master’s degree programme

    ITMO University, Russian Academic Excellence Project participant, launches the first Art & Science international master’s degree program in Russia which integrates art and science.
    Dimitri Ozerkov, art historian, curator and Director of the Department of Contemporary Art, the State Hermitage Museum, became an academic supervisor of the master’s degree program. All training under the program will be provided in English.
    The new master’s degree program is aimed at training interdisciplinary specialists who are to tackle the issues related to science, society and culture combining tools in the sphere of art and advanced technologies.

  • Medicalxpress

    Novel method for microcirculation diagnosis provided new insights into migraine

    Russian scientists have developed a new optical method for non-invasive diagnosis of blood circulation in capillaries. The method is based on video recording of the skin surface with simultaneous registration of light absorption by red blood cells. Using this method, the scientists found that people suffering from migraine showed some malfunctions in capillary regulation.

    «We found that patients with migraine had quite inadequate response to capsaicin. This can be the evidence for malfunctions in the molecular mechanisms of blood flow regulation. New optics allow us to simultaneously evaluate a large area of the surface. In 30 seconds, we get information about the dynamics of red blood cell distribution in the entire field of view»,  says Alexei Kamshilin from ITMO University.

  • The Siver Telegram

    Russian scientists have created cereal and cookies for cancer prevention

    Russian scientists propose to deal with malignant diseases without the use of drugs. For this they have created a special porridge, biscuits and muesli bars that you can use for cancer prevention. New products are composed of nutrients such as bio, selenium and lycopene, which are antioxidants and help to reduce the risk of cancer. Development of medical products involved specialists of the University ITMO, and representatives of the SMRC of Oncology named after Petrov of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation.

  • Phys.org

    Russian Cold Peps Up the English and Helps Them Enter the World Cup Semi-Final

    Several teams playing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia took advantage of a new therapy developed by ITMO University for use in training for tournament matches that speeds recovery from physical exertion with dosed cooling.

  • Russia Beyond

    The science of the World Cup: What Russian researchers did for the competition

    The World Cup is a big thing for Russia: everyone from excited kids to old grandmas are staring in astonishment at the bright and noisy crowds of fans from around the world, and they feel they’re a part of it. Top Russian universities and their graduates also got involved in the action. Here are just a few things that participants of Project 5-100 (the Academic Excellence Project) created to benefit the championship.

    To prevent street conflicts, ITMO University modeled a system forecasting the probability of football fan fights during games by tracking fan posts on social media and images from CCTV. The researchers also designed a VR simulator to help manage streams of people.

    To forecast the future streams of fans and their routes to and between cities, the university also created a solution helping to adapt public transportation to the fans’ plans. The system allows working out a route, paying for the trip using a smartphone, detecting fare jumpers, and analyzing the city's passenger traffic.

  • Parkinsons news today

    Russian Researchers Create Software that Predicts Parkinson’s Symptoms

    A new software can predict with an accuracy of 96 percent the form of Parkinson’s disease and future symptoms that a patient may experience.
    The software was the result of a collaboration between researchers at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), the Institute of Experimental Medicine, and ITMO University, in Russia.
    This technology may improve early diagnosis, promote preventive care, and ultimately enhance patients’ overall health.

  • The Data Center Journal

    West meets East: why global companies need a data center in Russia

    Russian teams repeatedly win in major international programming contests. For example, in 2018, the St. Petersburg University ITMO won its seventh student’s world championship in programming at the ACM ICPC.

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