Mandatory preinstallation of Russian software postponed

On Tuesday, the State Duma approved an amendment to the law “On Protection of Consumer Rights”, as well as a number of other measures to prevent and eliminate emergency situations. In accordance with the updated law, it will be necessary to preinstall Russian software on smartphones, computers, tablets and smart TVs from January 1, 2021.

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Three Russian drugs can help treat coronavirus. Three vaccines are being developed in Russia

Vice President Academician Vladimir Chekhonin, Head of the Section of Biomedical Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that Russia has created three drugs that could potentially be used in the treatment of coronavirus COVID-19. He also confirmed that three vaccines are being developed in Russia.

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Russian AI offers more than 10 drugs against coronavirus

In the midst of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, scientists from all over the world are trying to find an effective remedy against a dangerous disease. Russian researchers managed to discover more than 10 drugs that are potentially capable of combating coronavirus – in order to accelerate the search process, they used the analytical capabilities of artificial intelligence.

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In Russia, surveillance of contacts with infected coronavirus will begin

Today, a meeting of the Presidium of the Coordination Council under the Government of the Russian Federation on combating the spread of a new coronavirus infection took place, at which it was decided to create a monitoring system for citizens who were in contact with infected coronavirus until March 27.

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Chemists at Moscow State University are ready to provide Russia with a key component for quick tests on COVID-19

In quantities sufficient to provide millions of tests.
According to the press center of MV Lomonosov Moscow State University, chemists at Moscow State University are ready to launch a full-scale production of DNA primers in a week to quickly diagnose the coronavirus COVID-19 using test systems based on PCR.

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Russia will send the spacecraft to the moon. For the first time in 45 years

In 1976, the launch of the last Soviet interplanetary automatic station Luna-24 took place. Since then, Russia has never sent spacecraft to a single Earth satellite. According to representatives of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the launch date for the new Luna-25 apparatus has already been determined.

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Russia has created a new technology to protect the eyes from laser radiation

To protect the eyes when working with lasers, special glasses with light filters and electro-optical shutters are used. However, they have a number of design problems that can lead to personal injury. The new development of Russian scientists is devoid of such shortcomings and can become a universal solution for medicine, cosmetology and many other areas.

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The EU is preparing to introduce “cyber sanctions” against Russia and China

Measures designed to deter cyber attacks by hackers.
The European Union may impose sanctions for cyber attacks against Russian and Chinese companies, as well as a number of individuals. This was reported by an authoritative publication Bloomberg, citing five sources in the diplomatic environment.

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In Russia, developed glasses for the treatment of “flat vision”

In connection with the receipt of injuries, the transfer of viral diseases and other pathologies, a lot of people are faced with the loss of binocular vision. As a result, the whole world for such a patient looks flat. Russian researchers have developed glasses that will restore the ability to see surrounding objects in volume.

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Russia will spend $ 47 billion on information and communication technologies this year

This is the largest in Central and Eastern Europe, and who is in second place?
According to the latest IDC forecast, spending on information and communication technologies in Central and Eastern Europe this year will increase by 3.1% compared to last year. This figure is lower than last year. In 2019, this market grew by 4.0% compared to 2018. Analysts explain the slowdown in growth as a general slowdown in the economy and a more rational approach to spending – both in the corporate and consumer segments.

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The first project in the field of quantum computing in chemistry has been launched in Russia

Nissan and the Quantum Machine Learning Project of the Russian Quantum Center (RCC) have announced the launch of a joint science and technology project. The project relates to the field of application of quantum computing for modeling chemical compounds. Partners expect to create new methods for modeling quantum systems and test them using existing quantum processors. Note that this is one of the first commercial projects in the field of quantum computing in Russia and the first project of its kind in the field of quantum chemistry. Interestingly, the parties did not disclose the timing and financial side of the project.

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Russian collider helped discover a new particle

Researchers at the Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS announced the discovery of a new type of particle. The discovery was made using the VEPP-2000 collider, located in the same scientific institution. According to experts, the study of this particle will contribute to the emergence of new physics that goes beyond the established model of the universe.

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Apple, Samsung and others do not want to be held responsible for Russian software pre-installed on their devices under the “law against Apple”

Responsibility is proposed to shift to developers.
A couple of days ago, we reported that the State Duma believed that Apple would not leave the Russian market because of the “law against Apple.” And while this question remains open, the Association of trading companies and manufacturers of electrical and computer equipment RATEK, which includes Google, Apple, Samsung, Intel and many others, warned the government that the forced preinstallation of a particular software could lead to problems with stability of the devices.

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In Russia, they create a universal AI processor that can surpass Intel solutions

In 2021, Russia plans to release a universal neuroprocessor, whose performance in the field of neural computing, according to the creators, will exceed the capabilities of Intel solutions. The developer of the chip was the Yekaterinburg microprocessor company Multiclet.

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Roscosmos announced readiness for the construction of a near-moon station

The Russian-American agreement on the creation of a station in the lunar orbit was concluded in 2017, but the final agreement on the distribution of roles of partners in the project was not reached then. The future plans of Roskosmos in relation to the “space construction” were told to journalists by the general director of the state corporation Dmitry Rogozin.

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Russia tested the stability of “sovereign runet”

In Russia, the previously planned exercises to verify the stability and security of the Russian segment of the global network took place. Telecommunications operators and various departments have checked the stability of communications, the security of the use of the Internet of things and other scenarios for the use of “sovereign runet” in the event of external threats. Representatives of the Ministry of Communications have already talked about the preliminary results of the testing.

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