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    Tomsk Scientific Center, Siberian Branch of Academy of Sciences was established in December 1978

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    Russian and international conferences are organized by Tomsk Scientific Center

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    The Tomsk Regional Center for Collective Use of TSC SB RAS is conducting atmospheric research, physical and chemical analysis, radio measurements, research in materials science, spectroscopy and oscillography

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    From the air

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    The LeCroy Wave Master 830Zi-A real-time digital oscilloscope is placed in an anechoic chamber. It is designed to measure the amplitude and time parameters of pulsed signals with high temporal resolution

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    The Research Department for Structural Macrokinetics of TSC SB RAS is measuring the content of oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen in synthesized samples of nitrides, oxynitrides and steels on the LECO ONH836 analyser

News

  • The round-the-world expedition started from Kronshtadt

    2 jul 2021

    The sailing trimaran "Russian Ocean Way" departed for the round-the-world expedition organized by the Tomsk Branch of the Russian Geographical Society along the route of Russian round-the-world navigators on July 1, from Petrovskaya Pier (Kronshtadt).


Research news

  • 23-07-2021   Cascaded metasurfaces for dynamic control of THz wavefronts Researchers have developed a general framework and metadevices for achieving dynamic control of THz wavefronts. Instead of locally controlling the individual meta-atoms in a THz metasurface (e.g., via PIN diode, varactor, etc.), they vary the polarization of a light beam with rotating multilayer cascaded metasurfaces.
  • 23-07-2021   Reverse optogenetic tool developed A new optogenetic tool, a protein that can be controlled by light, has been characterized by researchers. They used an opsin - a protein that occurs in the brain and eyes - from zebrafish and introduced it into the brain of mice. Unlike other optogenetic tools, this opsin is not switched on but rather switched off by light. Experiments also showed that the tool could be suitable for investigating changes in the brain that are responsible for the development of epilepsy.
  • 23-07-2021   Bio-based coating for wood outperforms traditional synthetic options Researchers have used lignin, a natural polymer abundant in wood and other plant sources, to create a safe, low-cost and high-performing coating for use in construction. As there is a global urge to meet the rising sustainability standards, this new coating has great potential to protect wood, whose use in construction is continually increasing. The new coating is non-toxic, hydrofobic, it retains wood's breathability and natural roughness while being resistant to color changes and abrasion.
  • 23-07-2021   Topology in biology A phenomenon known from quantum systems could now make its way into biology: Researchers show that the notion of topological protection can also apply to biochemical networks. The model which the scientists developed makes the topological toolbox, typically used only to describe quantum systems, now also available to biology.
  • 23-07-2021   DeepMind and EMBL release the most complete database of predicted 3D structures of human proteins DeepMind is partnering with EMBL to make the most complete and accurate database yet of the predicted human protein structures freely and openly available to the scientific community. The AlphaFold Protein Structure Database will enable research that advances understanding of these building blocks of life, accelerating research across a variety of fields. AlphaFold's impact is already being realized by early partners researching neglected diseases, studying antibiotic resistance, and recycling single-use plastics.
  • 23-07-2021   Martian global dust storm ended winter early in the south A dust storm that engulfed Mars in 2018 destroyed a vortex of cold air around the planet's south pole and brought an early spring to the hemisphere. By contrast, the storm caused only minor distortions to the polar vortex in the northern hemisphere and no dramatic seasonal changes.