Astronomer Frank Drake dies

On Friday, September 2, 2022, at the age of 93, American astronomer Frank Drake, who became one of the pioneers of the search for radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations, died. He is also one of the creators of the records for the Pioneer and Voyager probes and the Arecibo radio message, according to the SETI… Continue reading Astronomer Frank Drake dies

An antilaser with a degenerate cavity turned out to be an excellent absorber

Physicists combined the idea of ​​a coherent ideal absorber (antilaser) with the concept of a degenerate resonator. The constructed optical system effectively absorbs light incident on it from various angles, and its operation has proven to be resistant to typical interference in optical communication lines. The study was published in Science. Absorption is an important… Continue reading An antilaser with a degenerate cavity turned out to be an excellent absorber

Insulin pump restores brain structure in diabetic teenagers

Researchers from the United States have found out how different methods of insulin administration affect brain development in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Typically, this disease causes changes in the structure of the brain and leads to a decrease in cognitive abilities. But as it turned out, those who used an advanced insulin pump (which… Continue reading Insulin pump restores brain structure in diabetic teenagers

Archaeologists have found a bronze cheekpiece in the Borre style in Novgorod

Archaeologists discovered a rare bronze cheekpiece made in the Scandinavian Borre style in the Trinity excavation site in Veliky Novgorod. The artifact was found during a study of cultural layers of the first half – mid-10th century. This was reported in a press release from Moscow State University. In 1932, the famous Russian scientist Artemy… Continue reading Archaeologists have found a bronze cheekpiece in the Borre style in Novgorod

The burials of eight male warriors and a female priestess from the era of early nomads have been excavated in Kazakhstan.

Archaeologists excavated three mounds from the era of early nomads in the West Kazakhstan region, which contained the remains of ten people who died at the end of the 6th – beginning of the 5th century BC. The burial ritual and accompanying grave goods suggested that the graves contained eight male warriors, a teenage girl… Continue reading The burials of eight male warriors and a female priestess from the era of early nomads have been excavated in Kazakhstan.

Russian schoolchildren won three gold medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics

The 34th International Olympiad in Informatics ended in Indonesia, as a result of which Russian schoolchildren won three gold and one silver medals. In the unofficial ranking, only participants from China and Japan, who received four top awards, were higher, according to a press release from the Ministry of Education. The International Olympiad in Informatics… Continue reading Russian schoolchildren won three gold medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics

Chalcolithic burial of a woman with 169 gold rings discovered in Romania

Archaeologists conducted security and rescue excavations near the Romanian city of Oradea. At one of the identified monuments, they excavated the burial of a representative of the Chalcolithic culture of Tisapolgar-Romanesti, committed around 4500–4000 BC. She possessed high status, as indicated by 169 gold hair rings, numerous bone and gold beads, and a copper bracelet.… Continue reading Chalcolithic burial of a woman with 169 gold rings discovered in Romania

Archaeologists from India found a curved golden diadem at the bottom of a funeral urn

Archaeologists have discovered a funerary urn containing a golden diadem and numerous iron artifacts at an excavation site in Adichanallur, India. The curved diadem lay at the bottom of an urn filled with earth, along with a complete skeleton and other funerary objects, The New Indian Express reported. The archaeological site of Adichanallur is located… Continue reading Archaeologists from India found a curved golden diadem at the bottom of a funeral urn

Archaeologists have found European dishes and shoes at the Novgorod German Court

Pyotr Gaidukov from the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences spoke about the results of excavations of the German Court in Veliky Novgorod. When studying the cultural layers of the 13th–14th centuries, researchers found more than two thousand objects, among which were lead commercial seals, ceramic and wooden dishes and other household… Continue reading Archaeologists have found European dishes and shoes at the Novgorod German Court

The burial of an ancient Russian representative of the military elite was excavated near Suzdal

Archaeologists reported the results of excavations of two ancient Russian burial grounds discovered in Suzdal Opolye. In one of them, scientists found the remains of a man who belonged to the military elite, who was buried along with a battle ax in the 11th century. Another burial contained the remains of a woman, whose accompanying… Continue reading The burial of an ancient Russian representative of the military elite was excavated near Suzdal