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Russian scientists to study Arctic microorganisms

Russian scientists to study Arctic microorganisms

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. This year, the Arctic Floating University expedition members are researching microorganisms for the first time to obtain new antibiotics and enzymes. This was announced by the Northern (Arctic) Federal University’s Arctic Strategic Development Institute head Alexander Saburov. According to him, cold-resistant bacteria that live in ...

Dudinka port prepares for floods

Dudinka port prepares for floods

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Dudinka seaport is the only one in the world whose berths are completely submerged during the spring flood. A few weeks before the ice drift, Nornickel's Polar Transportation Branch began to prepare for flooding: the infrastructure was moved higher, starting with the lifting ...

Lost expedition to be searched for in Arctic

Lost expedition to be searched for in Arctic

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The international historical and geographical search project Levanevsky's Aircraft: Legend Return has started in Russia. This was discussed at the forum Heroes of the Arctic: History and Modernity, which was held in Moscow by the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic (PORA). The ...

Average air temperature in Arctic rises

Average air temperature in Arctic rises

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Monitoring by scientists from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute for 2021 confirmed the overall warming trend in high latitudes. According to the director of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute Alexander Makarov, the rapid reduction in the area of ​​ice in the Arctic Ocean ...

Arctic ships parts created on 3D printer

Arctic ships parts created on 3D printer

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Arhangelsk scientists, together with colleagues from leading Russian universities, have created the first samples of parts for ships operating in the Arctic using a 3D printer. “This is direct import substitution. Parts such as turbine blades for power plants on ships have already been manufactured, ...

Scientists developed automotive fuel not freezing at -70°C

Scientists developed automotive fuel not freezing at -70°C

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Diesel fuel, which does not freeze even at minus 70 degrees, was developed by specialists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU). Simplicity and low price will allow remote northern settlements and enterprises to independently provide themselves with fuel for transport and energy. Diesel fractions during the ...

Russian Geographical Society and Northern Fleet to continue joint expedition

Russian Geographical Society and Northern Fleet to continue joint expedition

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The research complex expedition of the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) is searching for historical artifacts from the Great Patriotic War and an earlier period in the Arctic. In addition, work is underway to refine navigational charts and seabed topography. Such large-scale ...

North Pole platform engine tested

North Pole platform engine tested

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The self-propelled scientific platform is designed to study the Arctic. The North Pole first ice expedition start is scheduled for September. “On May 20 we have to go for sea trials, that is, when all the units are already on the water. Our Admiralty Shipyards ...

Ancient ice floe to help predict climate change

Ancient ice floe to help predict climate change

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The 567 000-year-old ice core was brought to St. Petersburg by scientists from the 67th Russian Antarctic Expedition. According to the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, the ancient block was raised from a depth of 3453 meters from the lake under the Vostok ...