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St. Petersburg Mining University helped builders improve the safety of infill development
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St. Petersburg Mining University helped builders improve the safety of infill development

A new computer modeling technology allows to more accurately predict the impact of earthworks on nearby buildings.

Mining University scientist talks about research in hydrogen transportation
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Mining University scientist talks about research in hydrogen transportation

Georgy Buslaev, head of the Green Energy section of the Arctic Competence Center, took part in an online meeting of the working group on hydrogen created as part of the Russian-German Feedstock Forum. He spoke at the session "System Concepts", where scientific problems related to the creation of an integrated value chain from the production of the lightest gas in nature to its shipment to the consumer were discussed.

Scientists at St. Petersburg Mining University have found a way to reduce the cost of winter ship fuel by a quarter
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Scientists at St. Petersburg Mining University have found a way to reduce the cost of winter ship fuel by a quarter

On Tuesday, February 9, it became known that the Department of Chemical Technologies and Processing of Energy Carriers at St. Petersburg Mining University has produced synthetic additives that significantly improve the low-temperature properties of the fuel.

Citation one, citation two, that’ll make a Hirsch index. What’s wrong with our research articles
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Citation one, citation two, that’ll make a Hirsch index. What’s wrong with our research articles

For decades, the domestic academic community has been trying to rapidly increase its scientometric indicators, primarily the citation rate of articles. However, we have not been able to achieve any tangible success although the number of publications in journals indexed by the leading scientific Internet search platforms Scopus and Web of Science has doubled in ten years. In 2009, the country issued 65,000 articles to the world; in 2019, it is almost 137,000.

Why domestic university rankings only harm higher education
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Why domestic university rankings only harm higher education

The ranking agency RAEX-Analytics has completed the collection of data for the subject ranking of Russian universities in various areas of training. Does this mean that the country will finally have an objective chart, which will allow applicants to choose the best development paradigm for themselves?

How the faceted cylinder made a Russian scientist world-famous
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How the faceted cylinder made a Russian scientist world-famous

“The Slavyanov cylinder” in 1893 at the world exhibition in Chicago received a gold medal with the wording: “For the technical revolution produced.” His photographs, accompanying the relevant news, appeared in many newspapers in Europe and the United States. What kind of scientific breakthrough was he talking about?

Russian scientists assessed the prospects for introducing hydrogen technologies
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Russian scientists assessed the prospects for introducing hydrogen technologies

In the middle of last year, the European Commission published the “Hydrogen Strategy for a Climate Neutral Europe.” According to Brussels, it is the first number of the Mendeleyev table, together with renewable energy sources, that should allow the Old World to reduce to zero the carbon footprint and, as a consequence, minimize environmental pollution. Already by 2030, the generating capacity of electrolyzers built within the borders of the EU should be at least 40 gigawatts (less than 4% of the total installed capacity in 2018). The same amount is planned to be imported, including from our country.

Fossils that are 400 million years old were brought to St. Petersburg from the Pskov region
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Fossils that are 400 million years old were brought to St. Petersburg from the Pskov region

St. Petersburg Mining Museum has expanded its collection of rare artifacts.

What Will Oil Prices Be Like in 2021 and 2031
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What Will Oil Prices Be Like in 2021 and 2031

Analysts from Goldman Sachs say that oil prices will reach $65 per barrel this year. Their reasoning is based on the underfunding of the sector resulting from a dramatic revenue decline in the industry's core businesses. Is it, however, a realistic scenario? Here is what Forpost learnt on that matter.

Mining University develops digital technologies despite the pandemic
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Mining University develops digital technologies despite the pandemic

A digital modeling software complex began operating at St. Petersburg Mining University. This is a high-performance computing cluster, which allowed the university’s scientists to take their research to a fundamentally different level. Forpost found out what opportunities have opened up for them after the new laboratories were put into operation, and why the status of scientific organizations in the modern world largely depends on the availability of such platforms.