RIR’s Top 5 science and technology stories
By Viktor Kuzmin
Russian inventors have contributed generously to the development of global scientific thought. Many of their inventions have literally transformed the world, enabling us to enjoy such blessings of civilisation as aircraft, cars, computers and television.
By Andrei Kislyakov
After the failure of the Phobos-Grunt mission, the Red Planet stopped being regarded as the main object of Russian interplanetary research. Now the Moon is high on the agenda, and there are plans of building a manned orbital station for scientific purposes on the earth’s satellite.
By Alessandro Belli
India’s first cosmonaut talks to RIR about Indo-Russian space projects, why countries should avoid a space race and gives advice for future cosmonauts.
By Igor Rozin
The strange holes in the earth found in the northern tundra on Russian territory could mean the beginning of irreversible changes in the climate of our planet. According to Russian scientists, the most likely reason for the formation of such holes is the emission of natural gas, which may be caused by global warming.
By Andrei Raskin
Russian programmer Valery Spiridonov has become the leading candidate for the the transplant of his head onto a donor's body. RIR spoke with him to select the 10 most alarming and surprising facts about the upcoming surgery.