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Cognitive Reappraisal of Negative Emotions Can Help Manage Stress

Cognitive Reappraisal of Negative Emotions Can Help Manage Stress
Researchers at the HSE International Laboratory of Social Neurobiology assessed the effectiveness of two strategies for regulating emotions: reappraisal and suppression. Having analysed data on the electrical activity of 60 individuals’ brains, the scientists discovered that both approaches put additional strain on the nervous system. It was also found that individuals who are prone to emotional contagion tend to be more effective in using reappraisal and managing negative emotions. The paper has been published in Experimental Brain Research.

Inverse Relationship Found between Propensity to Innovate and Academic Success

Inverse Relationship Found between Propensity to Innovate and Academic Success
Mariia Evdokimova and Anastasia Stepanova, employees of HSE University’s Faculty of Economic Sciences, studied the connection between students’ personal characteristics and their desire to create something new. The researchers have found that students’ propensity to innovate lowers their GPA. The results of the work were published in the preprint ‘Students’ Propensity to Innovate: Correlates, Determinants, and Impact on GPA.’

WYF 2024 Participants Together with HSE Experts Assemble a Satellite Model Using Blockchain Technology

WYF 2024 Participants Together with HSE Experts Assemble a Satellite Model Using Blockchain Technology
Participants at the World Youth Festival, together with HSE University specialists, have developed a working model of a small spacecraft using blockchain technology. Future engineers aged 14-18 from Algeria, Serbia,  and Kyrgyzstan, as well as different regions of Russia took part in this project.

Scientists Devise Cheaper and Easier Method for Synthesising Layered Rare Earth Hydroxides—'Chemical Sandwiches’

Scientists Devise Cheaper and Easier Method for Synthesising Layered Rare Earth Hydroxides—'Chemical Sandwiches’
Researchers at HSE University and the RAS Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry have developed a simplified and cost-effective method for synthesising layered rare earth hydroxides using propylene oxide. This reagent helps streamline the process and reduce its duration by several hours. In the future, this method is expected to facilitate the synthesis of various hydroxide-based hybrid materials, including photocatalysts for water purification and luminescent materials for solid-phase thermometers. The paper has been published in the Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.

‘Fine-Tuning the Molecule’: Prospects for Biosimilar Market in BRICS Space

‘Fine-Tuning the Molecule’: Prospects for Biosimilar Market in BRICS Space
The market for biological products and their analogues is one of the most promising in the pharmaceutical industry. BRICS countries currently have great opportunities to develop this segment. The International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre at HSE University, together with the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, held a meeting of the BRICS Working Group for the Research of Competition Issues in Pharmaceutical Markets.

Scientists Model Turbulence at Atomic Level

Scientists Model Turbulence at Atomic Level
Scientists at HSE University and MIPT have developed a supercomputer-based method to model fluid flows at atomistic scales making it possible to describe the emergence of turbulence. The researchers used the supercomputers cHARISMa and Desmos to compute the flow of a fluid consisting of several hundred million atoms. This method is already being used to simulate the flow of liquid-metal lead coolant in a nuclear reactor. The paper has been published in The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications.

Researchers ‘Personalise’ the Selection of a Neural Network for Face Recognition on Smartphones

Researchers ‘Personalise’ the Selection of a Neural Network for Face Recognition on Smartphones
Researchers from HSE University in Nizhny Novgorod, MISIS and the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (AIRI) have developed an algorithm that selects the best available neural network for facial recognition, taking into account the features of a mobile device. This new approach accelerates the selection of the most suitable neural network and allows the identification of people with an accuracy rate of up to 99%. The study was published in the IEEE Access journal. The source code is available on GitHub.

Social Constructor: Yaroslav Kuzminov on Regulating the Platform Economy

Yaroslav Kuzminov
Yaroslav Kuzminov, HSE Academic Supervisor, in a column for Forbes Russia magazine analyses the development of the platform economy and the different approaches to its regulation, including the extension of the system of social guarantees to this sector.

BRICS Antimonopoly Authorities to Join Forces in Regulating Grain Markets

BRICS Antimonopoly Authorities to Join Forces in Regulating Grain Markets
More than 70% to 80% of the calories we consume are derived from grain products. However, the global grain market today is dominated by a small group of traders. The HSE International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre has proposed establishing an intergovernmental BRICS platform on fair competition to serve as a new mechanism for coordinating the efforts of antimonopoly authorities in regulating global markets. This topic was discussed at an international seminar in Cairo.

'I Aspire to Win the Nobel Prize. It Is a Goal, Not Just a Dream'

'I Aspire to Win the Nobel Prize. It Is a Goal, Not Just a Dream'
In the 9th grade, Arslan Galiullin stopped copying other students' physics homework and became fascinated by science, eventually making it his career. In this interview with the HSE Young Scientists project, he speaks about topological insulators, the potential future transition from electronics to spintronics, and his goal of winning the Nobel Prize.