Russian scientists from the National University of Science and Technology NUST MISiS, Russia, have used muon beam analysis to study the ancient pre-Arab citadel in Dagestan, Naryn-Kala. According to its results, the fortress can contain one of the oldest Christian temples in the world.
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The underground structure is part of the ancient fortress of Naryn-Kala, a UNESCO cultural heritage site located in the town of Derbent in southern Russia’s Republic of Dagestan.
Scientific team of a small innovative enterprise Biomimetix, based on the National University of Science and Technology MISIS together with their colleagues from the N.N. Blokhin National Medical Research Centre of oncology developed a unique implant to replace the damaged bone fragment. The implant, which imitates real bone structure, was installed to a domestic cat with osteosarcoma by surgeons of the veterinary clinic “Biocontrol”. According to postoperative observations, the implant fits well, the dynamics of recovery of the mustachioed patient is positive.
Nuclear Physics in Search of World Artifacts: The First 3D Images of the Oldest Christian Church in Russia Were Obtained
NUST MISIS scientists together with the colleagues from P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics Lomonosov Moscow State University and Dagestan State University have published the first results of a “scan” obtained by the method of muon radiography of the underground space in the Derbent fortress of Naryn-Kala. The preliminary conclusion of the scientists — the hypothesis of archaeologists about the use of the building as a Christian temple is most likely to be true. If this theory is confirmed, this building is one of the oldest churches in the world.
NUST MISIS scientists together with colleagues (Germany, Sweden and Russia) proved the possibility of creating materials, which were considered unreal in terms of the classical understanding of chemical laws. By subjecting beryllium oxide to pressure hundreds of thousands of times higher than atmospheric one, the researchers achieved a transition of the crystal structure with beryllium coordinated with five and six oxygen atoms, although it was previously thought that the maximum possible number could be only four. The results of the experiment and their theoretical explanation are presented in Nature Communications.
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