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Science & Technology

19.03.2017

Currently, the ERA-GLONASS system is temporarily not working in the territory of Kazakhstan. Its functions include notifying the emergency services about road accidents. According to local media, by the end of 2017, the system should be replaced with EVAK, a similar system developed in Kazakhstan. Worth recalling, on January 1, 2017, it became mandatory for the EEU countries to equip all imported vehicles with a special ERA-GLONASS alarm button.

 

19.03.2017

The Institute of Nuclear Physics of Kazakhstan has modernized its research nuclear reactor, thereby increasing its safety level. This was reported by IAEA specialists on the results of the INSARR mission that was held in Kazakhstan in the period February 27 – March 3, 2017. The mission included nuclear safety experts responsible for operation of research reactors from three countries, as well as employees of the IAEA itself.

 

17.03.2017

On March 15, an automatic system for fixing offenses committed on the road was put into operation in the capital of Uzbekistan. A representative of the press service of the Tashkent Traffic Safety Administration reported the news. “At 115 crossings, the video surveillance cameras have been installed. They will automatically record any violations of the traffic rules by road users,” the representative of the department noted.

 

As pointed out, during the first stage, the cameras will record only two violations: red light running and speeding.

08.03.2017

Implementation of the project for creation and deployment of the Baiterek rocket complex at the Baikonur Cosmodrome is timed to be linked to the development of the new Russian Phoenix launch vehicle, the development and engineering of which will start in 2018. Deputy minister of the aerospace and defense industry of Kazakhstan Marat Nurguzhin announced the news in an interview with the media, adding that the Phoenix carrier would replace the Zenit launch vehicle that was suggested earlier in 2013.

 

07.03.2017

By September 2017, Kazakhstan will complete the construction of a warehouse designed to store low-enriched uranium. Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano made such a statement in his speech at the opening of the IAEA Board of Governors. “The IAEA project to create a low-enriched uranium (LEU) bank in Kazakhstan is progressing successfully. At present, the construction of the LEU storage facility continues in accordance with the schedule.

22.02.2017

In accordance with the decree of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev, the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics will be created under the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. The new structure will be formed on the basis of the already existing Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics. According to experts, this decision will make it possible to improve research in biotechnology and genomic breeding of wheat, potatoes, cotton and grapes. In addition, the Center will train highly skilled geneticists.

 

20.02.2017

In accordance with the decree approved by President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the Agency for Science and Technology will be created in the country. As follows from the text of the document, the new structure will function on the basis of the governmental Committee on coordination of development of science and technology, which is subject to abolition.

08.02.2017

In Uzbekistan, there has begun the development of a project for establishment of the Innovation Center in the republic's capital; it is designed to become a rough analogue of the world famous American Silicon Valley. As reported by the Ministry for Development of Communications and Information Technology, the Inha University in Tashkent will become the venue for the Center, as a pilot project. Over time, the project should gradually be transformed into a free economic zone where the Uzbek IT companies will focus their high-tech production.

 

07.02.2017

According to a study conducted by the analytical service portal Energyprom.kz, last year the number of subscribers of fixed Internet in Kazakhstan increased to 2.3 million people, or by 10.3 percent. The scope services provided grew by 6.4 percent and amounted to $206.6 billion in monetary terms (8.4 percent accounted for the countryside). In general, 13 people out of 100 inhabitants of the country have access to the stationary Internet (the rate in rural areas is two times lower: 6 out of 100), and 68 people out of 100 have access to mobile Internet.

 

31.01.2017

The international agency We Are Social, which specializes in research in the fields of media and society, has analyzed the current situation in the countries of Central Asia in the sphere of access to the Internet. In accordance with the study findings, the number of mobile subscribers in Kyrgyzstan exceeds the number of inhabitants of the republic. Currently, the country has 7.49 million owners of SIM cards, while the population totals 6.08 million.