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Year of Science

Year of Science

On 23 December 2016 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed the decree to declare 2017 the Year of Science.

The main purpose of the decree is to bolster the role of science in the social and economic development of the country, enable comfortable conditions for preserving and developing the scientific potential, and shape Belarus' international image as a country with a high level of the intellectual and human capital.

Belarusian BelAZ to roll out prototype robot truck by year end
8 September, 19:27
Automating driver's job, including full autonomous driving, is part of BelAZ's development strategy, said Alexander Yegorov. “We have a lab prototype now and are staging experiments on it. We intend to assemble the first development prototype by the end of the year,” said the BelAZ chief designer.
Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk, the head of a laboratory of the Mechanical Engineering Institute Alexander Belevich, and Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov examine a Tesla car
Future Belarusian economy-class electric car priced at about $14,000
31 August, 18:38
Asked about possible prices for the economy-class electric car, the middle-range one, and the premium-class car, Vladimir Gusakov noted that the prices have been set at roughly $10,000-14,000 for the people's car, up to $20,000 for the middle-range car, with no price yet available for the premium car.
Lukashenko wants Belarusian electric cars on par with Tesla
31 August, 15:38
“We should not lag behind with our competences and scientific standards,” stressed the Belarusian leader. “In the near future nobody will want to buy combustion engine vehicles like hot cakes the way it was in the past. Compare this car to what we have created and aspire for these standards.”
Natalya Pshibytko
Belarusian scientists come up with transplants based on stem cells for dentistry, ophthalmology
30 August, 19:08
Natalya Pshibytko said: “As far as dentistry is concerned, together with medics and the Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education we are developing a technology for treating periodontium diseases."
Press conference in BelTA's press center
Over $3bn worth of biotechnology products made in Belarus in last five years
30 August, 18:56
An essential breakthrough in biotechnologies has been secured in the last few years. Various kinds of biotechnology products worth over $3 billion were made in Belarus in the last five years. Over 170 modern biotechnologies were created over the course of five years.
An archive photo of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Belarus, Sudan to expand cooperation in science, technology
30 August, 16:39
A Sudanese delegation led by Speaker of the National Assembly of Sudan (the lower chamber of the Sudanese parliament) эIbrahim Ahmed Omer visited the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 30 August.
Electric scooter in development in Belarus
29 August, 13:52
The executive said: “We have already developed an electric bicycle. An electric scooter is the next step. A prototype is already being assembled. We intend to send it for trials by the end of the month. There are plans to retail about 500 electric scooters as early as H1 2018.”
Photo courtesy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Cuba interested in cooperation with Belarus in microbiology, nanotechnologies
25 August, 19:29
“You have a considerable scientific potential. Cuban science develops vigorously. Many scientific interests of Belarus and Cuba coincide. But our cooperation is insufficient,” said the chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
Nuclear research reactor in Belarus under consideration
24 August, 13:16
The project to create a nuclear research reactor at premises of the Sosny Institute is being discussed by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Rosatom. The Sosny Institute already operates a number of nuclear and radiation plants, including a gamma radiation plant and an electron accelerator.
Vladimir Gusakov
Maximum localization of Belarusian electric car production in order
22 August, 17:48
The entire electric system of the car has been developed by Belarusian scientists. Ways to start batch production are under consideration. It is possible to set up an assembly line shop at premises of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. BelAZ suggests setting up the enterprise at its own premises.
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