Science and technology had a special place in St. Petersburg in the passing year. We have things to be proud of. Let's talk about the top five inventions of 2016.
Our list is opened by the meal so favored by Italians - spaghetti. Just as the Venice of the north should. Simple pasta was turned into a scientific achievement – at the ITMO university, upon the order of the defense ministry, those were prepared with liver and dried by ultrasound. Such recipe is ideal for those who lack vitamins.
On the fourth spot are students of another St. Petersburg school. The Polytechnic University created a virtual crash test race track for cars. You won't have to smash real cars anymore, and the software will help save a lot of money without any harm for passengers.
A similar thing, but of a much larger scale, was invented by scientist from the St. Petersburg State University. They designed a training machine, which can imitate warfare with the maximum reality. Every single detail is considered in virtual reality, and thanks to that soldiers can improve their battle skills
The second-place is occupied by an almost magical object. Just not long ago a chameleon coat seemed like a sci-fi thing, but in 2016 a student at ITMO university created a prototype. It can change color depending on the surrounding environment. Maybe an invisible cape is around the corner
And probably the main achievement of this year is related to our health. A unique surgery on transplanting nano skin to a human was conducted in St. Petersburg. The procedure has been described as a medical revolution, as it allows hope for a full recovery to thousands of burn patients.