Digital immunity: SibFU scientists to teach AI to catch data leakage

SibFU scientists are developing a self-learning artificial intelligence system capable of detecting hidden information inbuilt in various media content disseminated in Internet resources. This artificial immune system mimics some of the natural processes that take place in the human immune system, for instance, it produces special digital antibodies to detect hostile antigens — media files which covertly embed additional information. The main results of the study are given in the article here.

The Fir Tree Remembers Warmth

International research team including a researcher from Siberian Federal University has found out that spruces sprouted in the south from seeds of northern populations and then planted in northern regions within reforestation event, “recalls” warmth and reveal specific features of its southern childhood, i.e. they bloom early and hibernate later. The researchers have suggested that this pattern is caused by stable epigenetic modifications acquired during some period of life that regulate these processes. The study was published in the Christmas issue of Scientific Reports journal.

SibFU scientists study gold-bearing mineral arsenopyrite

Researchers from Krasnoyarsk and Tomsk have studied the microstructure of arsenopyrite (FeAsS), selected from the ores of deposits in the Yenisei Ridge (Krasnoyarsk Territory). It turned out that increased concentrations of gold (including invisible) are associated with unconventional arsenopyrites having different biases in their chemical composition and crystalline structure. The main results of the work are published in Minerals.

SibFU scientists propose a gentle method of herbicide treatment of crops

Biotechnologists of Siberian Federal University have proposed new forms of drugs to combat agricultural pests, i. e. weeds and fungi affecting crops. Crop protection is one of the top priorities of the Russian agricultural industry due to the fact that our country is the leader in wheat exports. For example, in 2019 more than 29 million tons were sold to other countries.

Genetic scientists to save forests from global climate change

An international research team which includes the researchers from Siberian Federal University has identified the genes responsible for the adaptive potential of loblolly pine (pinus taeda). According to the authors of this research, the obtained results will make it possible to predict the response of forests to climate change, and thus significantly increase the effectiveness of reforestation programs. The work is published in the Journal of Heredity. The reporters of RIA-Nauka wrote about this study.

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