Posts tagged as research

Latvian scientists work on creation of ‘artificial sun’

Monday, January 25, 2021

“University of Latvia, together with Estonian colleagues, have conducted a major research last year in the field of nuclear fusion reactors” – LSM.LV reports with reference to the Latvian Television. An in-depth understanding and forecasting of the functional properties of modern materials in extreme radiation conditions. This is one of last year’s most important achievements in science, according to the Latvian Academy of Sciences. The study involves a new type…

Lithuania’s genocide research centre must ‘double-check’ its findings, says director candidate

Friday, June 19, 2020

Lithuania’s Genocide and Resistance Research Centre is studying sensitive issues and therefore has to be particularly scrupulous in its research, says Adas Jakubauskas, a candidate to take over the institution’s helm. “This institution has a very sensitive mission. To my mind, it’s an honorary institution of Lithuania, therefore, it’s very important to make sure it performs the functions that the Seimas delegated to it by law,” he told MPs on…

Research Paper on ‘Information Sharing Framework for Penetration Testing’ available now

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

In the contemporary interpretation of deterrence theory, maintaining high-level resilience against cyber attacks is one of two pillars of cyber deterrence posture. Penetration testing activities constitute the technical foundation of improving overall cyber resilience posture, apart from known vulnerabilities and threats. In practice, it is tremendously difficult to cover penetration testing requirements of the whole spectrum of many military systems. A new research paper on ‘Information Sharing Platform for Penetration Testing’ by…

Latvian philanthropic foundation donated 50,000 euros toward coronavirus research

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The foundation bearing the name of Boris and Inara Teterev has donated 50,000 euros toward fighting the Covid-19 novel coronavirus by supporting research in Latvia on the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus strain that causes the respiratory illness, according to the  Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation  on April 20. “Today when the pandemic is affecting each of us, of course the foundation is also offering it’s small…

Latvian scientists to study the impact of climate change on Svalbard glaciers

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The study of the Svalbard glaciers using the methods available to Latvian scientists may provide answers to questions about the impact of climate change on glaciers, said the participants of the next Latvian polar expedition in an interview with Latvian Television on August 2. The Sixth Latvian Polar Expedition will head to Svalbard to probe into the mysteries of the surging glaciers. After decades or even 150 years, these glaciers advance…

Archeologists find two column bases of Great Synagogue of Vilnius

Monday, July 15, 2019

Archeologist have found the bases of two columns of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius, Vilnius Municipality announced on Friday. The columns are part of the bimah – a raised central platform for Torah readings. People will be able to see the new discoveries on Wednesday. “We have discovered one of the holiest parts of the building. These columns would be 9 meters high in the past. The unveiled place is…

Estonia starts process for joining world’s leading molecular biology organization

Monday, July 1, 2019

Estonia’s Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps and Edith Heard, director general of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), have signed an agreement on Estonia becoming a prospect member state of the EMBL from June 2019. The prospect membership grants Estonian researchers for three years the same opportunities in the organization as are enjoyed by researchers from the full member states. Estonia has to decide about whether or not…

Lithuania: Coalition expansion talks completed, Vilnius University up in global rankings

Monday, June 24, 2019

Last week, four parliamentary parties continued coalition negotiations, two men were sentenced for spying for Russia, Government vowed to reduce shadow income in construction and car sale sectors. Coalition negotiators complete talks, fail to agree on child benefit Representatives of four parties in Lithuania, holding negotiations on a future ruling coalition, said on Thursday, June 20, they have completed their work, acknowledging, however, their failure to agree on the child…

Research: Russian-linked disinformation may have reached 241 million Europeans

Friday, May 10, 2019

Before the European Parliament’s election, an online security firm has found that about a half of all European Union citizens could have been exposed to disinformation promoted by social media accounts linked to Russia. British news portal The Guardian reports that the company that produced the research, is American company online security firm SafeGuard Cyber, which has stated that it had a database of more than 500,000 known troll and…

She thought her grandfather was a Lithuanian hero. Research leads her to ask, was he a patriot or a Nazi?

By Ron Grossman on Monday, January 14, 2019

To this day, Silvia Foti is not sure if she was supposed to expose or exonerate her grandfather Jonas Noreika. In Lithuania, he is remembered as General Storm, his nom de guerre when he led an underground resistance to the Soviet army’s invasion of his homeland during World War II. There are statues and streets named for him. His daughter, Foti’s mother, spent decades assembling myriad documents for a biography…