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Van cats: truth about heterochromia and “Turkish standard”

The common opinion that a Van cat must be odd-eyed is however erroneous. Heterochromia is not the dominating feature of the breed.

February 9, 2016
Van cats: truth about heterochromia and “Turkish standard”
Van cat is an endemic breed that emerged in the surroundings of Van Lake, which is now the territory of Turkey. Being the most ancient domestic cat, the Van cat is capricious and freedom-loving. It’s rather big and is famous for being able to swim and hunt for fish.

The PACE impasse: Senseless dances of Azeri shamans

Baku derived no lesson from years of fruitless attempts to move the Karabakh conflict settlement from the OSCE Minsk Group format to other platforms.

February 7, 2016
The PACE impasse: Senseless dances of Azeri shamans
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has been persistent in expressing his displeasure with the OSCE Minsk Group. However, his spasms of discontent were interspersed with bouts of civilized communication with the mediators - no boycotting of talks or declining of meetings.

Armenian startup technology boosts agriculture capacity

In the course of a year, 10-15% of the granules turn into nutritional agents, which, in turn, are being absorbed by the plant.

February 4, 2016
Armenian startup technology boosts agriculture capacity
With climate changes and increasing world population, food safety has become a global issue. Scientists are trying to develop new methods to boost agricultural production for getting better harvest at a less cost. Basing on new achievements in the field of polymerization, Armenian startup Eco Technology has developed a product called AquaSource.

Medicine in ancient Armenia: free treatment, discoveries, progress

Pregnant women received advice on hygiene. In case of dystocia, doctors applied cesarean section and embryotomy.

February 1, 2016
Medicine in ancient Armenia: free treatment, discoveries, progress
With adoption of Christianity, fanatics of the new faith started destroying pagan temples, which, besides being places of worship, were the depositaries of unique scientific knowledge accumulated in the course of centuries: astronomy, mathematics, medicine, metallurgy, architecture, military science, wine making and agriculture. Huge amount of information as well as authorship of many findings and researches was lost while pagan priests, who managed to survive, fled to neighbor countries.

Armenia’s major innovation events in 2015

In the framework of Digi Code programming contest, Armenian school students got an opportunity to work with Scratch programming language.

December 26, 2015
Armenia’s major innovation events in 2015
The IT field in Armenia is the corner stone of the country’s economic development. It doesn’t depend on mineral resources; it’s indifferent about closed borders and the regional situation. It only needs highly qualified specialists, who are capable to develop and promote their products globally. Thanks to unique projects, Armenian IT companies managed to find their place on the map of international innovative solutions in 2015.

Armenian specialists create largest programing tutor mobile platform

Mathematical skills are not necessary but desirable, as the lack of elementary arithmetic skills will considerably complicate the process of learning.

December 24, 2015
Armenian specialists create largest programing tutor mobile platform
Armenian-American startup SoloLearn is one of the fastest developing startups of the Silicone Valley with up to $10mln financial backing, according to Mattermark company engaged in startup research. Besides, SoloLearn was included in the list of the best applications in India. With the huge competition at the programming tutor market, SoloLearn achieved an incredible result: it became the world leader in the field.

Armenian startup masters 3D animation

Besides 3D and 2 animation, motion graphics and visual effects, the firm is engaged in infographics and computer game development.

December 21, 2015
Armenian startup masters 3D animation
A perspective multimedia laboratory was created two years ago at the Gyumri Information Technology Center (GITC) aiming to make the city an industrial multimedia hub. Using the accumulated knowledge and experience, the team founded their own startup Skyline Studio engaged in 3D and 2D animation, motion graphics and visual effects. Taking up one of the most innovative technology trends, they are not only working on projects but are also training staff for future enlargement of the company.

Gyumri startup develops affordable automation systems for SME

The startup, meanwhile, succeeded in development of a product that could meet demands of the majority of the market participants.

December 14, 2015
Gyumri startup develops affordable automation systems for SME
Nowadays the success of a business depends on introduction of management systems. However, most of innovative solutions are applied by major enterprises due to their high cost. Using available microcomputers and free software, Gyumri-based startup Brick Evolution is developing a hardware allowing small and middle businesses to use identical innovative solutions. Applying the platforms developed by the team, various automation systems can be created.

Apple features Armenian game as Editor’s Choice in 78 states

When the game development was completed, the team decided to apply to a major company to promote their products on mobile platforms.

December 10, 2015
Apple features Armenian game as Editor’s Choice in 78 states
Armenian startup ArmNomads that was founded in March 2015 employs three developers. However, it has already proved that all one needs for creation of a quality product is knowledge, good ideas and enthusiasm, while big budget and publicity are not the main factors for success. The team has developed Let’s Twist mobile game that caught the attention of Apple and was featured as Editor’s Choice in 78 countries of the world on November 12.

Armenian team offers innovative cloud computing solutions

Two years ago all programs functioning within cloud servers were built by “monolith” principle, with each solution basing on the previous one.

December 7, 2015
Armenian team offers innovative cloud computing solutions
The Internet of Things, which connects billions of various devices, is rapidly developing at the international market. The U.S. and Japan expect that by 2020 each device including phones and even washing machines should be connected to the Internet of Things and be managed by mobile devices. Given the fact that each person possesses three or four devices, their number might exceed 7 billion in five years. The huge diversity of devices should function and interact through cloud services. The existing servers would hardly provide resources for the functioning of such a great number of devices. That is why many companies, including Armenian startup Flaxton are now searching for new cloud solutions.
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