Tech From Tomsk: Miracle Bandages, Ultra-Efficient Gears, and the Foundation of 4G (E43)
Is Tomsk set to be Siberia's tech hub? Three time zones and some 3,000km from Russia's capital, a city of students and scientists hosts a major annual innovation forum. And it doesn't stop there – a cluster of cutting-edge businesses is building around a tech-targeted Special Economic Zone. Microelectronics are reinventing radar systems and building the backbone for Russia's nationwide 4G network. Miracle materials filter drinking water and electro-statically treat antibiotic-resistant infections. In the automotive industry, Tomsk teams are readying rubber for the next generation of green tires and making breakthroughs in gearing for the hybrid Yo-Mobile. You just might be playing this video with a codec coined by the city's world-class programmers. A high-tech trip to Tomsk, on Technology Update.
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