13 Feb, 2018

Alternative Olympics in Russia

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed an order to hold in Russia alternative competitions for athletes who did not receive an invitation to the Olympics in Pyeongchang. Competitions will be held for both Olympians and Paralympic athletes.

According to Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, the competitions will be held in several cities of Russia.

The government has established the size of monetary awards for prizes. For the first place winners will receive 4 million rubles, for the second – 2.5 million rubles, and for the third place – 1.7 million rubles

Briefly about the main thing ……

SOCIETY

YouTube asked to remove the broadcast “Bulk Live” about Prikhodko and Deripaska

The YouTube video hosting administration sent a notification to the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) Alexei Navalny, requesting that the recording of the broadcast from the Youtube channel “Bulk Live” on February 8, 2018 be removed. This was reported by RBC lawyer FBK Ivan Zhdanov

The court of Germany forbade Facebook to use a number of preconfigurations

The authority declared a number of settings that Facebook has set to gain access to social network services

The student wrote a diploma on extremism and sat down for extremism

According to the newspaper, the student is studying at the fifth year of the Law Faculty of Voronezh Economic and Legal Institute in the direction of “criminal law”. In the spring of 2018, he was to defend a diploma on “Extremism in modern conditions: international aspects of counteraction”

“Czech Television” was accused of justifying Stalin’s repressions

The Council for Broadcasting of the Czech Republic – the supervisory body overseeing the activities of the republican public and legal electronic media – accused the Czech Television, which showed the Russian television series The Forgotten Leaders, in an attempt to justify Stalin’s repressions

Prosecutor’s Office of Saudi Arabia announced the recruitment of women to investigators

The Office of the Prosecutor General of Saudi Arabia announced the admission of women to work by investigators. This is reported by Al Hayat referring to the statement of the prosecutor’s office. It is noted that women with Saudi citizenship who have a university education can file applications for work in the prosecutor’s office.

The State Duma refuses to raise fines for tinting cars

The deputies will be advised to reject the new bill in the first reading. The size of the fine is planned to remain the same. Fans of “toning” know that it is a sum of 500 rubles

In the Urals, the court recognized a woman who removed her breasts as a man

Savinovskikh said that she had an operation to remove the breasts, since the seventh breast size made her uncomfortable.

However, the court found a resident of Yekaterinburg, Yulia Savinovsky, a man and refused to return her adopted children, said lawyer Alexei Bushmakov. As Bushmakov said, the court’s decision says that the sons were seized from the woman, since she is in same-sex marriage

“Identification of Savinovsky Yu.V. himself as a representative of the male, taking into account her state in marriage with a man, the desire to accept the social role inherent in the male sex, in essence contradicts the principles of the family law of our country, the traditions and the mentality of our society,” – said in the court’s decision.

Scientists talked about the dangers of fresh milk

Experts from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States found that consumption of fresh milk affects the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections.

Officials were allowed to conclude life insurance agreements

As specified, it is about those who are subject to anti-corruption bans. Explanations were prepared after a meeting was held at the Ministry of Labor, in which representatives of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Central Bank, participants of the insurance market took part.

Eurocommissioner: bank secrecy in the European Union is over

In five countries, partially or fully adopted the laws of the European Union, there is no longer such a thing as bank secrecy. All transactions with accounts can now be controlled by the tax authorities, European Commissioner for Economy and Finance Pierre Moscosviis said on February 12 on the air of France2.

The bank secrecy in Europe is over. If someone owns an account in Switzerland, there is an automatic exchange of information, that is, we immediately know about it. – Pierre Moscovici, French politician

Collection of payments for electricity in the regions of the NCFD

The collectability of payments from the population of the North Caucasus regions for electricity reached 85%. This was in an interview with the NTV channel reported by the Minister of the Russian Federation for the affairs of the North Caucasus Lev Kuznetsov.

EU citizens officially warned against buying crypto currency

The EU financial regulator issued a notice on Monday warning the European citizens against ill-considered decisions when buying crypto currency, pointing to the absence of any legislative mechanisms to protect against the associated risks.

Astrakhans for the year received in banks almost 50 billion rubles

The population and business of the region for the year received loans for 73.4 billion rubles. This is 21% more than last year.

And the overwhelming part is accounted for by loans of individuals – 49.8 billion rubles.

Legal entities and individual entrepreneurs were more modest in the past year – only 23.6 billion rubles.

Most actively Astrakhans took loans at the end of the year. One third of the total amount was for the period from October to December

The yield on deposits will continue to fall

After lowering the key rate of the CBR, the rates on deposits and loans will continue to decrease. By March, the deposit rates are expected to decrease, and by April loans will be cheaper. According to a survey conducted by the newspaper “Izvestia”, the yield on deposits will drop to 5.75-6.25% next month.

ECONOMY

Regions of Russia will receive more than 17 billion rubles for the development of roads

The Russian government distributed intergovernmental transfers to the constituent entities of the Russian Federation for 2018 to finance road activities. The corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The funds in the amount of 17.05 billion rubles are allocated between the budgets of 30 regions of Russia.

The White House presented Trump’s infrastructure plan for $ 1.5 trillion

The administration of the US President Donald Trump presented the long-awaited “infrastructure plan”, designed to attract at least $ 1.5 trillion of new investments in infrastructure projects – roads, airports and other facilities – throughout the country in the next decade.

The Thai authorities have banned banks from any operations with crypto-currencies

Any operations with crypto-currencies were forbidden by the financial institutions of the Kingdom of the Bank of Thailand, the Bangkok Post reported.

State companies of China have invested in the development of more than $ 79 billion

State-owned Chinese companies specializing in technologies in various fields invested more than 500 billion yuan (over $ 79 billion) in their development and production in 2017.

The government called the term of introduction of tax free throughout Russia

In March-May 2018, the government expects to “get information”, allowing the pilot to be distributed to all regions where the World Cup matches will take place. At the end of November 2017, President Vladimir Putin approved the introduction of the tax free system in Russia.

Corresponding changes in the tax legislation are accepted. Also, I signed a government decree on this topic – a pilot project will start in four regions most popular with foreign tourists, such as Krasnodar Region, Moscow Region, Moscow and St. Petersburg. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian statesman

FAS uncovered collusion in the market of medicines and medical equipment

The Federal Antimonopoly Service disclosed the collusion of suppliers of medicines, medical products, equipment and nutrition to Moscow hospitals, the ministry said on Monday.

Gazprom will create an international unit for gas exports

The corporation will create an integrated international sales unit. It will be responsible for deliveries, trading and marketing for the entire export portfolio of Gazprom. The reorganization will be carried out in two stages within two years

600 million rubles for gasification of the Kama region

In 2018, Gazprom substantially increased gasification financing in the province from 200 to 575 million rubles.

Moscow again sells its stake in the hotel operator “Intourist”

The Moscow authorities again put up for sale a blocking stake (25,036% of the charter capital) of the hotel operator VAO Intourist. The share will be realized through a public offer, the press service of the Department for Competition Policy of Moscow.

RZD offered new bonds following Rosneft, the volume of 15 billion rubles

The coupon rate of Rosneft’s bonds was set at 7.5 percent per annum for the period until the offer in 5 years. The collection of applications for RZD bonds will be held from 11.00 to 15.00 Moscow time. The calculations are scheduled for February 20

Friedman company to invest $ 500 million in oil and gas production in Egypt

The DEA Deutsche Erdoel oil and gas company, part of LetterOne group of Mikhail Fridman, intends to invest $ 500 million in oil and gas production in Egypt for three years. This is stated in the message on the company’s website.

The net profit of Slavneft under IFRS in 2017 fell

The net profit of Slavneft (a joint venture of Rosneft and Gazprom Neft) according to IFRS, attributable to shareholders, in 2017 decreased by 1.4 times compared to 2016 and amounted to 12 billion rubles, the company reports.

“Belorusneft” will increase oil production in Russia

“Belorusneft” plans this year to increase oil production in Russia by 20% – up to 180 thousand tons. The chief engineer – deputy general director of “Belorusneft” Vladimir Goshkis informed about such plans, BelTA informs.

Gazprom Neft will create a reserve fund

Gazprom Neft has developed its own reserve fund on the basis of the state budget rule. However, deductions to its reserve fund will be made according to a more complicated formula that takes into account not only oil prices, but also inflation, interest rates and other criteria

For six years elite new buildings in Moscow have risen in price by 42%

At the beginning of 2018, elite housing in the primary market of Moscow, according to Welhome, costs an average of 840.1 thousand rubles per square meter. meter. This is 42% more than in 2012. In dollars, prices, on the contrary, decreased – by 22% to 14.9 thousand dollars on average for the “square”.

SHOW BUSINESS

Fans criticized Natalia Vodyanova for a photo with a gasket in her hands

Natalia Vodianova on the page in the social network Instagram published a photo with a sanitary napkin in her hands. The model decided to talk with subscribers about the lack of such funds in third world countries, but the fans criticized it.

Lena Miro accused Anna Netrebko of enriching at the death of Hvorostovsky

Opera singer Anna Netrebko was accused of being involved in enrichment at the expense of a colleague of the late Khvorostovsky. The whole point was that she dedicated her concert to the deceased artist and installed extra expensive tickets.

The aged Bilan with a skewed face shocked the fans

Alarmed fans once again suspected that the singer is terminally ill. Allegedly, therefore, he recently shaved his head and went to restore health to Iceland.
However, Bilan himself does not confirm the terrible diagnosis, although he reported the health problems to the press more than once.

The daughter of rock singer Johnny Holliday will challenge his father’s will

Recall, 34-year-old Laura Smet is the daughter of Johnny Holliday from his marriage to the French actress Natalie Bai. French rock singer Johnny Holliday died in early December at the age of 74 years from lung cancer in his home in the suburbs of Paris

Rita Ora was bared for the sake of a photo session against the backdrop of sunset

Well-known American TV presenter Rita Ora has allowed herself the courage to bared for the sake of a photo session against the background of sunset. A new snapshot of a celebrity literally blew up Instagram. Rita Ora could never boast of excessive modesty or hypocrisy.

Kim Kardashian was photographed on a fashionable garbage dump in some pantyhose

In the photo, the celebrity flaunts in a brown fur coat from the fashion house Fendi, in the same color as the Italian designer and pantyhose, made in the same style. The image of the model on the photo excludes the presence of a skirt and shoes on it.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar banned at his concerts shooting photos and videos

Famous American rapper and hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar Duckworth has forbidden shooting photos and videos at his concerts. Thus, the artist intends to increase the involvement of the audience. Shooting at the speeches of rapper Kendrick Lamar is prohibited for all present.

Angelina Jolie was criticized for being untidy

Many assume that such changes in the appearance of the actress are directly related to parting with Brad Pitt, which Jolie is going through very hard. Some fans are sure that the star has serious health problems, although she herself does not confirm such information.

Guillermo del Toro will head the jury of the 75th Venice Film Festival

Last year’s Venice Film Festival triumphant and Golden Lion winner for his film Form of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro will return to Venice this year already as the chairman of the international film review jury. This is reported on the page in the “tweet” Venetian Biennale

The shooting of a Russian-Chinese film began in Khabarovsk

The plot of the film depicts a man named Ma Biao – after 20 years of imprisonment for an accidentally committed crime, he decides to find his long-standing love – a singer from the bar of Karina. The blue train carries the hero to his native city on the border of the USSR and China, where he has to start a new life.

The play for adults will be staged in the Puppet Theater “The Fairy Tale”

The performance for adults will be staged in the Puppet Theater “The Fairy Tale”, the official website of the Altai Territory reports. The play based on the novel by Alexander Pushkin “Eugene Onegin” will be staged in the theater for the first time

ACTIVITIES

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wrote on Twitter that he received an envelope with white powder last week.

“Donald Trump’s wife, Jr., was hospitalized after she opened an envelope with white powder. Strangely enough, I received this last Tuesday, it was transferred to the diplomatic police. Mark? From the USA. “, Assange said.

In Venezuela, an unknown shelling carnival procession

The unknown person opened fire on the participants of the carnival procession in the Venezuelan municipality of El Callao. As reported on Monday, the newspaper Le National, the victims of the incident were three people, five more suffered.

Workers found two shells of WWII times in the center of Moscow

When carrying out road works in Maly Sukharevsky lane, objects similar to artillery shells from the times of the Great Patriotic War were found. This is reported by TASS with reference to a source in the law enforcement agencies of Moscow. A dangerous place was cordoned off, the sappers are expected to arrive.

Applicant for the post of Premier of the State Council of China accused of corruption

In 2012, Sun Zhengcang joined the Politburo of the CPC Central Committee. Last fall, the politician was named among the main contenders for the post of prime minister of the State Council. Currently, the official is suspended from all positions held, and also expelled from the CCP.

The British court dismissed the trial of the former dissident Bukovsky

The court of the British city of Cambridge terminated the trial of the former Soviet dissident and writer Vladimir Bukovsky because of the defendant’s poor health. This was reported by the lawyer of Bukovsky Robert Brown.

In Austria, a passenger died as a result of a collision of trains

At least one person was killed, twenty-two passengers were seriously injured after a passenger train collided with an electric train in the land of Styria in the south-east of the country. At the scene, there are twenty ambulance teams and firemen.

After the death of Marianov, the TFR initiated a case against the director of the medical center

With regard to the director of the rehabilitation center “Phoenix”, in which the actor Dmitry Maryanov was treated, a criminal case was initiated to provide services that do not meet the security requirements, the Investigative Committee said.

The attacker on Tatyana Felgenhauer was finally charged

The Investigative Committee presented Boris Gritz, who attacked the leading “Echo of Moscow” Tatiana Felgenhauer, the charge in the final wording. This is reported by the main investigation department of the TFR in Moscow.

“A 49-year-old man was charged with the final wording in an attempt to assassinate an employee of one of the capital’s radio stations (part 3, Article 30, part 1, Article 105 of the Criminal Code),” the report said.

Within the framework of the case, 14 forensic examinations were carried out, including a comprehensive inpatient psycho-psychiatric examination. According to the results of the latter, Grits was declared insane.

Felgenhauer stated that she doubted the abnormality of the attacker.

POLICY

A video of Saakashvili’s detention in a Kiev restaurant

On the page in Facebook, the ex-president of Georgia and the former governor of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, published a video of the politician’s detention in one of the restaurants in Kiev. On the record from the CCTV cameras it is seen how the siloviki in masks break into the institution and put several visitors on the floor

Saakashvili was received in Poland as a relative of a citizen of the EU country

Former Georgian President and ex-governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili was expelled from the territory of Ukraine to Poland

The press service of the Border Guard Service of Poland reported that the leader of the “Rukh new forces” party Mikheil Saakashvili was received on the territory of the country on the basis of the application of the State Migration Service of Ukraine on readmission, taking into account the fact that Saakashvili is the spouse of a citizen of a member state of the European Union

The White House spoke about the content of the telephone conversation between Trump and Putin

Presidents of Russia and the United States Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump during a telephone conversation on Monday discussed issues of mutual concern, including the nuclear issue of the DPRK, the White House press service said.

Georgian sniper accused Ukrainian MPs of shooting Maidan

The current head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security and Defense Sergei Pashinsky and MP Vladimir Parasyuk personally shot people during a coup in February 2014.

Venezuela lost the right to vote at the UN General Assembly due to debts

Venezuela temporarily lost the right to vote within the UN General Assembly because of arrears in contributions to the organization’s budget. This was reported by El National newspaper with reference to the organization itself.

The ruling South Africa party decided to dismiss President Zuma

The Executive Committee of the ruling South Africa African National Congress (ANC) decided to “withdraw” Jacob Zuma from the post of president of the country. This is reported by Reuters with reference to a high-ranking source in the ANC.

The detained Ukrainian admitted that he arrived in Crimea on the instructions of the SBU

It is noted that Davydenko purposefully collected and transmitted to the special services of Ukraine the state secret information about the activities of units and formations of Rosgvardia and against FSB officers whose leakage abroad could damage the security of the Russian Federation.

The Prime Minister of Poland placed Bogdan Khmelnytsky in the same row with Hitler

The Polish prime minister in his speech cited the words of one of the rabbis, who allegedly put Khmelnytsky on par with Hitler and Himmler during a recent conference in Polish Torun.

Abe demanded from North Korea to return abducted citizens of Japan

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe said that he demanded from the chairman of the DPRK Supreme Assembly Kim Yong Nam to return the citizens of Japan, who were abducted by North Korean special services, RIA Novosti reports.

Kim Jong-un emphasized the importance of improving relations with South Korea

North Korea’s President Kim Jong-un emphasizes the importance of further improving relations with South Korea

It is reported that the delegation, headed by the sister of the North Korean leader Kim Jong, returned to North Korea from South Korea, reported to Kim Jong-no the details of the trip and the talks there with President Mun Zhe In.

Trump said that the US nuclear arsenal will always be the most powerful

Trump during the presentation to cabinet members and governors of the US infrastructure reform project stressed that he would like to reduce the American nuclear arsenal. At the same time, the US president stressed that it is supposedly dependent on other countries

ARMY AND WEAPONS

Turchinov announced the advancement of Ukrainian military in Donbass

The Ukrainian military for 2017 on some sections of the line of contact in the Donbass have advanced by 10 or more kilometers. This was stated in an interview with “Gromadskoye TV” Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov.

It’s nice to say that both the 2016th and the 2017th years differed from the past in that we did not give a meter of our land. Moreover, our units in some areas have advanced by 10 kilometers or more and have improved their positions – Alexander Turchinov, Ukrainian politician

The US allocated another $ 6.3 billion for restraining Russia in Europe

In the US budget for 2019 laid $ 6.3 billion to contain Russia in Europe by military means. This is stated in a document published on February 12 on the website of the White House. These funds are requesting the US military department for a European deterrence (EIS) project.

Damascus helps the Kurds in Africa

“The Kurds have no choice but to cooperate with the government of Syria to protect Afrina,” said the representative of the Syrian Free Army, Cinema Gabriel.

Recall, on January 20, the Turkish armed forces invaded Syria in order to fight the People’s Self-Defense Forces, consisting mainly of Kurds.

In Russia, mobilization is declared. Zapasnikov called in military enlistment offices

If a special period is declared in the country, the reservists will complete the existing units or create new ones. Military units are responsible for forming the reserve. Servicemen during the training must have a passport and military card.

US is looking for burial places in Syria killed by militants IGIL of Americans

US spetsnaz conducts an operation in Syria to search for burial places of the remains of US citizens, as well as other Western countries, who were killed by terrorists of IGIL *. This is reported by the ABC television channel.

The White House has requested $ 1.8 billion to build a missile defense system in Eastern Europe

With the aim of building 37 missile defense systems in Romania and Poland, the US government was sent a request for $ 1.8 billion, said Gary Panett, Director of Operations for the Missile Defense Agency, RIA Novosti.

The US will allocate a billion dollars to destroy its chemical weapons

The US government plans to allocate in fiscal year 2019 almost $ 1 billion to destroy its own arsenal of chemical weapons. This was announced on Monday by the head of the budgetary department of the Land Force, Major-General Paul Chamberlain

The failure of the US missile defense system did not embarrass buyers from Japan

Director of operations of the Agency for Missile Defense Gary Pennett during a briefing for journalists, which was held in the Pentagon press center, confirmed the plans of the US to sell the SM-3 Block IIA anti-missile to Japan. According to him, the Japanese authorities are still interested in this deal.

Colombia refuted statements about alleged plans to attack Venezuela

The commander-in-chief of the Colombian armed forces, General Alberto Mejia, denied on Monday the statement of the Venezuelan authorities regarding the alleged plans of Colombia to attack the neighboring country.

A street with the US Embassy will be named in honor of the “Olive Branch” in Ankara

The street where the US embassy in Ankara is located will receive a new name in honor of Operation Olive Branch, which the Turkish Armed Forces spend in Syrian Africa, Ankara Mayor Mustafa Tuna said.

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

The Duma of Russia proposed to block mobile applications for pirated content

The bill, providing for the blocking of programs with unlicensed content, was submitted for consideration by the State Duma of the Russian Federation. The proposed amendments to the federal law “On Information” are published on the website of the lower house of parliament.

Consistently closing all the channels for the distribution of pirated content, the State Duma works primarily to create a material base for the work of domestic authors who have material incentives. – Leonid Levin, deputy

In the US, a robot-dog was taught to open doors

On the video, the android SpotMini comes to the door and discovers that it can not open it. He signals to another robot equipped with a mechanical “hand”. The robot opens the door sash, waits until its “congenial” passes, after which it comes itself, closing the door behind it.

Rosatom opened a company for the development of 3D-printing

The main goal of the organization “Rusatom – Additive Technologies” is to ensure profit up to 50 billion rubles by 2025 and to achieve a share of more than 1.5% in the world market of additive technologies, “Economy Today” reports. Additive technologies have several clear advantages.

Experts: Column HomePod is not subject to repair

Representatives of the company iFixit, specializing in the development of instructions for repairing gadgets, betrayed the merciless criticism of the construction of the new HomePod column from Apple. According to experts, this device is completely non-repairable.

Roskognress Fund to present a new social platform in Sochi

Opening of the Laboratory of NGOs – the innovative social platform of the Roskognress Foundation-will be held on February 14 at the exhibition of investment projects of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation in the framework of the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi.

A new option Google Maps will tell relatives about the phone that is dead

In the new version of Google Maps, you will be able to tell your relatives your coordinates and about the charge level of the battery. Now the beta version of Google Maps v9.71 is being tested

Facebook launched a special photo editor in Stories

Developers Facebook launched for Stories (Stories) a special photo editor. It’s about the new features that will appear in desktop users

The guide to using the new Snapchat appeared on the web

The Snapchat application, as promised by the media throughout the year 2017, underwent a major change. Users are already complaining about the company, but the first guidelines for use have appeared on the Web.

The Ideco ICS security gateway protects against cryptomayers

“Aideko” presented an update of its flagship solution. The Ideco ICS security gateway has become the first Russian UTM solution to block crypto callers.

Hackers began to block Google Chrome with a virus

Hackers began to block the Google Chrome browser with a new virus. As reported in the company Malwarebytes, the Trojan works in such a way that during the operation of Chrome starts downloading a huge number of files that as a result block the browser

The startup in the US suggested selling DNA data through a block of flats

The startup of Nebula Genomics in the United States has proposed selling, storing and transferring decoded DNA data with the help of a blockade. Nebula Genomics from Harvard University was founded by the famous geneticist, the head of the project Personal Genome George Church.

Published the first photos of the new smartphone Xiaomi Mi 7

The web has published the first photos of the chic novelty from Xiaomi – Mi 7 with a scanner in the screen. His presentation should take place in the spring of 2018. As you know, in Barcelona there will be an exhibition MWC 2018, however Xiaomi Mi 7 will not be shown on it.

The web has data on the new flagship Sony Xperia XZ2

The screen resolution of the Sony Xperia XZ2 device is 1080 by 2160 pixels, and the aspect ratio is 18: 9. The amount of RAM is 4 GB, built-in 64 GB. The Japanese novelty has the registration number Sony H8266. The exact term of the official presentation of the mobile device is not announced.

THE SCIENCE

Scientists have taught drones to fly around obstacles

In the United States, they developed drones that can overcome obstacles themselves. In the United States, unmanned aerial vehicles have been developed that can move in dense forests or in urban areas at high speeds without the risk of crashing into anything.

Scientists have invented a method that helps to destroy the influenza virus

It is noted that such a lamp is able to effectively purify the air in the room, as well as different surfaces from harmful bacteria. Previously, ultraviolet radiation with a wavelength of about 250 nm was used for this. Rays helped disinfect the premises, but were harmful to humans

Scientists first raised functioning kidneys from stem cells

The experiment was conducted by scientists in mice. From human embryonic stem cells, they have grown kidney glomeruli. After they were mixed with a gel that mimics the connective tissue

Scientists have created an algorithm for a smartphone that distinguishes children from adults

The mechanism of iCare will allow the smartphone from the first touch to determine the hand of a child and an adult on the basis of differences in the geometry of their palms and dexterity. The accuracy of the recognition is 84%.

An open placebo helped cope with the cancer fatigue syndrome

In a new work, scientists from the University of Alabama in Birmingham under the leadership of Kevin R. Fontaine tested the role of placebo drugs without real physiological action in treating the cancer fatigue syndrome.

A way to make seawater fresh

Experts suggest using membranes from such a material with nanometer pores to remove alkali metals from the ion solution. Representatives of Monash University report that now they can use the results obtained for desalination of water.

The Large Hadron Collider again did not find hypothetical dark photons

The LHCb collaboration performed such a search and again did not find the decay of dark photons into such pairs. Instead, it established new, more stringent restrictions on the value of ε, describing the interaction of dark photons with the electromagnetic current of the Standard Model

Scientists have developed a portable drug detector

Scientists from the International University of Florida have invented and issued a patent for a portable kit that will help the police quickly find the content of the suspected drug in the body.

Scientists: Paracetamol can cause infertility and miscarriage

The performed work demonstrated that paracetamol is aging for 35 years and contributes to the problems in the work of the reproductive system. It turned out that this drug reduces the content of certain hormones, which can lead to infertility and premature termination of pregnancy.

Physicists have learned to control the order of layers in a three-layer graphene

Japanese physicists, led by Takashi Takahashi of Tohoku University, proposed a method for obtaining a three-layer graphene with a controlled order of layers.

Scientists called the main distinctive feature of all sentient beings

Chimpanzees and other intellectually developed monkeys have self-control, similar to human. This same characteristic is present in birds and other beings claiming the right to be reasonable. Scientists are 100% sure that self-control is not only a human ability.

AUTO

Honda “rejected” in China 350 thousand Civic and CR-V because of the cold

The Japanese company Honda has started another revival campaign of its cars – this time in China, and under the review came the models Civic and CR-V with a 1.5-lorovym engine.

Skoda Octavia will receive a fully digital instrument panel

Skoda Octavia finally received an advanced digital instrument panel. This option became available in the model configurator on the Czech site of the company Skoda. According to the journalists of the publication Motor1, Skoda Octavia for the global market will officially receive a new device in March, as part of the Geneva motor show.

Electromobile Rimac will equip an autopilot

As it was possible to learn Autocar, the electric hypercar will receive the autopilot of the fourth level, which means that the model will be able to move independently without the participation of the driver, and the driver must be at the wheel.

Jinbei turned into a pickup clone premium SUV Acura MDX

Jinbei Diazi is an exact copy of the pre-style version of the crossover Acura MDX, and soon the market will be a pickup truck based on this model. At the disposal of the Chinese media were photos of the novelty. Judging by the photo, the pickup truck will have a crossover-style design, but the rear lights will be different.

Mercedes-Benz refuses to participate in the Detroit Motor Show

The American automobile edition of Automotive News referring to the top manager of Mercedes-Benz, who wished to remain anonymous, reports that the German brand may refuse to participate in the international motor show in Detroit in 2019

BMW will introduce a new serial crossover BMW X7 in November 2018

Previously it was assumed that the debut of the production version will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show or the motor show in Paris, but as it turned out BMW will introduce a new serial crossover BMW X7 in November 2018 in Los Angeles.

Boring Company will help to speed up the production of Tesla Model 3

Ilon Mask, the head of Tesla, said during a meeting with shareholders that only carefully managed logistics can solve the problem with the production of the new electric car Tesla Model 3. It is noted that Tesla will be assisted by the Boring Company, also headed by Ilon Mask

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