14 Mar, 2018

Died British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking

The famous British theoretical physicist and popularizer of science Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday, March 14, at the age of 76 in his home in Cambridge. This is reported by The Guardian newspaper with reference to the statement of the scientist’s family.

Children Hawking, Lucy, Robert and Timothy noted in a statement that they were deeply saddened by the death of their beloved father.

“He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose works and heritage will live for many years,” they wrote, adding that Hawking’s courage and perseverance inspired people around the world.

Stephen Hawking studied the theory of the emergence of the world as a result of the Big Bang, as well as the theory of black holes. The physicist is the author of the theory of disappearance of black holes due to radiation – the phenomenon has received the name “Hawking radiation”. In 1988, Hawking’s book “A Brief History of Time: from the Big Bang to Black Holes”, became a best-seller and brought the scientist world fame.

Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford. He graduated from Oxford University, worked at the University of Cambridge, the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, the Institute of Astronomy, taught the theory of gravity.

In 1974, Hawking became a member of the Royal Society of London, in 1979 – Lucas Professor of Cambridge University.

In the early 1960’s Hawking began to show signs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which subsequently led to paralysis. In 1985, Stephen Hawking fell ill with pneumonia – the scientist was tracheostomy, and he lost the ability to speak. After that, Stephen Hawking began to communicate with a speech synthesizer installed on his wheelchair.

Mobility remained with the scientist only in the muscle of the cheek, in front of which the sensor was fixed. With his help, the physicist controlled the computer. Despite this condition, the scientist led an active life.

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Telegram users filed a class action lawsuit against the FSB

Telegram’s claim to the FSB On March 20, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation will consider a lawsuit filed by the company Telegram Messenger LLP on recognizing the inoperative order of the FSB regulating the procedure for providing information on decoding user messages to the agency.

The government warned about a possible shortage of prescription drugs

Russians can expect a shortage of prescription drugs, the Chamber of Commerce predicts. This will happen if a bill allowing the sale of over-the-counter products in stores is passed.

Part of the pharmacies will not survive the competition and will close, said in a letter to the RF CCI Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

According to experts, this will limit the access of consumers, including to vital medicines.

85% of citizens are dissatisfied with the salary

The overwhelming majority of Ukrainians are dissatisfied with their salary, a survey of the Research & Branding Group showed. This is reported by the portal “Mirror of the Week”. Only 12% of Ukrainians surveyed stated that they have enough money to earn.

Aeroflot will resume flights to Cairo from April 11

Aeroflot will resume regular flights to Cairo from April 11, 2018, in connection with this the company began selling air tickets. The planes will fly to the Egyptian capital three times a week from Sheremetyevo airport and back.

The authorities of Moscow offered to automatically renew the driver’s license

The Moscow authorities announced a possible automatic extension of the driver’s license. This was stated by the head of the analytical department of the Department of Information Technologies of the capital Alexei Chukarin, TASS reported.

The number of criminal cases for non-payment of alimony increased by 25% in 2017

In 2017, the Federal Bailiff Service instituted 55 thousand criminal cases for non-payment of alimony for children or disabled parents (under Article 157 of the Criminal Code), which is 27.9% more than a year earlier, when 43 thousand such cases were initiated .

The European Union introduced spinners to the list of dangerous goods

The European Union has compiled a list of dangerous goods, including spinners. This is stated in the report for 2017, which was promulgated by the European system of rapid notification of dubious products.

“Open Russia” is being evicted from an office in Moscow

From the headquarters of the movement “Open Russia” demanded early release of the rented office on Myasnitskaya Street in Moscow, said the chairman of the movement, Alexander Soloviev. According to him, on March 13 “the siloviki came to the owner of the premises” and “without showing any documents, they psychologically pressed them.”

Ministry of Education and Science will spend 49 billion rubles to eliminate the deficit of nurseries

The Ministry of Education and Science plans in two years to create 729 new nurseries. For this, 49 billion rubles will be allocated from the state budget in 2018 and 2019. In the expansion program, 82 entities will be involved, Izvestiya was told in the department.

Moscow will create a system for monitoring tree health

A system for monitoring the state of green spaces may appear in Moscow. Special sensors will monitor how the tree or shrub eats, whether it has air and water and how they feel.

In Kazakhstan they will build their own Disneyland

“The family-entertainment complex Happyland is planned to be built 40 km from Alma-Ata – towards the city of Kapshagai, where the largest gambling zone in Kazakhstan is also located,” Sadvakasov quotes RIA Novosti. He also said that the project intends to attract more than $ 105 million investment.

The passenger proved that he was illegally banned from taking a parachute into the plane

Aviators did not let the man on board the liner because he had a dangerous, in their opinion, cargo – a parachute. To prove that the carrier is not right, the hobby hiker had to go to court


Assistant Volochkova denied information about the pregnancy of a ballerina

Most recently Anastasia Volochkova provoked the appearance of rumors published photographs of her pregnancy. Assistant to the famous ballerina denied information about the “interesting situation” of the actress

Jolie scares fans with intimate relationships with children

42-year-old Angelina Jolie frightens the fans with a rather strange methods of educating their children, which she told in person.

It allows children to skip school, not to sleep and eat fast food, encourages the decision of daughters to wear men’s clothes and much more.

After parting with her husband Brad Pitt, the actress gave several interviews, where she described in detail the life with the children, whom she has six.

“I even take a bath in front of one of them,” said Jolie.

The actress admitted that she wants to teach children to empathy.

Ben Affleck promised to take in all his films of women, blacks and gays

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon supported the initiative offered by the American Film Academy to the Inclusion Riders initiative and pledged to include relevant provisions in all contracts of the Pearl Street Films they founded.

Lover Vitalina Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya revealed the truth about their relationship

Vitalina Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya continues to walk on various talk shows. This time the former wife of the actor Armen Dzhigarkhanyan visited the program of Dmitry Shepelev “In fact.” The organizers of the transfer invited a former familiar woman

Accused of corruption Lera Kudryavtsev defended in the State Duma

Lera Kudryavtseva, along with her long-time friend Masha Malinovskaya, were dragged into a very unpleasant scandal, which was spread by ordinary users on the web. They are sure that Kudryavtseva is guilty of corruption.

Member of the expert council for the development of the information society in the media under the State Duma Vadim Manukyan explained to the network users how television works and that the usual presenter can not have anything to do with the selection for the transfer of heroes.

He also told that he personally attended the shootings of the talk show Kudryavtseva and, according to him, she did not take part in the selection of the characters.

“Only people who have never participated as guests on television can claim that presenters can at least somehow influence how to drag their pets to the rating show. Television is a complex mechanism, and therefore the invitation of the guests is definitely not in the hands of the leading ones, “Manukyan said.

Dmitry Shepelev wrote a statement to the police on the father of Zhanna Friske

The father of the famous Russian singer Zhanna Friske, who died of cancer, again shares her property with her son-in-law. TV anchorman Dmitry Shepelev appealed to the police with a statement that the criminal side is trying to take away for sale a car that used to belong to his late wife.

Zeyn Malik and Gigi Hadid parted ways

Another love story for the sake of a career is over. Following Selena and Justin, after two years of perfect relationships, Zeyn Malik and Gigi Hadid broke up

Former wife Dzhigarkhanyan gave a crack to the famous producer

During the program, producer and film critic Mark Rudinshtein accused Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya that her employees closed Dzhigarkhanyan in the office, which almost led to the death of the famous actor. In response, the woman stated that Rudinstein was pouring mud on her, after which he called her a bastard.

Igor Petrenko with his wife and grown-up children starred in a video

In 2014, the girl gave birth to the actor daughter of Sophia-Caroline. Previously, star spouses brought to light only a senior heiress, but now in the video, and the younger daughter Petrenko also starred. A video with celebrity kids, made public on YouTube, made a real sensation among Igor’s fans.

In the network appeared the trailer of the second part of “Fantastic creatures”

The trailer of the film “Fantastic creatures: crimes of the Green de Wald” is published on the Web. The film is scheduled for release in November 2018.

The creators of the “Game of Thrones” announced the death of key characters in the series

The creators of the fantastic saga “The Game of Thrones” decided not to waste time on trifles and by the end of the cult series “to kill” almost all the characters that fell in love with the audience. The fact that most of the main characters in the finale will die, the portal Variety writes with reference to the management of the HBO channel.

Nicolas Cage will still play the role of Superman

The popular actor Nicolas Cage, a fan of Superman, finally fulfills an old dream and will play a famous superhero on the screen. True, we are not talking about a full-fledged film, but in the cartoon “Young Titans, Forward.”

Ian McKellen will star in the thriller “Good liar”

The film company Bron Creative and New Line began work on the thriller “The Good Liar” (The Good Liar). The main roles in the project were Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren. Director’s post will take Bill Condon

Trailer of the movie “Rampage” with Dwayne Johnson was released

Pictures there was a video in which actor Dwyane Johnson right in the gym presents a new trailer of the movie “Rampage”, where he played the main role. The director of the film, based on the game of the same name, was Brad Peyton

Disney began shooting the movie “Artemis Fowl”

The American film studio Disney began shooting the movie “Artemis Fowl”. The film adaptation of the famous adventure novel will be directed by Kenneth Bran. The famous American film studio Disney has launched a new project.

Police in St. Petersburg interrupted the film about transsexuals

Petersburg police on the evening of March 13, interrupted the screening of the feature film “Mandarin”, the heroes of which are transsexuals. As it became known BakuToday, at present police officers are interviewing the participants of the film session, held in the center of the city.

Singer Miley Cyrus was accused of plagiarizing songs

In the US, Jamaican singer Michael May sued American pop star Miley Cyrus, accusing her of plagiarizing the song. As the TASS reports, the plaintiff demands compensation in the amount of 300 million dollars. May compose and perform music in the dancehall style under the pseudonym Flourgon.

With such a song we can not win at the contest

Azerbaijani singer Aysel Mamedova won the qualifying competition with the song “X May Heart”, which the entire country listened attentively to the screens of her TV sets. The girl sang beautifully – and it was decided that she would go to Lisbon in May. But then …

Then users of social networks of Azerbaijan filled up the site of the singer with such a storm of indignation: with such a song we can not win at the contest, it’s not quite good on the musical part! The scandal was also affected by the bookmakers, who reported that they can not yet predict the hit of Mamedova at least in the top ten performers of the contest, and even win in it …

As a result, it was decided that Azerbaijan would make changes to the song “X My Heart” – the British producer said that he would rewrite the input of the composition, making it more electronic.

It should be noted that an international team from Azerbaijan, Greece, Great Britain, Sweden, Cyprus, Portugal, Russia and Ukraine worked on the project under the “song-executive” scheme.

Berlin Hotel de Rome proves love for the opera

The partnership, concluded between the hotel and the opera, guarantees the guests of Hotel de Rome the best seats in the hall. To consolidate the received impressions, Hotel de Rome offers in its bar, where one of the cocktails was invented by the musical director of the Berlin State Opera, Daniel Barenboim

Nicole Kidman will play in the new series HBO

Nicole Kidman will play in the new show HBO The Undoing, reports Deadline. The screenwriter of the show will be David E. Kelly. With him, the Australian actress, who will also act as the producer of the project, has already collaborated in the work on the first season of the soap opera “Big Little Lies”.


Parked car from the car exploded in Chelyabinsk

The car, parked near the store, caught fire and exploded in Chelyabinsk on the morning of March 14, photos and videos from the scene of the incident, the townspeople shared in the social network. According to eyewitnesses, the incident in the street Engels near the intersection with Khudyakov occurred around 7 o’clock in the morning.

The explosion of gas in the residential nine-story building in St. Petersburg: there were no victims

Cotton gas and subsequent fire occurred on Tuesday in an apartment building on the avenue of the People’s Militia, 219 in St. Petersburg, one person was injured. Cotton occurred on Tuesday in a residential nine-story building. The outer walls collapsed on the eighth and ninth floors.

Berezovsky’s ally was found dead in London

The lawyer of the former deputy director general of Aeroflot Nikolay Glushkov confirmed his death, lawyer Andrei Borovkov told RIA Novosti. On the death of Glushkov, who was sentenced in absentia in Russia to eight years in prison for embezzling from Aeroflot, Facebook owner Vedomosti newspaper editor Demyan Kudryavtsev announced on Facebook.

We have common friends, they reported death. I do not know anything about the specific reason, but he was not a middle-aged man. He died in London, at home. – Demian Kudryavtsev, Russian businessman

In Italy, because of the projectile during the war, 20,000 people were evacuated

In the Italian seaside town of Fano on the Adriatic coast discovered an unexploded shell of the Second World War. The authorities decided to evacuate more than 20 thousand people, TASS reports referring to local media.

In Florida, demanding the execution of a teenager who shot 17 people

In Florida, the prosecution side demands the death penalty for a teenager accused of killing 17 people in a school. In turn, the adolescent’s lawyers say that he can admit the blame if the prosecution does not demand the death penalty.

In France, as a result of the helicopter crash, two people were killed

The helicopter crashed in France, two people were killed, according to the local newspaper Nice Matin. According to the newspaper, the incident occurred on Tuesday at about 16.00 (18.00 Moscow time) near the city of Perpignan (department of the Eastern Pyrenees).

Kyodo: preparation for executions of convicted militants “Aum Shinrikyo” started

The Ministry of Justice of Japan began on Wednesday the transfer from Tokyo of seven of the thirteen former leaders and militants of the extremist sect “Aum Shinrikyo” sentenced to be hanged (banned in the Russian Federation). According to Kyodo news agency, this is considered a preparation for the real execution of executions

In Sochi, a drunken patient was beaten by an ambulance assistant

Since the beginning of 2015 in the Krasnodar Territory there have been at least 50 attacks on ambulance brigades. As reported by “Yugopolis”, in June of 2016 in Anapa a drunken patient broke his nose with a paramedic “ambulance”. In September of the same year in Novorossiysk, the drug addict beat the doctors who saved him.

The American confessed to the preparation of the terrorist attack in New York on behalf of IGIL

During the search, the police found a new pressure cooker and suspected him of preparing the terrorist attack. When checking the computer suspicions of law enforcement officers were confirmed. It turned out that Lepsky stated in social networks that he would like to join the ranks of the IG and organize a terrorist attack in New York.

Vyacheslav Datsik faces five years of strict regime

The next hearing is scheduled for 19 March. It is expected that on this day the verdict will be announced. According to investigators, on the night of May 18, 2016, Datsik attacked an underground brothel on Vasilievsky Island, drove prostitutes and their clients naked into the street and took them to the police.

In the US, the terrorist who was preparing a terrorist attack in Afghanistan was sentenced to 45 years

US citizen Muhanad Mahmoud Al Fareq was sentenced to 45 years in prison for supporting the Al Qaeda terrorist group * and preparing for an attack on the US military in Afghanistan, the US Department of Justice said in a statement.

The FSB has stopped the channel for sending supporters of IG to Iraq and Syria

Employees of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, in cooperation with the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, detained 60 aliens in the capital region engaged in the transfer of supporters of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (banned in Russia) to the Middle East to participate in military campaigns, the FSB Public Relations Center said.

In the United States, a paid “kickback” to a Russian businessman, the firm will pay a fine

Transport Logistics, accused of “kickbacks” on uranium deals in conjunction with the Russian-convicted Russian Vadim Mikerin, will pay a fine of $ 2 million, the court documents said.


Newcomer in the State Department: why did the US president replace the Secretary of State

Do not agree with the views of US President Donald Trump March 13 announced the resignation of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. In place of the head of the diplomatic mission, Trump nominated CIA director Mike Pompeo, who headed the intelligence department last January.

Mike Pompeo, director of the CIA, will become our new secretary of state. He will do a fantastic job! Thanks to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new director of the CIA and the first woman elected in this way. Congratulations to all! – Donald Trump, 45th US President

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was accused of corruption

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was charged with corruption. According to Yonhap News Agency, Lee Myung-bak will give evidence in the prosecutor’s office in connection with the charges. He will be the fifth South Korean president to become a criminal in a criminal case.

US plans to damage Chinese imports by $ 60 billion

The administration of US President Donald Trump is preparing proposals for duties that will affect the imported products from China. It is expected that damage will be caused to Chinese imports worth up to $ 60 billion, reports Reuters referring to the source

Roskomnadzor will answer mirror in case of deprivation of RT license in Britain

Head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov warned about mirror measures against the British media in case of deprivation of RT license in the UK.

May Diar Friends! Healy Lycely UK will take away our broadcasting license. For a long time looking for an excuse, here they found. Healy Lycely Russia will answer mirror. Healy Lycely after this, the British will accuse Russia of political repression against free media. Cs. – Margarita Simonyan, Russian journalist

Putin called for order in the economy of Dagestan

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for establishing order in the economy of Dagestan, and also said that the region’s support will continue. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.

In Makhachkala, the president is scheduled to meet with representatives of the republic’s public. Later, he will also hold a separate meeting on the socio-economic development of Dagestan. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Putin will visit the Crimean bridge under construction

According to the message, during the trip, Putin will visit the Crimean bridge under construction. In Crimea, the Russian president will inspect the new terminal complex of the international airport “Simferopol”, as well as visit Sevastopol, the press service informs. The construction of the Crimean bridge began in February 2016.

The Bundestag will vote on the candidature of Merkel for the post of Chancellor of Germany

The Bundestag on March 14 will vote on the candidacy of Angela Merkel for the post of Chancellor of Germany and put an end to the longest in the history of Germany the process of forming the government, which required

In Austria, the head of counterintelligence was suspected of corruption and ousted

Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kikl temporarily suspended the head of counterintelligence Peter Gridling from his duties. According to media reports, Gridling was dismissed because of an anti-corruption investigation into this special service and possible abuse of official position

Canadians mistakenly met the King of Belgium with the German flag

During the official visit to Canada of King Philip of Belgium, the inhabitants of the country mistakenly welcomed his German flag. Messages about this appeared on Twitter. It is noted that the monarch and his wife Queen Mathilda during the visit had to plant a maple in the park of Ottawa.

In the United States without a frontier wall would have been bad, said Trump

President of the United States Donald Trump studied in California the mock-up of the wall he wants to build on the border with Mexico, and criticized the state for too tolerant, in his opinion, attitude towards immigrants.

“I think that without a wall would be bedlam!” “Trump told journalists of the presidential pool.


Trump said that the US may have space troops

American President Donald Trump allowed the creation of US space troops. The American leader said this during his speech in California.
Maybe we will need to do this. It can happen. – Donald Trump, 45th US President

Heads of General Staff of Russian and US Armed Forces Discussed Situation in Eastern Gut

Head of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov discussed with the Chairman of the Committee of Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces Joseph Dunford the situation in Syria, the Defense Ministry said. It is noted that the telephone conversation took place on the initiative of the Russian side.

Rosaviatsiya prepared measures to protect airports from unmanned vehicles

Rosaviation prepared measures to protect civil airports from unauthorized flights of unmanned vehicles. As the head of the Federal Air Transport Agency Alexander Neradko told Izvestia, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that penetrated the controlled areas of airfields would be forced to land

Militants conduct rocket and mortar shelling of residential areas of Damascus

The rocket and mortar shelling of residential quarters in Damascus and its suburbs continues. Over the past day, the capital and its surroundings were shelled twice, the militants fired one rocket and four mines.

Syrian military found in East Guta a laboratory of militants

According to the agency, the laboratory was in the settlement of Shephonia. Among other chemicals, chlorine was found in it. Another workshop for the production of chemical munitions was discovered by the Syrian military on March 12 when checking the settlement of Afrtis in East Gut.

Eyewitnesses reported the collision of two ships of the Pacific Fleet in Vladivostok

Instagram-public dps_control published a photograph showing the rapprochement of two ships of the Pacific Fleet at the 33rd berth of the port of Vladivostok. When a photo is taken, it is not specified

US nuclear submarines conducted exercises in the Arctic

Two nuclear submarines of the US have worked out the ascent from under the ice in the exercises in the Arctic ICEX-2018, the website of the naval forces of the country reports. The exercises are conducted jointly with the British Navy

The commander of the Strategic Missile Forces told about the specifics of the test missile models

The commander of the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN), the general-ladle sergeant Sergei Karakayev, talked about the specifics of test missile models. Earlier it was reported that the Plesetsk cosmodrome was in full swing preparations for the next ballistic test of the latest Sarmat intercontinental rocket.

With a weight of more than 200 tons, it has a shortened active phase of the flight, has increased capabilities to overcome missile defense, is capable of carrying heavy warheads and enormous power. – Valery Gerasimov, military commander

Military delegations of the SCO discussed preparations for the teaching “Peace Mission-2018”

Military delegations of the eight countries participating in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) arrived in the Chelyabinsk region to hold talks and discuss preparations for the joint anti-terrorist command and staff exercise “Peace Mission-2018”, to be held in August at the Chebarkul test range.

The commander of the troops of the South-Eastern Military District checked the readiness of the S-400 SAM in the Crimea

The commander of the South Military District (South Ossetia), Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov, checked the order of combat duty on the air defense missile division of the Air Force and Air Defense Association in the Crimea, said the head of the Southwest press service Vadim Astafyev.


The outflow of capital from Russia since the beginning of 2018 has doubled

Net capital outflow from Russia for January-February 2018 was $ 9.8 billion, which is 2.2 times more than in the same period last year. Such data was released on March 13 by the press service of the Bank of Russia

Kudrin Center proposes to abolish currency control

Center for Strategic Research Alexei Kudrin proposes to abolish currency control in Russia. He is too burdensome, the responsibility for it is tough, and the rejection of regulation will increase economic activity, experts say.

Among the complexities for business, the Kudrin Center allocates requirements for the provision by foreign residents of accounts on foreign accounts (otherwise transactions conducted under such accounts are recognized as illegal, which causes residents to face a fine of 75-100% of their amount), and requirements for the repatriation of Russian and foreign currency received by companies under foreign trade contracts.

Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation at auctions on March 14 will offer OFZs for 40 billion rubles

The RF Ministry of Finance at auctions on March 14 will offer federal loan bonds (OFZ) of two series for a total of 40 billion rubles, the ministry said.

VEB expects Russia’s budget revenues to decline to 15.4% of GDP by 2021

The revenues of the federal budget of Russia will gradually decrease from 16.5% to 15.4% of GDP by 2021, according to Vnesheconombank’s forecast (.pdf) for the next three years. The state corporation associates this with a relative decrease in oil and gas revenues.

Gazprom named the terms for the termination of contracts with Naftogaz

Yesterday, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller held a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, during which he said that the process of termination of contracts between the Russian company and Naftogaz would take up to two years.

We will have to pay several billion dollars more, in such conditions, contracts for us become economically inefficient. – Alexey Miller, Russian economist

Ecuador has put up for sale four oil and one gas field

Ecuador has put up for auction four companies for oil companies and one gas field. The authorities of the republic intend to attract 800 million dollars of investments.

The Central Bank will tighten rules for recording collateral for loans

The central bank plans to tighten supervision over the work of banks with collateral, the report on the regulator’s website says, its Central Bank intends to discuss with market participants.

Sovcombank to unite with RosEvroBank

Sovcombank will unite with RosEvroBank – their shareholders agreed on the merger of credit institutions, the report says. He consolidates 80% of shares of RosEvroBank: he will buy at least 35% of his existing 45%.

AFK Sistema declined plans for the SPO “Children’s World”

AFK Sistema refused to offer a secondary public offering (SPO) of Detsky Mir. This was reported by TASS sources, who participated in the preparation of the placement. In the “System” refused to comment on this information.

Deficiency of domestic milk in Russia amounted to 25 percent

Milk production and dairy farming in the country will be a special priority for the government this year. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

Today we produce approximately 31 million tons, we need 40 million at least to ensure our own consumption, these volumes are now offset by supplies from Belarus. Our friends, of course, are happy with it, but we would like to reach the necessary volumes ourselves. – Arkady Dvorkovich, Russian statesman

The industrial production in China grew by 7.2%

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) reported that in February, industrial production in the country increased by 7.2% compared to the same period last year, demonstrating the highest growth rate since June 2017 of the year.

Russia regained European leadership in the volume of e-sports market

Russia has already become the leader in the volume of the e-sports market for the second time: in 2015 it was estimated at $ 35 million (then the study was conducted for the first time). In 2016, Russia lost to the leadership of Sweden with a figure of $ 35.4 million

How Burger King in Russia replaced the largest shareholder

The owner of 16.62% of Russian business was the company registered in Cyprus Xomeric Holdings Ltd. As a result of the transaction, the share of Xomeric increased from 18.4 to 35.02%, and now it is the largest shareholder of the company.

OMV is considering the purchase of new assets in Russia

On the shelf of production in Russian projects, OMV plans to go out in 2025, he added. OMV does not exclude the acquisition of new assets from Gazprom, said OMV head Rainer Seele

Gazprom again became more expensive than Rosneft

The first place with a huge margin is still held by Sberbank: its cost is 6.1 trillion rubles. “Gazprom” for a long time was the most expensive company in Russia. But in 2016, he was beaten by Rosneft, and last year Sberbank broke into the leaders. Over the past year, Sberbank has risen in price by almost a third.

Germany is preparing to give up Russian gas

Angela Merkel signed a coalition agreement with a party of social democrats, part of which is the program for a thorough revision of the German energy policy, Deutsche Welle reports.

The document stages the program of Germany’s refusal to use hydrocarbons for energy production. And this despite the fact that the FRG is Russia’s key consumer of its pipeline gas, which in 2017 was supplied 53.4 billion cubic meters of blue fuel, which is about 27% of all Russian supplies to the EU.

China will slow the process of transition from coal to gas

According to the report, the planned transition from coal fuel to gas should be promoted in an “orderly manner”. The fact that the Chinese authorities were forced to cancel the ban on coal, it became known at the end of last year.


Apple named the dates of its next presentation

The American corporation Apple announced the dates of the annual WWDC 2018 event, which is organized for developers. This became known from the press release of the company. The forthcoming presentation will be held from 4 to 8 June in 2018

Apple’s AirPower wireless charging starts in late March

Sales of Apple’s wireless charger will begin in late March, reports Digitimes with reference to an internal source.

Analog GeForce GTX 1080 Ti became a crypto currency accelerator

Experts of the company NVIDIA are going to implement the analog GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in the newest quality. Now it has become a crypto currency accelerator

Powerful smartphone LG G7 will be released in May 2018

Release of the smartphone LG G7 company-manufacturer moved to May this year. The announcement of the novelty should take place at the end of April. The new product will receive a powerful processor such as Snapdragon 845 with a RAM of 6 GB.

Xiaomi has released a “smart” dishwasher Yunmi Smart Dishwasher

Xiaomi engineers have created a dishwasher Yunmi Smart Dishwasher, a household device belongs to the segment of “smart” devices. At the stage of preliminary orders, the product was offered to potential buyers at a price of $ 315.

In the processors AMD found new vulnerabilities

The experts’ check revealed 13 vulnerabilities in the manufacturer’s tabs – these are the AMD EPYC, Ryzen, Ryzen Pro and Ryzen Mobile processors. Specialists of CTS Labs believe that the detected bugs can create an increased risk of cyber attacks.

Budget Huawei Y7 2018

Network sources shared details about the characteristics and high-quality rendering of the budget smartphone Huawei Y7 2018, which has not yet been officially introduced.

According to the source, the device will receive an IPS screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and a resolution of 1440: 720 pixels, a 13 megapixel single core camera, a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel, an audio connector and a Micro-USB port.

It is assumed that the device will also be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal flash memory in the base version.

Official announcement of Huawei Y7 2018 is expected in the coming weeks

Absolutely all Xiaomi smartphones are finally updated to MIUI 9

Xiaomi has updated all smartphones to MIUI 9, which it promised to update before the end of 2017. However, shortly thereafter, she announced her desire to update to the new OS absolutely all of her mobile devices, which could pull her up in terms of hardware.

Inexpensive new iPhone SE 2018 will not go on sale this year

From the very beginning of this year, insiders and journalists argued among themselves on the topic of whether Apple will release the new iPhone SE 2018 or not. It was assumed that the novelty will inherit almost all the technical equipment from the iPhone 7, but will show it to the public in March

Xiaomi showed a dumper-constructor with mechanical control for $ 15.6

Employees of Xiaomi showed the dumper-constructor Mitu Building Blocks Mining Truck, which has a mechanical control. The cost of the presented children’s toy without electronics on the market will be $ 15.6. The dump truck from Xiaomi consists of 500 parts and is similar to LEGO.

“Yandex” allowed everyone to teach “Alice”

The Russian company Yandex gave third-party developers access to Alice’s voice assistant.

Mozilla has added privacy settings in Firefox Quantum 59

Employees of the company Mozilla introduced a new version of Firefox Quantum 59 for macOS, GNU / Linux and Microsoft Windows. Developers have added an accelerated download of web pages and additional privacy settings to the updated browser.

App App with built-in crypto currency miner appeared in App Store

In the apple app store App Store, there appeared a software for planning called Calendar 2, a unique chip of which is the built-in crypto currency miner.

How to hide unwanted videos on YouTube

The experts of the foreign edition of The Wall Street Journal analyzed the functions of the subscriptions on YouTube and came to the conclusion that the most often recommended clips are completely unnecessary for some users who can only clog the tape. For those who want to get rid of them, you should install the extension Distraction Free YouTube on your computer.

This useful program without problems will help turn off the line with the recommended video, as well as restrict commercials from getting into the general tape. Moreover, using the extension in YouTube you can leave only the search string.

AdWords will close inactive accounts at the end of March

Starting March 26, Google AdWords will begin closing accounts that did not buy ads for 15 months. This measure is designed to accelerate the work of AdWords and help users to comply with the limits on the number of managed accounts

Yandex.Auditors joined phone numbers and email

Yandex plans in a month to remove from the interface the ability to create separate types of “E-mail addresses” and “Mobile phone numbers.” Already entered data will not be deleted. Recall, the other day Yandex launched an open beta media-contextual banner format 240×400 pixels

In New Zealand tests of flying unmanned taxis began

Jasinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, together with the head of Alphabet and the founder of Google, told that the project to test a flying taxi without a pilot was launched.


US scientists plan to launch a thermonuclear reactor in 15 years

Experiments of researchers on the merger for many years lag behind the imaginary version of technology, which is shown in the science fiction films. Scientists still have many obstacles to crossing, before the fusion can be achieved in the laboratory

Scientists have learned to recognize the sex and age of crows by their croaking

Biologists at the University of Vienna in Austria conducted a study in which it was found that the crows’ cries differ depending on their gender and age. The work of scientists was published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology

Scientists: Supervolcanoes can not destroy all mankind on the planet

American scientists have proved that super-volcanoes can not destroy all of humanity on the planet. The results of the works are published in scientific journals. They found out that the awakened Indonesian giant Toba did no harm to the people of South Africa

Scientists: Even modern scanners can not see the Unruh effect

Having studied the scalar field described in the Klein-Gordon equation, scientists have discovered that it is impossible to notice the small mass particles that appear under the above effect. The most modern scanners are completely insensitive to this phenomenon.

Long-legged jaws see the world with their skin

Ichthyologists have reported that such representatives of the fish family as the long-jawed jaw have a unique possibility of double vision. In addition to what he sees very well with his own eyes, his skin is also equipped with special light sensors that react to the light of the sun

Data LIGO imposed restrictions on the mass of gravitons

The article is published in Physical Review D, the preprint of the paper is posted on the website arXiv.org. If gravitons – hypothetical carriers of gravitational interaction – have mass, the speed of gravitational waves will differ from the speed of light.

Chromatic aberration helped to quickly shift the focus of the laser beam

American physicists from the University of Rochester under the direction of Dustin H. Froula proposed a method for controlled displacement of the focus of a laser beam with velocities close to the speed of light by controlling chromatic aberration.

In China, smart points were created to calculate criminals

Chinese policemen were given “smart” glasses, which in real time analyze people’s faces and compare them with photos from the base with offenders. In general, the technologies that have only recently amazed the imagination of fiction fans have become a reality

Scientists: sleep even in low light provokes depression

Scientists from the University of Michigan said that you can not sleep with the light turned on, as this can cause depression. According to them, even a little light during sleep can lead to depressive states

Physicists recorded the moment of formation of ball lightning

A group of American and Finnish researchers created ball lightning in the laboratory. Researchers also captured the experiment on video. They managed to remove the moment of formation of a quantum magnetic vortex, its appearance, and also to write down its properties, similar to the known natural phenomenon.

Laboratory animals can be replaced with computer programs

The program was accurate enough – even more accurate than testing the same substances on laboratory rabbits. The authors of the program received an award from the National Center for the replacement and reduction of the number of animals in the studies

Scientists have found a link between smoking and the development of psychosis

A group of scientists led by Professor Yuko Miettunen from the Finnish Academy of Sciences conducted a study and found out that a person can develop mental disorders as a result of smoking. To do this, you need to smoke about ten cigarettes a day. At risk are smokers who are addicted to this addiction at an early age.

Separated nanotubes layers of boron nitride will increase the efficiency of storage of hydrogen

American chemists have proposed a new material for storing hydrogen, which consists of flat layers of hexagonal boron nitride, separated by nanotubes from the same compound


Scientists have proved the impossibility of contact with aliens

A group of scientists led by Frank Drake determined the area of the galaxy, which transmits data from aliens. Signals are spreading along the Milky Way for a very long time. During this period, extraterrestrial civilizations have time to be born and die. As a result of this process, the area of space and time is filled with messages from already dead representatives of extraterrestrial race. Conclusions of astronomers prove the impossibility of contact with aliens.

The Milky Way’s diameter reaches 100 thousand light-years, while the solar system is located at a distance of 26 thousand light-years from the center of the galaxy. According to experts, alien civilizations exist much less. Humanity sends signals into the cosmos about 80 years, so the radio waves from the planet have covered less than 0.001 of the total space.

Near the Milky Way found a dead galaxy

Scientists have studied NGC 1277, located 220 million light years from Earth, using the Hubble Space Telescope. It turned out that the galaxy consists of old red stars, the number of which is twice the number of stars in the Milky Way

The world’s largest telescope FAST discovered 11 new pulsars

The Chinese FAST radio telescope, which is currently the largest in the world, has been able to detect 11 new pulsars since launch, the State Astronomical Observatory of China reported on Tuesday.

NASA first officially declared a SpaceX error

NASA noted that the alloy was used in the manufacture of this part, not intended for aerospace activities. At the same time, before launching SpaceX did not perform the necessary test procedures. Note that this is the first time that NASA officially announced a SpaceX error.

Astrophysicists find the source of gamma radiation in the Milky Way

Astronomers have studied the Milky Way and have made an astonishing discovery. They came to the conclusion that the source of gamma radiation is not dark matter, as was previously thought, but the accumulation of old stars.

In China, until 2025, will create a telescope that can study black holes

The Chinese are going to invent an orbiting telescope that can explore hypothetical bodies and study black holes. The development received the name eXTP. The telescope will investigate mysterious astrophysical objects.

Images of the “volcanic wormhole” on Earth are published

The drawing of “volcanic wormholes” was obtained by scanning a lava pipe, which is possible thanks to modern 3D technologies. Lava pipes are planetary caves. Similar cave systems were found on the Moon and Mars

In China, will build a prototype ZhRD with an “earth” thrust of 500 tons

By the end of 2018, China will create a prototype LRE, whose “earthly” thrust will reach 500 tons. Chinese engineers are planning to build a prototype of the Liquid-fuel rocket engine, intended for the first stage of the Changzheng-9 super-heavy carrier rocket with a thrust of 500 tons at sea level.

Asteroids and comets supply with organic molecules Mars

Dutch scientists have established that asteroids and comets supply the Martian surface with organic molecules. It was previously believed that cosmic dust is a supplier of organic matter to Mars. The traces of organic compounds were found in 2015 by the rovers Curiosity.


Toyota showed the first image of a new crossover RAV4

As previously reported, the new generation of the car will receive design solutions in the styling of the Toyota FT-AC concept, while the new Toyota RAV4 will be based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform. Recall that for the first time Toyota RAV4 was introduced in 1994.

The company Volkswagen curtailed the production of the legendary “beetle” Beetle

The company Volkswagen decided to stop the release of the Beetle model, which in 2011 became the successor of the legendary Volkswagen Kafer. Many car enthusiasts know him as the “Beetle”.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross for Russia will receive a turbo engine on the 92nd gasoline

Eclipse Cross will be equipped with a 1.5 liter petrol engine with a turbocharger and a direct fuel injection system. Especially for our country, the engine was de-bounced from 163 hp. up to 150 hp and is adapted for fueling starting from AI-92.

Range Rover Sport SVR beat in Tianmen record Ferrari 458 Italia

Range Rover Sport SVR exceeded the achievements of the Ferrari 458 Italia, the crossover set a new record for 99 bends of the road in Tianmen, in China. The most difficult conditions of the route attract special attention of world producers.

In Russia, the most expensive Mercedes-Maybach estimated at 28 million rubles

The car was released in a limited edition of 300 units. One of the machines is currently in the company “Avilon”. The price for such a Mercedes-Maybach is 28 million rubles.

Renault has put on tests a new mysterious crossover

The company Renault has started tests of its new crossover, which the other day was photographed by Western automotive media. The prototype of the car is at the early stage of development, so the body for it is a so-called “mule” from the model Renault Kadjar.

In the old garage found a classic Mercedes-Benz forgotten for 40 years

Employees of the auto repair shop European Auto Solutions from Waltham, Massachusetts, found a classic Mercedes-Benz 190 SL model from 1962 in an abandoned garage near Hartford. The car stood idle for the last 44 years. During this time, the opossum managed to settle in its engine compartment.

Miniature Peugeot iOn electric car converted into mobile kitchen

The automaker created a mobile kitchen based on the Discovery SUV specifically for the leading culinary programs and popularizer of healthy food Jamie Oliver. In the car installed not only a plate, but also a pull-out table, a grill, a multibar, a spagetian and much more.

Kia refreshed the exterior of the Carnival minivan

The automaker from South Korea KIA officially revealed the new generation of Kia Carnival minivan of the 2019 model year. Serious changes have affected not only the appearance of the car, but also its functions

Updated Mazda 3 will receive a virtual dashboard

On the eve of the network there were photos of the interior of the novelty. Judging by the photos, Mazda 3 will get a virtual instrument panel in the form of an LED-display, with several fixed modes of displaying information, as well as with the possibility of individual adjustment

Crossover Changan CS35 new generation declassified before the premiere

The appearance of the crossover Changan CS35 of the new generation became known before the official premiere. The presentation is tentatively scheduled for 2018. The new generation of compact crossover will get a different appearance, but remains recognizable.

General Motors will launch Airbnb for machines based on the Maven

American engineering giant General Motors will launch a service like Airbnb, but for cars, thanks to which car owners will be able to lease their own transport. The platform for the service will be the Maven card provider

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