Scientists at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (Switzerland) have discovered a molecule that may play a key role in the aging process. The suppression of the activity of this compound can contribute to a significant extension of human life, according to a press release on EurekAlert !.
The researchers used the CRISPR-Cas9 technology to suppress the gene encoding PUM2 in the cells of the gastrocnemius muscles in rodents. As a result, mitochondrial function in older animals has improved significantly. The same mechanism exists in nematodes, in the cells of which a decrease in the content of PUM2 increased the lifespan of worms.
Briefly about the main thing ….
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that if Moscow refuses to compensate Minsk for losses from the tax maneuver in the oil industry, it may lose Belarus as its ally.
“If the leadership of Russia chooses such a path of movement and the loss of its only ally in the western direction, it’s their choice. We cannot force them,” the press service quoted the Belarusian president as saying.
This statement was made at a meeting on the socio-economic development of the country in 2019 and approaches to the further development of integration areas.
Belarus began to improve relations with the United States
Between the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and the US Department of State recently held several telephone conversations. This was reported on Friday, January 11, by the press secretary of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, Anatoly Glaz, commenting on recent publications of the American media, BelTA informs. According to the diplomat, the parties discussed various aspects of the Belarusian-American relations.
“According to the rules of diplomatic ethics, the detailed content of these conversations has not been disclosed,” he explained.
Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation and Japan to discuss the peace treaty in mid-January
On January 14, Moscow will host the first round of Russian-Japanese talks on the issue of concluding a peace treaty between the two countries. The delegations of the parties will be headed by the heads of the foreign affairs agencies – the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Mr. Kono. – Maria Zakharova
Durov filed an application for the elimination of Telegram Messenger LLP
The creator of the Telegram messenger Pavel Durov filed an application for the liquidation of Telegram Messenger LLP, a company registered in the UK, which is included in the register of information dissemination organizers, which leads to Roskomnadzor.
The Germans admitted to a massive dislike of Russian tourists.
Nearly two thirds of Germans said that they were most annoyed by tourists from Russia. Die Welt writes about this with reference to the survey data of the ab-in-den-urlaub online platform.
The main factors of hostility to the Russians, they called the noise made by tourists (60 percent), addiction to alcohol (56 percent) and self (24 percent), as well as rude behavior (38 percent).
The second in the anti-ranking of the Germans were the British. They interfere with rest 58 percent of the citizens of Germany because of alcohol abuse. In addition, the Germans are annoyed by the British habit of occupying beach loungers.
Manufacturers reduce packaging to hide the rise in price of goods
Milk 867ml, mayonnaise 220ml, Coca-Cola is not 1000ml, but only 900ml. In the New Year’s turn came the eggs. This is reported by the portal Pikabu, where a photograph of eggs was first published, which were sold in a set of nine, not ten pieces.
Milk-containing products with the replacement of fats will receive a label
The 180-day period expired for manufacturers of dairy products containing vegetable fats, when they had to change the packaging and design of new declarations as amended by the technical regulations of the Customs Union “On the safety of milk and dairy products”.
“From now on, milk-containing products with added vegetable fat will be marked openly. This means that it should be clear from the names of milk-containing products that they contain milk fat substitutes,” the report said.
In Saudi Arabia, 40 thousand women received a driver’s license
More than 40 thousand women in Saudi Arabia received a driver’s license after the lifting of the ban on driving a car. Authorities plan to open 14 new centers around the country to train women to drive.
Ministry of Education tightens rules of adoption and guardianship
The bill, developed in the Ministry of Education, prohibits adoptive parents to adopt more than one child per year (except in cases of adoption of brothers and sisters).
Pavlensky dedicated arson of the Bank of France to the Marquis de Sade
Russian shareholder Peter Pavlensky, whose trial of the arson case of the Bank of France building began in Paris, said during the hearing that he had dedicated his share to the Marquis de Sade.
The order on the transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church has expired
The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has not yet filed an application for the transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg to it for use after it decreed the procedure for this transfer on December 30. About this TASS reported on Thursday in the city committee of property relations.
For the sale of counterfeit drugs on the Internet criminal liability
For the sale of drug counterfeit already punished by imprisonment for a term of 3 to 5 years. However, there is no increased penalty for the distribution of counterfeit drugs via the Internet. The authors of amendments to the Criminal Code propose to correct this legal gap.
In the Interpol system, a great deal of international work is underway to curb organized criminal activities for the sale of counterfeit drugs internationally. – Irina Yarovaya, Russian politics
Two Russians arrested in Italy for the illegal transport of migrants
Two Russian citizens were detained in Italy on suspicion of organizing the illegal transport of migrants, Italian agency Ansa reported. Suspects are men 43 years and 25 years old, their names are not called.
The ban on gifts will not affect doctors and teachers
Loginov stressed that the restrictions on the delivery of gifts will not affect medical personnel and teachers, although they work in organizations under the jurisdiction of state bodies
State Duma approved a ban on travel agencies to organize pilgrim trips
In Russia, travel companies may be prohibited from organizing pilgrim trips. Such a right will appear only with religious organizations on a paid or free basis. In accordance with the legislative initiative of the Federal Law “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations”, a new article on pilgrimage activities will be added.
In India, 500 people came to bury the 130-year-old crocodile
Five hundred Indians came to the luxurious funeral of a 130-year-old reptile named Gangaram, writes the Indian newspaper Hindustan Times. People found the corpse of a three-meter crocodile on January 8 and decided to arrange a decent burial.
Gourmet festival opens in St. Moritz
The event has been held since 1994. On January 11, a gourmet festival begins in St. Moritz. At the famous ski resort in Switzerland, it has been held annually since 1994.
Every year, first-class chefs from all over the world, owners of top chef titles and “caps” come to St. Moritz, where they begin to work real miracles in the kitchen. They gather here to showcase their talents to all lovers and just lovers of delicious dishes, for which in the best hotels for several days, tables are laid for numerous tastings, culinary revues and gala dinners. For chefs, this is an opportunity to share experiences, improve their skills and level of skill.
For guests of the event and tourists in the program – numerous parties, gala dinners, cocktails, themed dinners, as well as an interesting cultural program and wine tasting.
Tourists in Buryatia will be sent to the White Elder
In the beginning of February, tourists in Buryatia will be able to meet the New Year by the Eastern calendar if they become participants in the project “Fairy Sagaalgan on the Great Silk Road”. Guests of the republic will get acquainted with folk traditions and will visit a Buddhist deity – White Elder Sagaan Ubgen.
In Omsk hospital, patients with pneumonia are in the corridors
In Omsk city hospital No 2, patients with pneumonia and colds due to the lack of places in wards are massively placed in the corridor. One of the patients posted a post on the social network about the situation.
Bashkiria will receive almost five billion rubles for health care
As part of the national project “Health” Bashkortostan will receive nearly five billion rubles. A total of 16.5 billion will be allocated to the program over the course of six years, Bashinform reports, citing the acting president. Minister of Health of Bashkortostan Maxim Zabelin
Investigators in Barnaul dismissed the criminal case against Motuznaya
Investigators stopped the criminal case against the Barnaul student Maria Motuznoy, previously accused of extremism because of pictures on the social network “VKontakte”. This was reported by RIA Novosti in the regional SU IC. This decision was made because of changes in legislation, noted in the department.
Maria Motuznaya removed from the list of extremists and terrorists. Together with her, the other accused under Art. 282 of the Criminal Code of Barnaul Andrei Shasherin. This means that in relation to them criminal cases under art. 282 discontinued. True, the investigation has not yet notified the lawyers. – Pavel Chikov, Russian public figure
The head of the US Treasury promised Russia new harsh sanctions
Mnuchin stressed that the administration of US President Donald Trump “tough” acts against Russia. He added that the current authorities imposed more sanctions against Russia than anyone else before them.
“We will continue to do this [impose sanctions against Russia],” Mnuchin assured.
In Spain, about 30 professional tennis players participated in the “agreement”
The grouping involved in organizing the treaty-based tennis matches, which included immigrants from Armenia, was neutralized in Spain, 15 people were detained, an investigation is underway against another 68, including athletes, the Spanish Civil Guard reported.
The authorities of Peru withdrew their temporary attorney from Venezuela
After the inauguration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the authorities of Peru decided to withdraw their counsel, Rosa Alvarez Núñez, for consultations. The government considers the new term Maduro illegitimate and supports the country’s unicameral opposition parliament.
Ecuador offered Assange to surrender to British authorities
In an interview with the radio station Efe Eme, the Foreign Minister said that he sees only two choices for Assange in the current situation: to remain in the embassy further, or to leave the voluntary confinement
Muller studies the list of Ukrainians who attended Trump’s inauguration
US special prosecutor in the case of “Russian intervention” Robert Muller is studying the list of Ukrainian politicians and businessmen who attended the inauguration of the American leader Donald Trump. It is reported by The New York Times.
In the BBC answered the claims of Roskomnadzor
In the British television and radio broadcasting organization, the BBC commented on the statement of Roskomnadzor about the discovery of materials that broadcast the “ideological guidelines” of international terrorist organizations.
BBC works in accordance with the laws of each country of broadcasting, including Russia. We are always ready to provide additional information on how we cover certain events, ”said the representative of the organization to RBC journalists.
Roskomnadzor began checking against BBC World News after the decision of the British regulator Ofcom regarding RT. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that various departments in Moscow repeatedly had questions to the television company about some information materials related to Russia.
Russian diplomats visit Butina in US prison
Russian diplomats visited the Russian woman Maria Butina arrested in the United States on a regular visit. This was reported in the Russian Embassy in Washington.
The head of NASA does not plan to visit Russia in the near future
Rogozin said in an interview with RBC that he was ready to accept Brydenstein during his regular visit to Russia, despite the cancellation of Rogozin’s visit to the United States. According to the director of the Russian state corporation, the two leaders need to discuss further interaction.
Jim Briidenstein, director of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), does not plan to travel abroad, including to Russia, in the near future. This was reported to TASS correspondent on Thursday by spokeswoman for the head of NASA, Megan Powers.
Ukraine is preparing to break about 40 contracts with Russia
Yuriy Grymchak, Deputy Minister of Ukraine for Temporarily Occupied Territories, said that the Ukrainian authorities intend to terminate about 40 agreements that have been concluded with Russia. He stated this on the TV channel “Direct”.
Israel under US pressure canceled F-16 deal with Croatia
Israel has officially notified Croatia of the impossibility because of the US position to fulfill the contract for the supply of F-16 fighters, the Croatian Ministry of Defense reported. In March 2018, Croatia announced that Israel had won the competition for the sale of fighters to the country, offering the best conditions.
Pompeo announced the readiness of the United States to new fighting in Syria
If necessary, the US is ready for new fighting in Syria, but Washington hopes it will not come to that, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at American University in Cairo, a video of the speech was published on the US Department of State website.
Russia allows for the exchange of Ukrainian sailors
A high-ranking source in Russian diplomatic circles explained to Izvestia that Moscow is considering the possibility of exchanging Ukrainian citizens for Russians who are imprisoned in a neighboring country.
The United States began transporting military equipment from Syria
Washington launched the transfer of military equipment from Syria in accordance with plans to withdraw American troops from this country.
The army of Ukraine will act according to NATO standards
The armed forces of Ukraine in 2020 will be organized and able to operate fully according to NATO standards, said President Petro Poroshenko during a trip to Rivne region on Thursday.
In 2020, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be organized and able to act fully according to NATO standards in accordance with the law on national security. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine
Army aviation will be attracted to the elimination of the Bureisk anomaly
The Defense Ministry noted that the elimination of a large-scale blockage on the river can be done with the help of engineering and railway units with special equipment, as well as army and transport aviation.
On December 11, 2018, in the Verkhnebureinsky district of the Khabarovsk Territory, the ground fell from a hill. The total mass of the soil was 34 million cubic meters.
US missile destroyer enters Baltic Sea
The USS Gravely, a USS Gravely rocket destroyer, entered the Baltic Sea. According to monitoring resources, the ship entered the morning after passing through the Danish Straits. The US Navy previously showed photographs of its destroyer, which crosses the North Sea.
The Russian Defense Ministry requests permission to shoot down civilian planes with passengers
Civil aircraft with passengers on board will be allowed to shoot down if the ship violates the air border of Russia. This is stated in the draft resolution, which developed the Ministry of Defense of Russia. The document is at the disposal of Izvestia.
New commander of the Baltic naval base appointed
Rear Commander Alexander Peshkov, who previously held the post of deputy commander of the disparate forces of the Northern Fleet, was appointed new commander of the Baltic naval base, the press service of the Baltic Fleet reports.
Pilots warned of GPS problems in northern Norway
Aircraft pilots using northern Norway’s airspace near the Russian border were warned of possible malfunctions of the global GPS navigation system in the area, thebarentsobserver reported on Thursday with reference to the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority.
Relationship between obesity and brain size
A team of European scientists has established a link between obesity and brain size. More than 9.6 thousand volunteers over 55 participated in the experiment, 19 percent of them were overweight, according to Eurek Alert.
It turned out that people whose body mass index exceeded the norm, the brain volume was less than their more athletic colleagues in the experiment.
“Those who had a beer belly, could not boast such a quantity of gray matter, as their peers,” – the researchers said.
The World Bank will elect a new president by mid-April
The World Bank issued a statement saying that the financial institution is going to elect a new president until mid-April. As noted on the World Bank website, candidates for this position should be nominated from February 7 to March 14.
The European Commission suspected Nike of violating tax rules
The European Commission launched an investigation into Nike to see if the tax authorities in the Netherlands could provide the company with an unfair competitive advantage. This is stated in the message of the regulator.
China offered Ilona Mask a residence permit
To which, Li Keqiang offered to provide him with a permanent residence permit. The American expressed his gratitude, but it is not known whether he would accept this offer. Lenta.ru writes that the meeting discussed the new Tesla plant in Shanghai, which, according to Mask, could become the most advanced in the world.
Scientists: Two glasses of wine a day lead to arrhythmias
Even two glasses of wine during the day is enough to provoke an arrhythmia in a person. Corresponding conclusions are made by Australian scientists from Alfred Hospital following a study
The study involved about 800 thousand citizens. Experts shared pictures of citizens’ hearts, showing the effects of alcohol on the body. In particular, even two glasses of wine is enough to entail a dangerous arrhythmia for a person.
Japan Ministry of Labor has published inaccurate statistics for more than 20 years
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan has been preparing inaccurate statistics for more than 20 years, which resulted in non-payment of 53.7 billion yen (over $ 497 million at the current exchange rate) for more than 19.73 million people across the country. This was announced on Friday by the Japanese Ministry.
Rosstat: gasoline in Russia in 2018 went up by 9.4%
Retail prices for gasoline in Russia in 2018 increased by 9.4% compared with 2017, follows from the materials of Rosstat. According to the Federal State Statistics Service, consumer prices in Russia grew by the end of 2018 by 4.3%, while prices rose by 0.8% in December.
Novak reported to Putin about record gas production
Gas production in Russia in 2018 increased to 725 billion cubic meters. m, said Energy Minister Alexander Novak at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Thus, the 18-year-old record was broken. In addition, gas exports increased by 20 billion cubic meters. m, almost 225 billion cubic meters. m
Russia is gradually abandoning the dollar
Dmitry Zhuravlev, Candidate of Political Sciences, General Director of the Institute of Regional Problems, spoke about the new policy of the Central Bank
The Central Bank of Russia transferred most of its reserves into foreign currencies. The bank increased the share of various currencies in reserves to 14.7% from 12.4%. Now in assets: pounds sterling, Japanese yen, Canadian and Australian dollars, as well as Swiss francs.
The international reserves of the Russian Federation from December 21 to 28 increased by $ 0.9 billion
Russia’s international reserves as of December 28 totaled $ 466.9 billion, the Bank of Russia said. As of December 21, international reserves amounted to $ 466 billion. Thus, over the week they increased by $ 0.9 billion.
Lukashenka ordered to start deliveries through the Baltic ports
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed the government to work out the issue of alternative oil supplies to the country through the Baltic ports.
I have already set the task for a long time, and we need to solve it: open an alternative supply of oil through the Baltic ports. If the Lithuanians do not agree, agree with the Latvians and buy this oil. To process at the Novopolotsk refinery and to provide the Baltic republics. – Alexander Lukashenko
Chaika offered to raise the salaries of prosecutors
Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika proposed to equalize the salaries of prosecutors and judges. Izvestiya got acquainted with his address to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The head of the Cabinet instructed the Ministry of Finance to develop appropriate proposals.
If the initiative is supported, the salary of prosecutors will increase from an average of 80 thousand to 170 thousand rubles. According to estimates of Izvestia, the burden on the budget will eventually increase by 4 billion rubles. Yuri Chaika considers today’s level of pay for prosecutor’s work to be too low.
Central Bank allowed to block sites until the court decision
The Central Bank (CB) of Russia will receive powers that will allow it to block sites until the entry into force of the judgment, writes Kommersant. The publication noted that the corresponding bill was recommended by the State Duma for adoption in the first reading on January 10.
Naftogaz purchased legal services to accompany claims to Russia
NAK “Naftogaz Ukraine” buys legal advisers on the negotiation procedure to accompany the lawsuits in 2019 against Russia in the case of assets in the Crimea, the press service of the company said on Thursday.
Mortgage rates in the United States fell to a minimum since April 2018
As reported in the weekly review of the state mortgage corporation Freddie Mac, the average fixed interest rate on a 30-year mortgage in the week ending Thursday was 4.45% per annum vs. 4.51% a week earlier. The average value in 2018 is 4.54%, while for the whole of 2017, it was 3.99% per annum.
“The decline in mortgage rates, combined with continued income growth and lower energy prices, is a positive signal for the consumer sector, which should lead to better home sales,” said Sam Hayter, chief economist of the mortgage corporation.
The number of applications for unemployment benefits in the US decreased
According to department estimates, by January 5, the number of initial claims for unemployment benefits for the week decreased by 17 thousand to 216 thousand.
LNG tankers may not be enough
Shortage of tankers for the transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) may occur in 2019, experts at a large consulting firm Wood Mackenzie said on January 10, reports the LNG World Shipping publication. This year, a record LNG production is expected.
“Lukoil” received an industrial flow of oil on Block 10 in Iraq
Lukoil received an industrial flow of oil as part of the implementation of the appraisal stage at the Eridu oil field (Block 10) in Iraq, the oil company said in a press release.
BP increases mining in the Gulf of Mexico
Using the new technology of seismic exploration, BP discovered an additional 1.4 billion barrels of oil in the Atlantis and Thunder Horse fields it is developing and, in addition, opened two new fields.
The company intends to invest $ 1.3 billion in the development of additional oil reserves in the Atlantis field, the start of production there is scheduled for 2020. According to BP, by 2025, the total production in the region will be raised to 400 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. Now BP produces there 300 thousand barrels per day.
“Naftogaz” filed a new lawsuit against “Gazprom”
The lawsuit was filed by the Ukrainian Naftogaz due to the fact that, in the opinion of the company’s management, the gas transportation system of Ukraine loses this amount due to the fact that the Russian side does not fulfill the conditions for a gas transit contract through the country, as well as because of the construction of Gazprom. detours for Russian gas supplies to Europe, Kommersant writes
Thailand will cut down rubber to reduce production by a third
Thailand, the world’s largest exporter of natural rubber, plans to cut its production by a third in five years, to ensure price increases that are kept at their lowest levels since 2016.
The first international spectator festival will be held in Moscow
The first international spectator festival “The Art of Cinema x Moskino”, dedicated to the world author’s cinema, will be held in Moscow at the end of January. Within the framework of the festival, citizens will be able to watch more than 20 author films of Russian and foreign directors.
Michael Jackson again accused of pedophilia
The prestigious independent cinema festival “Sundance”, which will be held from January 24 to February 4 of this year, announced the final list of participants. Where, according to Rolling Stone, among the other 240 tapes, the scandalous documentary biopic of the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson is noticed
The film “Leaving Neverland” director, producer and screenwriter Dan Reed is already branded by Jackson’s family as unclean and again for some reason trying to raise the theme of the allegedly homopedophilic inclinations of the “king” long ago “debunked”
In the Arkhangelsk region will shoot a film about the Solovki youngsters
The producer of the film was Anatoly Konychev. The shooting process will take more than six months. Field surveys are planned for the Solovetsky Archipelago, and pavilions are planned in Arkhangelsk and around the capital of Pomorie, the Regional Ministry of Culture reported
Brass and chamber orchestras will play at Krasnoyarsk railway stations
The orchestras and choir ensemble “We Sing to You” will perform at the stations “Yenisei”, “Zlobino” and “Baziha”. Krasnoyarsk citizens will hear classical music, folk songs and romances as part of the 13th Surikov Winter Art Festival.
The exhibition “The Man Who Fell to Earth” opens
The first in Moscow exhibition of photographs by David Bowie “The Man Who Fell to Earth” opens at the Lumiere Brothers Center. There will present the work of the famous American photographer Stephen Shapiro. The exclusive audio guide for the exhibition was recorded by the leader of the Mumiy Troll group, Ilya Lagutenko. The exhibition includes rare footage of 70 years, including a joint performance of Bowie and singer Cher, from a private photo shoot in 1974 in Los Angeles and the filming scenes of the film The Man Who Fell to Earth.
Japan in 2020, see “Sunflowers” by Van Gogh
The exhibition “Masterpieces from the National Gallery of London” will open in Tokyo in March 2020, and then, in July, will move to Osaka, the National Art Museum, and will work there until October 18.
The exhibition will present “Sunflowers” (1888) – Van Gogh (1853-1890), along with 59 other paintings from the richest collection of art museum in Trafalgar Square. At the same time, representatives of the metropolitan gallery refused to disclose the names of other paintings of the exhibition, indicating only that they represent the period from the Italian Renaissance (started at the end of the 14th century and lasted until the 16th century) until the beginning of the 20th century.
The Woodstock Festival will be held in 50 years in the same place
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the legendary festival “Woodsto”, it will be held at the same place. Rumors about the return of the festival went long ago. At the end of last year it became known that negotiations on the lease of land in Woodstock were successful, reports portal Zvuki.ru. And now – the official statement of one of the founders of open air, Michael Lang: “The festival will take place in its” historic homeland “from August 16 to 18.”
Samsung has announced the date of the presentation Galaxy S10
Samsung has today officially confirmed the date for the presentation of the Galaxy S10 smartphone – or rather, the whole family of smartphones, which, according to rumors, will include the usual Galaxy S10, more advanced Galaxy S10 Plus, as well as a simplified and (possibly) reduced Galaxy S10 Lite. All these devices will be presented on February 20 in San Francisco.
Apple and Google did not raise prices for applications because of VAT
American IT giants did not begin to rewrite the prices of applications in their digital stores App Store and Google Play because of the increase in VAT by 2%. At the same time, on January 1, Apple responded to changes in legislation and increased the price of its smartphones, computers and tablets by an average of 2%.
“Yandex” will sell advertising in the Rambler Group video content
The partnership takes into account the plans of the Rambler Group to increase the volume of video content, “which is one of the main drivers of classroom indicators for the entire market,” said the company’s deputy director Maxim Tadevosyan.
Google Chrome launches ad blocker
Google said that July 9, 2019 will make the function of blocking unwanted ads in Google Chrome browser available worldwide.
Volta introduced the Mookkie Smart Pet Bowl
Representatives of the Italian technology company Volta presented at the CES 2019 exhibition a special smart bowl model Mookkie, designed for pets. The technology will help trace the nutrition of several pets.
Smart column Lily is designed for learning foreign languages
The creators of the smart speaker Lily argue that it is the most effective device for those who are studying Chinese.
Apple AirPods headphones let you eavesdrop on conversations
The owners of Apple’s new headphones have figured out that they can overhear conversations from people nearby. The AirPods gadget is equipped with a unique feature. Reported headphones in question can be used as a hearing aid.
Released “new” smartphone Vivo Z3i Standard Edition worth $ 296
Vivo Z3i Standard Edition differs from its predecessor only in color. Recently, Vivo developers have released a new version of the Vivo Z3i Standard Edition in China worth $ 296.
Smart pepper spray can now call for help
At the annual exhibition CES 2019, the Swedish company Plegium presented a new solution for combating intruders – a “smart” pepper spray, which can synchronize with a smartphone and inform the contact person that it was used.
Sony introduced the glass wireless column in the form of a candle
Sony has unveiled a candle-like LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker at CES 2019. Reports about this resource Gizmochina. The device is a glass cylinder, inside which is installed an LED source with 32 levels of brightness.
Fly appreciated the frameless smartphone Fly View Max at 7,490 rubles
Fly has released one of the cheapest “frameless” smartphones called Fly View Max, priced at 7,490 rubles. This device is already available in stores on the territory of the Russian Federation. The model is equipped with a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1132 x 540 pixels, made by IPS technology.
At CES 2019 introduced wireless charging for laptops
French start-up EnergySquare has brought a wireless laptop charger to CES 2019. The system theoretically allows you to connect to any device, but it all depends on the connector through which current flows.
Sberbank began insuring bank cards against cyber incidents
In December, all branches of Sberbank started selling a unique product that provides bank cards with insurance protection against cyber incidents – writing off money as a result of unauthorized contactless payments from customers’ smartphones or as a result of malware infecting smartphones.
CES 2019: SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD hard drive capacity reaches 2 TB
The SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD drive will be available in spring in three versions – with a capacity of 500 GB, as well as 1 TB and 2 TB. The price will be respectively 200, 350 and 600 US dollars.
A working version of the Babahu X1 smart toothbrush was presented at CES-2019
The main feature of the device is its shape. A “smart” toothbrush looks like a mouth guard, putting on the upper and lower rows of teeth. The device cleans different groups of teeth at the right angles and at a certain speed. Battery “smart” toothbrush will use it daily for a month.
China has passed tests of the hypersonic rocket engine
China is engaged in the creation of a hypersonic platform with two engines. The first phase of the engine test has already been completed, followed by flight tests. The platform prototype will be tested no later than 2025.
Females of budgerigars preferred smart males
Males of wavy parrots, able to solve simple tasks to get to food, liked the females more than their relatives, who do not know how to do this, learned Chinese scientists, whose article was published in the journal Science.
Mathematicians question the omnipotence of artificial intelligence
Israeli mathematicians have proven that artificial intelligence is not always able to find patterns in data sets or give unambiguous answers to any questions. Their findings were presented in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence.
China put a telecommunications satellite into orbit
China has successfully launched the latest Zhongxin 2D communications and broadcasting satellite (Zhongxin 2D) for broadcasting, as well as providing broadband Internet access throughout China, Xinhua said.
At all stages of the assembly of the “Unions” implemented video surveillance
Previously, the video recording system was available only on the main assembly sites. A new measure appeared after the discovery of a hole on the lining of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft.
Scientists have named the source of the mysterious radio signals from space
Canadian astronomers have discovered another permanent source of radio signals in space. According to the scientific publication Nature, the signals were recorded by the CHIME observatory.
At the moment, Canadian scientists have concluded that the alleged source of rhythmic “radio bursts” should have very significant energy. With each “burst” that lasts less than a second, an amount of energy is released that is 25 million times higher than the energy productivity of the sun.
Thus, the researchers tend to the two main versions of the origin of the signals. According to the first, this is a supermassive black hole or a similar object, according to the second – a neutron star with an unusually strong magnetic field, the so-called magnetar.
When working on the Russian Hubble stole nearly 30 million
The Ministry of Internal Affairs is investigating a criminal case about embezzlement of budget funds allocated for the creation of the newest T-170M space telescope – the main element of the World Space Observatory – Ultraviolet. It is considered a competitor to the American Hubble Orbital Observatory.
Travel through black holes recognized possible
Physicists from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in America claim that traveling through large black holes is possible. A necessary condition for such a space “walk” is the rotation of the hole, reports The Conversation
Supporters of the flat Earth can not find a captain for their Around the World
The expedition is scheduled for 2020 to finally put an end to the question of the shape of our planet. Brave navigators to swim to the very edge of the Earth. Every educated gentleman has a logical question: will the liner with passengers fall if it reaches the extreme point? But the organizers took care of security. Fall from the edge of the Earth will not work, they argue, because the earth’s disk is surrounded by a solid ice wall – Antarctica. By the way, it is this barrier that holds water in the oceans, so that it, of course, does not flow into space.
Adepts of a flat Earth are much more than you think. So in 2011, according to a poll by VTsIOM, 32 percent of Russians were convinced that the sun revolves around the earth.
China wants to create and launch an artificial moon by 2020
One of the Chinese cities wants to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020 to reduce energy needs by replacing street light with artificial moonlight.
India will include a cosmonaut woman in the Gaganian mission
Some Indian media reported that the manned cosmonaut would be part of the manned space mission, which is scheduled to be sent to orbit in 2022. She will have to become the first female citizen of India who has been in space.
Two commercial Proton rocket launches will take place from Baikonur in 2019
This year two commercial Proton rocket launches will take place from the Baikonur cosmodrome. As specified in the Khrunichev Center, commercial space launches will be made in cooperation with a subsidiary company, International Launch Services.
Ford plants in Russia are threatened with closure
Only at the factory in the German Zarlouis, where the Ford C-Max and Grand C-Max compact vehicles are still being produced, more than a thousand workers will be cut. In addition, the company will close the factory of automatic transmissions in French Bordeaux.
Layoffs threaten and Russian employees Ford. The future of the company’s factories in Vsevolzhsk and Naberezhnye Chelny will be decided in the second half of this year. It is possible that businesses will be closed. Then only one Ford plant will remain in Russia – in Elabuga, where Transit vans are assembled.
Changan began selling Chinese copies of Land Rover Discovery 4
Chinese auto giant Changan started selling the updated X70A SUV – a clone of the legendary Land Rover Discovery 4. The car received a more powerful 1.3-liter engine and extended optional equipment.
Chery received a license to test unmanned cars
Last month, Chery acquired a license to allow it to test unmanned cars on the roads of the large Chinese city of Chongqing. Information about this appeared on the official website of the automaker.
Bentley Bentayga will be more powerful Lamborghini Urus
Bentley will soon release a “charged” version of the Bentayga crossover, which will be called Speed. At the same time, the engine of the novelty will turn out to be more powerful than the aggregate of the platform Lamborghini Urus, reports Autocar.
Mitsubishi Fuso trucks equipped with an Allison machine gun
The new 2019 model year trucks presented at the Work Truck Show 2018 in Indianapolis are equipped with a 6-liter 8-cylinder PSI-GM 6-liter V-gasoline engine and a fully automatic Allison 1000 Series gearbox with fuel saving options as standard. FuelSense 2.0 and DynActive Shift Technology.
Tesla will stop selling the cheapest versions of Model S and X cars
Tesla will stop taking orders for Model S and X cars with a 75 kWh battery from Monday, January 14th. About this company founder Ilon Mask wrote on Twitter.
From Monday, Tesla will not accept orders for Model S and X cars with a 75 kW / h battery. If you want to purchase such models, please make an order before Sunday night. – Ilon Musk, American engineer
Hyundai has prepared a hydrogen supercar for Detroit
The Hyundai sports division N has prepared a new concept car for the Detroit auto show. According to the Korean media, at the Motorshow, which will be held from January 14 to January 27, a supercar with a power plant on hydrogen fuel cells debuts.
Determined the order of the new driving test in Russia
A modified version of the new practical driving test in Russia has been published on the federal portal of draft regulations. According to the document, the usual division of tests on the “city” and “site” will no longer be.
The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media did not accept the draft on arrests for contempt of the authorities on the Internet
The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media has sent a negative opinion to the government on the draft law on administrative responsibility for manifesting disrespect for the authorities on the Internet. The deputy head of the ministry, Alexei Volin, said this.
“One of the tasks of state bodies is to calmly listen to criticism of their work. Not sugar “, – lead” Vedomosti “his words.
According to the official, the insult language used in the draft can be interpreted too broadly, and there are already restrictions on the public use of indecent vocabulary in the legislation. Also, the ministry’s claims caused amendments prohibiting the dissemination of “fake” information on the Internet – they also provide a wide interpretation.
Bills aimed at toughening the punishment for a number of statements in the media and the Internet, submitted to the State Duma on December 12. Its authors are Senators Andrei Klishas and Lyudmila Bokova and Deputy Dmitry Vyatkin.
In Italy, expressed everything that they think about migrants
Deputy Prime Minister and part-time Interior Minister Matteo Salvini believes that many problems have arisen because of migrants in Italy. Donor countries are already, in fact, unable to pay benefits. The local residents themselves are afraid of being left with nothing, for in some countries, for some reason, migrants are put in the first place, despite the manifestation of aggression on their part and an increase in crime.
In Italy, however, they consider that their own citizens are above all. That is why in the near future, the external borders of the EU will be strengthened, as well as increased cooperation with countries of origin and the transfer of migrants.
The State Duma proposes to equate the heating system of tobacco to cigarettes
The Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science, Boris Chernyshov, sent an appeal to the Ministry of Health (available to RT), in which he proposed banning advertising of tobacco heating systems and equating them to regular cigarettes.
Flayers want to punish with 14 years
Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg have proposed to amend the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, allowing to bring to justice for cruel treatment of animals from the age of 14, reports RIA Novosti.
Russian universities will start taking startups instead of theses
Graduates of Russian universities instead of the thesis will be able to present their own business project. For this purpose, special courses will appear in educational institutions within the framework of the Digital Economy program, the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science told Izvestia.
To connect new subscribers to the water, in Tver disconnect the old
Tverskoy Vodokanal reported disconnecting cold water in the Moscow district due to the connection of new subscribers. January 11, cold water supply will not be from 9 to 17 on the street Mozhaisky 52, 52 bldg. 1, 54 and October Avenue, 91.
Russia’s economy over New Year’s holidays lost 1.3 trillion rubles
The loss of the Russian economy due to production downtime during the New Year holidays amounted to approximately 1.32 trillion rubles (1.25% of the projected GDP), calculated for Izvestia in the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
Poroshenko: Ukraine out of the “risk zone”
According to the head of state, the country still faces many problems. “However, we managed together to ensure macro-financial stabilization and Ukraine’s exit from the risk zone,” Poroshenko said. He added that the “worst” of the country behind.
Russian Foreign Ministry accused the United States of encroachment on the sovereignty of Venezuela
The Russian Foreign Ministry accused the US authorities of forming alternative government structures for Venezuela and of encroaching on the sovereignty of this country. The corresponding commentary is published on the website of the diplomatic department.
Su-57 and Tu-160 cockpits have received improved coverage
The coating is able to increase the absorption of radar waves by half and reduces the radar visibility of the aircraft cabin by 30%. In addition, it protects the pilot from ultraviolet (UV), heat and other negative factors.
The Pentagon plans to introduce artificial intelligence in weapons systems
The United States intends to introduce artificial intelligence in weapons systems, in particular, in air defense and missile defense. This was announced by Assistant US Secretary of State for Procurement, Logistics and Technology Bruce Jetty. He stressed that working with artificial intelligence is extremely important.
Turkish authorities intend to detain more than 100 people in the FETO case
The Turkish authorities intend to detain the new suspects, allegedly involved in the activity of the Fetullahist terrorist organization (FETO) prohibited in Turkey. This was reported by Haberturk. According to him, we are talking about 102 people, including 58 soldiers
“Varshavyanka” will plow the Mediterranean Sea near Algeria
Two diesel-electric submarines of Project 636.1 “Varshavyanka” solemnly set off from St. Petersburg’s “Admiralty Shipyards” to Algeria. The contract for their supply was concluded in 2014. The submarines received tail numbers 031 and 032, they were called Ouarsenis and Hoggar.
Poland suspected espionage employee of the concern Huawei
It is reported that both detainees plead not guilty and refuse to give explanations on the case. According to the TV channel, the Deputy Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Warsaw visited the Polish Foreign Ministry. A Chinese diplomat asked for consular services to have access to an arrested citizen of the PRC.
Ukraine and Lithuania discussed the coordination of efforts against the “Russian aggression”
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Lithuania, Pavel Klimkin and Linas Linkiavicius, discussed a number of issues of cooperation between the countries during the bilateral meeting.
According to the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, the meeting took place on January 10 during the working visit of Klimkin to Lithuania. During the talks, the ministers, among other things, raised the issue of “coordinating joint political and diplomatic efforts to counter the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine,” the report said.
Chinese leader to visit DPRK on return visit
In South Korea, they reported on the preparation of the visit of the PRC Chairman Xi Jinping to the DPRK in April of this year. The representative of the Democratic Party, Lee He Chang, said that in case of organizational delays, the trip could be postponed to May.
“C’s visit to the DPRK appears to be scheduled for April, and there is a high probability of his visit to South Korea in May,” Yonhap news agency quoted him as saying.
Macron will not go to the forum in Davos
French President Emmanuel Macron will not take part in the World Economic Forum in Davos because of the busy schedule, Le Figaro writes, citing the Elysee Palace. It is reported that Macron plans, in particular, to monitor the situation in the country due to the protests of the “yellow vests.”
US intends to send warships to the Arctic
The head of the US Navy, Richard Spencer, said that in the summer of Washington Washington would send warships to the Arctic to check their work in high latitudes, USNI News reported. In October 2018, Harry Truman became the first American aircraft carrier in 27 years to cross the Arctic Circle.
Merkel warned Europe against disaster
German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the policy of nationalism and the nationalist movements gaining in Europe, which once again can lead to a catastrophe. Words of politics quoted by Bloomberg
“Many Germans will say that they will simply take care of themselves, and some Greeks will also say that they will take care of themselves. <…> This is already dangerous,” she noted.
German Union of Journalists urges not to issue a license RT
“The German Union of Journalists urges regional media oversight agencies not to issue a broadcast license for the RT Deutsch website to Russia Today TV channel,” the report indicates. Currently RT Deutsch is available in Germany only on the Internet.
Turkey has transferred military forces to the Syrian border
Armored vehicles, tanks and special forces have been deployed in the area of the city of Yayladagi in the province of Hatay. The transfer of military forces was carried out after the clashes between the forces of the Syrian opposition, supported by Turkey, and the group “Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham” (banned in Russia). About it reports Bloomberg
Azerbaijan bought SkyStriker drones-kamikaze from Israel
The Azerbaijani Armed Forces have replenished their arsenals with Israeli SkyStriker proprietary ammunition manufactured by Elbit Systems, the online portal bmpd reported on January 11, citing the press service of the President of Azerbaijan.
Qualified foreigners will be able to receive US citizenship
US President Donald Trump on Twitter promised to provide highly qualified foreigners with the opportunity to receive American citizenship. According to him, Washington intends to attract to work in the United States “well-trained people.”
We want to encourage talented and highly qualified professionals career growth in the United States. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States
In Berlin, once again called for the preservation of gas transit through Ukraine
Berlin continues to insist on maintaining the role of Ukraine as a transit country for Russian gas to Europe, but at the same time considers the Nord Stream 2 project useful for European countries. On this, as reported “Ukrinform”, said the representative of the German government Ulrike Demmer.
Sberbank and VTB raise mortgage rates
The largest Russian banks – Sberbank and VTB – raise mortgage rates by 0.6–1.5 percentage points, Vedomosti reported, citing representatives of credit institutions, as well as RIA Novosti, citing its sources.
2019 will be difficult for the construction market. We give out mortgages today … on the verge of profitability. In the current environment, I am afraid that all banks will be forced to raise rates somewhat. – German Gref, Russian politician
Geely sells 5.4% stake in Daimler
The Chinese corporation Geely, which was the largest shareholder of the German automaker Daimler with 9.7%, sold more than half of its share – 5.4%, reported with reference to sources on Friday, January 11, told Bloomberg.
Gasoline from natural gas will be produced in Turkmenistan
In the Ahal region of Turkmenistan, construction and installation work has been completed at the plant for the production of gasoline from natural gas. Started test production. This was reported by the State News Agency of the Republic.
Exxon Mobil will be engaged in oil and gas exploration in Pakistan
On January 10, the ship of the American company ExxonMobil arrived in the territorial waters of Pakistan to conduct oil and gas exploration. According to the Pakistani television channel Samaa TV, the American oil giant is interested in producing hydrocarbons in Pakistan.
Russian TV series about androids sold Netflix
“Better than people” became the first Russian project that fell into the category of Netflix Original, where its own and localized platform projects are presented. Other domestic TV shows were shown mainly with subtitles and after the TV premieres in Russia.
In September, the platform bought a 12-series “Chasing on Wheels” from NTV, this transaction was estimated at $ 500,000 and was considered at that time the largest among Russian sales on Netflix. In the category of Netflix Original, in which the original content of the platform is presented, Russian TV shows have not yet fallen.