8 Ноя, 2021

Kamikaze apparatus against asteroids

NASA will launch a miniature spacecraft that will crash into an asteroid: this is the first test of technology to prevent disasters that threaten Earth in the event of a collision with a large celestial body, the aerospace department said.

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is expected to launch at the end of November.

Its target will be the small near-Earth asteroid Dimorf, which orbits the larger asteroid Didyma.

Dimorph’s diameter is about 150 meters, and it poses no danger to the Earth.

In turn, the dimensions of the DART apparatus are a hundred times smaller than this «moon», with which it must collide at a speed of 24 thousand km / h.

We do not plan that it will destroy the asteroid. He just has to give it a light push and change its orbit. This change should be within one degree.

The launch of the device into space using the Falcon-9 launch vehicle is scheduled for November 24 from the Vandenberg space force base in California.

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Belgian Flanders will completely switch to electric heating in residential buildings in five years. This includes a plan by the authorities of a large region of Belgium to achieve climate neutrality.

It is planned that from 2022 it will no longer be possible to install fuel oil heating systems in new houses, and from 2023 combined gas and electric heating will be used in housing under construction. According to the newspaper L’Écho, from 2027 the installation of gas heating will be completely banned.

Also, the Flanders authorities intend to reduce the cost of electric heating for residents and increase the cost of gas heating. In addition, home owners will be given five years to improve energy efficiency and introduce modern technologies.

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Kentucky State Police have detained 61-year-old James Herbert Brick, who is suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl from North Carolina. The girl, whose name has not been officially disclosed, disappeared on November 2.

Two days later, the 911 rescue service received a call from a passerby who accidentally noticed a girl in the back seat of a car — she asked for help with gestures that have become popular in TikTok. She showed people her palm, and then flexed her thumb and clenched it into a fist. This gesture means that the person needs help.

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The identity of the «shaman» detained in Yekaterinburg has been established; this is not Gabyshev, a law enforcement source said.

«During the arrest, he introduced himself as Gabyshev. Now it has been established that this is another person — Nikolai Dylykov from Ulan-Ude, he is registered with the Ministry of Internal Affairs as mentally ill,» the message says.

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Biden has abandoned the «America First» principle that Trump’s predecessor enunciated, said Sullivan, US Assistant to the President for National Security. According to him, Biden said that the principle of «America first» actually puts it in the last place.

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The United States will continue to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan through international and non-governmental organizations, and not directly through the Taliban government (the Taliban movement is banned in Russia), said Biden’s National Security Assistant Sullivan.

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One Indian fisherman was killed and another was injured when their boat was fired upon by the Pakistani Maritime Safety Agency in the Arabian Sea. NDTV reported that India intends to raise the issue of this incident through diplomatic channels.

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Assange and his fiancée filed a lawsuit against the head of the British Justice Department and the head of the prison, as they are not allowed to get married. The couple fears that the obstacles that the British authorities are placing on their marriage are related to the «political war» against the founder of Wikileaks.

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The first foreign tourists visited Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power (the movement is banned in Russia as a terrorist movement), local media reported. What country they are from is not reported.

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For the second month in a row, protests of workers from China have continued at the Komsomolsk oil refinery of Rosneft, who came to work and, in their own words, were left without the promised money and the opportunity to return home.

According to Komсity, on Saturday, hundreds of Chinese marched in the Leninsky district of Komsomolsk-on-Amur demanding to pay off wage arrears, which, according to them, have been dragging on for four months.

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Australian startup Airspeeder has launched the world’s first flying car race. These were remote-controlled drones, but pilots are expected to fly next year.

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The Court of Appeal in Nizhny Novgorod recognized the refusal of the Supreme Court of Mordovia to consider the issue of transferring the convicted of espionage Whelan to the United States

American Whelan, convicted of espionage in Russia, tried to obtain information about students at the FSB educational institution, but was detained, the prosecutor said.

Russia and the United States are currently not negotiating the exchange of an American convicted of espionage, Paul Whelan, for any of the Russians convicted in the United States, his lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov said.

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Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg told the 18-year-old Spanish television channel Sexta that she “does not live with her parents” permanently, because people do not know where she lives. Answering the question whether there have ever been threats against her, the activist assured: «Yes, of course.» She also clarified that she does not want to associate her life with politics yet.

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In Moscow, the prosecutor’s office demanded to replace the suspended sentence with a real one for the 17-year-old defendant in the «palace case» Gleb Borisov, who participated in throwing snowballs at the FSB car. The prosecution demands to sentence him to seven years of real term. Earlier, the court sentenced him to five years on probation.

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American Evan Newman, who took part in the attempt to seize the Capitol, asks for political asylum in Belarus. According to him, six criminal cases were opened against him in the United States, and after being spied on by the SBU in Ukraine, he decided to ask Belarus for help.

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The Ministry of Digital Development of Russia will limit the powers of Roskomnadzor to access data on subscribers’ conversations. Recall that at the end of last year, amendments were adopted to the Law «On Communications», which provided for the fight against «gray» SIM-cards used by individuals or even criminals in their own interests.

Telecommunications operators were supposed to transfer all billing to the department, but now part of the information will be transferred only by a court decision. Without a trial, it will be possible to request information about the facts of data transfer, calls, SMS and geolocation on communication towers. And through the court — information about the international identification number of the subscriber, the date and time of the provision of services and the volume of data transmission.

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In the desert area of ​​China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, mock-ups of American warships have been built as training targets, media reported citing the US Naval Institute, which is based on satellite imagery.

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According to the head of Sberbank, German Gref, the affordability of housing is maintained thanks to programs with state support. He noted that most Russians can buy housing only with the help of a mortgage.

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According to expert estimates, referred to by the Central Bank, by the end of 2020, only every tenth family in the country was a mortgage borrower. 9/10 of Russians cannot afford mortgages — incomes are low, savings are not present / minimal, and mortgages are too expensive …

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Along the highway in Belarus, a group of people with backpacks moved to the Bruzgi border checkpoint on the border with Poland.

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Gazprom has not scheduled any trading session this week on its electronic trading platform from which Europe could purchase additional shipments of Russian gas

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The cost of buying a room in Sochi for the year has grown on average 2 times — up to 3.4 million rubles, in Krasnodar by 55% against the background of a moratorium on new construction, experts calculated. In terms of high cost, Sochi rooms ranked second in Russia, second only to Moscow, where in 12 months they added exactly one third in price (+ 33%, over 4.1 million rubles).

Price tags increased by more than a quarter in Kaliningrad (+ 48%), Sevastopol (+ 48%), St. Petersburg (+ 37%), Chita (+ 37%), Kazan (+ 30%), Simferopol (+ 29%) and Vladikavkaz (+ 26%).

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Migrants leave the territory of Belarus, the reinforcement along the road in the Grodno region has been removed, reports @SPUTNIKBY
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The entire large group of migrants left for Poland, the cordon at the border on the Belarusian side was removed, Belarusian border guards told @SPUTNIKBY

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The Polish Foreign Ministry called the column of migrants that reached the border the largest attempt of mass force penetration into Poland so far, and said that the Polish security forces are ready to meet it.

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Lithuania is sending troops to the Polish-Belarusian border due to the influx of migrants, the Lithuanian authorities will discuss the introduction of emergency situations at the border, says the Ministry of Internal Affairs

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Polish border guards told RIA Novosti that the Belarusian security forces are sending migrants not to the checkpoint, but to the forest

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Iraqi intelligence units have killed one of the leaders of the Islamic State (IS, banned in Russia) terrorist group in the desert of Anbar province in the west of the country, Al Sumaria reported. According to the representative of the commander of the Armed Forces of the republic, Yahya Rasul, the intelligence officers destroyed Abu al-Baraa.

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The Belarusian authorities want to bring the situation on the border with Poland to death, said Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Piotr Wawzhik on the air of Polish Radio.

“I am convinced that this is not even an impression, but I am convinced that the Belarusian authorities are striving for an escalation, an escalation that will lead to the fact that there will be fatal casualties on either side,” Vavzhik said.

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A new feature in WhatsApp allows you to use the PC version without pairing with your smartphone. Even if the smartphone is turned off / funds / gigabytes have run out or the device is simply destroyed, the messenger on the PC will remain functional. True, there are still some limitations — voice / video communication with device users using old software versions is impossible ..

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Two ships of the US Navy arrived in Georgia — the destroyer Porter and the flagship of the 6th fleet of the Navy Mount Whitney entered the port of Batumi. American ships were greeted in the port of Batumi with a solemn program — the American anthem and lezginka. Mount Whitney and Porter will stay in Georgia until November 10.

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The German Foreign Ministry on the situation on the Belarusian-Polish border: the EU will react jointly, we are talking about a possible expansion of sanctions, restrictions on air traffic.

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Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov commented on high-profile fights, including an attack on a man with a child in New Moscow last week. According to him, the participants in the fight were citizens of Russia, so «there is no national motive here and cannot be.»

“In fact, we are talking about wrongdoing by Russian citizens, and this is what is important,” said Mr Peskov.

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Pilots of Russian regional Superjet 100 jets at Red Wings receive «wild salaries.» This was stated by the main owner and general director of Ural Airlines, Sergei Skuratov, without disclosing its specific value.

The top manager called the situation when the salary of Superjet pilots is higher than that of the pilots of Airbus mainline aircraft (they are operated by Ural Airlines), the top manager called «bad.» According to him, the Red Wings overpriced wages «thanks to subsidies.»

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Since 2012, about 650 Russian civil servants have received subsidies from the budget for the purchase of housing, despite the fact that they earn enough, and have purchased a second, third, fourth and so on housing with the allocated money. The Ministry of Economic Development became the leader in the allocation of housing subsidies: 21 officials received subsidies there. Next come the Ministry of Transport (16 officials) and the Ministry of Education (13 officials), according to a joint investigation by the Important Stories project and Transparency International.

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The dependence of Russians’ incomes on the state has reached a 20-year high. Every fourth ruble in the hands of people turned out to be payments from the budget.

In the third quarter of 2021, 23.1% of the monetary income of Russian citizens was provided by some kind of payments from the budget, according to Rosstat statistics on the sources of income in the structure of the population’s welfare.

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