19 Feb, 2019

Life will be better, but not for everyone

According to Dmitry Medvedev, the implementation of national projects over the next six years will turn Russia into a more modern and prosperous country. At the same time, the head of government made a very remarkable reservation:

“We can hardly say that we have created such a country and a society where everyone lives equally well. Our predecessors tried to create such a society and did not create it, nothing happened, ”the Prime Minister said on NTV.

Briefly about the main thing … ..

Telegraph: Britain will increase its military presence in the Arctic

Britain will increase its military presence in the Arctic region in order to protect the northern flank of NATO from Russia.

“Avant-garde” is recommended for adoption

A source in the Russian military-industrial complex said that following the results of the last test launch, the state commission recommended adopting the missile system with the Avangard hypersonic planning unit.

In Syria, arrested dozens of videos IG thriller

In Syria, a militant was arrested, who sounded in English dozens of videos of the Islamic State (IG) terrorist group banned in Russia. He is currently in custody, according to the New York Times.

A Chinese database of surveillance of millions of Uighurs has been discovered.

Cybersecurity expert Viktor Gevers of the non-profit organization GDI Foundation found in the public domain a database in which Chinese authorities collected personal data of almost 2.6 million residents of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, reports Financial Times

Oreshkin declared that the WTO does not actually work

The work of the World Trade Organization has actually been terminated due to sanctions and trade wars, noted Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin on Russia 1. The main role in this was played by the USA, which periodically violate the principles of free trade, the minister is sure.

US Senator threatened military Venezuela

US Senator Marco Rubio, who arrived in the Colombian city of Cucuta on the border with Venezuela, said that the military of the Bolivarian Republic, hindering the delivery of American humanitarian aid to the country, would have to answer the law or hide from justice for the rest of their lives.

Representatives of leftist movements from 40 countries arrived in Venezuela

Representatives of left-wing youth movements from forty countries came to the Venezuelan capital. Delegates will support the existing legal authorities during specially organized events.

Oreshkin said that a portrait of Ulyukayev will appear in the Ministry of Economic Development

Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin on the air “Russia 1” promised to hang a portrait of ex-minister Alexei Ulyukayev in the new building of the ministry. Oreshkin noted that he, too, was a minister and his portrait should be among those exhibited in the department.

Not yet done. I think he was a minister too, he should be here. And already in the new building should be his portrait. – Maxim Oreshkin, Russian politician

Iran introduced a new submarine “Fateh”

A new Fateh submarine equipped with cruise missiles was unveiled in Bandar Abbas in Iran, Press TV reported. The ceremony was attended by President Hassan Rouhani. The submarine was built using Iranian technology, weighs about 600 tons and is equipped with rockets, torpedoes and sea mines.

UAE bought Cornets and Pantsiri from Russia

The armed forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have purchased Russian anti-tank missile systems (ATGM) from the Cornet-E family and anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems (ZRPK) from the Pantsir family. This was reported to the TASS correspondent by Brigadier General of the UAE Mohammed Hassaini

Moscow expects Erdogan’s visit in April

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold regular talks in Moscow in April. The assistant of the Russian leader Yury Ushakov told about the plans of the Turkish president to make a new visit to Russia to Izvestia.

The control system of the military police will change from March 1

“Now, in each motorized rifle and tank regiment, in the Airborne Forces, in other structures, military units of the military police have been created – these are the platoon of the military police in each brigade and regiment, which will become an effective lever for the commanders of military units in carrying out their tasks,” explained in the Ministry of Defense

The UN is preparing a report on the secret development of nuclear weapons in the DPRK

Researchers called upon to monitor the implementation by the DPRK of UN resolutions consider that Pyongyang is now using civilian objects, including airports, to disguise the implementation of a nuclear missile program. In addition, the nuclear center in Yongbyon continues to function and develop.

MEPs have ignored the ban on visiting Venezuela

The deputies of the European Parliament who were going to visit the Bolivarian Republic were warned in advance about the ban on entry into the country, said Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreas.

Polish Prime Minister will not go to Israel because of Netanyahu’s words about the Nazis

The history of the conflict The Polish Foreign Ministry summoned the Israeli ambassador to the republic, Anna Azari, after the words of Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in The Jerusalem Post that the Poles collaborated with the Nazis during World War II

The State Duma offers to force the media to remove fake news

Deputies of the State Duma want to oblige the media that published fake news to immediately remove inaccurate information. About this idea told the State Duma deputy from the “United Russia” Andrei Alshevsky. According to him, not all Russians who read the news, check its source.

Roscosmos plans to change the leadership of Baikonur and East

The state corporation “Roscosmos” is going to begin a rearrangement of the leaders of space centers Roman Bobkov will become the head of the Eastern Space Center. He now holds the post of deputy head of the Roskosmos branch at Baikonur.

Saudis agreed to build warships with France

“The joint venture will design, build and maintain technically military ships, which will make a significant contribution to the further expansion of capabilities and combat readiness of the Saudi Arabian Royal Navy,” Schwer said.

Self-explosive drone showed “Kalashnikov”

Zala aero, a subsidiary of the Kalashnikov Russian arms manufacturing company, presented at the IDEX 2019 exhibition in Abu Dhabi the KYB unmanned aerial vehicle that can explode on its own, having reached the goal.

This complex is a step towards a completely new combat operations. We confidently hold in the forefront among the countries producing such weapons. This is a very accurate and most effective weapon that is very difficult to fight with using traditional means of air defense. – Sergey Chemezov

African countries want to buy breweries from the Russian “defense”

A number of East African countries are interested in acquiring Russian mini-breweries that are produced as part of the defense industry diversification program based at the Pribor, an ammunition enterprise NPO, told the RIA Novosti news agency during the IDEX weapons exhibition the general director of the Tekhmash concern. ) Vladimir Lepin.

Parties to the conflict in Yemen have agreed on the mutual withdrawal of troops

Representatives of the Government of Yemen and the Hussite rebels from the Ansar Allah movement reached an agreement on the first phase of the mutual redeployment of troops during the fourth meeting of the Coordination Committee in the city of Hodeidah.

Belarus will adjust the country’s defense plan

Belarus will adjust this year’s defense plan for the state, which will be operational over the next five years. This was announced on Sunday by the Minister of Defense Andrei Ravkov on the air of the Belarus 1 channel.

Crimean Tatars demanded to withdraw from schools a textbook on the history of Crimea

The Council of the Crimean Tatars turned to the head of the region Sergey Aksenov with a request to remove from all school and public libraries a textbook on the history of Crimea for 10 classes.

Such cases, contributing to the split unity of the Russian nation, should be stopped at the root. These are issues of national security. Certainly, a number of examinations will be conducted, including cultural and linguistic ones. This fact will be given a legal and political assessment. – Ruslan Balbek, Russian politician

New EU norms may for a long time leave Nord Stream 2 half empty

Despite the active and seemingly successful resistance of Germany, the new regulatory initiatives of the European Union can seriously complicate the work of Gazprom: the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is likely to remain underutilized for at least the first few years of operation. About this newspaper “Kommersant”.

According to the publication, the approved text of the amendments to the EU Gas Directive implies that not only the European Commission, but also a committee of representatives from all the countries of the bloc will have to agree to withdraw the project from the norms. As noted, this will make the procedure lengthy, complex and unpredictable. According to the sources of the publication, in fact, the text of the document is final and will be certainly approved on February 20 on the second vote in the EU Council.

The first serial Su-57 will be delivered to the VKS in 2019

Russia’s aerospace forces will receive the first serial fighter of the fifth generation of the Su-57 this year, said Yuri Slyusar, president of the United Aircraft Building Corporation (UAC), in an interview with RIA Novosti.

United States announced its intention to create a major medical military center in the UAE

A major regional medical military center will be created in the United Arab Emirates, said American General Charles Hooper on February 17, reports France-Presse. This center will be located in Abu Dhabi and funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Russia began to supply AK-103 assault rifles to Saudi Arabia

In a conversation with the media at the IDEX arms exhibition, Rosoboronexport general director Alexander Mikheev informed that the Russian Federation had begun supplying AK-103 assault rifles to Saudi Arabia.

Shoigu set discounts in Voentorg stores

The network of stores “Voentorg” – “Army of Russia” introduces a new system of benefits and preferences. It will affect citizens of the Russian Federation who have the Order of Courage or the Medal “For Courage”. The changes are being implemented at the direction of Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

In Europe, refused to Russian SSJ-100

The only European operator of the Russian aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100, the Irish airline CityJet, returns seven leased ships to Russia. About this newspaper Vedomosti. The publication notes that the Irish airline has ceased to indicate the seven SSJ100 aircraft.

Minstroy will reduce the shutdown time of hot water to three days

Significantly reduce the time to turn off the hot water will help smart technology. In particular, there are developments that allow to optimize network management, improve the switching of valves.

Technologies are being developed related to the optimization of network management processes, valve switching, shut-off and switching algorithms, which can drastically reduce hot water shutdown times. – Andrey Chibis

In Russia, will create the first national institute of gastronomy

The first national institute of gastronomy will be created in Russia, it will become the sixth such institution in the world, Irina Klimkina, chairman of the board of the Association of Cultural-Gastronomic Tourism of Russia, told RIA Novosti.

More blacks in return for “pale and stale”

The wife of Prince Harry Meshan Markle spoke in support of the campaign against racism in the universities of Great Britain, reports the Daily Mail. Previously, she stated that she was struck by the lack of diversity in the professorial environment of the United Kingdom.

Megan Markle said that in Britain, there should be more blacks and women in the professorial environment in exchange for white men – “pale and stale”. She is confident that ethnic and gender identity in the leadership of the educational system means a lot.

In Russia, proposed to officially change the date of the New Year

New date should be set on September 1. More precisely, to return the tradition of celebrating the Slavic november. It was celebrated in the first month of autumn from 1492 to 1700. Such a proposal appeared on the website of the All-Russian Public Initiative. According to the author, the introduction of changes will preserve the traditions of Russian culture and get rid of “pro-Western influence”. It will also contribute to the strengthening of “self-sufficiency and sovereignty” of Russia.

Egypt has made the United States return the stolen sarcophagus

Egypt was able to return the stolen US sarcophagus. It is known that he belonged to the priest Nejemanhu, who served Herishef – the god of fertility. About half a century ago, this artifact was taken out of Egypt illegally.

A museum of Russian grief may appear in Yekaterinburg

Museum writer Fyodor Reshetnikov in Yekaterinburg can be renamed the Museum of Russian grief for greater visibility, according to the city government culture

Russians will be left without cheap cars

In the near future in Russia there will be no new cars cheaper than a million rubles, Izvestia writes, citing market participants. According to experts polled by the publication, since the beginning of 2019 in Russia, for the first time, they crossed the psychological mark of one million rubles in models considered budget: Lada Vesta and Hyundai Solaris

Reuters learned about freezing PDVSA accounts at Gazprombank

The Russian Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of the Venezuelan national oil company PDVSA, Reuters reported, citing a source.

GAZ Group and Volkswagen are planning to expand partnership

Joint investments, additional to the current 20.9 billion rubles. within the SPIC, will amount to 13.7 billion rubles. They will go to localization at the GAZ facilities of the light commercial vehicle VW Crafter, as well as the Traton AG trucks (MAN, Scania, VW), the new Ural tractors and the Next trucks.

Russian companies will place their production in Egypt

A Russian industrial zone will appear in Egypt. This was announced by the Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov. According to him, the creation of an industrial zone in the Suez Canal area will allow moving from traditional trade relations between the two countries to full-fledged industrial cooperation. This will be a hub for promoting Russian industrial products to the markets of the Middle East, Africa and other adjacent regions.

Russian government investments in the development of the primary infrastructure of the industrial zone may amount to about $ 190 million. Private investment is estimated at seven billion dollars.

Chinese CNPC will increase the capacity of gas storages

The country intends to bring the share of natural gas in the country’s energy structure to 10% by 2020 and to 15% by 2030. It should be noted that natural gas consumption in China flew by 18.1% in 2018, amounting to 280.3 billion cubic meters, according to the National Reform Development Commission

Foreigners will be offered projects from the list of Belousov for 900 billion rubles

As head of the fund Kirill Dmitriev told Izvestia, about 15 projects in the fields of petrochemistry, logistics and transport infrastructure were selected for foreigners in advance.

Oreshkin: in 2019 Russia will overtake Germany in economic growth

In 2019, the growth of the Russian economy in terms of purchasing power parity will be higher than in Germany. About this in an interview with the TV channel “Russia 1”, said the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Oreshkin.

“We see that gradually, the year 2018 is over, economic growth in Russia was higher than in Germany. That is, we gradually reduce this gap. The same situation is expected this year, ”the minister said.

Car sales in China fell for the seventh consecutive month

The decline in sales in the world’s largest automotive market recorded the seventh consecutive month. According to the association, car sales in China fell to 2.37 million in January, Reuters reports. In December, sales decreased by 13%, a month earlier there was a decrease of 14%.

VEB refused to place bonds in RMB

State Corporation VEB.RF rejected the idea of ​​placing bonds on the Chinese domestic market (the so-called panda bonds), said RBC first deputy chairman of the company Nikolai Tsekhomsky.

A new investor has appeared in the Primorye gambling zone.

Japanese company Simple Create Co Ltd. became a new investor in the entertainment resort “Primorye”. The company will build a hotel complex with Imperial casino in the gambling area. The project will be implemented in cooperation with the Russian company Diamond Fortune.

Rosstat accused of falsifying macroeconomic indicators

Major errors in the method of calculating GDP by Rosstat were discovered by an expert of IA REGNUM, Moses Gelman, February 18 is reported on the agency’s website.

According to the expert, when calculating GDP for 2018, Rosstat erroneously included in the value added of large construction projects (such as the Crimean Bridge) the value of imported equipment used in the construction. However, the profits of equipment manufactured abroad remained the same and, naturally, became part of the GDP of another state.

In this way, according to the expert, Rosstat is trying to disguise the real state of affairs in the Russian economy. In his opinion, the Russian economy is not growing, but stagnating.

Oreshkin proposed to introduce public control over the collection of statistics

According to the Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, in order to increase the transparency of accounting statistics in Russia, it would be possible to introduce public control over the process of its collection

More than 18.6 billion rubles will be spent on the implementation of national projects in Yakutia in 2019

More than 18.6 billion rubles have been allocated for the implementation of priority national projects in Yakutia in 2019, Tass chairman of the regional government Vladimir Solodov told TASS.

Trade turnover of Kazakhstan from the EAEU increased by 7.5%

The turnover of foreign trade of Kazakhstan with the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) increased by 7.5% in 2018 and amounted to 19.114 billion dollars, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the statistics committee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic.

Bank of Russia bought the currency for the Ministry of Finance at 12.5 billion rubles

Earlier, the Bank of Russia fulfilled the January plan for the purchase of foreign currency by the Ministry of Finance – on February 6, the regulator completed a continuous series of purchases that began in January 2019. The Ministry of Finance sent 265.8 billion rubles to purchase foreign currency from January 15 to February 6. super-profits, the daily volume of purchases amounted to 15.6 billion rubles.

British Petroleum invests $ 1.8 billion in Egypt

British Petroleum CEO Bob Dudley announced that his company is ready to invest about $ 1.8 billion in the development of the Egyptian economy in 2019. This is reported by the Egyptian news publication Al-Ahram.

Venezuela will need $ 200-250 million investment

Venezuela will require investments of about $ 200-250 million to restore oil production at the level of 3 million barrels per day. This was stated by the deputy of the controlled opposition of the Venezuela National Assembly, Jon Goikoechea.

Lenders in the Leningrad region took away a child from a woman because of debts

The incident occurred on Sunday – a 40-year-old resident of the Leningrad region turned to the police, who reported that two citizens had come to her house and demanded the return of the debt.

“After the applicant’s refusal to return the debt, due to lack of funds, the women allegedly took her ten-month-old daughter,” the police said.

Later, the women who demanded the return of the debt brought the girl to the police department. Now the child was returned to parents.

Brexit leaves richest man behind britain

Britain’s richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, is planning to leave the country because of Brexit and his companions to save £ 4 billion in taxes, the Guardian reports.

China is preparing amendments to the law on the protection of minors

China plans to revise the law on the protection of minors in 2019, the Committee on Social Development at the China National Assembly of People’s Representatives (NPC) reported, Xinhua agency reports.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister confirmed the fact of negotiations with the United States

Foreign Minister Veneseuela Jorge Arreas, following the president of this country, Nicolas Maduro, confirmed the fact of negotiations with Washington, which began and were initiated by the US Department of State, with the participation of the US Special Representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, Xinhua said on February 17.

“We had two meetings, which I cannot talk about in detail, because I have to respect confidentiality, but we listened to each other,” said the head of Venezuelan diplomacy. During the talks, he said, “there were moments of tension, serious contradictions remain, but at the same time there are common concerns.”

Winners of the WGA Film Award in 2019

Original script

  • “Eighth Grade” – Bo Burnham
  • “Power” – Adam McKay
  • The Green Book – Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Curry and Peter Farrelli
  • “Roma” – Alfonso Cuaron
  • “Quiet Place” – Brian Woods, Scott Beck and John Krasinski

Adapted Script

  • “Can you forgive me?” – Nicole Holofsener and Jeff Witty
  • “If Beale Street could talk” – Barry Jenkins and James Baldwin
  • “Star was born” – Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters
  • “Black Panther” – Ryan Kugler and Joe Robert Cole
  • “Black Clanman” – Spike Lee, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott

Documentary screenplay

  • “Baths over Broadway” – Ozzy Inguanzo and Dawa Weiznant
  • “Generation of well-being” – Lauren Greenfield
  • “In Search of Greatness” – Gabe Polski
  • “Fahrenheit 11/9” – Michael Moore

Winners in the main TV categories:

  • Drama series – “Americans”
  • Comedy series – “Amazing Mrs. Meisel”
  • New series – “Barry”
  • The original script of the series – “Castle Rock”
  • Adapted script series – “American crime history: The murder of Gianni Verchase”

Music festival in DR Congo

The peace festival in the east of DR Congo was attended by more than 30,000 people from all over Africa, including musicians, according to Deutsche Welle Swahili. The festival started in the region of North Kivu in the city of Goma on February 15 and took place three days in a row until Sunday February 17. The singers sang peace songs. The festival is held annually, in 2019 the sixth festival was held.

Dreams should come true

In the popular metropolitan cafe on Tsvetnoy Boulevard “Millennium” the final reporting concert of the international vocal contest “Golden Sound” took place. The creative association “New Era” has been holding such competitions for many years and has extensive experience working with popular artists, composers and directors of Russian show business, such as Natalia Gulkina, Artyom Katorgin, Arslan Annasakhatov, Jacqueline Migal and many others. Young participants showed their vocal data to the guests in specially prepared creative numbers, and the star guests gave instructions to the participants to conquer show business.

Rock Festival “Woodstock” revived one of his characters

One of the symbols of “Woodstock” – psychedelic minibus – recreated a group of artists for the anniversary of the rock festival. In the mid-80s, the idea to paint a minibus with esoteric and mystical symbols came to the vocalist of the rock band Light Bob Grim.

Natalie Imbruglia records new music with Strokes

Australian singer Natalie Imboula is working in the studio on new material with a member of the Strokes group, guitarist and producer Albert Hammond Jr.

Mads Mikkelsen brought his new film Lost in Ice to Russia.

Adventure-dramatic thriller “Lost in Ice” will be released on Russian screens on February 21. Mikkelsen played the role of a pilot who crashed a helicopter, who ended up in the Arctic desert, where the air temperature drops to minus 70 degrees. Together with a random fellow traveler, they will struggle for survival.

On the Don, an exhibition is being prepared for the 100th anniversary of the Voshensky Uprising

Sholokhov Center in Rostov-on-Don will be shown personal items by Kharlampy Yermakov, a Don Cossack, who is considered the prototype of Grigory Melikhov, the protagonist of the novel Silent Don by Mikhail Sholokhov. About this TASS reported the head of the center, the great-grandson of the writer Peter Sholokhov. He spoke about the upcoming exhibition “Do not judge, brothers, brother …”, which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of one of the most tragic events on the Don – the Vyoshensky Uprising of 1919

The exhibition in honor of the Nobel laureate Lev Landau opened in Washington.

With this event, the Russian cultural center of the capital of the United States marked the holding of the Days of Russian Science. The first visitors to the exhibition were students of the comprehensive school of the Russian Embassy in Washington. The schoolchildren were shown a film about Vladimir Ipatiev from the series “Russians in world culture”, after which they became participants in the discussion about the fate of the brilliant Russian scientists and the importance of their discoveries for world science.

Festival in honor of Vasily Shukshin will be held in Barnaul

Festival performances based on works by Vasily Shukshin “Hello, people!” will be held in September on the stage of the Altai Regional Drama Theater. It was timed to the 90th anniversary of the birth of an actor, director and writer. Famous theaters of Russia will show in Barnaul the best performances on the works of Shukshin. At the closing of the festival it is planned to show the performance of the Theater of Nations “Stories of Shukshin”.

Second Russian trailer for restarting Hellboy

The trailer for the movie about the heroic comic book “Helboy” has become available on the Internet. YouTube has hosted a new trailer for the legendary Hellboy movie with Russian dubbing. In the new picture, the role of the main anti-hero was played by David Harbor.

Universal Studio moved the Fast and Furious 9 premiere

Universal Pictures have announced a new release date for the Fast and Furious action franchise – instead of April 9, 2020, the blockbuster will be available on May 22 in the same year. Director’s chair “Fast & Furious 9” (as well as the final tenth film) will take Justin Lin, who has previously shot four films of the cycle.

The author of “The Bourne Ultimatum” will rewrite the script for the 25th Bond film

MGM has hired Scott Burns, the author of The Bourne Ultimatum, to rewrite the script for the 25th Bond film, which was originally written by Neil Pervis and Robert Wade.

Screenwriter Rica and Morty will write a series about Loki

The writer of the new season of the animated series “Rick and Morty” Michael Waldron will be the show runner of the series “Loki”. He will also produce the project and write a pilot series script. The series “Loki” will be released on stream-service Disney +.

Vkontakte promises to launch an analogue of the short video sharing service TikTok

The service will allow recording short videos and sharing them with friends and other users of the application, says one of the interviewees of Vedomosti. The functionality and tasks of the application are similar to the popular Chinese service TikTok, they do not hide both sources. But still it will not be a full clone

MacBook Pro for gamers and designers

The new sixteen-inch laptop from Apple, according to the analyst, will be aimed at gamers and designers. The line of MacBook Pro laptops is planned to be supplemented with a model, the screen diagonal of which will be from sixteen to sixteen and a half inches.

TCL will launch five smartphones with flexible screens.

TCL plans to manufacture five devices with flexible screens. Experts did not agree to the end exactly which devices are meant, however, judging by the renderers and sketches of the application for the user, it’s about two tablets and three smartphones.

Mail Bank has implemented the Secure Bank Mobile SDK

Pochta Bank was the first financial organization to take part in pilot testing of the product and launch it into commercial operation. The Secure Bank Mobile SDK is one of the sources of qualitative information about the level of payment risk for the main antifraud system of the Bank.

A full-fledged Wikipedia for Apple Watch called MiniWiki has been created.

Will Bishop, who is a well-known developer, has created a special full-fledged Wikipedia application for the Apple Watch wearable device. It is called MiniWiki. The program includes the ability to read during the offline mode, as well as make bookmarks.

The new device displays the route and indicators of devices on the windshield

Using the device Hudway Glass, created by specialists of Izhevsk IT-company, drivers can not be distracted from the road to check the performance of devices or to track the route laid by the navigator. All data using HG displayed directly on the windshield of the car.

The company DarkMatter Group has released the most durable smartphone in the world

DarkMatter Group has released a new KATIM R01 smartphone. The developers said that the gadget is the most durable device in the world for use in extreme conditions. The novelty is an ultra-protected device, specially designed to stay in dangerous areas.

Portable flashlight for hiking UCO Sprout

This ultra-compact device delivers 100 lumens of brightness, making it ideal for lighting your camp and other dark environments. The Sprout torch comes with a push button control that allows you to quickly and easily adjust the light. In addition, you can switch between white light and blue moonlight, depending on your needs.

Siberian University presented a digital knowledge sharing platform

IPUniversity presented a digital platform for sharing knowledge and management of copyright by the director of the library and publishing complex of the Siberian Federal University Ruslan Baryshev at a general meeting of the Association of Leading Universities in Moscow. On this February 18, the press service of the university.

Price announced for the expensive version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 +

Insiders called the cost of the top-end modification of the Samsung Galaxy S10 +, which received a ceramic case, as well as 12 gigabytes of RAM. The device will have to pay $ 1,476, while with a reduced memory up to 8 gigabytes, the price tag is lower – up to $ 1,329.

Huami presents Amazfit Verge with 13 new dials

The Amazfit Verge battery provides the device with 5 days of continuous operation, which is an excellent indicator for smart watches. The 1.3-inch AMOLED display is 17% larger than the standard 1.2-inch screen for such devices.

To fight global warming, they want to plant 1 trillion trees

The ability of forests to prevent global climate change is underestimated even by the most competent specialists, says Crowther, noting that planting trees is considered to be a far from effective way to slow down warming.

Four-winged tiny robot has learned to control his flight

An American engineer created a four-winged flying robot, whose mass is less than 150 mg. Controlling the amplitude of the wing flaps allows the robot to tilt and rotate along three axes.

Russia’s first electric plane to take off in 2020

The first Russian aircraft with a promising electric motor is scheduled to launch in 2020. This was reported in the press service of the Fund for Advanced Studies (FPI). Earlier, successful tests of an electric motor on high-temperature superconductors (HTSC) with a power of 500 kW were held in Moscow.

Artificial intelligence could not argue man

Artificial Intelligence (AI), developed by IBM as part of the Project Debater project, “met” with the main finalist of the World Debate Championship Harish Natarajan. The car failed to defeat the champion, however, showed the ability to bring detailed complex arguments.

Researchers at FEFU and FEB RAS have created a new technology for purifying water from uranium

Scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) have developed a new sorbent that cleans water from dissolved uranium to 95%, the press service of the FEFU reports.

Scientists: The smell of food is remembered through the mouth

In our sensations, the retronasal and ortonasal sense of smell are mixed, but in fact “smell through the mouth” sometimes plays a very special role. Researchers at Brandeis University gave laboratory rats to smell two smells, one delicious, the other neutral.

Scientists: Human colds can destroy primates

African monkeys, as shown by genetic research, at least two times became victims of a deadly epidemic caused by respiratory viruses. Primates, scientists fear, can destroy the infection that causes colds in humans.

Scientists have tested the effectiveness of popular folk remedies for the flu

Experts say that neither vaccinations, nor vitamins, nor lemons, nor garlic give any guarantees. According to representatives of the Cochrane expert organization, viruses that do not act on antibiotics cause a common cold today.

Scientists told why people do not get enough sleep

Experts believe that gadgets are to blame. Modern people prefer not to part with their smartphones even at night. The blue color from the monitor suppresses melatonin production, and it is a hormone of darkness. It is this substance that tells the body that night has come and it’s time to go to bed. In the second position of the ranking is the food before bedtime. Proved that dinner after seven o’clock in the evening and does provoke nightmares. At bedtime, it is advisable to drink a soothing herbal tea or a glass of water. Constant stress also leads to insomnia. Drinking alcohol is another factor because they damage sleep cycles and make people addicted.

Russia is developing a space yacht for tourists

A number of Russian companies are developing a space yacht for flights of tourists to near-Earth orbit, the first flights can take place in the next five years, said Alexander Begak, the general designer of Aviation and Space Technologies, in an interview with RIA Novosti at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi.

NASA predicts the end of the universe due to dark energy

NASA Assistant Director for Scientific Communication Michelle Taller made a statement that dark energy can create an event, causing the end of the universe. Article relevant content published in the foreign edition of Express.

Astronomers talked about the collision of two exoplanets

Astronomers from the Turin Astrophysical Observatory stated that they first noticed the collision of two exoplanets. Now scientists are trying to mathematically confirm their theory. According to “Reedus”, experts watched the star Kepler-107 and the planets Kepler-107b and Kepler-107c located close to it.

Scientists have found “lost” matter in the universe

American scientists from Harvard (Harvard University) together with colleagues from the Hungarian University Etvos (Eotvos Lorand University) in the course of the study found the “lost” matter in the universe. When astronomers calculate how much matter should exist in space, their estimates have always significantly exceeded the amount of matter they actually observed.

Scientists note that the study has nothing to do with dark matter, an invisible substance, constituting about 85 percent of the substance in the universe. Rather, a team of astronomers discovered the missing luminous matter, which consists of all the stars, planets and other celestial objects. For this, specialists used the Chandra NASA orbital X-ray observatory to scan the clouds of cosmic gas surrounding a distant black hole. In these clouds, they found previously unrecorded masses of oxygen. Astronomers believe that by extrapolating the number of similar gas clusters that exist, they can explain the whole difference between calculations and observations of the Universe.

Yema showed new budget crossover T60

Under the hood, the Yema T60 will be equipped with a 1.5-liter petrol “aspirated” with a capacity of 112 hp, as well as a turbocharged power unit of a similar volume of 150 hp. As the transmission will offer a 5-speed manual gearbox or CVT. Four-wheel drive model does not rely.

Buick ceases production of Cascada convertible

Buick Cascada was introduced to the United States in 2015 and went on sale in January 2016. This is the Opel Cascada version, which is sold in the United States and China. Also, as Vauxhall, it is sold in the UK, as Holden in Australia and New Zealand and as Opel Cabrio in Spain. Cascada has experienced minor sales since its launch. Buick sold 17,000 compact convertibles in 2016, dropping to 4,136 units in 2017 — a decline of 26%.

The first electric car from Cadillac will be released in three years

According to Cadillac, the first all-electric car of the brand should be released in three years. It is expected that by 2022 the brand will develop a new platform BEV3, which will form the basis of various electric vehicles: by type of salons, drives and steering wheel placement.

Updated GMC Acadia equip new turbo engine

GMC announced the release of the Acadia 2020 model year, which received an updated design and many changes inside, along with a new turbocharged powerplant and a new modification of the AT4.

Ferrari will present its new hybrid supercar in 2019

Already this year, Ferrari is going to present a supercar with a mid-engine layout, which will receive a hybrid powerplant. According to insider data, the novelty will be even more powerful than the 711-strong 488 Pista

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