24 Apr, 2019

News Digest 04/23/2019

Violations in the budget of Russia for 772.7 billion rubles

The Accounts Chamber conducted 419 measures to check the budget of all levels and found about 9 thousand violations worth 772.7 billion rubles, according to a regulator’s report for the past year.

“Thanks to the work of the chamber, 7.5 billion rubles have been returned to the budget system of Russia and the Union State,” said the Accounts Chamber.

According to the materials of inspections, 40 criminal cases were initiated and 85 administrative ones, according to 78 materials, operational-search measures are carried out. As a result, 21 officials were fired, and 41 officials were brought to administrative responsibility.

Most violations were in the field of public procurement, there their number has increased fivefold over the past two years, and the total amount is equal to 294.6 billion rubles.

Auditors point out that in 2016 the amount of violations was equal to 3.8 thousand rubles, in 2017 – 6.4 thousand, and by 2018 it increased by 43%. At the same time, the amount of the amount of violations fell 2.5 times: in 2017, this figure was 1.87 trillion, and in 2016, 965.8 billion rubles.

In the Novgorod region, emergency doctors declared a strike.

Doctors need to increase the salaries of drivers, paramedics and dispatchers ambulance by 100%. As long as the representatives of the regional authorities do not enter into negotiations with them, incomplete ambulance brigades refuse to go on call.

The FBI has declassified data on the flight of Hitler to Argentina

From the documents it follows that one of the FBI officers reported to the main office that after the fall of Berlin, Hitler allegedly sailed away on a submarine to Argentina, where high-ranking officials provided him with a ranch in the southern Andes. It is noted that this information became known to the head of the FBI Edgar Hoover, but the leadership of the department considered it incomplete and decided not to look for a Nazi leader in a South American country.

Japanese Foreign Ministry abandoned the phrase about the return of the Kuriles

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in the annual report did not mention the “Japanese-owned” Kuril Islands. This is reported by Kyodo. Instead of the standard turnover on the return of the islands, the phrase of the intention “to solve the territorial problem and conclude a peace treaty” with Russia was used. The Foreign Ministry clarified that the legal position of Tokyo on the Southern Kuriles remains unchanged.

The European Commission promised to block the “Nord Stream – 2”

Manfred Weber, the candidate for the post of the head of the European Commission, assured that he intends to do everything possible to stop the implementation of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project. In an interview with the Polska Times, he expressed the opinion that the EU needs “greater independence” from natural gas from Russia.

Xi Jinping spoke about the military future of China

The PRC Chairman stressed that his country wants only peace. “The Chinese Navy has always gone under the banner of cooperation, by all means creating a security system based on equality, mutual trust and justice,” RIA Novosti quotes him.

Five comrades Navalny decided to go to the Moscow City Duma

Five associates of the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) Alexei Navalny want to run for deputies of the Moscow City Duma. They told about their desires at a meeting of Navalny with his supporters at the Glavklub concert venue.

The State Duma called the disgusting joke Comedy Club about deputies

State Duma Deputy Vasily Vlasov said that the programs of the Comedy Club and Our Russia are disgusting because of jokes about deputies. This is the agency of urban news “Moscow”

“They are joking about deputies all the time: deputies and deputies, they are to blame for everything, they eat caviar with a spoon and lobsters,” he said during a round table on the 149th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin.

The LDPR deputy also noted the absence of such jokes about the governors and the government.

Israeli army arrested 16 Palestinians in the West Bank

“During the night raids, soldiers arrested 16 Palestinians in the West Bank and in the Jordan Valley, who were wanted on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities, participation in mass terror and unrest against Israeli civilians, as well as on suspicion of car mining “- said in the army press service

Indonesia bought armored vehicles from Russia

According to Moskovsky Komsomolets, Indonesia has concluded a contract with Russia for the supply of infantry combat vehicles BMP-3F and BT-3F armored personnel carriers. The agreement was signed in Jakarta. The amount of the transaction exceeds 175 million dollars.

New fighters will arrive at the Russian airbase in Armenia

Multi-purpose fighter jets of generation 4 ++ Su-30CM will be delivered to the Russian 3624th aviation base at the airfield of Erebuni in Armenia. It is reported by TASS, citing a source in the Russian military.

Estonia has signed a contract for the purchase of fuel for NATO aircraft

The Estonian Defense Investment Center has signed a contract for the supply of fuel for Allied airplanes in the North Atlantic Alliance, the ministry’s press service reports. It is noted that the contract was concluded with the Estonian company Helmcoil in the amount of € 40 million

UAV “Corsair” will present at the forum “Army-2019”

The complex will be part of the exhibition of promising models of weapons, military and special equipment “Army of Russia – Tomorrow”. At the exhibition, the drone will be presented with an engine developed by Luch Design Bureau.

Russia’s most secret submarine will be launched in Severodvinsk

According to federal media reports, the submarine will be equipped with special mini-submarines of the Losharik type and Poseidon nuclear unmanned torpedoes, which are viewed by the Russian Defense Ministry as new means of nuclear deterrence.

Pakistan buys military equipment worth $ 9 billion from Russia

According to IRNA, Pakistan is planning to purchase from Russia heavy and medium fighters, as well as medium and short-range air defense systems, tanks, helicopter gunships and warships. Official confirmation of this information from government sources in Pakistan has not yet been received.

Yuzhnoye Design Bureau has manufactured an experimental copy of the Grom-2 OTRK

A prototype of the operational-tactical complex “Thunder-2” in the version for the Ukrainian army was manufactured at Yuzhnoye Design Bureau and is ready for testing. This was stated by the Director General of the design bureau Alexander Degtyarev, writes the Ukrainian military portal

In the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union told about the preparation of the meeting in Syria

The meeting of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AMC) in Damascus cannot be held soon due to the Union’s statute ordering meetings to be held in AMC member countries in alphabetical order, AMC Secretary-General Faez Al-Shawabka told the RIA Novosti interview.

Construction of Hino truck plant starts in Khimki

The company plans to launch its own production in the Moscow region in 2020, said Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobiev at a meeting of the regional government, reports Radio 1. According to him, Moscow region has long been preparing for the implementation of this project.

Venice began to collect a tax of 3 euros from tourists

True, there is one significant nuance: it is only about tourists who arrive in the city with a one-day visit. Those who stay in Venice for at least one night will be exempt from paying a new tax because they are charged a tourist tax at the hotel.

More than half the roads do not meet the standards

This was stated by the governor of Primorye Oleg Kozhemyako, speaking with a report on the activities of the Primorye administration in 2018. As the head of the region noted, over previous years a considerable under repair of highways has been accumulated. Such a state of their inhibition of the region.

“To maintain the roads in a normal state, to ensure road safety, a reasonable revision of cost standards is necessary, this work has begun,” said Oleg Kozhemyako.

The project of the bridge across the Sevastopol Bay is approved by the state examination

Specialists of the Crimea branch of Glavgosexpertiza of Russia issued a positive opinion on the project of building a bridge across the Sevastopol Bay. It is reported by the press center Glavgosekspertizy Russia.

The Chinese will drink all of Baikal …

At the end of March, rallies against the construction of a drinking water bottling plant on Lake Baikal were held in various cities of the country. People are afraid of environmental problems, in particular, lake shallowing. In the year the plant planned to select about 220 thousand cubic meters of Baikal water. The court suspended construction.

Belarus suspended oil exports

Belarus suspended the export of light oil products to Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic countries. This is due to the inflow of low-quality Russian oil, said Sergei Grib, deputy general director of the Belarusian Oil Company.

Net income of Severstal decreased in Q1 by more than 7%

The net profit of Severstal in the first quarter of 2019 was $ 428 million (27.3 billion rubles) under IFRS, which is 7.2% less than in the same period last year, according to a report on the financial results of the company.

Russians are selling cottages in large quantities: prices for suburban housing are falling

In the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year, the number of proposals for the sale of cottages increased by 22 percent. Prices for suburban real estate in ads posted on the portal “World of apartments”, declined in the first quarter by an average of 5.9 percent. In Avito Real Estate, the average price of summer houses for January-March, by contrast, increased by 8 percent.

Recall that until March 1 of this year, there was a simplified procedure for obtaining suburban real estate as property. The so-called “dacha amnesty”. Both the cottage and the house located on the land for individual housing construction could be registered in Rosreestr using two documents: a declaration and a technical plan. After March 1, the simplified procedure for acting officially ceased, but Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev promised to extend the “dacha amnesty” until March 1, 2020.

Production of craft beer may limit in Russia

Russians are at risk of being left without craft beer, as well as without foreign and domestic foam brands that are not manufactured according to GOST. The norm on the obligation of their execution is laid down in the bill of the deputy of “United Russia” Ildar Gilmutdinov, the document has already been supported by the Ministry of Finance.

Chinese Sinopec resumes the purchase of oil in the United States

Unipec, the trading subsidiary of China’s state-owned petrochemical corporation Sinopec, is preparing to receive oil from the United States this week after an interruption in deliveries related to the trade conflict between the two countries, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the situation.

Russian traders create a new union of grain exporters

Aston JSC, Glencore Agro MZK LLC, OZK-Yug LLC and RIF Trading House LLC, signed a memorandum on the establishment of the Union of Grain Exporters. The four largest companies of the grain market, which account for more than a third of the total grain exports from Russia, will become part of the founders of the new association, ”a joint press release from four exporters.

Healthy lifestyle and salary are interrelated, said the head of FNPR

The head of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), Mikhail Shmakov, believes that following a healthy lifestyle and wages are interrelated: a person can adhere to a healthy lifestyle only with a high income

Sberbank and Yandex will buy hypermarkets O’Key

A joint venture between Sberbank and Yandex.Market, which is developing several projects in the field of e-commerce, is considering the possibility of acquiring a network of O’Kay hypermarkets. Earlier it was reported that the board of directors of the group is exploring opportunities for selling a hypermarket chain’s business.

The Central Bank approved the idea to cross OSAGO and CASCO

The regulator believes that the cost of the new policy will be less than the previous two. Although the Ministry of Finance supported possible changes, it did not comment on the possible price of autopolis. Insurers, on the contrary, criticized the likely combination of CTP and CASCO.

VEB to support a number of large projects on Sakhalin

“We are satisfied with the approach of the Sakhalin Oblast Government to the development of a large agglomeration of two or even four cities. We are ready to join all modernization projects in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Korsakov. This is important from the point of view of the economy and the quality of life of people,” Shuvalov said Prime. “

VEB’s great interest is caused by the Mountain Air Ski Cluster, cargo, fish ports and passenger terminals.

The Central Bank has recorded an increase in the number of counterfeit bills

Since the beginning of the year, the Bank of Russia revealed more fakes than last year. According to the results of the first quarter of 2019, 8,911 counterfeit banknotes of all denominations were found.

The dividend income of Gazprom Neft may rise to 12% by 2020

The company announced that it intends to gradually increase the payout ratio to 50%. According to our estimates, in the years 2019-2020, Gazprom Neft will generate free cash flows at a level of $ 3.0-4.5 billion per year, and this will be more than enough for the predicted dividend payments.

For three years, the Russian budget will receive 2.2 trillion rubles

The federal budget may receive less than 2.2 trillion rubles in revenue over the next three years. This is stated in the report of the Accounts Chamber (SP) of the Russian Federation for 2018. According to the organization’s calculations, in 2019 losses could amount to 650 billion rubles, in 2020 – 700 billion, and in 2021 – 875 billion, reports the Izvestia newspaper. At the same time, the budget execution in the next three years will be in surplus. JV experts believe that dividend expectations and profits of companies with state participation are too high.

VTB starts approving mortgage online

Clients will be able to get a decision on issuing a mortgage loan by VTB Bank without visiting the office, follows from the presentation of Anatoly Pechatnikov, Deputy President-Chairman of the Board of a Credit Organization

Bank of Russia April 18 bought the currency for the Ministry of Finance

On April 18, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation bought currency for the Ministry of Finance within the budget rule of 7.99 billion rubles, it follows from Bank of Russia data. From April 5 to May 13, the Ministry of Finance plans to purchase currency for 255.4 billion rubles. The daily volume of purchases during this period should have amounted to 11.6 billion rubles.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and Naftogaz reduce the price of gas for citizens

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Naftogaz company have agreed to reduce the price of gas for citizens by 3.5% from May 1. On this April 22 reports the press service of “Naftogaz.”

Military mortgage equate to civil

The Russian Ministry of Defense is changing the rules for obtaining a military mortgage. For participating in the shared construction of contract soldiers and officers will create special escrow accounts. According to Izvestia, the Russian government has already developed a corresponding decree.

Opponents of climate change staged a share

Extinction Rebellion activists who oppose climate change have seized several venues in the London Museum of Natural History. There they staged a rally in the format of “dead protest.”

5G network launched in seven cities in China

Fifth generation mobile network launched in seven cities of China. The benefits of the new mobile communication are the residents and guests of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Xiong’an.

In Finland, eight migrants are convicted for the rape of a child

On April 23, a hearing on the rape of a minor begins in Oulu, which became public at the end of the year and shocked the whole of Finland. Following him were revealed other similar cases. Reported by Ilta-Sanomat. In the case of eight suspects who are familiar with each other. At the same time, the victim is alone, she is less than 15 years old, the Yle TV and Radio Company specifies.

Saw shit and sausage dumplings

Japanese authorities threatened with fines and penal servitude for Russian tourists who would try to bring sausage, dumplings and other meat products into the country. This press service of the Japanese Embassy in the Russian Federation reported in their social networks.

China will toughen penalties for the production and sale of low-quality vaccines

The highest legislative body (parliament) of China is developing a bill providing for severe penalties for manufacturers and sellers of low-quality vaccines, reports the China Daily.

Pensioner committed suicide without waiting for admission to the clinic

The body of an elderly man was found on Tuesday morning in the toilet of Polyclinic No. 6 in Irkutsk, the Interfax news agency reported to the press service of the Investigation Department of the Investigations Department for the region. According to an informed source, the pensioner allegedly committed suicide.

According to local media, a man came to the clinic to pass tests. He got in line, however, without waiting for reception, he went to the toilet. In the UK said that the deceased was 80 years old. Assigned pre-investigation check.

A student claims $ 1 billion from Apple for false theft charges

A resident of New York, 18-year-old Usman Bach, filed a lawsuit against Apple, stating that the technology for recognizing faces in Apple stores allegedly mistakenly accused him of theft. Bach demands $ 1 billion in moral damages from a Cupertino manufacturer.

Justin Bieber announced the release of a new album

About the fact that the fifth studio album is being prepared for release, Bieber told Ariana Grande during a concert: he performed the song Sorry on the stage during a show by his colleague. Earlier, Bieber stated that he decided to concentrate fully on his family and the search for new sources of inspiration, and therefore he leaves the world of music for a while.

Barents Bird Festival starts in Murmansk

The official opening of one of the largest international cultural events of Murmansk and the entire Barents region will be held on April 23 with a concert of the Barents Camerata orchestra in the Great Hall of the Murmansk Regional Philharmonic Society. The full program “Barents Birds” is posted on the festival website.

Time travel in the trailer of the movie “See you yesterday”

On the YouTube channel of the streaming service Netflix a trailer for the movie “See you yesterday” appeared. The director of the film was Stephon Bristol, and the producer was Spike Lee. The film is about a group of teenagers who invent backpacks for time travel.

The winner of the festival “MonoFest” for the first time was the Perm performance

On April 19–22, the Sixth International Festival of solo performances “MonoFest” took place in Perm. 10 performances from Albania, Finland and several cities of Russia participated in the competition.

The jury, chaired by theater critic Tatyana Tikhonovets, awarded the main prize – the title of the best performance – to the work of the Perm theater “Big Wash” “Brutus – the story of one dog” according to the story of Ludvik Ashkenazi (performed by Alexander Smirnov, director – Dmitry Zabolotskikh).

Two other prizes received a performance of the Drama Theater. A. K. Tolstoy (Bryansk) “Krapp’s Last Tape” by Samuel Beckett’s play: “The Best Director’s Work” – Yevgeny Kochetkov, “The Best Acting Work” – Mikhail Krivonosov.

Special festival prizes:

“For the refinement of theatrical form” – the play “Going Over the Limit”, Theater Za, Helsinki;

“For the embodiment of the poetics of Vasily Shukshin” – actor Anton Zolnikov, the play “Homo Chudicus”, Sverdlovsk Drama Theater;

Special Prize of the Association of Theater Critics of Russia – the play “Flying over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, Chamber Drama Theater, Vologda.

Festival of historical poetry “Slovenian Field – 2019”

Began accepting applications for participation in the festival of historical poetry “Slovenian Field – 2019”. In 2019, in addition to the competition of historical poetry “Slovenian Field”, the festival organized a competition “Poems about Izborsk”, dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the museum-reserve “Izborsk”.

Festival of Adyghe-Abkhaz theaters held in Adygea

Theater groups represent different theater schools, which differ in style and manner of play, as well as director interpretations, but they are united in their desire to bring people peace and goodness. This year, for the first time, creative drama and stage design laboratories will be held. The festival will last until April 28th.

The network has a new trailer “Detective Pikachu”

“Detective Pikachu” will appear in the Russian box office May 16, 2019. In addition to Ryan Reynolds, Suki Waterhouse, Catherine Newton, Justice Smith, Bill Nighy, and other actors also starred in the film. Earlier we wrote that the trailer of the 3rd series of the 8th season of the Game of Thrones appeared in the network.

The Quartet I asked the fans for help

Theater “Quartet I” invited viewers to help him in the preparation of the script for the continuation of the comedy “Speakerphone”. This was reported on Tuesday on the official page of the theater on Facebook.

“As you may have heard, we sit down for the scenario of the continuation of our last film, based on The Ideal Strangers, Paolo Genovese <…> E-mail, all of a sudden, your proposals will be so interesting that we take, and use them? – And if we use, then we will definitely refer to you <…> It is possible – not a move on the whole movie, but the idea of ​​the episode <…> Although then it will have to be somehow linked to the whole <…> In a word , write everything that comes to mind, we are interested, “- says the publication.

The series “Better Call Saul” will end on the sixth season

Actor Giancarlo Esposito, who plays Gustavo Fring in the series “Better Call Saul”, said that the show will end on the sixth season

Kim Ki Duk will shoot the next film in Russian

The director said that in his free time he walks around Moscow and studies the faces of Russians. And his next film will probably be made in Russian. Kim Ki Duk shared with the NTV correspondent Inna Osipova a story he wants to tell in a new picture.

“The Time Machine” celebrates its 50th anniversary with a grand tour.

Andrei Makarevich spoke about the large-scale tour of his team. Ahead of the musicians – the Urals and the Far East. In Moscow, they will perform in late June.

Three vocalists from Latvia will perform on the MAGICDANCE show in Pskov

On May 3, the guests of the MAGICDANCE show in Pskov will be three Latvian vocalists: Daria Chebotarev, Samantha Kabakov and Vladislav Evdokimov, organizers of the event told the Pskov Information Agency.

Cartoon Pink and Khalid sang about love

Pink released on April 22, 2019 the title track of her new album, “Hurts 2B Human”. The track was recorded along with the performer Khalid, and in the animated lyric video, both musicians appear as two funny little men with big heads who swing on parachutes, fly on a carpet-plane, go down to the stage and sing about love. The release of the album “Hurts 2B Human” will be held on April 26.

Kanye West presented a new song at the Coachella festival

American rapper Kanye West performed a new song as part of his performance at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California. Shooting numbers shared by Twitter users.

Alfa-Bank and Tinkoff will give 10% cashback for Yandex services

Experts doubt the success of the new product, as there are similar cards on the market. Cashback from Yandex.Plus co-branded cards will be 10%, Inc. Inc. reported. in the press service of Tinkoff Bank. Cards are launched by Yandex in conjunction with Tinkoff Bank and Alfa Bank.

Fully charging your smartphone can damage the battery.

Full charge in most cases leads to a decrease in battery life. The fact is that most of the time after reaching 100% charge, the majority of users do not immediately disconnect their gadget from the outlet.

Tesla first showed the work of a full autopilot on video

Tesla Motors has published a video demonstrating the operation of a fully automatic control system. The video was shown at the event of Autonomy Day, where the premiere of the new autopilot module Full Self-Driving (FSD) took place.

Smartphone Huawei P30 Pro sends requests to Chinese servers

Network sources report that the flagship smartphone Huawei P30 Pro is sending requests, and possibly data, to Chinese government servers. This happens even if the user is not subscribed to any Huawei services.

Xiaomi introduced the electric bike with a power reserve of 120 kilometers

The reason is quite simple – with a reasonable price, the developer offers very good performance. In particular, in the maximum configuration, this mobile vehicle can cover a distance of 120 kilometers on a single charge.

Amazon will start selling goods for cryptocurrency

In early February of this year, the general manager of the Hong Kong Binance Exchange Changpeng Zhao said that the largest online retailer will launch its cryptocurrency. According to him, Internet companies need digital money. More news about cryptocurrencies can be found in our RBC-Crypto telegram channel.

Software AG introduced Alfabet FastLane

Software AG announced the release of Alfabet FastLane, a new software as a service (SaaS) concept that offers organizations IT management tools (IT Portfolio Management, ITPM) to coordinate and optimize their IT landscape.

Tesla refuses Nvidia processors in favor of its own design

Tesla Motors has announced the development of its own AI processor for a self-driving car. That it will serve as the hardware basis for the autopilot function in the entire line of electric vehicles of the company, replacing the Nvidia processors. The new processor is called Tesla FSL (full self-driving).

Beeline TV appeared in Uzbekistan

Recall that last February, VimpelCom (Beeline brand) introduced new Beeline TV service features. In particular, a new profile system has appeared, allowing you to create personalized profiles for several users in one account.

South Korean cellular operators admit communication quality problems in 5G networks

The leading South Korean operators SK Telecom, Korea Telecom and LG Uplus have publicly acknowledged the problems with the quality of communication in their 5G, Gizchina networks. Users complained that services on 5G networks are not as fast and safe as in advertising.

In the KLA began to create a division of civil aviation

It is noted that the creation of a separate company in the field of civil aviation is necessary to pool the resources and competencies of Russian specialists, to promote the corporation’s aircraft to the global market, and also to strengthen the after-sales service system for aircraft.

Managing gadgets by thought power

The Russian system “Neurochat”, which allows you to control devices and go online, with your thoughts, has been launched into mass production this year. This was reported on Tuesday by Natalya Galkina, CEO and leader of the Neurochat project, during the presentation of the system in Samara.

AMD is preparing a special version of the flagship video card Radeon

We have already written about the special version of the Ryzen 7 2700X processor and the Radeon RX 590 video card, and now the special version of the flagship 3D card Radeon VII has been announced. Unlike the processor, the new version of the Radeon VII did not appear in the online store, but on the official teaser.

Xiaomi has released a clever ukulele for $ 89

The company Xiaomi has released a new version of the smart ukulele Populele 2. It comes to replace the original Populele, released in February 2017 on the co-financing platform MIJIA and collected an amount of almost six times the original goal

Google and Amazon will stop mutual video services boycott

The YouTube video hosting application (owned by Google) will be available in the coming months on devices supporting Amazon Fire TV and on the Fire TV Edition smart TV platform, in a joint statement by the companies.

The destruction of the Greenland ice sheet accelerated six times in half a century

Global climate change leads to increased melting of the Greenland ice and the ice sheet in recent decades is rapidly losing mass (and this process is accelerating), but it is difficult to assess the pace of this process before the early 1990s due to lack of reliable data

In France, opened a laboratory for the study of combat lasers

In France, a laboratory for the study of combat lasers was opened, according to the information news portal evo-rus.com. The French company MBDA, together with the ALPhANOV special laboratory, developed a unique project to study the effects of combat lasers on various materials and in various conditions. In the future, the experiment will create lasers for the needs of the army, writes ASDNews.

Mathematicians have proved the “superiority” of the number 73 over the remaining numbers

In February of this year, Sheldon’s hypothesis was finally rigorously proved: mathematics Chris Spicer and Carl Pomerance (Carl Pomerance) showed that there are no numbers that simultaneously possess the properties of “specularity” and “work”, except 73.

Tensegrity robot dropped from a helicopter

The American company Squishy Robotics has tested its robot, dropping it from a helicopter at a height of 183 meters. Due to the fact that the robot used the structure of tense integrity, he survived the fall and continued to transmit the image from the camera, the developers told the TechCrunch publication.

Canadians convert piston seaplanes into electrical ones.

The American company MagniX, which develops aircraft electric motors, has signed a contract with the Canadian airline Harbor Air to redesign de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver seaplanes into electric ones.

Scientists have found the gene responsible for longevity

Scientists from the University of Rochester (USA) have found that the SIRT6 gene is associated with more efficient DNA repair in long-lived species, Cell reports. With age, DNA is more often torn and damaged, leading to aging of the body and the development of serious diseases.

Male beard was a breeding ground for microbes

It turned out to be quite hygienic. Moreover, scientists have discovered that there are more bacteria in the male beard than in dog hair. In addition, bacteria that are pathogenic to humans are found in dogs in 39% of cases, and in dogs in 13%.

 Roscosmos has completed the development of the concept of the FTP “Sphere”

The launch of the first spacecraft, which will become part of the new satellite system “Sphere”, is scheduled for 2023. The corresponding statement on Tuesday, April 23, made the first deputy general director of the state corporation “Roskosmos” Yuri Urlichich.

Russia is creating a new aircraft to replace the Ukrainian An-124

The Ilyushin Aviation Complex, part of the United Aircraft Building Corporation, presented the draft design of the new IL-96-500T aircraft, intended, in particular, for transporting Angara missiles to the Vostochny space center.

Staphylococcus and other microbes were found on the ISS

It became known that the International Space Station was subjected to infection. On board the station found staphylococcus, entero-and methylobacteria, which can cause skin diseases.

Hyundai called the Russian value of the 275-horsepower hot hatch i30 N

Hyundai announced the launch of the “charged” i30 N hatchback on the Russian market, the top version of which comes with a 275-horsepower engine. Prices for new items start at 2,200,000 thousand rubles, reports the correspondent of Autonews.ru.

Peugeot and Citroen recall in Russia more than 10 thousand cars

Peugeot Citroen RUS, the official representative of Peugeot and Citroen in the Russian market, withdraws 10,368 cars in Russia due to a number of defects, Rosstandart reported.

All Mercedes-AMG models will be electrified from 2021.

The division of Mercedes-AMG said that, starting in 2021, all models of the sports brand will be hybrid, according to media reports referring to the words of CEO Tobias Moers.

Concern VW launched a website for the sale of used cars in Russia

Volkswagen opened the site dasweltauto.ru, which allows Russian customers to find a used car with an extended warranty period, and also offers a list of proven dealers with the best deals on the market. According to the VW press service, post-warranty customer support is 1 year

Great Wall will show the premium crossover Haval F5

The new youth crossover Haval F5, released on the Chinese market last fall, will soon receive a premium version. Pre-order for the most equipped version of the model will open on April 28. This was reported in the press service of the Great Wall.

The new Lynk & Co crossover got a 238-hp Volvo engine

The car company Lynk & Co is a joint brand of major automakers Volvo and Geely. The new crossover got an improved engine with a power of 238 hp. In addition, now in the novelty have applied some parameters that are characteristic of previously released copies.

Ilon Musk: Tesla will launch a unmanned taxi in the summer of 2020

It is planned that by the summer of 2020, more than a million Tesla vehicles will be fully self-managing, and by the end of 2020, Tesla will receive permission to launch an unmanned taxi service in the United States. To launch a new service will create a special fleet.

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