23 Jan, 2020

News digest for 01/22/2020

The Chinese virus was discovered in the United States.

In the United States, the first case of infection with the deadly coronavirus 2019-nCoV has been identified. This is reported by the Independent. The virus was found in the city of Seattle in a traveler from China, city officials said. This information is confirmed by the Wall Street Journal with reference to the Centers for disease control and prevention of the United States.

Trump decided to restrict entry to the United States to citizens of seven countries

The list includes Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Eritrea, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. The list of countries is inconclusive and may be expanded, the Wall Street Journal notes.

We are not talking about a complete ban on entry to the United States for citizens of these countries. Entry can only be restricted to officials or holders of certain categories of visas. Citizens of countries can also be banned from participating in the green card lottery

Debts for housing services from citizens will be collected by collectors

As it became known to “Kommersant”, collection agencies will allow to fully work with the debts of citizens for housing and communal services. This implies a new version of the bill on the activities for the return of overdue debts of individuals. It has also been amended, according to which the market regulator — the Federal bailiff service (FSSP) — will maintain two state registers: professional collectors, who will be subject to increased requirements, and other collectors.

The state Duma extends the patent for gardening

The state Duma adopted the bill on expanding the application of the patent in the field of agricultural activity in the second, decisive reading, the correspondent of IA REGNUM reports on January 21. We are talking about changes to the Tax code that will affect the entire field of animal husbandry and crop production

We are talking about changes to the Tax code that will affect the entire field of animal husbandry and crop production. So, in these areas it will be allowed to work under the patent. As noted by the authors of the initiative, such rules will significantly ease the tax burden on agricultural producers.

More than half of Russians do not associate hard work with success in life.

This is evidenced by the results of a survey By the Institute of sociology of the Russian Academy of SCIENCES, which was reviewed by RT. Thus, 52% of respondents in Russia believe that success is influenced not by hard work, but by luck and personal connections. At the same time, 48% of respondents agreed that hard work in the long term mainly leads to better life.

At the same time, 63% of the survey participants believe that a person should only have income earned by honest work. 37% of respondents believe that you can have any income, regardless of their source.

In China, the number of cases of a new type of coronavirus has reached 473

China’s Central television on Wednesday released fresh data on the number of cases of a new type of coronavirus in China – 473 people. Earlier, the authorities reported 309 cases of infection. Infected people have already been identified in 14 regions of the country, TASS writes.

According to the latest data, the number of victims of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus has reached nine people. This was reported by Reuters with reference to the Deputy head of the state Committee of China on hygiene and health Li bin

Toyota recalls 3.4 million cars due to problems with airbags

Japan’s largest automaker, Toyota, will recall 3.4 million of its vehicles worldwide due to problems with airbags. The reason for this decision was the presence of an electronic failure, due to which the airbags may not open or not fully open in an accident.

In England began testing driverless buses without a driver

If the pilot project is successful, the tests will be moved to open roads by the end of this year. Although Autonomous cars have been tested before, CAPRI is a completely driverless initiative that could potentially change the country’s public transport system.

Created a camera for shooting transparent objects

Scientists from the California Institute of technology have improved the fastest camera in the world for shooting transparent objects. Now it can even detect the propagation of a shock wave in water and a laser pulse through a piece of crystalline material

Russia’s foreign debt has reached almost half a trillion dollars

The amount of Russia’s foreign debt in 2019 amounted to $481.5 billion, RIA Novosti reported, referring to the Central Bank of Russia (CB). These data are provided as of January 1, 2020. It is noted that the external debt increased by $26.8 billion, or 5.9%.

The main contribution to the growth of external debt was made by the government (+$27 billion), the corporate sector increased the debt by $8 billion, and banks reduced it by the same amount. The reduction of the external debt of the banking sector has been observed for 6 years in a row. The ratio of external debt to the Central Bank’s reserves fell to a new historical low of 0.87.

The main causes of death in the world

Almost a third of all deaths in the world are caused by cardiovascular diseases. In second place with a lag of almost 2 times – tumors. In total, this is almost half of all deaths in the world. Then there are fairly dense chronic respiratory diseases, acute respiratory and tuberculosis, neurological diseases, diabetes, digestive disorders, …

Close factories to save the river

The Supreme court of Bangladesh ordered the closure of 231 businesses that contributed to the fact that the main river of Dhaka, the capital of the country, became one of the most polluted in the world (the water in it is almost black). According to Human Rights Watch, tanneries dumped about 21,000 m3 of untreated waste containing chromium, lead and other chemicals into Buriganga each day.

Kolyma officials bought at an inflated price

In Magadan, a scandal broke out over the purchase of road rinks by the local municipality at an inflated cost. Journalists found out that Each of the four rinks cost the budget 1.5 million rubles!

Instead of 4.5 million, the mayor’s office paid almost six apiece. In addition, special conditions were created for a single firm from Krasnoyarsk to win the competition. In the end, the budget lost about six million.

Swiss authorities reported the arrest of two Russian spies

They tried to organize an attempt on the founder of the Hermitage Capital investment Fund, William Browder, during an economic forum in Davos.  Reuters, citing its own sources and William Browder himself, reports that the ” spies “were listed as plumbers of the”Russian house”. They have been preparing for the attempt since the summer of 2019.

“The Swiss security services prevented a Russian spy operation allegedly directed against me,” the head of Hermitage Capital said

“We lived in a time of fear»

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, speaking to the new deputies of the Legislative chamber, said that the period of Islam Karimov’s presidency can be called times of fear. This is reported by “Газета.uz”. He recalled that he was a Deputy for almost 15 years.

“But in our time, the times were different. The quieter you were, the better, ” the President said.

New government in Lebanon

President Michel Aoun on Tuesday approved the composition of the Lebanese Cabinet, in which a woman became defense Minister for the first time. In total, the new government of Hassan Diyab has 20 Ministers (against 30 in the Cabinet of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri).

Offices of Mitsubishi and its suppliers searched in Germany

This was reported by the Wall Street Journal with reference to the Prosecutor of Frankfurt. The reason is an investigation into the installation of devices and SOFTWARE on cars that underestimate data on diesel engine emissions

The earth’s magnetic field was almost a billion years older

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a powerful magnetic field of the Earth as early as 4.2 billion years ago, in the most ancient geological epoch — Catharheus. This became known through a detailed study of ancient inclusions of zircon crystals found in the depths of the Jack hills range in Australia. Prior to this study, it was thought that the magnetic field could not have existed in the period older than 3.4 billion years ago. The work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, will help understand the evolution of the planet’s core and its atmosphere, which is important for the study of the origin of life on Earth.

Russians began to fly more often on business trips

In 2019, employees of Russian companies began to fly more often on business trips. This is stated in the study of the business tourism Agency “Aeroclub”. It is noted that last year, air ticket bookings in General increased by 14 %, while the growth in domestic destinations was 16 %. Most often, Russians flew to Moscow (an increase of 9%), St. Petersburg (11 %), and Sochi (12 %)

The state Duma proposed to exempt the far East from Federal taxes

As noted by the author of the project — LDPR Deputy Andrey Andreichenko, who represents the Primorsky territory in the chamber, the bill does not affect regional and local taxes and only concerns Federal taxation. Currently, there are eight Federal taxes, three regional taxes, and two local taxes.

RDIF and Alibaba intend to launch a new payment system in Russia

The Russian direct investment Fund together with the Chinese company Alibaba are going to make an announcement about the creation of a new payment system in Russia. The head of the RDIF said that the controlling stake of the new system will belong to the Russian side.

Rates on ruble deposits have fallen again and are approaching inflation

Maximum interest rates on ruble deposits of individuals in Russia continue to decline, RIA Novosti reported. Now they average 5.92% per annum.

Tatarstan residents received mortgage loans for 75 billion rubles

Over the past year, residents of Tatarstan issued 38.9 thousand residential mortgage loans for a total amount of 75.4 billion rubles. This is reported by the branch-national Bank for RT of the Volga-Vyatka state Central Bank.

Bitcoin topped the rating of return on investment instruments

Analysts at FinExpertiza calculated the ruble real return (adjusted for inflation) of the main investment instruments.

It turned out that if you invest 300 thousand rubles in bitcoin for the year, you could earn 237 thousand rubles of net profit. The second most profitable instrument was the depersonalized metal account (MLA) in palladium — 65.7 thousand rubles of yield. Also in the top five were open mutual funds (mutual Funds) of shares-59.5 thousand, open Mutual funds of bonds-19.6 thousand and Bank deposits in rubles-11.7 thousand rubles.

The leader in loss-making was cash savings in euros — 56.8 thousand rubles with an investment of 300 thousand rubles. Also included in the top five are cash savings in dollars-52.1 thousand, MLA in silver-31.1 thousand, MLA in gold-24.5 thousand and MLA in platinum-16.5 thousand rubles.

In Tatarstan housing prices in the secondary market increased by 13.8%

In Tatarstan, housing prices in the secondary market increased by 13.8% in 2019. The average cost per square meter was 57 thousand rubles. The Republic is in second place in the overall rating of secondary housing price growth, according to the Avito real Estate research.

The Leningrad region is in the first place (+21%). In General, the price per square meter in Russia was 44.9 thousand rubles, which is 4.3% higher than in 2018.

Rostelecom has become a co-investor in start-UPS of the FRI

Rostelecom, through its subsidiaries, will become the owner of 31.03% of the investment division of the Internet initiative development Fund-FRII Investa. The deal will amount to RUB 2 billion and is scheduled to close by the end of the month. Under the terms of the deal, two representatives of Rostelecom will join the investment Committee of FRIA invest. Alexander Aivazov, Rostelecom’s Vice President for business development, and Kirill Varlamov, Director of the FRI, said all this at a press conference.

The Ministry of natural resources opposed Rostec’s monopoly on the waste market

Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of natural resources and ecology, opposed granting Rostec the status of a Federal operator for handling industrial waste of classes III—V (low-risk), which makes up 95% of all waste in Russia. According to the Ministry of natural resources, this will affect the interests of small businesses

The new system of pension savings can earn from January 1, 2022

This was announced by the first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov during a meeting in the state Duma on the new plan for guaranteed pension savings. Shvetsov added that it is planned to complete the public discussion and publish an edition of the bill that takes into account the results of public discussion in mid-February, and the document is expected to arrive in the state Duma at the beginning of the autumn session of 2020.

At the end of October 2019, the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Russia presented a new type of funded pension system-a guaranteed pension plan that will allow Russians to create savings on their own or with the help of an employer, voluntarily transferring funds from their salary to non-state pension funds.

Residents of the Rostov region owe more than 554 million rubles for gas

The debt of residents of the Rostov region for gas as of the beginning of 2020 amounted to more than 554 million rubles, the portal reported Rostovgazeta.ru with reference to the press service of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Rostov-on-don.

Fuel is getting more expensive in the wholesale segment

Wholesale gasoline prices have continued to rise since the end of last year on the back of established oil prices above $60 per barrel. So, the cost of AI-95 increased from the beginning of the month by 5%, to 45.8 thousand rubles per ton, AI-92-by 2.3%, to 45.7 thousand rubles per ton. Experts note that the increase in prices in the wholesale segment is associated with a decrease in the loading of refineries against the background of lower processing margins. Retail prices are also increasing, but at a slow pace.

Poland urged Putin to tell the truth about the Holocaust

Poland has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to tell the truth about the Holocaust. This was stated by the Deputy head of the Polish foreign Ministry, Shimon Shinkovsky, reports The Times of Israel. According to him, the Russian leader unfairly recorded Poland as one of the countries that started the Second world war.

Two people were killed due to snow and rain in Spain

A snow storm with wind gusts of up to 120 km/h hit the Spanish Valencia and the Balearic Islands, declared a” red ” level of weather danger. The current snowfall may be the strongest in the history of Spain

Spanish authorities have declared a climate emergency

Spanish authorities approved an agreement on Tuesday to approve a Declaration on the country’s climate emergency. This was stated at a press conference by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of environmental transition and demographic challenge Teresa Ribera.

Ryvok-2: Russia has proposed a way to deliver astronauts to the moon

RSC Energia specialists have proposed a new concept of a transport system for lunar exploration, independent of the American near-lunar station Deep Space Gateway. The system, called “Ryvok-2″, is a continuation of the” Ryvok ” project, which provided for the delivery of astronauts to the moon from the ISS.

The Finnish foreign Ministry warned of possible delays in issuing visas

The Finnish foreign Ministry will launch a new system for processing visa applications in February and March, which may cause delays in issuing visas during this period, TASS reports, citing the Ministry

Medinsky will go to work in the Kremlin after his resignation

Vladimir Medinsky, who has served as Minister of culture since 2012, will become an assistant to the Russian President for culture after his resignation, a source close to the government’s staff told RBC, and a friend of Medinsky confirmed. RBC sent a request to Medinsky

Lukashenko named the most popular foreign politician among Russians

Valery Fedorov, General Director of VTSIOM, told the Izvestia newspaper who is the most popular foreign politician among Russians. According to him, this is the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

Vladimir Putin approved the food security Doctrine

According to the doctrine, the indicator of food independence will be defined in a new way. It will be evaluated based on how much the country provides itself with a particular product, rather than the share of domestic production in total consumption.

The document approved by Putin also involves increasing the yield of main crops, involving unused arable land in circulation and developing breeding, TASS reports. In particular, the Russian market must produce at least 90% of sugar and vegetable oil, as well as at least 85% of fish products. Indicators for other products remained unchanged.

The new version of the doctrine provides for a ban on the import of genetically modified organisms to Russia for sowing, growing and breeding

Investigation of Finnish journalists about the recreation center “masseur Putin»

Orthodox businessman, co-founder of the Russian Athos society Konstantin Goloshchapov, who is called “Putin’s masseur” by Russian media, turned out to be the owner of the Tahko ski resort in Finland. This is reported by the local newspaper Ilta-Sanomat.

Ilta-Sanomat estimated the cost of the recreation center at 13 million euros. The authors of the investigation claim that the resort’s cottages were previously visited by influential guests from Russia. In particular, they were high-ranking representatives of the ROC. It was at this ski resort that the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin, spent new year’s holidays. Earlier it was reported that the flights of the country’s chief investigator during the new year holidays cost the budget 8 million rubles.

The death toll in the attack on the military in Yemen

The death toll from a rocket attack on a Yemeni army training camp in Marib province in the North-East of the country has risen to 60. This was reported by Al Arabiya TV channel. According to preliminary data, the attack was carried out by the armed forces of the Ansar Allah movement (Houthis)

About 30% of Russians want to get paid and not work

Cost estimators – 48%, advertising managers – 47%, and translators – 43% would like to stay at home and get paid the most. Programmers are the least attracted to this opportunity-27%, lawyers-26% , and company Directors-21%. The survey was conducted in mid-January.

Russians began to take even more consumer loans

The interest of the country’s residents in consumer loans does not decrease. This is evidenced by data from the National Bureau of credit histories (NBCI). In 2019, the number of such loans issued by banks reached 19.45 million units. this is 2.7% more than the year before (18.93 million units).

Most consumer loans last year were taken by residents of Moscow (880.7 thousand units), the Moscow region (821.1 thousand units), the Krasnodar territory (755.0 thousand units), the Republic of Bashkortostan (679.5 thousand units), the Sverdlovsk region (644.1 thousand units) and the Republic of Tatarstan (640.9 thousand units).

The most serious dynamics of growth in consumer credit issuance in 2019 compared to 2018 (among the 40 leading regions in terms of this type of retail lending) was recorded in the Tyumen region (12.4%), the Stavropol territory (11.7%), Moscow (11.5%), the Omsk region (11.4%), as well as in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (10.8%).

The number of bankrupt developers is growing in Russia

The number of developers whose businesses were threatened by creditors ‘ intention to file for bankruptcy has increased by almost 80% over the past year. Already recognized as insolvent developers have increased by 22%. Small regional companies faced problems: the reform of shared construction deprived them of the only available source of financing — the funds of shareholders. Many were also unprepared for the drop in demand and the need to reformat the business.

Google struggles with smartphone addiction

Google has released three experimental apps to combat smartphone addiction. One of them was Envelope, which requires the user to put the device in a special envelope.

The second application, Activity Bubbles, creates a bubble on the Wallpaper every time you unlock your smartphone, the size of which depends on the time you use the device (the longer the more).

The third app Screen Stopwatch is a standard counter in the form of “live” Wallpaper. It calculates the total time spent in the device for the day.

Matvienko proposed expanding the ban on foreign citizenship

Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko proposed to expand the list of positions among civil servants who are prohibited from having foreign citizenship or a residence permit in another country. The speaker of the upper house of Parliament said this at the opening of the 472nd session of the Federation Council

In Yakutia, four supporters of shaman Gabyshev were detained

In Yakutia, the police detained four supporters of the shaman Alexander Gabyshev, the shaman himself closed in the house, the coordinator of “Pravozaschita Postcards” Alexey Pryanishnikov told Interfax. According to him, the police explained the detention by the fact that it is necessary to establish the identity of people.

Steven Spielberg’s” amazing stories ” has a premiere date

Steven Spielberg’s updated anthology series “Amazing stories” will be released on Apple TV+ on March 6, 2020. Directed by mark Mylod (Game of thrones, Heirs). The series stars Kerry Lynn Bichet, Whitney Coleman, Trisha Mashburn, Austin Stowell, Edward burns, and Juliana Canfield.

Netflix named the release date for the second season of the series “Modified carbon”.

The series will be released on February 27. According to the story, the action will unfold in the world of the XXVIII century. People have already learned to digitize consciousness and upload it to new bodies. The main character will Wake up 250 years after his original body was killed. On the way to his beloved, he will face many dangerous tests.

The Golden mask festival will open in Moscow on January 25

The competition program of the XXVI festival of the Golden mask theater award will open on January 25 in Moscow with a screening of the musical” Stilyagi ” of the Theater of Nations. Music critic Yulia Bederova became the Chairman of the Golden mask jury for musical theater in 2020. The judging panel for the drama theater was headed by the Director and artistic Director of the Praktika theater, Marina Brusnikina.

330 years since the birth of the French painter Nicolas Lancre

In the XVIII century, Nicola Lancre was in demand. He received many orders from both collectors and rulers, including king Louis XV of France and king Frederick II of Prussia. For ordinary Parisians, prints from his paintings were produced, which also indicates the popularity of the artist. The secret of success lay in the fact that he was one of the first to move away from the topic of gods, monarchs and heroes, turning to man. This led to the emergence of new subjects and new visual means.

Permanent Roerich Museum will appear in the center of Moscow

A permanent Museum dedicated to the Roerich family’s work will be created in the center of Moscow. This was reported to journalists by acting Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky. He gave instructions to consider two or three addresses To the Museum of the East together with the Tretyakov gallery. According to him, the Roerich Museum at VDNH will remain the exhibition center Of the Museum of the East for temporary exhibitions.

II international festival of author’s films to be held in Moscow

From January 24 to 30, moskino Kosmos will host the II international audience festival of author’s cinema “Art of cinema x moskino”. The festival will show the best films of 2019, festival novelties and modern classics of Asian cinema. As in 2019, entrance to the festival will be free upon registration. All films are shown in the original language with Russian subtitles.

Russian film “Coma” sold abroad

The fantastic Thriller “Coma” with Rinal Mukhametov and Lyubov Aksenova in the lead roles has been sold in 24 countries, in the United States, Germany and South-East Asia, the films will be released in the next six months, the press service of the communication group “planet inform”reports.

DiCaprio and De Niro to star in new Martin Scorsese film

We are talking about the film adaptation of the drama “Killer of the moon flower” by David Grann. The original takes place in the United States in the 20s of the last century.

Pearl Jam released the first single of the new album

The band Pearl Jam released the first single from their upcoming album “Gigaton”, which they are going to present on March 27, 2020. The track, titled “Dance of the Clairvoyants”, premiered on the band’s YouTube channel on January 21.

“Dance of the Clairvoyants” is a storm of experiments and real collaboration. We’ve creatively opened new doors, and it’s exciting, ” pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament said.



Pixies released three demos of songs from the last album

In the summer of 2020, the Pixies will perform for the first time in Moscow – their concert will be held at the Adrenaline Stadium on July 21.

Radiohead group has opened an electronic library

The British band Radiohead has announced the opening of an online project called Radiohead Public Library. Now one site contains a real library of materials related to the group. Fans of Thom Yorke’s team will be able to see videos and audio recordings of the band’s live performances, drafts of unreleased songs, artwork, and other rare materials. Entrance to the “library” is carried out using a “reader’s” ticket with a QR code

Four Tet will release a new album in March

British electronic artist Four Tet (real name — Kieran Hebden) announced the release of his eleventh Studio album “Sixteen Oceans” in March. “The new album is ready,” the musician wrote on instagram, accompanying the post with a poorly readable photo of a sticker with a handwritten track list of the record.

Russia is creating a radar to detect small drones

Russia is developing new radar stations (RLS) that operate in the terahertz range and can detect small drones. This was told by General Director of JSC “RTI” Paul Laptev.

Huawei will install Russian OS on servers

Russian company Red Soft will install its operating system on Huawei servers. According to today News Ufa with reference to Kommersant, the Russian operating system “Red OS”, created on the basis of Linux, according to the agreement with Huawei, will be installed on the Huawei TaiShan 200 Server servers.

Smart speakers with “Alice” have learned to call a taxi

Smart speakers with voice assistant “Alice” got a new function. Owners of devices can call a taxi through them — now the digital assistant will make an order and inform you when the driver will be at the entrance. According to the developers, users will not need access to smartphones.

The FSB approved encryption in the communication network received a state subsidy

The Ministry of industry and trade has allocated 165 million rubles for the introduction of SIM cards with encryption approved by the Federal security service (FSB), a representative of the Department’s press service told RBC.

«Yandex.Maps ” will show routes for small businesses

“Routes for small businesses” appeared in the web version of Yandex.Cart». As explained in the company, the tool will help small companies with their own delivery to make and optimize routes for drivers.

Rambler Group added fingerprints to authorization

Rambler Group has implemented an authentication system using WebAuthn electronic keys. As stated in the company’s message, it allows you to log in to Rambler ID using a public cryptographic key instead of a password by scanning a fingerprint on a smartphone or laptop.

New restrictions will start working in Google Chrome

This is about blocking children’s accounts from accessing “adult” extensions and topics. As explained by the developers, the installation will not be possible even with the permission of parents or guardians, because there are no working ways to get such permission in fact, and not just for a tick.

The restriction will only apply to extensions and themes marked Mature (for adults)in the Chrome Web Store. However, children will still be able to view the description of these extensions in the store. The timing of the innovation has not yet been announced.

In the tropics, scientists came across sharks that walk on fins

Researchers analyzed the DNA of walking sharks and found that these fish separated from their representatives in order to gain their own identity as a new species. According to experts, there are several other species of such sharks in the world, reports UfacityNews.ru with reference to New Atlas

The oldest giant meteor crater on Earth

Research in Western Australia has helped experts learn that the local huge crater Yarrabubba appeared about 2.23 billion years ago. This is reported by Nature Communications. According to scientists, this crater was formed due to the fall of a large asteroid.

As a result of this event, a major ice age in the history of the Earth came to an end. This is evidenced, in particular, by the fact that the time of the fall of this asteroid coincides with the moment when all traces of glaciation disappear from the rocks

An effective photocatalyst for producing hydrogen has been found

Scientists at Ohio state University were able to synthesize a molecule that absorbs light in the entire visible spectrum. It can act as a catalyst for the formation of hydrogen from water using solar energy. The authors reported on the development in an article published in the journal Nature Chemistry.

The DeepMind algorithm can solve two of the most difficult problems in biology

The British company DeepMind has come up with an algorithm that is trained to solve problems using a reward system. The authors of the development believe that the algorithm will help biologists understand mental health and motivation affect a person’s decisions

Scientists have created a programmable organism

According to Cnet, researchers at the University of Vermont and tufts University were among the first people to begin active work on artificial organisms. According to scientists, they managed to create a new kind of living organisms that could never appear in nature.

To create xenobots (the name comes from Xenopus Laevis — a smooth spur frog), the researchers used a supercomputer that designed a biological model. After that, they collected stem cells from frog embryos, incubated Mature cells from them, and then cut them out and joined them. As a final part, a heart was attached to one of the ends of the resulting organism, allowing the xenobot to move.

Scientists have created self-healing concrete

“Live concrete” is a mixture of gelatin, sand and cyanobacteria. The resulting structure was able to regenerate three times after the researchers tore it apart. According to a study published in the journal Matter, live concrete, which Colorado scientists made in collaboration with DARPA, initially has a sickly green color that disappears as bacteria die off.

The mystery of the inaccessible region of the black hole is revealed

Astronomers at the University of Cambridge have revealed the properties of a previously inaccessible region in the vicinity of a distant giant black hole using x-ray echo. The study is reported in a press release on Phys.org.

On the moon of Jupiter found food salt

Jupiter’s moon Europa is covered with a layer of ice, under the surface of which there is a liquid ocean. The salt composition of this ocean turned out to be very similar to the salt composition of The earth’s oceans — this fact, as American scientists are sure, indicates the possible existence of life on Europe

China launched more than 40 commercial satellites in a year

China has developed and launched more than 40 commercial remote sensing and technology experimentation communication satellites into space over the past year, the Chinese aerospace science and technology Corporation said.

An asteroid twice the size of big Ben will approach Earth

NASA scientists are closely monitoring an asteroid with an estimated diameter of about 755 feet, the size of the celestial body will be more than twice the size of London’s big Ben. However, astronomers believe that it will fly past Earth without consequences for humans.

In the milky Way, a gas was discovered that changes the idea of space

Experts from the European space Agency, using the XMM-Newton x-ray Observatory, studied the gas in the milky way halo and found that its chemical composition did not match forecasts. In addition, the temperature of this gas was 10 times hotter than previously thought.

The study is published in the Astrophysical Journal, and a brief report is available on the portal Phys.org. it is Reported that the discovery may change our understanding of the evolution of the milky Way and the structure of the Universe