26 Feb, 2020

News digest for 02/25/2020

Impose sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2020 elections

Democratic party leaders in the us Senate will send a letter to Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin demanding sanctions against Russia and possibly Russian President Vladimir Putin for “trying to influence the presidential election in 2020,” Axios reports

Bloomberg has already spent more than $500 million on his presidential campaign

Michael Bloomberg has already spent more than $ 500 million on his presidential campaign, advertising Analytics, which calculates the advertising time paid by candidates, said on Monday.

Impose new sanctions against Venezuela

U.S. special representative for Venezuela Elliot Abrams said the White house will impose additional sanctions against Caracas, Reuters reported on February 24. The official in an interview with the newspaper stressed that US President Donald trump plans to tighten measures against the country’s oil industry, as well as against some individuals.

Blue Origin, the company opens a new plant in Alabama

The engine plant opened in Huntsville, also known as “Rocket city,” on February 17. In addition to the BE-7 engines that will be used on the Blue Origin moonships, the plant will produce the BE-4 and BE-4U engines – all of which will be tested at the HACA space flight Center. Marshall, which is also located in Huntsville.

In Ukraine, reduced the price of gas for the population

In February, the price of gas for residents of Ukraine will decrease by 15 percent compared to January 2020. This is reported on the website of the company “Naftogaz”. Compared to the same period last year, the price of natural gas will fall by 37 percent. The price of 3.95 hryvnia per cubic meter is the lowest wholesale price for the population since April 2016, the company said.

In “Business Russia” has warned about rising prices for household appliances

Starting in 2021, businesses are predicting an increase in prices for non-food products — household appliances may rise by 13%, electronics-by 9%, clothing and footwear-by 2-5%. Alexey Fedorov, head of the trade Committee of the Business Russia public organization, told Izvestia newspaper about this in an interview.

Lavrov explained the attacks on terrorist positions in Idlib

“No one has ever agreed within the framework of the agreements reached between the presidents of the Russian Federation and Turkey that terrorists will not be retaliated against if they act as they did,” Lavrov said. According to him, ” there was nothing unexpected here for anyone.”

Average salary in Russia’s largest banks

The average salary in the largest banks exceeded 108 thousand rubles. at the end of 2019, the average salaries of employees of the largest Russian banks increased by more than 15%, exceeding 108 thousand rubles per month. A number of banks have sharply increased payments, including bonuses, against the background of solving the problems of previous years

Russian sugar factories were threatened with closure.

According to the Chairman of the Board of soyuzrossakhar Andrey Bodin, in the agricultural season 2020/21 (from August 2020 to July 2021), those enterprises whose total capacity exceeds 150 thousand tons will not be able to work.

We are talking about the Meleuz sugar plant in Bashkiria (part of the Prodimex group), the Nurlat sugar plant in Tatarstan (part of the local agro-invest group) and the Tovarkov sugar plant (owned by the Russian agricultural Bank) in the Tula region. Bodin explained that the required level of profitability of enterprises does not allow maintaining average annual sugar prices.

Russia will change the rules for issuing loans

In Russia, the rules for issuing loans, opening an account, depositing and issuing a card will change — major banks are ready to fully switch to the electronic form of contracts with customers. This “news” told in several credit institutions.

African fish have the ability to prolong their lives

Geneticists from Stanford University have shown that some species of African fish have learned to inhibit their physiological processes during evolution at the level of embryonic development. This allows them to extend their life span. The process itself is called diapause. It can be very beneficial for an entire species and is included when fish are threatened with extinction due to certain external factors. Scientists note that studying the phenomenon of diapause will also extend the life of a person and defeat aging.

The Russian interior Ministry wants to launch a system to search for criminals by tattoos

The Ministry of internal Affairs is developing a Federal information system for biometric records (FISBU), which will use city surveillance cameras to search for criminals. THISBE will be able to identify a wanted person’s face, voice, iris of the eye, and tattoos on the exposed parts of the body. Danila Nikolaev, CEO of the Russian biometric society, which is involved in the development of the FISB, told RBC about the new project. The information was also confirmed by adviser to the interior Minister Vladimir ovchinsky.

Onishchenko called for a ban on tattoos in Russia

First Deputy Chairman of state Duma Committee on education and science Gennady Onishenko proposed to prohibit tattoos on the territory of the country. He said this in an interview with “Says Moscow”.

Officials of St. Petersburg do not know the abbreviation of the Russian Federation

The authorities of St. Petersburg refused the organizers of the rally in memory of Nemtsov, because they used the abbreviation of the Russian Federation in the application, and St. Petersburg officials do not know what it is — this abbreviation is not defined in the laws, said Kirill Zakrevsky, a spokesman for the Committee on law and order and security of St. Petersburg, who wrote the refusal.

“This is a legal document that does not require additional comment. Everything it says is said. Today, a court has been appointed on the substance of this issue, and the court will resolve if there were any inaccuracies on the part of the Committee. I can tell you the same thing: in the current legislation, the abbreviation “Russian Federation” is not fixed in any way,” Zakrevsky said.

Exactly one kilometer of the St. George ribbon

The Borodino field Museum-reserve will buy exactly 1 kilometer of the St. George ribbon for the Victory Day, Open media found on the public procurement website. This purchase is registered in the technical task for services to prepare a festive program dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory.

As the representative of the Museum explained to Open media, the purchased kilometer of tape will be cut into small pieces, which will be distributed to the guests of the holiday and used for making wreaths

Otherwise, Ministers will be left without a salary

“I very much ask that in the next two months — March and April — all debts to the miners be completely closed. If we do not close it, we will miss at least one day, it seems to me that it will be fair if the entire government does not receive wages for this month, ” President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky demanded from the government

According to Zelensky, the state’s salary debt is currently 1-1. 5 billion hryvnia ($40.8-61.2 million), which has accumulated since 2014.

Video cameras were installed in Russian churches

The ROC confirmed the installation of video cameras in Russian churches, assuring that this measure will not violate the personal space of the worshippers.

What types of activities have the greatest impact on the level of happiness of teenagers?

Positively-sleep, sports and live communication, no matter how banal it may sound. And also-volunteer work, going to the movies and religious services (approximately equally all 3 points).

In the negative side – all activities related to phones: listening to music, surfing the Internet, games, social networks. Even too frequent correspondence, video chats and phone calls slightly reduce the level of happiness.


in the us presidential administration-31 people, in Belarus-108 people, in Russia-3100 people


In Kamchatka, a visit to the Avachinsky volcano was opened for tourists

The December recommendation of the Ministry of emergency situations not to visit the Avachinsky volcano for tourists due to increased seismic activity was removed. This was reported on the website of the Kamchatka government after air monitoring on Tuesday Avachinsky hill by Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Khabarovsk, a group of volcanologists, meteorologists and emergency specialists

The authorities continue to increase spending on roads to Crimea.

On February 21, the Federal highway administration “Taman” announced a competition for the design and construction of the first section of the Expressway from Krasnodar to the Crimean bridge.

59 billion rubles will be allocated from the Federal budget for the 68 km long road, according to materials published on the public procurement website. The contract is scheduled to be signed by the end of March. The cost of the entire 119 km route is estimated at almost 100 billion rubles.

Hearings on Assange’s extradition to the United States have begun in London

In the Royal court of Woolwich, located in South-East London, hearings on the extradition of the founder of the WikiLeaks organization Julian Assange to the United States have begun, TASS reports.

The state debt of the regions of the Far East exceeded 206 billion rubles

The regions of the far Eastern Federal district have accumulated credit debts totaling 206.708 billion rubles. Data for February 1, 2020 was released by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, according to the REGNUM news Agency.

The largest number of debts falls on the most expensive, Bank or commercial loans — 83.568 billion rubles. The proportion of budget loans to lower — 69,534 billion On government securities have 39,198 billion in state guarantees — 14,406 billion. 24.760 billion of debts accumulated by the municipalities of the far Eastern Federal district.

Russians will save on refinancing

Russians who took out a mortgage in 2015-2019 will be able to save about 2.8 trillion rubles in total on servicing loans-thanks to refinancing. This forecast was provided to Izvestia by real estate market participants. Over the past five years, interest rates have significantly decreased — from 17-20% at the end of 2014 to 8.8-9% in 2020. Experts expect a boom in refinancing such loans. Already in some cities, the number of requests for this service has doubled.

The new Apple MacBook may be based on processors for smartphones

New models of Apple’s MacBook laptops based on ARM processors may go on sale in 12-18 months, kgi Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said, according to the Verge portal.

Russian banks have resumed a massive reduction in Deposit rates

Ruble Deposit rates continue to fall inexorably. After another reduction of the Central Bank’s key rate from February 10 by a quarter of a percentage point (PP) to 6% per annum, retail banks massively began to reduce the rates of ruble deposits.

Now a quarter of the largest banks are ready to pay retail depositors no more than 5% per annum (taking into account the capitalization of interest), half of the maximum return on deposits does not exceed 5.5%.

Russian authorities will be forced to raise taxes

By the end of 2019, Russia began to sell less on the global market. Foreign trade turnover decreased by 3% to $ 672 billion, while imports increased. This was reported in the Federal customs service.

If this alarming trend continues, the authorities will have to compensate for the decrease in trade revenues by increasing the tax burden in order to avoid a deficit in the state budget. Economists note that business will feel it first, and then citizens will get it.

Chinese giant Huawei’s revenue for 2019 exceeded $121 billion

Chinese tech giant Huawei’s revenue reached 850 billion yuan (about $121 billion) in 2019, up 18% from a year earlier, Xinhua reported on February 26

Elon Musk’s fortune grew by more than $3 billion in a week

The fortune of Tesla CEO Elon Musk added $3.5 billion in a little more than a week. this was led by a rise in the value of the automaker’s shares: they rose by almost 11% after Tesla announced that it would raise capital to $2.31 billion through the sale of securities

The US Department of energy forecasts a record for gas reserves

Natural gas reserves in the United States of America may reach 114 billion cubic meters by October 2020, which will be an absolute record for the country. The energy information administration of the U.S. Department of energy lists this data on its website.

The volume of investments in Kazakhstan is planned to increase to 30% of GDP

The volume of investments in fixed assets in Kazakhstan is planned to increase to 30% of the gross domestic product (GDP). This was stated by the Prime Minister of the Republic Askar Mamin on February 22 at a discussion session of the world Bank, the government of the Republic reported.
As part of a survey conducted by the research holding ROMIR, Russians were asked to answer the question: “What are the problems of our society that concern you most?”*

What are the main problems of Russia’s citizens

As part of a survey conducted by the research holding ROMIR, Russians were asked to answer the question: “What are the problems of our society that concern you most?”*

Since 2016, concern about the international situation has been steadily growing (from 2% to 4%), and since 2017, the problem of migrants has been growing (also from 2% to 4%). At the same time, since 2017, there has been a decrease in concern about the crime rate (from 8% to 6%).

The largest increase was shown by the share of Russians who are most concerned about delays in payment of s/p and pensions (from 3% to 5%), and the largest drop was the share of Russians who are concerned about price growth/inflation (from 19% to 16%).

A billion-year-old green algae found in China

In Northern China, the oldest green algae was found. The fossils are about a billion years old, which corresponds to the approximate time of the appearance of green algae. However, this finding has a number of advanced features like multicellularity and differentiated cells, so it seems that the estimate of the time of appearance of this taxon was underestimated. The work is published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution

Large oil and gas reserves confirmed in South-West Turkmenistan

Significant oil and gas reserves of the Uzynada field were discovered during joint exploration work of the state Corporation “Turkmengeologiya” and the state concern “Turkmenneft”, the Turkmen newspaper”Golden age” reports.

India has reduced imports of thermal coal by 15%

Energy coal imports to India’s 12 main ports fell by 14.98% between April 2019 and January 2020, the Economic Times reported on February 23

Russians began to save on products

Russians began to save on products — the average check for one trip to the store in January 2020 decreased compared to December 2019 by 67.5 rubles (minus 10.9 percent) and amounted to 552 rubles. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the study of the holding “ROMIR”. ROMIR explains the decrease in the average check primarily due to the seasonal factor — the high base of December.

“At the same time, despite the annual inflation, the average check is decreasing compared to last year. This means that for one purchase, Russians buy fewer products, ” the holding adds.

Increase collection in the “Plato” system for old trucks

The Association of European business (AEB) supported the initiative of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation to increase the transport tax on commercial vehicles of the “Euro-3” class and below, suggesting that the government also raise the fee in the “Platon” system for old trucks, the Kommersant newspaper writes. The Association suggests starting with medium-duty trucks and heavy vehicles in certain regions.

Snow in the cabin and torn parts

According to the agreement reached in early February, MUE “Electrotransport” returned 190 leasing buses to KAMAZ. Each car has a report on its technical condition. According to the corporate edition of “Vesti KAMAZ”, no more than 50 units of equipment were on the move, the rest stood without movement for several years.

It was assumed that after assessing the condition of the returned buses, their technical inspection will be carried out and the equipment will be put up for sale. However, due to the accident rate of cars, the process of finding new owners can be seriously delayed.

Warren Buffett named the best business in the world

Billionaire Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett called Apple “probably the best business in the world”in an interview with CNBC.

Businesses will be offered compensation for “green” loans

The Ministry of industry and trade has developed a mechanism for compensating the Bank rate on “green” loans that are issued for environmental projects. The loans will complement the program of “green” bonds for 27 billion rubles. in Russia, three companies issued such securities

Under the green bond program, the state reimburses businesses from 70 to 90% of the coupon income they pay if the borrowed funds are invested in projects to reduce industrial waste and emissions. The subsidy is provided for bond issues that do not exceed 30 billion rubles.the amount of the subsidy depends on which equipment is purchased — Russian or foreign. In the case of loans, the interest rate will also be compensated in a larger amount if the financing goes to the purchase of Russian products or technologies, the RBC source said.

Residents of Bor protest the transfer of the ROC half of the island of Mochalny

According to Newsroom 24, residents were outraged by the fact that the diocese’s application for 0.4 hectares, where it was planned to build a Church or chapel, had already been approved. However, now the Church has made another request to provide half of the island for “religious use”, which is more than 60 times more than the original allotment!

“We are witnessing a legalized land grab. Not just the earth – but the unique biosphere, where human intervention is still minimal. Why should the diocese need an island when it has already been allocated land there for the construction of a Church? – environmentalists and activists were outraged, suggesting that the Bor floodplain and the surrounding Islands, such as Mochal, should be given a protected status.

US to supply $3 billion worth of military helicopters to India

The US will provide the Indian Navy with modern military helicopters worth $3 billion, said us President Donald trump, while on an official visit to India.

Biden complained about the attack by Russian bots on Facebook

The candidate of the Democratic party of the United States for the us presidential election in 2020, Joseph Biden, complained that his page on the social network Facebook is being attacked by Russian bots. He said this in an interview with CBS in the program ” Face the nation»

Vladimir Putin approved the merger of Russian power grids on the basis of Rosset»

It was previously decided that the powers of the unified Executive body of the Federal grid company will be transferred to the head of Rossetey, Pavel Livinsky. This may be followed by the creation of a common Treasury based on the parent structure and the government’s rejection of direct management of the FSC through directives. As a result, FSK will lose its autonomy, and rosseti will be able to manage its largest and most profitable asset directly, eliminating the dual power in the holding. It is planned to announce the consolidation within the next two to three months, says one of the interlocutors of “Kommersant”.

A subsidiary of “Rosneft” increases the volume of exports of Venezuelan oil

Rosneft’s subsidiary TNK Trading International SA is increasing Venezuelan oil exports amid US sanctions against Rosneft Trading, Bloomberg reported.

According to him, TNK Trading International SA is expected to export 14.3 million barrels of oil from Venezuela in the first two months of 2020, while these figures did not exceed 5 million barrels for the whole of 2019. Bloomberg emphasizes that the company has at least 8 tankers required for this purpose.

Former head of the Federal penitentiary service Alexander Reimer released early

The Central district court of Kaliningrad released the former Director of the Federal penitentiary service of Russia Alexander Reimer on parole. Thus, the court granted the request of Reimer’s defense, the press service of the court told TASS.

Alexander Reimer was head of the Federal penitentiary service of Russia from 2009 to 2012. Three years after his resignation, he was detained on charges of purchasing electronic bracelets at inflated prices. In 2017, Reimer was sentenced to eight years in prison. He pleaded not guilty. The investigation estimated the damage from his actions at 2.7 billion rubles. In 2018, the Russian Federal penitentiary service sued Reimer and other defendants in his case for 2.25 billion rubles in compensation.

The ECHR found violations in the case of those convicted in the Bolotnaya case

The European court of human rights has published a decision on the complaints of anti-fascist Alexey Gaskarov and Ilya Gushchin, who were convicted in the Bolotnaya case. Both were found guilty of participating in mass riots and using violence against police officers, and both served their sentences in prison.

The ECHR recognized the criminal prosecution of both defendants as a violation of freedom of Assembly. Repeated conviction for the same act was recognized as a separate violation. Each applicant was awarded compensation in the amount of 10,000 euros. Gaskarov was additionally reimbursed for legal expenses in the amount of 8,000 euros.

Open media “discovered a pipeline of falsifications of citizens’ votes

Open media “discovered a new pipeline of falsifications of citizens’ votes – about renovation projects. The program, which everyone has forgotten a little about, is now in full swing: last year, construction was agreed in 36 districts of the capital, this year there are 30 more in the queue.

Almost on Gogol: passing on apartments allegedly approved the renovation, the correspondent of “Open media” found: mainly vote for project of the city’s deceased inhabitants, long gone, people with non-existent addresses and infants.

The fake reviews factory is organized by social workers, election specialists,and United Russia. So, the Secretary of the district office of the EP, at the end of last year, handed over to the Commission “positive” reviews of the dead, recently headed the Department of the Council for working with citizens

In Kuban, a man was fined for a negative post on social networks

A court in the Krasnodar region fined 70 thousand rubles a local resident who posted a negative post about Putin on his page on the social network Vkontakte. This is reported by MBH media with reference to the case materials.

The Dinskoy district court found the man guilty under part 3 of article 20.1 of the administrative Code of the Russian Federation (“Disrespect for society, the state and official state symbols”). In an entry in the social network, the man expressed the opinion that Putin is “an impostor who forcibly seized power.” At the trial, the man confirmed that he wrote the post, but denied the charges of disrespect for the state.

Belarus claims $2 billion loss due to dirty oil from Russia

Exports of oil products from Belarus in 2019 decreased by more than $2 billion due to Russia’s restrictions on their export and supply of dirty oil. This was announced by Belarusian foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, BelTA reports.

“The export figures were seriously affected by the change in the terms of trade of the Russian Federation, despite the clear implementation of Belarus’ obligations under the strategic partnership with this country, ” BelTA quotes Makei as saying.

66% of Russians intend to vote on the Constitution

About 66% of the Russian population is ready to take part in the vote on amendments to the Constitution, 41% intend to do it exactly, TASS quotes on Tuesday, February 25, the head of VTSIOM Valery Fedorov.

The audit chamber questioned the quality of public lawyers ‘ services

The right to receive qualified legal assistance, which can be guaranteed to every Russian citizen, is not fully realized in practice. This is stated in the report of the accounting chamber of the Russian Federation published on Tuesday, February 25.

According to the results of the analysis of the activities of state lawyers, the percentage of their actions that were appealed is high; many cases of bringing them to justice have been recorded, which indicates a low level of legal assistance provided.

The pension Fund recommends not to throw out the work record

The pension Fund of the Russian Federation recommends that you save your paper work record, since information about your current or new job will be stored electronically starting in 2020.

The Supreme court declared illegal the “tax on property tax”

The Supreme court found it illegal to include value-added tax (VAT) in the valuation of real estate. This payment should not be taken into account when determining the cadastral value of housing, it follows from the court’s cassation ruling.

Debtors want to be allowed to sell collateral on their own

Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Irina Yarovaya offers to give Russians the opportunity to independently sell property that is secured by a Bank at the most favorable price. The corresponding draft law was submitted by the Deputy to the state Duma, according to its press service.

In Russia, the duty on the import of electric vehicles will be canceled

Customs duties on imports of electric cars to Russia and other countries of the Eurasian economic Union can be canceled by the end of 2020. This decision was made by the Board of the Eurasian economic Commission at a meeting on February 18, according to ” Gazeta.roo”

“Lenta” at the end of 2019 went to a loss

Lenta’s net loss under international financial reporting standards (IFRS) in 2019 was RUB 2.1 billion with a negative margin of 0.5% compared to RUB 11.7 billion in net profit and a margin of 2.9% a year earlier.

Gazprom Neft increased its net profit by 6.2% in 2019

In 2019, Gazprom Neft increased its net profit under IFRS attributable to shareholders by 6.2% compared to 2018 – up to 400.2 billion rubles, according to the company’s report.

Putin announced the destruction of terrorist groups in Syria

Russian military personnel destroyed well-equipped terrorist groups in Syria and prevented threats to Russia, President Vladimir Putin said.

Today, the security of Russia is in safe hands, our officers and soldiers persistently, consistently, at a new level conduct combat training, increase their military skills during strategic exercises and training, marches, ” the Russian leader said at a concert dedicated to the defender of the Fatherland day.

Turkey has not yet fulfilled the Sochi agreement on Syria

The Kremlin believes that Turkey is not yet fulfilling the terms of the Sochi agreements on Syria, signed in Russia more than a year ago. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov believes that according to the unfulfilled points, Turkey has not yet provided for the withdrawal of heavy weapons and other actions.

Peskov also added that the current situation in the Syrian Idlib does not contribute to the normalization of the situation – the terrorists are “perfectly armed” and receive ” ammunition and ammunition.”

The US and India will start negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement

India and the US have agreed to start negotiations on a large-scale bilateral trade agreement. Prime Minister Narendra modi told reporters after talks with us leader Donald trump. He explained that the Ministers of the two countries held productive talks the day before.

KamAZ may switch to part-time work week due to coronavirus

Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ has issued an order for a possible transition to a part-time working week from April 20. This was announced on Tuesday, February 25, according to the corporate edition of the plant. It is noted that the order was issued for the purpose of insurance, in case of possible interruptions in the supply of components from China

The US air force will begin flying electric and hybrid air taxis

The US air force will soon announce a tender for the development and delivery of electric and hybrid transport aircraft with vertical take-off and landing. According to Avionics International, the new devices will be created on the basis of air taxi. Companies with already developed air taxi projects, whose vehicles have already made their first flights, or will take to the air for the first time no later than December 17, 2020, will be allowed to participate in the tender.

The ROC explained the need to consecrate weapons of mass destruction

First Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department for relations between the Church and society and the media Alexander Shchipkov disagrees with the ROC’s plans to ban the consecration of “weapons of mass destruction” and called the document of the inter-Council presence of the Russian Orthodox Church on the undesirability of consecrating missiles” cynical”

Including the issue of banning the sanctification of certain types of weapons in the political agenda is an indirect blow to the people’s confidence in the army and the country’s sovereignty Our weapons are the guarantor of our sovereignty and historical choice

In 2021, two Borey-A submarines will be laid on Sevmash»

In August 2020, the Russian defense Ministry and the United shipbuilding Corporation will sign a contract for the construction of two strategic submarines of project 955a (Borey-A). This is with reference to a source in the military-industrial complex reports TASS. It is planned that the document will be signed at the “Army-2020” forum.

Bjork will present a new program in Moscow

Icelandic singer björk will present the New björk Orchestral program in Moscow and perform her best hits accompanied by an orchestra. This was reported in a press release received by the editorial office of ” Lenta.ru». This is not the first time the artist has used the services of a Symphony orchestra.

Announced the shooting of new ” Star wars»

A new Star wars-related movie is already in the works, the Hollywood Reporter reports. Screenwriter and Director Justin Dillard (“Dexterity”) and screenwriter Matt Owens (“Luke cage” and “agents of S. H. I. E. L. D.”) are involved in developing the film. It is unknown whether the new “Star wars” will be released in theaters or will be available to subscribers of the Disney streaming platform+

The Golden mask festival opens an out-of-competition program

The festival of the Russian national theater award “Golden mask” opens the program “Mask plus”, which will go out of competition. The program runs until March 12. As part of the “Mask plus”, 12 performances will be held from groups of seven Russian cities and one village. We are talking about theaters in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tver, other cities and the village of Bolshaya Atnya. This was reported in the press service of the award. The program will present those works that reached the final, but did not get into the main competition.

Biodegradable sensor device created in Japan

A biodegradable sensor device that connects to the Internet of things system to transmit data was created by scientists from the Institute of scientific and industrial research at Osaka University, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper said on February 24.

Huawei unveils new MatePad Pro tablet with wireless charging

Huawei showed off its new tablet with a stylus and a separate plug-in keyboard after the presentation of its folding smartphone and flagship laptop. In addition, the new product became the world’s first tablet with wireless charging support. The new Huawei MatePad Pro tablet received the company’s most advanced technologies. So, it has a Kirin 990 processor, which is supplemented with 6 GB of RAM 128 GB, and this is in the lowest configuration. The display in MatePad Pro 5G is 10.8-inch with a hole for an 8 MP front camera. On the back side, they placed a 13 MP main camera, and there is a second auxiliary camera, but its parameters were not disclosed.

Norilsk Nickel to release exoskeleton with on-Board computer

The Norilsk Nickel Digital laboratory has been developing exoskeletons in partnership with Southwestern state University (YSU, Kursk) for a year and a half. Now the work has reached the final stage.

Lenovo unveils updated ThinkPad t series laptops

Lenovo has introduced updated ThinkPad t-series laptops equipped with tenth-generation Intel Core processors. The updated line includes three models: T14, T14s and T15. The first two laptops will get 14-inch matrices, with a resolution up to 4K. T15 will get an increased diagonal up to 15 inches. All models in the line will receive IPS matrices that are adequate for this class of devices. The entire ThinkPad T-series will be able to unlock with a fingerprint, Dolby Audio sound system, and Wi-Fi 6.

Google Corporation was caught in the fact that it constantly monitors students.

The new Mexico attorney General said the search giant collects data about children’s Hobbies and preferences. Representatives of the Supervisory authority appealed to the court, accusing the company of illegal actions.

The European Commission has decided to strengthen its security with a new messenger

The app for sending quick messages (messenger) Signal will be the only allowed messenger for employees of the European Commission (EC), according to Politico. It is noted that Signal attracted the EC thanks to end-to-end encryption and open source code. According to cryptographer expert Bart Priniel, Signal is a messenger “like Faceook’s WhatsApp and Apple’s iMassage, only based on an innovative encryption Protocol”.

Scientists have discovered the first animal that does not need oxygen

The unique organism was found among parasitic Myxozoa, distant relatives of polyps and jellyfish. By analyzing the DNA of members of this group, Dorothée Huchon from tel Aviv University and her colleagues drew attention to microscopic Henneguya salminicola, which did not have the mitochondrial genes necessary for oxygen respiration. Their nuclear DNA did not contain the genes needed to reproduce the mitochondrial genome.

It is now possible to detect early signs of cancer

Early signs of cancer can appear years before diagnosis, and developing tests for genetic traits may provide new ways to detect cancer early, according to new research conducted by the Francis Crick Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute.

“It has become known that cancer is the end point of the evolutionary process throughout life that governs our cells. This process is caused by mutations in the cell genomes, ” says study co-author Moritz Gerstung.

The study, published in the journal Nature, analyzed 47 million genetic changes in more than 2,500 human tumors across 38 types of cancer. By looking at how many times a single change was replicated and copied across chromosomes, the researchers were able to determine the order in which the changes in DNA occurred, and the relative time between them.

Coral reefs are under threat of extinction

In the next few years, colonies of coral polyps may be destroyed. This fact was recently confirmed by a study conducted by scientists at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, USA. It indicates that between 70 and 90 percent of reefs will disappear over the next 20 years as a result of climate change and pollution.

“The forecast looks pretty bleak,” Renee Setter, a biogeographer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, told Metro.

Smart contact lens detects diseases of the eye by changing the color

Chinese researchers have been able to develop a “smart” contact lens that can diagnose eye health in real time. According to media Stream, a similar product was created by scientists from a research group headed by Professor Du Xuemin, who works at the Shenzhen Institute of advanced technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Russian scientists have found a new way to fight cancer

Experts from Samara University are working on creating a project that will allow getting rid of cancer cells without surgery. According to experts, this can be done using magnetic vibrations.

A new way to create organic electronics has been found

Researchers From the Skoltech center for energy science and technology and The Institute of chemical physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences reported on a recently developed method for forming thin semiconductor fullerene films