29 May, 2020

News digest for 05/28/2020

Rosneft Board members received remuneration in the amount of 376.2 million rubles in the first quarter of 2020, according to the company’s quarterly report.

11 top managers on the management Board earned 234.3 million rubles in salary, 30.4 million rubles for participation in the work of the company’s management body, and received 105.5 million rubles for travel expenses and “other remuneration”. Lastly, 5.9 million rubles, the members of the Board of “Rosneft” received in premiums.

The company’s revenue decreased by 15% to 1.732 trillion rubles, and its operating profit more than tripled from 341 to 101 billion rubles.

The second batch of ventilators from the USA to Russia

The second batch of American ventilators has not yet been sent, but will only be sent to Russia next Saturday, said Patrick O’connor, a partner at Narrative Strategies, which is responsible for working with the media for the manufacturer of medical equipment Vyaire Medical. Vyaire Medical collects ventilators in California, and they will be transferred to the Pirogov Center in Russia.

Informational support of voting on amendments to the Constitution

The organizers of the vote on amendments to the Constitution decided to save money on advertising the event. For example, for posters advertising voting, they bought an image of a girl with flowers on one of the foreign photo-hosting sites for just $10, they noticed “Open media”.

Everything would be fine, but this same photo of the girl over the past few years managed to advertise the Novosibirsk karaoke show “Popoika”, and Sberbank, and Tele2, and even the Moldovan party”Shor”. It is unclear why the Agency responsible for advertising the vote, IMA-consulting, had to save money on organizing an exclusive photo shoot: in the end, the CEC allocated almost a billion rubles for information support of the vote

The non-systemic opposition is preparing a major election campaign this year.

With the support of the United Democrats, which won hundreds of municipal seats in 2017 in Moscow and in 2019 in St. Petersburg, 654 candidates are going to go to the elections in Tatarstan, Vladimir, Ivanovo, and Novgorod regions.

Given the low administrative barriers in the regions, the opposition expects to elect at least 30% of its supporters, project coordinator Andrey Pivovarov told Open media.

The Constitution will be voted on in army tents.

In joint recommendations, the CEC and Rospotrebnadzor suggest holding a plebiscite in the open air, next to the premises where the PEC is located. And in case of bad weather and the absence of a canopy in the building – install awnings and pitch army tents. The document was not published on the CEC website, but its authenticity was confirmed by Open media in the Commission’s office.

When voting outside the precincts, election commissions are asked to set up a platform with desks and computers right in the courtyards and entrances of apartment buildings.

Those who are quarantined at home with a diagnosis or suspicion of coronavirus will be offered to vote directly on the landing. And to avoid unnecessary contacts, the ballot, with the permission of the voter, will be dropped into the ballot box for him by the member of the election Commission.

Russian Railways is increasing cargo transportation in the Eastern direction.

In April, the volume of products transported to stations in Transbaikalia and the far East exceeded 15 million tons, which is 2.2% more than in the same period of 2019. Most of the exports were coal (8.7 million tons, an increase of 4.5%), ferrous metals – 1.8 times, oil and petroleum products – 8.9%, fertilizers – 1.5 times.

The Datsun brand is leaving the Russian market

Nissan management decided to reduce the number of brands in the company’s portfolio as part of the plan for 2020-2023.

We will focus on producing the main models. At the end of 2023, we will stop producing old models. We will stop manufacturing Datsun in Russia. This will reduce the number of models in our portfolio from 69 to less than 55,— announced in Nissan.

Datsun is built on the basis of Lada models at AVTOVAZ’s facilities, and Nissan also has a plant in St. Petersburg with a capacity of 100 thousand cars per year, where Qashqai, X-Trail and Murano models are produced. The Terrano crossover is assembled in Moscow together with the co-platform Renault Duster. In 2019, the St. Petersburg Nissan plant reduced production by 7.4%, to 52.3 thousand cars. Most of the production is accounted for by the Qashqai crossover-its output increased by 3%, to 27.3 thousand cars.

In Barcelona, protests broke out in connection with the closure of the Nissan plant

Participants of the action blocked the entrance to the territory of the plant with tires and set them on fire. The Nissan plant is located in an industrial area near El Prat international airport. It is also reported that the protesters blocked traffic on some roads in the area of the plant. Information about clashes with the police has not yet been received.

Nissan explained that the plant in Barcelona was operating at 30% of its maximum capacity in 2019. In March of this year, production was stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision to close the plant means the reduction of about 3 thousand jobs, and in total this measure may affect tens of thousands of people

Tomsk hospital explained why household appliances were transported in a reanimobile.

It turned out that the ambulance was loaded not with a washing machine, as it seemed to eyewitnesses, but with a refrigerator. Everything happened with the knowledge of the administration, the patients were not injured, the press service of the local health Department said.

The captured footage shows a car belonging to the Tomsk regional clinical hospital. The driver, in agreement with the head of the service, transported the refrigerator to the hospital’s garage. This car is not used for transporting patients, so we assure you that as a result of its non-core operation, none of the patients were injured, – the words of the chief doctor of the TOKB Mikhail Lukashov were quoted in the regional Department of health.

Rospotrebnadzor has prepared recommendations for cinemas

As stated in the document published on the website of the Supervisory authority, the activity of cinemas is resumed on the basis of decisions of the heads of regions and orders of chief sanitary doctors of the subjects of the Federation.

Las Vegas casino reopens

MGM Resorts International plans to reopen its Las Vegas casinos and hotels on June 4, including the Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, New York-New York and The Signature.

The company’s message notes that initially all objects will work with restrictions. Casino employees will wear masks. Guests will be “strongly encouraged” to do the same, and in some places where it is difficult to maintain social distance, the wearing of masks will be mandatory.

Sevastopol will ease restrictions from June 1

Sevastopol will relax from June 1 restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, open parks, embankments, driving schools, sports clubs, allow sea transport and weddings, said the acting Governor of the city Mikhail Razvozhaev.

In addition, according to him, the reception of citizens by social protection services will begin, subject to the recording and masking regime, fitness centers and other sports institutions will open. Sports competitions will resume, but for the time being without spectators, and driving schools will open. Catering facilities are allowed to operate only if services are provided on summer outdoor areas, while banquets are prohibited.

Superjet-100 landed in Moscow with one engine running

“The plane was performing a technical flight to Sheremetyevo from Zhukovsky. Before landing, one of the aircraft’s engines failed. The pilots had to land the car on only one engine, “the source told Interfax news Agency. There were only three pilots on Board. There were no passengers. No one was injured.

The debt load of Russians has updated its historical maximum

The debt burden of Russians on April 1 updated the historical maximum, its level reached 10.9%. This is stated in the financial stability review prepared by the Bank of Russia. As specified, we are talking about the debt burden of households, which is defined as the amount of mandatory payments on loans as a percentage of disposable income. It is noted that this indicator reached the maximum value for all the time of observations.

Insurers will have the right to increase the CTP rate for all Russian motorists.

As the Newspaper found out.Ru”, this possibility is spelled out in the latest version of the amendments to the law on CTP. Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman of the state Duma Committee on the financial market, explained that insurers will independently determine the factors that affect the rate.

In Krasnoyarsk, books were sent for a two-week quarantine.

School textbooks, which children hand over to the library at the end of the school year, have been treated with a sanitizer in several educational institutions, Packed in bags and sent for storage in separate rooms. Such recommendations to the schools was provided by the CPS. The city Department of culture reported that when the city libraries start working, they will also use this practice.

“There is information from scientists that Covid-19 is kept on printed paper for up to several days. Such prevention will also be carried out according to the General recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor,” the press service explained.

In Iran, for the first time in 12 years, the speaker of the Parliament was replaced.

Larijani, who was elected under Ahmadinejad, goes to teach at the University. His seat was taken by the former mayor of Tehran and former head of the military police, Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf.

Sberbank yesterday connected its entire network to the fast payment System.

Sberbank has connected its entire network to the fast payment System developed by the Bank of Russia (SBP), first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Olga Skorobogatova said during a video conference. The Bank’s press service reported that the transfer service is now available to all customers in the Sberbank Online mobile app on iOS and Android platforms. Now its clients can make transfers by phone number to any Bank

Recommendations of the CPS camps for the children:

  • fill shifts by a maximum of 50%,
  • place children taking into account the social distance, as much as possible to separate vacationers,
  • do not let children out of the camp until the end of the shift, do not allow outsiders to enter the territory,
  • measure children’s temperature daily,
  • check all employees for antibodies,
  • deliver children along pre-prepared “green corridors” at airports and train stations,
  • separate shifts for children from social service institutions

What will change in Moscow on June 1

  • All stores and car dealerships will open.
  • Household services that do not require long-term contact between the employee and the client (dry cleaners, laundries, Shoe and clothing repairs) will be opened.
  • Bicycle rentals will open
  • Parks will open and scheduled walks will be allowed.
  • The mask mode is tightened, you always need a mask on the street, and a mask and gloves indoors.

What will remain the same

  • Hairdressers, restaurants, fitness clubs, theaters and museums will remain closed.
  • Passes are saved until June 14.
  • Remote work is saved.
  • The recommendation to refrain from visiting religious sites in Moscow has been extended.

Moscow walks according to the schedule. How it works:

The experiment will run from June 1 to June 14, and then it can be changed or canceled.

  • Everyone can walk, even the elderly and people with chronic diseases. Except those infected with coronavirus or SARS.
  • You can walk 3 times a week from 9 am to 9 PM. What specific days are indicated in the schedule for your home. The schedule will be posted on Yandex on may 29.Maps and in the “My Moscow” app.
  • You do not need a pass for walking, but you must have a passport, registration, or rental agreement (or a photo of them) – in case you meet with the patrol.
  • You can walk within a radius of 2 km from the house, even in the Park – but only in a mask. It is impossible to organize mass trips and use of playgrounds and benches.
  • You can do sports every day until 9 am-running, walking, Cycling, scooter or skateboard, at any distance from home, but only in a mask.

Lavrov in an article for the Chinese Global Times

  • Moscow is concerned about who’s fraud, we need to improve its work, not destroy it
  • The West seeks to use the pandemic to punish governments they don’t like
  • the pandemic has shown the world examples of a lack of humanism
  • accusations of Russia’s desire to use humanitarian and medical assistance to “strengthen its geopolitical influence” are absurd, and the ban on applying to the Russian Federation for such assistance is humiliating and contrary to the norms of diplomacy
  • sanctions seriously complicate efforts to protect public health, hitting the most vulnerable

Russia is provided with oil reserves for 35 years, gas-more than 50 years, the report of the accounting chamber says

Britain temporarily closed the Embassy in Pyongyang

Britain has temporarily closed the Embassy in Pyongyang, and diplomatic staff have left the country, British Ambassador to North Korea Colin crooks said. He did not specify the reasons for this decision.

“The British Embassy in Pyongyang temporarily closed on may 27. All diplomatic personnel have left North Korea at this time, ” crooks wrote on Twitter.

China bought Russian oil at minus $8 per barrel.

For Russian oil companies, April deliveries turned out to be unprofitable: actual export prices for Russian grades turned negative. Excluding taxes and transportation costs, companies lost an average of $ 3 per barrel sold, Argus analysts estimate.

If you take into account operating expenses, the losses reached 6-8 dollars per barrel. Thus, oil exports to China resulted in losses of $ 420 million, while total losses from exports in all directions could reach $ 1-1. 2 billion per month.

The number of unemployed in Russia for the” non-working ” April

In Russia, the number of officially registered unemployed in April increased to 4.3 million people, which is 5.8% of the total labor force of the country.

According to Rosstat, in comparison with March, the number of unemployed in the country increased by 23.4% (by 815 thousand people). In annual terms, unemployment increased by 21%. According to the statistical office, 1.3 million people are officially registered as unemployed. Of these, 1.1 million people received unemployment benefits.

According to the head of the Ministry of labor Anton Kotyakov, 1.6 million unemployed people are officially registered in Russia

If you don’t warn your neighbors about repairs, you will get a fine.

Residents of apartment buildings may have a new obligation to notify their neighbors about noisy work, as well as about the timing of their work. To do this, you will need to put an ad in your entrance.

This bill was submitted to the state Duma by a group of deputies. This document also States that residents must observe silence at night. A more precise time interval is set by a separate law in each region. A child’s crying, the noise of water in the sewer system, or the sound of footsteps when walking normally will not be considered a violation of silence. If a resident is caught violating the law twice in a month, this may become a reason for administrative liability. The bill does not specify which article.

The President of Uzbekistan has established a Badge of merit in the fight against coronavirus.

“Mer-Sahovat” or “Charity and generosity” made of copper alloy, plated with gold. The badge can be awarded not only to citizens of Uzbekistan, but also to foreigners. This award will be given for “overcoming trials during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as in the elimination of the consequences of various natural disasters and emergencies”.

the Ministry of labor of Russia proposed to increase the minimum unemployment benefit by three times for three months,to 4.5 thousand rubles.

Boeing resumed production of 737 Max Airliners

Production of 737 Max Airliners resumed at the company’s aircraft factory in Renton (Washington). It will be conducted at a lower rate than planned at the beginning of the production of aircraft

In Tomsk medical intensive care vehicle was transporting a washing machine

Local residents paid attention to the use of the official car for other purposes. As an eyewitness told the newspaper “Rise”, the incident occurred in the Oktyabrsky district of the city. It is not known where the special medical vehicle went after loading. “Rise” sent a request to the health Department of the Tomsk region.

Drones will be used to deliver medical supplies

Zipline drones will be used in the United States to deliver medical supplies and personal protective equipment to hospitals in North Carolina, reports the Verge. It is reported that completely contactless delivery by drones will be carried out to Novant Health medical clinics in North Carolina.

Zipline says this is the first such delivery of medicines and other medical supplies using drones in an emergency, and it will help hospitals fight the pandemic.

Germany considers it necessary to adhere to sanctions against Russia – Merkel

There will be no temporary exceptions to the sanctions regime against Iran

The United States will stop introducing temporary exceptions to the sanctions regime that allow Iran to receive assistance from countries participating in the Joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA) in the field of peaceful development of the atom, the Washington post reported, citing a document from the state Department.

This directly affects the heavy water reactor in Arak, which Iran under the JCPOA, with the support of other countries, had to rebuild to conduct nuclear research for peaceful purposes, as well as providing the research reactor in Tehran with enriched uranium, and the export of spent fuel from Iran.

In this way, they plan to make up for the shortage of personnel in schools.

The state Duma adopted a law that allows students to teach in schools and conduct children’s clubs and electives even before receiving a diploma. Students who have successfully completed at least three courses in the specialty “Education and pedagogical Sciences”will be able to teach students in the main General education programs.

Students of any universities who have successfully completed two years of study will be able to conduct clubs or electives of additional education in the direction of their training.

Japan will start paying tourists to visit the country

The Japanese government has developed a voucher program for tourists worth up to $ 185 per day. This is reported by Interfax with reference to the local Agency. According to an information source, this measure was created for travelers going to Japan as part of the Go To Travel initiative.

Russia has approved rules for the prevention of coronavirus

The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova approved sanitary and epidemiological rules for the prevention of coronavirus in Russia, which will be in effect until January 1, 2021. The relevant document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

All Russian schoolchildren in need will be provided with computers

During the summer, the Russian Ministry of education and the Agency for strategic initiatives (ASI) plan to provide computer equipment to all schoolchildren from low-income families. This was told by Director of the Agency Svetlana Cumshewa.

Cyprus will pay for the rest of tourists with coronavirus

The government will cover the expenses of foreign travelers for treatment, hospital accommodation and food if the coronavirus test shows a positive result. After recovery, according to a letter from the authorities of Cyprus, which is referred to by the Associated Press, the traveler will only pay for a taxi to the airport and a return flight home.

Bulgaria announced the reception of tourists without restrictions

Popular among Russian tourists, Bulgaria has announced its readiness to accept tourists from different countries without restrictions imposed by a number of States on the background of the coronavirus pandemic. This is reported on the portal of the Association of tour operators of Russia. Thus, travelers will be exempt from having to present the results of tests for the presence of coronavirus infection and undergo a two-week quarantine on arrival.

They will fill out a Declaration that they are informed about the epidemic situation in the country and accept all the conditions. In addition, if a tourist finds COVID-19, treatment will be provided at the expense of insurance or at their own expense.

Prices for new buildings have increased in most Russian cities

In may 2020, the average cost per square meter in the primary market increased by 2.3% to 62.3 thousand rubles. This is stated in the study of the ad service “World of apartments”, whose experts estimated the dynamics of prices for new buildings in 70 Russian cities with a population of more than 300 thousand people.

Venezuela has agreed to buy medicines and food for gold

Venezuela has reached an agreement with the UN development Program (UNDP) on financing the supply of food and medicine to the country in the situation of fighting coronavirus from part of the Venezuelan gold stored in the Bank of England. This is reported by Reuters

Georgia has agreed with Gazprom to reduce gas prices

The Georgian authorities reviewed the current contract with the Russian company Gazprom and agreed to reduce the price of imported gas by about 15%. Natia Turnava, Georgia’s Minister of economy and sustainable development, told reporters on Tuesday.

The US has adopted a law on sanctions against China

The US Congress has passed a bill that allows for strict sanctions to be imposed on Chinese citizens who are guilty of harassing Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region (XUAR).

Pipe-laying ship “Akademik Chersky” left the port of Mukran

Gazprom’s pipe-laying company Akademik Chersky has left the German port of Mukran (where the logistics terminal of the Nord stream 2 construction project is located), according to data from marine vessel movement control systems. The ship is now anchored about four miles (6.4 km) Southeast of the port.

They want to make new materials out of carbon dioxide

At the University of Toronto, scientists and students are developing recipes for “turning” greenhouse gas into useful materials. Instead of releasing pollutants into the air, they get useful raw materials.

One of the most promising was a recipe based on the electrical connection of carbon dioxide with other reagents, which results in the formation of a six-atom ethylene molecule consisting of two carbon atoms and four hydrogen atoms. Simply put, scientists have received no less harmful than carbon dioxide, plastic.

Xiaomi announced testing of the 6G network

Xiaomi has started preliminary tests of the 6G network. This was stated in an interview with the Chinese Agency “Xinhua” by the founder and CEO of the company lei Jun (Lei Jun). According to Jun, the manufacturer of smartphones and home appliances is interested in mastering the new-generation communication standard.

Germany plans to switch to hydrogen

The European Union is stepping up its fight against climate change and the German government will soon prepare a state program for the development of the hydrogen economy. In particular, it will prescribe the transfer of part of the highly developed German gas pipeline system to H2 transportation by 2030, DW reports

In the future, the German authorities can use the main gas pipelines that currently pump Russian natural gas through Germany. For example, OPAL and Eugal.

Norwegian family finds Viking grave under the floor of their home

In Norway, a resident of the suburb of Buda, Marianne Christiansen, and her partner found a Viking-era grave under the floor of their bedroom during the renovation of their house. This was reported by broadcaster NRK Nyheter with reference to archaeologists from the University of Tromso on may 27. Experts believe that the burial belongs to the 10th century. The site is currently being excavated.

Money will be allocated from the budget for the production of the new Lada Niva

The new cars will be developed on the Renault-Nissan CMF-B-LS platform. As the publication writes “Speedme.ru” this chassis is a modification of the new CMF-B architecture from Renault-Nissan adapted for developing countries.

Xiaomi’s first redmi monitor received a frameless design

Xiaomi under the Redmi brand introduced the first computer monitor, which was called Redmi Display 1A. The new product is equipped with an IPS matrix with a diagonal of 23.8 inches and a viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontally. The display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels, the maximum brightness is 250 CD / m2, and the contrast is 1000:1. the display itself operates at a refresh rate of 60 Hz, and the claimed matrix response time is 6 MS. The new product is connected via HDMI or analog D-Sub. The new monitor will sell for $ 70. Xiaomi is confident in the quality of the new product, so the monitor has a three-year warranty.

Who told about the consequences of the us refusal to Finance the organization

The refusal of the US to Finance who will profoundly affect the ability of African countries to deal with threatening public health crises including pandemic of coronavirus, said RIA Novosti the representative of the who in Africa Michel Yao.

According to him, about 80% of the total contribution to Africa’s health budget comes from member States, of which 20% comes from the US. This is the largest contribution from a single country. Assistance goes to various measures, such as programming, sending experts to help implement them, monitoring the epidemiological situation, and responding to health crises.

Lavrov declared a ban on the West to ask for help from Russia on coronavirus

Some Western countries are seeking to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to punish governments they do not like, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. Speaking about the situation in the world in the context of the pandemic, he stated that it showed a number of examples of a lack of humanism.

It has reached the point of absurd accusations against my country of wanting to use humanitarian and medical assistance in order to “strengthen its geopolitical influence,” Mr. Lavrov said

In Ukraine, do not exclude the liquidation of the DPR and LPR administrations

Ukrainian foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that the administrations of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (DPR and LPR) will be liquidated as soon as control over the border with Russia in the Donbass passes to Kiev. He believes that negotiations with the republics of Donbass do not bring the parties closer to resolving the conflict in Eastern Ukraine

Trump intends to sign a decree on social networks

US President Donald trump intends to sign an Executive order concerning the work of social networks, writes the newspaper Politico, referring to the statement of the White house press Secretary Kayleigh Mcenany. It is expected that the us President can sign the decree on Thursday.

The US confirmed the introduction of new sanctions against Nord stream-2

The United States Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, said that us congressmen may adopt new sanctions against the Nord stream-2 gas pipeline under construction. He said this in an interview with the German newspaper Handelsblatt.

Apple will work on a new Martin Scorsese film

Martin Scorsese’s new film “Killers of the flower moon” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro will be broadcast on the video service Apple TV+, owned by Apple, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources familiar with the situation.

The Turner prize will not be awarded in 2020

The award of the most prestigious award in the UK in the field of contemporary art in 2020 — the Turner prize for the first time in the last 30 years was canceled by the organizers. This is reported by journalists of the financial Times newspaper.

The organizer of the exhibition of modern art is the British Tate gallery. The award has been awarded since 1984. The only time the ceremony was canceled was in 1990. Then the organizers experimented with the format of the competition.

Christopher Nolan crashed a real Boeing 747

During the filming of the science fiction film “Argument”, Director Christopher Nolan crashed a real Boeing 747 plane while creating one of the scenes. He shared the details of this event in a recent interview, fragments of which are cited by Geek Tyrant.

“I planned to do this using thumbnails, special editing, and a combination of visual effects and other tricks. However, while searching locations in Victorville, California, the team found a huge number of old aircraft. We started calculating possible expenses. It became obvious that it would actually be more efficient to buy a real full-size airplane and just shoot this scene with movie cameras, rather than building miniatures or using CGI, ” he said.

Physicists first measured the properties of a short-lived radioactive molecule

Physicists from the ISOLDE project first measured the properties of a short-lived molecule made of fluorine and radium, and also studied its structure. This data will help scientists measure the” roundness ” of the electron. A description of the work was published in the scientific journal Nature.

Xiaomi has released a smart kettle

Xiaomi has released a smart kettle Mijia Smart Electric Kettle Pro with a display and a thermos function. The outside of the device is finished with plastic, but the inside is made of stainless steel. The volume of the kettle is 1.5 liters, and the power is 1800 watts. A special feature of the device is the ability to set the desired heating temperature. The user can configure the desired indicator remotely. In addition, the kettle acts as a thermos. According to official data, the device can hold a certain temperature for 12 hours. If all the water evaporates, the smart kettle will turn off automatically. The Mijia Smart Electric Kettle Pro costs $ 35.

MegaFon reduced revenue and increased profit

MegaFon’s total revenue for the first quarter decreased by 0.7% to 79.6 billion rubles, while service revenue increased by 0.9% to 73.4 billion rubles, according to the company’s report. Revenue from mobile services increased by 0.8%, to 66.9 billion rubles, and from fixed — line services-by 1.6%, to 6.5 billion rubles.

The operator’s net profit for the first quarter increased by 136.5% to 5.2 billion rubles. OIBDA increased by 2.2% to RUB 36 billion, while profitability increased by 1.3 percentage points to 45.3%. Capital investment in the first quarter increased by 44.4% to 11.5 billion rubles. Sales of equipment and accessories in the first quarter decreased by 1.6% to RUB 6.5 billion, which had an impact on the company’s total revenue.

LG’s first 48-inch 4K OLED TV will go on sale in June

The new product will go on sale in the United States at the end of June at a price of $1499. A South Korean company is selling an OLED-screen TV of this size for the first time. According to LG, the pixel density of a 48-inch OLED TV screen 48CX is comparable to a 96-inch 8K display, and due to its high functionality, it is ideal for use as a gaming monitor.

Microsoft has patented headphones with a fingerprint scanner

According to the publication Ubergizmo, the company hopes to use the device as a controller for the computer. For example, you can log in to a website by simply running your finger over the surface of your headphones. In addition, the fingerprint sensor will allow you to store private audio recordings under protection: voice messages, podcasts, and so on.

British scientists have found similarities between human and Primate speech

Scottish primatologists from St Andrews University, studying the behavior of chimpanzees in zoos in Leipzig and Edinburgh, found that these monkeys when communicating with each other make almost the same movements with their lips as humans. The results are described in the journal Biology Letters.

Civilizations without writing and money could not develop and died

The ability to store and process information was as essential to the growth of early human societies as it is today. This means that military technology or an abundance of resources did not always play a key role in the development of ancient civilization.

British students have learned to collect the particles of tires that are being erased

Students from the UK have developed a special device that can collect up to 60% of microplastic particles that are separated during the operation of car tires. Students have already tested their device, creating conditions that simulate the operation of tires when driving on the road.

The wearable sensor can detect the level of vitamin C

American scientists have created a unique device that can measure the level of vitamin C through sweat. According to scientists, the unusual device is attached to the hand and without a blood test allows you to track the level of vitamin C in the body, as well as maintain it at the desired level