3 Jul, 2019

News digest for 07/02/2019

Turkey is considering Russian aircraft instead of F-35

The United States threatens to cancel the delivery of F-35 fighters to Turkey and impose additional sanctions due to the fact that Ankara has entered into an agreement with Moscow on the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. Turkey is considering the possibility of buying combat aircraft from Russia if the US F-35 fighter jets out, reports Bloomberg, citing sources.

The growth of tariffs for housing exceeds the limit in 10 million cities of Russia

The Institute of problems of natural monopolies analyzed the growth of tariffs in the largest cities of Russia and studied how the decisions of regional tariff authorities meet the limits set at the Federal level. According to experts, in the second half of 2019, the actual increase in fees will exceed the limit for utilities in 10 out of 15 “million cities”.

Topped the rating of Omsk, where utilities from July 1 actually rose by 9 percent. On the second place on growth of tariffs there is Rostov-on-don (8,8 percent) and Voronezh (8,8), on the third – Yekaterinburg – (8,6). The “black list” also includes Krasnoyarsk, Volgograd, Samara, Chelyabinsk, Kazan and Novosibirsk.

But in the other five largest cities of Russia – Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm and Ufa – experts have not recorded such excess

Russian billionaires are getting richer.

The combined wealth of the richest Russians in the first half of 2019 increased by 37,653 billion dollars, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI).

The index is calculated based on the value of shares of companies in which billionaires have shares. For some companies, the calculation is based on the ratio of the company’s capitalization to EBITDA or share price to earnings per share. Only a rating of BBI is comprised of the 500 richest people in the world, from the Russians, it currently comprises 24 people.

In the Arab world falls religiosity

According to a recent survey, compared to 2012-2014, the number of Arabs who consider themselves non-religious increased from 8% to 13%. This percentage still seems very small, but in some countries it is much higher: in Tunisia, the number of non-religious people increased from about 16% to 31%, In Libya — from 11% to 25%. These figures are even higher among young people. At the same time, in the Arab countries, trust in religious leaders fell sharply (for example, in Iraq it fell from 42% to 12%, in Sudan — from 49% to 24%, in the Palestinian territories — from 48% to 22%) and fundamentalist Islamic organizations. Trust in fundamentalist organizations, such as the Muslim brotherhood, Hamas, and Hezbollah, has fallen as much.

“Aeroflot” canceled some flights to Prague because of the decision of the Czech authorities

Aeroflot canceled a number of flights from Moscow to Prague on July 2 after the Czech aviation authorities canceled permits for flights, the airline reports. As specified in “Aeroflot”, we are talking about flights SU2010/2011, SU2014/2015, SU2016/2017 and SU2018/2019.

“Despite the fact that Aeroflot has all the technical capabilities to provide flights, the Czech aviation authorities decided to cancel the permission to operate flights,” the report said on the airline’s website.

In short, the story looks like this: the Czech side had previously requested permission to fly Czech Airlines to Seoul via Siberia. The Russian side agreed, but instead demanded permission for several flights of Russian airlines to the Czech Republic. Last Sunday, Russia changed their mind about the flight to Seoul and banned the Czechs from flying there through their territory. In response, today the Czech authorities have withdrawn permission for additional flights from Aeroflot and the Ural Airlines

In Russia warned of rising meat prices

Prices for poultry, pork and beef in Russia can grow by at least 10%, told “Izvestia” in the National feed Association. This will happen due to the rise in price of additives necessary for animal nutrition.

In Russia will create a Federal standard for traffic lights

Unsuitable electronic regulators can create pockets of accidents on the roads, which indicates their importance and the need for a new standard. Also, the Federal road Agency national project will create a standard for service lines lighting on the slopes.

The Ministry of health has offered to test students for drugs

The Ministry of health of Russia has developed a project that will change the procedure for professional examinations of students and schoolchildren and will introduce a mandatory study on drug use. The document was published on the portal of draft regulations.

Five more regions of Russia are included in the pilot project on poverty reduction

Thirteen regions will study the causes of poverty and take measures to reduce it, according to the portal “the Future of Russia. National project.»

Earlier, it included the Republic of Tatarstan and Kabardino-Balkaria, Primorsky Krai, Ivanovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Tomsk, Lipetsk and Novgorod regions. Added to the list in Kurgan oblast, Altai and Perm territories, the Republic of Tuva and Komi Republic.

In these regions, the state of poverty will be studied, including the picture for specific municipalities. The result of a full analysis of the situation will be the development of measures to increase incomes and reduce poverty. In particular, it is planned to introduce payments to non-working parents or guardians who care for a disabled child of group I or disabled persons of group I since childhood. When assigning payments will take into account the degree of independence of the ward and his age.

“Roscosmos” announced plans to explore the moon with the help of robots

Russia plans to explore the moon with the help of robots with elements of artificial intelligence. This TASS reported in the press service of Roscosmos. The use of special equipment will reduce the possible risks for human health and the cost of the program as a whole, the state Corporation noted.

The operator of “Plato” became a contender for the service of all traffic cameras

The company “RT-invest Transport systems” (RTITS), owned by the son of businessman Arkady Rotenberg Igor Rotenberg and the state Corporation “rostec”, can be the only performer of the installation and maintenance on the Russian roads cameras photo and video recording of traffic Violations (SDA).

Stickers for scaring birds appeared in the lobbies of the Moscow metro

More than 290 stickers depicting the silhouettes of birds of prey to scare off small birds appeared on the Windows of the lobbies of 21 stations of the Moscow metro, RIA Novosti reported in the press service of the Moscow metro.

Global survey about attitudes to vaccines

A third of the French (33%) consider vaccination dangerous. In second place Gabon (26%), the third Togo (25%). Russia – on the fourth (24%). Interestingly, the richer the region, the more people doubt the safety of vaccines. Thus, in Western Europe, only 59% consider vaccines safe (the rest either consider them dangerous or do not have a certain opinion), and in East Africa 92% of the population is confident in the safety of vaccines. The same trend is observed separately on most continents. In Asia, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan have the greatest doubts about the safety of vaccines, and India and Bangladesh have the greatest confidence in their safety. In North America, most people in the United States and Canada doubt the safety of vaccines, and least of all – residents of Nicaragua and Venezuela. In the former USSR (except Baltic) with the greatest skepticism to vaccines belong in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, and with the greatest confidence – in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The state Duma introduced a bill on the protection of genetic data of Russians

“The bill proposes information that characterize the genetic characteristics of a person, attributed to personal data, in respect of which additional protection is established,” — said in the text of the order published on the website of the Russian government

The government explained that the purpose of this bill is to ensure compliance with the constitutional rights of Russians in the field of relations related to the processing of biometric personal data.

In the Netherlands decided to correct the gender imbalance among the faculty

The Eindhoven Polytechnic University in the Netherlands decided to correct the gender imbalance among the faculty. Currently, 29% of women are associate professors and 15% are professors at the University. Management wants to increase this percentage to 50% and 35%, respectively, and therefore in the next six months will not employ men. Only female candidates will be considered for all vacancies. Men will be able to apply for academic positions only if they cannot be filled by women during these 6 months, but in this case there should be at least one woman among the candidates for each vacant position

The state Duma proposes to increase fines for Parking violations on luxury cars

For owners of luxury cars can increase the penalty for repeated violation of Parking rules. This initiative was made by the Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee on transport and construction Vladimir Afonsky (“United Russia”).

Published a scandalous investigation Golunov

The material was released on July 1 — this is the second part of the journalist’s investigation about the funeral business in the capital and the region. In the text it is reported that Moscow cemeteries began to control natives of Stavropol Krai who before had no experience in funeral business.

Golunov also notes that these people are associated with high-ranking employees of the FSB in Moscow. Top managers of the funeral home, as well as FSB officers, which is referred to in the material, has not yet provided any official comments in connection with the published investigation.
The participant of the action in support of Ivan Golunov was fined 150 thousand

Dorogomilovsky district court of Moscow fined the administrator of the telegram channel “Protest MSU” Dmitry Ivanov 150 thousand rubles for participation in the action on June 12 in support of journalist Ivan Golunov, reported in the channel. Dmitry Ivanov was found guilty of repeated violation at a public event

In St. Petersburg, opened a criminal case after torturing a teenager in the police

From a teenager who was suspected of theft, they beat out a confession with a truncheon. The inquisitors filmed the beaten guy not the phone and sent the photo to their colleagues in the messenger.

Percentage change in imports of US goods from major partners

Russia wants to launch “space sailboats” to study the Sun

It is not yet clear on what kind of rocket as a passing load will fly satellites. The apparatus was named “Yar” and was developed in collaboration with the Physical Institute named Lebedev, Russian Academy of Sciences (FIAN), who created for them a payload to study the Sun in x-rays.

China sent into orbit around the Earth 192 companion with artificial intelligence

By 2021, Beijing intends to bring into space the Leo group, which includes 192 satellites and equipped with an autopilot system and artificial intelligence. This was reported by the newspaper China Daily with reference to the national television of China.

Medvedev said that it is necessary to improve the standard of living of Russians

All national projects ultimately provide for a steady increase in real incomes of Russian citizens, because they are aimed at improving the standard of living of Russians, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Opened after a major overhaul “Academic” broken escalator

On Monday evening, July 1 at the metro station “Academic” the escalator working on descent broke. The breakdown occurred on the opening day of the station after major repairs. This was stated by the passengers in the group “accident and emergency of Preslavski”.

Water protection zones will be installed on 700 small rivers of the Kama region

By the end of 2019, it is planned to mark the boundaries of more than 700 small rivers of the Votkinsk reservoir with a total length of 2.3 thousand km, while the water protection zone will be 4.7 thousand km. To solve these problems, the region received 8.2 million rubles from the Federal budget

OPEC approved the extension of the deal to reduce oil production for 9 months

OPEC approved the extension of the deal to reduce oil production by OPEC even at nine months, told journalists the Minister of oil of Iraq Amir Hamdan. In addition, OPEC approved the Charter of the organization’s long-term agreement.

Medvedev warned the oil companies about the punishment for overstating the price of gasoline

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned oil companies about punishment if they unnecessarily inflate the price of gasoline after the end of agreements with the government.

The agreement was a temporary solution, and now it is up to market mechanisms to control the situation, in particular, the already working excise duty on processed oil and partial compensation of the difference between export and domestic prices.

“We also need to make the exchange trading system more transparent,” the Prime Minister said. And most importantly – this transition period should pass quietly for the market.

Russian authorities have extended the zero duty on wheat exports

The Russian government extended the zero import duty on wheat from July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2021, according to the decree of June 29, 2019 №830. The decision will contribute to the export of agricultural products.

The export duty on wheat was introduced from 1 July 2015, the fee has changed several times. Thus, from October 1, 2015 to September 23, 2016 (date of duty zeroing) the duty amount was 50% of the customs value of the goods minus 6.5 thousand rubles, but not less than 10 rubles per ton.

The government will reduce subsidies for loans to light industry

The authorities decided to extend until the end of this year the program of support for the Russian light industry, providing for compensation for interest payments on loans, follows from the government decree of June 27, 2019 (RBC has its authenticity confirmed by the interlocutor in the government office).

Loading on the network of Russian Railways in June decreased by 5.4%

According to operational information, loading on the Russian Railways network in June 2019 amounted to 101.6 million tons, which is 5.4% less than the same period last year.

Advisor to the head of Russian Railways decided to create a new railway operator

The deal planned by Alexey taycher, Advisor to the Russian Railways CEO on a voluntary basis, will combine the assets of TransFin-M and VEB-Leasing companies. Sources report that the Association is part of the scheme to create an operator of innovative cars with high load.

The Finance Ministry ruled out the possibility of calculating cryptocurrencies in Russia

According to the Deputy head of the Ministry of Finance, “there is one disagreement, but it will not be possible to remove it at the working level,” so it will be decided “at the political level.” June 18 Moiseev said that the final text of the bill on digital financial assets is ready

The volume of mortgage loans in Russia for the month decreased by 24%

The volume of mortgage loans issued by Russian banks to individuals-residents in the first quarter of 2019, according to the CBR amounted to 618.4 billion rubles and increased by 6.2% compared to the same period of 2018 (583 billion rubles).

The US economy has updated the record for the duration of the growth period

The Fox business TV channel reports that the American economy has set a record for the duration of growth, entering the 121st month of continuous recovery. The previous record of 120 months was set between March 1991 and March 2001.

The Russian company placed its shares for $2.6 billion

In the first half of 2019, Russian companies placed shares of $2.6 billion, which is the maximum since 2017. During the same time, bonds worth $22.6 billion were placed, which is comparable to the figure for the whole of 2018, Kommersant reports, citing preliminary data from Dealogic and Cbonds.

CBR proposes to reform the Deposit insurance system

In accordance with the recommendations of the ISSA and international experience, the Central Bank proposes to exclude from the Deposit insurance perimeter funds of legal entities whose activities are related to the provision of financial services and are based, in particular, on a professional assessment of the stability of financial institutions and counterparties

The Finance Ministry called the debts of Russians critical

The Deputy head of the Ministry of Finance stressed that the Russians are moving to a critical level of debt burden on the person, and also agreed that “this market should try to limit.” Earlier it was reported that in Russia tightened the rules for issuing microloans.

Therefore, I agree with Oreshkin that this market should be strictly limited. The Central Bank works with it, it is necessary to look, enough or not, it is difficult to tell. — Alexey Moiseev, Russian actor

In Kuzbass, more than 2,000 miners were sent on extraordinary leave

Enterprises of the coal industry temporarily suspended the production of coal of energy brands, sending about 2,000 miners on leave. On July 1, the press service of the Department of coal industry of the Kemerovo region.

The budget will give 58 billion rubles for the development of the gas engine industry until 2024

In 2020-2024. the state of the industry may reach 10 bn annually. Such decisions were taken in may at a meeting with the first Deputy Prime Minister Anton Siluanov. Vedomosti got acquainted with the minutes of the meeting, its authenticity was confirmed by the representative of Siluanov.

In the Orenburg region has earned another solar power plant

Earlier, the “Hevel” was built in the Orenburg region six stations — Perevolotskaya SES (5 MW), Sol-Iletsk SES (25 MW), Chkalovsky SES (30 MW), Grigor SES (10 MW), as well as Plechanovskaya and Grachevskaya SES (10 MW). In total, the region has 12 solar power plants with a total capacity of 260 MW.

Gazprom’s profit for 2018 doubled to 1.5 trillion rubles

Profit of PJSC “Gazprom” for 2018 increased two times in comparison with the 2017 year — on-year to 1.5 trillion rubles. Such information is contained in the report of the Chairman of the Board of PJSC Gazprom Alexei Miller to the annual General meeting of shareholders.

Gold Fields received the first gold at the Australian Gruyere

The joint venture of Australian Gold Road Resources and South African Gold Fields received the first gold at the Gruyere field in Western Australia, the company said. Output to the design capacity is expected within 6-7 months.

U.S. discusses the introduction of duties on goods from the EU

The office of the US representative at the trade negotiations proposes to establish duties on goods from the European Union in the amount of about $4 billion, the statement said. This could be a response to EU subsidies to the aviation industry.

Trump approved the allocation of $4.6 billion for humanitarian aid for refugees

American President Donald trump signed a bill that provides for the allocation of migrants on the Mexican border of humanitarian aid in the amount of $4.6 billion On Monday, July 1, the White house reported.

Japan banned Smoking in public places

The law banning Smoking in public places came into force in Japan. It is reported by the NHK channel. Smokers are forbidden to smoke on the territory of hospitals, pharmacies, schools, government and municipal offices — all designated Smoking areas have been eliminated in these places….

On Earth, the rate of extinction of insects has increased dramatically

Scientists note that insects make up two-thirds of the species diversity of animals. Experts for 30 years collected more than 80 million samples of insects. It turned out that for the entire period of observation since 1994, the total biomass of insects fell by 76 percent.

In Barcelona conducted a census of rats in the sewers

Experts specify that the study was conducted in accessible areas of Sewerage, and if we consider the total pancake sewer network, the number of rats in Barcelona will exceed 200 thousand.

Japan intends to limit semiconductor exports to South Korea

Japan is preparing to impose tougher restrictions on the ability of South Korean companies to buy semiconductor materials, such as plastic used in flexible phone displays, according to ENV.

The second flight of the Il-112B will take place in early 2020

New military aircraft operated by a test pilot of JSC “Ilyushin” Hero of Russia Nikolay Kuimov. Il-112V – the first military transport aircraft developed in Russia from scratch in the post-Soviet period, work on its creation is underway since 2014

Roskomnadzor has threatened Google with a new fine

In early June, Zharov told RIA Novosti that Roskomnadzor is not satisfied with the current degree of filtering of prohibited traffic from Google. Then the head of the Department said that a new case and a fine were not ruled out against the company.

The moment it comes to fines, they start to comply with our laws. Now we are talking about another fine against Google, because the filtering of prohibited information in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation is carried out by them within 70% — Alexander Zharov, Russian politician

Trump: We will leave in Afghanistan “very strong intelligence»

The American military contingent should eventually withdraw from Afghanistan, but the country should remain a permanent presence of us intelligence services. This was stated on Monday by us President Donald trump on Fox News.

We have significantly reduced our forces in Afghanistan. I’d just like to leave this country. The problem is that it seems to be a kind of laboratory for terrorists. I would leave the country, and we will leave it, but we will leave a very powerful intelligence. — Donald trump, the 45th President of the United States

Deputy head of the defense Ministry will visit North Korea on a working visit

Deputy defense Minister Colonel-General Alexander Fomin will pay a working visit to the DPRK, the Ministry of defense of Russia reported.

The Russian defense Ministry purchased a remote mining system

The Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation signed a contract for the supply of engineering systems of remote mining (isdm). This was reported in the press service of the concern “Techmash”, which is the developer and manufacturer of isdm.

The military of Mongolia and Russia will hold joint exercises

Joint Russian-Mongolian exercises “Selenga-2019” will be held from 15 to 24 August at The Munch get Test site in the Republic of Mongolia, the press service of the Eastern Military district (VVO).

“The exercise “Selenga” from the VVO will be attended by motorized rifle and tank units, mortar battery, as well as units of multiple launch rocket systems, self-propelled artillery, defense, intelligence, medical support, mi-24 and Mi-8amtsh”, – said in a statement.

Israel reported the deployment in Syria of the fourth Russian S-300

Anti-aircraft missile system S-300, which Russia gave to Syria, finally deployed and fully ready for use, according to the Israeli newspaper The Times of Israel, citing data from the Israeli company for the analysis of satellite images ImageSat International.

Russian nuclear “Mace” does not hit the target

The accuracy of Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) R-30 “Mace-30”, designed to be placed on Russian submarines of the project 955 “Borey”, is not enough for the use of weapons in the “first strike” scenario, involving, in particular, the destruction of mine launchers of American ICBMs LGM-30 Minuteman, writes The National Interest.

The American edition drew attention to the update of technical characteristics of the P-30 “Mace-30”, which appeared on the website russianspaceweb.com, where it is indicated that the circular probable deviation of the rocket is 350 meters, which is four times more than the same figure of the us ICBM Trident D5.

“This means that the P-30 is a purely strategic weapon, which lacks accuracy for the reliable destruction of protected military targets, such as nuclear mines,” concludes the publication.

Turkey can place S-400 on the border with Syria

Ankara can place on the border with Syria Russian anti-aircraft missile systems S-400, but the final decision has not yet been made. This was reported by Vice-President of the Turkish group at the NATO parliamentary Assembly, Deputy of the Turkish Parliament Ahmet Berat Chonkar.

Arrested Ukrainian sailors were charged in Russia

Eight Ukrainian sailors, who were detained in the Kerch Strait in November 2018, were charged with illegal suppression of the state border of Russia, organized by a group of persons. This was told by lawyer Nikolai Polozov.

Finnish border guards detained a drunk Russian woman in a rubber boat

A drunk Russian woman on a rubber boat was detained by Finnish border guards. She’s suspected of illegally crossing the border.

Posner: Russians are to blame for their troubles

Journalist at a meeting with fans in Moscow summed up the TV year. He admitted that the past year did not inspire optimism.

“We’re not going anywhere. Like Vysotsky in the song about the track. In this rut the wheels turn and nothing happens. Say-say – nothing. And it seems to me that people are getting more and more bored, because more and more accumulates some internal discontent. And not only because people began to live worse. They began to live worse for sure, real wages, real incomes have decreased over the past 4 years by 9-11%,” Posner thinks.

The growth of the economy is hampered by sanctions, almost no medium and small businesses are developing, there is no real fight against corruption, the journalist is sure. The Russians “do not take seriously” both houses of Parliament. All this is accumulated in people in the “feeling of disappointment and lack of comfort.” In addition, the situation in the world is heating up, the risk of the use of nuclear weapons by countries is becoming more obvious.

“Why does no one take to the streets demanding their governments? Neither do we. They say it’s useless. You try it. We spoke with Holonovel that is useless, anyway will not do anything. We did it,” Posner said.

He again recalled the low turnout (48%) in the last parliamentary elections, noting that if all Russians came to vote, the situation could be completely different. The journalist is sure that the people are to blame, we live badly.

“The people are always to blame. For example, now it seems not very necessary to say so, but Stalin, say, did not the people supported and repression? All these posters and so on. Aren’t people here today? And who, if not the people? Of course, the people. Then what are you complaining about?”Posner concluded.

Titov called the case “Rolf” characteristic of Russian companies

Commissioner for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs under the President of Russia Boris Titov commented on the situation with the car dealer “Rolf”. According to him, the transaction, which the company’s management is accused of a crime, is typical for many Russian companies.

Basmanny court of Moscow granted the petition of the investigation on the election of a preventive measure for the top Manager of the company “Rolf” Anatoly kayro. The latter, along with other officials, as well as the owner of the company-car dealer Sergey Petrov is suspected of illegal withdrawal of funds abroad.

Ministry of industry and trade: the Situation with Rolf will not affect the investment climate in Russia

The head of the Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov believes that the criminal case against the founder of the company “Rolf” Sergey Petrov will not affect the investment climate of Russia. He said this when answering journalists ‘ questions on the sidelines of the Russian-Slovak forum.

In Moldova announced a competition for judges of the constitutional court

The government of Moldova at a meeting on July 1 approved the Regulations on the organization and holding of a competition for the selection of candidates for the post of judge of the constitutional court. Among the main requirements are the citizenship of the Republic of Moldova, work experience of at least 15 years in the legal field, higher education or scientific activity, as well as an impeccable reputation.

The competition will be organized and held by a special Commission consisting of representatives of the authorities, public organizations and civil society. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the submitted documents, then they will be interviewed.

Most Russians want to work after retirement

More than half of Russians (56.3%) plan to work after reaching retirement age. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of Rostrud (at the disposal of “Izvestia”). And about a third would like to learn a new profession that will allow you to earn at home.

Retired with a fortune of billions of rubles

The anti-corruption Fund Alexei Navalny found the family Secretary of the Moscow branch of “United Russia”, Vice-speaker of the Moscow city Duma Andrei Metelsky hotel business in Austria, as well as real estate in Moscow for almost 6 billion rubles. This is reported in the investigation of the Fund.

According to the investigation, Alexei Navalny, foreign real estate Andrey Metelsky made for the mother of the Deputy, his son and Peter Ivanovsky, who works as an Advisor to the Moscow city Duma of Metelsky.

Andrei Metelsky himself told Business FM that the assets were transferred to his mother in accordance with the law prohibiting deputies from doing business.

The motion of atoms in the fourth dimension was confirmed by the experiment

For the first time, scientists have recorded the movement of atoms in four-dimensional space. The discovery gives a new idea of nucleation during the transition of matter from one state to another, which contradicts the classical theory of nucleation. The discovery of a group of scientists led by the University of California contradicts the classical theory of nucleation, according to an article published June 26 in the journal Nature.

The secret of human strength and endurance is revealed

In the course of research conducted by the Harvard medical school, the bacterium Veillonella was discovered, which affects the strength and endurance of a person. The bacterium is able to convert lactic acid into a substance that restores the strength of the human body, the newspaper reports utro.ru

In the superconductor found a double inversion of the Hall effect above the critical temperature

Physicists experimentally studied the properties of thin films from a high-temperature superconductor and found in them a double change in the sign of the Hall coefficient with a decrease in temperature, one of which occurred even before the critical transition temperature was reached

Excess iron can cause skin infections

It was found that excessive iron increases the risk of bacterial infections of the skin, including cellulite, that is, an infection affecting the outer layers of the skin, as well as the likelihood of abscesses. Previous studies have shown that iron is an essential nutrient for bacterial survival and growth

Created tablets for the allocation of drugs on a schedule

Scientists from Germany have created a “smart” tablet, which contains drugs are released gradually, providing optimal efficiency. An article by the staff of the Technical University of Munich on the invention appeared on the pages of the Journal of Controlled Release.

Astronomers have received evidence of asteroid migration

After analyzing the carbonate minerals in a meteorite that fell in 2000 in lake Tagish in Western Canada, an international team of scientists was able to estimate the amount of dry ice contained in its parent asteroid, which indicated that it was formed on the outskirts of the Solar system, and then migrated to its inner part, located between Mars and Jupiter. An article describing the study is presented in the journal Nature Astronomy.

“For the first time, we were able to obtain experimental evidence that some of the objects in the Main asteroid belt were formed in the outer region of the Solar system,” the authors of the study write.

Mold is able to survive in outer space

The researchers said that the spores of mold fungi penicilli and Aspergillus, staying on Board the International space station, survive in outer space.

NASA is preparing a missile with a nuclear thermal engines

Representatives of NASA believe that nuclear thermal missiles can cope with the tasks and make a flight to Mars in 100 days. Since 1961, the development of nuclear thermal engines for spacecraft has been under way. Today, scientists are returning to this topic, discussing the interaction of uranium and nuclear fuel. Their combination is able to heat hydrogen up to 2500 degrees. This will give the ship a high speed, which is almost three times the speed of a conventional rocket. This fuel has many other advantages. Scientists are counting on experiments in the near future

“Kaspersky lab” has found a vulnerability in the system Fibaro

“Kaspersky lab” reported the detection of critical vulnerabilities in the devices of the “smart home” of the Polish company Fibaro. According to the company, they allowed to spy on residents and disable various devices

Microsoft asked for a private club of Linux developers

Microsoft asked to be included in the list of developers of Linux distributions that share data about undisclosed vulnerabilities. The list includes Canonical, Debian, Red Hat, Chrome OS and SUSE, as well as cloud providers Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Oracle. Microsoft has already applied for membership, writes the resource CloudPro.

Apple is developing a special iPhone for the Chinese market

The American Corporation Apple intends to release a special iPhone smartphone for the Chinese market, writes gizmochina. According to journalists, the reason for this step of American developers was the loss of demand for Apple products in China

VPN from Kaspersky blocks banned sites in Russia

As it turned out, the VPN service Kaspersky Secure Connection agreed to block access to sites that are included in the register of prohibited information on the territory of Russia

Dubai airports are testing a system of “paperless” travel

Dubai airports is testing a new paperless biometric identification system that will allow passengers to travel from the check-in Desk to the seat in the cabin without presenting a passport, Executive Director Paul Griffiths said.

Google will distribute the Internet with balloons in Africa

Google is implementing in Kenya commercial project Loon on the distribution of 4G with balloons. The program will be attended by the local Telecom company Telkom Kenya — the third largest national operator. In hard-to-reach areas of East Africa, the Internet is planned to be distributed by balloons.

Small browser waged war with Google due to ad blocking

Moderators of the small browser unleashed a war with the American Corporation Google and its advertisements. The reason for this was the disagreement of the creators of the browser with Google’s policy in the fight against ad blockers.

Xiaomi has released a compact walkie-talkie BeeBest Mini Walkie Talkie

Xiaomi continues to produce new products. At this time, the company announced the BeeBest walkie talkie Mini Walkie Talkie. The new product has a compact size, a plastic body with several colors, a special clip, as well as an antenna made of phosphoric bronze

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