A quarter of the world’s population lives in extreme water scarcity
Qatar, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Jordan, Libya, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, UAE, San Marino, Bahrain, India, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Oman and Botswana are experiencing extremely high water deficit, AFP reports citing a study by the world resources Institute (WRI).
“Water scarcity is the biggest crisis that no one talks about. Its consequences are manifested in the form of food shortages, conflicts and migration, as well as financial instability,” said Andrew steer, Director General of WRI.
In compiling the report, experts have estimated water scarcity, drought risk, and the risk of river flooding, using proven methodologies
More than a third of Muscovites reacted positively to the protests
Levada center commissioned by the civil society development Fund (Forgo, headed by the former head of the Kremlin Department of internal policy Konstantin Kostin) conducted a survey of Muscovites, during which he found out, including the attitude of residents to the protests and the campaign for the election of deputies of the Moscow city Duma. The survey was conducted from 26 to 31 July.
The study showed that the number of residents of the capital who are positive about the recent protests exceeds the number of those whose attitude is negative. To the question: “How do you feel about these protests?”— a positive assessment was given by 37% of Muscovites. Of these, 26% reported that they do not participate in the shares; 9% — that allow participation; 2% — that went to the shares themselves. Negative assessment of protest actions was given by 27% of citizens. 30% said their attitude is neutral or indifferent
Exploded in Achinsk ammunition estimated at a billion rubles
Military experts have begun to assess the cost of a new batch of shells, which will have to be purchased instead of the Arsenal destroyed by the fire. Presumably, it can cost a billion rubles.
Information on the cost of ammunition is still closed, but a few years ago, one tank shell was estimated at about 10 thousand rubles, and artillery — much more expensive, said military expert Alexei Khlopotov.
Trump signed a decree to block the property of the Venezuelan authorities in the United States
Trump “for the purpose of taking additional measures with respect to the state of emergency” in Venezuela and “in light of the ongoing usurpation of power by Nicolas Maduro and related persons” ordered that “all property and interests owned by the Venezuelan government located in the United States” or subsequently falling into the United States or under the control of any American person “are blocked and cannot be transferred, paid for, exported, seized or otherwise processed”. The blocking of property came into force at 16:00 on August 5.
The decree notes that the term “Venezuelan government” includes the state and government of Venezuela, any political subdivision, Agency or their structures, including the Central Bank of Venezuela and PDVSA.
More than half of Russians have outstanding loans
According to a survey conducted by VTsIOM at the end of July 2019, more than half of Russians have outstanding loans (51%). The most popular loans (mortgage and unsecured) are among young Russians aged 25 to 34 years. 72% of those surveyed in this age group said they or their family members had outstanding loans. In second place are respondents aged 35 to 44 years — 63% of them have loans. Citizens 60 years and older (31%) and young people aged 18-24 years (37%) were less credited.
Most often, loans are taken by residents of villages and cities with a population of less than 100 thousand people (56 and 55% of respondents, respectively). Took loans and 54% of residents of cities with a population of 500 thousand to 950 thousand people. Least of all people with loans in Moscow and St. Petersburg (40%).
Roscosmos is looking for employees to sell services
“Under the agreement between the Ministry of industry and trade and Roscosmos, representatives of Rogozin’s Department will be enrolled in the staff of the trade mission “as Deputy trade representatives.” They, as well as their family members, receive diplomatic and (or) service passports. But this is not all: the staff of Roscosmos will be provided with office and residential premises on the territory of the trade mission. The draft agreement has been prepared and will soon be signed”, — told “Base” sources in the Ministry of foreign Affairs, which has already agreed on the draft agreement.
The interior Ministry recommended the police not to wear uniforms during non-working hours
Police officers from several regiments of GU MVD in Moscow was given specific instructions: after the service change, the form of leave in the workplace, only to go home in civilian clothes. If you need to go to the city in the form – it is better to move in two.
August 10 in Moscow is scheduled for another rally – and to him the leadership of the interior Ministry also found important comments. All police officers present at the event in uniform must also be wearing masks.
In Moscow began to check CTP policies with cameras
The system of checking the policy with the help of traffic cameras began to test in Moscow. Currently, drivers without CTP receive a recommendation for the purchase of the policy by mail. Violators have already sent 5.5 thousand letters.
The Ministry of education proposes to reduce the requirements for the effectiveness of universities
For example, under the current legislation, the average score of students accepted for training, according to the results of the exam should be higher than 70, and it is proposed — 67 for Moscow and St. Petersburg and 60 for the second group. Also, the minimum threshold for the number of foreign students under the current order is 7%, and will be 4% for the first group and 2% for the second.
In addition, the section “scientific activity” currently takes into account the publication of the University and the number of citations of publications in two systems of scientific citation — Web of Science and Scopus, and it is proposed to leave only one system — Web of Science.
Ukraine called for a change in the world order
Deputy Minister for “temporarily occupied territories” and internally displaced persons of Ukraine Georgy Tuka expressed the opinion that now humanity has witnessed a global crisis. Version tuks, it happened because of the neglect of agreements between States, but also because of destruction of the world security said, so the world needs a change of world order. He told about it on August 6 on air of NewsOne TV channel.
“This applies not only to Ukraine: take the same Syria, the same Iran. At the moment, simply do not work the mechanisms by which the world existed after the Second world war,” – said Tuck.
In this regard, the Deputy Minister expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the UN and the UN security Council, calling for a new international order.
In Russia there are 726 less medical organizations
In Russia, as of the end of 2018, the number of medical organizations decreased by 726 institutions or by 9% compared to the data for 2015. In total, 7 318 medical organizations work in the country, the correspondent of IA REGNUM reports, citing data from the statistical collection of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation for 2018.
Thus, the number of hospitals decreased by 298 hospitals or 6.4% in three years. The number of hospital organizations fell by 244, or 5.9 per cent. The number of medical organizations providing outpatient care decreased by 32 institutions or 2.6 per cent. The number of dental clinics in Russia fell by 57 organizations or 8.4%. The number of dispensaries decreased by 62 Il organizations by 8.8%. The number of average medical staff of all medical institutions decreased by 85.6 thousand people or 6.5%. Compared to 2016, the number of hospital beds in Russia decreased by 29,507 thousand beds or 2.7%.
In Yakutia increased the area of forest fires
The largest number of wildfires – 88 operates on a total area of 528 368.5 hectares in Aldan, Verkhoyansk, Zhigan, Lensky and Olekminsky districts. The aircraft be-200 in the past day over 19 times dropped on the burning forest in Suntarsky and Megino-Kangalassky districts 130.6 signatures tons of water.
MOE proposes to revise the methodology for calculating the area of forest fires
Igor Kobzev, Deputy head of the Ministry of emergency situations, proposed a new method of calculating the area of forest fires.
The forces of the operational staff decided on the approach to the calculation of the area of active fires. In other words, declared as of June 30, the areas of fires and natural disasters 3 000 000 ha correspond to the area of active burning is 56 000 ha – Kobzev said in his speech in the state Duma. – The operational staff recommends to extend the corresponding method of calculation of the area of territories where there are fires to all territory of Russia
Russian foreign Ministry summoned the Japanese Ambassador to deliver a protest note on The southern Kuriles
Russia has expressed to the Ambassador of Japan Toyohisa Kozuki protest because of violations in the Southern Kuriles, which were made by the Japanese participants of visa-free exchanges with the Islands. This is reported by RIA “Novosti” with reference to the Russian foreign Ministry.
Tokyo did not accept Russia’s protest on the issue of the southern Kurils
“As for the note of protest from the Deputy foreign Affairs of Russia Igor Morgulov that we do not accept these protests”, — quotes the Secretary General of TASS. He added that the Ambassador of Japan in Russia Touchesa Kazuki once again laid out Morgulov Tokyo’s position regarding the Islands.
Yoshihide Suga also stressed that the Japanese government “will continue active negotiations with Russia.”
Russian military aircraft flew off the coast of the United States and Canada
The flight passed over the neutral waters of the Pacific ocean along the Northern coast of the Aleutian Islands and the West coast of Alaska and Canada. The aircraft was accompanied by a pair of fighter-interceptors MiG-31BM naval aviation, raised in the air from the airport Elizovo (Kamchatka territory).
Artemy Lebedev announced his departure from Russia
Designer Artemy Lebedev said that he left Russia and is now in Europe, “a step away from the Atlantic ocean.” He reported about it in the YouTube channel. According to him, the situation in the country is of great concern.
“There is even a big chance that I will not be able to go back there anymore. What is happening there now can not leave anyone indifferent and calm,” Lebedev said.
Counterterrorist operation is carried out in one of the villages of Ingushetia
On the territory of the village of Voznesenskoye in the Malgobek district of Ingushetia introduced a counter-terrorist operation (WHO), said the regional operational headquarters. This decision was made by the head of the FSB Department for Ingushetia Sergey Chernyshev.
Flood victims will be able to buy housing in all regions of Russia
Citizens affected by floods in the Irkutsk region will be able to purchase real estate in all regions of Russia. Information about this was published by TASS with reference to the press service of the Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the government Commission on flood relief Vitaly Mutko
The relevant resolution appeared on the website of the Russian government. It regulates the highest priority for the provision of real estate to affected families with 2 or more children. According to the decree, the housing provided should not be less than the one in which the victims previously lived. In addition, the authorities have expanded the list of recipients of Federal assistance.
A quarter of public procurement of vital drugs disrupted
According to the results of the first half of 2019, the number of failed public procurement of drugs increased almost twice compared to the same period last year — from 31.8 thousand to 60.8 thousand. This is more than a quarter of all tenders held in the first half of 2019, 163.4 thousand were recognized. the Corresponding calculations for Kommersant were prepared by the analytical company Headway.
MasterCard purchases Nets payment services for $3.19 billion
MasterCard announced the conclusion of an agreement to purchase most of the corporate services of the payment system Nets for 2.85 billion euros (about 3.19 billion dollars), according to the release of the company.
In Abkhazia approved the limit size of trade allowances for medicines
On August 6, a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Abkhazia approved the list and the maximum size of trade allowances for vital medicines. It is reported by news Agency Apsnipress. According to the resolution, trade allowances will be effective from September 1, 2019.
In Russia, rising housing prices
New comfort class buildings within the boundaries of “old Moscow” have risen in price since the beginning of 2019 by at least 15 percent. This is evidenced by the materials of analysts bnMAP.pro received on Tuesday, August 6, in the editorial office of “Tape.ru.»
The cost of housing in the Russian primary market for the year increased by ten percent. This is stated in the study of CYANOGEN analysts. The fastest since the beginning of the year more expensive new buildings in Ufa, Samara and Krasnoyarsk. The meter of primary real estate in the process of implementation increased in these cities by 12 percent, 11.4 and 7.9 percent, respectively. Meter real estate in the Krasnodar region from January to July 2019 added to the price of 4 thousand rubles (about 8 percent).
For three years, prices for new buildings rose in 45 major cities
Most of all during the same period prices rose in Sochi — by 53.4%. Then follow Irkutsk — 24.1%, and Novosibirsk — 23.7%, in Perm increased by 21.2% and this is the seventh indicator among Russian cities. In the top ten were also Kazan, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Ulyanovsk, Stavropol and Izhevsk.
Shares of Chesapeake Energy have fallen by 14% in spite of record oil production
Despite the decline in oil and natural gas prices, the company managed to increase revenues and profits, as well as produced a record amount of oil. At the same time, Chesapeake increased its adjusted loss. After the reporting, the company’s shares added 6.4%, and then turned around and went down 14%.
Central banks of the world this year bought a record amount of gold
The world’s Central banks purchased 374.1 tons of gold in the first half of 2019. This is a record replenishment of global reserves over the past twenty years, according to finanznachrichten.de ahhh!
“Belneftekhim” reported on the increase in the tariff for oil transit since September
“Today, neither the Russian nor the Belarusian sides can clearly determine the volume of oil transportation in the fourth quarter of 2019, so we agreed to raise tariffs by 3.7% at the first stage and return to this issue on the results of the work for the year,” BelTA quotes the statement»
Manufacturers of wiretapping increased their revenues from the “law of Yarovaya»
Manufacturers of technical means for the “system for operational-investigative measures” (SORM) in the framework of the so-called law Spring for the time of effect in 2018, significantly increased its revenues, according to RBC, citing data from SPARK.
Thus, two legal entities of LLC “MFI Soft” (part of the “Citadel” associated with Alisher Usmanov), registered in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, increased revenue almost three times — from 3.5 billion to 10.3 billion rubles, and net profit — by 298% (to 2.07 billion rubles per year).
LLC “Malvin systems” — at the end of last year increased revenue by 107% (up to 1.7 billion rubles).
Other companies operating in the same field also showed a significant increase in their financial indicators: “Signatek” — by 67% (up to RUB 740.8 million), LLC “Osnova lab” — by 24% (up to RUB 996.6 million). The company “NORSI-TRANS in 2018 increased revenue by 50% and amounted to 2.7 billion rubles
The US is considering all options to overthrow the power of Maduro
The United States is considering all options to resolve the situation in Venezuela and will use all necessary means to overthrow the power of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro. This is stated in a statement released on Tuesday by white house press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.
“As the trump administration has made clear: all options are on the table. The United States will use all appropriate tools to put an end to the retention of Maduro’s power in Venezuela, to support the access of the Venezuelan people to humanitarian assistance and to ensure a democratic transition of power in Venezuela,” the report said.
Maduro said he was ready for dialogue with the United States
The Venezuelan authorities are ready for a dialogue with the American side, there is hope for a new nature of relations between the countries. This was stated in an interview with American journalist max Blumenthal Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.
“I told Donald Trump, if there is a chance for respectful dialogue and understanding on some day, I will be ready to lend a hand,” he reminded.
The U.S. Congress decided to force trump to punish Turkey for s-400
American congressmen intend to oblige President Donald trump to impose sanctions against Turkey, if in the near future will not be announced measures “punishment” for Ankara for the acquisition of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems S-400, writes The Washington Post.
China threatened India with “mirror” sanctions in case of Huawei boycott
During the meeting, Chinese officials said the possibility of a “mirror” of the sanctions against doing business in China, Indian companies in case of blocking by country Huawei because of pressure from Washington, said one of the sources with reference to the report of the meeting of the Ambassador.
Trump has filed a lawsuit against the California authorities
Us President Donald trump has filed a lawsuit against the California authorities in connection with the adoption of a law that requires participants in the primary elections in this us state to disclose tax data.
The law was signed on July 30 by Governor Gavin Newsom. Under the new rules, Democrats and Republicans seeking presidential candidates from their party and planning to participate in the California primary election must provide the state authorities with information about their tax deductions over the past five years.
Blogger redrawn map of Europe
YouTube blogger from Germany decided to look at Europe with a creative look and imagine what the shape of the country resembles.
NSVS will pay Belgium 294.4 million euros for money laundering
The British Bank NSVS agreed to pay Belgium 294.4 million euros under the pre-trial agreement on the settlement of charges of money laundering and assistance to customers in tax evasion. This is stated in the message of the Prosecutor’s office of Brussels.
In the UK, crypto-exchanges are obliged to disclose customer data
Cryptocurrency exchanges which operate in the UK will have to disclose customer data and the history of their transactions on demand Management of taxes and customs duties of the country (HMRC)
In the US detained a Russian for smuggling parts of weapons in Russia
Russian Vladimir Kuznetsov detained in the US on charges of illegal export of parts of weapons in Russia. The detention was held on the morning of Tuesday, August 6, at Dingman ferry, Pennsylvania.
The Prosecutor’s office of the state of new York said that Kuznetsov from February 2017 acquired online parts of American weapons and sent them by mail to Russia.
Zelensky urged to speed up the meeting in the “Normandy format»
President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky called on the member countries of the Normandy format (Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine) to gather for the resumption of negotiations to resolve the situation in the Donbass. Zelensky said this on his Facebook page.
“I call on the leaders of the countries participating in the Normandy format negotiations — Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin — as soon as possible to gather for the resumption of negotiations,”— wrote Zelensky on Facebook.
According to him, Ukraine is not going to interrupt the work on the settlement of the situation in Donbass.
“Rain”: Funds associated with the government, sponsor self-nominees in the elections to the Moscow city Duma
Large amounts of self-nominees were given, in particular, funds “National resources of education”, “Center for monitoring the development of industry”, “national Fund for support of regional cooperation and development”, “Fund for support of future generations” and the organization “For the rights of borrowers”. They are associated with a United Russia and the all-Russian people’s front, said the Rain. A number of funds that sponsor Pro-government candidates previously gave money to the governors of Transbaikalia Alexander Osipov and Astrakhan region Igor Babushkin.
Kim Jong-UN called missile launches a warning for the United States
Kim Jong-UN called the latest launches of North Korean missiles a warning to Washington and Seoul in response to their joint military exercises, reports The Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA).
“Commending that the demo run went well, as planned, (North Korean leader) Kim Jong-UN indicated that military action would be able to send adequate warning joint military exercises, which now are the US government and South Korea,” – said the Agency.
In the state Duma of Russia said the high probability of a us nuclear strike
Such opinion in conversation with the correspondent of Federal news Agency was sounded by the first Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee on defense Andrey Krasov.
“The United States of America, despite the existence of international humanitarian law, still used nuclear weapons on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The probability that they will do it again is very high. And the survey showed that 60% of citizens are sure of repeated application. In my opinion, this is true, because the case in world history has already been,” Krasov said.
Norway: Russia trains its military too close to the border of Western countries
The Norwegian Ministry of defense has expressed serious concern about the Russian military exercises in the Arctic “Center-2019”. In the Norwegian defense Ministry called them a disturbing sign of “more aggressive behavior of the Northern neighbor” — reports Reuters.
The Pentagon is looking for an opportunity to protect employees ‘ mobile applications
The Pentagon plans to work on the creation of secure mobile applications. This is stated in the new application for the study of the Agency of defense information systems. Thus, the Agency intends to accelerate the process of software development by creating a special development environment.
The document States that the main goal of the project is to prepare a “prototype of a software development environment based on web technologies for creating secure mobile applications” that would be compatible with the mechanism for providing mobile access to unclassified data of the us Department of defense (DMUC).
The first f-16 aircraft for the Bulgarian air force will be released in December 2022
The first aircraft F-16 BLOCK 70 for the Bulgarian air force will be manufactured and completed in December 2022 years, said the company’s manufacturer Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria. This aircraft will train Bulgarian pilots. The remaining 7 fighters will be completed in 2023 and 2024.
The Pentagon announced the revival of ISIS in Syria
Banned in Russia, the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG) began to strengthen the underground network in Syria and Iraq, according to the report of the General inspector of the Pentagon Glenn fine on the results of the operation “Unwavering determination” for the last quarter
Belgian accidentally bought a Rembrandt painting for €500
Belgian from Liege a few years ago accidentally bought the original Rembrandt for €500. Information about this spread newspaper The Brussels Times. The publication notes that in this way the buyer financially supported a random friend.
Later, on the advice of friends, he gave the canvas for examination. It turned out that the cost of the painting can reach €30 million, because it is the work of Rembrandt.
Guillermo del Toro received a star on the walk of fame
Guillermo noted that if you believe in your abilities and persistently go to a given goal, then no obstacles in your way will not be able to stop you. Many celebrities came to support the Director in such a responsible day and an important stage in his career.
Disney will restart the Comedy “home Alone” and “Night at the Museum»
Disney will restart the cult Comedy “home Alone” and “Night at the Museum.” A source in the Studio told The Hollywood Reporter about this. Remakes of family comedies will be published in the disney+stream service. Now the Studio expects to attract a new audience to its online platform thanks to family comedies. According to the newspaper, the Comedy will not be to fully replicate the originals. Date of commencement of work on the remakes yet to be appointed.
Marvel plans to make a series about a new superhero
Marvel plans to shoot a series about a completely new heroine. Representatives of the Studio have already started negotiations with the ABC TV channel. This was reported by an employee of the channel Cary Burke, writes “Kulturologia»
Viacom and Nickelodeon acquired the rights to “Garfield”.
According to Variety, Nickelodeon will develop the brand and shoot an animated series about the lazy cat and his friends. The amount of the transaction is not disclosed, but it was probably several hundred million dollars.
Recipe book of “Star wars” will be released in November
A cookbook with recipes from “Star wars” will be released in November 2019. This was reported on the website of the publisher Insight Editions.
Released the trailer for the series “Carnival row»
The main roles are played by Cara Delevingne and Orlando bloom. The series also starred Jared Harris (” Chernobyl”), Tamzin merchant (” Supergirl”), David Gyasi (“Cloud Atlas”), Carla Crom (” Under the dome”) and Indira Varma (” Game of thrones”, “Rome”) eight-Part project will be released on Amazon on August 30.
Twitter has acknowledged the use of user data without permission
There are two possible ways to use the data. In particular, since may 2018, Twitter without permission could share “some data” with advertising partners, if the user viewed the advertising of any mobile application in the social network and subsequently interacted with it.
Facebook has filed a lawsuit against app developers for cheat
American social network Facebook has filed a lawsuit against developers of applications for phones, according to information and analytical publication Evo-rus.com ahhh!
Russian aircraft on hydrogen-powered will show on MAX-2019
Participants of the MAKS 2019 air show, which will be held at the Zhukovsky airport from August 27 to September 1, will be presented the first sample of an environmentally friendly and almost silent manned hydrogen-powered aircraft developed in Russia.
Social network “Vkontakte” began to hide the number of likes under the posts
Social network “Vkontakte” began to test the function of hiding the number of likes and reposts under user records. On August 6, said the Director of growth and research of the social network Andrew Laws, reports TASS.
Presents monitor EX2780Q
BenQ company has expanded the range of monitors model EX2780Q, which is designed for gamers. The novelty is characterized by 27-inch IPS-matrix with a resolution of 2560:1440 pixels, viewing angles horizontally and vertically up to 178 degrees, support FreeSync technology for smoother game, a refresh rate of 144 Hz, response time 5 MS (GtG), a 95 percent coverage of the color space DCI-P3, brightness 350 CD/m2, contrast 1000:1, dynamic contrast ratio 20 000 000:1, 2-watt stereo speakers, 5W subwoofer, two HDMI 2.0, one DisplayPort and USB Type-C. Price and release date will be announced later.
Xiaomi promises a smartphone with a 100-Megapixel camera
Co-founder and President of Xiaomi Lin Bin (Lin Bin) confirmed that the smartphone Redmi with 64-megapixel camera uses the sensor Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 with Tetracell technology (Quad Bayer). This is a 1/1,7-inch image sensor that allows you to get high-quality 16-megapixel photos in low light. The sensor uses ISOCELL PLUS technology, which provides high color accuracy and increases sensitivity by 15 %. Finally, the 3D HDR system is mentioned.
Lin Bin also noted that in the future the company’s smartphones will have cameras equipped with sensors with even higher resolution. In particular, it has been mentioned a 100-megapixel camera. It is curious that the supplier of such sensors, according to the head of Xiaomi, will again be Samsung.
In Novosibirsk started the production of injection molding plastic parts
Specialists of the Novosibirsk plant of artificial fiber deployed new facilities for the production of plastic casting, in particular, containers and packaging. On August 6, the press service of the concern “Techmash”. The new equipment, noted at the plant, will improve the quality of products.
MSI has officially unveiled the Immerse GH30 headset
The novelty belongs to the type of invoice. Applied 40-mm emitters with neodymium magnets. The claimed frequency range is from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. The microphone is mounted on the extension rod and can be disconnected if necessary. The connection cable has a small control panel, which allows you to quickly turn off the microphone and adjust the volume level. The headset uses a standard 3.5 mm connector for connection
Toshiba introduced the standard non-volatile memory XFMExpress
Toshiba Memory has announced the release of a new standard of non-volatile memory XFMExpress, designed for use in thin and light consumer electronics, ultra-thin laptops and IoT devices.
There is information about the release date of the iPhone 11
The premiere of the new iPhone 11 is likely to take place next month. On the imminent release of the gadget hinted Director of the Japanese mobile company SoftBank Ken Miyauchi.
Huаwei was purchased by the famous Russian developer
Chinese company Huawei was purchased by the famous Russian developer Java compilers under the name Excelsior.
Washing machine Xiaomi Mijia Internet Pro goes on sale
Mijia Internet Pro has the highest class of washing and drying at A+, and also supports a special mode of washing for stain removal, clever selection of the washing programme, planning the remaining washing time, run/stop in the process of washing/drying and child lock. Washing machine decides how much powder and air conditioner to use. Washing and drying machine Mijia Internet Pro, designed for 10 kg of Laundry, has 22 modes of washing and drying, supports air updates. The price is $ 425.
Canon patented wireless charging
The company submitted documents for technology registration in 2016. Today, the us office in the network has published a patent application for Canon with a description of wireless charging for the camera.
Open blockchain platform Contentos (COS) goes to Binance
Trades were opened in COS/USDT, COS/BNB and COS/BTC pairs. The team was congratulated by Cheetah Mobile, Ontology, LD Capital, Blockshine, Node Capital and LiveMe. The companies wished the project sustainable growth in the future and expressed confidence that blockchain technology will contribute to the further development of the content ecosystem in the network.
The main contentos network will be launched next month. The team names September 25 as the approximate date. At the moment, the project already has cooperation agreements with more than 20 major blockchain projects and dApp teams, including TomoChain, NEM, Harmony and MixMarvel.
Read Xiaomi Mi 9 5G
The new product will display a resolution of 2K, a new image sensor as part of the main camera, and it will be optical stabilization. Finally, increase the battery capacity, which is essential for model with modem 5G. The release of the Xiaomi Mi 9 5G is expected in mid-August.
34-inch curved xiaomi monitor will be released in November
As it became known, Xiaomi is preparing to release a new monitor designed for eSports. It is a 34-inch curved monitor with a resolution of QHD+ with an aspect ratio of 21:9. Sources report that the refresh rate of the screen is 144 Hz.
The European Union has released another restriction for Like from Facebook
Last week, the Supreme court of the European Union ruled that all companies that integrate Like social networks Facebook on their sites, are required to request user consent to the transfer of personal data in the United States, as enshrined in EU law
Users remain the main threat to IOT devices
The f-Secure study specifically emphasizes that while major suppliers of IVE devices are paying more attention to security than in the past, the ability of users to protect against threats remains very modest.
Analysts have concluded that nine out of 10 attacks on Internet of things (IOT) devices are related to the use of unlicensed SOFTWARE or weak user password policy. However, the number of potential threats doubled in 2018.
The first personal sound projector was invented
Engineers demonstrated the world’s first sound projector that can track the movement of a particular person and create a sound sphere next to it to transmit individual audio messages.
Special Milner prize in physics awarded for supergravity
A special Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics was awarded to the authors of the theory of supergravity, which allows to combine gravitational interaction with quantum field theory.
Chemists have simplified the production of graphene quantum dots
Scientists from Korea have developed a new method for obtaining graphene quantum dots that do not require cutting them from large sheets of graphene. For this purpose, grown from a solution of glucose, acetic acid and hexadecylamine crystals.
Scientists have found a way to speed up the quantum computer 200 times
Scientists from the University of New South Wales (Australia) have created the world’s fastest logical mechanism for the operation of a quantum computer. The use of silicon atoms for this purpose made it possible to achieve a speed of one operation with qubits of 0.8 nanoseconds, which is almost 200 times faster than existing analogues.
Neural networks will help to produce carbon nanotubes
In a study published in the prestigious journal Sagvop, the authors demonstrate the possibility of using machine learning, namely artificial neural networks trained on experimental parameters such as temperature, gas pressure and flow rate of matter, to control the characteristics of the produced films from nanotubes
Scientists have created the most accurate map of the movement of Antarctic ice
The record-breaking accurate map of the Antarctic ice movement, created by glaciologists from the United States of America, will help predict the processes associated with global warming that will occur on the territory of the southernmost continent.
SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with an Israeli satellite
The Falcon 9 launch vehicle was launched in the US with the Israeli communication satellite Amos-17, the launch was broadcast by SpaceX. The satellite was successfully launched into orbit. The start was the ladies from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral.
Rocket Lab will catch the first stage rocket by helicopter
As part of the first phase of the transition to reusable “Electron” Rocket Lab plans to get the first stage of the ocean and work on its recovery. Then — as part of the second phase of the strategy — the company is going to start catching the first stage of the rocket in the air: these steps, falling on a parachute, will take the helicopter.
The idea of Rocket Lab to switch to the reusable use of the first stage of “Electron” is quite clear: if successful, this should lead to more launches and less cost (the company will not have to build a rocket from scratch for each next launch).
In the US, working on an alternative to giant mirrors for telescopes
Daniel heads half of the team of scientists-cosmonauts, and Professor Tom Milster from the College of optical Sciences named after James K. Wyant patronizes the work on the creation of an optical telescope, which is called “Nautilus”.
There was an idea to turn the Earth into a lens for a telescope
Physicists believed that certain interference can not be corrected for the clarity of images. Recently, however, experts have proposed to use the orbit of our planet as a lens for a telescope. “Earth lens” will enhance the light and it can be used in practice.
Around the stars-white dwarfs will look for dead exoplanets
According to scientists, the magnetic field between the white dwarf and the nucleus can form a unipolar inductor circuit, and the nucleus acts as a conductor due to the presence of metals inside. This space “duet” emits radio waves powerful enough to be recorded by radio telescopes