20 Aug, 2020

News digest for 08/19/2020

A Tu-214 plane with the flight number RA-64523 landed at Minsk airport, according to the FlightRadar service. According to information from open sources, the airliner belongs to the FSB aviation, RBC reports. According to the same sources, it is used for flights of the FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov.

Lukashenko said that there are no foreign military personnel in Belarus

There are no foreign military personnel in Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting of the security Council. He noted that fakes are being promoted on the Internet about the presence of equipment from Russia in the Republic.

Journalists from Russia arrived to work for the state channel of Belarus

Russian journalists arrived in Belarus to work on a local state channel. This was reported by the Director of the Belarus 3 TV channel Alena Martinovskaya.

Two planes of employees from Russia who perform our functions for a very large sum arrived, ” Martinovskaya said, answering a question from Izvestia.

She stressed that the country does not have enough money for personal protective equipment for doctors, and there is no money for new employees. The TV Director noted that today she and her colleagues were not allowed to work. At the post at the entrance to the building, they explained this by saying that they were included in some lists.

VGTRK did not send its employees to BT to maintain the airwaves in the conditions of strikes. According to the press service of the company, Only the office is still operating in Minsk.

The source of “Rise” on STV (one of the three Belarusian national TV channels) admitted that there may be “strangers” on BT, but assured that the other channels do not have them

Two-thirds of GrodnoAzot workers supported the strike

Two-thirds of workers at GrodnoAzot supported the decision to start a strike. This is reported by Sputnik Belarus. The strike will begin at 9: 00 on August 20

Tikhanovski urged the EU to support the “awakening” of Belarus

Svetlana Tikhanovski urged the EU not to recognize the results of presidential elections in Belarus and to support the “awakening” of the country. She published a corresponding video message on the YouTube portal.

Latvian Minister invited Belarusian it companies to visit his country

Latvian interior Minister Sandis Girgens suggested that Belarusian companies move their activities to the Baltic Republic if the political situation in their country does not change, reports RuBaltic.ru.

Kremlin: there is no need to provide assistance to Belarus within the CSTO at the moment.

“Such hypothetical arguments are absolutely unacceptable and impossible here. I repeat again, Belarusians, we believe that Belarusians will solve their problems themselves within the framework of dialogue, within the legal framework and without any outside interference, ” said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

In addition, he denied information about the movement of Russian military equipment towards the border with Belarus

It is the eleventh day of protests in Belarus.

In the morning on Wednesday, riot police dispersed participants of the action to support striking workers at the Minsk tractor plant. This is the first time in several days that law enforcement officers have intervened in a protest. Several people were detained.

Employees of the Kupalovsky theater, where the Director Pavel Latushko was dismissed, can not get into the building. How to write tut.by, “people appeared in the theater in special costumes for sanitation. They opened all the offices and dressing rooms. When trying to get to work theater employees are denied explanations and pushed out of the door»

An employee of the Belteleradiocompany says that she was not allowed to work today. According to her, the striking employees were replaced by Russian specialists

About a hundred people gathered at the entrance to the main building of BSU. Employees and students sign a petition for violations of civil and political rights. Among the demands: the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko and the head of the CEC Lidia Yermoshina, holding new elections, as well as-to stop violence and bring to justice those responsible for torture and abuse, release political prisoners. While signatures are being collected.

Women in red clothing came out to the KGB building to call for a stop to violence

In Baranovichi people support protesting workers of the aircraft Factory

Grodno is the fifth most populous city in Belarus and one of the most protested. About 10% of the population turned out for the rally on Sunday. Grodno Azot, one of the country’s largest enterprises, is on strike there.

The coordinating Council of the Belarusian opposition formed a Presidium of 7 people:

Alexievich (Nobel laureate in literature)
Kovalkova (Trustee Tikhanovski)
Kolesnikova (chief of staff Babariko)
Latushko (dismissed Director of the Kupalovsky theater)
Sign (lawyer of the Babariko headquarters)
Dylevsky (activist of the Minsk tractor plant)
Vlasova (mediator)

The Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation has determined the information classified as an official secret

“Official secrets in the field of defense include information generated when Federal Executive authorities of the Russian Federation, Federal state bodies, Executive authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation, local governments, organizations and citizens exercise their powers and functions in the field of defense, as well as measures to organize and ensure defense, the spread of which may harm the defense capability of the state,” the document says.

Information about emergencies, the environment, and violations of human rights and freedoms will not be classified as official secrets.

Lukashenko instructed the foreign Ministry to warn Western leaders of responsibility

“They just need to be told what is happening in Belarus. To get this information and Merkel, and macron, and Duda, and Nauseda, and others, and Zelensky. So that they know what is happening in Belarus, the official point of view, ” Alexander Lukashenko said. – And warn them (not to be shy) about the responsibility for inciting riots. Funding riots is inciting them. And we see today that this funding continues”

Merkel summed up the results of the EU summit on Belarus

The heads of state of the European Union refused to recognize the results of the elections in Belarus. This was stated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She noted that there should be no outside interference in the situation, the country itself should choose an independent path to follow.

Merkel also said that she tried to call Lukashenko, but he refused to talk. The EU also decided to impose sanctions against those responsible for violence and fraud in Belarus.

Russian banks have faced a deterioration in the solvency of their borrowers

After passing the peak of the pandemic, Russian banks faced a deterioration in the solvency of their large borrowers-legal entities and began to actively offer them debt restructuring, according to Fitch.

According to analysts ‘ estimates, in July, 11 systemically important banks restructured 4.5% of the corporate loan portfolio. This is more than a third of the total volume of loans to legal entities that have become problematic since the beginning of the crisis. According to Central Bank statistics, in the period from March 20 to July 27, loans worth 3.6 trillion rubles, or 11.9% of the corporate portfolio of the largest banks, were subject to restructuring. In July, systemically important players could revise the terms of business loans by about 1.3 trillion rubles.

Fitch estimates that banks have restructured about 10% of their total loan portfolio since the beginning of the crisis. In the SME and retail segment, the revision of loan agreements mainly occurred in April-may, while in corporate lending, a surge in interest in restructuring occurred in July.

Chinese coronavirus vaccine will be tested on Russians

In Russia, the third phase of trials of the coronavirus vaccine, which was developed in China, will be conducted over Russians. This was reported in the press service of the pharmaceutical company “Petrovax”, which was a partner of the developer from the Russian side.

“If approved by the Ministry of health and registration, the vaccine will be produced in the Moscow region and delivered to the markets of Russia and CIS countries,” RBC writes. It is noted that China has passed the first two phases of testing.

Russians will be restricted from complaining about officials

The Russian government is preparing a reform of the system of interaction between state bodies and citizens, as a result of which officials will ease the burden of handling complaints from the population.

The draft amendments to the law “on the procedure for consideration of appeals of Russian citizens” proposed by the Ministry of Communications and mass media suggest creating a single electronic window on the portal of public services. There will also be a rubricator of typical life situations, a “knowledge base” will be formed, with the help of which artificial intelligence will begin to respond to complaints from Russians instead of real people.

As a result of the reform, a situation may arise that “artificial intelligence will decide whether to implement the rights of citizens or not,” RBC quotes expert reviews of the project of the Ministry of communications. In addition, the project is limited to sending requests on paper

Russian ex-Minister found luxury real estate

The Russian ex-Minister of regional development and Deputy General Director of the Dom financial Institute.Russian Federation ” Oleg Govorun found luxury real estate worth more than two billion rubles. To accumulate so much, it would take at least 115 years, writes the Insider

Distributors have warned about the rise in price of computers

Prices for computer equipment will increase by 10-20% in the fall due to increased demand and a decline in the ruble exchange rate. Distributors and analysts told Izvestia about this. There is already a shortage of individual laptop models and PC components.

Belarusian athletes have threatened Lukashenko not to play for the national team

Belarusian athletes and sports industry workers have written an open letter to President Alexander Lukashenko, Pressball reports.

The athletes demanded that the head of state declare the presidential election invalid “due to numerous facts of fraud and pressure on election commissions”, release citizens detained during demonstrations, and rehabilitate all political prisoners. The authors of the letter also called for punishing those responsible for beating and mocking demonstrators. The appeal was signed by 110 people. If the requirements are not met, they intend to refuse to play for the national team.

The miners at “Belaruskali” came to the rally

Striking Belaruskali miners went to a rally on the main square of Soligorsk, Interfax — Zapad reported on Wednesday, August 19. Workers gather near the Executive Committee building. “Our ranks are thinning due to unprecedented pressure,” said Andrey Bokun, the head of the strike Committee.

The main pride of Innoprom was abandoned on the outskirts of Yekaterinburg

An innovative mirror tram R1 (Russia One) with Wi-Fi, GPS and GLONASS navigation, which was never put into production, was found in the industrial zone of Yekaterinburg on the outskirts of the Uraltransmash enterprise. The main exhibit of the Innoprom-2014 exhibition, which was admired by President Dmitry Medvedev, can be seen near the building on 24 Frontline Brigades.

Protesters recaptured mount Kushtau from power

The government of Bashkiria has suspended the production of soda ash on the mountain Kustow against which rallied the locals. The camp of environmentalists tried to disperse with the help of the police and Rosgvardiya, but the protesters did not retreat.

Since the beginning of August, the conflict between eco-activists and security forces has been going on around mount Shikhan Kushtau, one of the symbols of Bashkiria. Bashkir soda company plans to use Kushtau for the extraction of raw materials, which is not agreed by local activists who have set up a tent camp at the foot of the mountain and prevent attempts to start geological exploration there. The head of the Republic, Radiy Khabirov, intervened in the conflict.

The Council of atamans of Russia announced the Erasure of memory thermometers

An unexpected statement was made by the head of the non-profit partnership “Ural Cossacks” Gennady Kovalev, who is also the first Deputy in the Council of atamans of Russia. He called on the Cossacks to refrain from measuring body temperature using a remote thermometer, since in this case “memory Erasure is possible”.

Heating bill for a Parking lot that doesn’t have batteries

In Tyumen, residents of the house number 51 on Malygin street complained about bills for Parking heating. At the beginning of the summer, they received payment cards, according to which they were credited with payments starting in 2019. People believe that they can’t charge for Parking heating because there are no batteries.

They offered residents to demolish the five-story house at their own expense

A resident of the house on Buiko street 23a in Ulan-Ude unexpectedly found out that his house was recognized as an emergency and subject to demolition. Recently, a resident of the house Eugene received a letter in which the administration of the Railway district informed him about the planned demolition. The owners were offered to demolish the house themselves in “within a reasonable time»

If the owners did not demolish the house within the established period, the land plot on which the house is located is subject to withdrawal for municipal needs and, accordingly, each residential space in the specified house is subject to withdrawal. … We demand to carry out the demolition of residential premises by the end of 2029, – the document says.

Metropolitan Demetrios collects donations to his personal Bank account

According to the editorial Board of ZabNews, Metropolitan Dimitri of Chita and Petrovsk-Zabaykalsky announced a festive service in the Cathedral in Chita on August 19 and announced the collection of donations for social projects. In addition to the details of the diocese, Demetrios indicated his personal Bank account for collecting money.

Oil companies complained to the President about tax increases

The heads of major oil companies complained to the President of the Russian Federation about the Ministry of Finance’s attempts to change the parameters of the additional income tax. The letter was signed by the heads of Rosneft Igor Sechin, LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov, Gazprom Neft Alexander Dyukov, Tatneft nail Maganov and Zarubezhneft Sergey Kudryashov.

Sberbank lowered the interest rates on deposits in rubles

If earlier the maximum return on deposits in Sberbank was 3.65 percent, today this indicator has been lowered to 3.5 percent.

Sberbank and Mail.ru Group has additionally invested in its joint venture

Joint venture Mail.ru the Group and Sberbank in the field of transport and food delivery received an additional 12 billion rubles on equal terms for business development, the report says Mail.ru Group.

Rosseti requested subsidies from the budget

The Federal grid company (“rosseti”) sent an application to the Ministry of energy for a grant from the Federal budget for the second stage of electrification of the BAM and Transsib in the amount of 134.2 billion rubles.

Personal inflation of Russians was four times higher than Rosstat data

In the Russian Federation, experts noted an increase in the price of services and goods. The increase in prices was recorded in the research holding “ROMIR”. At the same time, its data on inflation differ significantly from the official data of Rosstat – 1.66% against 0.35%.

Small apartments have become more expensive in Russia

Small Studio and one-bedroom apartments with beginning of the year rose on average by 13.2% in Russia, reported the press service of the portal “World apartments”.

The most since January has risen in price of a small apartment in Ryazan, where they have increased in price by almost 29% and are on average 1.7 million rubles. In Stavropol, such apartments increased in price by 28.7% to 1.7 million rubles, in Saratov-by 28.1% to 1.8 million rubles, in Novokuznetsk-by 27.7% to 1.5 million rubles, and in Ulyanovsk – by 27.1% to 1.5 million rubles.

The least expensive small-sized cars in Naberezhnye Chelny, Surgut, Yekaterinburg, Moscow, Ufa, Vladivostok, Nizhny Novgorod and St. Petersburg, the company found

According to the portal, small-size apartments fell in price only in two cities-in Simferopol by 1.5% to 2.6 million rubles and in Grozny-by 8.4% to 1.8 million rubles.

The most expensive studios and small apartments

The most expensive studios and small apartments are located in Moscow, where they are sold for an average of 6.7 million rubles. In Saint Petersburg, such housing costs an average of 3.8 million rubles, in Sochi-3.5 million rubles, in Vladivostok-3.4 million rubles, in Sevastopol-almost 3 million rubles.

The most low-cost small-sized houses are sold in Magnitogorsk, where they cost an average of 1.2 million rubles, as well as in Nizhny Tagil and Kurgan, where such housing can be purchased for an average of 1.3 million rubles. In Vladikavkaz and Astrakhan, small-sized housing costs an average of 1.4 million rubles.

Vedomosti learned about Promsvyazbank’s plans to buy a batch of SSJ100

Promsvyazbank can buy 59 short-haul SSJ100 aircraft for about 140 billion rubles, the Vedomosti newspaper reported, citing sources. A batch of Airliners can be purchased by PSB leasing at the expense of a Promsvyazbank loan, the publication indicates.

US universities are advised to give up Chinese assets

American universities and colleges were urged to get rid of assets in Chinese companies. The U.S. Department of State issued this call to educational institutions. This is reported by Bloomberg.

Biden became the Democratic presidential candidate

Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden was elected as the candidate for President of the United States from the Democratic party, according to the results of voting at the online Convention (Convention). The delegations of the American States voted for it.

Sales of flexible smartphone Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

The author of the IT blog @evleaks Evan Blass (Evan Blass) said that the acceptance of pre-orders for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will start on September 2. Actual sales of the device will begin a little later — on the 18th of next month

Turkey has sent six military convoys to Northern Syria

Six Turkish military convoys arrived in Syria on August 19, according to a source of the Red Spring news Agency in Syria. According to the source, the convoys entered the territory of the Syrian province of Idlib through the border checkpoint Kafr Lusin in the direction of local Turkish observation posts

Lukashenko promised to deal with protesters near factories

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has promised factory workers to deal with protesters who meet them near the entrances to enterprises. Earlier, two people were detained at a protest rally near the Minsk tractor plant.

Russian major General killed in Syria when a column was blown up

A Russian senior military adviser with the rank of major General was killed near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor when an improvised explosive device detonated a convoy. Two more Russian military personnel were injured, the defense Ministry reported on August 18

Lukashenko accused the West of financing protests and riots

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that the West continues to Finance protests and riots in the Republic, BelTA reports. According to him, Western countries “already directly” and “openly” declare about collecting funds and sending them to Belarus.

Lukashenko promised to disperse the opposition coordination Council

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko promised to disperse the coordinating Council of the opposition, the creation of which was announced by former candidate state leaders Svetlana Tikhanovski. This is reported by the Interfax news Agency

Sweden announced the suspension of aid payments to Belarus

Sweden announced its decision to freeze part of the aid to Belarus that it wanted to send to state projects of the Republic. This was stated by the Minister for international cooperation Peter Eriksson

Eriksson noted that the Republic was planned to provide assistance under two programs in the field of cooperation with the Central Bank of Belarus and support for the country’s business community. The amount of payments for them reached 22.5 million and 3 million Swedish crowns ($2.6 million and $347 thousand), respectively.

The Ministry of defense of Belarus explained the Il-76 flights to Russia

Representative of the Ministry Natalia Gavrusik said that the Belarusian military transport plane from Belarus to Russia delivered teams that will participate in the competitions “Emergency area” and “Field kitchen”, RBC reports.In

Zhirinovsky was not allowed in the cell to Furgal in the Lefortovo jail

LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, on August 19, said that he could not visit the former Governor of the Khabarovsk territory Sergey Furgal in the Lefortovo jail. “They were not allowed into the cell, “Interfax quoted him as saying.

The military arrested the President and Prime Minister of Mali

Participants in the military coup in Mali took power in the country into their own hands. They arrested the Prime Minister boubou Cisse, several Ministers and officers, as well as the President’s son, Karim Keita. Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was also detained.

Putin personally supervised the intervention in the elections

The us Senate intelligence Committee published the last, fifth part of the report on the results of the senators ‘ investigation of Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election

According to the document, the Russian government “in an aggressive and multifaceted format influenced, or tried to influence the outcome of elections” in the United States, and Vladimir Putin personally led efforts to hack computer networks and accounts associated with the Democratic party of the United States

The head of Kazakhstan acknowledged the lack of a real fight against corruption

The absence of a comprehensive anti-corruption policy in Kazakhstan was stated by President of the Republic Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on August 19 during a meeting on the fight against corruption, the press service of Akorda (presidential administration) reports.

The British Navy and the Ukrainian Navy will hold joint exercises in the Black sea

The Royal Navy of great Britain and the Ukrainian Navy will conduct joint exercises in the Black sea. This was reported by the head of the MOD of Britain, Ben Wallace. The Minister of defense of the United Kingdom during a visit to Ukraine said that Britain will send its ships to participate in joint maneuvers in the autumn.

“The UK is launching multi-national exercises to strengthen the Ukrainian naval forces to counter threats from the East,” a statement on the UK government’s website said.

The base of the us armed forces was subjected to rocket fire in Syria

According to media reports, us military positions near the Koniko gas field came under fire. Several shells were fired at the base.

The US has calculated the number of nuclear weapons in the DPRK

North Korea has about 60 nuclear bombs and up to 5 thousand tons of chemical weapons in its Arsenal, the Daily Mail reported on August 18, citing a report by the US army

Strikes in Belarus threaten Russian defense industry

Strikes in Belarus may cause financial claims of the Russian defense Ministry against Belarusian manufacturers of military equipment. Minsk wheel tractor plant (MZKT) supplies several types of tractors used for the installation of Russian weapons systems

Assistant Lukashenko has estimated the damage from the protests in Belarus

The damage from the protests in Belarus has already amounted to at least $500 million, said Valery Belsky, assistant to the President for the financial and credit system.

Norway has decided to expel a Russian diplomat

The Norwegian foreign Ministry has decided to expel a Russian diplomat in connection with the recent spy scandal. On August 17, Norwegian media reported the arrest of a 50-year-old local resident on suspicion of spying for Moscow. According to law enforcement agencies, the Norwegian met with a Russian intelligence officer. According to Upstream, the detainee worked for the risk management company DNV GL, which is associated with the construction of the Nord stream-2 pipeline.

The film “interstellar” will have a sequel

Christopher Nolan’s fantasy drama “interstellar” may have a sequel, writes “360”. We have already started working on the project. Presumably, the sequel will start from the place where the first film ended

A new trailer for the American version of the series “Utopia” has been released

Streaming service Amazon Prime Video has published a trailer for the American version of the series “Utopia”. The original show was produced by the British channel Channel 4. the Project will tell about five unfamiliar people who found the graphic novel “experiments of Utopia”, shrouded in mystery.

In Japan, they will build a theme Park based on “Harry Potter”

The world’s second theme Park for the Harry Potter films will be built in Tokyo by 2023, the BBC reports. It will appear on the site of the Toshimaen amusement Park, which will close at the end of August. Companies from the United States and Japan will work on creating an exhibition on “Harry Potter”.

The Pushkin theatrical festival

The Pushkin theater festival will start in Pskov on September 20, General Director of the Theater and concert Directorate of the Pskov region Olga Timofeeva said on Wednesday in the press center of Interfax in Pskov.

International festival of brass bands started in Syzran

The international festival of brass bands “Silver pipes of the Volga region” within the framework of the provincial project “Cultural heart of Russia” started in Syzran on virtual platforms. Broadcasts of the events of the 24th traditional review can be seen from August 19 to 21 in the social network Vkontakte on the official page of the festival website trubfest.ru and on the YouTube channel “Syzran / culture

Mariah Carey has announced the release of a new album

Mariah Carey announced the release date of the new album “The Rarities” in her Twitter account. The new album is expected to include previously unreleased tracks, including ” Save the day” with the participation of Lauryn hill. In total, it consists of 32 songs, many of them are recordings of concert performances of the singer of previous years.

“Yandex” has unified the taxi and car sharing

The press service of the company” Yandex “has introduced a new application “Yandex Go”. It combines several services: taxi calling, carsharing, Express delivery of dishes from restaurants and products from stores. In addition, you can arrange quick shipment of parcels and cargo via Yandex Go.

Prokhorov invested in a virtual reality startup

Russian billionaire and owner of the ONEXIM group of companies Mikhail Prokhorov together with other investors invested $ 100 million in the virtual reality startup Sensorium. The technology developed by Sensorium allows you to broadcast concerts of famous musicians in virtual reality
To use Oculus VR devices, you will need a Facebook account

All other owners of Oculus technology will be able to use it without linking to Facebook until January 1, 2023. After this, support for existing Oculus accounts will be discontinued. Representatives of the company warned that this could lead to the loss of access to some purchased games and apps

Petal Search is now available in Russia

Petal Search searches for applications in various sources and always indicates the origin of the original. Huawei AppGallery is fully integrated into search, so apps available in the store appear at the top of the results list

Google has released a major update to the Google Maps app

Google has released a major update for the Google Maps app. By and large, the update is dedicated to increasing the detail and usability. From now on maps in Google Maps will look more detailed

2 new Apple radio stations launched

Apple’s flagship radio station, Beats 1, will be renamed Apple Music 1. in addition, two additional radio stations will be launched: Apple Music Hits, dedicated to everyone’s favorite songs of the 80’s, 90’s and 2000s, and Apple Music Country, dedicated to country music

Elon Musk uses a supercomputer to improve Tesla’s autopilot

Elon Musk has decided to significantly improve autopilot in his Tesla electric cars. The developer does not say how Autonomous the vehicles should become after this. However, it is known that the new project provides for the use of a supercomputer

In the US, will test the work of Wi-Fi on a new frequency

Google has requested permission from the Federal communications Commission to test Wi-Fi at a new frequency of 6 GHz. This is reported by Business Insider with reference to the relevant documents of the Federal communications Commission.

The birds singing in the morning, compared with a charge in people

The fact that the morning singing of birds plays the role of “charging”, ornithologists have long guessed, but there was little experimental data on this issue. Biologists from Duke University (USA) conducted such an experiment. The study is published in the journal Animal Behavior.

Zebra stripes offered a new explanation

Zoologists have found that the stripes on the skins of zebras do not act on attacking insects as scientists previously assumed. To do this, researchers put horse blankets with different patterns on them. The research results were published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Two time crystals demonstrated their interaction

Time crystals, discovered only a few years ago, have a special additional property in contrast to ordinary ones. In such temporal crystals, the atoms behave unusually, rotating first in one direction and then in the other, obeying a certain regular frequency

Now researchers have achieved an interaction between two temporal crystals. Placed in a superfluid silium, they exchanged quasiparticles with each other. This opens up new horizons for quantum information processing

The heterostructure helped synthesize hydrogen under the action of light

Chemists from Israel have adjusted the parameters of a previously created heterostructure based on selenide and cadmium sulfide with a platinum particle so as to use the energy of sunlight with maximum efficiency to produce hydrogen from water. The authors described their development in an article in ACS Nano Letters magazine.

In Brazil, a fungus was created for the production of biofuels from non-food biomass

Researchers from the center for research in energy and materials (CNPEM) have created a unique fungus that can be used in the manufacture of a cocktail of enzymes that can break down carbohydrates in biomass, such as sugar cane debris (tops and leaves) and sugar cake for industrial use.

In the US, ultra-efficient solar panels have been developed

American scientists have presented transparent batteries that can absorb about 8 percent of the energy of sunlight, while passing through about half. According to experts, the new material can be used to make Windows, which, in this way, will turn into quite efficient batteries. An article on the development was published in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.