11 Nov, 2019

News digest for 11/09-10/2019

The money for the “service required»

When searching the mother of Colonel-billionaire from the FSB Kirill Cherkalin, investigators found cash in 50 million dollars, one million euros and 15 million rubles. The FSB Colonel’s mother did not ask her son where the money came from.

“The son came, brought money and reported that it is office necessity”, – quotes Cherkalina TASS.

Russian post ” asks 39.8 billion rubles from the national welfare Fund

“Russian post” offered the government to use the free balance of the subordinated Deposit from the national welfare Fund (NWF) in the amount of 39.8 billion rubles for the development of postal infrastructure. This follows from a letter from the General Director of “Russian Post” Nikolai Podguzov and President-Chairman of the Board of VTB Bank Andrey Kostin to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Yachts as a barometer of the economy

The interest of rich people to buy the superyacht has declined due to the economic instability around the world. According to analysts, yacht manufacturers managed to sell 102 boats in 2019, compared to 199 last year. It is noted that the low level of sales this year was affected by reports of a trade deal between the US and China, Brexit in the UK and other news.

Europe needs to learn the ” language of power.”

This was stated by Ursula von der Leyen, who is preparing to take office in December as head of the European Commission. The future head of the European Commission noted that in the United States came up with the term ” soft power “(soft power), suggesting, in her words, that political influence can grow under the influence of ” the pull of culture.”

“But that’s only half the truth. Because soft power alone is not enough today if we, the Europeans, want to establish ourselves in the world. Europe must also learn “the language of power,” von der Leyen said.

In October, Sberbank withdrew 79 billion rubles

In October of this year, the funds of retail customers in Sberbank decreased by 0.6%, amounting to 13.07 trillion. the Bank explained the reduction of funds of individuals as “the ongoing optimization of the value of client funds in all currencies”, taking place in the context of downward dynamics of market rates, slowing inflation, as well as easing monetary policy implemented by the Bank of Russia.

In October, the funds of companies on Sberbank accounts also decreased by 1.8%, amounting to 6.94 trillion rubles. compared to the beginning of the year, the reduction was 0.5%. At the same time, in the Bank’s materials it is noted that the total volume of client funds by the results of ten months excluding currency revaluation increased by 2.3%.

Unemployment benefits in 2020 will remain at the level of 2019

The minimum value of unemployment benefits will amount to 1500 rubles, and a maximum of 8000 rubles. While citizens close to retirement age limit, the allowance will be 11 280 RUB the Corresponding decree of November 7, signed by Dmitry Medvedev.

The US and China have reached a preliminary agreement on a trade agreement.

At the same time, the sources acknowledged that there is no final decision yet. Nevertheless, if the negotiations are successful, the administration of Donald trump will agree to make concessions to Beijing for the first time. Currently, the United States has a duty on Chinese goods totaling $ 360 billion, and the White house has promised only to tighten restrictions.

Instagram will begin testing in the US a feature that hides likes

Social network Instagram next week will begin testing in the US a feature that hides the number of likes under posts for other users. This, as reported on November 8, Wired, announced the head of the social network Adam Mosseri.

Instagram has previously tested the feature in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Ireland, Italy and Brazil. The fact that the company is testing the appropriate design, it became known in April.

Mike Pompeo called the achievement of peace and stability in Ukraine a US project

“This is a project we are working on,” the Secretary of state said.

According to him, Washington is “very committed” to the problem of achieving peace in Ukraine. Pompeo reminded that the President of the United States Donald trump had sent three times to Kiev means for protection against “Russian aggression” in Donbass.

“We are proud of it, we think it makes sense — for freedom, for Europe, for peace and sovereignty of Ukraine,” the Secretary of state said. He noted that the country has a clear position on the conflict in the East of the country.

In 2016, the US launched a state program-an Initiative to support the security of Ukraine. Its purpose was to strengthen the Navy and land forces of the country. In total, Kiev has received more than $1 billion in military aid from the United States since 2014.

Zelensky noted that Ukraine is a diamond

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said at the opening of the International economic forum that they came to a truly “phenomenal” country, calling Ukraine one of the most attractive startups on the planet. According to him, in addition to the helicopter, rocket engine and satellite Ukrainians have created a prototype x-ray and CD, as well as a postal code and electric tram technology. In addition, Zelensky said that Ukrainians have built the largest plane in the world, and also participated in the creation of the PayPal service and WhatsApp messenger.

The President said that the biggest capital of Ukraine is its population. Zelensky also noted that Ukraine is a diamond that needs to be cut from external reforms and internal investments to become “a real diamond not only in the heart of Europe, but all over the world

The resumption of flights of the Boeing 737 MAX has been postponed.

American Airlines announced the resumption of Boeing 737 MAX flights from March 2020. Once the plane is certified, American Airlines also plans to launch flights for invited guests by March 5.

In early November, it was reported about the intention of three American airlines-Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines to conduct test flights of Boeing 737 MAX to demonstrate their safety. Airline executives, journalists and customers should participate in the flights.

Russia has decided to engage in medical piracy.

The government will consider a bill according to which Russian companies will be able to independently produce vital foreign drugs if foreign manufacturers refuse to supply them to Russia, said the head of the FAS Igor Artemyev at a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. A patent holder for a drug will be given a “fair price” for the drug.

“There have been cases in recent years, and we have paid attention to them, and we also have your instruction on this matter, when large multinational corporations refused to supply vital medicines to the Russian Federation»

According to Dmitry Medvedev, this bill is important because in the world often commercial interests are put above the health of people, it concerns trade wars and other restrictions due to conflicts between countries

Indictment of a retired Colonel in the Austrian army

Salzburg prosecutors have formally charged a retired Austrian army Colonel detained in November 2018 on charges of spying for Russia. This is reported by TASS.

“The defendant is accused of at least 25 years of espionage activities for the benefit of the Russian military intelligence service,” the Salzburg Prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

On the participation of Russian athletes in the summer Olympic games in Tokyo

A decision on the participation of Russian athletes in the summer Olympics in Tokyo should be made before the end of this year, said the new President of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) Witold Banka on Polish television.

“For sure, the situation this year will be clarified, specific decisions and recommendations for the future will be made, including the Olympic games,” said Banka, who will take up the duties of the head of WADA from January 1, 2020.

The last prisoners of the “whale prison” will be released

Experts in the Bay of assumption in Primorye began unloading Beluga whales from the “whale prison”, told RIA Novosti expert Greenpeace Russia Hovhannes Targulyan.

“At night at 00.15” Professor Kaganovsky “with 18 belugas came to the Bay of assumption and joined the “zodiac”, which last night from the “whale prison” were transported 13 belugas. At 9.00 (2.00 MSK) began unloading and release of Beluga whales from the Zodiac. With the release of there is a coast guard cutter,” said Targulian, which is in the place of issue.

I suspect in the theft of two life jackets from the aircraft

“Superjet “company” Rusline ” flew from Yekaterinburg to Gorno-Altaysk. After landing, the flight attendants traditionally bypassed the cabin and did not count two vests. Decided test passengers — and gasped.

The vests were found at the head of the Department for investigation of special important cases in the Altai Republic Vitaly Gusev and senior assistant Prosecutor Sumer Amurgushev. Why they took out the vests from the plane-it is unclear, they say that they accidentally took them with them. After explanations in the airport police Department, Amurgushev and Gusev were released. In respect of them now there is a check.

The future of Russian aviation is postponed?

The future flagship of Russian aviation, the MS-21-300, is planned to be put into mass production in 2021. It was this date that Dmitry Medvedev’s Deputy, Yuri Borisov, called journalists at the last Max.

However, as it became known to “Base”, at one of the last meetings at Borisov it became clear that the problem with certification from the European aviation safety Agency (EASA) can delay the launch of the MS-21-300 series due to the lack of lightning protection tests of systems and equipment MS-21-300

The city is under the control of the all seeing eye

According to the study, eight of the ten most watched cities in the world are in China. The Central Chinese city of Chongqing tops the list with 168 public CCTV cameras per 1,000 residents.



The performance based on “Cipollino” was removed from the program of the theater festival

The youth performance, based on the fairy tale by Gianni Rodari “Cipollino”, was removed from the program of the XVI international theater festival of Amateur theaters” Young-young”, which takes place in Moscow on November 5-10.

The organizers of the festival did not like the excessive sharpness of the production, the mention of “insults to the authorities” and “renovation”. This” Open media ” told the artistic Director of the Moscow Lianozovsky theater Nadezhda Egorova.

According to Egorova, on the evening of November 6, Anzhelika Petrovna, Director of the center of culture “Scene”, which organizes the youth festival, banned the performance, already standing in the plan. Petrova explained this by the fact that ” this can not be shown on the stage of a state institution — we have employees, families, mortgages.” In addition, Petrova promised that she would ” punish all employees who selected this performance for the festival.”

Two thirds of the inhabitants of the DPR and LPR were in favor of joining Russia

As part of Russia, 64.3% of its residents see self-proclaimed republics, and 13.4% believe that the republics should be assigned a special status. The desire to return to Ukraine expressed 18.5% of respondents. At the same time, 5.1% of respondents wanted to “be part of Ukraine as before”, and 13.4% are ready to join this country with a special status.

These are the results of a joint survey of the Ukrainian Institute of the future and the Internet publication “Mirror of the week”. They differ from the data of the earlier study of Berlin experts, according to which the majority of residents of Donbass consider these territories Ukrainian

In Bolivia, protesters seized the offices of two state media

In Bolivia, opposition supporters broke into the building where the offices of the state radio station Red Patria Nueva (RPN) and the national television channel Bolivia TV (BTV) are located and seized control of these media outlets. President Evo Morales said on Twitter

The BBC responded to allegations of distortion of the words of Ramzan Kadyrov

The translation of the words of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen on Russian Internet users was accurate, RBC reported in the Bi-bi-si. Thus, the broadcasting company responded to the statement of the press Secretary of the head of Chechnya Alvi Karimov about the distortion of the words of Ramzan Kadyrov about punishments for Internet users who insult someone’s honor.

“Accuracy is an integral part of BBC journalism. We are confident in our translation from Chechen, ” the BBC told RBC.

Erdogan did not rule out the continuation of military operations in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Board his plane returning from Hungary that he did not rule out continuing military operations in Syria.

“We will not leave this case until the last terrorist leaves the region,” the Turkish leader said

India will begin to collect Russian tanks

The Indian edition of The Times of India reported that the Ministry of defence has signed a contract under which 464 T-90 tanks will be produced for use by the Indian army. It is noted that these tanks will be collected from Russian components, which will be supplied by the Russian Corporation “Uralvagonzavod” on the basis of the agreement, which was signed in April 2019.

The US successfully tested a new combat laser complex

The ATHENA laser system destroyed several flying UAVs at a military base in Oklahoma, demonstrating that it is capable of being used effectively in real combat. In particular, to protect the base (this is especially true for air bases with multi-million equipment) from drone attacks. ATHENA is a 30 kilowatt laser weapon system that uses Accelerated Laser Demonstration Initiative (ALADIN) technology.

Voyager 2 has left the Solar system

Processing the measurements of the Voyager 2 spacecraft has allowed astrophysicists to finally confirm the conclusion that a year ago it went beyond the Solar system and is now in interstellar space. Another ship, Voyager 1, launched almost simultaneously, had left the Solar system six years earlier.

APU adopted the domestic MLRS ” willow»

According to the portal, MLRS “willow” adopted by the armed forces, this year will be formed the first full-time units, which will be armed with this system. Serial production of MLRS “willow” will be carried out at the state enterprise ” shepetovsky repair plant”

In Russia changed the procedure for calculating tariffs for garbage removal

In Russia, change the rules for calculating the tariff of utilities for garbage collection. Now regional operators do not have to take into account profit tax and fees for negative impact on the environment in pricing.

Poland has appointed the first penalty in the case of ” Nord stream-2»

The Polish Antimonopoly regulator (UOKIK) fined the French energy company Engie Energy in the context of the investigation of the case on the construction of the Nord stream-2 for refusing to cooperate with UOKIK, according to the Polish edition of Energia on Friday, November 8.

The President of Russia signed the strategy for the development of intelligence until 2030

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday approving the national “strategy for the development of artificial intelligence for the period up to 2030”. A significant part of the document is devoted to the creation of a favorable legal regime for the development of technologies, including the development of ethical norms of human interaction and artificial intelligence. The strategy is of a framework nature-specific targets and a list of measures to achieve them will be set by the Federal project as part of the national program “Digital economy”, which should be prepared by December 15 this year.

The freedom of the Russian startup

“We must ensure maximum freedom for creativity, business initiative, create better conditions, favorable, friendly space for everyone who launches a startup, takes risks, brings breakthrough products to the market,” President Vladimir Putin urged at the AI Journey conference.

Russia will create an Alliance in the field of artificial intelligence

Russian direct investment Fund (RDIF), Sberbank, Yandex, Mail.Ru, MTS and Gazprom Neft signed an agreement that provides for the creation of an Alliance in the field of artificial intelligence, the companies said in a statement received by RBC.

Earlier the head of the Ministry of economic development of Russia Maxim Oreshkin assessed the readiness of the Russian economy to use artificial intelligence

“Is the Russian economy ready, are certain sectors, the social sphere, the state ready for the use of artificial intelligence? While absolutely not, this is the diagnosis we see now. That is why we are now paying so much attention to this issue, ” RIA Novosti quoted Oreshkin as saying.

The Ministry of health revealed the cause of the loss of the population of Russia

Chief reproductologist of the Ministry of health Oleg Apolikhin said that today’s youth does not prioritize the creation of a family, which leads to a decline in the population. Apolikhin told about it on air of radio station Speaks Moscow. According to him, in modern society, the main goals are money and career.

Break dissatisfied residents of the machine

As reported E1.ru, in Yekaterinburg, “distinguished” employees of the management company “SD Exploitation”. In conversation among themselves one of them proposed ……. (to break) cars of residents of one of streets. For the fact that they are seeking a transition to another Management company!.. The conversation was broadcast in the Internet, which the participants did not suspect. And the chief engineer of the company added fuel to the fire, who in the Wake of the scandal called the disgruntled residents crazy.

In Russia, the volume of housing construction fell

The volume of housing commissioning in Russia at the end of the year, according to forecasts, will decrease by 12% compared to 2018. This was reported by TASS Vice-President of the Russian Union of builders Nikolai Glushkov. The decline in housing construction, in his opinion, is not directly related to escrow accounts, although they “at some stage will suspend the volume of input.” Among the reasons, according to Glushkov, – saturation of demand and decrease in incomes of the population.

“People who had the opportunity to build housing for their own money, at the expense of mortgages, this category is already small, it is necessary to provide elements of state support,” — said the Vice-President of the Russian Union of builders.

Oreshkin stated the high level of inequality in Russia

In Russia, despite the measures taken, there is a high level of inequality, which is a problem for the economic development of the country, said the head of the Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation Maxim Oreshkin during a lecture at nust MISIS on the changes taking place in the economy of Russia and the world

Developers 1.7 thousand houses in Russia declared bankrupt

Since July 1, 2019, Russian developers have lost the opportunity to attract the money of shareholders directly.

Reuters learned about the plans of the Ministry of Finance to reduce the share of the dollar in the NWF

The Ministry of Finance of Russia intends to diversify foreign exchange reserves in the national welfare Fund in 2020. The main task is to reduce the share of dollar reserves, according to Reuters, citing a source in the Russian Ministry.

Bloomberg learned about the proposal Danske Bank Russian take money in gold

The Danske Bank branch in Estonia sent an offer to a group of its VIP clients, mainly from Russia, to convert funds into gold bars and coins. This writes Bloomberg, citing documents that date back to the middle of 2012.

Named the cost of construction of the bridge across the Kaliningrad Bay

The project to build a bridge across the Kaliningrad Bay will cost the investor 44 billion rubles. The development of project documentation should begin next year, the regional Ministry of economic development and industry reported.

To build a bridge across the Kaliningrad Bay will be the “Tenth concession company”, part of the holding “vis”, which in turn is associated with” TEK Mosenergo ” Igor Rotenberg.

The agreement on the construction of the bridge authorities of the Kaliningrad region and the investor signed in the summer, then it was reported that the project will cost 35 billion rubles. “Tenth concession company” will be the operator of the facility for 23 years — all the while it will charge for the bridge.

Houseplants do not purify the air in the room

In an article published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, American scientists Waring and Brian Cummings (Bryan Cummings) refuted the myth that houseplants purify the air in the room and saturate it with oxygen. This is only possible if there are ten to a thousand plants per square meter, depending on the species.

In the US have learned to make vodka from water and air

Specialists of the American Air Co. invented vodka for the production of which does not require any grain or yeast, but only air and water. The company’s device runs on solar energy and can fit even in an ordinary room, CNBC reports, it splits water into oxygen and hydrogen, and then hydrogen is combined with carbon dioxide by means of a catalytic reaction.

“The process uses the same principles as photosynthesis in plants, only makes it more efficient,” explained the co-founder and CTO of Air Co. Stafford Sheehan.

A 750 ml bottle of water and air vodka costs 65 in the United States

Oil prices decline

January futures for North sea Brent crude oil fell by $0.2 to $ 62.09 per barrel, December futures for West Texas WTI-by $0.29 to $56.86 per barrel, according to “Finmarket”.

Rosstat reported an acceleration in the growth of prices for diesel fuel

Average retail prices for gasoline in Russia from October 28 to November 5 increased by two cents and amounted to 44.68 rubles per liter, for diesel fuel-increased by 37 cents, to 46.83 rubles per liter, according to the materials of Rosstat.

Turkey has promised to flood Europe with militants

Turkey on November 11 will begin to extradite militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, banned in Russia) to Europe. This was reported by the head of the Turkish interior Ministry Suleiman Soylu, Anadolu Agency reports.

According to him, “Turkey does not support foreign countries in the content of terrorists.” The Minister added that European countries do not want to accept the militants, but Ankara plans to go all the way and return them. “Let them decide what to do next,” he said.

Maruv presented the video for the single To Be Mine

Singer Maruv (Anna Korsun) posted on YouTube a video for the new single To be Mine (“Become mine”) from her mini-album Hellcat Story. In the image of the sorceress Maruv sings that he wants to bewitch the beloved. Together with her friends, she holds a mystical ritual with candles and bathes in the river.



Best “Lstpages” was the Ukrainian film “Atlantis»

We remind that this year more than 150 films from 50 countries were shown as part of the Listapad. For the first time, the festival featured paintings from Sudan and Senegal. Grand-Prix “Golden Listapad” for best film was “Atlantis”, directed by Valentyn vasyanovych (Ukraine).

In the Hermitage under the portrait of Catherine II found another picture

In the Hermitage, during the restoration of the portrait of Catherine II by the artist Pierre Etienne Falcon, another painting was found under the image of the Empress.

Marselle released the album ” 2008»

Russian hip-hop group Marselle presented its new album, called “2008”. “2008” is the first longplay of the newly recreated band Marselle, founded in the noughties by Levan Gorozia (L’one) and Igor Kestelnikov (Nel).

Competition of harpists “Crystal key” in St. Petersburg

The second international harp competition “Crystal key” with the participation of young musicians from six countries opens in St. Petersburg. The show is dedicated to the memory of the outstanding Russian harpist and teacher Tatiana tower.

The competition involves 55 performers, the youngest of whom is only 6 years old, and the oldest-21. These are young talents from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, France, as well as from many Russian cities – from Moscow to Ufa and Yekaterinburg. Participants are divided into three age groups, each of which will determine the winner. The review will end on November 15 with a concert of the winners.

Zinaida Hippius. Exhibition for the 150th anniversary

In Moscow, the Museum of the Silver age opened the exhibition ” I need what is not in the world… Zinaida Hippius. To the 150th anniversary of his birth.” The exhibition presents photographs, autographs, lifetime editions of hippius, visual materials, circulation graphics, manuscripts. At the exhibition you can see portraits and cartoons of contemporaries of the poet, those with whom hippius had a difficult relationship. Specially for the exhibition, a film was created, which demonstrates materials from the Museum’s collection, tells their history, creative biography of Zinaida Gippius.

Tokyo to buy Bern Manet painting for $4 million

The art Museum of Bern sells a painting by Edouard Manet ” Marina. Stormy weather.” It is already known that the work will acquire the Tokyo national Museum of Western art for $ 4 million, according to Artgid.

The painting was one of fifteen hundred works transferred to the Museum under the will of Cornelius Gurlitt. At the Bern Museum, the need for the sale was explained by the high cost of managing The huge gurlitt collection. Paintings by Edouard Manet in the Museum a lot, so the management decided to part with his work.

Windows 10 was running on a graphing calculator

Unknown enthusiast programmer used not familiar to most computing device, and graphic-HP Prime Graphing Calculator, equipped with a touch screen and the necessary hardware.

For the experiment, we chose the Windows 10 IOT platform designed for IOT devices. It allows you to run background processes of universal UWP apps. In addition, Windows IoT does not assume a full graphical interface, writes the website 3DNews.

Scientists have shown on video how the planets in the Solar system actually rotate

Planetary scientist James O& ‘ Donohue posted an animated video on YouTube comparing the rotations of all the planets in the Solar system. In total, 10 celestial bodies can be seen on the video, including two dwarf planets, Ceres and Pluto



Lanterns on the streets of Russia will be able to charge gadgets and distribute Wi-Fi

As the developers promise, the accumulated solar energy of the device is enough for street lighting in the dark, and for round-the-clock charging of mobile devices and the organization of a Wi-Fi access point.

Google updates YouTube interface

Google is making changes to the appearance of the popular YouTube service. Updates will help users of video hosting to find interesting videos and make the process of interaction with the resource more comfortable

Android application ai.type collected user data

The danger of the application became known to specialists Upstream Secure-D. They found out that the Android application ai.type collected user data on email, correspondence, photos, videos, and file storage. In 2017 alone, the app collected data from more than 30 million users who were in the public domain. The damage from the application was estimated at $ 18 million.

Windows 10 disk cleanup utility will no longer delete important files

The Disk Cleanup utility has been a part of all versions of Windows and it is a useful tool integrated into the OS. With it, you can delete temporary files, old and cached data without resorting to manual cleaning or third-party programs

Facebook to force users to scan face

The network has information that the world’s largest social network Facebook intends to force all its users to undergo verification, which will consist in scanning the face when you log into your account. According to the social network, this measure is necessary and will be used only to make sure that a particular account is a living person.

Global cloud giants battle over medical data

Petabytes for medicine in September 2019, Google and one of the largest private medical and research centers in the world – the Mayo Clinic (Mayo Clinic) signed an agreement for a period of ten years, under which the search giant will provide storage in its cloud of various data of the organization.

Airpods Pro headphones cause headaches for users

Airpods Pro headphones, introduced by Apple in early November, cause headaches for users. Numerous complaints appeared on the Reddit forum. AirPods Pro differ from the prototypes by the system of protection against moisture and noise reduction.

For the first time scientists measured the proton radius by electron scattering

With the help of modern technology with high accuracy, American physicists measured the radius of the proton by electron scattering. During the new scientific project, the scientists obtained the following characteristics: the diameter is 0.831 femtometers.

Chinese scientists have created a silk sensor to analyze sweat

A team of specialists from Tsinghua University reported the readiness of an electrochemical sensor to analyze sweat from a material based on silk fibers. So far, the sensor has tested his ability to detect glucose levels.Such devices, according to experts, can be useful for patients with diabetes. But while they do not plan to apply, first it is necessary to carry out a number of additional checks.

Causes of increased levels of stress hormone

Scientists have identified the most common causes of increased levels of stress hormone and symptoms of the phenomenon. The adrenal cortex secretes cortisol when a person is in a stressful situation. If it is short-lived, the hormone level soon decreases. In chronic stress, cortisol is also at a constantly high level.

After studying the hormone, scientists concluded that the increase in hormone levels is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle. The list also includes excessive alcohol, lack of sleep, poor diet, caffeine, artificial lighting at night and lack of water.

Scientists find toxic substances in house dust

When developing an antibacterial agent, scientists showed interest in compounds such as fusaricidin. It turned out that the microbes living in the usual household secrete fusaricidin — a toxic substance for mammalian cells. The study was published in the journal Biomolecules.

Especially for the repair of high-rise buildings have developed a drone

The Chinese experts presented the unmanned aerial vehicle created by them with system of manipulators which can be engaged in repair of high-rise buildings. The authors of the development were employees of the Shenyang Institute of automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The number of errors for optimal learning

Researchers from the University of Arizona, Princeton and other research centers counted the number of errors optimal for learning-it turned out that they should be about 15%. That is, within the framework of any task on any topic, 85% of the answers must be correct – then we will definitely learn what we wanted to learn.

In Switzerland created a microscopic robot in the form of a butterfly

Scientists at the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the Federal technical University of Zurich (ETH Zurich) have created a microscopic robot that can move with a flap of its wings when exposed to electromagnetic waves.

In the Arctic from the plague are dying seals

According to scientists, due to the reduction of sea ice in the Arctic, in the North Pacific ocean, local marine mammals have a new deadly virus. This conclusion was made by specialists of the University of California at Davis

NASA telescope captures powerful burst of energy in space

The most powerful burst of radiation in history was recorded installed on one of the modules of the International space station (ISS) telescope of the National Aeronautics and space administration (NASA) NICER.

NASA has installed all the engines on the rocket for flights to the moon

The United States is nearing the final stage of a space program that promises a trip to the moon. The engineers finish building the rocket that will send astronauts to the space satellite of the Earth. Before there was a message about the installation of the fourth engine in the rocket, Artemis I.

“All four RS-25 engines were structurally coupled to the main stage of the NASA Space Launch System (SLS)launch vehicle for Artemis I, the first SLS mission, and NASA’s Orion spacecraft,” a NASA spokeswoman said.

India has developed a mission program to study Venus

ISRO scientist Nigar Shaji said that the main purpose of the developed mission will be to compile a detailed map of Venus. To do this, the spacecraft will have to spend about a year in orbit around the planet.

Human heart cells adapt to microgravity conditions

A study by scientists from the School of medicine of Stanford University (USA) shows that in space the rhythm of the beating of the heart muscle changes. The work, published in the journal Stem Cell Reports, will allow astronauts to better prepare for extended missions – such as missions to the moon or Mars. The news appeared on The EurekAlert portal!.

The cells returned from the ISS to Earth generally had a normal structure and morphology. But there were no changes: microgravity changed the rhythm of heart beats and calcium processing schemes. This suggests that the cells have adapted to the environment in space