14 Dec, 2019

News digest for 12/13/2019

Penalties for Russians who take part in events abroad

The state Duma Commission to investigate the facts of interference of foreign States in the internal Affairs of Russia supported the introduction of administrative punishment for Russian citizens who take part in events abroad held by NGOs recognized in Russia as undesirable. This was reported by the head of the Commission Vasily Piskarev.

“We have administrative and criminal liability if the events take place in Russia, but given that the responsibility for training in these centers abroad is not provided, they all migrated from Russia abroad,” Piskarev said.

He added that then those trained come to Russia and ” begin to organize protest actions here, to promote drugs, to involve minors in protest activities.” Among the countries-organizers of such courses Piskarev named the Baltic countries, Finland and the Czech Republic.

The initiative was supported by representatives of the Prosecutor’s office and the Ministry of justice who were present at the meeting of the Commission.


The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide of 1915


The Turkish foreign Ministry commented on the recognition of the Armenian genocide by the us Senate

“The U.S. Senate resolution on the events of 1915 lacks historical credibility and legal basis. This is one example of how history can be politicized. The decision is also a devastating attempt to undermine efforts to develop relations between Turkey and the United States,” the statement said.

The Nginx office was searched in a criminal case.

Nginx web servers, developed by a Russian company, are used on a third of sites in the world. Recently, the development was sold to an American firm for almost $ 700 million. After more than 15 years in “Rambler” said that Nginx was created by employees in office time, so the exclusive right to the product belongs to her. In 2000, Ashmanov hired system administrator Igor Sysoev to work at Rambler. Sysoev had his own project, and Ashmanov allowed him to continue working on it.

“I think” Rambler” will not be able to show a single paper, not to mention the non-existent service assignment for the development of a web server, ” wrote Ashmanov. He also said that both he and former Rambler technical Director Dmitry Pashko are ready to testify in court. Pashko was Sysoev’s immediate superior.

The damage from Nginx “Rambler” estimated at 51.4 million rubles. The criminal case was initiated by Alexander Mamut’s company Lynwood Investments. She” Rambler Internet holding ” ceded the rights to claim and lawsuits.

EU extends sanctions against Russia for six months

The leaders of the European Union member States at a summit in Brussels made a political decision to extend economic sanctions against Russia. On the sidelines of the summit said the representative of the European Council Barend Leits, reports TASS.

“The EU summit approved the extension of sanctions against Russia,” he said.

Trump approves first part of trade deal with China

Us President Donald trump has signed an agreement to conclude the first deal in the trade war with China, reports Bloomberg, citing sources. The U.S. decision will help avoid the planned December 15 tariff hike on Chinese goods worth about $ 160 billion

Boris Johnson urged party members to ” enjoy the holiday»

According to the results of voting in early elections to the British Parliament, the conservative party, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, receives the Majority of seats, according to exit polls of the BBC, Sky News and Reuters. According to them, the conservatives will get 368 of the 650 seats in Parliament. Their main rivals, the labour party led by Jeremy Corbyn, have 191 seats.

To form a government, the party needs to gain more than 325 seats. The Liberal Democrats could win 13 seats, the Scottish national party 55, according to exit polls.

Again, the United States experienced the INF Treaty banned missile

The US has tested a medium-range land-based ballistic missile, according to AP. During the test, the missile flew more than 500 km, according to a Pentagon press release. The missile was launched on December 12, from Vandenberg air force base (California) over the Pacific ocean.

“The data collected and the lessons learned from this test will inform the Ministry of defence about the capabilities of these missiles.- “Kommersant”) of medium radius”, – specified in the American defense Department.

Missiles with a range of more than 500 km were banned By the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles (INF). The validity of the INF Treaty has expired, on 2 August 2019.

Germany urged the US not to impose sanctions against the ” Nord stream-2»

German authorities expect that the United States will not impose sanctions against companies involved in the implementation of the Nord stream-2 gas pipeline project, said German foreign Minister Heiko Maas. The introduction of sanctions against the Nord stream-2 and the Turkish stream gas pipeline is laid down in the draft law on the us defense budget for 2020. The US explained the need for restrictive measures to “protect the energy security” of Europe.

Rosstat: in every sixth family in Russia began to eat worse

About 16.1% of Russian families participating in the statistical observation reported that the situation with their food was complicated. At the same time, the majority of households (71.3%) believe that their diet has not changed in the last year, and 12% of the study participants reported that it, on the contrary, has improved.

The proportion of families who have enough of what they want to eat has declined over the past five years. In 2013, there were 52.3%, and in 2018, 51.7%. About 4.6% of respondents admitted that they do not have enough food (for comparison, in 2013 there were more, 5.8%). Malnutrition was most often reported in single-parent (7.7%), large (7.5%) families, and in those consisting only of pensioners (7.1%).

The government demanded from business 7 trillion to accelerate Russia

The government expects from business from 5 to 7 trillion rubles in the form of private investment under the plan to accelerate the Russian economy. This amount, according to the idea of the authorities, investors should invest in the framework of co-financing of projects for which money will be allocated to the NWF, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Thursday.

According to him, the Fund, which has accumulated more than $ 120 billion, will spend about 1 trillion rubles in the next three years. However, the condition of the authorities is that business should invest together with the state in 5-7 times.

Convicted in the case of theft, headed the Directorate of the Ministry of culture

Former Deputy Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Novikov became the head of the North-Western Directorate of the Ministry of culture for construction, reconstruction and restoration. This is reported by “Interfax” with reference to the press service of the Directorate.

In July 2018, Novikov was sentenced to 2.5 years of probation on charges of major fraud. The criminal case is connected with the theft of 30.6 million rubles allocated for the reconstruction of the Spare house of the Winter Palace. Also Novikov was obliged to compensate for the damage to 500 thousand rubles, he did not admit his guilt.

The police of Ukraine detained suspects in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet

The involvement in the murder of Sheremet suspect rock musician riffmaster author of the anthem of the Special operations forces of Ukraine and a former member of the ATO Ukrainian operation (ATO) in the Donbass. Volunteer and doctor Yulia Kuzmenko is suspected of complicity in the murder. Lawyer Vlad Dobosh said on Facebook that she was detained “for some murder»

The natural decline of the population of Russia will be a record for 11 years

For ten months of 2019, the natural decline of the population of Russia amounted to 259,6 thousand people, writes RBC with reference to the data of Rosstat. At the end of the year, the figure will be the highest in 11 years, the newspaper notes. According to the leading researcher of the Institute of demography Nikita Mkrtchyan, the influx of migrants will not be able to compensate for the decline: in January-September it amounted to 193.2 thousand people. The population of Russia for the first nine months of 2019, thus, decreased by 43.7 thousand people.


The number of migrants in Moscow over the past year has increased by 15.4% and reached 1.6 million, of which about 1.4 million are citizens of neighboring countries. Officially, 12.5 million people live in Moscow, that is, 12, 8% of them are regular guests of the capital.

Banks have proposed a new option to prevent fraudulent transfers

Banks have proposed to change the mechanism of work with money transfers, which are carried out without the consent of the client, told RBC Vice-President of the Association of banks “Russia” (ADB) Alexey Voylukov.

Credit institutions are thinking about changing the mechanism of work with money transfers, which are carried out without the consent of the client. In particular, banks want to increase the period of blocking a dubious transfer, as well as to return funds to the client if he could not be contacted to confirm the operation, instead of transferring them anyway.

The world’s most powerful icebreaker “Arctic” came to sea trials

The world’s most powerful Russian head nuclear icebreaker “Arctic” came to sea trials, reported on Thursday in the official account of the state Corporation “Rosatom” on Twitter.

The state Duma approved the introduction of drug labeling from July 1, 2020

The law on the introduction of mandatory labeling of drugs from July 1, 2020, the state Duma adopted in the third, final reading, the correspondent of IA REGNUM. The law also stipulates that drugs that are necessary for patients with hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, pituitary nanism, some malignant tumors, as well as those who underwent organ transplantation until 2019, as well as drugs produced before July 1, 2020, will be stored and sold without applying identification means until their expiration date.

Vladimir Putin will ride a train on the Crimean bridge

Russian President Vladimir Putin will start the movement of passenger trains on the Crimean bridge on December 23. A solemn ceremony with the participation of the head of state will be held in honor of the opening of the railway traffic.

Russians are at risk of being banned

About 1.5 million debtors on alimony are listed as banned in the border Agency, told “Izvestia” in the Federal bailiff service. Also, potentially will not be able to cross the border 13 million did not pay on time traffic fines and 2.5 million overdue payment for housing and communal services. They can be joined by about 7-8 million debtors on loans, according to collectors. Experts note that a significant part of these citizens measure to limit travel abroad has no impact. And in the country the number of “convinced defaulters” is growing-now it is every tenth debtor.

Rostec has shipped a batch of “Arctic” t-80BVM tanks to the troops

The first batch of “Arctic” tanks T-80BVM entered the Russian troops, as reported by the resource RG.RU. the gas Turbine engine works reliably even in severe frosts. Modernization touched on the increase of firepower, armor protection, handling and mobility, as reported by Igor Lobov, General Director of “Omsktransmash”.

Asian infrastructure investment Bank to lend $500 million to Russia

On Thursday, the Board of Directors of the Asian infrastructure investment Bank (AIIB) approved a sovereign loan to Russia for $500 million.the Money will be provided for road infrastructure projects, explained the representative of the Ministry of economic development.

Such an initiative would, of course, encounter fierce resistance in other international institutions. However, within the framework of the AIIB, our Western partners have to reckon with the position of the rest of the world. This proves that the policy of sanctions restrictions cannot last forever. – Maxim Oreshkin, Russian politician

National projects will rise in price by almost 400 billion rubles

The implementation of national projects until 2024 will rise to 26 trillion, told “Izvestia” in the Ministry of Finance. According to the presentation of the Department, dedicated to the change of passports of national development programs for 2020-2022, the most during this period will increase the funding of ” Demography — – 279 billion.

The average life span of Russians in retirement is calculated

The results of the study of FinExpertiza are available to the editorial Board of ” Tapes.ru». In General, as it turned out, in Russia, a man after retirement will live on average another 7.5 years, and a woman 22.6 years, that is about three times longer

In Russia, on January 1, 2019, the pension reform began, in which the retirement age is gradually raised to 65 for men and 60 for women.

Residents of the village of Priamursky in the EAO insulated heating mains with their own clothes

According to local residents, they were prompted to such actions by despair: in the houses of the village it is cold-the temperature does not rise above 10 degrees Celsius. Pipes not properly insulated release heat and it does not reach the apartments. The resource-supplying organization, in charge of all communications of these settlements, knows about the problem, but does not take any measures.

“This is a vicious circle, and we do not know how to find a way out of it. The pipes are rotten, they need replacing. Winter has just begun, and I’m afraid that they will not withstand the cold and just burst, ” – said the head of the center for public control in the field of housing and communal services in the EAO Galina Dokash.

“Mosgortrans” has sued Sable and Alborov 657 thousand rubles

Simonovsky district court fully satisfied the claims of sue “Mosgortrans” to Lyubov Sobol and Georgy Alburov for damage caused in connection with the unauthorized action on August 3, the correspondent of “Kommersant”.

“The court decided to recover 657 thousand rubles in solidarity with the defendants Lyubov Sobol and Georgy Alburov”, – said the judge Anastasia Loskutova.

In St. Petersburg travel agencies began to offer tours to Syria

Travel agents in St. Petersburg offer to buy a tour “Legends of the Middle East”, where for eight days tourists promise to show Damascus, Palmyra, Aleppo and a number of other cities

The state Duma exempted from personal income tax payments to defrauded shareholders

The state Duma adopted a law that exempts from personal income tax (pit) any compensation payments to defrauded shareholders and citizens ‘ income from the sale of electricity produced at microgeneration facilities.

Today at the plenary session in the second reading, amendments to the Tax code were adopted, exempting from income tax compensation to defrauded shareholders. Currently, such compensation began to be paid on December 1, 2019. – Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian politician

The state Duma rejected the draft law on the abolition of inspection of personal vehicles

The state Duma during the discussion in the first reading rejected the bill on the abolition of technical inspection for cars of individuals, the correspondent of IA REGNUM December 13.

About obligatory defense of the dissertation in postgraduate study

The government has introduced a bill in the state Duma, which proposes to return to graduate school compulsory defense of dissertations, follows from the database of the lower house of Parliament.

“The integration of educational and scientific (research) activities in higher education in the framework of the programs of training of scientific and pedagogical personnel in graduate school (adjunct) is provided by the final certification in the form of evaluation of the thesis for the degree of candidate of Sciences and its subsequent submission to the defense in accordance with the legislation on science and state scientific and technical policy,” the draft law says.

“Power machines” won the competition for subsidies for gas turbines

The company” Power machines ” Alexey Mordashov became the winner of the competition for a subsidy for the development of technology for the production of high-capacity gas turbines (GTBM), confirmed TASS in the press service of the Ministry of industry and trade of Russia.

When repaying the loan will return part of the insurance

The borrower will be able to return part of the insurance premium paid by him in case of early repayment of the loan. The law passed the final reading in the state Duma. According to the document, in case of early repayment of the loan, the premium paid to the insurer shall be refunded-minus the part of the premium proportional to the expired insurance period. This rule will be applied if the borrower has declared early cancellation of insurance within seven calendar days after repayment of the loan. Another condition is the absence of an insured event under the policy.

The law will come into force on September 1, 2020 and will apply to insurance contracts concluded after the date of entry into force of the law.

“Rostec” said the low efficiency of traffic cameras

The state Corporation presented a study of the company “GLONASS-BDD”, which refers to the effectiveness of traffic cameras in different regions of the country. The data of more than 15 thousand cameras were analyzed. In General, in Russia, as noted by the General Director of “GLONASS-BDD” Maxim Necheukhin, in 3% of cases, despite the presence of cameras, the statistics of accidents and violations of the rules deteriorated.

More than 40% of Russians do not trust doctors

41% of Russians said that they rechecked the diagnoses of doctors, writes RBC with reference to a joint study of VTSIOM and the center for social design ” Platforma»

In cities with millions of people, 48% of respondents rechecked the diagnosis or prescribed treatment, in cities with 500-950 thousand inhabitants — 39% of respondents. Most often, respondents aged 25 to 44 years (50%) go to another specialist with the same complaints. Russians over 60 years of age trust in doctors is much higher — 73% of respondents

The state Duma refused to cancel the transport tax

The state Duma during the discussion in the first reading rejected the bill on the abolition of the transport tax, the correspondent of IA REGNUM. Deputies of the faction “Fair Russia” insist on the abolition of the transport tax.

In St. Petersburg massively bankrupt construction companies

In St. Petersburg, every fifth construction company becomes bankrupt, writes “Moyka78”. By mid-December 2019, at least 30 construction contractors with revenues of 100 million rubles became bankrupt. According to experts, there are about 150 of them on the market

The Board of “Gazprom” approved a new dividend policy

Gazprom’s management Board has agreed on a new version of its dividend policy, the company said on December 12. It will be approved by the Board of Directors on December 24. If the document is adopted without fundamental changes, Gazprom will start calculating dividends next year based on financial indicators under IFRS.

To encourage effective management teams in the regions

The Russian government will send 5 billion rubles to 71 regions. As follows from the text of the document published on the official website of the government of the Russian Federation, transfers are provided for the promotion of regional and municipal management teams. When allocating funds, both the consolidated assessment of the achievement of the values of indicators and the results of the economic, social and domestic political blocs were taken into account.

The state Duma adopted a law to increase the minimum wage to 12130 rubles

In accordance with the current laws, the minimum wage is 11 280 rubles, while now the amount of payments will increase by 850 rubles or 7.5%. This minimum wage corresponds to 100% of the subsistence minimum for the second quarter of 2019.

Natalia Kaspersky will ask the government for 39 billion rubles

Natalia Kaspersky, President of the Infowatch group of companies and head of the working group on information security under the national program “Digital economy”, will ask to increase state support for Russian development companies from 5 billion to 39 billion rubles, she told Vedomosti.

“I plan to meet with the profile Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov and offer to increase state support to Russian developers. Now the budget for these purposes provides 5 billion rubles – it is very small, ” she explained. The representative of Akimov confirmed that a meeting to discuss this issue is planned.

The German foreign Ministry reacted to the expulsion of its diplomats from Russia

The German foreign Ministry “regretfully took note” of Moscow’s decision to declare persona non grata two of its diplomats in Russia. This is stated in the official message of the Department. The foreign Ministry also noted that the decision is unjustified, reports RT.

In Chukotka increased production of minerals

In Chukotka summed up the results of mining in 2019. Natural gas has the highest rates. Received 57.74 million cubic meters of natural gas, which is 102% more than last year.

According to the press service of the district government, the production of coal and brown coal increased by 10% – more than 721 thousand tons. Of these, 639.84 thousand tons were received by the resident of the top “Chukotka” – LLC “Beringpromugol” and 81.3 thousand tons-by the enterprise “coal mine”.

Good performance in the production of gold and silver. Volumes increased by 4% and 2% respectively. Since the beginning of the year, 22.5 tons of gold and more than 102 tons of silver have been extracted.

In Germany began to act amendments to the EU Gas Directive

According to the document, pipeline operators and gas suppliers should be completely independent. These rules exclude the situation when one company simultaneously owns a gas pipeline and supplies gas through it. Exceptions are possible only for pipelines that were built before may 23 this year. This means that the rules will not affect Nord stream-1.

Japan will develop a new fighter

Japanese authorities have reported that the country may begin development of a new fighter to replace the F-2 in 2020. According to “Economy today”, more than 10 billion yen (about 92 million dollars) can be used for these purposes)

Us Federal trade Commission plans to sue Facebook

The regulator is seeking to limit the company’s ability to integrate its social networks and applications. According to the wall street journal, the claims against the FB relate to the principle that allows its eponymous social network and also its applications to function within the same system. The FTC insists that this approach effectively makes Facebook a monopoly and creates an unfavorable competitive environment

NATO naval coordination centre in Bulgaria

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Bulgarian President Boyko Borisov in Brussels to discuss strengthening the Alliance in the black sea region. During the meeting, Borisov announced a proposal to place in Varna, Bulgaria, the coordination center of the NATO Navy, as the exercises in the Black sea are relevant for the protection of Ukraine and Georgia.

Libyan army led by Haftar advances to the center of Tripoli

The Libyan national army (LNA), led by field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, took control of one of the Central roads that leads to Tripoli, and seized the police school building 12 km from the center of the capital. This was reported by the press service of the army.

In the us Senate will consider the recognition of Russia as a ” sponsor of terrorism»

In the United States, the Senate foreign Affairs Committee approved a bill under which the Secretary of state will consider whether Russia is a ” sponsor of terrorism”

At the moment, the list of countries sponsors of terrorism, according to Washington, includes Iran, North Korea, Syria and Sudan. For concluding trade deals with these countries, States or their citizens may be subject to state sanctions.

The Russian artillery at the beginning of 2020 will receive a “plastic” shells

Vladimir Lepin, General Director of the concern “Techmash”, said that in the first quarter of 2020, 30mm ammunition with plastic elements will be adopted by the Russian Land forces. It is planned that such shells will increase the survivability of the barrel channels.

Peskov denied the existence of a ban to joke about Putin on television

The press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov did not agree with the fact that on Russian television there was more censorship and it became impossible to joke about the head of state. Thus, he commented on the interview of showman and humorist Dmitry Brekotkin, who expressed an opinion.

The representative of the Kremlin also did not comment on the decision of TNT to remove from the air the series “Servant of the people”, the main role in which the current President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky. The question of whether TNT’s decision to cut a joke about Russian President Vladimir Putin from one of the episodes of the series was correct, Peskov redirected to the TV channel’s editorial office.

Putin awarded the title of General to 14 employees of the TFR

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a decree on awarding extraordinary titles to employees of the Investigative Committee of Russia. The list includes investigators who worked on the criminal cases of Abyzov, Serebrennikov and Cherkalin.

Zelensky spoke in favor of changing the Minsk agreements

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky on the TV channel “1+1” spoke in favor of changing the provisions of the Minsk agreements, which relate to the control over the border.

“I am sure that some things we can change and will change, because it is the transfer of the Ukrainian state border under our control after the elections — this is definitely not our position,” RIA Novosti quoted Zelensky as saying.

Poland refused the EU agreement on climate

The heads of state and government of the European Union came to an agreement on climate change during the first day of the summit in Brussels. Only one EU country has refused to join the established strategy of zero emissions by 2050.

The government approved the construction of a bridge to the island of Helena in Primorye

The Russian government decided to build a bridge from the mainland of Vladivostok to Elena island. This is reported by TASS with reference to the Minister for the development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexander Kozlov.

The government Commission was held the other day, important decisions were made for the far East. In Vladivostok, it was decided that there will also be a bridge to Elena island. – Alexander Kozlov, Russian politician

The big four signed an agreement to develop 5G in Russia.

VimpelCom, MegaFon, Rostelecom and MTS will join forces and try to create a 5g radio system from scratch. for this, in all likelihood, a joint venture with equal equity shares will be created, which will coordinate the efforts of operators in scarce areas.

All operators will equally use the frequency spectrum that is suitable for a super-fast network. Right now, the legal nuances of the contract, which was founded by Rostelecom and MegaFon, are being coordinated.

Police arrested the head of the construction of a new zoo in Perm

Employees of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Perm region detained the head of the project of construction of the Perm zoo from “RZDstroy” Ilya Kozyrev. This happened in the framework of the investigation of the criminal case initiated on the fact of theft of 130 million rubles.

Who makes the most popular tracking technologies?

In General, most of the more or less developed countries of the world monitor their citizens using artificial intelligence and facial recognition technologies. But in most parts of the world, they use either Chinese technologies (dark red), or American (orange), or both (red).

Young animators presented ” ABC of the Arctic»

A regional project — a 33-episode animated series “ABC of the Arctic”was presented in Yamal. Each episode is a short film about one of the letters of the Russian alphabet. All of them are created by children’s animation studios from each municipality of the region, and they reflect the facts, events, personalities, natural phenomena, flora and fauna of the Arctic. 23 children’s animation studios worked on the creation of the series under the supervision of adults.

In Russia will remove the hip-hop musical about the life of Pushkin

The production company “Kinoslovo” will make a film about the life of Alexander Pushkin in the genre of hip-hop musical. About it writes “Interfax” with reference to a press – service of the company. The working title of the picture is “Prophet”.

“The 47 ronin. Legend as art”

More than sixty prints of the XIX century, dedicated to one of the most popular subjects of Japanese history and theatrical drama-the history and legend of the forty-seven faithful ronin, can be seen at the exhibition at the State Museum of the East. The exhibition opens on December 13

The festival of Japanese cinema has started in St. Petersburg.

In total, the program of the review – 15 tapes, most of which were released in 2019. The organizers noted that the poster films for the whole family side by side with more extreme genre samples. Among them is the drama “Come from the sea”, which is considered the hallmark of koji Fukada, winner of the Cannes “Special look” and other paintings.

Vladimir Medinsky and Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin opened a Museum of military uniforms

The Museum of military uniforms of the Russian military historical society opened on Bolshaya Nikitskaya street in Moscow. Its visitors will be able to trace the evolution of the form from the creation of the regular army by Peter I to the modern army of Russia. The permanent exhibition “Uniform for the hero” includes 22 halls.

“There is a unique and authentic artifacts that belonged to the emperors of the first persons of our state. To come here is an occasion to learn more deeply the brightest pages of our history, ” said culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky.

Hollywood music will be performed at the Moscow Conservatory

The concert “Hollywood in New year’s Moscow” will be held in the Great hall of the Conservatory on January 11. It includes soundtracks from Pirates of the Caribbean, Star wars and Gladiator.

The orchestra “New Russia” will also perform Ennio Morricone’s Suite from the music for the tapes “Once in America” and “the Good, the bad, the evil” for cello and orchestra, a Suite from the music for the films about Harry Potter, fragments of the musical “Phantom of the Opera”.

Microsoft introduced the next generation game console Xbox Series X

Microsoft has unveiled the next-generation Xbox Series X console, formerly known as Project Scarlett. The device, which now looks almost like a personal computer, will go on sale next winter

Xiaomi has released a smart walkie-talkie with 4G and Wi-Fi support

To begin with, it is worth noting that the device can work in 4G and Wi-Fi networks. Secondly, all buyers of the gadget in China receive a 4G SIM card as a gift, as well as free service in 4G networks for a year for phone calls.

The manufacturer also notes the range of the device, users can communicate with each other at a distance of 5 kilometers. The walkie-talkie comes with a hybrid GPS and Beidu satellite positioning system for real-time location verification even without Internet. From other walkie-talkies, the novelty differs in the presence of a built-in personal assistant Xiaomi, which responds to voice commands.

In terms of battery life, the Gigabee Smart Walkie-Talkie runs for up to 40 hours in actual use mode. The device is charged via USB-C. the price of the Gigabit Smart walkie-Talkie is about $ 57.

Windows 10 has learned to accept calls from smartphones

In the network there was information that Microsoft has updated its own application Your Phone on Windows 10-now the program allows you to synchronize your computer with your smartphone, in order to further use the device on Windows 10 to make and receive calls

Found a way to remotely lock someone else’s iPhone

A vulnerability has been found in the AirDrop feature for iPhone that allows you to lock your device for a long time. It was described in detail in his blog, an expert in the field of cybersecurity Kishan Bagaria (Kishan Bagaria).

When receiving files via AirDrop, the smartphone screen is blocked so that the owner of the gadget can cancel or approve the reception of files. By setting up the endless sending of files to the victim, the cybercriminal can lock the smartphone for a long time.

The specialist published the vulnerability code on GitHub. He clarified that the attack could potentially be avoided by disabling AirDrop, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Bagaria also advised to enable the AirDrop function only when necessary and not to accept messages from all recipients.

Nike patented sneakers with blockchain

On December tenth, Nike received a patent for “blockchain-compatible sneakers” called CryptoKicks. When buying these sneakers, a digital token is generated, to which the identification codes of the product itself and its owner are attached.

The man’s hair was stronger than the elephant’s

Scientists from the United States compared the physical parameters of hair and hair of different animals. It turned out that human hair is much stronger than elephant hair. The hair of an elephant is four times thicker than human hair.

Paleontologists have found the remains of an ancient whale that could go on land

An ancient protocetid whale that could live both on land and in water has been found by paleontologists in Egypt. According to scientists, this animal existed 35 million years ago and represents an intermediate stage between animal species

Not only capture, but also store solar energy

Contrary to its name, solar panels do not store energy derived from the sun. With the help of photovoltaic technology, they directly produce electricity. A new technology proposed by researchers at the University of Houston captures heat from the sun and stores it as thermal energy. This will solve such problems of solar energy as the impossibility of round-the-clock use of direct solar energy, limited hours of sunlight, cloudy days. An article on the technology is published in Joule.

Structures of substances for asthma control are found

Such a difficult study was carried out by the staff of the center for the study of molecular mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases of MIPT together with colleagues from Canada, the USA, Japan, France and Germany. They noted that “cellular communication” is a key stage of life, thanks to which there is a start or suspension of cellular processes. Such communication occurs exclusively with the help of receptors-molecules of proteins on the cell surface and cell organelles that can react to the attachment of molecules of a certain chemical substance to them. Experts conducted a series of experiments in which they identified substances that can help in the fight against asthma

Only two genes saved mice from four age related diseases

American scientists from Harvard University found that from four age-related diseases of laboratory mice saved two genes. According to the authors of the scientific work, they applied the method of gene-therapeutic cocktails, which were based on adenoviruses. According to the results of experiments, the best gene-therapeutic cocktail was created from a pair of FGF21 and Tgfß1. Together, they helped alleviate the symptoms of four age-related diseases-diabetes, obesity, heart and kidney failure.

Paternal X chromosomes are responsible for autoimmune diseases in women

In the new study, scientists saw differences regarding the regulation of each of the X chromosomes. As it turned out, the activity of the immune system in women is responsible for the paternal. Simply put, because of them and develop autoimmune diseases.

The slippery layer on the surface of the ice was unlike water

Physicists have studied the mechanical properties of the boundary layer on the surface of the ice-they were very different from the corresponding parameters of water in the volume. In particular, the thickness of this layer was much less than theoretically expected, and the viscosity is about two orders of magnitude greater than that of pure water. The results are the first to provide a full explanation for the ease of sliding on ice, despite numerous studies on the topic in the past, the authors write in the journal Physical Review X.

Found to counteract superbug resistant to antibiotics

Reveal this secret managed specialists from the University of Texas, whose work tells Phys.org the Key was the protein LiaX, which makes the superbug feel the influence of antibiotics and the need to rebuild their own defense mechanisms. In addition, LiaX signals an attack of antimicrobial peptides that are produced by the immune system

Scientists managed to transfer heat through a vacuum to a record distance

Physicists from the University of California, Berkeley concluded that thermal energy can jump through several hundred nanometers of full vacuum as a result of the quantum mechanical phenomenon of the Casimir effect, says Phys.org.

“Usually heat is transferred in solids through vibrations of atoms or molecules or so-called phonons — but in a vacuum there is no physical medium. So for years, textbooks have told us that phonons cannot pass through a vacuum — ” explained Professor Zhang Xiang, who led the project. “We’ve discovered an amazing thing: phonons are transported through a vacuum by invisible quantum fluctuations.”

In Japan, night lights recognized as harmful to health

Researchers are convinced that the use of night lights can increase the risk of a sleeper having problems with blood vessels and heart, which in the future is fraught with strokes

The ship “eagle” will not be able to fly to the moon because of the excess weight

The Russian spacecraft “eagle”, which is designed for flights to the moon, was two tons heavier than the norm established by the document of Roscosmos, RIA “Novosti” reports, referring to the materials of RSC Energia.

NASA has created a map of water ice deposits on Mars

The US national Aeronautics and space administration (NASA) reports that scientists have created a map of the distribution of water ice on Mars

The truth about a mysterious phenomenon in the milky Way is revealed

Physicists at the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) in the United States have revealed the truth about the fallacy of the model, according to which a mysterious excess of gamma radiation in the center of the milky Way arises from pulsars. According to new data, the cause of the phenomenon may be dark matter.

Hubble receives new images of Borisov’s first interstellar comet

The Hubble space telescope has taken new images of Borisov’s comet , the second known interstellar object to pass through the Solar system.

Ice fossils found in Algerian meteorite

Astronomers have found in the Algerian meteorite Acfer 094 unusual highly porous region, which, according to scientists, remained after the evaporation of ancient water ice from them, got there from the protoplanetary disk orbiting the Sun. The paper is published in the journal Science Advances