22 Nov, 2018

Russians live in austerity

Every fifth Russian lives in conditions of austerity, according to the monitoring of the Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President (RANEPA).

The income level of 22% of Russians in the poverty zone makes it difficult to purchase even the necessary basic set of food. In general, more than 70% of the inhabitants of the country are forced to save.

For three years (relative to September 2016), retail trade turnover in comparable prices grew by only 1.8%. And the growth is mainly due to the growth in the turnover of non-food items (4.2%). While the turnover of food products, on the contrary, decreased (-0.9%).

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More than 80% of Russians consider themselves happy

The majority of Russians (84%) feel happy people and call the cause of happiness a family, good health and work. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM), which are available to TASS.

Ministry of Education is not going to refuse USE

Boris Chernyshov (LDPR), deputy head of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science, sent a letter to the Ministry of Education with a proposal to replace the USE with an early detection system for talents of students based on blockchain technology.

The Russian Ministry of Education is not going to give up the unified state exam (USE) in favor of a system for early identification of students’ talents, the ministry said.

They noted that certification in the EGE format, the improvement of which will continue, allows schoolchildren to enter universities on equal terms, regardless of where they live.

“This is an assessment of the knowledge of all students in a unified and transparent approach,” the press service said.

Spring offered to tighten the rules for the acquisition of weapons

The Deputy Speaker of the State Duma, Irina Yarovaya, developed a bill that introduces a special procedure for obtaining a hunting ticket and a license to acquire firearms with long-barreled shotguns for people from 18 to 21 years old. This was reported by the press service of the parliamentarian.

Sobyanin spoke about the restoration of Moscow churches

In Moscow in recent years, more than a thousand historical and architectural monuments have been reconstructed. This was announced by the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, visiting the Vysoko-Petrovsky monastery.

In Moscow, a huge complex of works on the restoration of monuments. Astronomical figure: restored more than a thousand monuments. And it is remarkable that less than half was restored by the city, and all the rest – due to donations by patrons and various departments. – Sergey Sobyanin, Russian politician

Shnurov compared with the idea of milking a goat to oblige the unemployed to pay contributions

The head of the Leningrad group, Sergei Shnurov, commented on the proposal of the deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation to oblige non-working citizens of the country to pay insurance contributions to social funds. He posted a commentary on the initiative in verse form on his Instagram page.

More than 92% of citizens of the Russian Federation use the OMS policy

More than 92% of Russian citizens use the policy of compulsory medical insurance (OMS) in medical institutions, moreover, 56% last time applied to doctors for it less than a year ago. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM).

The traffic police intend to equate a number of drugs to alcohol and drugs

As RT found out, the ministry wants to equate the effect of using a number of drugs to alcohol and drug intoxication. A specific list of drugs and the entire law-enforcement mechanism will be developed jointly with the Ministry of Health

Metropolitan with the Minister of Education of the Samara Province

The other day, in the Samara Diocesan Administration, an extended meeting of Metropolitan of Samara and Togliatti Sergius with the Minister of Education and Science Viktor Akopyan was held. Reports the press service of the Samara Metropolis.

The issues of further development and strengthening of cooperation in the field of education and upbringing of children and youth were discussed. In particular, much attention was paid to such a relatively new form as the Cossack classes and cadet corps.

School of medical volunteers opened in Vladivostok

A regional school of medical volunteers has opened in Vladivostok. 130 people enrolled in it – mostly students from various universities, OTR reports.

7 centers to fight cancer will appear in Udmurtia by 2021

By the years 2021-2022 in Udmurtia, 7 specialized inter-district centers for the fight against cancer will be created on the basis of municipal hospitals. This became known during the round table on oncological services in the State Council of the UR.

Five cancer centers will be built in the Stavropol region

“The main thing is to achieve early diagnosis and make primary oncological care as close as possible to people. We will pursue this in stages. The plans for the next three years are the creation of five oncological care centers in Budennovsk, Yessentuki, Kislovodsk, Nevinnomyssk and Stavropol, ”Vladimir Vladimirov noted.

Natives from a wild tribe in India killed an American

The savages of one of the most isolated tribes living on North Sentinel Island (India) were shot with a bow by an American tourist who wanted to convert them to Christianity.

In Moscow, a taxi driver broke a passenger’s nose and legs for a joke

According to Komsomolskaya Pravda, the incident occurred on November 17, when a 37-year-old Muscovite called a taxi into the courtyard of a house on Alexei Diky Street in Novogireevo.

It is reported that the woman with her friend went out into the street. The driver was 15 minutes late, and then drove past to a standstill. The taxi driver tried to turn around for a few minutes and eventually left in reverse.

“Whoever dragged my tongue, but without any malice, I told him with a smile that he was inept, they say, even I can turn around in this impasse,” the woman said.

After that, the driver demanded to cancel the order. The passenger refused because she did not want to lose money. Then the taxi driver drove out, but stopped at the wasteland, and then pulled the woman out of the car and beat her.

The term of registration of passports want to reduce

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has prepared a draft order on the reduction of the terms for issuing foreign passports to Russians, who submit documents at the place of actual stay. Now the deadline for issuing a passport in this case is four months, the agency proposes to limit it to three months, followed by a draft document that is published on the federal portal of draft regulatory legal acts.

CNN: diabetes patients may face insulin deficiency

Patients who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may face insulin deficiency by 2030, reports CNN, citing Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

The study, conducted by the journal, states that the number of patients with type 2 diabetes should increase from 405.6 million to 510.8 million by 2030. Since not all diabetics need insulin, the number of those who need the drug will, according to researchers, increase to 79 million people, 41 million of whom may be faced with its shortage at current production levels.

UAVs will begin to control the situation on the roads of Moscow

UAVs will begin to control the situation on the capital’s roads. This is reported by “Izvestia” with reference to the CTO. Until December 25, the first 20 drones are expected to be delivered.

Employers will be obliged to pay employees fitness

The Ministry of Health of Russia supported the initiative to oblige large companies to pay employees for sports. However, according to Deputy Minister of Health Oleg Salagai, the economic feasibility of such a measure has yet to be analyzed.

In the State Duma called “Black Fridays” fraud

Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Oleg Nilov sent a request to Rospotrebnadzor with a request to take measures against trade organizations conducting various sales – “Black Fridays”, “liquidation” and the like. According to the people’s choice, sellers mislead buyers, taking advantage of their lack of awareness, the website of the Parliamentary newspaper reported.

Thailand has introduced electronic visas for foreign tourists

Thailand officially put into operation the system of entry into the country on electronic visas, reports Xinhua. The new system is designed to deal with excessive workload of airports in the country.

Yandex.Taxi has banned icons in the car

Yandex.Taxi drivers were not allowed to carry personal belongings, including rosaries and icons, inside the car. The rules listed on the website of the service apply to business and premium class cars. According to some media reports, such a rule was introduced due to the mass wishes of customers.

In the Novosibirsk region collapsed wall of the school

The brick wall collapsed on Wednesday in the wing of the school in the Novosibirsk region, where a major overhaul was carried out, no one was injured, a representative of the GUMChS for the region told RIA Novosti.

“In the Kupinsky district, in the village of Chayinka, in a school in a wing that was not in operation and where major repairs were carried out, the brick wall of the first and second floors collapsed. As a result of the incident, no one was injured,” the agency’s source said.

Credit history became available on the public services portal

The Bank of Russia has developed a new service for Russian citizens. They can get information from the Central Catalog of Credit Histories, in which their credit history is stored, through the Single Portal of State and Municipal Services (State Services website), the regulator said.

“Credit Rating” for each resident

The Beijing authorities are planning to soon introduce a “credit rating” for all permanent residents of the Chinese capital until 2020, reports Xinhua on November 21.


The collapse in oil prices forced the authorities to talk about reforms

In the face of adverse external conditions and high uncertainty, Russia needs to carry out economic reforms, said Central Bank Chairman Elvira Nabiullina in the State Duma.

“We need to transform and move to a new growth model under adverse external conditions, with high uncertainty,” she said (quoted by Interfax).

The Chairman of the Central Bank stressed that the monetary policy of the regulator cannot compensate for the internal structural constraints of the Russian economy. According to Nabiullina, the main external risks are related to the dynamics of oil prices, the situation in developed countries, the exacerbation of trade wars and increased sanctions rhetoric

Trump thanked Saudi Arabia for the collapse in oil prices

US President Donald Trump thanked Saudi Arabia for the fall in oil prices. Earlier, Trump said that Riyadh was very responsive in response to a request to keep oil prices at a reasonable level.

Oil prices have collapsed. Sumptuously! This is tantamount to tax breaks for the United States and the world. Enjoy! 54 dollars per barrel, and more recently was 82 dollars. Many thanks to Saudi Arabia, but let’s get even lower! – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

In the case of the Magomedov brothers filed a lawsuit for 17 billion rubles

The interim manager of GlobalElectroService OJSC, which is part of the Summa group, filed a lawsuit to collect 17.1 billion rubles from the owner of the group Ziyavudin Magomedov, his brother Magomed Magomedov and 14 other legal entities and individuals jointly, the Moscow Arbitration Court said

The chain of hypermarkets Castorama will leave Russia

The British company Kingfisher, which owns the Castorama network, decided to shut down the business in some countries, including Russia, reports RIA Novosti. In addition to Russia, the retailer closes stores in Spain and Portugal.

Ministry of Finance placed OFZ for 10 billion rubles

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation placed at the OFZ-PD auction with a constant coupon yield of issue 26,223 (redeemed on February 28, 2024) in the amount of 10 billion rubles, according to the website of the Ministry of Finance

Settlement in national currency between Russia and China increased by 105% in the third quarter

The head of the representative office of the Bank of Russia in Beijing, Vladimir Danilov, said that in the third quarter, the volume of Russian-Chinese settlements in national currency increased by 105 percent to nearly five billion yuan, in dollar terms – 706 million.

Profit of Ak Bars Bank for 9 months decreased by 204 million rubles

Tatarstan Ak Bars Bank for the first 9 months of 2018 made a profit under IFRS in the amount of 6 billion rubles – this is 3.3% less (or 203.6 million rubles) less than in January-September last year

Inflation in Kazakhstan fell to a record low

Inflation in Kazakhstan is at its lowest level in the last three years, it stopped at the level of 5.3%. The President of the National Bank of the Republic Daniyar Akishev informed the President of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev about this, the MIR 24 TV channel reported.

Rietumu offered the service Cross-currency payments

The Latvian bank Rietumu offered customers engaged in international trade a special payment service – cross-currency euro payments. This service allows you to make payments in rare and local currencies around the world directly from your current account at Rietumu, where the euro is located

Armed Forces of Ukraine rejected the complaint of “Gazprom” about a fine of $ 6 billion

The Supreme Court of Ukraine dismissed the cassation complaint of Gazprom against the decision of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) to recover a fine and fine from the company totaling UAH 171 billion ($ 6.1 billion). Reports about it «Ukrinform» with reference to the court decision.

Saudi Arabia may become the largest supplier of oil to China

Saudi Arabia may once again become the largest supplier of oil to the PRC in 2019. This is stated in the message Saudi Aramco. The company reached preliminary agreements with Chinese partners, which will increase the volume of oil supplies to China in 2019 to 1.67 million barrels per day

13 bridges to be built in Moscow in the coming years

The chief architect of Moscow, Sergei Kuztsnetsov, said that 13 bridges will be built in the coming years in the Russian capital. Moscow authorities plan to build more than ten bridges, including for pedestrians. The chief architect added that a road bridge will appear on Mark Shagal Street.

Armenia wants Russia to reduce gas prices

Armenia continues to negotiate with Russia on the price of gas. This was stated by Acting Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic Garegin Baghramyan, reports Sputnik Armenia.

Diesel fuel rises in Murmansk region

At some gas stations, the price has increased by two rubles. The Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service for the Murmansk region (Murmansk OFAS Russia) reported on the results of monitoring retail and wholesale prices for petroleum products last week.

Debt consumers Moscow region for gas

The debt of residents and enterprises of the Moscow region for consumed gas to Gazprom decreased by almost 2.7 billion rubles in 2018 to 6.8 billion rubles.

Cheniere Energy launches LNG terminal in Texas

The capacity of the five phases of the complex will be 22.5 million tons. The new LNG terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, was officially commissioned by the American Cheniere Energy. Investments in the project, the company said, amounted to $ 15 billion

Retail sales of alcohol in Russia for 10 months increased by almost 10%

Sales of vodka for 10 months increased by 7.8%, to 58.4 million decalitres. Realization of brandy increased by 12.8% to 8.8 million decalitres. In January-October, sales of sparkling and sparkling wines amounted to 10.5 million deciliters, which is 3.2% more than a year ago.

In the suburbs for five years, created 57 large transport facilities

In the past five years, 57 major transport facilities have been built in the Moscow region, attracting 90 billion rubles. federal subsidies, said Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobev during a business breakfast with Russian Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich.

For us, it is strategically important to develop what gives effect. We would like to ask you, Evgeny Ivanovich, that on the eve of making decisions on national projects each territory could protect those projects that will give the maximum effect to the development of our country. – Andrei Vorobyov, Russian politician

Fuel Union Announces Risk of Closing Independent Gas Stations

The agreement reached by the government and oil companies at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, means the unprofitability of independent gas stations for five months, said Bazhenov.

Independent gas stations in Russia require an extra charge for gasoline of at least three rubles per liter, otherwise they will work at a loss and risk closing, said the head of the analytical center of the Independent Fuel Union Grigory Bazhenov.

“Taking into account the average value of the small wholesale indicative for Russia, the average Russian margins by March 31, 2019 will be 1.7 rubles per liter. With a daily sales of ten thousand liters, the operating costs of gas stations are about three rubles per liter, and these are minimal operating costs. We do not We are talking about any marginal premium associated with making a profit, business development. These are minimal operating costs, “the head of the Independent Fuel Union stressed.

Japan will resume purchases of Iranian oil

As they say on the official NIOC website, since December, one of the largest Japanese oil producing companies, JXTG Holdings, will resume purchases of “black gold”. A month later, from January 2019, the Japanese Fuji Oil Co will purchase oil and gas oil condensate. This raw material is in great demand in the petrochemical industry for the production of a whole range of products.

It is reported that Japanese buyers will pick up Iranian oil from storage facilities located in the Chinese port of Dalian. According to foreign media, Japan intends to buy about 100 thousand barrels per day.

Mosbirzha expects Chinese investors to enter the Russian stock market

Chinese investors, as they become familiar with the realities and advantages of Russia, will soon come to the Russian stock market and will increasingly invest in Russian securities. This view was expressed on Thursday by Igor Marich, Managing Director for the Money and Derivatives Markets of the Moscow Exchange.

“<…> And we see that they understand the Russian financial market much better than before. We see the potential and are confident that Chinese capital will come to the Russian market, and in the near future we will see deals. Our Chinese partners and brokers are also making efforts to see results, “he said during a conversation with reporters.

Ak Bars Bank earned 6 billion rubles from the beginning of the year

The financial statements for the first nine months of this year according to IFRS published by Ak Bars Bank. This period of time he managed to finish with a net profit of 6 billion rubles, and the profitability of the bank’s capital was 12.6 percent.

Chevron starts mining at the Big Foot field in the Gulf of Mexico in the USA

American Chevron began oil and gas production at the Big Foot deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States, the company said.


Kosovo imposes 100% duty on Serbian goods

The authorities of the partially recognized Republic of Kosovo announced the introduction of a 100% tariff on the import of all goods from Serbia and Bosnia, reports AP. This happened against the background of intensified diplomatic tension – Kosovo was not previously accepted into Interpol because of the “Serbia’s campaign”, as it was believed in Pristina.

South Korean representative Chong Yang elected new president of Interpol

South Korean representative Kim Jong Yang on Wednesday elected as the new president of Interpol. Voting took place at the 87th session of the General Assembly of the organization in Dubai. Kim Jong Yang was Vice President of Asia for 2015 from 2015 and headed the Interpol National Central Bureau in Seoul from 2011 to 2012.

“Mr. Kim has many years of experience in our management and I look forward to working with him to provide our members with the best support in this dynamic and changing global security environment,” said Stoke, quoted by the Interpol press service.

Interpol Vice-President Russian General Alexander Prokopchuk will remain at his post until 2019.

The development of the entire economy depends on the diversification of the defense industry, Putin said

Diversification of the military-industrial complex is one of the strategic tasks for Russia, the confident development of the entire industry and the economy as a whole directly depends on its solution, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Kremlin did not rule out meeting Putin with a Saudi prince

The situation on the oil market can be one of the topics of conversation between the President of Russia and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, which will take place on the fields of the G-20 in Argentina. Recall that the summit will be held from November 30 to December 1 in Buenos Aires.

Obviously, they will be together, as we assume, at this summit, so one way or another they will have the opportunity to talk in the fields. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

What determines the development of the entire Russian economy

“For Russia, the Arctic plays a strategic role. Today, we are strengthening our presence in the region, we are implementing research initiatives, large-scale programs for its economic and economic development, and we are implementing ambitious infrastructure projects, ”Putin said.

By the end of the year, Russia and Belarus will sign an agreement on the recognition of visas

Diplomats of the two countries started talking about the need to sign an agreement several years ago, negotiations intensified after Minsk abolished visas in early 2017 for short-term stay in Belarus of citizens of 80 countries.

Moldovan President promised to protect the status of the Russian language

Moldavian President Igor Dodon promised to protect the status of the Russian language in the country. He stated this during a speech in the State Duma on Wednesday.

Europe threatens Italy with sanctions for poorly rewritten budget

The European Commission rejected the draft Italian budget for 2019. The project on compliance with European standards has already tried to finalize Rome. Brussels threatened Rome to begin the sanctions procedure against Italy due to the inconsistency of the EU draft budget with the EU.

Merkel supported the United Nations World Pact on Safe Migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel supported the UN World Pact on Safe, Orderly and Regulated Migration, stressing that such problems cannot be solved unilaterally, international efforts are needed.

In the US, said China’s attempts to seize American technology

Since March 2018, China has begun to make more frequent attempts to seize American technology and intellectual property through operations in computer networks. This was on Wednesday, November 21, according to a report by the office of US Trade Representative Robert Lightheiser.

In the US, stated the need to strengthen the military presence in the Arctic

In the United States, it is considered necessary to strengthen the military presence in the Arctic. This is stated in the official report of the United States Audit Chamber on the threats facing the country in the region. Earlier it was reported that in October for the first time in 27 years, the US Navy aircraft carrier entered the Arctic.

The United States urged to transfer the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to the neutral side

The US State Department called for the transfer of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to the neutral side in order to speed up the spread of aid to deal with an acute humanitarian crisis. It should also prevent the use of the harbor for the illegal sale of weapons, smuggling and financing the Houthis.

In Turkey, 74 coup participants received a life sentence

The Turkish court sentenced to life imprisonment 74 people who participated in the attempted coup d’etat in 2016. This is reported by Anadolu, citing a source.

A court in the UAE sentenced the British to life imprisonment for spying

In the United Arab Emirates, a British graduate student Matthew Hedges was sentenced to life imprisonment for spying. The meeting on the case of a student at Durham University passed without lawyers and lasted less than five minutes.


The Pentagon received permission to use force on the border with Mexico

In October, US President Donald Trump announced his intention to send American troops to the border with Mexico to contain a caravan of migrants from Central America. The Pentagon later approved the relevant request from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

US coalition struck with phosphorus in Syria

Civilians were killed in the Syrian city of Hadjin (Deir-ez-Zor province) as a result of air strikes by an international coalition led by the United States. The attack was carried out with the use of white phosphorus prohibited by international conventions.

The Ministry of Defense will extend the service life of the Topol-M and Voyevoda complexes

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced a tender for the extension of the service life of the Satan, Topol-M missile systems and the Ur-100N missiles. Works that will allow the complexes to remain in service should be completed before November 10, 2020. Detailed information about orders is available on the public procurement portal.

Britain will strengthen the military support of Ukraine

Britain plans to send an additional contingent of its military and one Navy ship to Ukraine. Defense Minister Gavin Williamson stressed that such measures are necessary as long as Ukraine remains a victim of aggression by the Russian Federation.

Su-57 fighter equipped with a hypersonic weapon

Hypersonic weapons for the Russian Su-57 fighter may appear in the next decade. Boris Obnosov, Director General of Tactical Missile Weapons Corporation, told about this on the TV channel Zvezda.

New T-72B3M tanks began to enter the Russian army

In the part of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Russia, new T-72B3M tanks began to arrive. Their combat characteristics have been significantly improved in terms of security and mobility.

Pilots from Transbaikalia took over duty in the arctic zone

The pilots and the engineering staff of the aviation regiment of the Army Aviation of the Eastern Military District from Transbaikalia took over duty in the Arctic zone. It is reported by the press service of the Eastern Military District.

The regiment “Azov” will no longer receive American weapons

The United States banned Ukraine from transferring American weapons to the Azov regiment, deputy national guard commander Oleg Kulik said.

The number of participants in the first winter competition “ARMI-2019” has become known.

The international stage of the competition of mountain units in winter conditions “Sayan March” will be held from February 18 to February 21 in the Krasnoyarsk Territory on the basis of the Ergaki Mountain Training Center.

Teams from China, India, Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan will take part in the first winter competition of the Army International Games “Sayan March”, the press service of the Central Military District reports.

US will establish observation points in Syria

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that the United States will establish observation points in northern Syria, reports the Daily Sabah. According to the newspaper, the United States intends to do this in connection with Turkey’s concern over Washington’s relations with the Syrian Kurdish Self-Defense Forces (YPG).

Russia and Uruguay discussed military cooperation

According to Fomin, Uruguay is an important and reliable partner of Russia in South America, and the cooperation of both countries has lasted for more than a century and a half. He noted that at the moment there is already a solid foundation for strengthening cooperation in various fields.

Poroshenko promised to arm the paratroopers with Javelin complexes

In recent years, paratroopers have already received about 150 samples of weapons and military equipment. We are talking about armored personnel carriers BTR-3DA, anti-tank missile systems “Stugna” and “Corsair”. They are also equipped with modern means of communication, including foreign-made.

The crew of the nuclear submarine “Belgorod”

On the basis of PO Sevmash in Severodvinsk an intellectual game “Theory of the Ship” will take place, in which crews of nuclear submarines Tula, Samara, Bratsk, Dmitry Donskoy and Belgorod will take part. It is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.


Scientists have developed “smart insulin”

Scientists from the University of Bristol managed to make an important discovery for the world of medicine. They generated an artificial molecule that is able to save diabetics from constantly taking insulin and controlling sugar levels.

China has launched the first dispatcher system for drones

The Civil Aviation Administration of China in the city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province has launched in a pilot mode an automated dispatching system for drones.

“Cultural Revolutions” in Whale Songs

Humpback whales are migratory creatures, they spend the summer in the polar seas, feeding mass on the abundant resources of krill, and by the winter they travel thousands of kilometers to equatorial waters, where females bring their young. And all this time they actively communicate: their songs are almost the most diverse and complex among all the whales.

Different populations use different songs, gradually changing over time. Moreover, biologists from the Australian University of Queensland showed that they are not just changing, but becoming more complex and passing through “cultural revolutions”. About this Jenny Allen (Jenny Allen) and her colleagues write in an article published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

MIT engineers have tested the model of the aircraft flying in the ion wind

Previously, researchers could not achieve the necessary thrust even at tens of kilovolts. MIT engineers have developed a fundamentally new design according to the high-profile scheme. Their plane received wings in a span of five meters.

Created the most advanced artificial cells

To study how well an artificial cell copes with the protein sieve, scientists have incorporated DNA encoding green fluorescent protein (RFP) into its “core”. By adding a mixture of enzymes and ribosomes to the cell, the researchers achieved the synthesis of GFP.

Earth constantly absorbs its oceans

Specialists from the Earth Observatory of Lamont – Doherty conducted a study, during which they calculated that every million years our planet absorbs billions of teragrams of water (teragrams – billion kilograms).

People started using vanilla over 3,600 years ago.

Vanilla traps, discovered by archaeologists during excavations of an ancient tomb located in Israel, disproved the myth of the origin of vanilla, which was believed to have been used as a spice about a thousand years ago in Mexico

Repeated attempts to quit only reinforce the habit.

Employees of the Medical University of South Carolina found that constant attempts to stop smoking only increase the chances of a return to addiction. This is stated in an article published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

NASA introduced the future of impenetrable tires for all-terrain vehicles on Mars

NASA has introduced the future impenetrable metal tires for all-terrain vehicles on Mars and the Moon. Used alloy is not pierced and quickly returns to its original form. The tires developed by NASA specialists are made of special flexible metals – titanium and nickel.

A huge hole the size of Earth has formed on the Sun.

On a star named the Sun, scientists discovered a giant hole equal in size to the Earth. This is reported by a source, referring to the DailyStar. A video posted on the The Grimreefar YouTube channel was watched by a large number of web users.

Asthma in children in the suburbs began to be treated with the help of genetic engineering

“For the first time in the Moscow Region, the Moscow Regional Consultative and Diagnostic Center for Children (MOCDC) now uses the most advanced technologies of genetic engineering biotherapy in the treatment of moderate and severe forms of asthma,” the Moscow Region Health Minister Dmitry Matveyev quoted the press service.

Physicists have created a magnetic diode

For the first time, physicists from the University of Sussex (UK) were able to develop and assemble a device that can transmit a magnetic field in one direction only. The idea of a group of researchers is to create conditions that lead to a violation of magnetic reciprocity.

Physicists will teach robots how to throw rice in a wok

It turns out that the movement of the pan can be decomposed into a composition of translational and rotational movements that are shifted in phase. Scientists believe that the developed model will help build robots that can not only mix, but also toss products.

Scientists will create a brain implant to translate thoughts into speech

American scientists are developing a special device for processing thoughts into speech. The device will be in the form of a chip that is implanted in the brain.

Substances from vines destroy pancreatic cancer

The Journal of Natural Products spoke about the results of a research team of scientists from Japan, Germany and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who were able to find alkaloid compounds capable of destroying pancreatic cancer cells in one of the types of lianas.

The cause of the death of trees in tropical forests

Slowed tree growth was the main cause of their extinction. They seem to compete, seeking to get more space under the sun. Lagging specimens are slowly dying from natural disasters

Under the ice of Antarctica, found a mysterious source of energy

An international research team found a large source of geothermal radiation under the ice of East Antarctica, which may cause ice sheets to melt, a corresponding press release was published on the Science Alert portal.

Meteorite accused of destroying the ancient Middle Eastern civilization

Excavations in the Middle Gur plain north of the Dead Sea in Jordan indicate that there existed a Bronze Age civilization for at least 2500 years – until the sudden disappearance of 3,700 years ago

Russia and China will work together on airplanes

Russia and China are going to conduct joint research of spacecraft for landing on Mars. This was reported in the press service of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Zhukovsky (TsAGI).

“At the Airshow China-2018,” a cooperation agreement on scientific and technical cooperation was signed between TsAGI and the Chinese Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics and the intentions of cooperation in researching Mars-landing apparatuses were confirmed, said TsAGI.

In Russia, drones will be able to fly in the same space with the aircraft

Automatic surveillance sensors create a field of continuous monitoring of air participants at an altitude of up to 20 kilometers. The new digital system will allow drones and small aircraft to safely fly in the same airspace with passenger and military aircraft, write RIA Novosti

China began production of solid electrolyte batteries

In China, launched the production of batteries with solid electrolyte. A workshop for assembling such devices was opened by Qing Tao Energy Development. $ 144 million was spent on the project.


In the open access were personal data of users of the site Amazon

In turn, Amazon confirmed that such a mistake really was. At the same time, the company did not specify what exactly the number of users suffered, however, they stressed that the company’s systems did not undergo a hacker attack.

“Classmates” added the ability to decorate photos with stickers

Users of the Odnoklassniki social network can now attach stickers to photos. On the innovation reported in the project blog. With the help of stickers on the pictures you can put funny phrases or tell with their help a romantic story.

Sneakers with wheels will move in virtual reality

It is understood that as soon as the user takes a step, the wheels on the shoes will bring him back into place, and the sensors on the device will transmit the user’s movement to virtual reality, moving it in the environment.

Doctor Web discovered a trojan miner that removes computer antivirus

A malicious file, getting to the computer, removes the antivirus program and proceeds to mining cryptocurrency. About it reports the publication of REN TV. As it became known, experts discovered a new computer virus. Appearing on the computer, he gains access to the antivirus program and removes it.

Huawei introduced the Honor 10 Lite smartphone

A new smartphone running Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9 shell is working. The model will be offered in blue and red gradient colors, as well as black and white. In the Chinese market, Honor 10 Lite will appear on November 27, but there this model will be offered under the name Honor 10 Youth Edition.

Xiaomi introduced a very compact hair dryer

Xiaomi introduced a very compact hair dryer, which was estimated at $ 14. Hair dryer has a length of 153 mm, and its weight is 340 grams.

Japanese button phone “for grandmothers” went on sale in Russia

Panasonic company in the Russian Federation began official sales of its push-button telephone, which was called the Panasonic KX-TU150. The novelty was dubbed the phone “for grandmothers”, and its cost is 2,990 rubles. For this money, the device offers only important and necessary functions, including the “emergency” button, which, when clicked, will call all the numbers on the list.

Ex-marketer Apple said, what is missing in the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

According to him, the company should make smartphones with a large battery, even if it is at the expense of the thickness of the smartphone.

A photo of the first SoC smartphone Helio P70 appeared on the web

About the new product previously mentioned, but today a company representative has published a photo, which also captures the smartphone itself.

Valve ceased production of the Steam Link console

The prefix Steam Link can transfer images from a computer to a TV, thereby allowing you to play any games that can be run on the computer.

The network showed the smartphone MeiTu MP1801 with a triple camera for “selfie”

The camera for selfie in the smartphone will receive modules for 12, 20 and 8 megapixels, but the main camera will be with two modules for 12 and 8 megapixels and an LED flash.

In the Russian Federation, launch a unified system for counting online movie views

Production companies, as well as online cinemas at the meeting agreed to provide data, but so far only on user payments.

Japanese button phone “for grandmothers” went on sale in Russia

The phone has the ability to use compatibility with hearing aids, which will be important for older people.

Google is testing Android 10 on Pixel smartphones

There is already information that the new version will be called Android 10, but it will be released no earlier than the autumn of 2019.

Older iMac and MacBook and iPhone versions are vulnerable to hacking.

As the experts at Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab have found out, the old Safari builds show some characters from Unicode as ordinary letters.

Cooler Master has released a backlit mouse pad.

The new Cooler Master MP750 is offered in three versions, which will differ in size, and, respectively, price, while the thickness of all of them is the same and is 3 mm.

The company Facebook has restored the work of Internet services.

The management of the social network apologized for the failure in Facebook and Instagram, and also confirmed that the social networks are fully operational.

The company Oppo has issued a patent for a folding smartphone

Perhaps the novelty from Oppo will be officially unveiled at the beginning of 2019, because previously, company representatives said they want to be among the first to offer devices with advanced technologies and capabilities.

A six-camera Samsung smartphone will be unveiled in 2019

According to The Wall Street Journal, in 2019, the company intends to release four premium smartphones, three of which will belong to the Galaxy S, and the fourth is still code-named Beyond X.

Sketches of new bending Samsung smartphones appeared on the Web

Earlier, the head of Samsung’s mobile division, Koh Dong Jin, stated that his department is now in a state of crisis and it is only possible to get out of it by releasing new devices.

New NVIDIA graphics card will be shown in December

Many believe that the video card will be released until 2019, but according to some data, the new product will be shown in December. According to analysts, at the moment the value of NVIDIA shares is falling (this is happening quite actively). Only on December 20, the price fell from nearly 162 dollars to 145 dollars.

Xiaomi e-book will compete with Amazon Kindle

The e-book from the company Xiaomi will compete with the device Amazon Kindle. In the near future, the Chinese electronics manufacturer will present an e-book

Oculus is now a full part of Facebook Technologies

Oculus VR, which originated in 2012, is now completely absorbed by Facebook and is no longer a subject. From now on, Oculus is one of the divisions of Facebook Technologies, which also includes a team that produces video conferencing displays Portal


In Russia, began to produce an updated sedan Mazda 6

Recall that the Mazda 6 after the upgrade got new bumpers, grille, optics, and it also has chrome elements. One of the most striking changes for a sedan in Russia is the new power unit in the engine range. This is a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine.

Volvo at the Los Angeles Auto Show will present a stand without cars

Volvo will take part in the Los Angeles Auto Show, but will not exhibit a single car at the company’s booth, the Swedish automaker reports.

Volkswagen launched the Volkswagen Teramont Coupe-shaped SUV for tests

Volkswagen has launched a coupe-like version of a large Teramont SUV for road tests. On the eve of the test car noticed in China, and local media published the first spy photos of new items. The public premiere of the model will take place before the end of 2018.

In Russia, the review came more than 400 motorcycles Harley-Davidson

The Russian division of Harley-Davidson Rus stated that 441 Harley-Davidson motorcycles require withdrawal due to a defect in the hydraulic clutch system, which could lead to a loss of two-wheel driveability with possible negative consequences.

Ford introduced the all-terrain wagon Focus

Ford introduced the all-terrain hatchback and wagon Focus Active on the European market. The models received special suspension settings, special operating modes of the traction control system, an extended list of equipment and electronic security systems.

Mitsubishi company has shown a new Delica minivan

Today, the presentation of the sixth generation of the universal minivan Mitsubishi Delica. The appearance and interior have changed significantly, but there are not so many innovations in terms of technology.

Ram 1500 received the North Edition for winter conditions

Concern FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) introduced the “winter” version of the frame pickup RAM 1500 called the North Edition, built on the basis of the model Big Horn. To overcome the snow obstacles, the car received a suspension raised by 25 mm, off-road tires and an extended package of options.

Yandex.Auto multimedia system has learned to recognize drivers

The Yandex.Auto multimedia system has learned to recognize drivers and apply their personal settings in different cars. The first service where a new feature earned itself was car sharing Yandex.Drive.

BAIC is preparing to debut a full-size cross Beijing

The new full-size cross Beijing BJ90 from the Chinese concern BAIC is almost ready to debut and recently hit the lenses of the paparazzi. Judging by the photo, the main changes to the converted analogue of Mercedes-Benz GL touched the interior design and configuration.

The crossover Subaru XV received a hybrid version with a two-liter engine

Subaru has introduced a hybrid version of the Subaru Crosstek crossover (in Russia – Subaru XV) for the US market. The novelty is the first model of the Japanese brand with a rechargeable hybrid. The public premiere of the Subaru Crosstek Hybrid will be held in late November 2018 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Skoda in 2019 will bring Karoq crossover and updated Superb to Russia

The Skoda company in the third quarter of 2019 plans to begin sales in Russia of the updated Superb, the world premiere of which will be held in May next year. The launch of Russian sales of the Karoq crossover is scheduled for the fourth quarter.

Amendments to the procedure for technical inspection of the car

The State Duma Committee on Transport recommended to Parliament to adopt in the first reading amendments to the law on vehicle inspection. The document prepared by the Ministry of Economics introduces video recording of the maintenance procedure, obliges the Ministry of Internal Affairs to store the collected data in the cloud storage, and also makes the diagnostic map an electronic document. The activities of maintenance operators will be controlled by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the insurers.

Recall, within the framework of the technical inspection reform, the Ministry of Economy prepared three draft laws – amendments to the 170-FZ “On technical inspection”, the Administrative Code and the Criminal Code. The main purpose of the documents is to stop the practice of mass purchase of diagnostic cards without presenting cars for inspection.

Medvedev allowed to import right-hand drive cars without GLONASS

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev allowed for a year to import cars with a steering wheel on the right without installing ERA-GLONASS system on them. He reported about it on the page on Twitter on Wednesday, November 21.

During the year, it will be possible to import right-hand drive cars to Russia without installing the ERA-GLONASS system on it. Approved a temporary procedure for the importation into the territory of Russia of used right-hand drive cars for residents of the Far Eastern Federal District. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

Russia is developing an electric sports car in the style of Ford Mustang

The development of a sports car with a Ford Mustang style appearance is led by KB Arhips. The customer is an unknown firm Aviar Motors, the electric car itself and will get its name – Aviar R67

The head of the transport committee proposed to ban “GAZelle”

The head of the transport committee of our country officially proposed to ban the use of cars “Gazelle” for the transport of passengers

The main reason that has been named is the low level of security. So, in case of accidents, the car suffers serious damage, the seats come off, the doors open and so on. All this suggests that the passengers while traveling on the “Gazelle” are not safe.

Hyundai officially unveiled the Saga electric crossover

To replenish the battery up to 80% takes only 54 minutes. Hyundai North America center specialists in California worked on the exterior design of the model. It is reported that the production version of Saga EV will be presented next year.

The updated Chevrolet Camaro sports car will arrive in Russia by the end of 2018

The American brand Chevrolet intends to bring the updated Camaro sports car to the Russian market. This is evidenced by the registration of the vehicle in the database of Rosstandart, which indicates the start of sales before the end of the year.


Actor Hugh Laurie became a knight of the Order of the British Empire

British actor Hugh Laurie became a knight of the Order of the British Empire, reports Bi-bi-si. The award was presented to him by Prince Charles.

Stas Mikhailov will play in Tina Kandelaki’s comedy

Singer Stas Mikhailov will play the main role in the romantic comedy, which will be produced by the general producer of the TV channel “Match TV” Tina Kandelaki. “It will be a romantic comedy about everyone’s favorite holiday on March 8 with Stas Mikhailov in the lead role,” Kandelaki quoted TASS.

It will be a comedy about the holiday of March 8 and inextricably linked to him Stas Mikhailov. – Tina Kandelaki, Georgian journalist

Gatsby will be a mulatto in the new series from YouTube

YouTube is filming a TV series about Gatsby Mulatto. The YouTube Premium service is working on the release of the series, which will be a prequel to the work of Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

For the role in the prequel of the “Clan Soprano” claim the star of the film “Faceless”

The star of the film “Faceless” Alessandro Nivola will play Dickie Moltisanti in the full-length prequel to the TV series “The Sopranos Clan,” reports Deadline. The late Dickie Moltisanti is Uncle Tony Soprano, as well as the birth father of his nephew and protégé Christopher Moltisanti.

Yury Bykov started shooting a new film

Russian director Yury Bykov has begun shooting the drama “The Watchman”, according to the Kinopoisk portal. It is reported that the shooting takes place in the Ryazan region. In the center of the plot – the story of a 40-year-old Vlad, who does not like people and works as a watchman in an abandoned sanatorium

The second season of the series “Man of the Future” will be released in the winter

The official trailer for the second season of the fantastic comedy “Set of the Man of the Future” appeared on the YouTube-channel of the Hulu service “Set of the Future”, which will be shown on January 11, 2019.

Disney may release a mini-series with Rocket and Grute

Rumors have appeared on the Web that the Disney film company is going to show a mini-series about the adventures of Rocket and Grute, members of the legendary group of superheroes “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

Sony announced two Marvel films for 2020

Sony Studio announced for 2020 two films on Marvel comics related to the universe of Spider-Man. The name of the paintings was not made public, but the studio indicated the exact dates of the prime minister: a certain original story starts on July 10, 2020, and a certain sequel – on October 2, 2020

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