20 Jan, 2018

The government stopped work ….

The US federal government stopped working because of a lack of funding – it happened at midnight on Saturday.

Democrats in the Senate did not allow the Republicans to pass a bill on this matter.

As CNN notes, this is the first in modern history “shatdown” in conditions when both chambers of congress are controlled by one party.

To pass the bill on the continuation of funding in the Senate needed 60 votes, while the Republicans of Trump control only 51.

They voted at the last moment: technically at midnight the procedure was still going on, but enough senators had already voted against it so that the bill was not adopted.

The United States is one of the few countries where the government can not fully function without a budget. “Shatdown” means that up to a million employees of federal agencies will go on unpaid leave.

Briefly about the main thing …..


Kazakhstan proposed to postpone talks on the Donbass to Astana

Earlier, on January 19, it became known that Donald Trump suggested Nursultan Nazarbayev to postpone talks on the Donbass from Minsk. Nazarbayev argued that initially negotiations were to be held in Kazakhstan

Theresa May commented on the possibility of a second referendum on Brexit

British Prime Minister Teresa Mei said that the second referendum on the withdrawal of the country from the European Union will not be. She said this in an interview with Bild.

Egyptian President Al-Sisi intends to run for the second row

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that he intends to nominate himself for the forthcoming presidential elections in the country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine announced the meeting between Poroshenko and Trump in Davos

A full-fledged meeting between US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko in Davos is not planned, but it is possible that they can meet at one of the events on the margins of the World Economic Forum.

What can we talk about in a format of a joint meeting? Well, of course, they will talk like two presidents. What is the point of discussing questions and very sensitive questions in a format very general. – Pavel Klimkin, Ukrainian diplomat

The Communist Party repeatedly submitted to the Duma a draft law on Russia’s withdrawal from the WTO

The deputies of the Communist Party faction have repeatedly submitted to the State Duma a bill on Russia’s withdrawal from the World Trade Organization (WTO). Parliamentarians propose to recognize the provision on Russia’s accession to the WTO in 2012 lost on the grounds that it was with violations of the regulations.


On the withdrawal of Russian troops from Afrina

Reports on the withdrawal of Russian military personnel from Syrian Afrina were refuted, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday at a press conference at the UN.

In Florida, launched the Atlas V missile with a US military satellite

In Florida, from the cosmodrome at Cape Canaveral, launched the Atlas V launch vehicle with the GEO-4 military satellite. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) is broadcasting the flight.

The US intends to supply Belgium with 34 multi-purpose F-35 fighters

The US State Department has decided to approve the potential sale of Belgium’s 34 new multi-role fighters of the 5th generation F-35 for a total of $ 6.53 billion, the Pentagon’s department for defense cooperation and security said Friday.

Threats to US national security

The main threats to the US in the document were called “revisionist states defying international norms,” and extremist groups. To the countries of concern for the US military leadership, the strategy included Russia, China, Iran and the DPRK.

We are facing growing threats from such revisionist powers as China and Russia, countries that want to create peace in accordance with their authoritarian models that use the right of veto against decisions of other countries in the field of economy, diplomacy and security. – James Mattis, American military leader

More than 10 soldiers died after the rebel attack in Congo

At least ten soldiers were killed in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a result of an attack by insurgents of the Islamist group “Alliance of Democratic Forces”. This is reported by Reuters.

Americans decided to save in the fight against IGIL

According to sources in the Pentagon and Congress, the US plans to send high-tech aircraft to curb threats in Europe and Asia, and to smash terrorists in Syria and Iraq with lightweight Super Tucano ground-attack aircraft of Brazilian production.

At the moment, in the battles in the Middle East involved unobtrusive and high-tech fighters F-22 and F-35, the flight hour is estimated at 35 thousand dollars.

At the same time, the cost of an hour of flying old equipment will cost $ 500 for turboprop options and $ 3,000 for a jet aircraft.

Ukrainian intelligence officer surrendered to the special services of the People’s Republic of Finland

The Ministry of State Security of the People’s Republic of Finland reported that an agent of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine under the pseudonym “Palestinians” came to them with a guilty after transfer to the territory of the People’s Republic.

Azerbaijan received from Russia a new batch of military equipment

“A large batch of modern military equipment and ammunition delivered by ships from Russia to the Baku port will be transferred to the disposal of military units stationed on the frontline after a complex reception,” the ministry said.

OSCE observers say escalation of conflict in Donbass

The first deputy head of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Commission (OSCE) in Ukraine, Alexander Hug, at a briefing in Kiev said that observers have recorded a sharp increase in the number of violations of the ceasefire over the past week

Japan from the end of January will begin to deploy F-35 fighters on the island of Honshu

Japan will begin from the end of January to deploy combat aircraft of the fifth generation F-35 at the military base of Misawa, located in the north of the island of Honshu. This is reported by the NHK television channel. As it is specified, there will be 10 such planes on the island.

The US told about the gift to Kiev in the form of anti-tank missiles

Washington itself will pay for part of the military equipment that will be sent to Ukraine. Tass was told about this in the US State Department.


In the suburbs detained shot at a road police officer driver

Drunk driver was detained for shooting from a traumatic weapon in a traffic police officer in the Moscow region, said senior assistant to the head of the Main Investigation Department of the UK for the Moscow region, Olga Vradiy.

Under the Fukushima-1 reactor, molten nuclear fuel

Molten nuclear fuel was discovered under the second reactor of the emergency nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1” in Japan. This became known on the basis of a survey conducted on Friday, January 19, on the inside of the power unit.

The ship that brought the S-400 ship to China got into a storm and returned to Russia

“As part of the execution of the contract for the delivery of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to China, a ship with auxiliary equipment left the port of Ust-Luga (Leningrad region) at the end of December, fell into the storm in the English Channel on the way, resulting in part of the auxiliary property on board was damaged, “Vorobyova said.

The cause of death of 52 people in a bus fire was a blowtorch

In the cabin of the bus, burned on January 18 on the route Samara – Shymkent in Kazakhstan, worked as a blowtorch, next to which was a can of gasoline. This was told by the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerlan Turgumbayev, Tengri News portal reports.

Mayor of Makhachkala detained in case of abuse of authority

Law enforcement agencies detained Musa Musaev, the mayor of Makhachkala, in the criminal case on abuse of authority, Tass learned from the press service of the republican investigative department of the Russian Federation.

A Palestinian family executed a relative for espionage in favor of Israel

A Palestinian family from the Gaza Strip announced on Friday that she herself had executed her relative, who was convicted of spying for Israel.

Suleiman Kerimov allowed to travel to Russia

Russian businessman and senator Suleiman Kerimov, who is under investigation in France, received the right to make a brief trip to Russia. This was reported on Friday by AFP to the prosecutor of the city of Nice, Jean-Michel Prétr.


National Bank of Ukraine allowed early termination of cooperation with IMF

Kiev in the middle of 2018 may terminate cooperation with the International Monetary Fund. This was in an interview with “Ukrainian News” said the deputy head of the National Bank of Ukraine, Dmitry Sologub. According to Sologub, this will happen in the event that the country does not receive the next tranche from the IMF until July.

The external debt of the Russian Federation in 2017 increased to $ 529.1 billion

In the fourth quarter, the debt of companies increased by $ 1.328 billion. The external debt of the CBR for the year increased by $ 2.640 billion with a decrease in the fourth quarter by $ 6.68 billion, to $ 14.974 billion.

“Gazprom” was allowed to build a second thread of the “Turkish flow”

“Gazprom” received permission from Ankara to build the second line of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream in the exclusive economic zone and territorial waters of Turkey, the company said in a press release.

At sea, more than 760 km are laid over two strings. The construction of the shore junction in Russia is nearing completion. In Turkey, work began on the construction site of the receiving terminal. – Alexey Miller, Russian economist

Russia launched 350 productions under the import substitution program

Russia has launched 350 competitive productions under the import substitution program, in two years will complete 780 projects, said the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Iran to build a coastal section of a large gas pipeline to Oman

Iran and Oman in February 2017 signed a preliminary agreement on the pipeline project, the cost of which is estimated at $ 1.2 billion. However, it is still at its earliest stage, the Financial Tribune

The construction of the Novovelichkovskaya-Krasnodar oil pipeline began in the Kuban

JSC Chernomortransneft within the framework of the project “Reconstruction of trunk oil pipelines for oil transportation at the refineries of the Krasnodar Territory” has started construction of the Novolvelichkovskaya-Krasnodar trunk oil pipeline.

The deficit of the RF federal budget in 2017 was 1.4% of GDP

The deficit of the federal budget of Russia for 2017, according to the preliminary estimates of the Ministry of Finance, decreased 3.9 times in comparison with 2016 – to 1.336 trillion rubles, which is 1.4% of GDP. This is stated in the materials of the department.

Banks are rapidly reducing rates on ruble deposits

Rates of ruble deposits are rapidly falling. In the last week alone, the reduction was from 0.2 to 1% in different banks, with different amounts and terms of deposits. There are only a few banks that continue to offer not so high 8%.

“Neftis” Gutseriev opened two new hydrocarbon deposits in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District

The company “KanBaikal”, a subsidiary of the company “Neftis” (part of the industrial and financial group “Safmar” Mikhail Gutseriev), opened two hydrocarbon deposits as a result of geological exploration in 2017, Neftisa reports.

200 million affected depositors

Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov said that from February 1 the Republican Support Fund (RFP) is starting the second stage of payments. About 200 million rubles. will receive over 1 thousand individuals and legal entities affected by the banking crisis.

Norway prepares for an oil race with Russia

Norway and Russia agreed in 2010 to end their dispute in the areas of the Barents Sea and signed an agreement on the conduct of maritime boundaries in the Arctic region, which is believed to contain large amounts of oil and gas reserves.


Holy water …..

In the church of the Monks Cyril and Mary of Radonezh, near Southern Station of Kaliningrad, holy water is sold at 120 rubles per bottle in volume of 1.5 liters and at 80 rubles per liter container.

As the press secretary of the diocese David Rozhin commented, the water is distributed free of charge to those who come with their bottles. And those who do not have a bottle, or want to make a donation, water is offered for 80 or 120 rubles. People can offer a smaller donation. This practice is not systematic. All collected funds go to the construction of the temple at the South Station.

As reported by Rozhin, those who are embarrassed by this event, have the opportunity to go to other churches, where there is no such temptation.

The reliability of news sources in Facebook will be determined by users

Facebook users can themselves influence the quality of news in this social network by assessing the reliability of their sources. This change will be implemented “from next week”, said on January 19, the creator and head of the company of the same name Mark Zuckerberg.

In Italy, the cat inherited 30 thousand euros

The owner of the estate, inherited from the deceased hostess a few days ago, was Jerry’s cat, who lives in the town of Sacile (Friuli-Venezia Giulia region). Previously, the woman repeatedly notified relatives and friends that the cat is the main creature in her life.

In Bethlehem, a monument was erected to Yuri Gagarin

The bronze bust depicting Gagarin in a helm helmet is set a few dozen meters from the entrance to the Nativity Temple with its cave, where, as Christians believe, the baby Jesus was born

More than 550 thousand people from Venezuela moved to Colombia

Over 550,000 Venezuelans, including illegal migrants, are currently on the territory of Colombia. Such data was released on Friday by the Colombian Office for Migration. According to the estimates of the department, in 2017 the flow of migrants from the neighboring country grew by 62%.

Get a working visa for Cyprus will be easier

The Cypriot authorities announced plans to revise the rules for obtaining a work visa and employment for an alien on the island. Now about 75 thousand foreigners work in Cyprus, most of them are citizens of EU member countries, and only slightly more than a third are citizens of other countries.

Titov proposed to increase personal income tax for high salaries

Those who receive high salaries have to pay more. We propose that part of the salaries that exceed the level of one million rubles a month be levied at a rate of 25%, and that they be earmarked for the purpose of paying these pensions to citizens born before 1967. – Boris Titov, Russian politician

Physicians will be allowed to issue electronic certificates to Russians

The Ministry of Health of Russia has developed the procedure for issuing electronic certificates and medical reports. The corresponding draft order is published on the website of regulatory legal acts. The document introduces amendments to the procedure for the issuance by medical organizations of certificates and conclusions approved by the Ministry of Health.

Psychiatrists called the main danger of watching TV

According to psychiatrists, the information shown on TV negatively affects people. They recommend replacing watching TV with walking, reading books, socializing with friends

If a person does not know how to “filter” negative content, then the risk of his mental disorders increases.

The adolescent age offered to increase to 24 years

Experts in Europe consider it expedient to raise the teenage age to 24 years. They conducted a sociological study and found out that local youth enters adulthood at this age.

“Here they do not punish dances.”

Israeli army girls have removed a “hot” clip in support of students from Ulyanovsk

The video is located in one of the communities on Facebook. In the video, a group of girls perform a dance, thus transferring hello to pilots from Ulyanovsk, who danced without outerwear for the song “Satisfaction” by Benny Benassi.


Sobchak plunged into the hole after Putin

TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, who intends to participate in the presidential elections in Russia, for the first time in her life plunged into the hole at Epiphany. She herself told the subscribers of her account in Instagram about this, commenting on her own photo made on the river.

I made it! First time in life! Thank Tomsk for -40 degrees !!!!! Village Kornilovo, small river Ushayka. – Ksenia Sobchak, TV presenter

Kadyrov awarded the head of “Night Wolves” with the highest award of Chechnya

Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, awarded Alexander Zaldostanov (Surgeon), the leader of the All-Russian Motorcycle Club “Night Wolves” (Surgeon), who was 55 years old, the highest award of Chechnya – the Order of Akhmad Kadyrov, the head of the republic said on Friday in his village in the social network.

Kim Kardashian after the birth of his daughter pulled on nudity

Actually, Kim Kardashian always liked to be naked, but after the birth of her third child, the reality show star simply burst: now the photos of the children in her Instagram coexist with bare bed photographs taken by either the fashion photographer or her husband on the “soap box” .

State Duma deputy Anna Kuvychko is looking for young followers of “Uncle Vova”

Famed for the entire Internet young Duma deputy from the Volgograd region Anna Kuvychko, who sang with the cadets famous song about “Uncle Vova”, decided to hold a contest of patriotic author’s song

Mikhail Efremov: “I am playing for the first time a 73-year-old man”

As in Gazarov’s previous work – a play so beloved by the public, “Amsterdam” – the main role will play Mikhail Efremov. This time the actor will reincarnate as the old man Max, the head of the family, and in the recent past – the owner of the butcher’s shop.

The journalist accused Michael Douglas of indecent behavior

Journalist Susan Brody, who worked in the late 1980s in the owned by Michael Douglas producer company Stonebridge Productions, accused the Hollywood star of obscene behavior.

Artists Vakhtangov Theater complained about the writer Polyakov

Polyakov himself stated that “no modern Russian plays are taking place on the main stage of the Vakhtangov Theater”.

“It seems that Tuminas is not very interested in the life of modern Russia – maybe as an EU citizen,” Polyakov said.

“The worst video of the year for the ironic song of the year”

Pop singer Justin Timberlake posted on his YouTube channel a clip for the track Supplies. Critics of The Independent have already dubbed the creation of “the worst music video of the year”

The actress from “Ments” Melnikov paralyzed after a terrible accident

The actress and star of the action-dramatized Russian serials Anastasia Melnikova was paralyzed after the accident. In addition to real estate, the woman lost her speech and memory.

In London, there is a night light arts festival

In the center of London, the Lumiere night light art festival takes place. In public places, light installations of contemporary artists from all over the world were placed.

Olga Buzova admitted in Instagram, what is her breast size

Every day the beginning singer publishes in Instagram dozens of photos in a bikini on the background of scenic Thai landscapes. Considering the pictures of Olya, the fans wondered what kind of breast size she had. And, without thinking twice, they asked her about it in the microblog. And she took it and answered!

– 75 B, – wrote Olga in the comments, referring to the size of the bra. Thus, saying that she had a full second number.

Who will go from Russia to the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Recall that the Ukrainian authorities consider the peninsula an occupied territory, and visiting it by air is a violation of the law. Nevertheless, Julia Samoilova will go to Eurovision-2018 from Russia and still fulfill her childhood dream.

Man-ant became a man of the year

Paul Rudd played the Human-Ant in the eponymous superhero action movie and appeared in the same role in the tape “The First Avenger: Confrontation.” He also starred in the films “Rules of winemakers”, “stupid”, “I love you, dude” and “Little Prince”.

The media revealed the identity of the new elected Angelina Jolie

Jolie and Lee worked together on the film “First they killed my father.” According to some media reports, Jolie’s new friend already knows her children and even managed to make friends with them

Record fee for the Black Widow’s solo album

Marvel Studio will pay Scarlett Johansson a record royalty for participating in a solo film dedicated to the Black widow. As the Daily Mail reports referring to its sources, it may be about the amount of $ 25 million that will make Johansson the highest paid actress in the history of cinema.

Natalia’s younger sister, Zhanna Friske, decided to return to the stage

Natalia Friske, sister and colleague of the famous Jeanne Friske, decided to resume her musical career. About the decision Natalia declared in Instagram. Friske’s partner in the pop scene will be ex-vocalist of “Turbomode” Alexander Popov.

The daughter of Mishulina was in court because of Timur Eremeev

At the end of last year, the public received a new unrecognized heir to Spartak Mishulin. So, the actor Timur Eremeev is really his son, it was confirmed by DNA-examination. Now the proceedings continue in court between the daughter of Mishulin and Eremeev.

Alena Vodonaeva declared war on the photoshop

The well-known TV host Alena Vodonaeva stated that she declared war on the photoshop. In her profile in the social network Instagram, the star “Doma-2” unveiled the most natural photo and told subscribers about the attitude to beauty injections


Samsung patented smartphone with self-camera under the display

Samsung is developing a completely frameless smartphone. The day before it became known that the world’s largest manufacturer of electronics received a patent for a unique development – a completely frameless smartphone. On the Internet there were sketches of the new device.

A Q-Stick computer keychain with 8 GB of RAM was developed

Gadgets are equipped with 8 GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.1 adapters and Wi-Fi 802.11n / ac, a microSD slot for up to 128 GB, an HDMI connector, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C connector, and a Micro-USB port

J4105-ITX receives Intel Gemini Lake processor

The size of the novelty is 170 to 170 mm. The basis was the Intel Gemini Lake platform, the board is equipped with a 14-nm Celeron J4105 processor, containing 4 cores with a frequency of 1.5 GHz, as well as an Intel UHD graphics accelerator.

90% of Google users ignore the key security feature

Unfortunately, many simply bypass the security function, not understanding to the end, than risk in the end. People are frightened by the technology of two-factor authorization, although everything is trivial. The bottom line is that with this type of protection, the user receives an additional code on the phone in a text message.

WhatsApp messenger launches money transfer system testing

According to reports, Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, has launched the testing of the money transfer system in the messenger. It’s about the P2P system, which in the test mode started working in India. The system operates on the interface of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI)

The web developer created a browser-based version of the classic MS Paint

Internet developer Isaiah Odner created a classic version of the MS Paint graphics editor for the browser. It has the design of Windows 98.

Google has enhanced the functionality of AdWords for Android

Google has expanded the functionality of the AdWords app for Android. Now users can add, edit, and delete keywords from their campaigns.

Facebook intends to simplify its messenger

As for advertising on Facebook, then this year it’s definitely not going anywhere. Nevertheless, the company will create filters, through which it will be possible to filter out unnecessary audience, and add advertising masks to the person. Previously, Facebook reported the introduction of changes regarding the news feed.

For Moscow schoolchildren launched an online simulator for chess

For Moscow schoolchildren launched an online simulator for chess. An opponent in it can be a program or a real person.

In Russia, introduce the technology of face recognition for passing exams online

Soon, the process of obtaining education in the Russian Federation can become much more accessible and flexible. This will be possible due to the introduction of face recognition technology developed by VisionLabs.

New strategy of hacker attacks on Android is revealed

The company Lookout, dealing with cyber security, and the human rights Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF, Electronic Funds Foundation) have discovered a fundamentally new strategy for international hacker attacks. The report is published on the Lookout website.

Frameless smartphone Bluboo D5 received with a body of zinc alloy

Bluboo Company presented 2 full-screen mobile units – D5 and D5 PRO, which seemed to users resembling Mi Mix 2. The novelties, unlike the phone of the Chinese company Xiaomi, have a solid body made of zinc alloy, polished and processed with nanokraska.

In Walmart offered a new technology of procurement via the Internet

Representatives of Walmart reported on a new technology for online purchases of food. Now acquaintance with the assortment will be provided not by two-dimensional stock photos, but by pictures in 3D format. Technology experts called Fresh Online Experience

Honor View 10 smartphones will be able to recognize faces after software update

According to the manufacturer, after installing the new software, Honor View 10 devices will get a popular face scan function. It is designed to maximize the protection of personal data. So, only the owner can unlock the device


We Happy Few decided to stay in “early access”

Last summer studio Compulsion Games announced that the adventure dystopia We Happy Few will be released on PS4, PC and Xbox One on April 13, 2018. This can be forgotten: the game still sit in the “early access” a little longer, until the summer.

Debut Gameplay Trailer Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link

True, it is still unclear whether this beauty will come out in the West. Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link is the development of mobile two-dimensional RPG Granblue Fantasy, which was released as early as 2014.

In God of War there will be no seasonal passes

Creative director of the studio SIE Santa Monica Studio Cory Barlog said that in the new part of God of War there will be no seasonal passes. He said this on Twitter in a correspondence with his counterpart in the industry creative director and screenwriter Naughty Dog Neil Drakmanom.

Stardew Valley became the most downloaded game on the Nintendo Switch

The top ten downloadable games are: Worldwide In Japan 1 Stardew Valley Minecraft 2 Minecraft Snipperclips 3 Sonic Mania Senran Kagura 4 Rocket League Kamiko 5 Snipperclips NEOGEO Metal Slug 3 6 Overcooked Overcooked 7 Shovel Knight NEOGEO King of Fighters 98 8 FAST RMX VS. Super Mario Bros.

Rumor: Tropico 6 will be released in September

The project page in the online store Best Buy is listed on September 4, 2018. The game Tropico 6, announced at the Gamescom 2017, should be the largest part of the famous series

Capcom alludes to news about the remake of Resident Evil 2

Two days later, on January 21, the game Resident Evil 2 will celebrate its twentieth anniversary. It is logical to assume that by this date Capcom is preparing something special. For example, announcing a release date for a remake or releasing a trailer

Third Coming No Man’s Sky and the Future of Cosmos

The company Hello Games, one of the record industry players in the number of letters with threats of physical violence, began the second stage of the ARG-game Waking Titan, mixing riddles on the Internet and sensational (in every sense of the word) space simulator No Man’s Sky.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will be released on February 20

Like radical changes in Age of Empires: Definitive Edition was not planned, but Microsoft still suffered the game a week before the original October release. “The final version should be as interesting as the game was 20 years ago.”

Scriptwriter Uncharted spoke about the problems of singles

Above the game worked Amy Hennig, the scriptwriter of the series Uncharted and Legacy of Kain. Recently she talked with founder of Campo Santo studio Sean Vanaman (his team worked on Firewatch) and expressed her opinion on the growth of development costs, single projects, and also lootboxes.

Competitor Monster Hunter from the creators of Crysis lived to the alpha

Capcom already several times invited players to beta testing Monster Hunter: World, and not everyone was pleased with what they saw. Perhaps such a disgruntled should look at the Hunt: Showdown – analogue Monster Hunter from the developers of Crysis, alpha-test which starts from day to day.

SEGA plans to release House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn on consoles

The company SEGA began testing its arcade horror shooter House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn. And those who managed to see the game first hand, shared their impressions and even a poor-quality record of the fragment of the game process.

Published the first trailer of the game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Workshop Jam City and the team Portkey Games hosted the first trailer of the future mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, which showed the classic composition of teachers, as well as the characters of the book cycle. Note that the action of the game occurs before the events of the first book about Harry Potter

On PlayStation 4 for the first time launched a pirated game

Hackers-enthusiasts launched the first pirate game on PlayStation 4. She became a demo of Silent Hills – PT. They used software, thanks to which the console was hacked in December 2017.

GOG distributes Carmageddon TDR 2000 free of charge

The Internet platform GOG.com, owned by the Polish company CD Projekt, announced the next free distribution of one of the classic games contained in the bottomless library of the project – this time anyone can free to get a licensed DRM-free version of the bloody Carmageddon TDR 2000


Scientists have created a robotic nanoruku from DNA molecules

German scientists have created a unique robotic nanoruku from DNA molecules, controlled by an external electric field.

Artificial Intelligence draws pictures by text descriptions

New technology can draw different objects by text descriptions. The project was created by the engineers of Microsoft. According to the creators, this mechanism creates images on the platform of text messages with great accuracy.

3D printing has simplified the creation of compact chemical reactors

Researchers have simplified the creation of compact installations for chemical synthesis using 3D printing. They created a library of models of small reactors, from which scientists can assemble a single synthesis apparatus, which can be printed on a 3D printer.

Scientists: New alloy remains superconductor at any pressure

On January 19 it became known that the scientist of the Institute of Physics located in Beijing managed to produce material that retained superconducting properties in the widest range of pressures.

Scientists: “Hot Yoga” was no better than usual

Scientists compared 40 people engaged in ordinary yoga, with those who engaged in “hot.” It turned out that there was almost no difference in their condition, which indicates the uselessness of the advertised occupation.

Respiratory depression was enough to spread the flu

The authors of the new study, led by Professor Donald Milton of the University of Maryland, decided to find out whether the influenza virus spreads not only through coughing or sneezing, but also through the breathing of a sick person.

Microwaves recognized as a threat to life on Earth

Microwave ovens adversely affect the environment. This conclusion was made by scientists from Manchester University. Press release of the study is published on the website of the university.

The report notes that in a year only in the European Union, microwave ovens produce as much carbon dioxide as 6.8 million cars – about 7.7 million tons. This amount of emissions is a factor that significantly contributes to global warming.

Robot found a cure for malaria in toothpaste

Eva, a robotic scientist, discovered a cure for a new strain of malaria. Artificial intelligence has found new properties of triclosan, a synthetic compound that is found in toothpaste, soap and detergents.

Scientists: Thoughts move in the brain due to the prefrontal cortex

Scientists have found out how thoughts move through the brain and how much time is spent on their formation. In the course of the study, the neuroscientists at the University of California at Berkeley found that from the beginning of formation to reproduction, thought crosses several segments of the brain.

China is testing the world’s largest air purifier

On the outskirts of the Chinese city of Shaanxi, a giant 100-meter air purifier is being tested. This huge tower is capable of passing through to 10,000,000 cubic meters of air per day.

In Austria, the vaccine against allergy to pollen

The drug was developed by Austrian pharmacists. A huge number of people in the world suffer from allergies to pollen, they complain of a runny nose, trouble breathing and coughing. Science can not fight such a disease, but scientists from Austria created the world’s first vaccine against pollen allergy.


The world’s first African American astronaut was denied a flight to the ISS

NASA specialists said that the former CIA employee Janet Epps can not become a member of the crew, which will go to the ISS. If she was at the space station, she would be the first black woman on the ISS.

The provision of the Arctic with satellite communication will require 62.6 billion rubles

The implementation of the project to create and develop a satellite communications system in the Arctic will require 62.6 billion rubles. This January 19, said the head of Rossvyaz Oleg Dukhovnitsky in an interview with TASS.

Scientists have uncovered the mystery of the birth of cosmic dust

Scientists measured the fraction of silicon and the decay products of metal isotopes in a large meteorite that fell in the vicinity of the Australian city of Murchison in 1969. This helped them to conclude that the grains of cosmic dust formed about two years after the death of the star.

Scientists with the help of Mercury calculated the rate of decrease in the mass of the Sun

For years, scientists have been trying to figure out the exact speed of “slimming” the main star. A fundamental enigma was helped by Mercury. Because of the close proximity to the Sun, the decrease in the mass of the star influences the orbit of the planet much more, so scientists decided to find out how much the orbit of Mercury has shifted.

NASA showed a cosmetic cosmetic bag

The NASA History Department decided to publish a photo of a set of cosmetics that the US space agency developed in the 70-80s for women astronauts. At the same time, they themselves admit that the development was a waste of time and money, and never flew into space.

In the purse of bright yellow, rouge, makeup remover, lipstick, eyeliner and mascara are stained.

Spacecraft powered from the Earth’s magnetic field

The developers note that such a system can provide energy to an artificial Earth satellite until it gradually decreases in its magnetic field. At the same time, a decrease in the apparatus using Lorentz braking will be faster than usual.

Settlements of lunar colonists will be built in caves

Scientists believe that there are ice deposits in the bowels of the Moon that could serve as resources for future colonists. Also, researchers claim that the caves are deep enough to protect the lunar inhabitants from falling asteroids.


Volkswagen announced the timing of production of the new Golf

Volkswagen Company announced the timing of the start of the production of the eighth generation Golf during the summit of suppliers of automotive components for this model. The car, which cost 1.8 billion euros, will start production at the end of June next year.

Ferrari will release a supercar with the most powerful engine V8 in the history of the brand

Italian machine engineers will develop an upgraded version of the Ferrari 488 GTB supercar, which can be renamed the GTO (Gran Turismo Omologata). The car can get the most powerful motor V8 in the history of luxury brand

KIA prepares a new budget crossover for the premiere at the Auto Expo in India

South Korean automaker KIA will present in India at Auto Expo a new budget crossover. It is expected that several new products will be presented at the KIA booth, some of which will later remain only in the Indian market.

In Japan, a floating electric vehicle was created

Former employee of the Japanese company Toyota Hideo Tsurumaki founded his own unique startup electric car with the ability to enter the open water.

The presentation of the new Nissan Juke was postponed until August 2018

The management of Nissan decided to postpone the presentation of the next generation of its extravagant Juke crossover.

The British pensioner equipped the 50-year-old Land Rover with a steam engine

The 67-year-old businessman from the United Kingdom restored the legendary 50-year-old SUV Land Rover Defender and equipped it with a steam engine. The assembly and recovery of the car was spent in the amount of about 24,000 pounds sterling, which is about 1,900,000 rubles for our money.

Great Wall began selling the new Haval H6 Coupe

Dealers of the Great Wall began to take orders for the updated crossover Haval H6 Coupe in the performance of Red Label. A novelty for the Middle Kingdom was presented at the end of last year. The car is available at a price of 121,000 yuan (1,069,000 rubles).

The new Mercedes G-Class got a “night package”

It became known that the Mercedes-Benz G-Class of the new generation receives a styling package called Night. A special version of the novelty is offered exclusively for the modification of the AMG Line. A distinctive feature is the presence of glossy-gray moldings, which replace the usual chrome.

Geely officially introduced the updated sedan Geely Emgrand 7

The Chinese company Geely distributed a batch of official images with the updated Geely Emgrand. In the Russian market, a pre-styling sedan is known as Geely Emgrand 7. Geely Emgrand 7 was officially introduced today at Geely, but all details were not disclosed.

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