How much can you earn on computer games? A lot — in China alone, the market size in 2021 is estimated at almost $ 50 billion! More than 30 in the US and 18.2 in Japan
And the growth rates in the coming years promise to be close to double digits: the Chinese market by 2025, according to forecasts, will grow to 71.2 billion, the United States — to 42.5, Japan — to 24
Russia, by the way, is also one of the ten largest gaming markets in the world in the honorable eighth place: now the volume of our market is estimated at $ 2.7 billion per year, and by 2025 it promises to grow to $ 3.6 billion.
Researchers from Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe received the Shnobel Prize for hanging a rhino by the legs to find the best way to transport these animals and see if it is detrimental to their health. Scientists have found that a rhino pumped up with tranquilizers feels less discomfort if it hangs instead of lying.
Israeli security services detained four Palestinians who escaped from prison, to which Hamas responded by firing rockets into Israel. The IDF responded by striking the militants’ underground infrastructure.
Russian citizen Alexander Franchetti, who participated in the annexation of Crimea, was detained at the Prague airport. The Czech Republic detained him on an international arrest warrant at the request of Ukraine. Alexander Franchetti has been living in Prague since 2000 and has been working as a fitness trainer, according to the Czech newspaper iRozhlas
Experts from Seoul National University have developed a material that can change color depending on the environment. For a visual demonstration, scientists created a chameleon robot with a camouflage cover on its plastic case.
Artificial leather is a flexible display made up of liquid crystal layers that change color depending on temperature. There are also multiple layers with silver nanowire heating elements. Moreover, the thickness of the material is less than a human hair. When the robot moves, special sensors analyze the shade and surface pattern. The received information is transmitted to the microprocessor. The nanowire network then heats the liquid crystals to color.
Unmanned scooters are already being tested in the world. Their main feature is the ability to drive up to the desired point. For example, if you are looking for a scooter for rent, but cannot find it in the right place, it will come to you.
The first section of the cycle path between Moscow and St. Petersburg, from Yakhroma to the Udarnaya pier, was opened in the Moscow region. Its width is 3 meters, its length is 21 km. The bike path runs away from the tracks along the western bank of the canal im. Moscow and does not intersect with highways. The length of the entire cycle route will be about 1200 km. In addition to the two capitals, it will connect Mytishchi, Tver, Torzhok, Staraya Russa, Veliky Novgorod, Pushkin and other cities.
In Simferopol and Krasnodar, two monuments to the founder of the Cheka were unveiled in one day — the ceremonies took place on the 144th anniversary of the birth of Dzerzhinsky.
In Krasnodar, a bust of Dzerzhinsky was opened in the courtyard of school number 32, which, by the way, bears his name. They write that the initiative to install the bust came from the teaching staff.
“It is the state security agencies that carry out important tasks to preserve the integrity of the country today. And we must know and remember the name of the founder of the service, ”Zorik Sadoyan, the vice-speaker of the City Duma, said at the opening.
The bust of Dzerzhinsky was also installed in Simferopol.
“Iron Felix fought not only against counter-revolution, but also raised the country out of ruin and poverty. Thanks to his participation, 2,000 bridges were restored, almost 3,000 steam locomotives and more than 10,000 kilometers of railway track were repaired, ”the local FSB said.
Veterans of the KGB and cadets came to thank Dzerzhinsky for the bridges and steam locomotives. The latter laid flowers at the monument and saluted. It is reported that the installation of the monument was paid for from private donations.
An ark with relics and an icon of Alexander Nevsky were brought to Stary Oskol — on an armored personnel carrier with police escort
Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov gave an exclusive interview to the Belarusian ONT TV channel, Sputnik Belarus reports:
- Belarus and Russia have common threats, it is better to answer them together;
- the leaders of the two countries are interested in building good relations with the EU, but the political will of Brussels is needed;
- the essence of integration is not in uniting two countries, but in making people live better
- in union programs «there is nothing in the bosom»;
- political integration of Russia and Belarus is theoretically possible if it meets the interests of both countries;
- Now the main thing for Belarus and Russia is the implementation of 28 integration programs, titanic work lies ahead.
Militants of the radical Taliban movement whipped a resident of the northeastern province of Takhar with a whip for playing music at his wedding. As specified, the mother and brother of the victim were also «punished», Afghanistan International TV channel reports.
North Korea has successfully tested a new long-range cruise missile, the Korean Central Telegraph Agency said. The missiles hit targets at a distance of 1.5 thousand km and flew for 7580 seconds. According to the DPRK, the development of a new type of missile was carried out for two years. The tests took place on September 11 and 12. In particular, tests of engine thrust, flight tests and others were carried out.
North Korea’s tests of a new long-range cruise missile do not pose a threat to Russian territory, Senator Dzhabarov told RIA Novosti
For the first time in history, the price of gas in Europe exceeded $ 730 per thousand cubic meters
Moscow lacks several hundred thousand labor migrants, said Deputy Mayor Vladimir Efimov. According to him, this leads to the fact that developers and other employers «outbid employees from each other.» Because of this, the cost of migrant services is increasing.
“This problem remains, today Moscow lacks about 200 thousand migrants. And we hope that in the near future the restrictions on their entry into the country will be softened, ”Efimov told Izvestia.
— instructed the government of the Russian Federation in 2022 to allocate 45 billion rubles for the liquidation of housing recognized as hazardous.
— instructed the Russian government to provide money for the indexation of monetary allowances for the Russian military above the inflation rate in 2022 and 2023.
— instructed to annually allocate at least 8 billion rubles to the Russian regions to protect forests from fires.
— instructed the government of the Russian Federation and the Central Bank by February 1, 2022 to ensure the introduction of amendments to the legislation to protect social benefits from debt write-offs.
On September 12, the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards took place in New York. Justin Bieber was named the Artist of the Year, Olivia Rodrigo’s «Drivers License» was the song of the year, the South Korean group BTS was the group of the year. The video of the year was the clip «Montero (Call Me By Your Name)» by rapper Lil Nas X.
In Afghanistan, a difficult situation has developed with health care and medical salaries, this is due to the budget deficit due to the cessation of the flow of money from Western countries, said Russian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov.
The diplomat said that before, three-quarters of the country’s budget came from money sent by Western states, but the receipts stopped after the victory of the Taliban. Thus, he pointed out, the standard of living in Afghanistan should now drop threefold.
“The Taliban are now asking doctors to go to work, they are guaranteed, in terms of our money, three thousand rubles a month salary,” Zhirnov said. According to him, Afghan doctors told Russian diplomats this amount. “The situation is difficult,” he summed up.
The United States agreed to temporarily accept the pilots of the Afghan Air Force, who, amid the victory of the militants, fled with their families to Uzbekistan. A total of 585 people fled to Uzbekistan, including both crew members and their loved ones. They took with them 46 air vehicles, including American Black Hawk helicopters, PC-12 surveillance aircraft and Russian Mi-17 helicopters.
The pilots with their families will be taken to the US military base in Doha, Qatar. From there they will be sent permanently to other countries. As noted, it is unclear whether anyone from this group of Afghans will end up in the United States. Also, the fate of the planes and helicopters that ended up in Uzbekistan is still unknown.
The Sudanese authorities allowed the deployment of a Russian military base on the Red Sea in Port Sudan, but put forward a condition for this, according to a source in the country’s Ministry of Defense.
According to the source, Khartoum would prefer to amend the agreement on the deployment of the base, which would provide for the receipt of economic assistance from Russia within five years. In exchange, Sudan will lease land for the construction of a military base with the possibility of signing an agreement for 25 years. Moscow has reportedly not yet responded to the offer.
Sudan does not ask the Russian Federation for economic assistance in exchange for an agreement on a military base, statements about this are unfounded — the embassy in the Russian Federation in an interview with RIA Novosti
A group of scientists from the Universities of Sussex and Swansea have created a way to manipulate liquid metal, with which you can move it and change its shape, forming complex three-dimensional objects. In the future, it can be used in robotics and digital devices.
According to experts, in 2020 the Bitcoin network consumed about 67 TW / h of electricity, and in 2021 its total consumption has already exceeded this figure. By the end of this year, it looks like it will be consuming 91 TWh of energy — the same as the rest of Pakistan.
As the price of Bitcoin rises, more miners with less energy efficient mining stations are joining the network, which increases energy consumption. This means that the industry needs to improve the efficiency of cryptocurrency mining and switch to low-carbon energy sources, Bloomberg reports.
Facebook will donate $ 100 million to support small businesses owned by women and minorities. The IT giant will buy back unpaid customer invoices that would otherwise have to wait months for payment. And the clients of the enterprises will have to pay the bills of Facebook itself on the terms that they agreed with the entrepreneurs.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the final press conference with the head of the Polish government Mateusz Morawiecki supported the project of the Russian gas pipeline «Nord Stream-2». It is reported by «Interfax». At the same time, the chancellor noted the need for Russia to respect the interests of Kiev.
According to her, the goal of the European Union is for Ukraine to remain a transit country for gas coming from Russia to the West. Merkel stressed that, in cooperation with the United States, Germany intends to guarantee the implementation of this goal until 2024.
The Russian government will support the idea of canceling the mandatory technical inspection, Mishustin said. According to him, it would be right to give people the opportunity to control the condition of cars themselves.
Putin signed a decree establishing the RF Badge of Honor «For Success in Labor»
Japan will recruit new astronauts to its squad by the end of 2021, this is due, among other things, to plans for the exploration of the moon, said Vice President of the Japan Aerospace Research Agency (JAXA) Hiroshi Sasaki.
From the new textbook on the history of Belarus for the 11th grade, the mention of the Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Aleksievich was removed, who, after the start of the protests in 2020, entered the Presidium of the Coordination Council. The textbook also now contains no information about the head of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus Stanislav Shushkevich, who signed the Belovezhskaya Agreements in 1991
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