The market for edible insects in 2021 is estimated at $ 771 million a year! Back in 2019, this figure was one and a half times less — 503 million, and by 2023, according to forecasts, it can more than double to the levels of 2019 and significantly exceed a billion dollars!
There is an enviable regularity in the talk about the future of eating insects: high-quality protein, low carbon footprint, ecology, sustainable development …
Porsche introduced the racing Mission R. It is completely electric, accelerates to a hundred in 2.5 seconds and can start a stream at the touch of a button from the cameras installed in the cabin and the driver’s helmet. While this is a concept, Porsche is confident that most of the technology may very soon appear in track sports cars.
The body of the car is mostly made of plastic reinforced with natural flax fibers. An electric motor with a power of 320 kW (435 hp) is installed on the front axle, and 480 kW (653 hp) on the rear. The total output is 800 kW or 1,088 horsepower in qualifying mode and 500 kW (680 hp) in sports mode.
The top speed exceeds 300 km / h, and the 900-volt 80 kWh battery can be charged from 5 to 80% in just 15 minutes using the proprietary 340-kW Porsche Turbo charger. Both electric motors, as well as the traction battery, are equipped with an oil cooling system, thanks to which the power does not decrease even during prolonged peak loads. The steering wheel is capable of tracking vital signs using built-in biometric sensors.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announced the creation of Privateer Space. Promises that she will not be like the others.
⚡️Russia from September 21 resumes flights with Spain, Iraq, Kenya and Slovakia
Citizens of the Russian Federation cannot yet visit Spain for tourist purposes, despite the resumption of regular flights with the country from September 21, Vice-President of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) Dmitry Gorin told Interfax-Tourism. Gorin noted that it is possible to visit Spain for the purpose of study, work, holders of a residence permit, citizenship and for the purpose of treatment.
Flights to Turkey and Egypt from Pskov, Magadan, Murmansk and Chita will resume from September 21
Bank of Russia: trend inflation in the country accelerated to 5.03% in August (from 4.88% in July)
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) compiled a report for the November UN climate conference in Glasgow, outlining what the future will be like if greenhouse emissions are not drastically reduced by 2030:
▪️ by the 2030s, more than 400 million people each year are likely to be unable to work on the street
▪️ 10 million people a year are likely to die on the street
▪️ by 2050, over 70% of people are likely to experience extreme heat waves each year
▪️ crop yields by 2050 may decrease by 30%, while taking into account population growth, 50% more food will be required
▪️ by 2040, the probability of crop loss by 10% or more will increase to 40-70% in 4 leading corn-producing countries (USA, China, Brazil and Argentina)
▪️ by 2040, almost 700 million people may suffer from drought lasting at least six months every year
▪️ by 2100, nearly 200 million are likely to be living below the 100-year flood level (when the surrounding area is flooded) and 60 million may suffer from flooding every year
Goznak has launched an online service for searching for missing pets by photograph — the accuracy of recognizing dogs is over 97%, and that of cats is over 96.5%. The service will be free, and when the pet is found, the ads associated with it will be hidden from public view.
Russia demanded that the Czech ambassador provide detailed information on the reasons for the detention of the Russian. The continuation of the Czech Republic’s destructive line towards Russia will lead to further degradation of relations and will not remain without Moscow’s reaction
The detention in the Czech Republic at the request of Ukraine of a Russian citizen Franchetti has nothing to do with Czech-Russian relations, said a spokeswoman for the Czech Foreign Ministry.
«The actions of the Czech authorities are based solely on the obligations of the Czech Republic in the field of international police cooperation.»
South Korean Fair Trade Commission fined Google $ 177 million for imposing OS Android on smartphone manufacturers
How much Russians want to receive a month for a comfortable life, experts from the analytical center of the Synergy University found out for RIA Novosti:
• 38.5% — 50-70 thousand rubles
• 24.3% — 80-100 thousand
• 16.8% — 120-150 thousand
• 11.4% — 150-200 thousand
• 9% — from 200 thousand rubles
Facebook apologized to a group of researchers for providing incorrect data on fake news published on the site. The fraud was discovered by scientists at the University of Urbino, Italy, who compared a report the company published in August with data provided to researchers.
Facebook called the incident «the result of a technical error» and promised to help fix it. However, some researchers considered the error deliberate, caused by the desire to disrupt the study. Facebook previously banned the accounts of academics who studied its ad network for distributing and targeting political ads.
Electricity prices in Europe hit a record due to lack of wind. So, according to the analytical company ICIS, in the UK the price per megawatt-hour has increased almost three times since the beginning of August, and almost seven times since September 2020, amounting to € 331. This is a record since 1999. In Germany, the growth was not so significant, however, the price per megawatt-hour for the month increased by 30%, to almost € 130.
The Japanese company ATOUN has shown tests of a prototype exoskeleton that allows a person to ride on the floor and climb stairs while carrying heavy loads. During the tests, the developers showed the transformation of the exoskeleton between the riding and walking modes.
The Ministry of Agriculture supported the proposal of business associations to postpone the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) reform, which provides for the introduction of a 100 percent packaging recycling rate, from 2022 to 2025. This is stated in a letter from Deputy Minister of Agriculture Oksana Lut to Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko (supervising the reform), sent on September 8.
«The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia supports the main proposals of the industry unions, and also considers it expedient to consider this issue at the government’s platform with the participation of representatives of the industry and interested departments,» said a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture.
In 2021, there is a recovery in the budgetary indicators of the regions of Russia. The budget deficit in the country will remain at 25%, but compared to the 2020 level of 67%, this is a significant progress.
Putin met with Assad, the Syrian president visited Moscow on an unannounced visit, the meeting took place in the Kremlin, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
Putin at a meeting with Assad:
▪️congratulated on the good result of the presidential election: people trust you and associate the process of returning to normal life with you, you do a lot for this;
▪️ our joint efforts dealt a blow to the terrorists, the Syrian army controls more than 90% of the country’s territory;
▪However, hotbeds of terrorism still remain;
▪️the main problem of Syria is the illegally present foreign military, which hinders the movement towards the consolidation of the country;
▪️ for the first half of the year, the trade between the Russian Federation and the SAR increased by 3.5 times, the first deliveries of «Sputnik V» and «Sputnik Light» to Syria took place.
Assad called the sanctions against Syria antihuman and illegitimate, and also noted that the armies of the SAR and the Russian Federation have achieved significant results in the destruction of terrorism.
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The Federal Antimonopoly Service will create a register of major manufacturers of basic and auxiliary building materials in order to control price dynamics. The register will help to identify an unreasonable increase in the cost of building materials and take appropriate measures, the ministry said in a statement.
The list will include representatives for the markets of wood, non-metallic and paints and varnishes, cement, brick, aerated concrete, mineral wool, sheet glass, roofing materials, bitumen, primary polymers, follows from the materials of the antimonopoly service.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched 51 Starlink satellites (Starlink-30) from Cosmodrome 4E (SLC-4E) at the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on September 14, 2021 at 03:55 UTC (September 13 at 20:55 PDT). The first stage of the launch vehicle successfully landed on the floating platform Of Course I Still Love You.
In the Moscow metro, signs at the Prokshino and Lesoparkovaya stations were duplicated in Tajik (Cyrillic) and Uzbek (Latin). This was done for the convenience of migrants, because buses run from these stations to the migration center, RIA Novosti was told in the metro.
In the village of Buzhaninovo, Moscow Region, local residents went to a «people’s gathering» after a 67-year-old pensioner was killed in the village. People gathered near the hostel where the labor migrants live and demanded to be taken out. After that, the Investigative Committee reported the arrest of two men
According to the head of Rostourism Zarina Doguzova, the cashback program for tours in Russia from 2022 will work only in the «low» tourist season.
“This year, in part, cashback worked as an anti-crisis measure, and from next year we are reaching a target picture of how cashback should work. And this work is exclusively in the low season, in the high season it is not advisable and unnecessary. »
According to a poll by the Levada Center (a non-governmental research organization recognized as a foreign agent in Russia), 49% of Russians consider the Soviet political system the best (the one that existed before the 90s)! The current system is like 18%, democracy like Western countries has gathered 16% of supporters
At the same time, among young people (18-24), the most popular is democracy of the Western type (32% — and 30% supported the Soviet system). In all other cohorts, the Soviet system wins. The lowest level of support in the current system is among the elderly
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