27 Feb, 2018

The WTO is a disaster

American leader Donald Trump questioned the activities of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

“The WTO is a disaster,” the president said, explaining that this structure makes doing business for America “almost impossible”.

Trump added that “the US is losing a lot of money” in Canada and Mexico – partners in NAFTA, as they “will return to WTO rules that limit duties to 5%.”

The revision of NAFTA terms was one of Trump’s main campaign promises

Briefly about the main thing ……


Ministry of Labor promised to increase unemployment benefits

The Office is preparing amendments to the law “On employment of the population” in terms of clarifying the conditions and terms of payment of unemployment benefits. As noted in the ministry, the bill “will increase the minimum and maximum amounts of unemployment benefits”, which are set annually by the government.

Now the minimum amount of the unemployment benefit in Russia is 850 rubles, the maximum – 4900 rubles. The minimum wage (minimum wage) since January 1, 2018 is 9489 rubles. From May 1, the minimum wage will be brought to the level of the subsistence minimum – 11,163 rubles.

Aeroflot increased the permissible dimensions of hand luggage.

The new rules have increased the size of items that a passenger can take for free with him on board the plane, five centimeters. Now it is allowed to carry hand luggage of not more than 55 centimeters in length, 40 centimeters in width and 25 centimeters in height.

Before that, the permissible height was 20 centimeters.

Yield on life disappointed Russians

Sberbank released data on sales of investment insurance policies – Only 25% of Sberbank Life Insurance clients who received payments for investment life insurance extended their policies. Earlier, the Central Bank warned customers about the risk of disappointment with the results of such investments.

Ukrainian writer was angered by the number of Russian speakers in Kiev

Ukrainian writer Larisa Nitsoy was outraged by the number of Russian-speaking Kyivans. She posted this post on her social networking page.

Weinstein’s company will file an application for bankruptcy

Harvey Weinstein officially left the board of directors founded by him and his brother The Weinstein Company.

Court in New York rejected a lawsuit on the legalization of marijuana in the US

The Federal Court of the Southern District of the State of New York rejected a lawsuit to repeal the ban on marijuana use in the US at the federal level. This is evidenced by the ruling of Judge Alvin Hellerstein, received on Monday in the electronic database of the court.

A well-known journalist was shot in Slovakia

The famous Slovak journalist Jan Kuchak was found shot in an apartment near the city of Trnava in the west of the country. It is noted that the murdered person was engaged in investigations of tax frauds and other crimes of the local elite

“Russian Post” detained a parcel with a machine gun

In the “Post of Russia” they told that on Thursday morning the company employees examined parcels in Moscow with the help of inspection equipment. In one of them, they found two Simonov rifles and a Kalashnikov machine gun. The parcel was to be sent from Moscow to the Trans-Baikal Territory.

In the Moscow subway began to give out badges for pregnant passengers

The Moscow Metro organized distribution of special social icons for pregnant passengers with an appeal to give them a place, told reporters in the press service of the Moscow subway.

Limit of expectation: during which time the doctors are obliged to provide assistance

In 2018, new deadlines for waiting for medical care in hospitals and clinics working under the CHI program were established.

How much to wait for primary care in an emergency?

The waiting time for urgent assistance (the one that is urgently needed but does not endanger life – Ed.) Is no more than 2 hours after the patient has contacted the medical organization.

How long to wait for hospitalization?

Not more than 30 calendar days from the date of issuance of the referral for hospitalization.

How long will hospitalization be continued?

No more than 14 days from the date of histological verification of the tumor or diagnosis.

How long does it take to receive a therapist?

The waiting time for admission by GP physicians, district doctors, general practitioners (family doctors), pediatrician pediatricians – no more than 24 hours from the time of contact with a medical organization.

How long does it take to receive a specialist?

Not more than 14 days from the date of the patient’s application to the medical organization

What are the waiting times for ultrasound?

The term of diagnostic instrumental (radiographic examinations, including mammography, functional diagnostics, ultrasound) and laboratory studies in primary health care should not exceed 14 days from the date of appointment.

When should CT and MRI be prescribed?

The period of CT (including single-photon emission computed tomography), MRI and angiography – no more than 30 days from the day of appointment

When should an ambulance arrive?

The time for the ambulance crew to reach the patient when providing emergency medical care in an emergency form is no more than 20 minutes from the time of the call.

How soon should emergency assistance be provided?

If a person is in a condition that threatens his life, he must be helped urgently. Refusal to provide it is not allowed.

The number of new loans in cash increased by 10%

In the segment of cash loans, the number of new loans increased by 10%, while lending increased by 43%. In January 2018, 1.82 million loans were granted in cash for 227.65 billion rubles. against 1.65 million loans for 159.33 billion rubles. a year earlier. The average size of the issued loan in cash increased by 29%: from 97 to 125 thousand rubles.

In Russia they are looking for the participants of the “cocaine case”

The investigation is looking for other members of the criminal group who tried to import cocaine from Argentina into the Russian Federation, the decision of the Moscow City Court, which left three detainees under arrest, said.

In St. Petersburg, the participant of the movement “Spring” was arrested for a duck

Goncharenko will be brought to administrative responsibility, and he will remain under arrest for 25 days. According to the federal coordinator of the movement “Spring” in the northern capital of Bogdan Lytvyn, Artem Goncharenko was arrested for demonstrating a duck from the window of a house on Tverskaya Street.

In St. Petersburg, a man escaped the colony by marrying a seducing schoolgirl

Yury Bondarenko, former conductor of the Lyceum of Arts in St. Petersburg, was released from criminal liability for sexual relations with a student under the age of 16, marrying her, the joint press service of St. Petersburg City Courts said on Monday.

A resident of St. Petersburg, who beat an ambulance doctor, faces up to two years in prison

A resident of St. Petersburg is charged with the article “deliberate infliction of slight damage to health, which caused a short-term health disorder, committed out of hooligan motives,” which provides for maximum punishment of up to 2 years of imprisonment, the supervisory agency specifies.

The resumption of air communication between Russia and Egypt is postponed

The delay in launching flights between Russia and Egypt is explained by the absence of ground handling contracts with Aeroflot and EgyptAir. This was stated by the Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov. He specified that the last step was to resume air traffic.


Net profit of VTB for 2017 under IFRS increased to 120.1 billion rubles

VTB’s net profit in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in 2017 increased 2.3 times compared to 2016 and reached 120.1 billion rubles. This is stated in the message of the credit organization, published today on the London Stock Exchange.

The Ministry of Finance proposed to lower the requirements for banks with state funds

The Ministry of Finance proposed to lower the requirements for banks in which state funds are placed. This was announced by Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev, TASS reported.

Latvian bank ABLV announces self-liquidation

Shareholders of one of the largest Latvian banks – ABLV Bank at an extraordinary meeting decided to self-liquidate the institution. This was reported by the press service of the credit institution.

Gleb Frank got control over the largest pollock goalkeeper

Gleb Frank will buy the share of Maxim Vorobyov, the brother of the governor of the Moscow region, in OOO Russian Fishery Company (RRPK) and will become its controlling owner, the company said.

Latvia wants to expel foreign investors from the banks

As reported, the volume of deposits of foreign clients attracted by Latvian banks in 2017 decreased by 12%, or 1.097 billion euros, to 8.055 billion, and their share in the total amount of deposits attracted by Latvian banks at the end of 2017 was 39.7% and was the lowest in recent years

Lender of the Bank of Ireland recorded a decline in annual profits

The Irish lender of the Bank of Ireland Group presented financial results for the past year, and also said that for the first time in the last ten years it will pay dividends.

Megafon became the sole owner of Euroset

The mobile operator Megafon and VimpelCom (telecom holding Veon) closed the deal to divide up the business of the network of Euroset cellular shops, following which Megafon became the owner of a 100% stake in Euroset. This was reported in the press service of the mobile operator.

This transaction will allow the Euroset to develop the company and opens a lot of prospects. We will go only forward, expand our range, introduce new services and services. – Alexander Malis, politician

“Kamaz” acquired 49% of one of the largest suppliers of “AvtoVAZ”

“Kamaz” acquired 49% of the supplier of automotive components – United Automotive Technologies (OAT), said in the materials of the automaker. The deal took place on February 20, before that the company did not own OAT shares

Quotas for fishing will be distributed on a historical basis

The Russian government plans to set quotas for catching aquatic biological resources for the next 15 years, mainly based on the historical principle of the enterprise, that is, the volumes of catch for previous years. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, TASS reports.

Earlier it was reported that the annual catch of fish in Russia for the past year amounted to 4.8 million tons, an increase of 12% over 12 months. As the deputy head of Rosrybolovstva Peter Savchuk noted, the country has been “breaking records” in this direction for the second year in a row. The largest reservoir for catching fish was the Far Eastern basin, which showed a figure of 3.112 million tons of fish.

The volume of mortgage in Russia in January rose by 86%

The average size of the new mortgage loan increased by 4% – from 1.8 to 1.87 million rubles. Earlier, the National Bureau of Credit Histories (NBKI) reported that, according to him, in January 2018 in Russia, the volume of mortgage issuance increased by 55% compared to January last year – to 58.4 billion rubles.

The volume of lending in Russia grew by 60%

In January 2018, 2.58 million new loans were issued totaling 417.35 billion rubles. On an annual basis, the number of loans extended grew by 23%, while lending volumes increased by 60%. In January 2017, 2.11 million loans were issued for 261.21 billion rubles.

The leader in terms of growth in the number and volume of new loans in January was the segment of credit cards. The number of new cards grew by 74% year-on-year, while the volume of approved limits grew by 134% at once. In January 2018, 669.61 thousand new cards were issued with a total limit of 49.64 billion rubles, a year earlier – 385.43 thousand cards for 21.20 billion rubles. The average limit on the card increased for the year by 35%: from 55 to 74 thousand rubles.

More than half of Russian banks are located in the Moscow region

More than half of Russian banks are located in the Moscow region. This was announced at the expanded meeting of the Interregional Banking Council under the Federation Council by the chairman of the upper house of parliament Valentina Matvienko.

Venezuela will limit the access of stock exchanges to its own currency market

The government of Venezuela can limit the number of exchanges of crypto-currencies that will be allowed to serve its market

Medvedev and Kadyrov visited a greenhouse complex in Grozny

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Grozny on Monday, accompanied by Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, visited the greenhouse complex YugAgroholding. Employees of the enterprise told the head of the Cabinet of Ministers and the head of the republic about the technology of growing vegetables in a greenhouse complex.

Syria promises benefits to Russian companies

The Syrian government will provide the maximum possible benefits to Russian companies that are ready to participate in the restoration of the country’s economy. This was reported by the RIA ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad at a business forum in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, RIA Novosti reported.

Gazprombank’s structure bought 49.5% of the design company Rosatom

The subsidiary structure of Gazprombank – GPB-Vetrogeneration – bought 49.5% of the shares of Rosatom’s project company VetroOGK, which is implementing an investment project for the construction of wind farms in Russia. This is stated in the message on the bank’s website. The deal was made on February 20.

VTB intends to sell the entire stake in Burger King

According to the group’s statements for 2017 published on Monday, last year VTB’s stake in Burger King Russia (owned by the Russian company Burger Rus), recorded under the column “investments in associates and joint ventures,” decreased from 36.6% to 19.98%.

Rosneft closes the project “Vostok NAO” – “Rosneft”

“Rosneft” ROSN + 0.18% closes the project “Vostok NAO” – “Rosneft” decided to liquidate the joint venture of Bashneft and LUKOIL in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug – Vostok Neno. The companies spent almost 16 billion rubles on the project, but they did not find oil.


Psychics try to cash in on Svetlana Rozhkova’s illnesses

Svetlana Rozhkova, the “Anshlaga” star, was diagnosed with autoimmune liver disease. The artist is supported by relatives and colleagues in a humorous show, helping financially and morally. Some, so-called, psychics try to cash in on her ailment, offering various ways of healing.

Kendall Jenner starred in a provocative photo shoot

Recall that in 2017, Kendall topped the rating of the highest paid models according to the magazine Forbes, her income is $ 22 million

Widow Maryanov hopes for a fair fight for the inheritance of the actor

The widow of the late actor Dmitry Maryanov, Xenia Bik, hopes that the struggle for the inheritance will be fair. The artist died so quickly that he did not manage to leave his will. In this regard, his relatives will independently share the property.

Britney Spears put on a sexy dress for the award of the Beauty Awards 2018

Britney Spears put on a sexy dress at the ceremony of awarding the Beauty Awards 2018. At social events, the singer recently appears rarely, which provoked increased attention of the public to her person, especially since the star’s outfit was very frank

Allegrova told why she refuses to watch TV

The star told that during the concert for her it is very important to establish contact with the audience, and also gave a comment about the gossip that go about her. Allegrova admitted that she practically did not watch TV.

In Kazakhstan, the criminal case against the wife of Arshavin

In Kazakhstan, the criminal case against the wife of Andrei Arshavin Alisa, a football player of the Almaty-based Kairat club, was closed. This was reported by the press service of the police of Alma-Ata

The treatment of Nikolai Karachentsov needs a million

Lyudmila Porgina, Karachentsova’s wife, said: right now the family is preparing for new procedures, which will be carried out this time by Israeli doctors. According to the wife of the patient, she collects money for treatment, and it requires at least one million rubles

Directors were advised not to film actors with anti-Russian views

For directors, they may issue a recommendation not to invite actors to perform in film with anti-Russian views. It’s about films that are funded by the state.

Serebryakova was invited to the festival “Morning of the Motherland”

The festival of television art cinema “Morning of the Motherland” will be held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk from 8 to 14 March 2018. In the competition program of the show is the series “Doctor Richter” with Serebryakov in the title role.

“Golden Mask” opens an out-of-competition program “Mask Plus”

The festival “Golden Mask” opens today an out-of-competition program “Mask Plus”. It included performances that reached the finals, but were not included in the main competition.

Rapper Face on the bear burned the Capitol and sang about sex with his wife Obama

Russian rapper Face released a patriotic clip for his hit “I Drop the West”, in which he saddled a giant bear and attacked the United States.

The best films of the XXI century, which were never nominated for an Oscar

The leader of the rating was the David Fincher film “Zodiac” (2007). Among the iconic paintings that came out at the time, remember “The Old Ones is not the place” brothers Cohen, “How the cowardly Robert Ford killed Jesse James” Andrew Dominic, “The Departed” Martin Scorsese and others.

Putin awarded actress Svetlana Nemoliaev with a certificate of honor

Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the actress Svetlana Nemoliaeva with a diploma, according to the portal of legal information. The actress received an award for her services in the development of national culture and art, long-term fruitful activity

The Rolling Stones will tour for the first time in five years

The legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones will tour the UK and Ireland for the first time in five years. Most concerts are planned in London, Cardiff and Manchester, reports the Independent. New tours of the band will start in Dublin in May this year.

Mayakovskaya metro station will host a presentation of a musical about Mayakovsky

In Moscow, in the lobby of the Mayakovskaya metro station on February 27, the Mayakovskiy musical will be presented. This “Afisha Daily” was told by the representatives of the “Theater of the Moon”, where the premiere of the production will take place.


The US will impose new sanctions against the Russian Federation within 30 days

The US intends to introduce another anti-Russian sanctions within 30 days. This was reported on Monday by the US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin

Putin will discuss with the Chancellor of Austria economic cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Federal Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurtz, who arrived in Russia on a working visit and will discuss economic and energy cooperation on Wednesday, February 28. This is reported by the Kremlin press service.

Ukrainians began to be massively deported from Israel

The Israeli government began to mass expel Ukrainian citizens on an expedited procedure, the newspaper “Vesti” informs. The reason for changing the migration policy was the recognition of Ukraine as a safe country for life. At the same time, tough measures were not only applied to refugees.

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution of the Russian Federation on the technical extension of sanctions on Yemen

The UN Security Council has extended the sanctions regime against Yemen. The resolution on the technical extension of sanctions was proposed by Russia, the document received 15 votes in support, RIA Novosti reports.

“Let’s see what happens” – Trump wants talks with the DPRK

US President Donald Trump said he was ready for talks with North Korea, February 26, Reuters reported. During lunch with the governors of the states in the White House, Trump said that he hoped to negotiate in “the right conditions.”

The US President called the WTO a “catastrophe”

American leader Donald Trump questioned the activities of the World Trade Organization (WTO). “The WTO is a disaster,” the president said, explaining that this structure makes doing business for America “almost impossible”

The European Union postponed the extension of sanctions against Russians

The European Union has postponed a formal decision to extend sanctions against citizens and legal entities of Russia and Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports citing the source.

In Ukraine, a measles vaccine was banned from Russia

The State Service of Ukraine for Drugs and Drug Control banned the sale and use of the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella Prioks, registered in Russia. This is reported by Ukrinform with reference to the relevant order

Estonian soldiers are forced to march under the “Song of the Forest Brothers”

A request to the Estonian Ministry of Defense for the “Song of the Forest Brothers”, which is forced to learn military personnel, was sent by the human rights center “Kitezh”, the website of the organization

The European Union has stepped up sanctions against the DPRK

The European Union on Monday strengthened sanctions against North Korea in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution, the EU Council said in a statement.

In Barcelona, protests were held because of the visit of the King of Spain

The King of Spain, Felipe VI, who arrived in Barcelona for an exhibition of mobile technology, was met by street protests, the BBC reports. During the protests because of the visit of Felipe VI, the demonstrators chanted anti-monarchist slogans.

President of Poland accused Ukraine of genocide

The Poles want to be on good terms with the Ukrainians, Duda stressed. However, this did not prevent the President of Poland from accusing Ukrainian soldiers and nationalists of genocide: in 1944 this led to the death of almost a thousand people. Duda called to remember what happened in Guta Penyatskaya more than half a century ago.

The coalition led by the US “will continue to hunt” for the leader of the IG

According to Dillon, the coalition has already destroyed about 2000 high-ranking officials of the IG, and now, among other things, is focused on countering terrorists on the Internet. In 2017, the military of various countries involved in the fight against the IG has repeatedly stated about the murder of al-Baghdadi.

Laborites will strive to preserve the UK in the EU customs union

British Laborites in case of coming to power promise to keep the UK in the customs union of the EU and the single European market after Brexit.

China was called to encircle Beijing with an iron wall for the NPC

Minister of Public Security of China Zhao Kezhi called to encircle the Chinese capital with an iron wall to ensure stability and security in Beijing at the time of the National People’s Congress (NPC), whose session will open on March 5, writes the publication Global Times


The Pentagon reported on the discussion of the US and Turkey de-escalation in Africa

The US and Turkey are discussing options for de-escalating the conflict in the Syrian border area of Afrin. This was stated by Pentagon spokesman Adrian Rankin-Galloway.

“There are diplomatic discussions right now about de-escalation in Africa,” he quoted RIA Novosti as saying.

The army of Ukraine shelled Dokuchaevsk

Ukrainian siloviki opened fire on the city of Dokuchaevsk, three houses were damaged. This was announced by the head of the representative office of the People’s Democratic Republic at the Joint Center for Coordination of the Coordination of the ceasefire Ruslan Yakubov.

“Today at 12:40 Ukrainian siloviki opened fire on Dokuchaevsk from heavy weapons, three residential buildings along Pionerskaya Street were damaged,” it was reported.

It is noted that the fire was fired from 120 mm mortar shells from positions in the area of the Novotroitskoye settlement occupied by the Ukrainian side near Volnovakhoy

Turkey introduced army and police special forces to Afrin

Ankara introduced an army and police special forces in Syrian Afrin, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag stated.

“Our special forces are sent to Afrin to protect civilians and ensure the successful completion of the operation,” Bozdag said on NTV.

National Interest called the “serious problem” of the US Army

The National Interest magazine called the US Army’s excessive dependence on elite units a “serious problem”. Because of their “popularity” they, as the publication explains, are forced to perform tasks that are not within their competence.

Modern torpedoes will begin to test off the coast of Crimea

The Ministry of Defense will resume tests of torpedo and naval missile weapons off the coast of Feodosiya in 2018

Rosgvardia armed with combat robots

The leadership of Rosgvardia is considering the issue of adopting combat robots. This was reported by Interfax, referring to the statement of Colonel-General Sergey Melikov, First Deputy Chief of the Federal Service of Troops of the Russian National Guard.

Yes. We are invited to the working group of the Defense Ministry for the development of robotics and in this respect we are closely cooperating. – Sergey Melikov, Russian General

The creation of a Russian computer for the army and the Ministry of Emergency Situations is nearing completion

The general director of the North-West regional center of the concern Mikhail Podvyaznikov said that the work on the creation of this computer is coming to an end. All its components are exclusively Russian-made. This excludes the possibility of extraneous influence.

Victims of air strikes of the US coalition in Syria are 29 civilians

Air strikes of the international coalition led by the United States were the villages of Al-Sha’af and Zahrat-Alluni, RIA Novosti reported. Recall that last Thursday the victims of the air strikes of the anti-terrorist coalition under the auspices of the United States on the settlement of Hajin in the province of Deir ez Zor became 12 civilians.

In Germany, Russia is expected to have an impact on Assad

“I can reiterate that we, of course, expect the Russian president to work on his ally, Assad, to end the fighting that continued throughout the weekend completely,” Demmer said.


Apple began using Google’s cloud storage solutions

Apple began using the Google Cloud Platform cloud storage to store iCloud data. Information about this is reported by CNBC. Previously, there were data that the company uses Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure to store data

The Internet has a new virus-extortioner with massive loss

The new malicious service encrypts files on the PC of its victim and requires a “redemption” of data to pay out the royalty with a redemption. The Web already has the first evidence of the malicious work of the Data Keeper extortion service.

MWC 2018: MediaTek Helio P60 processor received eight cores

The chip is presented at the exhibition Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. The novelty uses the architecture big.LITTLE. The configuration provides for eight computational cores: quartets ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53 with a clock speed up to 2.0 GHz.

New Sony camera for smartphones can shoot in complete darkness

This is not an infrared camera, but an extremely high sensitivity to light. The new photomodule with support for Sony Fusion technology simultaneously uses two smartphone cameras to make the most detailed picture in complete darkness

Lenovo introduced the Yoga 730 and 530 flip-flops with Alexa and Cortana

At the MWC 2018, which takes place in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1, Lenovo introduced the Yoga 730 and 530 laptops. The Lenovo Yoga 730 notebook is equipped with 13 and 15 inch displays with a resolution of up to UHD (3840×2160 pixels).

MWC 2018: Sony showed Xperia Ear Duo with the technology of “open sound”

In the wireless headphones Xperia Ear Duo, Sony realized its latest developments in the field of acoustics – they can listen to music, have access to a voice assistant, talk and simultaneously hear everything that is happening around. Guests of the Mobile World Congress, launched today in Barcelona, can meet with new wireless headphones from Sony Xperia Ear Duo.

Nubia will present three revolutionary innovations at MWC

First of all, nubia will present the next technological breakthrough in its innovative laboratory. This top-secret project with a diamond-cut nano-carbon graphite body is ready for release. Secondly, the company plans to implement the long-awaited debut of Z17miniS.

Sony introduced a dual camera for smartphones

The prototype shown allows you to take pictures with an ISO 51200 value and record video clips at ISO 12800. The prototype of the dual camera shown was named Sony Fusion

MWC 2018: advanced flash chips Micron 3D NAND for powerful smartphones

The company Micron Technology timed to the exhibition Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, now in Barcelona (Spain), the announcement of new chips of flash memory 3D NAND for mobile devices. 64-layer products of 3D NAND of the second generation use technology TLC (Triple Level Cell).


German engineers taught the robot to bring beer from the refrigerator

Engineers from Germany have created a robot that can bring beer from the refrigerator.

Physicists have seen Rydberg polarons in Bose gas

In the Bose-Einstein condensate of strontium-84 atoms, polarons, which are Rydberg atoms surrounded by a cloud of elastic deformations, can arise. This effect was seen in practice and theoretically substantiated by physicists from Austria and the United States

Physicists have learned to control the geometry of the propagation of light waves

The meta-surface itself was made from layers of boron nitride, split up to an ultrathin state. Such a device allowed scientists to control the geometry of the propagation of light waves, because exactly on a meta-surface photons begin to behave differently. This leads to a curvature of light due to waves that move only in several directions from the source.

It is a question of the fact that during the motion the light stream takes the form of convex lenses, as if “turning out” inside out.

Russian physicists broke aluminum foil with terahertz impulse

Russian physicists saw for the first time how a thin aluminum foil is destroyed by the action of a short pulse of intense terahertz radiation (frequency of the order of one or two terahertz)

The maximum spin of the molecule was raised to 60

Chemists synthesized a magnetic molecule with a record high spin of 60. This is a cyclic cluster containing 10 iron ions and 10 gadolinium ions. Its magnetic properties it exhibits at a temperature of about 3 kelvins, scientists write in NPJ Quantum Materials

Panasonic has taught AI to recognize people wearing glasses

Developers of Panasonic have taught AI to recognize people in glasses even at a 45-degree turn of the head. By the end of the year, technology will be able to identify passers-by with a protective face mask. Information appeared in the publication Digital Trends.

Russian scientists have found a way to accelerate the coagulation of blood in trauma

Scientists from the University of ITMO found a way to effectively combat internal bleeding – one of the most common causes of death in trauma.

To do this, researchers have developed magnetically controlled nanoparticles, which are an important component of the blood clotting system. The drug created on their basis is injected intravenously and reaches the site of damage to the vessel. Thanks to this, it is possible to accelerate the formation of blood clots, as well as reduce the overall loss of blood in humans.

Red wine will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease

Scientists concluded that red wine can neutralize dangerous bacteria, thereby strengthening teeth and gums. This is due to the substance contained in it called polyphenol.

Chinese scientists invented an apparatus for diagnosing human diseases

Scientific employees of the Chinese mother and child medical center invented a device with artificial intelligence, with which it is possible to diagnose human diseases.

Scientists have called an easy way to overcome depression

Observations of a group of elderly people showed that the risk of developing depression was the least pronounced among those who participated in the so-called dietary approach to the prevention of hypertension.

That is, we are talking about people whose diet is based on fruits, vegetables and foods and low in fat.

The first transportation of antimatter

In 2011, researchers were able to hold antimatter atoms for 16 minutes, allowing them to eventually study their spectra to see how they relate to conventional hydrogen. At present, CERN can easily create antiprotons, slowing them down and directing them into a special trap.


The launch of a new heavy Vulcan missile is scheduled for 2020

The American consortium United Launch Alliance (ULA) is planning to launch a new heavy Vulcan missile in 2020. This was announced by the head of the company Tory Bruno to the publication of Business Insider. According to him, thanks to the new technology, which will create Vulcan, the cost of the device will be about $ 100 million

The $ 1 billion NASA launcher was a one-off

The first launch of an ultra-heavy SLS rocket developed by NASA may prove to be the last one – a defect was discovered in the design of the launch (or support) mast, which turns a billion construction into the likeness of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Scientists: Explosion in the center of the galaxy will cause nuclear winter

Scientists have found out that in the nuclei of some galaxies processes occur, accompanied by the release of a huge amount of energy and dust particles. Simply put, they explode. Particles scatter over the cosmos at a tremendous speed, provoking outbursts of star formation.

In the past, explosive processes also took place in the nucleus of our galaxy. Millions of years ago, an explosive wave broke out of its core, which reached the Earth.

What will happen to humanity if it happens again?

The flow of high-charged particles, which will vopetsya in the Earth, uniquely affect the climate. For example, nuclear winter may begin.

Scientists have denied the idea of life in the system Proxima Centauri

Scientists have heard echoes of the outbreak that occurred in this part of outer space, which casts doubt on the idea of the existence of microorganisms on one of the planets.

Specialists are working to create the most comfortable suits in the world

Employees of the University of Florida have invented an amazing technology S3 – Smart Sensory Skin, which will be introduced into the suits of a new generation. It will facilitate the work of astronauts, because thanks to her suit will read their psychological state, including the whole range of emotions.

Stars around the Milky Way

Astronomers studied a small population of stars in the halo of the Milky Way, discovering that their chemical composition closely corresponds to that of the galactic disk. This similarity provides convincing evidence that these stars originated from within the disk, rather than from unified dwarf galaxies


Updated Lada “Niva” will begin to collect in Brazil

The company “AvtoVAZ” intends to establish the production of updated Lada 4×4 cars in Brazil. As the channel “Zvezda” reports, cars will be assembled at the Renault plant.

The assembly of the “Chinese” Changan CS75 will be established in Russia

It is noted that first of all the developers plan to establish a local production of the new crossover Changan CS75, which is still imported from China. At the moment, the Changan plant in the Lipetsk region is being upgraded and is preparing to start assembling

Toyota has published the first teaser of the new hatchback Toyota Auris

Today the company has published a teaser hatchback, but whether remains with the change of generations the wagon is still unknown. Earlier it was assumed that for the European market the hatchback could get the early name Corolla, but these rumors were not confirmed. The TNGA platform will be based on the new generation of the model.

The date of the premiere of the new Jaguar I-Pace crossover became known

Public display of the electric crossover Jaguar I-Pace will be held within the framework of the Geneva Motor Show, which will start working on March 6. Crossover I-Pace was created on the basis of the eponymous concept and as far as it is known, it will not practically differ from the conceptual model.

Toyota builds a “miniature Nürburgring track” in Japan

The miniature Nürburgring will be located on an area of 650 hectares and will be located in Aichi Prefecture, Honshu Island.

Atelier Alpina showed a new diesel crossover based on the BMW X3

It’s not hard to guess that the BMW X3 of the new generation was used as the base for the Alpina crossover. Under the hood of the Alpina XD3 is a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, which develops a maximum power of 333 hp.

There are new photos of the updated crossover Porsche Macan

At the disposal of the foreign edition of motor1 were photos of the updated version of Macan, and the pictures were taken not only of appearance, but also of the interior. The very first thing that can be noticed in the cabin is a large screen of the multimedia system, which is located on the central panel.

Sales of the new Hyundai Encino crossover start in March

Sales of the new crossover brand Hyundai Encino will begin in March. The model for the Chinese market will receive a slightly modified grille with horizontal sections made in the Hyundai ix35 style.

Nissan declassified the exterior of the new frame SUV Terra

Japanese company Nissan declassified the exterior and technical characteristics of the new frame SUV Nissan Terra, which is built on the basis of the popular pickup Nissan Navara. It is noted that the novelty will be presented to the public at the auto show in Beijing, which will begin its work already in April 2018.

The characteristics of the Russian version of the new Toyota Camry sedan are revealed

In the basic configuration Camry will be equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in 150 hp. A more expensive version involves a 2.5-liter unit with an output of 181 hp. Both these options will be equipped with a six-speed automatic box.

The most “heaped” option will be a Toyota Camry car with a 3.5-liter engine capacity of 249 hp. and 356 Nm, equipped with an eight-speed automatic.

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