11 Jan, 2019

Trade negotiations are over

Negotiations of China and the United States on trade disputes, which continued in Beijing from Monday, ended, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a briefing on Wednesday.

“I can confirm that the US-China trade negotiations have ended, the official results of the negotiations will be announced soon,” the diplomat said.

The PRC Ministry of Commerce believes that the past trade negotiations with the United States laid the foundation for resolving the differences between the parties. This is stated in a statement published on the website of the department. The ministry said that the parties had a “thorough and thorough” exchange of views on trade and structural issues. The department also stressed that the United States and China have increased the level of mutual understanding on a number of issues.

Responding to a question about whether the Chinese side can characterize the negotiations as successful, Lu Kahn noted that “positive results (negotiations-ed.) Are favorable not only for China and the United States, but it will also be good news for the global economy.”

Briefly about the main thing …

In Britain, the cat spoiled a rare picture of the XVII century

Domestic cat Padme damaged the picture of the XVII century, which was acquired and restored by British art historian Bendor Grosvenor, writes The Telegraph. Padme jumped onto the canvas by the artist John Michael Wright and tore it up. The cost of the picture is several thousand pounds.

Russians complained about job failures

Russian job seekers are increasingly faced with the inability to take a position, despite the presence of a vacancy and the necessary professional skills. Denial of admission to companies is usually explained by the results of security checks. This was reported to Izvestia by Moscow residents who had fallen into similar situations. However, they do not have a criminal past or layoffs under the article

The prosecutor’s office requires the “Victory” to allow the transportation of weapons

Deputy Moscow prosecutor for the supervision of the implementation of laws on air transport asks the court to declare illegal the ban of the airline “Victory” on the transport of weapons, ammunition and ammunition on board its aircraft.

Direct flights will open from Kazan to the Chinese resort Sanya

Direct flights from February 23 will open from Kazan to the Chinese resort of Sanya. It will be possible to fly from Kazan on Tuesdays at 21.00 and Saturdays at 01.00 on the Airbus A319, which has 156 seats. Also, during the flight refueling will be performed in Abakan.

Thailand extended the issuance of free visas for citizens of 20 countries

The Thai Cabinet of Ministers extended the temporary cancellation of visa fees for tourists from 20 countries until the end of April, according to the Bangkok Post.

It is assumed that this measure will have a positive impact on the tourism sector in Thailand, especially during the celebration of the Chinese New Year in the first week of February, as well as the Songkran festival in mid-April.

Alexander Beglov: St. Petersburg officials themselves will take up snow shovels

Officials must themselves remove Petersburg from the snow, if they cannot ensure the normal operation of the public utilities. Such an order was given by the Acting Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov.

1330 patients were taken to hospitals by helicopter

Air ambulance helicopters of Russian Helicopter Systems, JSC, in 2018, evacuated 1,330 patients.

A lawyer from India cleared the beach of 5,000 tons of garbage

A lawyer from Mumbai, 33-year-old Afroz Shah, two years together with volunteers, was cleaning garbage that had been thrown onto Versov Beach for many years. During this time, he and his fellow countrymen removed from the beach 5.4 million kilograms of garbage. Once this beach in the suburbs of Mumbai was a very beautiful and famous holiday destination.

Gasoline has risen in price on the stock exchange

Gasoline prices went up markedly on the exchange. The exchange prices for gasoline on SPIMEX on the first day of trading in 2019 went up: AI-92 and AI-95 went up by 3% and 5.5%, respectively.

FAS did not find any irregularities in the rise in gasoline prices in Russia

The growth of retail prices for gasoline in the regions of Russia from January 1, 2019 did not exceed 1.7%, oilmen comply with the agreements on the stabilization of the fuel market reached with the government in the autumn of 2018. About this TASS said the head of the fuel and energy complex FAS Dmitry Makhonin.

The Central Bank has transferred part of the reserves in yuan, yen and euro

The highest yield among the actual portfolios of foreign currency assets in June 2017 – June 2018 was shown by the yuan – 3.2% per annum, the yield of the US dollar was 0.35% per annum. At the same time, the euro yield showed a negative value (-0.17%).

“Naftogaz” filed a new lawsuit against Gazprom for $ 12 billion

Naftogaz filed a lawsuit against Gazprom in connection with a possible reduction in the cost of the Ukrainian gas transmission system (GTS) after Russia built bypass flows. According to the head of the Ukrainian company, Andrei Kobolev, the amount of the claim amounts to $ 12 billion.

In New York, put up for sale skyscraper Chrysler Building

The famous New York skyscraper Chrysler Building (Chrysler Building), which is one of the most beautiful buildings of this type in Manhattan, can be put up for sale.

The Ministry of Finance told about the substitution of synthetic diamonds for natural

Even well-known brands under the guise of natural diamonds sell synthetic, whose share of the market has reached 20%. This was said in an interview with RIA Novosti by the Deputy Minister of Finance of Russia Alexey Moiseev.

“There are expert estimates that this volume reaches over 20% of stones that are sold after cutting,” the agency quotes the official.

VTB and Sberbank plan to create a carrier based on Utair

Sberbank and VTB, on the instructions of the President and the government, are developing a project for the airline for the development of regional transportation; for this, both existing and newly created airlines can be used. The option with Utair is considered due to the fact that the company has huge debts, primarily to Sberbank

 “Yellow vests” called for the collapse of the banking system in France

Leaders of the French protest movement are calling on their supporters for a massive withdrawal of cash from their accounts. Then – according to their idea – banks will be left without liquidity and will soon go bankrupt.

VTB became the owner of 81.1% of Sarovbusinessbank

VTB became the owner of 81.11% of the authorized capital of Sarovbiznesbank (84.98% of voting shares), Interfax reports, citing materials from a credit institution. The deal was closed at the end of 2018. Earlier, Sarovbusinessbank controlled the ex-general director of Atomenergoprom, Vladimir Travin (30.39% of capital).

MTS subsidiary bought cloud provider for 2.5 billion rubles

The Dutch subsidiary of MTS – Vostok Mobile B.V. – acquired from private investors 100% of the cloud provider IT Grad 1 Cloud for 2.5 billion rubles, the press service of MTS reports.

Russians bought French Gault & Millau restaurant guide

Famous French gastronomic guide Gault & Millau – the second largest after Michelin – has received new owners. The head of the company, Com de Cherezi, told AFP that the guide was purchased by a family from Russia, the names are not named. Russian investors have promised to invest several million euros in the company.

Airbus and Boeing thwarted the plan for the supply of aircraft

The reduction of the number of ready-made aircraft by the European aircraft manufacturing concern was explained by problems with the supply of components and internal production delays. However, both Boeing and Airbus plan to increase the pace of assembly of well-selling single-body airliners.

Ukraine’s international reserves rose to the level of the times of Yanukovich

Ukraine’s international reserves grew by 10.6%, reaching $ 20.8 billion as of January 1, 2019, Ukrainskaya Pravda reports, citing data from the National Bank of Ukraine. As the newspaper notes, the last time this level was recorded in October 2013.

Central Bank of China activates economic support

In December, the Central Bank of China announced the creation of a new monetary policy instrument – a target medium-term credit mechanism (TMLF), aimed at issuing long-term liquidity to support private and small companies.

“Financial support for the real economy is not weakening amid a slowdown in economic growth. Instead, support has been increased to reflect countercyclical adjustments,” reports Xinhua news agency.

Moldova owes $ 1.4 billion to international organizations

Direct state debt of Moldova to international organizations for 9 months. 2018 increased by $ 36.71 million (+ 2.7%), reaching $ 1 billion 382.52 million at the end of September 2018

The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine kept the yield of domestic debt bonds

The total amount of budget revenues amounted to 68.92 million hryvnia (approximately $ 2.5 million). The Ministry of Finance conducts the initial placement of domestic government bonds on a weekly basis, mainly on Tuesdays.

Schlumberger wins Rosneft contract worth RUB 1.1 billion

The initial (maximum) value of the contract announced in the summer of 2018 bidding was set at 1.283 billion rubles. According to the technical requirements, the drilling time is from March 1 to August 12, 2019.

Poland has reduced imports of Russian gas, but increased coal imports

Last year, the Polish energy company PGNiG imported 9.04 bcm of gas from Russia. The figure fell by 0.62 billion cubic meters. m (by 6.4%) than in 2017. In the first ten months of 2018, Russia exported 11.18 million tons of coal to Poland.

In the State Duma offered to reduce the burden on mortgage debtors

Bailiffs, in accordance with applicable laws, are entitled to recover from citizens in the event of non-payment of mortgage arrears an executive fee of 7%, and both from the borrower and the guarantor, but since the couples often take on the role of the borrower and the guarantor, husband and wife, they are burdened with double the burden. Thus, the spouses are actually obliged to pay 14% of the amount owed. In this regard, the deputies have prepared the appropriate amendments, incl. to the laws “On the activities of the bailiff service” and “On the consumer market”, excluding in such cases the possibility of charging a fine in twofold or more

The leadership of the Irkutsk colony-settlement caught in the forest trade

The management of the Irkutsk colony-settlement was exposed in excess of official powers: investigators of the regional TFR found out that officials of PKU KP-20 OUHD GUFSIN of Russia in the Irkutsk region illegally disposed of forest plantations in the interests of legal entities, having actually sold the stands to the root.

MS-21 aircraft may be left without imported composites

The US sanctions against Aerocomposite JSC (part of UAC) and ONPP Tekhnologiya Technology Company named after Romashin (Rostec) threatened the creation of a composite “black wing” for the current key prospective project in the Russian civil aviation industry – MS aircraft 21.

In Russia, the size of the retirement pension increased

Russian pensioners who have reached the age of 80 years, received from 2019, the right to a pension supplement in the amount of 5,334 rubles. About this writes January 10, “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”. According to the Pension Fund of Russia (PFR), the premium has increased in relation to 2018 by 400 rubles.

Inflation in China in 2018 was lower than expected

At the end of 2018, inflation in China was 2.1%, not 3%, as the authorities had expected. Such data are the state statistical office of China. In December, the growth of annual inflation in both cities and rural areas amounted to 1.9% compared to the same period of 2017

Following the results of 2018, inflation in Venezuela amounted to about 1,700,000%

The rise in prices in Venezuela in 2018 was about 1,700,000%. This assessment was released on Wednesday by Rafael Guzman, head of the finance committee of the National Assembly (unicameral parliament), which is under the control of political opponents of the government headed by President Nicolas Maduro.

One-third of Russian businessmen in 2018 extorted bribes

Every third entrepreneur extorted bribes in 2018. Half – blames local officials for hindering the development of small and medium businesses. These are the results of the joint research “Business Success” (project “Supports of Russia”) and Zaim.com.

The structure of “Rostec” acquired 9.3% stake in UWC

The structure of “Rostec” – concern “Uralvagonzavod” – acquired 9.3% of the shares of NPK “United Carriage Company” (UWC), follows from the message of the carriage company.

Bank of Russia lent 160 billion rubles

The Central Bank put out the lack of ruble liquidity. She was provoked by the calculations of banks with the budget in late December and the New Year holidays. On January 8, the Bank of Russia lent banks 150.2 billion rubles as part of repo operations at a fixed rate, and on January 9, it will add another 10 billion rubles.

The Swiss Central Bank suffered a major loss in 2018 after a profit a year earlier.

The Swiss National Bank (SNB, the central bank of the country) suffered a major loss in 2018 after a record profit of 54.4 billion Swiss francs (over $ 55 billion) registered a year earlier.

In December, oil production in the Russian Federation reached a new post-Soviet maximum

According to our estimates, in December oil production in Russia exceeded the reference value by 2.6%, agreed in June last year in accordance with the OPEC + agreement, updating the maximum for the post-Soviet period reached in October 2018. At the same time, the whole of 2018 was 0.8% higher than the target level, which was predicted taking into account the OPEC + agreement.

Prepensioners exempted from property tax for 1 object

From January 1, citizens of pre-retirement age — 55-year-old women and 60-year-old men — who are exempt from property tax for one particular type of property (apartment building or part of it, apartment or room, garage or parking space, household building no more than 50 sq. M.). The main condition is that the object should not be used for business activities. For pre-pensioners also applies a tax deduction of 6 acres. If the plot is smaller, there is no need to pay tax. If more, tax is calculated on the remaining area.

The CAR does not rule out the deployment of the Russian base

A Russian military base may appear in the Central African Republic, CAR Defense Minister Marie Noelle Koyara said in an interview with RIA Novosti. In August, the countries signed an intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation.

Chiskedi won the presidential election in the Congo

Felix Chisekedi won the presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is reported by the Associated Press.

Kim Jong-un promised to try

DPRK leader Kim Jong-un will adhere to the policy of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. He stated this during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, reports Xinhua.

According to the North Korean leader, the DPRK will solve the problem of the peninsula through dialogue. He also noted that he would make every effort so that during a meeting with US President Donald Trump, results would be achieved that would be approved by the international community.

Russian source announced the delivery of several Yak-130 to Laos

Russia has supplied Laos with several Yak-130 combat trainers, a Russian informed source told Interfax on Thursday. “Laos has already received several Yak-130”, – said the agency interlocutor.

The interim head of the Pentagon said obscenely about the F-35

The interim head of the Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan, at meetings at the Ministry of Defense sharply criticized the program of Lockheed Martin for the production of the F-35 fighter. This was reported by the American edition of Politico, referring to former high-ranking US officials.

In Syria, the victims of the terrorist attack were 5 British military

During the clashes with terrorists from the terrorist group “Islamic State” (banned in the Russian Federation), five British servicemen were killed fighting in the US-led international coalition in eastern Syria. A few more Britons were injured.

Trump refused to cooperate with Special Prosecutor Muller

Attorney of the US President Donald Trump Rudolph Giuliani said that his client refused to answer the new questions of the representatives of the group of Special Prosecutor Robert Muller investigating the interference attributed to Russia in the American elections of 2016

China has successfully completed tests of the S-400

At one of the military grounds in China, the second firing of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system was completed. The test program of the Russian ZRS was successfully completed.

In Yemen, the drone attacked a military base, a source said

The military-political conflict in Yemen between the government and the Hussite rebels from the Shiite Ansar Alla movement has been going on since 2014. From March 2015, the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia has been on the side of the government.

Russian Navy to buy bathyscaphes for underwater special operations

The Russian Navy plans to order the developers of bathyscaphes for special underwater operations. Six manned deep-sea apparatuses will serve in the Northern, Pacific, and Black Sea fleets. About this TASS reported a source in the military-industrial complex.

Ukraine and Poland have planned the creation of a joint air defense system

Kiev and Warsaw began discussing the creation of a joint air defense system, said Roman Mushal, a representative of the Polish company WB Electronics, quoted by the Defense Blog. WB Electronics collaborates with Ukroboronprom.

FIAT will pay $ 700 million in US claims for “diesel scandal”

The court admitted that illegal software was installed in Fiat cars, which made it possible to reduce harmful emissions in the exhaust gas while connecting test equipment. The lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, the US Justice Department filed in May 2017.

Chinese sold his kid for iPhone

A young Chinese sold his kidney in the black market to buy an iPhone. As a result, a resident of China remained disabled.

Erdogan urged to replace plastic bags with hemp bags

Addressing the citizens at a symposium on the problems of local self-government on January 9, the president noted that the packages could not decompose in the ground for 500-1000 years. The head of state recalled how earlier his parents, who lived in the province of Rize, were weaving bags made from cannabis.

Sun after death will turn into a giant crystal

The sun at the end of its existence will turn into a crystal – this discovery was made by scientists from the University of Warwick in the UK, studying about 15,000 white dwarfs. It is known that stars, as they age, gradually shed their outer layers of matter.

Musk will reconcile the United States and China in a trade war

The new plant of the manufacturer of electric cars Tesla in Shanghai will be the key to good relations between the US and China, said Premier of the PRC State Council Li Keqiang, whose words are quoted on the government’s website.

Sergey Lukyanenko decided to complete a series of books about “Patrols”

Writer Sergey Lukyanenko told that he decided to complete a series of books about “Patrols”. Science fiction will write the seventh part of the cycle, which will be the final story about Anton Gorodetsky.

I do not want to disclose the details ahead of time, but it really will be the final book of the cycle. She has to put a big fat point in this whole story. – Sergey Lukyanenko, Russian writer

Superman will become a citizen of the USSR

American studio Warner Bros. plans to make a film based on the comic strip Mark Millar “Superman: Red Son”. This work describes a completely different biography of Superman DC Superman Universe.

According to traditional history, a capsule with a krypton baby lands on the territory of the United States, where an American family becomes the child’s parents, Kinonews reports. In an alternative version of Millar, the Superman ship lands in the Soviet Union in the mid-50s of the last century.

Actors of the Game of Thrones prequel are announced

Naomi Aki (Lady Macbeth, Doctor Who), Denis Gough (Colette), Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight Saga. Breaking Dawn, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Sheila Atim ( “Courtesans”), Ivano Jeremiah (“The Black Mirror”), Georgie Henley (“The Chronicles of Narnia”), Alex Sharp (“To the Bones”) and Toby Regbo (“Mr. Nobody”). The director of the pilot series of the prequel will be SJ Clarkson.

A book about the writers who died during the war was presented in St. Petersburg

The publication contains short biographies and photographs of 62 prose writers, poets, translators and literary critics. According to the author, the chief editor of the Duma publishing house, Anatoly Belinsky, he managed to find photos of almost all the writers mentioned in the book, despite the fact that more than seventy years have passed since their death. It is planned that a book about the dead Leningrad writers will be distributed to city libraries.

One hundred theaters will take part in the All-Russian Theater Marathon

All the subjects of Russia and more than 100 cities will take part in the forum dedicated to the Year of the Theater. Reported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. In addition to traveling the symbol around the country and the shows of the performances, meetings will be held with the heads of theaters, actors and directors.

The first teaser of “Matryoshka” – a series from Netflix in the spirit of “Groundhog Day”

Netflix posted the first trailer for the TV series “Russian Doll” (Russian Doll). This is a comedy drama in the spirit of “Groundhog Day” – the main character Nadia finds herself in a mysterious time loop: every evening she dies at a party, and the next morning she wakes up alive and unharmed in her apartment.

Omichka won the international competition of young opera singers

According to the Kultura55 portal, Dmitry Vasiliev, artistic director of the Omsk Academic Symphony Orchestra, director of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theater Svetlana Guziy, and IOA Management (Finnish-German agency for singers and conductors), the head manager and consultant, also joined the portal.

Old New Year in retro style: Blue Light will be held at VDNH

The hit points of the Soviet variety art of the 1960–1980s will be performed in the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman pavilion at the VDNKh on the eve of the old New Year. The audience will be transferred to the era of space exploration, the development of virgin soil, the construction of BAM and the Olympics-80.

Brass Banda brass band from Norilsk will perform at the Victory Museum

Brass Banda brass band from Norilsk will perform in the Metropolitan Museum of Victory on January 11 and 12 as part of the international festival “Immortal Orchestra”, the museum press service said.

Channel “Leninburg” appeared on YouTube

TV journalist Pavel Nikiforov launched the YouTube channel “Leninburg”, which publishes videos about the culture, history and architecture of St. Petersburg.

“Every new issue we are talking about one particular urban phenomenon with our next hero,” the author writes.

In the Museum of Ulan-Ude will show the play on the real stories of citizens

PlayBack theater is a space where actors put on performances on real stories of spectators from the audience. Its peculiarity is that neither the actors nor the audience know what will be on the performance. Wonderful and trivial, sacred and profane, as different as we are, joint, because everyone who comes to the PlayBack theater becomes the creator of events, little stories gathering in one

Instagram has allowed posting through multiple accounts.

Instagram users have the opportunity to publish one post at once through several accounts. A new feature will soon appear in all owners of Apple devices.

Google Chrome will launch its summer ad blocker

Google has been fighting undesirable, in their opinion, advertising for a long time. The company first spoke about this in February 2018, when the Chrome browser began testing an ad blocker in North America and Europe.

Named the third model in the flagship series Samsung Galaxy S10

Previously it was assumed that they will be the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy S10 Lite. According to the source, the younger model will not be named Galaxy S10 Lite, but the Galaxy S10E. Samsung Galaxy S10E will be the most compact version of the flagship series

AMD showed 3rd generation Ryzen 7nm processors

In addition to the first consumer gaming video card Radeon VII with a 7-nm video core, AMD introduced the first Ryzen 3rd generation Zen 2 desktop processors, also manufactured using the 7-nm process technology.

Brand Lexar introduced a new SDXC memory card with a volume of 1 terabyte

Brand Lexar, owned by a Chinese company Longsys Electronics, introduced a memory card format SDXC, the amount of which is equal to 1 terabyte. Novelty called Lexar Professional 633x, reports resource IXBT. The designation of the speed of 633x in the name of the card corresponds to the value of 95 megabytes per second.

Alcatel introduced low-cost smartphones 1x and 1c 2

The manufacturer Alcatel presented inexpensive smartphones 1x and 1c 2. The cost of these models is only 120 and 80 dollars, respectively.

China released bend smartphone before Samsung

New trend tehnomir – flexible display. They were once again talked about at the largest technological exhibition CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The Chinese company Royole introduced the first serial folding smartphone FlexPai.

Serial means that you can already buy it at a completely inhuman price of almost $ 1,400, and only in China, but they say that they are now negotiating with operators outside of China. At what price will it appear in Europe and will it appear in America is not reported.

Google Drawings can now be embedded into Google Docs

Google announced that G Suite users will now be able to embed files created using Google Drawings and stored on Disk in Google Docs. Previously, users could not embed images in Google Docs – they had to be created directly in the document.

Gigabyte has equipped a gaming laptop with artificial intelligence

The Taiwanese company Gigabyte has equipped the gaming laptop Aero 15 not only with productive hardware, but also with an artificial intelligence system. It is reported that the software of the new device is based on Microsoft’s Azure AI.

Smartphone Vivo The Waterdrop may be deprived of buttons, holes and connectors

A well-known insider under the nickname Ice Univerce published on his page on the social network Twitter the first images of the part of the new Vivo smartphone, which is codenamed The Waterdrop. The insider claims that the smartphone is truly unique in its own way.

Xiaomi introduced the “smart” air conditioning lamp for $ 88

The company Xiaomi announced the release of a new “smart” light 8 in 1, intended for baths. Yeelight Smart Yuba is a smart luminaire supplied by the Xiaomi Yeelight eco-network company. The price of new items is as much as $ 88.

Google Assistant after update integrated with Google Maps

After the update, the personalized Google Assistant received a number of new features, especially for the delighted travelers, as the system was integrated with Google Maps. Among other things, the developers have simplified the launch of the assistant on a locked display.

WeChat uses artificial intelligence

For the most popular social media platform WeChat in China, an interactive system has been created using artificial intelligence. It was first presented in the city of Guangzhou in the south of the country, the Sibnovosti.ru correspondent reports referring to the People’s Daily.

Novokedledskie crows on the eye determine the weight of the object

Scientists from the University of Cambridge, UK, the University of Auckland in New Zealand and the German Max Planck Institute in Germany have identified the unusual ability of the New Caledonian ravens. They found that birds can determine the weight of an object by eye.

Light scattering will help determine the effectiveness of cancer treatment.

A new way to scatter light does not ignore the fluid, helping to determine the effectiveness of cancer treatment. If the development enters into mass use, it will be much easier to monitor the behavior of the tumor.

The Americans have classified the project of a robot – hunter for submarines

The research department of the US Navy has completely classified the project of a prospective fully autonomous surface robot designed to detect and prosecute enemy submarines. About this portal National Defense said the representative of the management of Bob Freeman.

Unknown Ebola Relative Virus Seen in China

Scientists have carried out sequencing of the genome of viral particles, attributing them to a separate genus of Dianlovirus: only 32 to 54 percent of their RNA are similar to other known filoviruses. According to the authors, Mengle’s evolutionary tree of filoviruses is located “somewhere in the middle” between Ebola and Marburg.

Oysters synchronize with the lunar cycle

French scientists from the University of Bordeaux installed electrodes responding to the degree of opening of the valves on the oysters of the species Crassostrea gigas. Releasing the mollusks back into the sea, scientists remotely monitored their behavior. It turned out that the time of the new moon and with the growing moon the oyster doors open much more than during the first quarter and the full moon.

Fake news in the United States spread mostly older people

Sociological researchers from a private university in Princeton during the presidential elections in the United States in 2016 conducted a series of surveys and concluded that the main distributors of fakes are the elderly.

Boeing modified the elongated strut wing for faster flight.

The American aircraft manufacturing concern Boeing presented a revised draft of an elongated strut wing for passenger aircraft.

Scientists say the negative effects of vapor from electronic cigarettes

Scientists remind that vapor from electronic cigarettes contains the same chemicals as tobacco smoke. In addition, it contains propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and many different flavors. All this can provoke inflammation and irritation in the lungs of people with asthma.

Roscosmos will spend on the development of the Yenisei rocket one trillion rubles

The management of Roscosmos intends to spend one trillion rubles on the development and creation of the first sample of the super-heavy Yenisei launch vehicle. A sketch of the rocket for the flight to the moon is planned to be completed by the end of 2019. Flight tests of the Yenisei should start in 2028.

Physicists have found “traces” of new particles in the anomalous expansion of the universe

Back in 1929, the famous astronomer Edwin Hubble proved that our Universe does not stand still, but gradually expands, observing the movement of galaxies far from us.

Astronomers have discovered the brightest quasar in the early Universe.

The astronomers of the University of Arizona at a press conference on January 9 told about the found the brightest quasar in the early Universe. In observations, scientists used an observatory located in Hawaii. According to astronomers, the brightness of this quasar in the early universe is caused by lensing.

In Russia, the requirements to combat space debris came into force

The national standard of Russia on combating space debris from January 2019 came into force, according to the text of the state standard “General requirements for space resources to limit technogenic pollution of near-Earth space.”

New Ford Explorer built on rear wheel drive chassis

The model of the sixth generation shares the platform of the CD 6 with the new Lincoln Aviator crossover. Two units have entered the motor range. The base was the row 2.3-liter “turbo-four” EcoBoost, issuing 300 hp and 310 Nm of torque.

Volkswagen has published a teaser for the new Passat

In the United States in 2018, motorists bought 4.25 million sedans. This is a fact, reported the guys from the Volkswagen office in the United States, on its official page in the social network Twitter. In addition to this statistic, a teaser for a completely new Passat 2020 model year was published.

Lexus P40

Lexus introduced a new prototype of the car with automatic control, built on the basis of the flagship LS sedan. The car, called the P4, demonstrates two technologies: the Guardian and Chauffeur. The first one was created to “help a person control the machine, not replace it.” This is a complex of auxiliary systems of semi-automatic control.

Great Wall launched sales of the updated premium SUV WEY VV7

The Chinese auto giant, Great Wall, began selling the updated WEY VV7 SUV. The novelty, which has received a more modern interior and extended optional equipment, is already available from dealers in two versions.

McLaren will launch into the series one more “long-tailed” supercar

It is reported that the new “long-tailed” supercar will fully comply with the brand’s philosophy – more power, less weight, focus on the track and limited accessibility. Judging by the teaser published on the Web, the novelty will be an open modification of the McLaren 600LT supercar.

Mazda will release the anniversary version of the MX-5 roadster

In 1989, at the Chicago Auto Show, the Japanese company Mazda for the first time showed the world its MX-5 roadster. Now, after 30 years, the guys are going to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the model at the same event.

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