20 Feb, 2018

Turkey threatened Syria with war

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu threatened the Syrian army with military actions if it supported the Kurdish formations in Africa.

According to the minister, Ankara sees no problem in bringing Syrian government troops into the city if they clean the region of the Kurdish armed People’s Self-Defense Forces (YPG).

“If they protect YPG from us, Turkey and Turkish soldiers will not be stopped. (…) This is also true for Manbij and the territory east of the Euphrates, “Cavusoglu stressed.

On February 18, Reuters reported that the Kurds and Damascus had reached an agreement under which Syrian government forces would enter Afrin.

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The Japanese will be able to look at the Kuril Islands from afar

The government of Japan plans to finance trips to Hokkaido island for school teachers so that they can look from far away to the Kurile Islands, writes Japan Times

Belgian doctors performed euthanasia without patient’s will

In Belgium, doctors conducted euthanasia at the request of his family. In this case, the patient’s desire was not taken into account, writes Daily Mail.

Dr. Willem Distelmans of the state euthanasia commission, spoke about a patient with Parkinson’s disease and a severe form of dementia.

According to the doctor, he was not able to voluntarily agree to euthanasia, because his condition did not allow him to “voluntarily, thoughtfully and repeatedly” ask him to stop his suffering. Moreover, he never expressed a desire to die.

Distelmans and a number of his colleagues believe that this case can be classified as murder

In Belgium, euthanasia has been legalized since 2002

Real incomes of Russians fell by 50% per month

Real disposable income of Russians in monthly terms fell in January by 49.7% (compared to December 2017). At the same time, in annual terms, earnings did not decrease for the first time in a long time. Rosstat cites such data.

It is noted that real wages of Russian citizens in January increased by 6.2% compared to the same period last year – the average monthly accrued salary of employees amounted to 38.4 thousand rubles.

Putin allocated 8 billion rubles to NGOs for socially significant projects

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order according to which 8 billion rubles are allocated to non-profit non-governmental organizations. on socially significant projects. The corresponding document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

The Ministry of Finance will postpone the beginning of online sales of alcohol in January 2019

This year, alcohol trade on the Internet will not be allowed: the beginning of sales, previously planned for January 1, 2018, the Ministry of Finance proposed to postpone at the beginning of 2019. This follows from the revised version of the draft law of the Ministry of Finance, posted on the portal of legal information.

FBK directors detained at Sheremetyevo airport

The director of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) founded by Alexey Navalny Roman Rubanov was detained at the Sheremetyevo airport.

They are organizing the rally on January 28, article 20.2 – Leonid Volkov, Russian politician

Rosfinmonitoring has developed new indicators to identify terrorists

Rosfinmonitoring has developed a new system of indicators for the detection of persons involved in terrorism. This was reported to Izvestia by an informed source close to the supervisory authority.

According to the interlocutor of the newspaper, suspicions of financial scouts will include payments to religious centers connected with radical ideology, recruitment and propaganda, as well as collecting money for charity through social networks.

New indicators are already being tested in 11 large banks, and since 2018 their use by credit institutions will become mandatory.

Church spiers in Britain will distribute the Internet

The British authorities and the Church of England signed an agreement according to which church spiers in rural settlements will help distribute the Internet. This is stated on the website of the British government.

In Russia, the national parks “Kodar” and “Hibiny”

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that he had signed documents on the creation of two more national parks in Russia – in the Murmansk region and Transbaikalia.

The area of the park “Kodar” will be about 490 thousand hectares. There will be work to preserve the unique representatives of the animal world: wild reindeer, snow sheep and others.

The area of the national park “Khibiny” will be 84 thousand hectares. There are lands on this territory where representatives of small nationalities lead economic activities, the corresponding lands will not be withdrawn, stressed Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin

“We are also planning to complete work on creating two more specially protected natural areas in the near future: the national park” Lena Pillars “in the Republic of Yakutia and the federal reserve” Novosibirsk Islands “, he said.

The head of the Ryazan tax awarded a patriarchal medal

The head of the Ryazan Federal Tax Service Vyacheslav Morozov was awarded the medal “100th anniversary of the restoration of the Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church”. This was reported by the site of the Ryazan diocese. Morozov was awarded “for attention to work for the good of the Church, including the organization of churches.”

In Russia, a massive release of domestic antibiotics

Today, for the first time in a quarter of a century, the production of full-cycle antibiotics in Russia is launched exclusively from domestic components. As the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova told Izvestia, in two years the country will produce 20 types of fully Russian drugs

Putin signed a package of laws on amnesty capital

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a package of documents on the amnesty of capital, the relevant laws were published on the official portal of legal information on Monday, February 19. The first stage of the amnesty was held in 2015-2016.

Russians will be obliged to pay a duty on parcels from 200 euros

The draft decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission provides that by 2020 the threshold for parcels will drop to 200 euros, however not monthly, but for one departure.
“But at the same time, the rate will be lowered,” the deputy minister said.

The Ministry of Finance proposes to cancel payments on OSAGO

The Ministry of Finance proposes to return to the law on OSAGO the norm, according to which direct compensation for damages (SST, appeal of the victim in an accident for payment to his insurer, and not to the culprit) is possible only with the participation of two cars, the press service of the Ministry of Finance

Director of Chelyabinsk orphanage dismissed after reports of rape of pupils

The head of the boarding school in the Chelyabinsk region, where the unknown abused several children, was fired. This became known during the inspection in the municipal institution. Also, the powers of several members of the team are limited.

We are going to assess whether the problems revealed during the investigation are systemic, to find out how much the rights of children and this institution are protected, and of other residential institutions of the Chelyabinsk region. – Anna Kuznetsova, Russian statesman


Venezuela starts selling its own crypto currency

Sale of its own Venezuelan crypto currency, called El Petro, begins on Tuesday in the South American country

From others, El Petro’s crypto currency is distinguished by the fact that its – almost the only one in the world – will provide a real asset. By order of Maduro, for this purpose, 5 billion barrels of oil from the Ayakucho field in the oil belt of the Orinoco River were taken.

Prokhorov sold the last shares of UC Rusal

Zonoville Investments Limited, a consortium headed by Renova’s Viktor Vekselberg and Access Industries, its long-time partner, Len Blavatnik, has agreed to buy a 6% stake in RusAl from Onexim, Mikhail Prokhorov.

The State Duma proposed a scheme for transferring PSB to state property

The Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA) will redeem Promsvyazbank’s shares for up to RUB 150 billion, having paid for them by the federal loan bonds (OFZ), provided earlier under the program of capitalization of banks. After this, the agency will transfer the bank to the Federal Property Management Agency.

Kazakhstan will increase oil production by 2025 by a quarter

In Kazakhstan, the country’s strategic development plan was promulgated. As stated in the document, by 2025 the country will bring oil and gas condensate production up to 107.3 million tons.

Russia became Ukraine’s largest trading partner in 2017

The negative balance in Ukraine’s trade with Russia amounted to almost $ 3.3 billion. The key trading partners of Ukraine among European countries last year were Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Italy and Turkey.

Sistema took a loan from RFPI and Gazprombank for payments to Bashneft

AFK Sistema signed an agreement on attracting targeted financing from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RFPI) and Gazprombank for 40 billion rubles for a period of 180 days to fulfill its obligations under the Bashneft agreement, the AFK said.

Producers and sellers of beer will be required to obtain a license

Manufacturers and sellers of beer in Russia will be obliged to receive special licenses. The corresponding measure is envisaged in the draft “roadmap” for the development of the industry for 2018-2019, prepared by the Ministry of Finance

NOVATEK bought gas assets of ALROSA at auction

ALROSA summed up the results of an open auction for the sale of its gas assets. Its winner was NOVATEK, which offered 30.3 billion rubles for both companies put up for sale. This is stated in the reports of NOVATEK and ALROSA.

Egypt will buy gas in Israel for $ 15 billion

The deal is considered the largest in the history of the gas industry in Israel, which, before the discovery in the mid-2000s of its own fields, bought gas in Egypt and considered options for imports from Russia.

Through the TANAP gas pipeline, deliveries will begin in 2020

The project could have been launched earlier, had it not been for the delays in the construction of the TAP gas pipeline, which occurred because of protests in Italy. In the future, the capacity of “YUGK” is planned to be expanded. Beglyarbekov also said that in July of this year supplies of Azerbaijani gas to Turkey should begin.

Rosstat: industrial producers’ prices slowed down in January

The prices of manufacturers of manufactured goods in Russia in January this year slowed the growth from 1.2% to 0.1%. This is reported in the materials of Rosstat.

Russian Gazprom buys Uzbek gas for $ 3 billion

Terms of execution – from 2018 to 2022, the amount of 2.5 billion dollars includes three contracts: 1.8 billion, 738 million and 367 million. Who acts as sellers of Uzbek gas is not specified, it is known that these are non-residents of Russia

Rosneft sells its stake in the former TNK-BP deposit

State-owned company Rosneft continues to seek partners for its projects. At the end of last year, it began negotiations on the sale of up to 49% in the Rospan gas field (reserves of more than 1 trillion cubic meters of gas, in 2013 it received it by purchasing TNK-BP).

“Victory” of Ukraine in the Stockholm Arbitration

The decision of the Stockholm arbitration on the dispute between Naftogaz and Gazprom is not a “victory” of the Ukrainian authorities, as Kiev previously claimed. On the contrary, according to this decision, Ukraine must pay Gazprom $ 2 billion, as well as pay penalties for delay in payment.

Ukraine plans to sell Privatbank and Ukrgasbank

The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine plans to completely withdraw from the capital of the two state-owned banks within five years. We are talking about Privatbank and Ukrgasbank, said First Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oksana Markarova.

The Ministry of Finance of Russia is preparing new issues of OFZ for 1.05 trillion rubles

Since February 21, 2018 at the auctions of the Ministry of Finance of Russia will be available new issues of federal loan bonds with a constant coupon income, the ministry said in an information message.


In the Kremlin, they talked about preparing a meeting between Putin, Erdogan and Roukhani

Presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran Vladimir Putin, Tayyip Erdogan and Hasan Roukhani intend to hold a meeting. This was reported by the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov, writes RIA Novosti. A representative of the Kremlin confirmed that such a meeting was being prepared

Nazarbayev approved a new Kazakh alphabet based on Latin alphabet

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree approving a new version of the Kazakh alphabet based on Latin script, the presidential press service reported.

Citizens of the United States and Ukraine detained in Belgrade for filming a building of the General Staff

In Belgrade, two Americans and two Ukrainian women were detained, who tried to dismantle the building of the Serbian General Staff with the help of a drone. This is on Monday, February 19, the channel Prva TV.

Kiev opposed the introduction of Belarusian peacekeepers in Donbass

UN peacekeepers Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced support for the idea of introducing a UN peacekeeping contingent to the east of Ukraine, provided that the mission will ensure the safety of OSCE personnel.

Erdogan warned Putin about the future of Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the Russian leader Vladimir Putin about the consequences that await Syria in case of support of the Kurdish formations. This is reported on Monday, February 19, NTV.

According to the channel, the heads of state discussed what is happening in the Syrian city of Afriya and the province of Idlib during a telephone conversation.
During the conversation Erdogan indicated that the operation “Olive branch” against the Kurdish formations will continue according to plan.

“If the Syrian regime follows this path [agreements with the Kurds], there will be consequences,” he added.

The US State Department called on Kiev to redouble its efforts in implementing reforms

The US State Department on the anniversary of protests on the Independence Square in 2014 in Kiev urged the Ukrainian authorities to redouble their efforts in carrying out reforms.

Trump took the last place in the historical ranking of US presidents

Donald Trump took the last place in the annual historical rating of US presidents, compiled on the basis of a survey of political scientists, the organizers of the poll said.

Kiev banned the supply of D-436 engines for civil aviation to Russia

The Ukrainian authorities have banned the supply of D-436 engines to Russia, which are used in the assembly of civil aircraft. This statement was made by the deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia Oleg Bocharov during a round table in the State Duma. This is reported by the “Fifth Channel”.

Maduro suggested that Trump choose “time and place” for a personal meeting

President of Venezuela Nicholas Maduro invited the US leader Donald Trump to choose the “time and place” for negotiations. This is stated in the message Maduro in the microblog on the social network Twitter.

Donald Trump during his campaign spoke out for non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. It’s time to keep your word and change the aggressive agenda for the dialogue. Dialogue in Caracas or Washington? Time and place, and I’ll be there. – Nicholas Maduro, Venezuelan statesman

Ukraine complained to the court that Russia violated the law of the sea

Ukraine sent to the International Arbitration Court a memorandum on Russia’s violation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

“Starting in 2014, the Russian Federation unlawfully deprived Ukraine of the ability to exercise its rights as a naval power, exploits its sovereign resources for its own needs, usurped Ukraine’s rights to regulate its own maritime territories,” the statement said.


Sweden thought about sending troops to the Russian border in Ukraine

Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultkvist said that the country can bring troops to the east of Ukraine to help the UN. Hulttqvist, in an interview with Swedish Radio, avoided a direct answer to the question of whether he saw the danger that Swedish soldiers would operate near the Russian border.

In the US, they talked about the goal of building up power in the Black Sea

The United States is building up its military presence in the Black Sea, considering it a necessary response to the increased activity of Russia in the region. This is reported with reference to military sources informs CNN.

Lebanon threatened Israel with military capabilities

If Israel violates the sovereignty of the country, Lebanon intends to use its own military capabilities, said Lebanese army commander Imad Aun. This became known from the message of RIA Novosti

South Korea and the United States will conduct military exercises after the Olympics

The Republic of Korea and the United States will conduct joint military maneuvers after the completion of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. This is stated in the report of the Ministry of National Defense, presented on Tuesday in the country’s parliament

The General Staff instructed to suppress the 3G signal at Russian bases in Syria

Bases without 3G The chief of the 8th Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Lieutenant-General Yuri Kuznetsov ordered to suppress cellular signals (2G and 3G) in the territories of two Russian bases in Syria. The corresponding document was signed by Kuznetsov on February 2 this year.

The Pentagon told about the ways of modernization of the armed forces

The American army should be ready to conduct multidomain operations, National Interest writes with reference to the director of the US Armed Forces for Budget, Major-General Paul Chamberlain.

Six main directions of the modernization of the American army: the development of precision weapons, the creation of new generation combat vehicles and the replacement of a military aircraft fleet with the technology of the Future Vertical Lift project, the improvement of communication systems within the armed forces, the improvement of air defense and missile defense systems, and the increase in the firepower of servicemen.

Head of Russia’s General Staff and US Ambassador discussed Ukraine, Syria and North Korea

“During the meeting, the situation in Ukraine, Syria, strategic stability issues, Afghanistan, as well as the DPRK was discussed,” the embassy said. Huntsman, in a conversation with the chief of the General Staff, admitted that between Moscow and Washington “a low level of trust”

Militants continue shelling Damascus

Several civilians of Damascus suffered during the past 24 hours as a result of continued shelling of residential areas by militants from East Hutia, and the situation in the region has become more acute. This was reported on Monday at the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria

Military Germany lacks tents and bulletproof vests

Currently, the Armed Forces of Germany have only 2,5 thousand sets with equipment, while for the performance of combat missions it is necessary about 10 thousand sets.
The publication cites the commentary of the expert of the Free Democratic Party for Defense Mari-Agnes Shtrack-Zimmerman, who said that the decline in equipment resulted in savings.

“The fact that even basic equipment such as tents and bulletproof vests do not suffice shows how miserable the Bundeswehr has made the economy,” she said.

It is noted that the NATO project “Spear Point” assumes increased combat readiness of five thousand troops. They should, if necessary, start operations anywhere in the world in two to three days.


Victoria Bonya told about harassment of Harvey Weinstein

The former participant of “Doma 2”, a secular lioness and TV presenter Victoria Bonya said that she was a victim of the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, “StarHit” reports. Bonya said that she met with Weinstein in Los Angeles.

Plushenko will make his daughter Kirkorov champion figure skating

Evgeni Plushenko took the daughter of Philip Kirkorov to the figure skating academy. The singer does not doubt that the Olympic champion will make a champion of figure skating from Alla-Viktoria. The girl was recorded in the group to Sasha Plyushchenko.

The ban on the “Death of Stalin” warmed up the interest of Russians

From the survey shows that the resonance caused by the ban on the film, heated the interest of Russians to him. 65 percent heard about the film, 14 percent specifically searched for information about him, three percent already watched the comedy

Mikhail Terekhin said that he is the father of the child of Anna Kalashnikova

Mikhail Terekhin said that he is the father of Anna Kalashnikova’s child. In a talk show “Actually,” ex-lover Xenia Borodina and model were tested on a lie detector Mikhail Terekhin and Ksenia Borodina. Remember, after parting with Prokhor Shalyapin, Anna Kalashnikova twisted the affair with a businessman .

Anna Kalashnikova can not talk without crying about her son’s father

As it turned out, the man lives abroad and has no desire to establish contact with the child, because of this Kalashnikov and very much worried and can not talk without crying on this topic.

Soloist of the group “Bi-2” at the Omsk concert dressed up as a bear

Rock band “Bi-2” has presented a new album in Omsk. During one of the new songs, Lyova sang in a bear costume.

Star of the series “Doctor House” will film its own film

Actress Olivia Wilde, known on the series “Doctor House” and “Vinyl” plans to try himself as a director. She plans to shoot a comedy called “Educated,” starring Caitlin Diver and Bini Feldstein.

Vera Brezhnev starred in a new clip in her underwear

Singer Vera Brezhneva released an extra-tempting clip for her new song “You’re My Man”.

Jennifer Lawrence temporarily quits the cinema for the sake of fighting corruption

Hollywood Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, known for the trilogy “Hunger Games,” for a year suspends his acting career to engage in activism, reports the BBC.

Anastasia Makeeva staged debauchery in the dressing room

Fans have reacted ambiguously to the shocking actress. Anastasia Makeeva has posted a video on the web showing how she prepares for the performance behind the scenes.

Lisa Peskova shared a family photo from the bath

Lisa Peskova, the daughter of Dmitry Peskov’s press secretary, shared with family photo fans, where everyone poses in bathrobes. The corresponding frame appeared on the page of the girl in Instagram. Presumably, such a family photo was made after bathing relatives in the bath.

Co-founder of the “Cinema” group will make a film about Tsoi

One of the founders of the group “Kino”, musician, director, screenwriter and writer Alexei Rybin plans to shoot his own picture about the leader of the legendary Soviet collective – Victor Tsoe. The beginning of the shooting process is planned for March 2018.

There is not much of me there either, although at that time we were like Siamese twins, but there are laws of drama – you can not grasp the immensity if you’re shooting a movie about a hero. Our picture is the way, the way of the warrior, although in Leningrad Khrushchev and Stalin. – Alexey Rybin

Singer Tinashi ousted a famous rapper out of the frame of the famous rapper

American singer Tinashi released a video for her song called Faded Love. The video appeared on YouTube video sharing. It shows that the artist has ousted from him a partner – a well-known hip-hop artist.

The date of the play “Woe from Wit” with the participation of Zhirinovsky

The presidential candidate of Russia, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky will play the role of Famusov in the musical version of Alexander Griboyedov’s comedy “Woe from Wit”, the performance will take place on the stage of the theater “School of Modern Play” on February 22

In Sochi are preparing to break the Guinness record for descent in bathing suits

To take a record, all participants must be dressed in a gas mask, bathing suit, ski or snowboard.

In Buryatia, they began accepting applications from musicians for the “Voice of the Nomads”

The International Music Festival “The Voice of the Nomads” has been held in Buryatia since 2009. At the heart of his concept is the idea of ethno-futurism, that is, a special relation to the ethnic diversity of culture, addressed not to the past, but to the future.


Experts called the most “voracious” applications for Android

It turned out that the most “voracious” products is made by Samsung – its applications have occupied the top three of the rating of the most quickly discharging smartphone programs. The first place in the end went to Samsung AllShare, the second – Security Policy Updates, and the third – the application ChatOn.

Products for astronauts began to be packed in a new container

Since the end of 2018, the ISS will begin shipping products packed in containers from a lamister. This is aluminum foil, laminated with polypropylene film. Earlier, products for cosmonauts were packed in cans, Izvestia newspaper reported.

All the following models of iPhone can lose the button “Home”

All future models of Apple’s iPhone smartphones are likely to completely lose their design, introduced by their creator, Steve Jobs – the large round button “Home” disappears from the front side. This was reported by the New York Post.

Samsung patented the drone-display, controlled by the look

Engineers of the South Korean corporation Samsung have developed and patented an unmanned flying drone with a large screen that is able to notice the movements of the eyes, head and hands of the operator, perceiving them as commands for movement.

Apple again registers a colored apple logo

Apple decided to re-register the color logo of its symbol – an apple. For the first time the emblem was developed back in 1977, it was used by the Kupertinovs for 11 years. Subsequently, the company’s management decided to switch to a black monochrome logo

Renders flagship smartphone Nokia 10 published on the web

Renders of the flagship smartphone Nokia 10 are published on the Web on YouTube channel TechConfigurations. Experts visualize the appearance of gadgets based on the first rumors and factory information leaks. Nokia 10 will receive an updated camera and a trendy screen with concave edges and thin frames.

Samsung is preparing to release the most powerful tablet Galaxy Tab S4

Sources on the web said that the South Korean corporation Samsung is going to release the most powerful Galaxy Tab S4 tablet with the Snapdragon 835 chip. According to some sources, the announcement of the novelty can be heard at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. However, there are no exact confirmations at the moment.

Frameless smartphone Xiaomi Mi 7 will receive a proprietary system Face ID

Insiders said that the frameless smartphone Xiaomi Mi 7 will receive from developers a proprietary system Face ID. To do this, the company’s employees will install special sensors for recognizing the owner’s face in the front of the device.

Company Ravean has presented budgetary gloves with heating

Ravean Company is known in the world market for the manufacture of accessories with autonomous heating – from pajtas and sweatshirts and ending with sleeping bags. At the moment, the engineers of the brand are engaged in the development of budget gloves with heating, the presentation of the accessory took place at the Kickstarter site.

In the network appeared partial characteristics of HTC Desire 12

The device works in tandem with a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek processor. The package includes a memory of 3 and 32 GB, two cameras – homing at 5 megapixels and a rear view of 12 megapixels, Android OS Oreo. The size of the frameless screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 is 5.5 inches HD (720 x 1440 pixels). Also HTC decided to add to its flagship battery for 2730 mAh, support for two SIM-cards, 4G LTE and microSD (up to 2 TB).

Instead of Nokia 10 will be Nokia 8 Sirocco with a revolver camera

Instead of Nokia 10, Nokia 8 Sirocco, which has a revolver camera, may soon appear. The fact that this premium brand may appear, the manufacturer has already announced. However, the name Nokia 8 Sirocco will be replaced by Nokia 8 Pro.

In Russia, from July 1, the biometric banking system

Since July 1, Rostelecom has been launching a unified biometric identity system for voice and photoimage in Russia. It is assumed that the system will recognize the person making banking transactions, and in the event of a mismatch of data, the alien will be denied access.

Mask got permission to dig an underground tunnel under Washington

The transport department of Washington issued a preliminary permit to The Boring Company for the implementation of an ambitious project of an underground motorway. The company Ilona Mask plans to drill a tunnel under Washington and build a station for high-speed trains of the Hyperloop project.


Scientists succeeded in creating a human and sheep chimera in the laboratory

Researchers want to make it possible to grow full-fledged organs, which can later be transplanted to humans. During the new experiment, scientists were able to successfully implant human cells into the embryo of a sheep in a ratio of approximately 1 to 10 thousand cells.

Scientists have created an elastic display that can be glued to the body

More recently, scientists, together with professors from Japan, have developed a new ultra-thin and sensitive screen that can be glued to the human body and watch video recordings using it. The display is equipped with LEDs and has increased elasticity.

Scientists created the world’s first two-dimensional semiconductor of their superatoms

The world has a first two-dimensional conductor that consists of superatoms, not ordinary atoms. This will create new two-dimensional elements with control of their physical properties.

Scientists were able to charge five times faster lithium-ion batteries

British scientists have proved that developers significantly underestimate the performance of lithium-ion batteries. With the help of new testing technology, experts found that batteries can be charged up to five times faster.

Scientists from Tomsk tested for defects heated poles

Respective experience was conducted by scientists from Tomsk. Physicists propose to check the state of reinforced concrete structures with infrared thermography, which detects defects for one hour. To do this, the poles are heated by an induction current, which induces a coil sliding in the armature.

From microchannels, acoustic waveguides were made to focus particles

Physicists have developed a method of acoustic focusing of particles in microchannels, based on the interaction of the sound wave with the walls of the channel. Due to this interaction, microchannels become a kind of waveguide for the sound wave.

Scientists have discovered cells that distinguish the brain of long-livers

As experts have specified, it is these cells that can affect communication abilities, as well as increase memory, attention and efficiency. The area where these neurons are located is much thicker in super-gamers than in people 50-60 years old.


Universal Lada Vesta SW Cross was more dangerous than the Vesta sedan

As a result of the crash test, the cross version of the universal Vesta seriously lost in the safety record not only the Vesta sedan, but also the Korean Hyundai Solaris and the German Volkswagen Polo Sedan, gaining only 11.7 points. For comparison, the result of testing the 4-door Vesta in the ARCAP test is 15.1 points, “Solaris” – 16 points, and “Polo” – 14.6 points.

At the same time, Vesta SW Cross managed to get ahead of the “top” versions of Lada Kalina and Lada Granta, which earned 10.1 and 10.7 points in crash tests of ARCAP, respectively.

Volkswagen will present in Geneva a new electric car

The German company Volkswagen will bring the concept of its new electric sedan I.D. to the Geneva auto show. Vizzion. The main feature of the novelty, in addition to the electric motor, will be the size of the body.

Audi A8 in Russia: one engine, two prices

The company Audi has named the prices for a new generation of its A8 sedan for Russia. The flagship of the German brand will be sold in our market in two versions: with a standard and an elongated wheelbase (L). Price list of the basic equipment of the new A8 starts from the mark of 5 million 935 thousand rubles.

Toyota will allocate $ 2.8 billion for the development of environmentally friendly cars

Japanese automaker Toyota will allocate 300 billion yen (2.8 billion dollars) for the creation of a research center that will develop clean cars.

GAZ launches Skoda Kodiaq vehicles

The production of Skoda Kodiaq began at the facilities of the GAZ Group plant in Nizhny Novgorod. The information about this was distributed by the Russian division of the Volkswagen concern (Volkswagen Group Rus LLC).

Volvo introduced its first three-cylinder engine

The family of petrol engines Volvo Drive-E has a new unit – the first in the history of the brand three-cylinder engine. Such a motor will soon appear under the hood of a compact crossover Volvo XC40, and subsequently “head” a new generation of hybrid powerplants.

Renault began testing the “car of the future”

It is expected that the world premiere of the conceptual novelty will be held at the international motor show in Geneva in March this year.

Particularly interesting is the fact that the machine is operated without any driver involvement – a special remote control is used for this.

As for appearance, the “car of the future” instead of the usual doors got transparent side panels.

The appearance of such cars in free sale should happen by 2030

The company Opel showed an updated van Combo Life

Opel car showcased the Combo Life model of a new generation, which was built on a common architecture with Citroen Berlingo and the not yet presented Peugeot Partner. The official debut of the novelty will be held at the motor show in Geneva next month.

The serial version of the all-road LADA XRay Cross was noticed on the tests

Domestic automobile concern AvtoVAZ has released a cross-version of the LADA XRay hatchback, the first pictures of which have already been taken to the photoshooters. A few hours ago, the first photos of the serial version of the new all-road LADA XRay Cross appeared during the road tests.

Genesis will show the crossover concept in New York

Earlier, representatives of the car brand said that Genesis plans to introduce a 2-door model of the Gran Turismo series (a sports car for every day), so it is possible that the mysterious concept will become the harbinger of such a car

The Chinese will build a diesel-electric hypercar for the track

Chinese company Techrules has published the first image of the track modification of the Hypercar Ren with a diesel-electric power plant. The public premiere of the car will take place in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The novelty is the racing version of the road hypercar, Ren, introduced in 2017

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