28 Feb, 2018

Wishful thinking …

North Korea delivers to the Syrian government products that can be used to produce chemical weapons. This is reported by The New York Times referring to an unpublished report of United Nations experts.

According to the UN, acid-resistant tiles, valves and thermometers were brought to Syria from the DPRK. These products were delivered in the period from 2012 to 2017 at least 40 times, the article says.

The report highlights the potential danger of such a trade between Syria and North Korea, as Pyongyang helps Damascus retain chemical weapons, and the proceeds can go to the DPRK’s nuclear and missile programs.

A source at the UN called the article “an attempt to make wishful thinking”

The goods that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea supplied to Syria are not included in the category banned under Security Council resolutions.

“This is an obvious attempt to give out what is desired for reality, which does not correspond to reality, these items do not fall under the action of any of the international control lists [for sanctions],” the source said.

He noted that acid-resistant tiles are a widespread commodity, which, in particular, is used in the construction of houses in China.

Briefly about the main thing ….

SOCIETY

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem was opened after three days of protest

The largest Christian denominations of Jerusalem opened the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, completing a three-day protest action against the tax policy of the mayoralty.

Vasilieva advocated a reduction in the number of school Olympiads

Head of the Ministry of Education Olga Vasilieva advocated a reduction in the number of school olympiads in Russia; all olympiads should be clearly justified, the head of the department believes.

The number of olympiads should be reduced. I think that the All-Russian Olympiad is, of course, beyond discussion, all other olympiads should be clearly justified. – Olga Vasilyeva, Russian statesman

Activists Greenpeace was put in prison for a salute at a nuclear power plant

The Paris court decided to arrest two activists of Greenpeace, who launched a salute at the nuclear power plant. They will spend 60 days behind bars. Another six representatives of the environmental organization were given suspended sentences.

The case against the deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Krasnoyarsk Territory

“The main department of the TFR for the Krasnoyarsk Territory regarding the deputy head of the GU MVD of Russia in Krasnoyarsk Krai Alexander Kuznetsov and former deputy chief of the rear of the GU MVD of Russia, Andrei Petrucheny, instituted criminal proceedings under part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (exceeding official authority with causing grave consequences), “the Interfax news agency reports.

Authorities in Germany have the right to ban diesel cars

The authorities of German cities have the right to prohibit the entry of diesel cars, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig ruled on Tuesday. Such prohibitions have long been sought by local environmentalists, reports Deutsche Welle (DW).

Rest of Russian schoolchildren will noticeably increase in price this year

Tour operators warn that even now trips to children’s recreation camps have risen in price by 7-10%, and closer to the season prices can soar. Parents simply will not financially spend spending on summer holidays, many have a family budget and without that they suffer a severe deficit, experts of the Russian newspaper say.

Russian detained at the airport of Buenos Aires with 4 kg of drugs

Argentine police detained a Russian citizen who tried to take 4 kg of cocaine at the airport of Buenos Aires. This was reported by the Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich on her social network page.

In 2017, Russia was visited by about 1 million Chinese tourists without visas

In Rosturizm noted that the Russians also began to travel more often to China without visas. The tourist flow mainly grew due to the inhabitants of the border regions. In 2017, the PRC on visa-free exchange visited 415 thousand people of the Russian Federation, which is 20% more than in 2016.

The Ministry of Education and Science proposed not to impose a premium on the best teachers

The Ministry of Education proposed to amend the rules for paying bonuses to the best teachers. The corresponding bill is published in the base of normative acts. Remuneration for teachers is proposed to be included in the list of bonuses that are not subject to taxation

Cutting a throat passer-by fighter “Azov” got off fine

Former soldier of the Azov regiment, who during the conflict in the autumn of 2016 inflicted mortal wounds on the inhabitant of Mariupol, received a fine, the official website of the city reports with reference to the register of court decisions. It is noted that the conflict arose “because of political beliefs.”

The Ministry of Health will toughen liability for violations in the work of LSG

The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation intends to toughen the liability of insurers working in the compulsory medical insurance (OMC) system for poor service provision

The share of counterfeit alcohol in small retail reaches 80 percent

Supporters of the federal project “Sober Russia” have revealed after raids in large stores and small outlets that 80 percent of alcohol in small retail is counterfeit, a message

The share of counterfeit alcohol in small retail reaches 80 percent

Supporters of the federal project “Sober Russia” revealed after raids in large stores and small outlets that 80 percent of alcohol in small retail is counterfeit, RT leader Sultan Khamzayev told RT.

Turkey replaced the citizens of St. Petersburg

The remaining destinations scored less than 10% of the bookings, and Russia was in seventh place among the destinations with an indicator of only 2%. Compared with last year, the picture has changed significantly. So, in early 2017, Turkey was booked by 20% of tourists and it was less than the rate of Greece (22%).

SHOW-BUSINESS

Narusova complained about high prices for tickets to the Bolshoi Theater

Senator Lyudmila Narusova complained about “absolutely disproportionate” prices for cultural events at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. She stated this at a meeting of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Construction, Tass reports.

Disney will invest 2 billion euros in a Paris amusement park

The Walt Disney Company is going to invest about 2 billion euros in Parisian Disneyland.

Singer Shakira paid tax authorities in Spain 20 million euros

Singer Shakira, which the authorities of Spain suspect of non-payment of taxes, has paid part of the debt. Colombian singer Shakira paid the tax authorities of Spain 20 million euros for tax arrears. This is reported by the Spanish edition of El Pais.

The performance with the participation of Gerard Depardieu in Krasnodar canceled

French actor with Russian citizenship Gerard Depardieu canceled the performances in Moscow, Krasnodar and Maykop because of health problems, TASS reported. The artist had to play in the production of “Love Letters”.

Glucose showed a photo with her husband in a yoga class

Singer Glukoza pleased her fans with new pictures in the social network. The actress decided to “turn the world around with a pivot” in the face of her husband Alexander in yoga.

Yuri Loza called Grigory Leps “a slaughterhouse homeless” because of a sarcastic song

Russian performer Grigory Leps became an object for criticism not only among fans, but also among his colleagues in the shop. So, the musician Yuri Loza called the singer “a slaughterhouse homeless” because of his new obscene song.

Alicia Silverstone divorces her husband after 13 years of marriage

American actress Alicia Silverstone is getting divorced from her husband by the soloist of the group S.T.U.N. Christopher Jareki after 13 years of marriage, reports Mirror with reference to the statement of the representative of the pair

Jennifer Lawrence again confused the public with an outfit

Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence for the second time in the last two weeks shocked the public with her frank attire

Matt Leblanc responded to the critique of the series “Friends”

Actor Matt LeBlanc, the “Friends” star, commented on accusations of racism and ridicule of fat people about the cult series. According to him, they are all baseless, Washington Examiner reports.

“I also heard these rumors about the critics of the series” Friends “… I do not agree with all this,” Leblanc said.

“Friends” were devoted to eternal topics: friendship, which passes the test of time, love, trust, relationships, betrayal, family and others, “the actor said.

In turn, the publication stressed that the script “Friends” was written in the 1990s, when in American society there was no ideology of political correctness

The dashing model danced hard for fans

Famous American model plus-size Ashley Graham took part in filming for the magazine Sports Illustrated.

It is reported that the star appeared in several swimsuits, after which she danced firmly together with the members of the crew, who turned out to be her devoted fans.

Note that some network users have condemned the publication, which promotes the model with excess weight, writes Life.

Director Mark Rozovsky accused of sexual abuse

Actress Fatima Abaskuliyeva told about sexual harassment from Mark Rozovsky when she was still his student. On the program of Andrei Malakhov, the Azerbaijani actress shared her pain twelve years ago. Allegedly, the director Rozovsky solicited a young student.

Vera Brezhneva tried on herself images of sexy “retro” blondes

In addition to Bardot, Vera Brezhneva also tried on the pages of Cosmopolitan the image of Sharon Stone, one of the main sex symbols of the 90th star of the “Basic Instinct”, as well as the British model Twiggy. In them, as the subscribers admitted, it looks very organic. Especially good at the singer turned Stone.

The concert of Olga Buzovoy in Blagoveshchensk became an event of the year

A big solo concert of the singer and TV presenter Olga Buzovaya took place in the Cultural and Cultural Center yesterday, February 27. The organizers of the concert called the arrival of the singer to the Far East “the event of the year”

Kate Middleton in a blue dress hinted at the sex of her unborn child

Kate Middleton in a blue dress, being on the 7th month of pregnancy, hinted at the sex of the future child. In the appropriate outfit the paparazzi found the Duchess of Cambridge in the center of gynecology in London. On a scheduled visit to the doctor, Middleton arrived without a husband, choosing a knee-length dress and a blue coat

The Empress Catherine the Great was shown in all angles

The Russian Museum presented a large exhibition “Catherine the Great in the Country and in the World”. The exposition unfolded within the walls of the St. Petersburg Engineer’s Castle – the site of the murder of her son Paul, writes “Interest”.

In Los Angeles, the world premiere of the film “Time Fracture”

Father Meg is a physicist. He disappears during the scientific experiment, but the girl does not despair and together with her friend and younger brother decides to go on his quest. Search for her father, she will be in the fits of time and space, you can get out of them only by understanding yourself.

The film is based on the novel “Crack in Time” Madeleine L’Engle.

Danny De Vito will receive the highest state order of Italy

Hollywood actor and producer of Italian descent Danny De Vito will receive one of the highest state awards in Italy, said the Italian consul in Los Angeles, Antonio Verde

ECONOMY

Russia strengthens control over the production of 9 Belarusian enterprises

Since February 27, the Rosselkhoznadzor has introduced a regime of enhanced laboratory control over the products of nine Belarusian enterprises because of violations of the veterinary and sanitary requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union, the agency said.

The Fed will continue to gradually increase the interest rate

The Federal Reserve System (FRS) of the United States will continue the policy of a gradual increase in the interest rate, Interfax reports. This is reported in the text of the speech of the new head of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, published before the hearings in both chambers of the US Congress.

The Ministry of Finance at auctions will offer OFZ for 50 billion rubles

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation at auctions on February 28 will offer federal loan bonds (OFZ) of two series for a total of 50 billion rubles, the ministry said.

“RusHydro” will build the first wind farm in the Arctic

The Russian energy company RusHydro has signed a package of documents necessary to launch the construction of a 3.9 MW wind farm in the Yakut settlement of Tiksi. The project will be implemented by RusHydro together with a number of Japanese companies.

In Russia they want to introduce a system of payments through messengers

In Russia they want to introduce a system of payments through messengers. At present, this idea is discussed at the level of regulators and experts, said the first deputy head of the apparatus of the federal government Maxim Akimov

“System” transferred 40 billion rubles. “Bashneft” on the world

At the end of December, Sistema listed the first 20 billion rubles under the settlement agreement after the payment of 40 billion rubles. AFK remains to repay another 40 billion rubles. in time until the end of March. “Sistema” funds attract Sberbank on the security of MTS shares

Companies continued to withdraw money from Promsvyazbank

The continuation of the outflow is evidenced by the data of the bank’s turnover sheet for the first month of 2018, analysts of the rating agency S & P note. Money from the population in the bank was, on the contrary, more by 12.8 billion rubles.

The family business of the Rothschilds will be replaced by the manager

As the newspaper notes, this will be the seventh generation change. At the moment, Rothschild Jr. is the deputy chairman of Rothschild & Co. He started working for the company since 2008. Prior to that, he had been a manager for the investment company Argan Capital for three years.

Ukraine resumed import of gas from Europe in connection with the cold

Ukraine resumed import of gas from Slovakia and Hungary due to a sharp cold snap.

Net profit EBRD fell in 2017 by almost a quarter

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the year 2017 reduced its net profit by 22% to 772 million euros, compared with 992 million euros a year earlier.

Sberbank reduces business in Cyprus

Sberbank reduces investment business in Cyprus and transfers part of the transactions to Moscow, Zurich and London, Bloomberg reports with reference to several unnamed sources.

The Federal Tax Service reported on the growth of tax revenues by 20%

Income taxes in the consolidated budget of Russia in 2017 increased compared to the previous year by 20% to 17.3 trillion rubles. This was announced by the head of the Federal Tax Service Mikhail Mishustin at the expanded board of the department, reports Interfax.

The non-oil and gas revenues increased by 60 percent. – Mikhail Mishustin, Russian statesman

Shuvalov said that the government decided not to combine the Federal Tax Service and the Federal Customs Service

The Russian government decided not to unite the Federal Tax Service (FTS) and the Federal Customs Service (FCS). This was announced by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.

FESCO allowed a technical default on bonds

The company did not pay coupons for 1.373 billion rubles. on restructured exchange-traded bonds, and also failed to fulfill the obligation to repay the nominal value of bonds by 5 billion rubles. This happened in connection with the restructuring of the issuer’s obligations on attracted external debt financing, explains FESCO.

The Board of Directors of Gazprom Neft approved the program of bonds

The term of circulation of securities is 15 years, the program is unlimited. On February 12, it became known that Gazprom Neft would create a reserve fund, to which additional revenues would be channeled, after the price of oil exceeded $ 43.8 per barrel

Oil traders agreed to cut fuel prices in Crimea

After a meeting with oil traders, Deputy Prime Minister Igor Mikhailichenko announced that the government of the Crimea will form a retail price for fuel. Oil traders will have to reduce the logistics costs associated with the ferry crossing.

ExxonMobil plans to create in Mozambique an export project for LNG

US oil company ExxonMobil plans to create a project for the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Mozambique, Reuters reported citing a company spokesman

In 2018, Transneft-Baltika will reduce oil exports by 20%

In 2018, 62 million tons of oil will be exported via the ports of Primorsk and Ust-Luga. This is 14.7 million tons less than last year, Igor Katsal, deputy vice-president of PJSC Transneft, told a press conference on February 27. But the export of diesel fuel this year will grow by 15%.

In Kazakhstan, approved tariffs for the transit of Russian oil

The cost of oil transit along the route Border of the Russian Federation – the oil loading point “Shagyr” is $ 12.85 per ton for 1000 kilometers (excluding VAT).

FAS approved BP’s motion to purchase a stake in Rosneft’s subsidiary

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) approved the request of the British BP to buy a 49% stake in the subsidiary company Rosneft – Kharampurneftegaz. This is stated on the FAS website.

The assembly complex of Russian Helicopters has risen in price by another 600 million rubles

Earlier it was reported that the new complex would cost the holding 2 billion rubles. At the same time, the managing director of the Reduktor-PM plant Nikolai Semikopenko in his conversation with RBC earlier noted that due to downtime, the amount could be adjusted.

POLICY

The Pentagon announced Russia’s desire to redraw the international borders

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that Russia is trying to redraw the international borders by force. According to him, Moscow is also seeking a veto in European decisions in the field of diplomacy, economy and security.

Against this is Russia, which seeks to reshape international borders by force, and to have the opportunity to resort to the right of veto over diplomatic, economic decisions and security decisions taken by Europeans. – James Mattis, American military leader

Patrushev discussed bilateral relations with the Prime Minister of Thailand

Pran Chan-och and Patrushev discussed various issues of Russian-Thai relations, focusing on cooperation in strengthening international and regional security, the press service noted.

Court in the US rejected the claim of opponents of the wall on the border with Mexico

The court in the US rejected a lawsuit filed by the California state authorities with a demand to ban the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico.

The level of access of Trump’s son-in-law to top-secret information is lowered

The son-in-law of US President Donald Trump Jared Kushner, who is the senior adviser to the head of the White House, has lowered the level of access to classified information from “top secret” to “secret”. This is reported by The Washington Post referring to sources in the office of the US President.

Austrian Chancellor calls conditions for lifting EU sanctions from Russia

The European Union will consider the possibility of lifting certain sanctions against Russia in the event of significant progress in implementing the Minsk agreements. This was stated by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz.

NBC learned about evidence of Russia’s interference in the US elections

In Washington, it was said that “Russian hackers” were involved in Trump’s victory, who during the election campaign and during the voting committed attacks on US electoral systems. Since last summer, the United States is investigating the alleged Russian interference in the elections.

Dozens of lawsuits are being prepared in Crimea for Ukraine

In November 2015, Ukrainian radicals undermined four power lines, as a result of which the Crimea was completely de-energized. Blackout was overcome thanks to the launch of the energy bridge from the Kuban, the last of its thread was launched in May 2016.

The Pentagon complained about the interfering dominate Russia

“The growth in the number of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems in the region threatens our ability to dominate the airspace,” he said. According to him, it is necessary to fight with Russia for influence in the Middle East.

President of Afghanistan declared readiness for peaceful dialogue with Taliban

Afghanistan stands for a peaceful dialogue with the radical Taliban movement (banned in the Russian Federation), and is also ready to recognize it as a political group.

US accuses Russia of non-compliance with ceasefire in Syria

Moscow does not adhere to the terms of the ceasefire in Syria, for which the UN Security Council voted, including Russia itself. With this statement made on Tuesday at a regular briefing for journalists, the chief of the press service of the State Department Heather Nauert

Trump agreed to buy from Boeing two presidential aircraft at a discount of $ 1.4 billion

The US administration agreed with Boeing Corporation on the purchase of two passenger aircraft destined for US President Donald Trump. The deal will allow the state to save more than $ 1.4 billion, NBC television reported on Tuesday referring to the official representative of the White House

ARMY AND WEAPONS

South Korea begins developing autonomous weapons

South Korea’s leading military-industrial company Hanwha Systems joined forces with a state-funded Korean Institute of Advanced Technology (KAIST) to launch a new center designed to develop military innovations based on AI.

The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the humanitarian disaster in Syrian Raccoon

According to the statement of the Russian Defense Ministry, “today the most difficult situation for the peaceful population of Syria has developed in those areas controlled by the US-led coalition and the armed opposition groups under its control.”

After loud statements of release from terrorists, these areas turned into “black holes”, the situation in which is absolutely opaque for either the Syrian government or international observers. – Igor Konashenkov, Russian Major-General

The Pentagon is preparing to strike from space in a couple of years

The US Armed Forces will begin to conduct military operations in outer space in a few years.

We are a kind of troops that must lead joint military operations in this new disputed territory. This is what the country demands. – David Goldenstein, American General

The Ministry of Defense prohibited military use of social networks

The Ministry of Defense prohibited the military from using social networks. In the code of conduct for officers and generals of the General Staff, commanders-in-chief and command of military districts, which was prepared by the department, social networks were declared “taboo”.

Turkey said that the United States distorts the UN decision on Syria

US State Department spokesman Heather Naouert, in his speech on the expected 30-year ceasefire in Africa, deliberately distorted the substance of the UN Security Council resolution, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said.

The US and South Korea in April will resume joint military exercises

The United States and South Korea will resume joint military exercises in April, said South Korean President’s adviser on security issues Mun Jong-ying.

Iran has created a new military base near Damascus

Iran has created a new permanent military base in Syria, which allegedly houses hangars intended for the storage of missiles. This statement is given in a material published on Tuesday on the site of the American television channel Fox News.

In the UN, the DPRK was suspected of supplying components for chemical weapons in Syria

UN experts believe that North Korea supplies Syria with components for chemical weapons. This is written by The New York Times referring to a report prepared at the UN. The authors of the document note that in the period from 2012 to 2017, Syria and North Korea exchanged at least 40 cargo.

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

Israeli experts have found a way to crack any iPhone

Experts of the Israeli company Cellebrite found a way of hacking Apple devices running iOS 11 and earlier versions of the operating system, Forbes reports.

ASUS at the exhibition MWC 2018 introduced frameless smartphones ZenFone 5

The future generation of its smartphones Zenfone company ASUS presented at the exhibition MWC 2018 in Barcelona. It should be noted that the series includes three models of ASUS Zenfone 5, Zenfone 5 Lite and Zenfone 5 Z, made in frameless design

Apple will launch a network of polyclinics for its employees

Apple will open two primary health care clinics for employees in Santa Clara County, California, where the company’s campus is located, CNBC reported, citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans. The clinics called AC Wellness will start working this spring.

MWC-2018: Leagoo introduced a budget analogue of the iPhone X

Company Leagoo introduced a budget analog of the iPhone X with HD + screen at 5.85 inches. The cost of the smartphone after the start of sales will be $ 149.99. The novelty became known at the exhibition MWC-2018.

Music smartphone Pixelphone S1 for 5 thousand rubles went on sale

Domestic firm Pixelphone, associated with the Chinese manufacturer Meizu, announced the release of the phone Pixelphone S1. It is being promoted as a compact music model with a fingerprint scanner and support for LTE.

Deepcool MF120 frameless fan is presented

Company Deepcool introduced a cabinet fan MF120, which will be on sale in April 2018. The novelty has received a unique frameless design. The frame is made of aluminum alloy and is equipped with multi-color RGB-backlit with support of 16.7 million colors.

In the network merged the renderers of the new frameless smartphone Blackberry Chost

As it became known, Blass on his Twitter page reported about the upcoming presentation of the new Blackberry smartphone. According to the insider, the novelty will be officially presented to the public in India, but the renderers with the image of Chost have already penetrated the Web

In Russia they want to introduce a system of payments through messengers

In Russia they want to introduce a system of payments through messengers. Now this idea is discussed by experts, told RIA Novosti First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation Maxim Akimov.

“Megaphone” will tie mobile accounts of subscribers to Apple Pay and Samsung Pay

The company “Megaphone” in conjunction with MasterCard launch a service to bind mobile phone accounts to Apple Pay and Samsung Pay services. This is reported by the newspaper Kommersant. Thus, Megafon subscribers will be able to pay for offline purchases directly from their mobile phone account.

Amazon acquired the developer of “smart” doorbells for $ 1 billion

Amazon has acquired the developer of “smart” doorbells Ring for more than $ 1 billion. Officially, the amount of the deal is not disclosed, but about the amount of more than $ 1 billion wrote The Wall Street Journal

YouTube will automatically show subtitles for live streaming

“With our new technology of automatic speech recognition (LASR), you will receive subtitles, the number of errors and delay is close to industry standards,” – stated in the YouTube blog. The function is planned to be launched in the coming weeks, and then corrected for accuracy and speed.

Viber has created megacities for a billion people

Starting from March 1, 2018, anyone who wants can create their community completely free of charge in the Viber area. In new group chats, users will only see the names of the conversation participants, as well as their phone numbers.

The server of IT-contractor FSO was infected with a virus for mining

The server of the company “Security code”, which specializes in the development of software to protect information, was infected with viruses for crypto-currency mining, a source in law enforcement agencies told RBC and confirmed Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus expert Denis Legezo and Cisco’s information security expert Alexei Lukatsky

Apple began using Google’s cloud-based storage solutions

The document previously said repeatedly that iCloud uses Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure to store data, but in January 2018, Microsoft Azure from the list disappeared, and Apple began using the Google Cloud Platform.

A new virus-extortionist Data Keeper appeared on the web

A new virus-extortionist Data Keeper appeared on the Internet. The program encrypts files on victims’ computers and requires a ransom in crypto currency.

Panasonic introduced a new tablet Toughpad FZ-M1

Panasonic introduced the fully protected 7-inch Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 with the FLIR Lepton thermal imaging camera at the Mobile World Congress 2018.

Artificial Intelligence created a music video for a rock band

The beginning rock band asked for help when creating a video for artificial intelligence. As a result, the neural network completely prepared the video, the final result was very interesting. A clip created by artificial intelligence appeared on YouTube.

Every third user of mobile banking risks becoming a victim of scammers

In recent months Avast specialists have discovered a number of banking Trojans. During the survey, users were shown mobile applications of banks attractive to scammers, including Sberbank, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Santander, HSBC, ING, Chase and Bank of Scotland.

THE SCIENCE

Giant virus-parasites were discovered by scientists

Two new and highly unusual parasitic viruses were discovered by Didier Raoult and his colleague from France and Brazil. The scientists gave the viruses the generic name Tupanvirus, in honor of the deity-creator of one of the tribes

Researchers add that tailed viral particles can reach incredibly gigantic sizes. They can be up to 2.3 μm, and their DNA contains about 1.5 million bases.

This is enough to encode 1425 proteins of medium size. Scientists support that it is more than many bacteria and any known viruses ….

Chimpanzees and bonobos communicate in one sign language

The authors of the new work set a goal to compare the values of gestures in ordinary chimpanzees and bonobos. But if the information about the meaning of the signals of the representatives of the first species has already been accumulated, then for bonobo such data did not exist

Scientists have told what products can overcome depression

Scientists from the United States of America published research data centered on 1,000 people aged 80 and older. According to experts, the elderly, who almost did not eat red meat and foods containing saturated fats and sugar, suffered from depression by 11% less

Artificial intelligence better than lawyers analyzes documents

People were able to complete this task with an accuracy of 94%, and the neural network – in 100%, writes the publication Inverse. Representatives of the start-up LawGeex, who developed AI, noted that artificial intelligence had never before encountered the documents analyzed during the testing.

Scientists have proved that terrestrial bacteria can survive on the satellite of Saturn

Scientists claim that terrestrial bacteria can survive on the surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. This is reported by the information portal N + 1 with reference to the statement of researchers from the University of Vienna.

Physicists created a new form of matter

To create it, specialists combined the Bose-Einstein condensate and atoms whose electrons were in an excited state.

During the research, it was found out that many additional atoms can be added to the electron orbit.

In the condensate obtained in the cooling of strontium, the atoms are indistinguishable, the whole system behaves as if it were a single whole, and the wave functions are closed.
In a similar state, states such as superfluidity can manifest themselves.

This type of interaction is unstable and carries a small amount of electron charge, and can exist only at low temperature. However, it will help to study the properties of some giant atoms, and, possibly, ultracold particles.

Genetics have found traces of crossing elephants and mammoths

A straightforward forest elephant, for example, is a hybrid of a woolly mammoth, a forest elephant and extinct savannah elephants inhabiting Africa. Crossed among themselves and American mammoths – woolly and Colombian.

Norway will allocate $ 13 million for the reconstruction of the “Repository of the Judgment Day”

Invest in the project are going to about 100 million crowns (13 million dollars). The object is located in the town of Svalbard on the polar archipelago. Officials in Norway have already developed a plan for the renovation of the semen.

Scientists have found the main cause of aging of human muscles

Biologists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have found that muscle aging is due to the accumulation of mutations in stem cells that disrupt the regeneration process. In the new study, an analysis was made of the number of mutations that accumulate in muscle cells.

The Australian artist created artificial flowers with nectar and pollen

Michael Candy created a flower with four petals, which in shape was similar to the real one. In the center of the color there was a tube through which nectar is fed, and around it is a system for supplying pollen with artificial stamens. With the help of separate tubes, everything necessary for pollination is fed into the flower.

Human stem cells restored damaged monkey spinal cord

Stem cells taken from a man partially restored the damaged brain in a monkey patient. This is reported in the article Nature Medicine. Employees of the American University of California write that they have explored a new way to repair injured areas in the spinal cord.

SPACE

Vodafone intends to create a mobile communication network on the Moon

It is specified that equipment for the moon will be sent using a Falcon 9 missile to a private American company SpaceX. According to preliminary data, PTScientists will deliver to the moon the telephone masts of Nokia, and the signal provided by Vodafone will allow the transfer of high-definition video from the surface of the Moon

Tesla Roadster can infect Mars with terrestrial bacteria

Car Tesla Roadster, launched to Mars on the new superheavy rocket Falcon Heavy, in the event of a fall on the Red Planet can enter there terrestrial bacteria, scientists fear.

“Energomash” will begin to “grow” engines for launch vehicles

The tests of the novelty were held in the Voronezh Design Bureau of Chemical Automatics (KBHA). It is noted that the introduction of additive technologies, including the principle of layer-by-layer “cultivation” of objects, will allow to shorten the time of creation of parts and reduce labor intensity in their production.

Scientists told about the explosion on the surface of the star Proxima Centauri

American scientists said that on the surface closest to the solar system of the star, a huge energy release occurred, classified as an explosion. An abnormal phenomenon, recorded with the help of radio telescopes ALMA, took place on March 24, 2017, writes The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

METI International broadcast a signal to aliens star Luyten

Researchers of the organization METI International sent a signal to aliens in the star system Luyten. The message contains data on the Earth’s coordinates and callsigns, which can be used when trying to communicate with the inhabitants of the planet.

Scientists have chosen a star for experiments with a supermassive black hole

According to the information of foreign astronomers, the S-2 star, located next to the supermassive black hole in the center of our Galaxy, is so bright and massive that it can register the relativistic effects arising from its approach to the space-light region

Astronomers have established the origin of stars outside the disk of the Milky Way

The content of various nuclides in the star can serve as a good indication of its origin, whether it is the disk of the Milky Way or its external halo, another galaxy or a globular cluster. Simulation of perturbations caused by the gravitational interaction of the Milky Way with a close dwarf galaxy.

AUTO

Urban crossover Skoda will be able to ride on gas and electricity

The concept car will receive a hybrid power plant, an internal combustion engine in which it can work both on gas and on gasoline.

Russian prices for Geely Atlas crossover are announced

Russian dealers Geely opened sales of the new Atlas crossover, which proved very successful in China and now, as the company expects, will not less successfully prove itself in Russia.

For the basic version ask for 1 029 990 rubles, and for this money the buyer receives climate control, front airbags, stabilization system and ERA-GLONASS, angle and direction adjustable steering column, heated exterior mirrors and audio system with four speakers and AUX- and USB-connectors.

Audi officially introduced the new generation A6

The German company Audi officially introduced the eighth generation of the A6. Despite the fact that the official debut of the novelty will be held in Geneva, the automaker opened the curtain and published photos of the new car on the web.

Hyundai brought to the market crossover Kona Electric

The car with the first power plant is capable of developing a top speed of up to 167 km / h, the acceleration from 0 to the first “hundred” takes 9.3 seconds, the power reserve on one charge is about 300 km. In the top performance, Hyundai Kona Electric is capable of driving up to 470 km on one charge, and accelerates from place to 100 km / h in 7.6 seconds, with a top speed of 167 km / h.

Company Kia introduced an updated Optima

Kia introduced an updated sedan and wagon Optima for the European market. In the process of restyling the model received a new front bumper, LED rear lights, head optics and fog lights. The sedans also changed the design of the rear bumper.

Chinese company JAC showed a new electric car iEV A50

At the Auto Show in Beijing, JAC will present its new electric car, which will be called iEV A50. The company shared the images of the novelty before its presentation.

Rolls-Royce will release 35 exclusive Ghost in honor of Silver Ghost 1907

Rolls-Royce Company announced the release of 35 exclusive Ghost cars on the occasion of the 111th anniversary of the legendary Silver Ghost 1907 model. Moreover, representatives of the automaker have already named this collection Silver Ghost Collection

“GAZ” presented a new electric bus with superfast charging

Tests were conducted from January to July 2017. The Moscow authorities are already ready to launch electric buses of large capacity on city routes and they should appear in the capital roads in 2018.

The huge Cadillac Escalade was faster than a sports car Chevrolet Camaro

The large Cadillac Escalade SUV with the 816-horsepower engine competed with the “charged” Chevrolet Camaro in the drag race and won. A video of the already sensational arrival in automobile communities is published on the YouTube channel of the tuning studio Hennesey Perfomance

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