The US intelligence services blocked access to the Internet for the Russian Internet Research Agency, known as the Troll Factory. About this newspaper The Washington Post, citing sources. The agency is associated with businessman Yevgeny Prigogine. The media claim that Prigogine is in the closest circle of the Russian president.
According to The Washington Post, disconnection from the Internet of the “trolley factory” occurred on November 6, 2018, on the day of the midterm elections to the US Congress. According to sources, the operation was organized to protect the United States from the possible interference of Russia in the American elections. Journalists called the US actions the first cyber attack against Russia.
“The US military blocked Internet access to a notorious Russian organization that sought to sow discord among Americans during the midterm elections in 2018,” writes The Washington Post, citing unnamed US officials.
According to The Washington Post, it was the first such operation of the Cyber Command against Moscow. According to newspaper sources, a cyber attack was carried out in order to “prevent the Russians from launching a disinformation campaign that would call into question the election results.”
What do self-employed in Russia
The tax ministry analyzed the first data of the experiment on the introduction of a special tax regime for self-employed, which started on January 1 in four regions of Russia: Moscow, Moscow, Kaluga regions and Tatarstan.
About 20% of self-employed, registered in the application “My tax” – taxi drivers, writes “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” with reference to the deputy head of the Federal Tax Service Daniil Egorov. In addition to taxi drivers, citizens who rent out apartments (7.1%), consultants (5.3%), tutors (4.5%), programmers and a specialist in marketing and advertising (2.2%) declared themselves. More than half of the self-employed (58%) did not disclose their activities and chose the “other” tab.
The average age of registered self-employed is 36 years. About 85% of them previously did not have the status of an entrepreneur, while the tax expects that the existing entrepreneurs would take advantage of the new opportunity.
Special treatment applies to citizens without an employer and employees who independently create a product or provide a service. Their income should not exceed 2.4 million rubles. They can pay taxes without reporting at a rate of 4% for working with individuals and 6% for working with legal entities and individual entrepreneurs.
Medvedev ordered before May 1 to analyze the incomes of Russians
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed before May 1 to analyze the incomes of Russians and determine measures to increase them. According to the government’s website, until April 17, the Ministry of Labor together with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economics was tasked with preparing measures to improve the system of state social benefits, including in terms of expanding the application of poverty criteria.
Novak called unprofitable the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine
The Minister of Energy of Russia, Alexander Novak, called the gas transit route to Europe through the territory of Ukraine the most expensive of the existing ones. According to him, this is due to the deterioration of the gas transmission system of Ukraine (GTS).
If we talk about existing routes that are currently used for the transit of Russian gas, the Ukrainian direction today is the most expensive, there is the highest tariff set: it is two to two and a half times higher than other routes. – Alexander Novak, Russian politician
Pakistani Air Force shot down two Indian aircraft
“The Pakistani Air Force shot down two Indian aircraft in Pakistan’s airspace,” he said, adding that one of the pilots was captured.
The first production aircraft MS-21 is equipped with a Russian engine.
The Russian medium-haul MS-21 aircraft, the first of the series, will be equipped with a PD-14 domestic engine, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said on February 26 after a visit to the Irkutsk Aviation Plant. The aircraft will be the 12th of the collected
The Council of Federation discussed the successes and objectives of “Unarmi”
Information on the results of the work done will be provided to the Committee. As, in turn, Aleksey Tsygankov told, today the multi-army movement covers all Russian regions and has more than 325 thousand children and teenagers in its ranks.
Putin renamed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Russian President Vladimir Putin renamed the Ministry for the Development of the Far East the Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic.
Pavel Grudinina deprived of the deputy mandate
Pavel Grudinin, general director of the Lenin state farm, is no longer a deputy in the urban settlement of Vidnoe, near Moscow, Leninsky district. The Council of Deputies deprived of its mandate on the basis of a submission from the Vidnovsk city prosecutor’s office.
With him for a whole year, everyone who got scared to death that a people’s leader has appeared has settled scores. The prosecutor wrote a real cart there, that there are offshore companies, something else … It has long been proven that this is not the case. – Gennady Zyuganov, politician
Baring Vostok demands 17 billion rubles from Banker Avetisyan in court in London
The amount of claims filed by the Baring Vostok fund in the London Arbitration Court against the banker Artem Avetisyan is about 17 billion rubles. This was announced on Tuesday by Tass source familiar with the case materials.
Japan protested Russia because of the visit of officials to the Kuril Islands
The Japanese government expressed protest to Russia in connection with the visit of a delegation of Russian officials to the southern Kuril Islands. Reports about it TASS. According to the agency, the Japanese Foreign Ministry called the visit of the Russian delegation “unacceptable.” As noted, officials arrived in the Kuril Islands to participate in the opening ceremony of the submarine fiber-optic communication line.
Yekaterinburg deputy said that pedophiles are not maniacs
At a meeting of the Duma, when discussing the results of the city police, the people’s representative complained to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of a mentally unhealthy neighbor, demanded to close the vegetable depot No. 4 and all of a sudden said that pedophiles were not maniacs, but committed crimes because of alcohol.
The Kremlin responded to the illegal surveillance of Google for the Russians
Peskov made a statement at a press conference in the Kremlin. He was asked to comment on reports of illegal surveillance of Russians with the help of Google.
Of course, we are not thrilled by the fact that various special services monitor our citizens everywhere. You know that our special services have repeatedly said that the activity of all sorts of foreign spies here has been significantly activated in recent years. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman
Boeing introduced the concept of a military drone
The American corporation Boeing on Wednesday presented a project of a military unmanned aerial vehicle with artificial intelligence, designed to perform tasks in conjunction with other aircraft.
The United States accused Russia of developing weapons not falling under START III
The head of the strategic command of the US Armed Forces (included in the Defense Ministry), General John Heiten, stated that the latest Russian attack deterrent, according to his data, is beyond the limits established by the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Restriction of Strategic Offensive Arms (START III) .
In Chechnya, launched a full production cycle of all-terrain vehicles “Chaborz M-3”
The Russian Special Forces University launched on its own territory the mass production of the complete cycle of Chaborz M-3 all-terrain vehicles.
Military pilots are massively fired from the Russian Aerospace Forces
According to the data published by the Telegrams channel of a man’s look in stripes, and later appearing in the Vzglyad publication, Russian military pilots began to massively retire from the ranks of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
“If the air force does not declare a state of emergency and does not take emergency measures, then we will soon have no military pilots left. The hole of 1.3 thousand pilots, which Sergey Shoigu declared three years ago, not only does not decrease, but also grows <…> 10 years after the school, the Su-35 pilot receives about 80 thousand per month, and even services in Syria, where over the course of a month and a half business travels pay about another 100,000 rubles, the salary is much lower than that of the co-pilot in civil aviation, ”Telegram reports — the channel“ A Man’s Look at Stripes. ”
Ministry of Agriculture opposes the expansion of the food embargo
The Ministry of Agriculture does not support the proposal of the Federal Customs Service (FCS) to expand the food embargo, writes Kommersant with reference to the minutes of the meeting with the director of the department for the regulation of the markets of the agro-industrial complex Maxim Titov (the newspaper has a copy of the document, three sources in the industry confirmed its authenticity).
The problems of the Russian MS-21 accused Japan
Japan’s refusal to supply composite material for the MS-21 aircraft created “big problems” for Russia, reports TASS statement by the special representative of the country’s president for environmental protection, ecology and transport Sergey Ivanov.
The frigate of the Northern Fleet “Admiral Gorshkov” went on a long march
A detachment of ships of the Northern Fleet headed by the frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” set off on a long voyage. In the next few months, ships and vessels will carry out tasks at various points in the oceans, including displaying the flag and ensuring the naval presence of the Russian Federation in operational areas of the far ocean
DiCaprio demanded the release of killer whales from the “whale prison” in Primorye
The Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio demanded that killer whales and belugas be released from the center of relocation in the Medium seaside bay, which zoodefenders call the “whale prison.”
ROC has replaced the patriarchal manager and head of financial management
Varsonofy, Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, was relieved of the post of manager of the affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate. The decision was made on the basis of the last meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on Tuesday, according to the synodal department for church relations with society and the media.
Extra money to eliminate the shortcomings of SSJ100
The United Aircraft Building Corporation (UAC) plans to additionally invest funds in eliminating the “objective deficiencies” of the after-sales service of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 short-range aircraft, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said in an interview with Russia 24 TV channel.
Ministry of Education proposed to legalize self-education
In Russia, they can legitimize higher self-education. Exactly how students will confirm the knowledge gained not in the audience, the Ministry of Education and Science plans to decide this year. While we are talking only about the standings of individual courses, told “Izvestia” in the department.
The government has changed the accounting treatment of defrauded co-investors
The government has changed the form of roadmaps that form the regions to solve the problems of deceived real estate investors. The corresponding order is published on the official Internet portal of legal information. Changes are made to the accounting procedure for long-term construction, Nikita Stasishin, Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing and Public Utilities, explained TASS.
“Now, accounting is conducted not by the number of problem objects, but by the number of problem apartment buildings. This will provide a more detailed and in-depth analysis of construction in progress,” he said.
The Supreme Court decided to appoint justices of the peace indefinitely.
The Plenum of the Supreme Court approved a bill that will change the procedure for appointing the justices of the peace to the post. They will be appointed for an unlimited term of office. At the same time, justices of the peace will not be appointed forever – the judges will remain at the level of 70 years for the maximum term in office. The plenum of the Supreme Court voted to introduce the bill to the State Duma.
In Perm, the deputy offered residents to clean the yards from snow
The plenary session of the City Duma discussed the cleaning of streets and house territories from snow. Natalya Roslyakova, a deputy from the United Russia party, remarked that the HOA and the Criminal Code could restore order in the courtyards of apartment buildings using the forces of the residents themselves.
A bakery with a homophobic plate has opened in Kemerovo
Orientation in appearance is determined by representatives of the bakery, reported the publication “Sibdepo”. On the plate in the bakery it is written “P is prohibited”, and in the description of the “real” bread it is specified that “the baker does not sodomite”. The representative of the bakery told the publication that their partners are the shops of German Sterligov, which opened in 2017 in a number of Russian cities. They were installed signs of the same content.
“We have the same religion, so our views on life are the same, because God’s rules are the same, they can not be different. If a person of a“ pgo ”kind comes in, they cannot sell bread just because I don’t want to be responsible so that this person will live a little longer in this world because of our healthy bread, ”said a bakery representative.
Venice will introduce a fee for entry into the historic city center
The Communal Council of Venice at the evening meeting on Tuesday approved a decree on the introduction of payment for entry into the historic center of the city, popular with tourists, from May 1, councilor Giovanni Giusto told RIA Novosti. The introduction of entrance fees to Venice, which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is another attempt by local authorities to limit the huge tourist flow that annually overwhelms the city.
China began laying high-speed rail rails
In China, builders began to lay rails for high-speed rail, which will pass through three Chinese provinces – Henan, Anhui and Zhejiang. According to the Xinhua news agency, a new ECCW with a length of about 795 km will connect the city of Shangqiu (Henan Province, Central China) with the city of Hangzhou (Zhejiang Provinces, East China) through the city of Hefei (Anhui Province, East China). The design speed of trains on the highway will be 350 km / h, the total investment in its construction – more than 96 billion yuan. Railway will be fully commissioned in 2020
The Netherlands government bought a stake in the airline Air France — KLM
The government of the Netherlands bought 12.7% of the shares of the airline Air France — KLM for € 680 million. Netherlands Finance Minister Vopke Hukstra announced this at a press conference.
US “intellectual pirates” equalized Saudi Arabia with China
US official structures responsible for fighting “intellectual piracy” sound the alarm about Saudi Arabia, in whose jurisdiction not just a pirate company was found, but a whole television dreadnought under the black flag.
China is ready for the cold war with the United States in the technological field.
The material, which speaks about the technological potential of Beijing, which allows to provide global resistance in the event of a cold technological war with Washington appeared in the Chinese tabloid Global Times.
China tested the health effects of microwave weapons
According to the portal Naked Science, the development neutralizes the enemy, paralyzing the hypodermic nerves and causing him acute pain. In this state, the enemy can not commit illegal actions. Weapons can be sent to separate parts of the body or to a large area, as well as to groups of people.
In the United States developed smart medical needles for accurate injections
Scientists in the United States invented “smart” needles, which will allow to carry out injections with jeweler accuracy and perfectly safe. About the new device is told in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering
“Aeroflot” increased fuel surcharge
In 2018, Aeroflot raised the fuel surcharge on domestic flights twice, the last at the end of November. Then the tariff increased by 200 rubles. for comfort and economy class, for business class – 400 rubles.
Russian manufacturers of specialized equipment are expanding the range
The support provided is aimed at reorienting Russian consumers to domestic equipment, including by mastering the production of analogues of foreign products that are currently not in the range of Russian enterprises.
Novosibirsk Fat Plant plans to bankrupt
The group of companies “Rusagro” on November 30 last year announced the acquisition of the rights of claim to the JSC “Solar Products”, which includes JSC Novosibirsk fat factory. Representatives of the group of companies voiced their intentions on February 25. On December 29 last year, the management of JSC Novosibirsk Fat Plant voiced a desire to declare itself bankrupt due to the inability to fulfill its obligations to creditors GK Rusagro and Rosselkhozbank
Ministry of Finance offered business new incentives for investment
To date, the Ministry of Finance has received bids with business ideas for almost 60 trillion rubles. According to the ministry, in order to fulfill the May decree, it is necessary to collect an additional 21-25 trillion rubles in six years. As a result of the discussions, the draft law on the protection and promotion of investments was seriously improved compared to the original version.
In the free port of Vanino launched a wood processing company
The company “TAUNGA-LES”, one of the residents of the Free Port of Vanino, launched a wood processing facility. The company will harvest wood and produce softwood lumber.
MegaFon and MasterCard launch financial marketplace
MegaFon and Mastercard signed a memorandum on the creation of a financial marketplace, where financial services will be presented, the Russian telecom operator said. The document was signed at the Mobile World Congress Forum in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. It is expected that the platform will be launched before the end of 2019.
New Development Bank BRICS placed bonds for 3 billion yuan in China
The new BRICS development bank has successfully placed three billion yuan (about $ 450 million) in RMB-denominated bonds at the Chinese interbank market, the financial institution said.
Gazprom refuses to see LNG as a threat
Gazprom still does not see any risks of serious competition in the European market with liquefied gas from the United States, top managers of the company said this at the bottom of an investor in Hong Kong. According to them, the growth in gas demand in the world will absorb new LNG volumes from plants that will be introduced in the next two years, and in any case, Asia, not Europe, will remain the more attractive market for LNG. Meanwhile, Shell, the world’s largest player in the LNG market, in its forecast expects a decrease in Gazprom supplies to Europe this year due to competition with LNG.
US increases the purchase of Russian oil
The US has sharply increased purchases of Russian sour crude, say the Austrian analytical agency JBC Energy. The reason is that American refineries in the Gulf of Mexico and on the East Coast cannot work only on light, low-sulfur shale oil, which has a surplus in the country.
The basic branch of energy in 50 years will be nuclear and thermonuclear generation
The opportunities that nature has given us, Russia should make the most of it to diversify the economy and develop other industries. This was announced by the chairman of the State Duma Committee on Energy Pavel Zavalny. According to him, the use of hydrocarbons, which gives nature, is necessary to the maximum, because it is finite.
“I think that in the horizon of 40–50 years, the core industry of energy will not even be renewable energy sources (RES), but nuclear and thermonuclear generation. All the world’s hydrocarbon reserves provide only 15% of the potential of these industries, ”said Pavel Zavalny,“ this is where humanity should go, the future is there.
Monet’s painting “Doge’s Palace” was auctioned off for $ 36.4 million
The picture of one of the founders of impressionism, Claude Monet, “Doge’s Palace” was auctioned off at Sotheby’s for £ 27.5 million (about $ 36.4 million). Reports about it «RIA Novosti» with reference to representatives of the auction house.
Ryan Reynolds auctioned Deadpool’s sword
Put up for sale the sword used during the filming of films about Deadpool, going to actor Ryan Reynolds, who played the main role. Ryan Reynolds said he was going to auction a sword called “Bi.” He used it during the filming of the second part of “Deadpool”.
A new trailer of the horror “We” from Jordan Peel
Universal Pictures shared a foreign trailer for the social horror thriller “We” – the new directorial work of Oscar-winning Jordan Peel (“Off”).
The work of novice documentalists of the North Caucasus will show in the House of Cinema in Moscow
The works of beginner documentary film makers from the regions of the North Caucasus will be shown in April at the Central House of Cinema in Moscow. About this TASS reported the project curator, screenwriter from North Ossetia, Angelina Tsalikova-Bitarova.
The fourth part of the “Monsters on vacation” will be released in late 2021
Gathered in the world box office over $ 1.36 billion animation trilogy “Monsters on vacation” will be continued. The fourth part of the franchise studio Sony Pictures will be released on American screens before Christmas, December 22, 2021.
According to the book by Alexei Ivanov, “Forks” will remove the documentary and TV series
Star Media will shoot an eight-part drama series and a documentary on Alexey Ivanov’s book Forks. Such an order made the channel “Russia”. The script for these two projects will deal with the writer himself.
Finished shooting the film “Zuleikha opens his eyes”
On February 26, the “stop motor!” Team sounded on the set of the Zuleikha opens eyes. This means that the shooting is over, now it remains to wait for the premiere. The main role in the film was played by Chulpan Khamatova.
In the Russian capital will be held V Festival “8 women”
From 2 to 7 March 2019 in Moscow, in the White Hall of the Central House of Cinematographers (13 Vasilyevskaya St.), the anniversary V International Film Festival “8 women” will be held, the press service of the show reports. The organizer of the festival: the Russian Film Directors Guild.
“Drug trafficker” goes to hire
Clint Eastwood’s drug trafficker is coming out in Russia. The story of an elderly driver who smuggled cocaine-record batches from Texas to Chicago would have become a thriller or crime comedy for any other director.
Alejandro González Inarritu heads the jury of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will be the chairman of the jury of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, which will be held in May. This is stated in a press release, which on Wednesday distributed the festival organizing committee.
Rolling Stone magazine will remove the anthology series based on its archive
Rolling Stone magazine and the company Documentaries Documentaries are working on a multi-genre anthology series, the heroes of which will be rock’n’rollrs, hip-hop, reggae and pop music. The basis of the show, which will be called “Sound and Sight” (Sound & Vision), will be articles from the magazine from its best authors. Both archival and replica, on the topic of the day. For example, one of the series will be devoted to the scandalous rapper Tekashi69, said Hypebeast. Other personalities include Freddie Mercury, Jerry Lee Lewis, Texas-based country musician Billy Joe Schever, Florence Welch from the British indie-pop project Florence + the Machine, the root ones who started back in the sixties Jamaican rastamans Toots and the Maytals.
Release of the record “Not for the sake of radio”
Romario released a video for the song “Not for Radio” February 26, 2019. This composition became the title track of the future album of the musician, which will be released on March 1
Morrissey Quail “It’s Over” by Roy Orbison
Morrissey released his own cover version of Roy Orbison’s song “It’s Over”. The track will be included in the future album of the musician “California Son”, which is scheduled for release on May 24, 2019. In addition to “It’s Over”, the record will also include rehash of the hits of Johnny Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Dion Warwick and many others.
International Festival “Vyatskaya Spring” opens in Kirov
The singer Malika Tirolien from Canada will perform with pianist Daniel Kramer in April. “Vyatskaya spring” will end with an unusual concert for us – together with the Vyatka Symphony Orchestra, the famous Russian rock group “Torba-na-Kruche” will perform
Yakut Youth Theater invited to the international festival
The Theater of Young Spectators in Yakutia is officially invited to the III International Theater Festival “BUA: Dialogue Space”, which will be held in May in Tatarstan.
Theatrical program of the Venice Biennale 2019 announced
The XLVII International Theater Festival, organized by renowned director Antonio Latella, will be held at the Venice Biennale from July 22 to August 5. The festival program has already announced 28 performances, six of them – the premiere. The theme of this year’s festival is “drama”.
A new feature will appear in WhatsApp.
A new feature will appear in WhatsApp messenger, thanks to which users will not be able to add to group chats without their consent, reports Akket portal.
Robot Fedor underwent preliminary training for the flight to the ISS
By the end of February, a decision should be made on the flight of the robot into space. The Fyodor robot has undergone preliminary preparations for the flight to the ISS on the Soyuz spacecraft, said Yevgeny Dudorov, Executive Director of the Android Technological Scientific and Production Association.
Foreign companies refused to supply parts for the Fedor robot
Foreign companies refused to supply components for the Fyodor robot to Russia after they learned that he had learned to fire pistols, executive director of the Android Technological Association, Yevgeny Dudorov, said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
Sleep tracking feature added to Apple Watch
In the new model of smart watches Apple Watch, Apple is going to add a sleep tracking function. Experts have been developing it for several months. If the preliminary stages of testing will be in favor of the new function, then in Apple Watch it can be implemented by 2020.
Smartphone OnePlus 7 will not receive wireless charging
At the MWC 2019 exhibition, the prototype of the flagship 5G smartphone from the company OnePlus 7 was presented to the world. It is known that the device will not receive wireless charging. At the presentation, the manufacturer presented only a prototype of the gadget, which still did not support the 5G network.
Karelian company began to manufacture products for the nuclear power plant in Bangladesh
The products manufactured by the Karelian enterprise include tubular assemblies of the main circulation pipe and the main circulation pump housing designed for the reactor hall of the first power unit of the Ruppur NPP station.
Ondoc launched deferred telemedicine consultation feature
On the medical platform Ondoc, the function “Opinion of the doctor” was launched, which allows specialists from the clinics connected to the service to conduct deferred online consultations. This is the format of telemedicine consultations, in which the doctor responds to the patient within the prescribed period of time.
Sensors and blockchain will put an end to counterfeit and poisoning
Smart labeling is one of the main tech trends in the food industry. Soon it will be enough to bring the smartphone to the apple to find out how it grew, what pesticides the manufacturer used and how it got into the supermarket. But you have to pay for transparency with privacy. The goal of the program, called GoGo Chicken, is to solve problems related to food fraud and safety.
Ilyushin will establish total surveillance of employees
Aviation complex named. SV Ilyushin chose a contractor to introduce a system of total tracking of employee actions, which should prevent confidential information leaks. For 127 million rubles. The five-year project will be implemented by the Ural Center for Security Systems. The key software is products of Serchinform, the hardware basis is supposedly Huawei. The press service of “Ilyushin” at the time of publication of this material did not comment on the purchase of CNews.
In the Russian Federation completed tests of a robot to work with radioactive waste
In Russia, the tests of the Alesha robot, designed to handle radioactive waste at Rosatom enterprises, have been completed. This was told by the executive director of the NGO “Android Technology”, the developer of the robot “Fedor” Evgeny Dudorov.
In Russia, developed composites for the protection of electronic equipment
Composites with desired electromagnetic properties that can be used to create the walls of the ship’s premises and electronic equipment housings were developed by the specialists of the inter-branch engineering center “Composites of Russia”
Video chat Google Duo got the web version
Google began to distribute the web version of the Google Duo video chat. At the moment, Duo is already available for devices on Android, iOS and Chromebook. The new extension will allow fans of the application to communicate also on a variety of other devices.
Contract manufacturer Xiaomi brought a smart watch Huami Amazfit Verge to Russia
The company Huami announced the imminent start of sales in Russia of smart watches Amazfit Verge. Note that Huami produces watch bracelets under its own brand Amazfit and produces wearable gadgets for Xiaomi under contract.
Apple’s Augmented Reality helps you find things in the house
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new Apple patent. The document is about an augmented reality system that can highlight areas of importance to the user
Facebook introduces Clear History feature for this year.
Facebook first spoke about this feature at the F8 conference last May. At the time, Mark Zuckerberg said that this feature would be a simple control to clear Facebook’s browsing history — clicks, viewed sites, and so on.
Japanese holding SoftBank creates a Blockchain ID working group
Japanese multinational holding conglomerate SoftBank Corp. and TBCASoft, an American company specializing in telecommunications, should lead a new blockchain-based digital identity research group called the Blockchain Operators Research Group (CBSG).
Huawei and LG Uplus create 5G commercial network in Seoul
The operator LG Uplus works closely with Huawei to host 5G base stations for more than 10,000 nodes in Seoul. Huawei 5G AAU antennas are installed in the network infrastructure to ensure continuous coverage with 5G network.
In Barcelona, presented smart robots
The World Mobile Congress in Barcelona is the largest wireless technology exhibition in the world. There are almost two and a half thousand companies involved. In Barcelona, the public is in a hurry to see the new items: artificial intelligence systems. Robots play the electric piano in four hands and offer visitors a cup of coffee, receiving commands from a remote server via a fifth-generation mobile communication, OTP reports.
New Microsoft operating system called Lite OS
According to the source, Microsoft is now actively working on a new operating system. The source talks about the aggressive graphics. At the moment, the operating system is known as the Lite OS, but in the end the name may be different. For the first time, Microsoft may officially talk about the development in spring at the Build conference scheduled for May, and large-scale testing should begin in the summer, but it is not yet clear whether it will include the opportunity to test the OS for ordinary users.
Qualcomm will endow cars with Wi-Fi 6 support
The presented solution allows to organize a gigabit class access point in a vehicle. The fact is that the product complies with the Wi-Fi 6 standard, which is also known as 802.11ax. The chip supports operation in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.
Xiaomi will increase the number of stores in Europe tripled
At MWC 2019, Xiaomi announced the company’s plans to triple the number of its European stores. The smartphone maker aims to increase the number of stores from 50 to more than 150 by the end of 2019.
The malware has learned to use and disable antiviruses
Security experts have identified two new malware at once, one way or another attacking or exploiting anti-virus programs on different platforms. In particular, the new version of the multistage program Shlayer of the attacking macOS, learned to disable the Gatekeeper defense system in order to run unsigned code. The second malware is the Astaroth PC Trojan, which is able to use Avast antivirus processes and products of the Brazilian company GASTecnologia to steal data and install new malicious modules.
Global warming will destroy ocean stratus clouds
A further rise in temperature on Earth will noticeably reduce the rate of formation of stratus clouds over the world’s oceans, which will sharply accelerate its warming and will further enhance global warming. Scientists write about this in the journal Nature Geoscience
Causes of the death of the city of Indians are determined by the feces of residents
Cahokia, the largest city in pre-Columbian North America, was abandoned due to a decrease in rainfall. In any case, scientists believe so. Probably, it has become difficult for local residents to get high enough corn yields and, accordingly, feed themselves and their families.
Blue whales built a migration route
Blue whales rely on memory during seasonal migrations, according to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They memorize where and when there was more krill for several years, their main food, and choose the trajectory of the route and time of migration accordingly.
Scientists have found that bees stop dancing
Scientists have noticed that today this ritual is rapidly leaving. Experts suggest that the bees have improved the coding of information with the help of special movements over the course of 20 million years. Insects thus transmit to each other information about the location of food and possible hazards.
New technology will allow you to charge electric cars in a few minutes
Scottish scientists have developed a technology that replaces the battery fluid in a few minutes. This will allow you to charge electric cars through a hose, like regular cars. The main disadvantage of electric vehicles is the long period of battery charging.
New technology for plasma accelerators
An international team of researchers working in the National Laboratory. Lawrence Berkeley (USA) has developed a new method for accelerating electrons with a laser in a plasma accelerator. To do this, we used not one, as usual, but two laser pulses. The first laser pulse heated the plasma and “drilled” the channel in it, and the second accelerated the electrons in the resulting channel. The study, whose results were published in the journal Physical Review Letters, was attended by physicists from the Institute of Applied Mathematics. Mv Keldysh RAS and the National Nuclear Research University “MEPI”.
Scientists have figured out how to block a new antibiotic resistance gene.
Research results The new antimicrobial resistance gene, the VCC-1, β-lactamase gene, has been found in close strains of a virulent vibrio that causes cholera. Canadian scientists have found a way to block the enzyme VCC-1, which disables this resistance gene
MIT created a new way of gene editing plants
Biologists immediately wondered whether this mechanism could be used to introduce genes into the chloroplast. This would help create much more proteins with desired properties, MIT News writes. Until now, the only such technology was the “gene gun”, which directed the gene into cells under pressure.
A modular approach to the design of immune cells
Researchers at Yale University (USA) have developed a new way to effectively engineer immune cells, thereby increasing the body’s ability to resist cancer and other diseases. A number of new vital therapies rely on reconfiguring human immune cells as living drugs in the body: for example, CAR-T therapy is based on genetically modified T-cells, a type of patient’s immune cells. The research results are published in the journal Nature Methods.
ISRO will send satellites to different orbits with one rocket
The Indian Space Research Organization will launch three satellites into different orbits with one rocket at the end of March. As Kaylasavadivu Sivan (chairman of ISRO) stated, no one had previously performed such satellite launch.
Rogozin announced the assembly of the first “king-engine” for the new “Union”
The head of the state corporation noted that this engine has no equal in power in the world. Earlier, Rogozin had already called the RD-171MV the most powerful in the world. He also added that in the design circles the name “Tsar-Engine” was fixed to the new unit.