Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The signal from the module Schiaparelli broke during the descent of the device on the surface of Mars – TASS

MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Experts from the European space Agency (ESA) has received a radio signal from the lander Schiaparelli mission “ExoMars”, but he was interrupted at the time of descent of the device on the planet.

this was announced by the representative of the Agency in the direct line with Moscow.

“the Radio signal was received, but the transmission ended at the moment of descent of the apparatus. We haven’t been able to say exactly, we need more information”, – said the representative of the Agency. According to him, the telemetry data will be analyzed and processed before 11:00 GMT Thursday, after which it will be clear the machine status.

the Device should develop the technologies for the controlled descent and landing on Mars before the planet will go to the second part of the mission with the Russian landing platform and a European Rover.

it is Assumed that the equipment module will record wind speed, humidity, pressure and temperature at the time of planting. Using these devices will generate data about the electric fields on the surface of the planet, which will help to understand the cause of dust storms.

October 16, the first European-Russian interplanetary station “ExoMars-2016″ on the approach to Mars is divided into the lander Schiaparelli and orbital TGO (Trace Gas Orbiter).

19 Oct TGO completed the manoeuvre by braking for orbital insertion around Mars and began transmitting data to ground stations. As reported in the ESA, the received signal was clear. The unit made a major maneuver to orbit, its engines worked more than two hours. “Telemetry data sent from TGO, saying that the device worked exactly as expected,” – said the Agency.

In this orbit module will stay another year. The signal from the spacecraft TGO take station for deep space network European space Agency system (ESTRACK) to Malargue (Argentina) and NASA (system DSN) to Canberra (Australia) and Madrid (Spain). In Russia the signals of “ExoMars” will take station at Bear lakes (Moscow region) and Kalyazin (Tver oblast).


Presents photographs of the stars, threatening life on our planet – Moscow Komsomolets

New pictures were clearer than previously provided.

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using the Very large telescope an international team of astronomers from European southern Observatory, received a record clear pictures of the stars of the supergiant ETA Carinae. As expected, the explosion of this highly unstable lights when turning it into a supernova may be dangerous to life on Earth.

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New image allowed to learn new details about a double star in the constellation of Carina, open at the end of the XVI century Dutch Navigator and astronomer.

Peter Keyser. In particular, it was found out that between its two “components” at high speed to face the stellar wind, creating unusual twists and other structures.

that ETA Carinae consists of two massive stars rotating around each other and produce powerful stellar wind, reaching speeds of ten million miles an hour, it was known and earlier. Was known that the brightness of double stars varies considerably (the most vivid in all senses of the word demonstration of this was the so-called “Great outbreak” that began in 1837 and lasted 18 years). However, the space between the two stars to fully study the team was able for the first time.

Scientists also learned that the pressure of light in the larger of the two stars (its mass, according to various estimates, between 120 and 150 times the mass of the Sun) generates a flash, which celestial body has already lost at least a sixth of which is its very substance, which is almost equal to the mass of the second star entirely. According to scientists, the understanding of the speed with which This whale is losing substance, you need to understand when it will explode and imagine the consequences of this event, including: Earth (according to some of the present scenarios that can “break” with the planet’s ozone layer, thereby jeopardizing the existence of people and most other life forms). Also, scientists hope that the extracted information will enable to learn more about how leaked and will leak the evolution of binary stars.

the images, as well as new data concerning the stars are presented in the scientific journal Astronomy &Astrophysics.


Panasonic was limited to only three models of GeForce GTX and GTX 1050 1050 Ti –

the replenishment of the global population of video cards GeForce GTX and GTX 1050 1050 Ti joined the company of HP. However, this producer was very modest and presented only three models.

Junior adapter presented in a single version of the GeForce GTX 1050 Mini. The map, as you can tell from the title, is made on the basis of a short PCB. Length in this case is only 145 mm, but we have seen that many other manufacturers is exactly the same in size version.

the Model runs at the recommended frequencies 1354/1455 MHz for the core and 7000 MHz for the memory. Responsible for the power with a 90-mm fan, but no heat pipes. For more power the device requires. The standard set of ports: DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.

Adapters GTX 1050 Ti Zotac has released two GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini, which is different performance from the card, and the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition.

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini, unlike the younger adapter of the same series, working on several high frequencies: 1303/1417 MHz for the core and 7000 MHz for the memory. The length is the same 145 mm.

Model GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition interesting. She works at frequencies 1392/1506 MHz for the core and 7000 MHz for the memory. Also there are larger and more productive WITH a couple of heat pipes and two 70-mm fans. Interestingly, length is equal to 174 mm, although visible on the images that you use exactly the same PCB as that of the younger models, while the casing of the cooler protrudes beyond quite a bit.

whatever it was, it is clear that Panasonic in the case of Nvidia cards the younger generation Pascal has decided to hold off on releasing the top-end version with a serious factory overclocking.

Source: Panasonic


Schiaparelli landing module lands on Mars live

lander Schiaparelli (“list”) of the Russian-European project “ExoMars-2016″ landing on Mars

Known pre-time of these processes. Schiaparelli needs to enter the atmosphere of Mars is about 17:48 Moscow time, TASS reported. Until then, previously at 16:04 Moscow time, the orbital module TGO will perform the maneuver by braking and will begin orbit of the red planet
European Space Agency

lander Schiaparelli (“list”) of the Russian-European project “ExoMars-2016″ landing on Mars. Video stream is at the European space Agency. It is also expected that prior to landing Schiaparelli orbital module TGO (Trace Gas Orbiter) will orbit the red planet.

you Know pre-time of these processes. Schiaparelli needs to enter the atmosphere of Mars is about 17:48 Moscow time, TASS reported. Until then, previously at 16:04 Moscow time, the orbital module TGO will perform the maneuver by braking and will begin orbit of the red planet.

the Module will enter the atmosphere at an altitude of about 122,5 km, at a speed of nearly 21,000 km/h to gradually decline, and at an altitude of 11 km at a speed of 1650 km/h should open the parachute. At the height of kilometer earn brake motors that should slow down and disconnect.

Schiaparelli should become the ninth spacecraft successfully landing on Mars, and the first European. So far this has been one of the Soviet automatic station “Mars-3″ in 1971 and seven NASA.

the Signal from the lander to record Mars probe Mars Express (ESA, during landing), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (NASA, a few minutes after landing) and TGO (during landing).

Module in the project “ExoMars-2016″ successful divided 16 Oct. After that Schiaparelli began to move along a trajectory leading to a landing on the Red planet. The way of the first ExoMars mission to the fourth planet from the Sun took seven months.

the Program “ExoMars-2016″ is a joint project of the European space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos. Its main purpose is to answer the question whether there was ever life on Mars. Hence the prefix “Exo-” in the name of the program: exobiology happens to be, or astrobiology, the study of the origin evolution and distribution of life on other planets in the Universe, according to the website ESA.

“ExoMars-2016″ includes two missions. The first started March 14, 2016 with the launch from Baikonur of the carrier rocket “proton-M” spacecraft within the orbital module TGO (Trace Gas Orbiter) and a demonstration of the descent module Schiaparelli.

Module TGO will search for traces of methane and other gases in the atmosphere of Mars, which could indicate active biological and geological processes on the planet. In turn Schiaparelli test a number of technologies that provide a controlled descent and landing on Mars.

Module Schiaparelli, named after the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli to work out a scheme of planting for the second part of the Russian-European program, scheduled for 2020. In the framework of the Mars will go a Russian landing platform and the new European Mars Rover.

In this phase the key objectives are the drilling and analysis of Martian soil. According to one hypothesis, at a depth of several meters could remain traces of organic life. In this module, the TGO is planned to be used until 2022 for transmitting signals from the European Rover to the Ground.


The media reported the appearance in Russia of a military online RBC

In Russia for communication units of the Ministry of defense created a closed network, not connected to the global Internet, write “Izvestia”, citing familiar with the situation of the representative of the Russian military.

According to the interlocutor of the edition, the official name of a new military Internet “private data segment”. All are connected to that network computers are protected from “non-certified flash drives and external hard disks.” Inside the “Internet” is already deployed military email service. For him, as according to “Izvestia”, allowed the transfer of classified information, including documents marked “Special importance”. Access to server rooms is strictly limited, said a source.

At the moment, according to him, the formation of a military network is complete, the final work was completed in late summer of this year. “Currently, we are planning it [the network] to expand by installing additional terminals in military units and institutions,” a source told the newspaper.

According to the representative of the Ministry of defense, the military infrastructure of the Internet is partially deployed on leased infrastructure “Rostelecom”, and in some places — on its own distributed infrastructure Ministry, which is not connected to the Internet. In addition, according to him, each military unit are already servers that encrypt and transmit information.

Also, as reported by the “Izvestia” in the military have their own Internet sites and domains. Access can be obtained only through the computers running on the mobile operating system of the armed forces, certified by service of protection of state secrets. The connections to these computers third-party devices is impossible, the newspaper notes.

Earlier, on November 18, the interior Ministry of Russia has submitted another of his technical development. Created the office robot “FOB” is intended for automation of research of materials of extremist orientation. According to demonstrate the novelty of a police expert, “FOB” is able to “identify characters, check out the video for still images, previously if this has already been recognized as extremist”.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NVIDIA introduced the GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti – 3DNews

NVIDIA likes from time to time to surprise not only their fans, but the writing fraternity, which sometimes until the last moment unaware of plans to “green” the release of the new GeForce. The official announcement of the Duo accelerators NVIDIA GTX Ti 1050/1050 gamers waited 25 October, but the corresponding page appeared on the portal today. In General, please love and favor — 1050 GeForce GTX and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

Maps the specified performance NVIDIA (Founders Edition) we are in sale, most likely, will not see, therefore, is to focus on recommended characteristics of normal and Titanium versions of the GeForce GTX 1050. At the heart of both graphics cards lies a 14-nanometer graphics processor Pascal GP107, full version of which has six multiprocessor clusters and labeling GP107-400. This chip became the first 14-nm GPU “green camp”, and, as you might guess, without Samsung and its 14-nm FinFET norms are not done. The die area is 135 mm2, while the number of transistors is 3.3 billion.

block diagram of the NVIDIA kernel GP107

block diagram of the NVIDIA kernel GP107

Model GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (GP107-400) operates with 768 stream processors, 48 texture units (TMU), 32 blocks rendering (ROP) and 128-bit memory bus, which interacts with the buffer VRAM chips GDDR5 total volume of 4 GB. The frequency range of the core cards GTX 1050 Ti — from 1290 to 1392 MHz, memory operates at a nominal frequency of 1750 MHz (effective — 7 GHz). Formally, the video card does not require a separate power connector, but a top-end solution GeForce GTX 1050 Ti largest manufacturers of discrete graphics will get a 6-pin PCI-E Power.

the family of graphics cards GeForce GTX 1050 (GP107-300) devices with additional food will probably be less despite the same level of power consumption is 75 watts. The usual “1050″ are limited to five SM blocks instead of six (640 CUDA cores, 40 TMU) and two gigabytes of GDDR5 memory (7 GB/s on contact). The GPU is slightly higher than the Ti version, from 1354 to 1455 MHz. It is likely that in games GeForce GTX 1050 with the function of dynamic overclocking GPU Boost 3.0 will be able to exceed 1.5 GHz in the core. Blocks rendering card the same as the older — 32 PCs. The same applies to the bitness of the memory bus (128 bit).

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the standard version GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti seems exist only as thumbnails

In marketing materials compares the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with a rather old model of GeForce GTX 650, although to choose a gamers will likely have between GTX and GTX 1050 950. Novelty should easily handle current games at a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, however, in some cases have to sacrifice quality in-game graphics. GeForce GTX 1050 Ti the above-mentioned will not be a problem, and the opportunity to play in the resolution of 2560 × 1440 will depend on the optimization of a game.

Many NVIDIA partners ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Galax, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, Zotac and others ready in the near future to offer gamers the models of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 1050. Boosters with the suffix Ti will arrive worldwide on October 25, as “mere” GTX 1050 — 8 Nov. Recommended prices for these cards for the Russian market, respectively, equal to 10 490 rubles and 8490 rubles. In the United States without sales tax GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will be sold at a price of $ 139, and the GTX 1050 — a minimum of $ 109.


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Presented the video card GeForce GTX and GTX 1050 1050 Ti –

Quite unexpectedly today, Nvidia introduced the GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti. It turned out that October 25 is not the date of announcement and the date of start of sales.

so, the main characteristics of the new products approved, but we present them all for convenience. Model GeForce GTX 1050 has 640 CUDA cores and 2 GB of memory connected with the core via a 128-bit memory bus. The GPU works at frequencies 1354/1455 MHz and the memory frequency 7000 MHz.

Adapter GTX 1050 Ti got 768 CUDA cores and 4 GB of memory. Memory bus, of course, the same model. Core frequency, curiously, below — 1290/1392 MHz. But the memory operates at the same frequency 7000 MHz.

Both models cost of 75 watts of power and the idea Nvidia had to do without the power connector. However, the reference samples of the new cards, apparently not (although the image there), so everything will depend on the specific models of the partners. For the Junior model will ask $ 110, and the senior will have to pay at least $ 140. Again, price dispersion is large enough, as in the sale will immediately appear a lot monitored by PWM versions. Also known and recommended prices for Russia: 8500 rubles for GTX 1050 and 10 500 rubles for GTX 1050 Ti.

it is also Worth noting that Nvidia compares the two products, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti. It is clear that for performance they are not comparable, but in this case refers to that of the previous generation cards were not models costing slightly above $ 100, so the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti is really more appropriate to change the old family of Kepler.

Source: Nvidia


A review and testing video cards MSI GeForce GTX Gaming 1060 X


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Nvidia Pascal Architecture was presented this year, and at retail you can find many graphics cards for different segments. With continuity turned out all just. For example, the GTX 1060 to replace the market popular GTX 960, which is logical. However, it is not so simple.

We remember that at first, the company introduced the video processor code name GP104, which are based graphics families and GTX 1070 GTX 1080. We can say that it pretopology decision, as the most productive is the new Titan X (Pascal), based on the chip GP102, which is likely to be the model GTX 1080 Ti. The new tops simply no competitors. As for the chip GP104, here he comes on the heels of even its own offspring by Nvidia in the form of GM200, but it’s not such a big problem, because the stock graphics cards GTX 980 Ti is running out, and besides, now it makes more sense to buy a GTX 1080 GTX 1070 or, if we are talking about buying a new graphics card. Much more difficult is the case with the GeForce GTX 1060.

it is Known that these graphics cards are based on Nvidia graphics cards GP106. Here the manufacturer had to think hard about what should be a finished product because it got in a competitive environment. Where to start? Yes, oddly enough with GTX 970. These cards even before the crisis managed to acquire a large number of people. This is indirectly evidenced by the online Steam, which noted that it is the most popular GPU in spite of all of the proceedings with 3.5 GB memory. However, for games in Full HD on medium settings this video enough. And in the middle segment decided to strike back at AMD, presenting their new graphics card architecture Polaris 10, known as the AMD Radeon RX 480. If you now go to the computer supply store, we can see that the price version of the RX 480 4Gb/3Gb and GTX 1060 RX480 8Gb/GTX 1060 6Gb is almost equal to.

In fact the Nvidia options and it was not. To be sure to use a 192-bit memory bus, not to lag behind the competition in performance and reduce the cost of ready-made solutions. Agree, easier to breed on the PCB 192-bit bus instead of 256-bit and unsolder three memory chips instead of four. Whether it was limited to 128-bit bus? I think not. To do 2 and 4 GB versions in this segment is simply not reasonable, and 4 and 8 GB with such a narrow tyre would Balk at it, so a compromise was reached.

the Manufacturers of graphics cards also have hard times. After the release of the very successful products of the previous generation need to win customers now, and something to attract him. Now focus on VR technology, but the solution is the road to become truly mainstream. In my opinion, the hardest thing had MSI. After the success with the MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming to repeat it. But let’s not worry about the manufacturer ahead of time, and consider the MSI Gaming GTX1060 X MSI GeForce GTX Gaming 1060 X which will be not less popular than its predecessor.

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Packaging and contents

the packaging of the MSI GTX1070 and GTX1080 Gaming I have described in detail, and here we see a complete analogy, except for the names of the device and the graphics processor.

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the Design is already familiar to us in other products of the series MSI Gaming.

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In the upper right corner we can see the inscription VRREADY, which indicates support for modern virtual reality devices.

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at the top Left is the emblem of the manufacturer, indicated by white letters. There you can discover small coat of arms of MSI Gaming. At the very center of virtually the entire surface is an image of the card.

Below and to the right is located insert the name of the graphic processor, and the left specified modification – Gaming X. In the lower left corner are two insets. The first tells us about the presence of 6 GB of memory type GDDR5, support API DX12 and virtual reality VR, and the second indicates the presence of the cooling system Twin Frozr VI, with which we have met.

Look now at the other side.

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It is here in full are the information about the product and about its features. The main attention is paid to the appearance of the device. Now decorative illuminated elements became larger, and the logo on top can now Shine with all colors of rainbow.

of Course, it says a few words about the new Twin Frozr VI. She became still quieter, cooler and more efficient. And for the management of the different modes now meets the new utility Gaming APP. Below the three columns lists the key specifications and minimum system requirements.

What awaits us inside?

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Here we again met the black cardboard box without the top cover. Instead there is another small box with delivery set.

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Underneath is a sheet of polyethylene foam which covers the frame made of the same material.

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by Removing it, we find the very graphics card that still Packed in a translucent mirrored anti-static bag.

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Among the package can detect the following.

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  • Quick Users Guide (quick start guide);
  • Two labels on the case;
  • Registration card
  • CD with software and drivers.

Times rich bundles are gone. It is celebrated by all customers, and this applies not only to MSI. Apparently, now I save everything and everyone.


Netgear Mobile Router MR1100: the first device with Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE – 3DNews

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“VKontakte” has enabled AutoPlay videos – TASS

MOSCOW, October 18. /TASS/. Social network “Vkontakte” has enabled AutoPlay videos in news feed and on profile pages and communities.

this is stated in the message network.

a New feature available in the full version of the website and will soon appear in mobile applications for iPhone and Android, the developers say. According to them, to download the video happened as quickly as possible, technology was used HLS. In addition, the video player automatically selects the optimal image quality depending on connection speed.

a Sound when the startup does not play and is only enabled after clicking on the video.

“If AutoLaunch is a distraction from reading the news or consume too much traffic, it can always be disabled in settings. Also in the mobile apps, you can specify what type of connection is allowed automatically start video recording”, – stated in the message of the social network.

According to statistics from the “Vkontakte”, the video is one of the most popular services: social network users upload 1.4 million videos per day.


Bill gates and Tim cook was in lists of candidates in Vice-presidents of the United States – Arguments and facts

Moscow, 18 Oct – AIF-Moscow.

the names of the Creator of Microsoft bill gates and Apple CEO Tim cook was included in the preliminary list of candidates to the candidate in Vice-presidents of America together with the candidate in presidents from Democratic party Hillary Clinton. It is reported Bloomberg, citing correspondence of John Podestà, Chairman of the election campaign, Clinton. The correspondence was published in WikiLeaks.

Just a list of 39 points. He was sent in March. It also included the wife of the head of Microsoft Melinda gates, CEO of Coca-Cola Muhtar Kent, the head of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, the founder of Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, GM CEO Mary Barra and the head of Xerox Ursula burns. In addition, the list included Senator Bernie Sanders, who ran for President, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Today, October 18, WikiLeaks published the tenth part of the correspondence Podestà. In total, the organization has more than 50 thousand letters to the Chairman of the election campaign, Hillary Clinton said WikiLeaks.


Tsarev said on arrests for the murder of Motorola – View

Former speaker of the Parliament of new Russia Oleg Tsarev said that he had heard about the detentions in Donetsk after the murder of the commander of one of divisions of the militia DND Arseniy Pavlov, known under the Callsign “Motorola”.

“as far As I know, like even have some detention in Donetsk in this regard,” – said Tsarev in the air of TV channel “Rain”.

More arrests Tsar refused to disclose, explaining that “doesn’t want to announce what you have to do public service”.

He also expressed confidence that the masterminds of the murder will be found.

however, Tsarev suggested that the customers are in Ukraine.

According to the ex-speaker of Parliament of Novorossiya, the murder is the security Service of Ukraine (SBU).

Recall that in MGB DNR murder of Motorola explained by the attempt of Kiev to disrupt the settlement in Donbass.

on Sunday evening it became known about the death in Donetsk as a result of the bombing of the commander of the militia DND Arseniy Pavlov, known under the Callsign “Motorola”. With him died his subordinate. Later in the Internet appeared the frames from the murder scene.

Chapter proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said that he already know who is the customer of murder of Motorola. Zakharchenko also said that the attack on Pavlov Kiev broke the truce and declared war on the DNR.

In turn, the head proclaimed Lugansk national Republic Igor Carpenter said that the murder of Motorola suggests that Kiev has chosen the path of war.

In the Internet appeared the video, who identified themselves as murderers Pavlova. Young people in the video were standing on the background of the flag of the national radical movement “Mizantropik divizhn” (banned in Russia), however, the organization declared innocence to the murder of Motorola.

meanwhile, in Kiev, announced his version of the murder of Motorola, according to which the commander of the militia was killed allegedly because of their companions. “Right*” is declared innocence to the murder of Pavlov.

a spokesman for the defense Ministry of Ukraine on issues of the military operation Andrei Lysenko said that Motorola was “lucky die” because he faced “imminent punishment in the form of lifelong imprisonment”.

Farewell to Arsen Pavlov, known as Motorola, is scheduled for Wednesday in Donetsk, the battalion commander will be buried with military honors on the territory of the proclaimed DNR.

the DNR declared three days of mourning.


Discovered a new life on Earth – Bonavista

18.10.2016, 01:55

In early October, Russian scientists reported the discovery of a unique, according to them, the body in the subglacial lake Vostok in Antarctica. Found a bacterium has genetic similarity with modern science, living beings only 86 percent.

Lake Vostok, drilling of which was discovered a bacterium, is the largest subglacial body of water on the mainland. The thickness of the ice, under which there is liquid water, is approximately four kilometers. The length of the lake — more than 175 kilometers, a width of approximately 65 km, depth — up to 1.2 kilometers. The total volume of water in it exceeds 6.1 thousand cubic kilometers, which is only 3.5 times less than in lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake in the world. Station “Vostok”, after which the lake got its name, is located on the Northern edge of the ice pond.

the Borehole 5G-1 began to develop at the Vostok station in 1989 by the joint efforts of the Soviet, French and American scientists. The surface of the lake, the scientists reached in 2015, raising from a depth of 3767,57 meter on the surface of the earth two ice core.

“the frozen on the drilling crown water was found absolutely no known bacteria, it is called w123-10″, — said the head of the laboratory of cryostability Petersburg nuclear physics Institute named after Boris Konstantinov geneticist Sergei Bulat.

the Creature w123-10 was may second the bacterium found in the drilling of lake Vostok. The first one was opened in 2004 by Russian and French scientists, who at depths 3607 3561 meters and found the signal thermophilic beta-proteobacteria Hydrogenophilaceae thermoluteolus. These depths are separated by a layer of ice whose age differs by approximately five thousand years. Being Hydrogenophilaceae thermoluteolus, as studies have shown, comfortable lives at temperatures around minus 50 degrees Celsius. These organisms discovered in the ice of the first type — the so-called top ice, in contrast to the lower ice of the second type is not located directly at the surface of the lake.

Previously, scientists have reported on the findings in the ice of the southern continent for unknown organisms. In 2013, experts reported the discovery in the samples from lake Vostok unknown to science DNA, but then denied this information. It should be noted that most of the information about the traces of microorganisms obtained on the basis of statistical data, which is difficult to distinguish between the presence of a truly unique organisms introduced from outside.

If life really is in the subglacial lake Vostok, it is likely to is very peculiar. Similar conditions for potential organisms, scientists believe, exist in the sub-ice oceans of Jupiter’s moons (Ganymede, Callisto and Europa) and Saturn (dione and Enceladus) as well as at the poles of Mars. A study of the East allows astrobiologists already on the Ground much to learn about potential life in the cold worlds of the Solar system.



Discovered the relationship between excess weight and level of intelligence – Science and technology of Russia

Researchers from the University of Arizona (USA) found that being overweight can negatively affect cognitive function in the elderly. A key role is played by the inflammatory processes occurring, including, and in the tissues of the brain, according to the website of the University.

According to experts, the higher the body mass index (BMI), the stronger the nervous system occurs inflammation. Therefore, people with obesity may suffer from memory disorders, disorders of attention and reduced intellectual abilities.

the researchers analyzed the results of 12 years of study of health, well-being and socio-economic conditions of the elderly population of the UK. Experts used two separate samples. One consisted of nine thousand people, the other 12.5 thousand. With the aging of each group was monitored for six years. Assessed the BMI, the level of inflammatory processes in the body and cognitive abilities.

it Turned out that the BMI effect on the function of C-reactive protein (plasma protein), reinforcing its role in inflammation. This molecule is a marker of systemic (whole body covering) of pathological processes.

Scientists warn that they discovered the relationship does not mean that is the cause and what the consequence. To confirm the hypothesis about the adverse effect of high BMI, it is necessary experimentally to reduce body weight, and then see how it will change the level of inflammation.


Between obesity and dementia a relationship – Moskovsky Komsomolets

Perhaps the extra weight adversely affects cognitive abilities in old age

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Experts from the University of Arizona found that people with high body mass index in old age are more likely to suffer from memory loss, disorders of attention and reduce the level of intelligence in General. According to the researchers, this suggests that obesity or just extra weight can cause cognitive decline.

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the body mass Index, or BMI — a ratio of weight in kilograms to the square of his height in meters. Despite the fact that this figure is not everyone recognizes the perfect, it is actively used in order to determine whether the person is suffering from overweight and obesity (or, conversely, from the lack of weight). During their study, researchers tried to find out whether there is a relationship between the BMI of the elderly, and status of their brain.

the researchers used data collected in aggregate about 21,5 thousand people in the course held earlier in the UK long term research. This data covered 12 years of the life of British people over the age of 50 years. As it turned out, participants with a high body mass index in the nervous system proceeded faster inflammation affecting many aspects of thinking. The researchers suggest that this plays a role contained in the blood plasma C-reactive protein.

At the same time experts emphasize that a decline in cognitive abilities is not the most joyful, but almost an inevitable consequence of aging, even if we are talking about a healthy person with ideal weight. The researchers also emphasize that to call a proven negative impact of excess weight on intelligence on the findings of the studies is impossible, because it is premature to assert that the relationship between these two factors is causal. One way or another, experts recommend that people monitor their weight, because, regardless of the results of this particular study, the maintenance of its normal useful for health in many aspects.

Scientific work, written according to the results of a study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity.


RNS: the court has banned Maxim Dmitriev to perform the duties of the head of the RAO – businessman

Khoroshevsky court of Moscow has banned Maxim Dmitriev exercise the powers of the General Director of the Russian authors ‘ society (RAO), reports RNS. This implies an interim measure issued by the court at the suit of Vice-President Alexander Levickogo against Dmitrieva.

the Court ruled “to prohibit Dmitriev Maksim Ivanovich exercise all powers of the General Director of” RAO and the Ministry of justice and the Federal confirmation of the decisions made at the extraordinary conference of the members of the RAO August 31.

we will Remind, the group of authors on August 31 held a special conference, which announced the suspension under investigation the General Director of the organization Sergey Fedotov and his mother, Deputy General Director of RAO Faith Fedotova.

About the appointment of Maxim Dmitriev read in the material “Kommersant” “the Management of RAO tried to shift”.


China launched the spacecraft “Shenzhou-11″ – TASS

JIUQUAN /China/, 17 Oct. /TASS/. Chinese spacecraft “Shenzhou-11″ (“Sacred bark-11″) with two cosmonauts on Board went into orbit, solar panels are disclosed, communications are operating normally. The successful launch of the ship was announced in the hall of the command center of the cosmodrome Jiuquan.

the carrier Rocket Long March-2F (“Changzheng-2Эф”) took off at 07:30 local time (02:30 GMT) from the launch pad at the Baikonur Jiuquan (North-Western Gansu province). On Board the ship are taikonaut (from the Chinese “tycoon” – “space” – approx. TASS) – a 50-year-old Jing Hypen and 37-year-old Chen Dong. The ship went into orbit via 575 seconds after launch.


three hours before the start of the missiles in the “star city” of Jiuquan spaceport held a solemn farewell of taikonauts. The crowd greeted them waving Chinese flags and bouquets of flowers. Hypen Jing, and Chen Dong, dressed in special costumes, reported on the readiness to fulfill its mission to the commander of the Chinese manned space program, General Zhang Call. The music of the military band, the astronauts proceeded to the bus which took them to the place of launch.

launch pad

Last-minute preparations for launch took place strictly in accordance with the plan. After the signal “Ready – 30 minutes” the staff of the spaceport began to gradually leave the launch pad away from her at a safe distance.

Finally came the countdown. After 10 seconds, revved the engines, the rocket took off and within minutes disappeared into the sky. The audience present at the launch were able to observe how separated from it stage, leaving a cloud of smoke.


the Main goal of the mission is conducting a number of scientific and applied experiments in space. After docking “Shenzhou-11″ orbital module “Tiangong-2″ astronauts go on Board “the Tiangong-2″, which will run for 30 days.

In laboratory space there are 14 different types of scientific equipment, including the world’s largest high-sensitive gamma radiation detector, designed by engineers of China together with colleagues from the European space Agency. In the framework of the program of experiments is planned, in particular, to observe the development of plants in microgravity. In addition, the objects of study will be and the astronauts themselves, who, with the assistance of French experts will study the effects of weightlessness on their own cardiovascular system.

it is Expected that after the return of taikonauts to Earth, the orbital module will continue to collect scientific data in automatic mode. The estimated lifespan is two years.

the Cosmodrome Jiuquan (China)


Monday, October 17, 2016

The court banned Dmitriev to perform the duties of the General Director of RAO – Moskovsky Komsomolets

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Maxim Dmitriev is forbidden to exercise the powers of the General Director of the Russian authors ‘ society. RNS reports, this decision was made Khoroshevsky court of Moscow as interim measures rendered by the court at the suit of Vice-President Alexander Levickogo.


In prospective studies in Russia will allocate 3.5 billion rubles – RIA Novosti

NOVO-OGARYOVO residence outside Moscow, 17 Dec – RIA Novosti. Additional funding in the amount of 3.5 billion rubles will be allocated in 2017 for the work of scientists in the most promising directions, said Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I Met with the heads of laboratories recipients of the so-called mega-grants… Scientists have made a proposal for further work on the most promising areas that require additional funding. We have already agreed that this additional funding for 2017 in the amount of 3.5 billion rubles will be provided,” — said the head of state, who on Monday met with Minister of education Olga Vasilyeva, the head of the Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov and his assistant Andrey Fursenko.

Putin suggested the audience to discuss the source of funding.

In turn, Fursenko spoke about the meeting with representatives of the scientific community. According to him, the result was highlighted several priority areas: genetic research in medicine and agriculture, information technologies in the area of quantum computing and processing large amounts of data, and the creation of so-called technologies that resemble natural ones.

The technologies that resemble natural ones, said Fursenko, refers to, for example, such as the creation of a minimum of energy consuming devices, new waste production, the formation of new approaches to storage and processing and the transfer of energy. For these developments it was suggested a few tools, added the presidential aide.

“the First is the support of powerful centres, modern laboratories to attract scientists not only from Russia but also from abroad, to create permanent positions, and this support of young scientists,” — said Fursenko.

For the implementation of these projects proposed to use the mechanisms of the Russian science Foundation, said the assistant of the head of state. “In the case of allocation of additional funds we are ready to offer new contests and start working to next year in full work started,” he said.

the President of the Russian Federation agreed with the proposal. “We’ll do that. I assume that this is a problem, is not only for 2017, but in subsequent years so that this work had a clear planning horizon”, — Putin said.

Before the journalists left the hall, where the meeting took place, the head of state also asked the Finance Minister to report on the progress in discussion with the Academy of Sciences on financing of current activity and funds for research.