The start of the Russian carrier rocket "Soyuz-ST" with the satellite of optical-electronic surveillance UAE Falcon Eye 2 from Kourou in French Guiana is planned in mid-October, according to the website of the German centre for air and space DLR.
The launch was scheduled in early March, but was delayed due to problems with the upper stage "Fregat", which was replaced with a spare. However, in mid-March, the Kourou space centre temporarily closed due to pandemic coronavirus, therefore, according to the RIA Novosti source in the rocket and space industry, the launch of Falcon Eye 2 was postponed to 17 October.
In hot weather it is better to limit the consumption of coffee, not to cause harm to the body. How to avoid dangerous consequences, said in an interview with radio Sputnik physician, immunologist, allergist Irina Yartseva.
Cup of coffee is a regular habit for many Russians. However, a large amount of this drink can lead to dehydration, which is especially dangerous in hot weather, said in an interview with radio Sputnik physician, immunologist, allergist Irina Yartseva.
Specialists conducted the orbit of the International space station, flight altitude is reduced by almost one kilometer for docking cargo vehicle "Progress MS-15", according to Roscosmos.
Initially, the correction was planned for the 10th of July, the altitude was going to increase to 480 meters. But plans changed after the ISS had to make an unplanned evasive action of debris - shatter stage of the Russian rocket "proton", launched in 1987.
The launch of Falcon 9 with a group of Internet-satellites Starlink, which was scheduled for Saturday, is cancelled again, the company said SpaceX.
"Cancel today's launch of the tenth mission Starlink to give more time to check
Scientist of the South Ural state University (SUSU) Igor Czechoslov as part of an international team of researchers from Kazakhstan, Russia and the USA have discovered the earliest evidence of the use of horses for horsemen in the bronze age, according to the University.
The article on the results of a multidisciplinary study of the burial of horses published in one of the most prestigious journals of the first quartile Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
Russian scientists in cooperation with German colleagues have found that the water contains large amounts of short-lived ions. This radically changes the understanding of the dynamic water structure and approaches to the assessment of acidity. The study is published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Natural water is a composition of a mixture of isotopologues —combinations of different isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen, the two elements that make up water.
South African scientists have discovered that aardvarks are usually active only at night, began to leave in search of food during the day. The researchers suggest that this is due to climate change and lack of food. Violation of circadian rhythm, according to biologists, may have a negative impact on the survival of these rare mammals and lead to the disruption of the ecosystem as a whole. The study is published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology.
The African aardvark is the only modern representative of the relic squad trubkozuby. Animals remained only in Africa South of the Sahara. They lead a solitary lifestyle, living in burrows, feed on ants and termites.
The study of annual rings in tree cross-section for the last 600 years showed that extreme climate change began in the middle of the last century. The results were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Annual rings of trees is a natural document that tells about the climate in a particular period. Working on the creation of the South American drought Atlas (SADA), the scientists analyzed how over the past six centuries, changed the moisture content of the soil in which the trees grow.
Creating laboratory conditions of extremely strong magnetic field, scientists have shown that shock waves in it stretched in one direction. This explains the non-spherical shape of supernova remnants. The results were published in the Astrophysical journal.
When the life of a star ends in a supernova explosion, the shock waves from her spread in the environment at a distance of thousands of light years. With a uniform scattering power in all directions, the supernova remnants, in accordance with all the models must be spherically symmetric. However, observations show that most of them or axisymmetric barrel-shaped, i.e. elongated along a single axis and not a spherical.
Power supply unit refused outside of the American segment of the International space station, is scheduled to be replaced by a new one with the manipulator, said NASA.
As noted on the website space Agency, the failure of the remote control unit power supply happened on 1 July. This unit provides power to one of the computers outside the station.
Russian scientists together with colleagues from Belgium with a substance — a prototype of personalized drugs against autoimmune diseases and cancer. The study is published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology.
The basis was taken the poison motley Scorpion Mesobuthus eupeus, can block potassium channels "gateway" for potassium ions across the cell membrane. These are essential to every cell elements are involved in many cellular processes, such as conducting nerve impulses, cell division and their interactions with each other, as well as in the immune response.
North American scientists have built a model of the transmission of the new coronavirus taking into account the asymptomatic carriers. It turned out that without accounting for and control of this category of infected to fight off the infection is unlikely to succeed. The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Since COVID-19 worldwide was introduced unprecedented restrictions on movement and measures of social distancing. The consequences for the economy of many countries was very serious. In addition, in some places there were social protests led by the measures limiting personal liberty.
Recorded climate change in Yakutia increases the risk of the release of anthrax burial grounds and ancient bacteria from permafrost degradation, said RIA Novosti Deputy Director for science of the permafrost Institute. P. I. Melnikov, SB RAS, senior research fellow, international scientific-educational center of biogeochemistry and climatology BEST Institute of natural Sciences NEFU Alexander Fedorov.
In the Yakut city of Verkhoyansk, also known as the Northern pole of cold, meteorologists have confirmed anomalous heat – 20 June the temperature rose to plus 38 degrees. This temperature record was interested by the world meteorological organization, the anomaly, after verification, may be included in the so-called meteorological "book of records" Archive of exceptional weather and climate temperatures. According to the scientist, climate change in Yakutia in the last decade has become much more noticeable
The melting of permafrost due to climate warming may lead to the exit surface of ancient ecosystems, including viruses, reported RIA Novosti senior researcher at the North-Eastern scientific-experimental station in the village of Chersky Pacific Institute of geography Feb RAS Sergey Davydov.
He noted that the remains of mammoths found anthrax. In addition, the reduction in the number of Yukaghirs – the people of North-Eastern Siberia at the time, happened because of the black smallpox in the North, it proceeded with a high mortality rate, said Davydov.
In the Triassic deposits of Madagascar have found a small fossil reptile. Animal of no more than ten centimeters refers to the group, that led to the giant dinosaurs and pterosaurs. Detailed description of the findings given in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dinosaurs and flying reptiles, the pterosaurs are famous for their huge size. It is therefore surprising that their immediate ancestors were very small. In the Triassic sediments age 237 million years in the South-West of Madagascar found the bones of reptiles, called Kongonaphon kely, or "tiny killer bugs".
Analysis of white dwarfs in the milky Way and other galaxies showed that stars of this class can be an important source of carbon — an element necessary for life. The study is published in the journal Nature Astronomy.
All the carbon atoms in the Universe were created by fusion of three helium atoms. But astrophysicists are still arguing, stars what are the primary carbon source.
Scientists from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Peter the Great (Spbpu) found and theoretically explained a new physical effect, the essence of which consists in the possibility of growth of the amplitude of mechanical vibrations of an object without any external influence. In addition, they suggested that if the paradox of Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou.
In SPbSPU is explained by a simple example: to rock the swing, they need to constantly push. It was believed that without continual external influence to achieve vibrational resonance is impossible.
Scientists discovered in the Crimea two large underground magma chamber, next to which prisnyatsya sea water. About if it will help the Peninsula to solve the problem of supply — in the material RIA Novosti.
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Israel provide water by desalination. What prevents to follow their example in the Crimea?
A new method of making composite metal powder has been developed by scientists of the South Ural state University (SUSU). The authors argue that their method allows to reduce production waste and improve the quality of electrical products and, as a consequence, to increase production efficiency by 30%. The study is published in journal Metallurgist.
A team of scientists of the University presented a unique method and design of the mixer to prepare a powder of composite materials based on graphite, coke and the polymeric component. The new method will improve the quality of the finished raw materials for the subsequent pressing process and to reduce waste production in nuclear energy, aviation and space industry, metallurgy and electric transport.
A military expert from the Institute of CIS countries Vladimir Evseev said, which can lead to the refusal of the US the Russian rocket engines RD-180.
In an interview with the newspaper "Evening Moscow", the expert called the move of the Americans is purely political, while noting its inevitability.
Cow parsnip may benefit the Russian summer residents and gardeners, says agronomist Elizaveta Tikhonova. In an interview with radio Sputnik, she spoke about the way to benefit from this weed.
Cow parsnip is considered one of the most dangerous weeds in Russia. The case is in its ability to survive in the most difficult conditions and quickly seize new territories. For the Russians, who came across this plant on their summer cottage, it represents evil in its purest form, but the agronomists with this bet. Elizaveta Tikhonova told that many gardeners have already found a way to use cow parsnip as a fertilizer and thus save on the chemicals.
Russian cosmonaut Ivan Wagner was photographed from aboard the International space station the brightest for the last seven years the comet.
"The next wave tried a bit closer to photograph the brightest for the last seven years the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)", - he wrote on his Twitter page, accompanied the message with the comet.
The United Launch Alliance announced on Twitter that he had received from the first Blue Origin rocket engine BE-4, designed to replace the Russian RD-180.
The Assembly is not serial, it will be used for testing together with a carrier, a spokesman for Blue Origin portal Space News.
A group of researchers from the U.S. found in Mexico, the first underground mine paleohack age where 12-10 thousand years ago the ancient people mined ochre.
At the end of the Pleistocene coastline in the state of Quintana Roo was standing on, opening the entrance to dry cave, from which, to date, investigated about seven kilometers. The oldest and best preserved human remains previously found in these caves, do not disclose to researchers the purpose of use of underground labyrinths.
Parade of planets can be observed from the Earth from 4 July to mid-August, despite the fact that the planet will gather in this interesting configuration, for science the phenomenon of no interest.
As noted earlier, the Moscow planetarium, since July 4, the night will be possible with the naked eye to observe Jupiter and Saturn (midnight) and Mars, with two in the morning and Venus in the morning. Mercury, which now illuminates the Sun will be visible only from 22 July. Uranus and Neptune are in principle not visible to the naked eye.
Temperature anomaly is set in the Crimean cave "Tauris", the causes of which remains to be seen, said the project Manager of the Crimean Federal University named after V. I. Vernadsky "the Cave of Tavrida" Gennady Samokhin.
"The temperature in the cave averaged 13.5 degrees. Usually in the caves the temperature as the average on the surface. The average annual temperature in this area is about 10.5 degrees. In the cave above it. What is the reason we don't know yet. We can assume that there is a flow of deep heat, maybe slowed down the exchange of air, therefore, accumulates heat. While it is difficult to say, but the anomaly is," said Samokhin journalists in the Crimean press-center of MIA "Russia today".
Russia refused to place a sauna on the International space station, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Institute of biomedical problems (IBMP) of RAS Oleg Orlov.
"The Institute in its expert conclusion to the preliminary design of the NEM (Scientific-energy module - ed.) pointed out about the necessity of establishing sanitary-hygienic zone as part of the NEM, including the cabin heat treatments (sauna), but this suggestion was not accepted," - said Orlov.
The organizers of a series of experiments on the isolation of the crew for flight simulation on the moon are still going to spend some of the annual experiments, but the intervals between them will make shorter than originally planned, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Institute of biomedical problems (IBMP) of RAS Oleg Orlov.
"Our intentions with respect to subsequent annual insulations remain in force. Moreover, we want as much as possible to condense the schedule. Therefore, preparations for the first annual experiment will start in the end of this year, in order to minimize the period between the end of the 8-month and year-to isolation," said Orlov, answering the question, what has changed with the plans of the Institute after the transfer of the 8-month stage.
Scientists from Tyumen and Kazan found that wage growth in the European regions of Russia significantly affects migration in the far North, told RIA Novosti at the Tyumen state University (TSU).
According to the researchers, one of the reasons for negative migration growth of the population in the far North may be closing the gap in wages between the North and other areas of the country, including the regions of Central and southern Russia, where the salary for the last 15 years have grown faster.
Studying molecular changes in the genome over time, American researchers have developed a formula for a more accurate comparison of the age of the dog with age. This is the first scientific study on the subject. The results were published in the journal Cell Systems.
There is a perception that the age of dogs can be assessed in human years, multiply by seven. But the linear comparison is inappropriate, since it is known that representatives of different species age at different speeds.
Economical and environmentally friendly method of disposal of waste from drilling wells has been developed by scientists of the Tyumen industrial University (TIU). According to the authors, their development will help considerably to reduce the toxic environmental impact of oil production on land. About it reported in a press-service of the University.
When drilling oil wells, as explained by the experts, they injected a special saline solutions, water-or oil-based. Out of the hole, breed with such additives are toxic for the environment, and the elimination of contamination is more than ten years.
Canadian astronaut Christopher Hadfield said that in honor of him called a new species a mining bee - Andrena hadfieldi.
"My mother always hoped that I would be someone. Allow me to introduce the beginner Andrena hadfieldi" he said on his Twitter page.
Parameters and sources of annual funding for a large-scale project of the state Corporation "Rosatom" on creation of domestic quantum computer agreed in full, approval of the relevant road map is expected in July of this year, told RIA Novosti in the Department of communications of "Rosatom".
Earlier, the Ministry of communications has proposed to halve the amount of state support direction of "Quantum computing" in 2020, transferring the funds to 2022. In early June, Rosatom sent a core working group ANO "Digital economy" opinion, which stated that this reduction will lead to what to create in Russia a 100-Kubany quantum computer by 2024 will not happen - that in 2020 we need to buy laboratory equipment to perform any further work.
During observations on the Very Large telescope (VLT) the European southern Observatory (ESO) astronomers have discovered the loss of unstable massive stars in dwarf galaxy Kinman. Scientists suggest glitter star could fall sharply as it disappeared behind a cloud of dust. There is another explanation: star collapsed into a black hole without the formation of a supernova. The study is published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Between 2001 and 2011, different groups of astronomers studied a mysterious massive star located in the dwarf galaxy Kinman. Observations showed that the star is in a late stage of its evolution.
Professor-researcher at the Institute of living systems of the Baltic Federal University named Kant (Kaliningrad) Liudmila Matskova, together with colleagues from China have proposed a method of detecting kidney cancer at an early stage on the basis of molecular biology techniques that will improve the effectiveness of treatment of this disease, reported the press service of the BFU.
Kidney cancer in most cases are asymptomatic, and clinical manifestations occur mainly in the later stages, when the treatment is ineffective. The average life expectancy of these patients is limited to a period of five years. It is therefore important to find ways to "detect" the beginning of tumor growth as early as possible. Now scientists have found that in cells of kidney cancer compared to their healthy "brothers" are decidedly less protein 4 cadherin – molecules, whose function is to "consolidate" normal cells together.
Parade of planets, which will be held almost the whole of July, to be observed in full: the Sun eclipsed by mercury, and Uranus and Neptune are not visible to the naked eye, told RIA Novosti the scientific Director of Moscow planetarium Faina Rublev.
"Uranus with Neptune from a distance with the naked eye is generally not visible. Saturn, Jupiter and Mars will be visible at night. The ground we don't see because they are on her. Venus is visible, but only in the morning and the mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is near the Sun it outshines it," said Rublev.
The navigation satellite "GLONASS-M", which spent ten years instead of seven provisions, it is planned to replace on the backup spacecraft in August, reported information-analytical centre of coordinate-time and navigation support TsNIIMash (research Institute head of "Roscosmos").
Previously, the replacement of the satellite "GLONASS-M" with the system number 731 on the same backup device with the number of 735 due to failure of the onboard frequency standards, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
Reducing the cost of production of the rocket "Angara-A5" from 7 to 4 billion is not possible, said RIA Novosti member of the Russian Academy of cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky, chief analyst of the Association "Digital transport and logistics" Andrei Ionin.
Informed of the financial report of the Khrunichev Centre, it became known that the cost of manufacturing of the carrier rocket heavy class "Angara-A5" is 7 billion rubles, that is three times longer than flying from the Soviet era to the Proton the same capacity. By 2024 it is planned to reduce the cost to 4 billion. Roskosmos explained that the high cost stems from the fact that its Assembly is carried out in two cities - Moscow and Omsk, as well as boxed by the manufacturer. After the transfer of all production in Omsk and move to mass production price of the missile, as promised in the Corporation's approach to the market.
Russian rocket "Angara" has both disadvantages and the obvious advantages, but unattractive to the commercial market it does not its high price, said RIA Novosti the head of one of the expert organizations of the cosmic sphere of Russia, Institute of space policy Ivan Moiseev.
"The main thing is not the price. It is possible, in principle, to play on the prices, reset them temporarily to enter the market. In certain cases, why not? For commercial success it is necessary to demonstrate reliability, it needs a lot of flights, and Angara flies infrequently. All plans are moved out of the way," said Moses.
Toxic benzene in the air on the International space station was first discovered in April, reported the American specialized site nasaspaceflight.com.
To increase the concentration of benzene in the atmosphere of the ISS, not exceeding the maximum allowable normal and non-threatening to the crew, in Roscosmos told RIA Novosti in may. The source of benzene is still not found.
Norwegian archaeologists have begun excavations on a place of detection in 2018 of Viking ships, it will take about five months to complete extraction from the ground of the ship, called "Ship Hellested", said the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau NTB.
"For the first time in the last 100 years in Norway digging up a Viking ship. On extraction from the ground "Ship Hellestad" near the town of Halden archaeologists will take approximately five months", - said the Agency.
Procedure with EVAs does not require special training, unlike of there work, so tourists will just let it come out and let them "hang out", said RIA Novosti NASA astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman.
Earlier this week, RSC Energia announced the signing of a contract with Space Adventures flight on two tourists on the "Union" to the ISS in 2023. It was reported that one of the tourists may perform the first ever spacewalk from the station along with Russian cosmonaut. As stated by the President of Space Adventures Eric Anderson, several tourists expressed a desire to make a spacewalk, but the contract neither one of them is not signed yet.
A group of Japanese scientists developed a method for accurate determination of likelihood of about 20 diseases, in particular diabetes or dementia, over the next three years of human life.
According to the Agency Kyodo, scientists from the University of Hirosaki, and Kyoto University succeeded with the help of artificial intelligence to create a system of analysis of medical factors in about 20 categories. The method also takes into account data on the physical condition of man, his genetic predisposition, lifestyle and bad habits.
Funding for the creation of scientific instruments for astrophysical space Observatory Gamma-400, designed to observe gamma-ray sources in the Universe, reduced by a quarter in the current Federal space program, told RIA Novosti scientific project Manager, chief researcher of the physics Institute Arkady'per.
In April the General Director of NPO Lavochkin, Vladimir Kolmykov told RIA Novosti that the launch of the Observatory is planned in 2030.
NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken made Friday's planned spacewalk to upgrade the power supply system of the station, NASA will broadcast live.
The output of Behnken and Cassidy in the spacewalk officially began at 14.37 GMT - at the moment of switching their spacesuits to battery power supply. It is planned that the astronauts will remain on the external surface of the station approximately 6.5 hours. They will continue to work on the replacement of obsolete batteries for the power station when it is in the shadows, the new lithium ion batteries.
At electron-positron SuperKEKB Collider in Japan, achieved a record luminosity. The experiments were attended by Russian scientists from the Institute of nuclear physics. G. I. Budker SB RAS and Novosibirsk state University. The results published on the official website of the organization.
The luminosity characterizing the efficiency of collision of the beams, is the number of interactions occurring per unit time. The previous record luminosity is 2.14 x 1034 per square centimeter per second was achieved for a proton-proton Collider LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at the European organization for nuclear research CERN in 2018.
The activity of blood-sucking insects in the summer – a common phenomenon. Many are afraid of the bites of mosquitoes. Is it really worth their fear, explained in an interview with radio Sputnik researcher at the Department of General ecology and Hydrobiology of Biological faculty of Moscow state University Vadim Mar.
According to who, over 90% of malaria is with African countries. This is a serious infectious disease accompanied by fever, headache and articular pain, fatigue and chills. Increased spleen and liver, decreased hemoglobin in the blood. Spread the infection of malaria-bearing mosquitoes, said Vadim Mar.
Specialists of group of companies RTI and state Corporation "Roscosmos" considered the issues of technical shape of the planned creation of a new Russian geosynchronous space radar surveillance system "the GEOSAR", told RIA Novosti press-service of the company "Radio engineering Institute named after academician A. L. mints" (JSC RTI, is a group of RTI).
"Following the meeting we decided that given the topic of RTI JSC and JSC "NPO Lavochkin" (enterprise "Roscosmos" - ed.) there are points of intersection and opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation. So now we already developed specific documents for the final fixation of our agreements", – quoted the press service quoted the General Director of JSC RTI Kirill Makarov.
The European ground station for the first time in the history of the received scientific data from the Russian spacecraft, they became the "Spektr-RG", said on Thursday "Roscosmos".
"In the spring of this year, the Russian ground stations normally used to communicate with "Spectrum-RG", were unfavorable for the reception of the location due to their geographical coordinates. To the rescue came the experts of the Network of ground stations ESA ... This is the first case when the ground station ESA has taken scientific data from Russian spacecraft", - said in a release.
Effect of magnetic nanoparticles on cancer cells human liver studied by the researchers of Baltic Federal University (BFU) to them. Kant and nust "MISIS". According to the authors, their study may improve the treatment of cancer. The results published in the journal "Nano Сonvergence".
Thanks to its unique properties, magnetic nanoparticles can be used in theranostics diagnosis and personalized treatment of oncological diseases, and also be an effective contrast agent for MRI in the examination and visualization of tumors.
Employees of the Samara national research University named after Sergey Korolev found that the pulsed magnetic field increases the effect of a drug pentoxifylline, which a number of scholars regarded as medications to prevent dangerous complications coronavirus infection, reported the press service of the University.
One of the extremely dangerous complications coronavirus infection is thrombosis (blockage by blood clots) of pulmonary artery. Pentoxifylline reduces blood viscosity, prevent aggregation ("bonding") of blood cells - trombotsitov and blood clots and increases the concentration of oxygen in the tissues.
According to the results of clinical trials, diet, mimics starvation, enhances the effect of the initial stages of chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer. Description of the study published in the journal Nature Communications.
Doctors and nutritionists from Italy, the Netherlands and the United States conducted a randomized controlled clinical study of phase 2 of the diet recommended for patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy, which is designated as a first step, even before the operation to stop growth of the tumor.
A group of researchers found in Japan, allegedly the world's smallest fossilized dinosaur egg, said in a Tuesday press release from the Japanese University of Tsukuba (Ibaraki Prefecture).
Elongated egg with a length of only 4.5 cm and a width of 2 cm was found in the sediments of the Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic era in the vicinity of the city of Tamba in Hyogo Prefecture in Western Japan, and its age is about 110 million years.
Project Breakthrough Listen to search for signs of intelligent life in the Universe announced the release of a catalogue of Exotica, including a complete list of objects that can be linked to man-made signals. The results of the study in the form of a Preprint published on the website of the University of California at Berkeley.
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence has long been seen as a serious scientific problem. In the framework of the global program SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) entrepreneur Yuri Milner in 2016 launched a project Breakthrough Listen — initiative to search for signs of intelligent life in the Universe in thesignature — potentially man-made signals.
American scientists proved that in the initial stages on Pluto and other large Kuiper belt objects exist with liquid oceans, which are then frozen. The study is published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
Traditionally it was believed that Pluto, located far from the Sun, originally appeared as a ball of rock and ice, which gradually warmed up under the influence of radioactive decay in the core. As a result, under the surface of the dwarf planet melted the ice formed an underground ocean. This so-called scenario "cold start".
American scientists have developed a soft polymer material that when the light strikes them they begin to bend, rotate and crawl. Described in the journal Nature Materials.
Researchers from northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has created a family of soft "robotic materials". In the light of these thin film materials come to life — bend, rotate, and even crawling over the surface without the aid of additional equipment, hydraulics or electricity.
Russian hydrometeorological satellite "Electro-L" number 2 made the passage of the shadow of the annular solar Eclipse on the earth's surface, dynamic image published in the microblog of "Roscosmos" on Twitter.
As previously reported by the Moscow planetarium, annular solar Eclipse, when the Moon completely covers the Sun, were able to observe 21 June in the Central African Republic, Congo and Ethiopia, to the South of Pakistan and Northern India, and China. With Russia it was possible to see only a partial Eclipse, when the Moon covers the Sun completely.
Scientists from mit in the United States has explained the nature of classical optical illusions based on perception of the background. The study is published in the journal Vision Research.
The study authors found that the basis of simultaneous light contrast is the assessment of brightness occurring prior to the time when visual information reaches the visual cortex of the brain.
Igor Humic appointed chief designer on the development of a new generation of ships "Orel", reported on the website of Roscosmos.
"The acting General Director of rocket and space Corporation "Energia" named after Korolev (part of state Corporation "Roscosmos"), Igor Ozar has appointed Igor Chamisa the chief designer for the development of a manned transport ship the new generation", - stated in the message.
In some regions of Russia on 21 June, you will see an annular Eclipse of the Sun, the press service of the Moscow planetarium.
In 2020, this astronomical event falls on the summer solstice. It is noted that again in the twenty-first century, these events will occur on one day only in 2039.
A sedentary lifestyle greatly increases the risk of death from cancer, found researchers from the University of Texas. It is reported by MedicalXpress.
Within five years, experts followed the level of physical activity over eight thousand people over the age of 45. None of them have not had cancer in the beginning of the experiment. From 2009 to 2013, including 268 died of cancer.
Near the village in Novotitarovskaya Dinskoy district, Krasnodar Krai, archaeologists discovered the burial of the paired end of the III Millennium BC. About it reported in a press-service of the company "Avtodor".
The ancient mound was located on the site, which will host the highway M-4 "don".
Russian technicians at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana and remove the remnants of toxic fuel leaked from the upper stage "Fregat", told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
Earlier in Roscosmos told RIA Novosti on may 21, the French experts recorded the periodic alarm detection systems oxidizer vapor (toxic nitrogen tetroxide) in the storage location "Frigate" in Kourou. To resolve the problem on 6 June there arrived experts from Russia. They visited the Frigate and pre-determined further amount of necessary operations.
The air in American and Russian segments of the International space station was again divided, a possible source of toxic benzene again, looking for the Russian segment of the American device, said NASA.
It is noted that the American device for determining air quality and AQM will make additional measurements in the Russian segment, and then June 22, the air exchange between segments of the station will be restored. New measurements should help to determine the source of benzene.
Argentine scientists are asked to allow them access to the Russian archives to work on the history of relations between the Latin American country and the Soviet government, reported RIA Novosti Director of the Center for the study of the Slavic world of the National University of San Martin, a graduate of historical faculty of Moscow state University and an expert on social and political history of Russia Claudio Sergio Ingerflom.
Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has written an article about the Second world war. The article, which was published in the Rossiyskaya Gazeta and posted on the Kremlin website, the President particularly called on States to step up the publication of its archives and the publication of previously unknown documents about the war and the prewar period. He noted that Russia is ready for broad cooperation and joint research projects with the participation of historians.
Researchers from the ITMO University together with the specialists of Tomsk Polytechnic University have created a special glass-ceramic with the addition of chrome for the lights in the greenhouses. Under their light, the plants grow faster. Description of the development appears in the journal Optical Materials.
Many saw in the Windows of houses a bright pink glow is a special lamp used by the owners indoor plants for their flowers did not lack in light. Similar lamps are used and the farmers, placing them in the greenhouses.
French and Australian geologists have studied the composition of the rock Islands in the southern Indian ocean, and found that here is the formation of "embryonic continent." The study is published in the journal Terra Nova.
It is believed that the continental crust is built up on the borders of continents and oceans, in the so-called subduction zones, where oceanic lithospheric plates plunge into the mantle under the continent. When they are melted and mixed with the material of the base of the continental plates, granite is formed when magma rises and forms the upper, the "granite" layer of the continents.
Russian space astrophysical Observatory "Spektr-RG", using the German telescope eROSITA has built the world's best map of the entire sky in x-rays, reported by the space research Institute of RAS.
The Observatory "Spektr-RG" was launched into space in July 2019. In October it reached an operating point at 1.5 million kilometers from Earth.
An international group of scientists found that the mysterious fossil in the shape of a deflated ball, discovered in 2011 in Antarctica, is the egg, deferred millions of years ago giant sea reptile. The researchers ' findings published in the journal Nature.
After examining the fossil with the help of microscopes, experts have discovered several layers of membrane, which confirmed the conjecture that it was an egg with a soft shell. Experts also found that the age of the fossil is about 66 million years.
The source of excessive levels of toxic benzene in the air aboard the International space station still is not found, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
"Work to find the source continues," - said the Agency interlocutor.
Chinese scientists have found that people who are asymptomatic undergoing COVID-19, have a weaker immune response to the virus SARS-CoV-2, and in the future have a chance of getting sick again. The study is published in the journal Nature Medicine.
In the study, which was conducted by researchers from Chongqing medical University under the guidance of Dr. AI-LON Juan (Ai-Long Huang) from the Laboratory of molecular biology of infectious diseases presented a detailed clinical and immunological analysis of the 37 asymptomatic patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Foods that contain beta-carotene, selenium, lycopene and tryptophan, contribute to the formation of the summer sun, said Professor of the Department of skin and venereal diseases named Rakhmanova Institute of clinical medicine Sklifosovsky sechenovskiy University Snarskaya Elena.
In addition, the consumption of peaches, apricots, melons, watermelons and grapes are also capable to support the skin to tan.
The fossilized remains of ancient turtles of age 8 million years discovered in the Stavropol region, reports a press-service Severo-the Caucasian Federal University.
It is noted that the unique discovery took place when researching future places of work practice in one of the sand pits of the village of Beshpagir. Kerimov saw the remains of the ancient reptile age 8 million years in the Sarmatian deposits, added in a press-service.
State prize of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology for 2019 by the decree of the President of Russia awarded to the creators of the world industry single-walled carbon nanotubes, developers of drugs for cancer immunotherapy and researcher of the cultural heritage of the peoples of the Arctic.
The names of the winners at a briefing on Thursday announced assistant to the President for science and education Andrei Fursenko.
Small satellite Red-Eye-2 in the interest of the office of advanced research projects U.S. Department of defense DARPA launched into orbit aboard the International space station (ISS), reported NASA.
On the Agency's website says that the spacecraft was launched using canadian manipulator SSRMS after its conclusion outside of the station from the Japanese module Kibo.
Young Russian specialists when working on the apparatus "Vityaz-D", determined in may, the depth of the Mariana trench 10 028 meters, has made a technological breakthrough, creating completely new materials and devices, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy head of physico-technical research of the advanced research Foundation (DRF), candidate of military Sciences Viktor Litvinenko.
He noted that the technology that was used in the creation of this unit, 100% Russian.
Testing deep-water apparatus "Vityaz", which established in may, the depth of the Mariana trench 10 028 meters, confirmed the ability of Russian technicians to work anywhere in the World's oceans, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy head of the direction of the physico-technical research of the advanced research Foundation (DRF), candidate of military Sciences Viktor Litvinenko.
In his words, "American and Chinese manned submersibles descend as the Elevator up and down".
The second test launch of a heavy launch vehicle "Angara-A5" is tentatively scheduled for November 3, reported RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
"Pre-commissioning is scheduled for 3 November," he said.
Air purifier in one of the American modules could lead to excessive levels of toxic benzene in the atmosphere of the International space station, said NASA.
In may, Roscosmos told RIA news about the increase in the concentration of benzene in the atmosphere of the ISS, not exceeding the maximum allowable normal and non-threatening to the crew.
Launch of Vega with 53 satellites from Kourou in French Guiana postponed due to inclement weather, according to the company Arianespace.
The launch was scheduled for 22.51 environment local time (04.51 Thursday GMT).
Navigation satellites "GLONASS-M" has worked for ten years instead of seven provisions, it is planned to replace on the backup spacecraft, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
According to the information analytical centre of coordinate-time and navigation support TsNIIMash (research Institute head of "Roscosmos"), satellite "GLONASS-M" with the system room 731, which was launched in March 2010 with an estimated life of seven years, was removed for maintenance in June 2020.
Russian module Nauka is planned to send to the Baikonur cosmodrome in July, to launch to the International space station, said the General designer of KB "salute" of Khrunichev Centre Sergey Kuznetsov.
It is noted that in the past week have been completed leak tests of the module body of "Science" and its docking units, and confirmed the operation of the pneumo-hydraulic propulsion system and external hydraulic circuits. In a vacuum chamber held pneumovacuum tanks tests module.
The satellite observations that will improve the design and maintenance of road infrastructure, created by scientists of the Tyumen industrial University (TIU). According to them, the system not only processes data faster and more accurately than their counterparts, but also more economical to operate more than 400 times. The results were published in the journal IOP Conference Series Materials Science and Engineering.
During operation, the design and reconstruction of various road projects — streets and highways, intersections, bridges and interchanges — regularly have problems, the solution of which, as explained, scientists TIU, requires collecting and analyzing huge amount of data on the road network.
Cholera, Spanish flu, smallpox, the plague – humanity is not the first time confronted with large-scale epidemic. Many write in the history books, but what if you look a little further? Do you know something about the epidemics of the stone age? As the ancient people cope with the disease? These and other issues, RIA Novosti said the anthropologist, doctor of historical Sciences, academician of RAS, Director of Scientific research Institute and Museum of anthropology Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov (MSU) Alexander bojilova.
Today, according to experts, actively conducts research to understand what infections have been infected by people of the stone age. Thanks paleogenetics, new data on the existence of plague in some ancient Eurasian societies in the period of transition from the stone age to the bronze age.
Over the last 20 years has changed the temperature of permafrost, and its composition, so there was risk of destruction of industrial facilities and houses built on permafrost, said RIA Novosti Professor at the George Washington University (USA) glaciologist Dmitry Streletsky.
"It was thought that the permafrost does not change in terms of the time period when the building was built. It was assumed that the fluctuations in temperature, but on average everything will be fine. The main thing that you technogenic nothing broke: there were no leaks, which may melt the permafrost. But it turned out that the temperature of the permafrost is changing as the climate, so only keep an eye on leaks is not enough," said Musketeers, adding that the lions "have changed greatly even over the last 20 years."
The timing of the resumption of launches of Russian rockets "Soyuz" from Kourou in French Guiana, suspended for COVID-19, are discussed between "Roskosmos" and the company Arianespace, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Corporation.
"Negotiations are underway with the French partners on the timing of the resumption of launches," he said.
Booster Falcon 9 was launched in Florida with a group of 58 Internet satellites Starlink, the company SpaceX is a live broadcast of the launch.
The launch was given in 5.21 calculated for East coast time USA (12.21 GMT) from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral. This is the ninth batch of Starlink satellites, into orbit, and the third flight for the first stage of the Falcon 9, which should once again land on a floating barge in the Atlantic shortly after launch.
Booster Electron a private us company Rocket Lab with a group of satellites, the start of which was delayed because of the coronavirus, was successfully launched from the spaceport in New Zealand, the company said.
"Start there!" – said in a statement on Twitter.
The air in American and Russian segments of the International space station was temporarily separated to search for the source of toxic benzene, said NASA.
In may, Roscosmos told RIA news about the increase in the concentration of benzene in the atmosphere of the ISS, not exceeding the maximum allowable normal and non-threatening to the crew.
The Japanese company Toshiba using artificial intelligence can instantly calculate threat from the point of view of the spread of coronavirus infection the density of the crowds, reported the TV channel NHK.
Where the density is high, the image is marked in red. The technology can be used at stations and in shopping malls. At one time information is computed instantly for 3 thousand people, and analyzed in a single computer.
Russian-French scientific satellite AMICal for the study of the Aurora created by the MSU and the University of Grenoble, will launch on 19 July on the European Vega rocket from Kourou in French Guiana, said Arianespace company.
The materials posted on the website of the company, the satellite AMICal contained in the list of spacecraft that go into orbit on a rocket Vega.
A new study by German scientists shows that the height of the largest mountain ranges such as the Andes or the Himalayas, is not determined by the ratio of the speeds of rise and erosion, as previously thought, and tectonic forces holding the mountain at a certain level. The results were published in the journal Nature.
The highest mountain chains on Earth occur along the convergent boundaries of lithospheric plates. On such boundaries one of the plates is indented under another into the mantle of the Earth. This process is called subduction. Over millions of years of interaction in the collision point of the slabs of the mountains rise.
The increase in the concentration of toxic benzene in the atmosphere of the International space station (ISS) may be associated with conducting a science experiment with chemicals.
This opinion in an interview with RIA Novosti expressed on Thursday the head of one of the expert organizations of the cosmic sphere of Russia, Institute of space policy Ivan Moiseev.
The production of Soyuz rockets and upper stages Fregat to launch OneWeb satellites will be completed by the end of the year, said in an interview with RIA Novosti General Director of "Glavkosmos" (enterprise "Roscosmos") Dmitry Loskutov.
In June 2015, a contract was signed between the companies Arianespace and OneWeb 21 start-up of carrier rockets "Soyuz" with the upper stage block "Frigate" to launch into space 672 OneWeb satellites. From Baikonur planned nine launches (two already completed), with the East six, with Kuru - six (one already done). OneWeb is planning to create a constellation of satellites which will provide broadband Internet access for users around the world due to the complete coverage of the Earth's surface. At the end of March the company filed for bankruptcy in the court of the U.S. state of new York.
The crew of the International space station has been measuring the levels of toxic benzene in the Russian Zvezda module with the device in an attempt to find the source of his appearance, said NASA.
In may, Roscosmos told RIA Novosti about the increase in the concentration of benzene in the atmosphere of the station, which does not exceed the maximum allowable rate does not threaten the crew.
Russian space astrophysical Observatory "Spektr-RG" for the first time examined the entire sky in x-rays, reported by the space research Institute of RAS.
The Observatory "Spektr-RG" was launched into space in July 2019. In October it reached an operating point at 1.5 million kilometers from Earth.
Archaeologists have discovered in China a small statuette of a bird older than 13 thousand years. It is the oldest specimen of sculptural art in East Asia. A description of the findings in the journal PLOS ONE.
The figurine was found in 2005 in the town of Linzin in Henan province. Chinese archaeologists under the leadership of Janana Lee (Li Zhanyang) from Shandong University studied the sequence of deposits containing eleven cultural layers age of 120 thousand years ago to the bronze age. One of the layers was broken in 1958, when digging a well, but all the excavated material was folded in a pile nearby.
Using climate models, scientists have figured out why after a moderate wet winter and warm spring, there is usually a dry summer. The study is published in the journal Science Advances.
In the summer of 2018, the countries of Central and Northern Europe was struck by a drought caused by an extremely hot summer, which was preceded by an early spring with lots of warm and Sunny days. Before that, a similar pattern was observed in 2003 and 2010. In the latter case, the drought has affected not only Europe, but also Western areas of Russia, and the average summer temperature broke the 500-year record of observations.
Scientists discovered on the island of Sumatra nosoroga a lizard of a species which biologists have not met for almost 130 years. It is reported ScienceNews.
At the end of the XVIII century Italian Explorer Elio Modigliani was brought to the natural history Museum of Genoa unusual reptile with a horn on the tip of the nose. Subsequently, the reptile was named in honor of the scientist lizard Modigliani (Harpesaurus modiglianii), or nosorogi dragon.
Russian technicians at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana examined the upper stage "Frigate" in which there was leakage of toxic fuel, the manufacturer will investigate emergency situations, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
Earlier the representative of the press service of Roskosmos told RIA Novosti on may 21, the French experts recorded the periodic alarm detection systems oxidizer vapor (toxic nitrogen tetroxide) in the storage location "Frigate" in Kourou. To resolve the problem, it was decided to send specialists from Russia, who arrived on 6 June.