Наука и техника

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  • Aerojet Rocketdyne announced a possible failure of the US RD-180

    American Aerojet Rocketdyne announced a possible refusal of the Russian units of the RD-180 mounted on the first stage of the rocket Atlas V. the Company unveiled a similar Outlook, based on the data obtained during the first firing tests of the prechamber that is generated by the engine AR1.

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  • Discovered the true age of the cave people from the "Cradle of mankind"

    A group of scientists under the guidance of paleoanthropologist Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa determined the age of the fossils belonging to the Homo naledi. It turned out that these cave men, which were previously considered among the first representatives of the genus Homo, lived shortly before the appearance of modern man.

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  • Found the oldest traces of life on Earth

    Scientists from Australia and New Zealand has discovered the oldest known remains of microorganisms. Age of found fossils is estimated at 3.48 billion years. They have been found in the Pilbara region in the North of Western Australia. A study published in the journal Nature Communications.

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  • Disclosed the mystery of the crystal tears of Prince Rupert

    An international group of scientists found out why a drop of durable tempered glass, known as the Batavian tears or drops Prince Rupert, explode if you break their tail. It turned out that there was a crack penetrating the center of the "tears", where the glass is experiencing a strong stretching force.

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  • In Africa there is a new fatal disease

    In West Africa, in the Republic of Liberia, there were cases of an unknown disease, about half of which were fatal. Symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Test results for Ebola came back negative. Reported about 12 dead.

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  • Revealed the new release date God of War

    Portuguese retailer Gaming Replay published the release date of the new game series God of War. According to the product description on the website, the game will go on sale September 14, 2017. The sequel to God of War was announced at E3 2016. The developers have not disclosed the release date of the project.

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  • Chinese online store stopped selling Xiaomi smartphones in Russia

    Chinese online shop Gearbest declared the termination of sales of Xiaomi smartphones in Russia. This decision was made in order to avoid mass returns of purchased gadgets. The decision of the custom extends even to the individual purchase of physical persons "in circumvention of the existing legislation".

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  • Hackers hacked again, Mass Effect: Andromeda

    A group of hackers once again broke the game Mass Effect: Andromeda with the latest version of Denuvo protection system. New version of DRM-protection was added in Mass Effect after the first break. Then hackers took only 10 days to bypass Denuvo. The same system is installed in many other modern games.

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  • Crush a giant watermelon trap shown in the video

    YouTube channel "Science in the backyard" (The Backyard Scientist) has published a video that shows the current giant mousetrap. Her arm with a radius of one metre at speeds of 67 miles per hour, and for the spring tension necessary electric hoist. Through adaptations the authors broke the coconuts.

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  • The world's most powerful laser fired the first shot

    XFEL — the world's largest free electron laser — produced its first x-ray beam. During the test, it produces only one pulse per second, but this value will be increased to 27 thousand. Brightness of the light the laser will significantly outperform their existing counterparts.

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  • Disclosed cause of incurable nervous TIC

    A group of American scientists have identified the genes, mutations in which can cause Tourette's syndrome. So-called hereditary disorder of the Central nervous system that is characterized by various tics, including shouting obscene words. One of the genes was associated with attention deficit.

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  • SpaceX said the launch satellites for Internet distribution

    Company SpaceX, owned by Elon musk, plans to launch more than four thousand satellites for distribution of high speed Internet until 2024. To launch spacecraft into orbit around the Earth will use reusable launch vehicles Falcon 9, which will reduce costs.

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  • In Antarctica have discovered a new giant crack

    Geologists have noticed a new crack in the Antarctic the ice shelf Larsen. It is located about 10 kilometers from another fault, which was recorded in December 2016. Scientists believe that in the end the glacier to slide into the ocean, forming a giant iceberg.

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  • Disclosed the identity of seven spies of British intelligence

    Historian Henry hemming published a biography of intelligence officer of MI5 (British counterintelligence) Maxwell knight. In the book "M: Maxwell knight, the MI5's greatest spy" hemming revealed the identity of the seven spies who worked in the interwar period and details of which are classified, according to The Guardian.

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  • Apple announced an unexpected drop in sales of iPhone

    Apple has published a report with the results for the second quarter of 2017 financial year. The document States about the fall in iPhone sales. So, for the second quarter were sold for 50.8 million iPhones, which brought the company $ 33.2 billion. Over the same period of last year sold 51.2 million devices.

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