Наука и техника

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  • Auction 90-year-old mold sold for 15 thousand dollars

    British auction house Bonhams sold a 90-year-old sample of dried mold from the lab of Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming. Per lot paid about 15 thousand dollars. As described, the mold is in a glass jar, the bottom of which note the scientist.

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  • Presented the project of space colonies of the future

    American engineers have proposed to form the space habitable colony on the principle of the honeycomb, that is, gradually connect to each other groups of similar modules. The typical basic element in this case would have a toroidal or cylindrical shape.

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  • Powerful traces of the flood found in the plain area of Christ on Mars

    The European space Agency (ESA) released images of the traces of a powerful flood on the surface of Mars. He left the channel with a length of about three thousand kilometers and a width of a few tens of kilometers. Scientists made the discovery while studying photographs of the crater of Worcester, sent probe "Mars Express".

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  • Google eliminates the production of laptops

    A senior Google Vice President Rick Osterloh (Rick Osterloh) has announced the cessation of production of laptops Chromebook Pixel. He told about it at the MWC in Barcelona in 2017. Osterloh said that the company simply has no plans to develop product lines and production of new devices.

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  • At MSU brought a predatory flies

    MSU opened the genotyping laboratory where scientists will work to identify ways of evolution of a group of predatory flies of the subfamily Asilinae. Biologists can determine the species of organisms to study population structure of species and to analyze the sequences of protein-coding genes.

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  • The cheerful mammal

    Biologists from the School of anatomical Sciences of the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) showed that among mammals the least sleep of African elephants. On average, the largest land animals rest for two hours per day in the period of time between 2 and 6 am. A study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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  • Presents a map of the "dark places" of the Universe

    Astronomers from the US, UK, France, Switzerland and Italy provided the most detailed to date map of the distribution of dark matter in the galaxy clusters. Devoted to a study published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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  • Doctors determined the best way of drinking milk

    American physicians called the best way to consume dairy products together with vitamin D. This is due to the fact that these biologically active substances stimulate the absorption of calcium contained in yogurt and cheese. A study published in The Journal of Nutrition.

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  • Named the most dangerous diseases of the skin

    American doctors have listed the most dangerous for human skin diseases. Separately, the authors emphasize the regional features characteristic of the prevalence of these diseases. The list, compiled by scientists, contains, in particular, dermatitis, acne, hives and psoriasis.

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  • On the war in Syria, the Russian game removed from Steam

    The game is "Syria: the Russian storm" (Syrian Warfare), developed by the Studio "Playing cats" (Cats Who Play), was removed from Steam. The official reason is called a violation of the rights of GFI, which released earlier strategy of Warfare. However, it is reported that a complaint was received from people dissatisfied with the game.

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  • Called the main condition for the existence of life in the TRAPPIST system-1

    Scientists from Cornell University found that four planets in the system TRAPPIST-1 may be favorable for life. To this conclusion they came, having modeled the conditions on celestial bodies with regard to the influence of volcanic hydrogen. The gas increases the temperature of the atmosphere, contributing to the existence of liquid water.

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  • The new addition Battlefield 1 will be the army of the Russian Empire

    The company Electronic Arts and Swedish Studio Dice has revealed details on four additions to the Battlefield. In one of the next DLC (downloadable content) will include the army of the Russian Empire. Players will fight across three new maps, dedicated to the fighting in Galicia, the Baltic sea and on the pass Lupkow.

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  • In the depths of the Earth discovered a huge "conveyor"

    The Japanese, Swiss and American psychologists have described the mechanism of the "pipeline" transfer of matter in the Earth's mantle. According to the construction of authors, the viscosity of the upper and lower layers differ up to 20 times, and their alignment is hampered by the existence of ascending from the planet's core currents.

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  • NASA bought five seats on the Russian Soyuz

    NASA has signed a contract with the American aerospace company Boeing, for the purchase of the latter to five seats on the Russian Soyuz. Three of them may be needed by the Agency in the case that SpaceX and Boeing will not be able to complete the development of their manned vehicles, reports Space News.

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  • Found the remains of an ancient giant penguin

    An international group of scientists from Germany and New Zealand have discovered and described fossil remains of penguins that lived 61 million years ago. The growth of the animal was 1.5 meters, which makes it almost 30 inches above the Emperor penguin. The bird lived in the Canterbury region in New Zealand.

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  • Found the oldest organism on Earth

    An international team of paleobiologii discovered the oldest known fossilized fragments of life on Earth. Traces of bacteria that lived on the planet about 3770-4280 million years ago near hydrothermal vents found in Nuvvuagittuq rocks — the oldest rocks on the planet.

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