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  • Shale gas provoked a catastrophe in Pennsylvania

    Scientists from the USA showed that the effluent treated water used for fracking, particularly for shale gas, pollute the environment in Pennsylvania. A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, briefly reported the American chemical society.

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  • The American died because of falling in the tub smartphone

    In the American city of Lovington (new Mexico) 14-year-old girl died in the bathroom. The cause of death was a smartphone on the charge, fell into the water. It is noted that the arm Madison CoE (Madison Coe) found a burn. Relatives suggest that the girl was trying to grab the smartphone after he has already fallen in the tub.

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  • Explained the abnormal DNA of the Argentine rats

    Scientists from McMaster University in Canada found that the genome of the lowland viscaceae rat (Tympanoctomys barrerae), living in Argentina owes its abnormally large size (102 chromosomes) due to the spread in the DNA of the animal repeated sequences.

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  • A former NASA engineer has created the most powerful water gun

    Former NASA engineer mark Rober has collected the world's most powerful water gun. The velocity of the water pistol reaches 437 km per hour and is able to cut the watermelon, a soda can. The invention has entered into the Guinness Book of records as the world's largest squirt gun.

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  • Called the end time of the dark ages in the Universe

    An international group of scientists from the United States and China have found that when the age of the Universe was 800 million years, it formed small galaxies with active star formation. The beginning of this process coincided with the end of the dark ages — the period when space was absent of bright light sources.

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  • Giant Aberg broke away from a glacier in Antarctica

    From ice shelf Larsen in Antarctica broke off one of the biggest was the icebergs. Its area is about 5800 square kilometers and is comparable to the Wales — one of the parts of the United Kingdom. Experts suggest that the iceberg will break up further for a few more parts.

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  • KFC has released its own smartphone

    Network of fast food restaurants KFC in cooperation with Huawei has introduced a limited edition version of the smartphone Enjoy 7 a portrait of Colonel Sanders. The launch is timed to the 30th anniversary of KFC in China. It has a five-inch display with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. The gadget is equipped with Quad-core processor.

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  • "Eiffel tower" of the ants shown in the video

    Scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that ants are able to create from their bodies the structure, similar to the design of the Eiffel tower, not koordinirati with each other. Each insect adheres to a small set of basic rules and unknowingly participates in the construction.

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  • Defined the purpose of the "House of the dead" near Stonehenge

    British archaeologists believe that "the House of the dead", located in Wiltshire (England), contains the remains of the people who built Stonehenge. Scientists using drone found two ditches that envelopes the Central mound at home. Earlier considered as marks of agricultural activities.

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  • Open the smallest star in the Universe

    An international team of astronomers has discovered the smallest known star. J0555 shone EBLM-57Ab 85 times heavier than Jupiter, in size slightly larger than Saturn, and is part of a triple system. A study published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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  • Found the explanation of poor sleep elderly

    American scientists have named a possible cause of restless night of sleep in the elderly. The specialists watched the representatives of the people of the hadza, who live in the North of Tanzania. Researchers believe that insomnia or light sleep in the elderly is an ancient way of survival.

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  • Reveals the mystery of the appearance of the supertall

    Astronomers have developed a model, revealing new details about the formation of the supertall. These planets of their mass exceeds the planet, but inferior to Neptune. The results explain the paradox, according to which heavenly bodies of this class are more common than those obtained from theoretical calculations.

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  • Disclosed the nature of the glowing rings in the Earth's atmosphere

    Scientists from Ohio state University created the ice with almost perfect cubic lattice and obtained x-ray diffraction image of the crystals. Diffraction pattern showing how scattered falling on the ice, the radiation is reminiscent of the phenomenon of halo, which looks like a glowing concentric rings in the sky.

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  • In Android found a secret "panic button"

    Users found the Android operating system has a hidden "panic button" (panic button). It is necessary for the immediate shutdown of the application. Special mode monitors the frequency of pressing "Back". In the case of quadruple-clicking the system button, the OS stops the running application and

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  • Artificial intelligence has learned.

    Google DeepMind has created a system of artificial intelligence (AI) that has learned to overcome obstacles and to navigate in unfamiliar terrain. For this purpose we used a method of reinforcement learning. Researchers have created several virtual levels of different difficulty, which has launched three agents.

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  • Half-Life received the update 19 years later after the release

    Valve has released an official patch for the game Half-Life, which was released in 1998. Many fans speculated that the update hints at the imminent release of the third part — Half-Life 3. However, in the files of the patch nothing of the kind could not be found: the developers have fixed some bugs.

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  • China has announced plans to conquer the Solar system

    China has announced plans for exploration of the Solar system in the next 10-20 years. The presentation of the designer Whether Chungla was presented at the Conference on global space exploration, held in Beijing. It drew the attention of the publication Space News.

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  • The bowels of an exploding star showed in the video

    An international team of scientists has created a three-dimensional model of the remnant of the star SN 1987A exploded in 1987. It was the closest to the Sun, the supernova since the invention in 1609, Galileo Galilei telescope. In the presented animation shows the structure of the remainder of the star.

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  • Tomatoes were the cause of insect cannibals

    Scientists from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, found that some plants, including tomatoes, secrete substances, causing caterpillars pests to devour each other. To such conclusion researchers have come, watching the larvae of the small scoops placed on the sprayed leaves medeliamonitor turned into cannibals.

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