Наука и техника

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  • Scientists have found a way twice cheaper flights to Mars

    American scientists have proposed to use bacteria for synthesizing fuel, food and medicines needed in long-term flights to Mars and other planets of the solar system. Technology of synthetic biology will allow us to radically reduce the amount of cargo necessary for such missions.

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  • Rosetta saw the dark side of the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

    Spacecraft Rosetta received a satisfactory image darkened the South side of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The study of this side of the comet is particularly important because it is the most intensively leaves the matter is, when the object most closely approaches the Sun.

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  • Neuroscientists have created a Ghost in the laboratory

    Swiss scientists have uncovered neurophysiological roots of the phenomenon of ghosts. It turns out that the feeling of being close to someone invisible beings associated with the distortions of sensory-motor signals in the brain. Such signals are involved in the formation of self-consciousness, gathering information about his movements and the location of the body.

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  • Bats learned to stop sonar each other

    Competition for prey with hundreds of thousands of fellow flock of bats learned to stop sonar each other. When the Mexican Buldakova bat hears that her competitor flies to the game, it begins to emit a special signal which does not give other individuals to navigate.

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  • In the testes found the most unique human proteins

    The greatest number of different proteins in the human body are produced in the testes (male reproductive organs) - 999 pieces. The brain, for comparison, produces only 318 unique proteins. This is just one of the unexpected discoveries made during the last Atlas of human proteins.

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  • Editing documents in Office mobile was free

    Microsoft introduced a full-featured Office application for iPhone and Android tablets. In addition, the company is allowed to create and edit documents in Office for iPhone, iPad and Android-tablets - formerly iPad owners could only view the documents free of charge.

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  • Astrophysics witnessed the birth of planets in young stars

    Astronomers have the image of a star H Tauri. It is surrounded by a ring of dust, details of which are obtained by astronomers picture allows you to see all the details. The protoplanetary disk has a series of concentric rings separated by voids. This may indicate the formation of planets around stars.

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  • Women were more sensitive to smells

    An international team of scientists studied the olfactory sensitivity of 18 people of both sexes and came to the conclusion that the nose women more sensitive than men's. Specialists worked with seven men and 11 women. Women were a larger number of nerve cells 16.2 million versus 92 million men.

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  • The ISS will go snowman from "Cold heart"

    The crew of a new expedition to the ISS as a mascot and indicator of weightlessness selected soft toy from the cartoon "the Cold heart". Commander Anton Shkaplerov, together with Italian, Samantha Cristoforetti and American Terry Virtcom 24 November 2014 and plans to go to the ISS.

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  • The beaks of hummingbirds were any sharp weapons

    Hummingbirds use their beaks not only to extract nectar from flowers, but also as weapons - they pierce the throat of the male competitors. Characteristic strength and elongation bill becomes only the males reach sexual maturity. The longer and sharper beaks, the easier birds to stake out a territory.

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  • Desktop computers continued to lose ground on the Russian market

    The share of desktop computers purchased in Russian families home computer technology over the past 4.5 years has decreased by 12.6 percentage points and as of the first half amounted to 40.3 percent. At the same time, the share of laptops purchased by the Russians, during the same period increased from 33 to 39.1 percent.

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  • Russian-Ukrainian rocket "Dnepr launched from Baikonur Clear

    Rocket "Dnepr" Russian-Ukrainian production started in the morning of 6 November from Baikonur Clear in the Orenburg region. The rocket successfully launched into orbit satellite ASNARO, and another four microsatellite. Modernization of the company Kosmotras, which is a joint project between Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

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  • Approved primary and back-up of a new expedition to the ISS

    The main and backup crews of the new expedition to the International space station have successfully passed the qualifying exams. The state Commission approved a core crew of Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, European astronaut Samantha, Cristoforetti and NASA astronaut Terry Verts.

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  • A special form of eggs helped the birds to survive the dinosaurs

    Due to the shape of their eggs, the birds were able to survive after a global catastrophe that destroyed their relatives, the dinosaurs. Probably all living species are descendants of one of the groups of birds that survived the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction, suggested paleontologists.

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