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  • The experts examined with human orientation in space

    Experts have identified the minimum value of the acceleration of gravity required the astronauts to correctly determine its orientation in space. For their research assistants used a centrifuge provided by the European space Agency, as well as observations of the astronauts on Board the ISS.

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  • Scientists have proposed a new method for predicting solar cycles

    American scientists have found new markers for tracking changes in solar activity. Small, but bright spots on the Sun's surface will allow specialists to monitor the evolution of magnetic fields inside the Sun. According to them, the average cycle length is 19 years and ranging from 16 to 21 years old.

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  • The largest land dinosaur was named in honor unsinkable battleship

    Scientists have described a supermassive dinosaur grelnotes (Dreadnoughtus schrani), named after the giant war ships at the beginning of the XX century. Paleontologists have been able to accurately determine the length and body weight: grelnotes was the largest dinosaur planet, the amount of which is not in doubt (26 meters in length, weight 65 tons).

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  • Microsoft announced smartphones for "salfi and work on Skype

    Microsoft announced smartphones Lumia 730 Dual SIM, 735 and 830, high resolution front-facing camera and pre-installed software for sending photos to the cloud OneDrive. Announced devices running the operating system Windows Phone 8.1 with the addition Lumia Denim.

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  • Scientists have proposed to blow up the bacteria by using nanoparticles

    Physicists and chemists have proposed a new method for the destruction of bacterial cells. According to experts, you can blow them up with the help of special nanoparticles. To do this, scientists have proposed to add to the fullerenes (balibali) - special allotropic modifications of carbon - dioxide molecules of nitrogen.

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  • Dormice will send into space

    Considering sending in the space of the new party animals. This time the subjects may become rodents Sony. In earth orbit intended to explore the hibernation of animals. Last mission of the project "Foton-M". ended with the death of other animals like geckos.

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  • With dinosaurs took the blame for forcing mammals to nocturnal

    Many of the ancestors of mammals - synapsid Permian - had eyes, "configured" at night. To such conclusion scientists have surveyed the scleral ring (the layer of small stones in the wall of the eye) synapsid. These bones help to determine the shape and size of the eye and to calculate the sensitivity of the eye.

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  • Found a new "longevity gene"

    Spanish scientists have performed sequencing eczema (the coding regions of the genome) three centenarians and found they have a rare mutation in the apolipoprotein B. the Protein encoded by this gene, causing accumulation of "bad cholesterol" on the walls of blood Zocodover, in particular, leads to atherosclerosis.

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  • Scientists have called the number all the lakes of the Earth

    Estonian and Swedish scientists first conducted a count of all lakes in the world - they were about 117 million, and they cover about 4 percent of the Earth's surface (the subglacial lakes of Greenland and Antarctica were not taken into account). The total length of the shores of lakes 250 times the length of the equator.

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  • Apple fans got in line for the still-unannounced iPhone

    Apple fans lined up at the flagship Apple store in new York to be the first to buy new devices - presumably the iPhone 6, Apple has not even announced. Apple will hold the presentation of news on 9 September, but, according to media reports, the sale of smartphones will be available no earlier than September 19.

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  • The ashes of the Russian astronomer century later transported from Dresden in Kazan

    The ashes of the Russian scientist Vasily Pavlovich Engelhardt, according to his spiritual Testament, returned to Russia from Germany, where he was buried in 1915. September 2, the coffin with the remains of the scientist was extracted from the grave and taken to the airport. The arrival of the aircraft in Kazan is expected on the morning of 4 September.

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  • The Apple brand was estimated at 117 billion dollars

    Apple owns the most expensive brand in the world, which is about 117 billion dollars. The closest pursuer Apple is Google, whose brand was estimated at 107 billion dollars. The ten companies with the most expensive brands in the world, six belong to the technology sector.

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  • Europe plans to abandon the "Unions"

    The European Commission and the European space Agency intend to renounce the use of carrier rockets "Soyuz" for orbiting satellites Galileo. Possible reasons - the high accident rate in the Russian rocket and space technology, as well as the situation in Ukraine.

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  • Home to our galaxy became a huge supercluster "Immeasurable heavens"

    Astrophysics from the USA, France and Israel have built a map of the local Universe. New research has allowed scientists to find the limits of the supercluster, which scientists have named "the Immeasurable heavens". To build a map of the researchers used Cosmicflows-2 - the world's largest directory of movements of galaxies.

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  • Scientists have recreated the conditions of the atmosphere of ancient Earth

    The astrobiologists from the UK and USA with the support of NASA studied the chemical composition of the Archean atmosphere. Experts investigated the migration route of sulfur isotopes: their content in the atmosphere and soil, as well as changes in the concentration of the element over time, and compared them with modern data.

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  • Samsung showed a virtual reality helmet

    Korean Telecom equipment manufacturer Samsung showed a new helmet virtual reality VR Gear. In addition, the company introduced tablet Galaxy Note 4 with screen resolution Quad HD (2560 by 1440 pixels) and a device with a curved screen.

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  • Space Gecko killed cold and hunger

    Experts continue to put forward a different version of the death of geckos in the capsule satellite Foton-M No. 4. According to the head of the experiment, researcher of the Institute of human morphology Sergey Savelyev, they died for a day and a half before landing the product due to the pressure jump.

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  • Fukushima has had a negligible effect on California

    Physics is not found in the Berkeley visible traces of radiation from the accident at the nuclear plant in Fukushima. Scientists took samples of precipitation in the area of University housing in Berkeley. In the analyses, the experts found no noticeable traces of the decay of cesium-134, cesium-137 and iodine-131.

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  • Acer unlocked mobile program of the exhibition IFA-2014

    Acer has announced laptops, tablets and smartphones that support proprietary technology BYOC (Build Your Own Cloud, build your own cloud), which enables the selected device to turn into a cloud storage and access to files, music and movies in which there will be other devices.

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