In Focus — Hummer

Despite high purchase prices, the Hummer is gaining popularity with private owners

The American Hummer, or High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) to be more accurate, has been operating with various armies right around the world for many years now, with many thousands of them currently in service and seeing active duty in hotspots such as the Gulf Wars 1 and 2, Bosnia, Iraq, and more recently Afghanistan, but when the first examples rolled off the production line in 1985, not everyone expected the Hummer to still be in such widespread use nearly three decades later following a troubled and

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Syndicate Wittur: it goes to the production of environmentally friendly products


Since the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the environmental aspect is drawn to the spotlight — both in terms of individual activities, and in terms of the economic activity of the companies. A responsible approach to our precious energy resources — one of the biggest challenges of the coming decades and future generations. The ecological balance is quite substantial role of civil construction, not only the thermal insulation, heating, air conditioning and lighting, and elevators that consume the building to 3-8% of energy. If we consider that the world operates 8.5 million elevators and due to population

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Electronic key

The numerical code automatic lock — the most common in the Russian system of interval traffic control. The systems are equipped with automatic block system of more than 62 thousand of railways, 80% of them are equipped with self-locking numeric code. The numerical code automatic lock-numeric code is supplied to the rail line through contact relay transmitter T. In order to reduce the wear and tear of the relay contacts and contactless encoding control track circuits used power electronic key device. One such device is a non-contact switch current TUC.

To control the parameters of elements of the

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In Detail

Bold and adventurous or painstakingly intricate, weaving a story into the fabric of an interior is a technique stretching back centuries. From metallic tiles to experiments with digital printing, Annie Reid investigates a number of recent projects in which the devil is in the detail.


Queensland-based design firm, COOP Creative, uses bold wallpaper selections in many of its designs. “Right now, wallpaper designs tend to be more graphic, with many wallpapers being more experimental with proportion and scale,” says senior interior designer, Katherina Sparti.

For the refit of a barrister’s office in the Brisbane legal precinct, COOP applied the

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Strength mysli.Stiven Hawking.

At twenty-one he was diagnosed, that sounded like a death sentence. Doctors gave the talented graduate student at Cambridge no more than two or three years of life.

Since then, half a century has passed, and Stephen Hawking not only continues to struggle with a terrible disease, but also became one of the most famous scientists of our time. His contributions to theoretical physics is hard to overestimate, and way of life Hawking and the power of his spirit can cause extremely admirable.

HOSTAGE own body

Steven was born on January 8, 1942, becoming the first child of Frank and

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In conversation with Mohsen Mostafavi.

Prashanta Bhat speaks to architect and educator Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design. Mostafavi also chairs the North American jury of the Holcim Foundation Awards for Sustainable Construction and is a consultant on a number of international architectural and urban projects.

How would you comment on the present development scenario of India? How similar and how different it is from the other world cities in context of the idea of urbanism?

In many ways, the nature of the Indian cities is radically different from many other cities

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Network Model

Wires: today they are everywhere. At the poles, underground, under water. Without them, they can not long do most computers, phones, smartphones … And more recently, cable is provided with some models. Among them are now Porsche Panamera.

No, experts Porsche is not converted into electric trolley car. The power plant is a hybrid: a gasoline engine plus electric. Why then the wire? Charge the batteries!

The first modification of the hybrid Porsche Panamera — S Hybrid — there was a couple of years ago. The model has an extremely competitive performance. Power plant — a 400 hp, acceleration to

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Powerplant modern tanks

As reported in the foreign press in recent years, the Army major NATO countries heavily equipped with tanks of the third post-war generation

(Ml, «Leopard» 2, «Challenger»), which have better mobility than previous generation tanks (M60, «Leopard» 1, «Chieftain»). It is believed that the high mobility is largely due to the use of sufficiently good power plants, is a complex that includes the engine and maintain the system.

The engine of the modern tank, according to foreign experts, should be to provide a high power density of the machine, have small size and weight, be reliable enough when working in

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In Black & White

An artist-couple’s abode gets a dose of black here, a dash of white there, and lots of open spaces for the kids to run around in.

Homeowner Tanya Escaler-Rivierre loves layering black on black and white on white. In the lanai’s living area, texture, form, and patterns— as seen in the sofas, area rug, throw pillows, and side tables—help distinguish each piece from each other despite the singular tone. “This is my favorite room in the house,” she says. “It has the most pieces, and it’s also where most of our art is, and shows it has a lot of

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Serena Williams

Who in today’s sports chief? Lebron James? Michael Phelps? I beg you. Forget about this weakling. Serena Williams. That it runs in women’s tennis, Kim Jong-un North Korea: ruthlessly, sometimes comical, a little lazy and occasionally suffering from a split personality.

Some facts. Serena — the number one tennis player in the world. Maria Sharapova — tennis number two. Sharapova -high white blonde, thanks to what) ‘she earns from advertising more money than black, beautiful and folded like a monster SUV Williams. For nine years, Sharapova has never won against Serena. Think about it. Nine years ago, on hearing it

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