Time magazine referred five best military inventions in 2010

South American Time magazine published a list of 50 best inventions 2010, in which hit and 5 military innovations. More successful military inventions of the year the magazine has recognized the device to defeat improvised bombs, the exoskeleton of the last generation, non-hazardous explosives, film booking walls and hypersonic missile.

Device for the defeat of improvised bombs already used by South American military in Afghanistan. It is intended to facilitate the work of engineers at defusing explosive devices. Apparatus, Made by Sandia National Laboratories, is a tank of water, which is set in a small explosive charge. Upon initiation

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Dirty air shortens the life of the EU citizen for 8 months — report

Air pollution in European cities shortens the life of their residents by an average of eight months, and in the most disadvantaged areas — for nearly two years, the report, presented on Monday by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

As experts agency, despite the fact that, in recent decades, the EU managed to significantly reduce harmful emissions and improve urban air quality in some regions, particularly in Eastern Europe, the problems of pollution of the atmosphere remain.

"In many countries (EU) air pollution is still above the legal limit and recommendations regulatory authorities, aimed at protecting the health of EU

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Emergency mode introduced in 8 districts of the Chelyabinsk region due to drought

Mode due to the drought emergency declared in eight districts of the Chelyabinsk region, told the Chelyabinsk Region Governor Mikhail Yurevich in his microblog on Twitter.

"To charge the Ministry of Agriculture to organize help farmers affected by the drought. Emergency mode already in eight districts, two more are preparing to announce. Help assume deferred loan and leasing, in obtaining federal funds. Verify the effectiveness of crop insurance," — wrote Yurevich.

There was severe drought in Chelyabinsk region in 2010. Since the beginning of June 2010 stood in the hot weather — plus 30-35 degrees, mostly without rain, little wind

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AIDS in Minsk this year died 9 people

Society The diagnosis of "AIDS" Ming physicians in 2010 put 28 people in Minsk, of which 9 died.

About This was reported at a press conference Wednesday, Head of Department of HIV / AIDS of the Minsk City Centre of Hygiene and Epidemiology Marina Varaksa.

She said that the total number of AIDS cases in the period of statistical observation in Minsk is 150 people, of whom 83 have died, reports Interfax.

The total number of reported cases of HIV in Minsk on November 1, 2010 was 1611, out of this number, 553 women and 1058 men. As a result

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MES: fires this summer in Moscow was 9 times less than the previous

The number of wildfires in the Moscow region this summer declined compared to last year, about nine times, told reporters on Thursday the head of the regional GUMCHS Igor Panin.

"There is a positive trend in all directions. If we take the natural fires, but this year there were 57 fires, and in the past — 452" — said Panin.

He stressed that the conclusions were drawn from the "bitter experience of 2010", organized by the close cooperation in emergency management system "with all his colleagues, especially foresters." Every day this year, seven aircraft conducting reconnaissance forests.

Heat wave and

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Open letter to the Russian elite

Gentlemen "elitist"! Government officials at all levels and corrupt big business! Ministers, heads of departments, the generals of all arms, prostitute figures intellectuals, military leaders "Arbat Military District" and other "warmed glory!"

We know that you regularly browse NSN "Wends", and we have to not only indirect but also direct evidence (reprint in government media, quotes in your speech and writing, etc.) Therefore decided to appeal to you personally.

Although you lighten up, trying to pose as a riddle of the Sphinx (no inflation or denomination, buy a stock with a lag of deviation …), to understand your shallow

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Moscow regional foresters planted 20 thousand saplings

Foresters Moscow area planted 20,000 trees as part of the nationwide "Live forest", which was held on Saturday, according to the press service of the Forestry Committee of the Moscow region.

"The main field of action was in 2010 burnt forest area of nearly 5.5 acres on the border of the Resurrection and Yegoryevsk area near the village of phosphate. When planting involve new for the Moscow region technological solutions. Planting material used was a closed root system and a special tree planting pipe" — said.

According to forestry experts, a new method of planting provides better survival of plants,

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Pensions in Belarus at 2.3 times the subsistence wage for pensioners

January 17, Minsk / Correspondent. Learned /. In Belarus, the average size of pensions assigned the labor, employment and social protection, in December last year amounted to Br584, 7 thousand, BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee.

This 2.3-fold increase over the cost of living for pensioners (in accordance with the Council of Ministers of the BPM for pensioners in prices in September 2010, based on one month from 1 November 2010 to 31 January 2011, the amounts to Br252, 2 thousand) .

The average size of old-age pension in December 2010 amounted to Br612, one thousand, disability — Br532,

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prisoners, November 2010

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Autukhovich

Entrepreneur of Vawkavysk Autukhovich and former military Vladimir Osipenko, who were accused of plotting a terrorist act against senior officials of his guilt in court is not recognized and stated that they are being persecuted for anti-corruption activities. Both were arrested on 8 February 2009. Autukhovich was sentenced to 5 years 2 months imprisonment for illegal possession of ammunition, Vladimir Osipenko to 3 years before the illegal circulation of weapons. Mikhail Kozlov, who was also convicted in the the case, in August was released under an amnesty after a year of arrest.

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Emissions of carbon monoxide from fires in 2012 exceeded the level of 2010

Emissions of carbon monoxide from wildfires in Russia in 2012, more than double the rate of the anomalous 2010, reaching 48 million tons, said the NASA Earth Observatory.

According to the report, the expert of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) U.S. Vidinmayer Christine (Christine Wiedinmyer) developed a model calculation of CO based on MODIS radiometers on American satellites "Terra" and "Aqua" and information about forest cover area.

Carbon monoxide CO is produced by incomplete combustion of organic matter — it is believed that natural fires account for about half of the total volume of its emissions. Vidinmayer used

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