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On the night of December 16, will appear in the sky, the brightest comet

Space

MOSCOW, Dec. 12 — RIA Novosti. Record bright comet may appear in the sky at the end of this week: on the night of 15 to 16 December Comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) should reach maximum brightness and becomes brighter the brightest planets, if not destroyed during the approach to the Sun, told RIA Novosti The Observatory "Ka-Dar" Stanislav Short.

Comet C/2011 W3 was discovered Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy (Terry Lovejoy) on November 27. Initially, he thought that a spot in the pictures — defect in the image, but it will appear the following days. Then observations confirmed the

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6.8 earthquake in northern Taiwan

Earthquake

Magnitude 6.8 (Preliminary magnitude — Update expected within 15 minutes) Date-Time Tuesday, November 08, 2011 at 02:59:08 UTC Tuesday, November 08, 2011 at 11:59:08 AM at epicenter Location 27.200 ° N, 125.800 ° E Depth 222 km (138.0 miles) set by location program Region NORTHEAST OF TAIWAN Distances 218 km (136 miles) WNW (302 °) from Naha, Okinawa, Japan 350 km (218 miles) NNE (27 °) from Ishigaki-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan 487 km (302 miles) ENE (60 °) from T'AI-PEI, Taiwan 1151 km (715 miles) S (186 °) from SEOUL, South Korea Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available Parameters

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Russian universities have risen in the ranking of QS

A number of Russian universities have risen in the ranking of the leading educational institutions in the world (QS World University Rankings 2012), and the Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University, by contrast, fell down a few points, said Tuesday Zoya Zaitseva, QS regional director for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia .

Of the rating used six main evaluation criteria: reputation in the academic world, the citation of publications of the university, the ratio of the number of teachers and students, the ratio of graduates to employers, as well as the relative

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In China, the drought continues. Photo

Drought

Drought in China. January 2011. Photo from kanzhongguo.com

17.01.11.Devyat provinces and cities in the east and north-east China to varying degrees covered by drought.

Among them, Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Shanxi, Jiangsu, Anhui and Hubei provinces and cities of Beijing and Tyanztsin. In the provinces of Shandong and Henan drought reached moderate to severe degree, and in the central part of Henan Province — particularly strongly, write Chinese media.

According to weather forecasts, in the next ten days, rainfall in these areas is expected.

 

The Epoch Times

 

Drought in China. January 2011. Photo

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Russian airlines have increased in 2012, carrying passengers by 15.4% to 74,015,000 people

Russian air passenger traffic, according to preliminary data, increased in January-December 2012 compared with the same period in the previous year by 17.3 percent to 195.665 billion passenger-kilometers. In 2011, the figure was 166.759 billion passenger-kilometers, according to the materials Rosaviation.

In 2012 Russian airlines carried 74,015,000 passengers, which is 15.4 percent higher than in 2011 / 64,121,000 passengers /.

The passenger load factor in January-December 2012 increased by 1.1 percentage points to 78.3 percent.

In December 2012 Russian air transport of passengers increased by 16.3 percent to 5.376 million, compared with December

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Russian wheat has found a new market — Iraq

 Photo source:all-biz.info

According to official sources, in the last tender Iraqi Grains Council (Iraqi Grain Board) has purchased 50 tonnes of wheat of Russian origin. The cost of corn was $ 265 per tonne on terms FOB, reported IA "APK-Inform".

In early June 2011 the Iraqi Grains Council announced its willingness to buy Russian wheat in their tenders. In particular, the state operator of the Middle Eastern country plans to buy before the end of 2011 about 1 million tons of high-protein grain. In this case, the total export potential of Russia in the agricultural season of

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Powerful explosion in the crater of the volcano Sakurajima August 28. Video

Volcanoes

28.08.11.Yaponsky volcano Sakurajima is active now, but large explosions from the caldera like this are very redki.Vy can clearly see the flow of flying rocks, ash and lava for several thousand feet in the air.

Below is a road but it all went well, the Nemenov a big bang can be opasnost.Eto happened today August 28, 2011 in the morning Japan time.

Uploaded by dutchsinse, date: 27.08.2011

Reference from Wikipedia:

Sakurajima (Jap.??) — The current stratovolcano located on the same island near Kyushu in the Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima. Until 1914, Sakurajima was an island, but it

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Russian videoconferencing reached the Australian gold

In a completely uncharacteristic for domestic suppliers of the region — Australia — Russia's gold miners are the video conferencing. Developers VCS expects that in 2012 one-fifth of their revenue form the projects abroad.

Australian mining company Paddington Gold extended until the end of 2012 the licenses of the software, and technical support contracts with Russian developer of video conferencing systems TrueConf (formerly "VideoPort"). According to CNews Director of Marketing Lev Yakupov, we are talking about a small video server licensing in the local corporate network, allowing at the same time to communicate from 9 meeting rooms.

Interestingly

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Mystical tornado on the ruins of Phaistos. Video

Element

July 11, 2011 on the Greek island of Crete, I was able to completely remove the mystery from the ruins of the ancient smerchik Minoan palace Phaistos.

In no wind it originated in the sacrificial circle and began to wander through the ruins. As soon as my daughter and I would be interested if I were inside a tornado, he turned to us and we went through.

Videos uploaded to YouTube by user Didalek, Date: 26/07/2011

The Russian nuclear industry has made a convincing step forward

Improving the safety of existing and construction of new nuclear power plants, the positive economic indicators, the development of the nuclear fleet — these areas of the State Corporation "Rosatom" experts call among the most successful in 2011.

 Photo source:itar-tass.com

"As shown in 2011, the Russian nuclear industry has managed to withstand the blow dealt by the world nuclear industry accident at the Japanese nuclear power plant" Fukushima ". Proof of the competitiveness of Russian nuclear technology was the official opening of the nuclear power plant in Iran, the construction of which was brought to an end, despite all

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