Speed Swallows replace the old green train

Trains "Swallow", developed on the technical platform of the German train "Desire," will appear in Russia by the end of 2014. They will carry passengers in the Suburban at the Centre and in the South of Russia.

The joint venture for the production of these trains will be created with the participation of the concern "Siemens AG" group "Ekaterinburg" and LLC "Aeroexpress" in 2011. According to the agreement, "Swallows" will be built at the Ural Plant of Railway Engineering (part of "Ekaterinburg") in Yekaterinburg. The volume of investments in the production of electric trains "Swallow" in Russia

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Tropical cyclone Barbara threatens Mexico

May 29, 2013. Off the coast of Mexico, in the eastern Pacific Ocean, was born a tropical cyclone. He was immediately given the name "Barbara".

According to the National Center for monitoring hurricanes, located in Miami, while "Barbara" is in place. Center of the cyclone is 233 kilometers to the southeast of the Mexican city of Salina Cruz. Wind speed at the center already is 64 km / h (18 m / sec).

Forecasters reported that "Barbara" is about to start its move to the coast of Mexico. According to the calculations of weather forecasters, the cyclone, moving north

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SKB Ukrelectromash expands the range of engines for the shipbuilding industry

Special Design Bureau (SDB) "Ukrelectromash", a leading developer of Ukraine in general and special electric motors for small and medium altitudes, a member of the Industrial Group UPEC, started the production of induction motors DMNA250S2 power of 75 kW.

 

Engines DMNA250S2 refer to a series of offshore, low noise and induction motors are designed for marine applications in unlimited navigation area as drives for ship machinery, particularly pumps. "The new engines SKB in its technical characteristics are superior to currently produced counterparts from other manufacturers — Motors AN92-2-2 ANU92 domestic production — says CEO of

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Layered democracy double standards

Continuing the theme

British newspaper Guardian revealed the name of the former CIA officer who provided data on the electronic surveillance, that American intelligence services are for users of the site of the largest Internet companies and social networks.

According to the publication, the source of "the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. history," was 29-year-old Edward Snowden. In the past he was a member of the technical services of the CIA and the last four years working for the National Security Agency in the United States as an employee of various contractual companies, including Booz Allen Hamilton and Dell.

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In Australia, the number of earthquakes

September 11, 2013. Scientists in Victoria trying to understand the reasons for the increase of earthquakes in the region of Gippsland. Seismologists describe the area as a hot spot of earthquakes. Prior to 2009, there was recorded a total of 50 earthquakes, but since then has 700.

A particularly high number of tremors observed area between Latrobe Valley and the coastline Gippsland. Local people also want to know why, in recent time, the land under their feet more often shakes. According to Gary Gibsona from the University of Melbourne, there are other areas which are active from a geological point

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At least four people were killed in a storm in the U.S.

June 15, 2013. At least four people were killed in a severe storm that hit the state of North Carolina.

According to the Associated Press, due to strong winds fell trees, power lines were cut off. Tens of thousands of people were left without electricity.

Recall, on the eve of a great storm that hit Chicago, left without electricity for nearly 25,000 people and led to the cancellation of 400 flights at the international airport.

Because of hail the size of a tennis ball and strong winds fell trees, power lines were cut off.

According to police, no one was

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Named the city, which can be destroyed by earthquakes

According to the Italian edition of La Repubblica, a scientist Roger Baylhem the University of California, USA, from the analysis of the latest seismic activity of the earth's crust, noted on the world map of the city, which can be destroyed by a major earthquake in the next 40 years.

The list of cities that may soon not be hit heavily populated metropolises such as Tehran, Istanbul, Kathmandu, Karachi. In Europe, the risk of earthquakes prone to Lisbon, Athens, Messina. The strength of earthquakes in these cities can reach 7 on the Richter scale.

Especially scientist highlights the danger gas

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IBM Corporation in the United States has cut 1,300 staff

The world's largest provider of computer services to multinational IBM as part of a global restructuring has reduced this week, according to the organization Alliance @ IBM, 1,300 employees in the United States.

Alliance @ IBM, which is part of the union Communications Workers of America, says that among the laid-off employees was 222 units of marketing software and 165 people from the research department to develop semiconductor components. The decision to restructure was made after the April results of the first quarter.

Coordinator of the Trade Union Alliance @ IBM Conrad Lee

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Syria deploys ‘Beech’

Syria has deployed on the border with Lebanon, two anti-aircraft missile systems SA-17 (NATO designation systems "Buk-M1-2") in Russia.

SAM "Buk-M2E"

Over the past year, Syria has received several systems "Buk" by the contract signed two years ago.

According to the database the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in 2011, Russia supplied Syria eight systems "Buk-M2E" and 160 anti-aircraft missiles 9M317 complexes 9K37 ("Buk-M1-2") and 9K40 ("Buk-M2E ").

According to the blog BMPD, in 2007, "Rosoboronexport" and Syria signed a deal for the supply of several battalions of air defense missile systems "Buk-M2E". The deal amounted to about

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The worst drought in the history of Africa — the handiwork of the West

June 11, 2013. According to the findings of a study published in the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters, the most severe drought in the history of Africa was not caused by excessive overgrazing by livestock, and even inefficient use of land. The real reason — air pollution Western countries.

During the period from 1970 to 1990 in Africa, a severe drought prevailed. Millions of people starved continent, hundreds of thousands of people have died … In order to prevent the recurrence of such disasters, scientists are looking for the answer to the question of what caused the African

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