Ukraine ranked 42 in the ranking of innovation

In the ranking of the 50 most innovative countries in the world, compiled by Bloomberg, Ukraine was placed on the 42 position. On the 41st position was Greece, on the 43rd — Bulgaria.

Ratings were based on several factors: the concentration of high-tech industry and labor productivity, the level of education and patenting activity.

By the level of research intensity Ukraine got 37th place, and productivity — 69, the concentration of high-tech — 47, the number of scientists — 39, industry performance — 34, education — 6, and patent activity — 17.

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Arrive in Minsk new head of the OSCE office

The venue chosen not the case — particularly in Finland This year acting as the Chairman of this international organization. As told our Radio Foreign Ministry of Belarus, "the consultations will discuss a wide range of issues of OSCE 2008, including the reform of the organization and increase its effectiveness. " Incidentally, in the 16 hours in Minsk awaiting the arrival of the new head office of the OSCE in Belarus German diplomat Hans-Johann Schmidt. It will change in this position the former manager of the Minsk office — Ake Peterson.The OSCE is one of the largest international organizations, which

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FUND ADVANCED RESEARCH IN DEFENSE TO BE ESTABLISHED IN RUSSIA

The Federation Council approved on Wednesday the law «About the Fund promising research» — South American analogue DARPA (Agency promising research U.S. Department of Defense).   Fund is created in the form of a non-profit organization to promote the implementation of the research and development in the interests of national defense and security, which are associated with the highest risk for qualitatively new results merit in the military-technical, technological and socio-economic spheres.   Controls will fund board of trustees as the supreme governing body, the Board and CEO.   Rights to results of intellectual activity, made in the implementation of

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R.Yakovlevsky: Who is missing, wrong

His staff organized a huge number of visits to Poland Belarusian entrepreneurs, helping business people of both countries to establish contacts. But in a short time, this activity is almost over.International observer Roman Jacob in an interview with "Freedom" notes:"At recent years affairs of Minsk and Warsaw for various reasons, first, conflict with the Union of Belarusian Poles, defected, so to speak in a cool condition.But the arrival of Ambassador Henryk Litwin through year after its purpose was the first sign of change in these relations. A resumption of the trading department — is another sign.And then very principle noted

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What is the effectiveness of the opposition?

This year was rich in the opposition campaign. Advice on how you can find the effectiveness of the Belarusian opposition? How to evaluate the results of its work in 2007? Members: the chairman of the Joint civilian Party Anatoly Lebedko and methodological Matskevich.Aspects of efficiencyValery Karbalevich: "The Congress of the BPF Party, which took place not so long ago, updated the question that has long been present on the agenda of a day or the political life of the country: to determine which aspects of the effectiveness of the opposition. In democratic countries, this issue is clear. There for such

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Act disk imaging will not touch the media and the web

By As the last, number of articles was reduced from 58 to 44. Experts said very principled that the activities of this law will not apply to the media, it is spelled out in paragraph 3 of Article 2 of the Act: "The Act does not apply to public affairs connected with the activities of the media and protection of disk imaging as an object of intellectual affiliation." Minister of Communications and Informatization of Belarus Nikolai Pantelei twice stressed that acts of this law does not apply and on the Web. The text of the bill the word "Web" is

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Scientists note increased volcanic activity over the past 50 years

The frequency of eruptions of volcanoes on Earth over the past half-century has increased significantly, the planet has entered a period of increased seismic and volcanic activity, said chief researcher at the Institute of Physics of the Earth named Schmidt, volcanologist Arthur Saltykovsky.

"Statistics … indicates that the last time since the middle of last century and the beginning of century, volcanic activity has increased markedly," — said the scientist during an online conference on the site of the newspaper "Moskovsky Komsomolets".

According to him, the increase in the number of eruptions can be "linked to the overall activity

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A new volcanic island has appeared in the Red Sea

A new volcanic island has appeared in the Red Sea Natural Disasters

Close to the western islands of Yemen has been a slight underwater volcanic eruption, the emergence of a new island. The appearance of these islands is not uncommon. Many of them disappear in a few years. According to satellite images, a new area of land half a mile in diameter, was found 500 meters north of the island Ruggedo.

December 21, 2011, 12 kilometers from the volcanic island of Jabal al-Zubair was recorded smoke. Already on 23 December on satellite images at the same place was found a

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Italy: Off the coast of Lazio recorded a fresh eruption of the volcano mini-

September 29, 2013. All the evidence points to the fact that just west of Rome, capital of Italy, a distance of about 100 meters from the seaside city of Fiumicino, recently, a new volcanic valve. About a day ago, he started his activity with the discharge gas to the surface and sand mixture.

After the first reports about the appearance of the valve-fumaroles on the scene checked out by specialists from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, appeared to inspect the center of volcanic activity and try to predict its future behavior. While experts can not say

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Volcanic activity on the Greek island

Volcanic activity on the Greek island of Danger Zone

On one of the Greek islands of Santorini (also known as Thera or Thira) notes the increasing volcanic activity. More than 20 monitoring stations indicate that the caldera woke rapidly deformed.

"After decades of low activity, in January 2012, by a series of aftershocks followed the deformation of the caldera, and the equipment in the northern part of the island moved by 5-9 centimeters. Magma chamber is full, so the activity of the volcano is closely watched, "- said Andrew Newman, one of the researchers.

The last eruption of Santorini was

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