In November, the index of services PMI from HSBC was 57.1 points!

Takim way, compared with October index fell slightly. In October, he was at 57.3 points, which is the maximum expected growth from May 2011 The value of the claim is less than 50 indicates a decrease of activity in the sector, above this level — about her growth.

New orders in the service sector grew at a slower pace in November, but still the growth rate was among the highest in the last 29 months.

Due to the strong increase in the activity of the company increased the number of jobs at a faster pace.

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Autumn Starfall — Leonids meteor shower

Leonid fireball. Photo: astronet.ru

Autumn meteor shower — a unique cosmic rain will be seen in the night from 17 to 18 November. At this time, will peak Leonid meteor shower, according to "RIA Novosti".

Autumn Starfall — Leonids meteor shower, which began to manifest itself on November 10, is expected to peak on the night of November 18, astronomers predict that at this point in the sky, you will see up to 100 shooting stars per hour, the website of "Astronomy" on Friday.

Leonids can be seen in the sky every year in mid-November, when the Earth

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August meteor shower will peak this weekend

August meteor shower — the Perseids meteor shower will peak activity in the early evening on Sunday, is expected to appear in the sky to 100 "shooting stars" per hour, shows forecast, published on the website of the International Meteor Organization (International Meteor Organization — IMO).

Shooting stars — meteors — are tiny particles of interplanetary matter the size of sand grains to peas. Particles enter the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of about 20 kilometers per second at an altitude of about 130 miles and burned almost instantly, leaving the sky a beautiful bright trace. The glow of some

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In the Moscow region opened a new production processing algae

At the Institute of Protein Research, located in Pushchino (Moscow Region), the opening lines for processing of marine plants for preventive nutrition, said the administration of the Moscow Region.

The organizer of the project — Deputy Director of Information Security Sciences Vyacheslav Owl spoke about the stages of production, and the specifics of the product obtained. It was about the brown algae, and more specifically — Bladder. According to him, in Fucus fucoidan is a polysaccharide polymer that is composed of fructose and some elements of other carbohydrates. This — unique polysaccharide that over the last 20 years has been

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Ground awaiting man-made disasters

26.05.2011

Elena Tkachenko

The next year will increase the risk of man-made disasters. Problems may cause an increase in solar activity, told the head of the Space Research Institute (IKI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences Lev Zeleny. "In 2012, the technological problems can and should be expected — the Sun's activity increases. Statistics is known to us. In Canada, for example, during similar solar flares are really out of order several transformers. Though I do not expect that 2012 will be a way for the Russian- is extreme, monitoring is necessary to keep

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With the new device, scientists have learned to read minds

04.06.2011

George Pulyaevsky

Yes, that's right, the new display of brain activity can identify simple thoughts of the subject. The device is planned to be used for diagnosis of severe cases of Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. In order to create such an interesting, almost paranormal methodology, Michael Grekius of Stanford University in California used universally accessible, functional magnetic resonance imaging. It is with the help of MRI scientist and his colleagues were able to identify the structure of brain activity associated with various mental states.

To carry out its methodology Michael asked 14 volunteers

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Expert advises to pay less attention to magnetic storms

People should pay less attention to solar activity and magnetic storms, to avoid problems with the well-being caused by auto-suggestion, deputy director of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center for Science Gennady Eliseev.

"The activity of the Sun continues, magnetic storms quite regularly, but my opinion — here you need to pay less attention to avoid self-hypnosis" — Elisha said at a news conference at RIA Novosti.

According to him, magnetic storms, of course, affect the operation of electronic equipment, but the scientific evidence of a significant impact on the health and well-being is not enough.

"This may be more due to

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Scientists first learned of the images of thoughts

26.09.2011

Neuroscientists have recreated a dynamic visual image that comes to mind while watching a randomly selected video clips. In the future, this technology will help doctors see on the screen hallucinating patients, and rich eccentrics — to lay out their dreams on YouTube.

Fantastic result was obtained in the University of California at Berkeley subjects showed different clips from YouTube (fragments of films, trailers, etc.), while magnetic resonance imaging recorded in detail the activity of cells in different parts of the visual cortex. With this information, the scientists were able to reconstruct the

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Identified areas of the brain involved in mental time travel

Imaginary walk past almost no different from the memory of one of the real walking, when compared in terms of brain activity. (Illustration from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.)

An international team of neuroscientists has determined which areas of the brain a person uses, making a mental time travel.

"This type of travel can be divided in the form of two separate mental processes: one defined by the events, the characters, the scene, and the other — the time — says one of the authors of Endel Talving (Endel Tulving), representing the University

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Volcanoes are prepared to destroy humanity

06.12.2011

Only in the last two weeks there have been three of the eruption, but the worst to come. Scientists around the world noted a sharp increase in volcanic activity on Earth. Hardly had time to recover from all the dreadful eruption of Eyjafjallajokull that caused the most ambitious since the Second World War, closure of airspace over Europe, as it's time to prepare for new surprises.

Only in the last two weeks was given to know about me as much as three volcanoes in different parts of the world, and this month the

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