China will set in Antarctica two telescopes to study planets and stars BEIJING, 9 Mar — RIA Novosti, Ivan Bulatov. China plans to install at the highest point of Antarctica — Dome Argus, two powerful telescope for studying the stars and planets, told the newspaper “Cazzi daily” academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Cui Canzoni. Point Dome Argus, located in Antarctica at the height 4083 feet above sea level. Point Dome Argus is the Chinese scientific research station “Kunlun”. “The plan to build a 2.5-metre telescope, Kunlun Dark Universe Survey Telescope (KDUST) and five-meter Dome A Terahertz Explorer (DATE5) is important to create your own Observatory of China in Antarctica, which may help to solve scientific problems, including those associated with the origin of life and the emergence of the Universe,” said Tsui Cancun. According to the scientist, the creation of an Observatory in Antarctica will also help China
Media reported on the dismantling of shortwave relays bi-Bi-si in Thailand BANGKOK, Mar 9 — RIA Novosti. The British broadcasting Corporation (bi-Bi-si) takes its shortwave relay station in Thailand and closes the office because of the inability to negotiate with the government about the continuation of the contract for their use, said on Thursday online version of the Bangkok Post. Repeaters shortwave radio, moved to Thailand in 1997 from Hong Kong after the transfer of the former British colony to China, worked in East and South-East Asia. Transmitters are silent from 1 January, as the contract for their usage in Thailand ended with the end of 2016, according to the newspaper “Despite lengthy negotiations, we were not able to agree on the resumption of broadcasting. In this regard, and in connection with existing financial constraints, we regretfully took the decision to close this program”, — reads the statement of the
The U.S. Congress has approved a NASA mission to Mars and Europe The U.S. Congress passed the law establishing NASA policy for the next five years, as well as the Agency’s budget for the 2017 fiscal year, which begins in April. The document is expected to be signed by the President, Donald trump. It is reported by Space News. The house of representatives endorsed the bill on March 7 and the Senate on February 17. NASA’s budget for the 2017 fiscal year is 19.5 billion dollars. The five-year plan provides for the continuation of works on preparation of the mission to Mars (assuming the landing of the astronauts on the planet), which is scheduled for the 2030s year Project ARM (Asteroid Redirect Mission) to transport the fragment of the asteroid into orbit around the moon offered to turn. Congressmen also offer as soon as possible to get rid of dependence
Photo: Wikimedia Commons The day before international women’s day began a tour of the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in the United States. First in Washington he met with Secretary Rex Tillerson, and later went to the Senate, where he sought support from the American establishment. Following the meeting, the Ukrainian Minister believes, said that the United States will continue to support Kiev, and about concessions to Moscow from Washington could not be considered. “MK” asked the experts, what fruit will Klimkin’s visit to the United States, and whether this could affect the U.S. position on Ukraine. The Minister of foreign Affairs “square” Pavlo Klimkin at the meeting with reporters, held after the dialogue with U.S. Secretary of state, did not hide his joy. According to him, Rex Tillerson expressed support for Ukraine and assured that Donald trump will not keep a Pro-Russian policy. “It was a very powerful
Deputy foreign Minister Vladimir Titov Photo: RIA Novosti London awaits the arrival of the first Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Vladimir Titov in the British capital for the preparation of the visit to Moscow of British foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the representative of the British foreign Ministry. “The Minister for Europe and Americas sir Alan Duncan in London will hold talks with first Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Titov. The Ministers will discuss bilateral relations and current international problems ahead of the visit of the foreign Minister of great Britain in Moscow, which will take place in the coming weeks”, — noted in the British foreign office. Earlier media, citing a source reported that Titov will meet with Duncan.
Wikileaks will provide the IT companies with information about the hacker tools of the CIA MOSCOW, 9 Mar — RIA Novosti. The organization WikiLeaks will provide IT companies an exclusive access to information about the hacker tools of the CIA, who was in possession of the site, said the founder of the organization, Julian Assange. “WikiLeaks has a lot more information about what is happening with the program on cyber weapons, so… we decided to work with them (producers) and provide them exclusive access to additional technical detail that we have, so they can develop the necessary measures,” — said Assange. WikiLeaks has published a secret CIA documents, which describe the tools for hacking into computers, mobile phones and televisions. According to the file revealing website, the CIA used a set of secret tools These tools include programs for hacking, viruses and malware, against which not yet developed protective mechanisms.
Iran has tested a new ballistic missile MOSCOW, 9 Mar — RIA Novosti. The Islamic revolutionary guard corps (IRGC) of Iran conducted a test of a new ballistic missile of its own production Hormuz-2 (Ormuz-2), the striking naval targets, Tasnim Agency reports citing the commander of the IRGC Amir Ali Hajizadeh. As the commander, during the recent tests, the missile successfully hit the floating target from a distance of 250 kilometers. Informed the American TV channel Fox News, citing informed sources reported that Iran in early March for the first time in two years, has carried out test launches of two ballistic missiles short range “Fateh-110”. One of the rockets struck a barge stationed in the Gulf of Oman 155 miles (250 km) from the start.
Nearly 50 diplomats from Turkey sought asylum in Switzerland Moscow. 9 Mar. INTERFAX.RU Turkish diplomats have written to the Swiss authorities a request for granting the right to asylum, reported Thursday on the website of the German newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, which refers to data of the Turkish authorities. In the list released by the Turkish foreign Minister, said that the shelter has requested 48 diplomats. Among diplomats in particular is the Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy in Bern, which Ankara accused of supporting living in the United States opposition Turkish theologian Fethullah gülen Names and positions of other diplomats have not been announced.
© Anton novoderezhkin/TASS MOSCOW, March 9. /TASS/. Vice-speaker of the state Duma Irina Yarovaya (“United Russia”) presented today the draft law on criminal liability for declination of minors to suicide and bringing them to suicide, the maximum penalty in the case of multiple offenses by these regulations may be 12 years imprisonment.
© Gennady Homeland/TASS MOSCOW, March 9. /TASS/. Beginning of deployment of U.S. missile defense systems THAAD in South Korea could trigger a race for missile weapons and destroy strategic stability in the Asia-Pacific region (APR).