A seal’s whiskers help to create new sensors for vehicles

A seal’s whiskers help to create new sensors for vehicles Military researchers are studying the structure and principles of seal whiskers. Experts from the scientific laboratories of the research center of submarine warfare, the US Navy began studies of vibrissa pinnipeds — seals and walruses. As reported Military.com scientists believe that understanding the device working principle of the seal whiskers, with which they can feel a fish at quite a distance and even to determine its size, you can create new high-precision passive sensors for ships and submarines. Seals, the basis of the diet is fish, hunt it, using whiskers as a kind of sensor: mustache catch even slight movements of water, for example, occur when the fish is passing through the gills. Using the vibrissa seals and walruses can be hunted both day and night, and even in murky waters with almost zero visibility. The base of the vibrissa

A river in New Zealand has endowed human rights

A river in New Zealand has endowed human rights The Whanganui river flowing around the North island of New Zealand, after a long litigation, has given legal status. So the river now has the rights, duties and responsibilities as any legal entity. Such a solution since 1870 has made the indigenous people of New Zealand Maori. The conclusion of such relationship with the river does not seem māori unusual, because they even have a saying: “I am a river, and the river is me”. Now in the event of any litigation Wanganui will officially introduce two people: one from the Maori, the New Zealand government. To establish a legal base for the river will be allocated 80 million dollars. Thus, it is planned to facilitate efforts to preserve the environment, reports CNN. The whanganui is the longest navigable river in New Zealand, its length is about 290 kilometers. It flows

Putin will go on an expedition

Photo: gov.EN Vladimir Putin will visit the Land of Franz Joseph on the eve of the Arctic forum. This statement was made by press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. His words RIA Novosti reported. “On the eve of the Arctic forum, the President plans to visit the Land of Franz Joseph. Communicate with environmentalists. See the results of cleaning,” — said Peskov. On the sidelines of the International Arctic forum, Putin will meet with President of Iceland Gudni Johannesson and President of Finland Sauli Niinistö. The forum will be held in Arkhangelsk on March 29-30. For the first time the Land of Franz Josef Putin visited in April 2010, when he held the post of Prime Minister. Putin then drew attention to the severe pollution of the region and called for a “spring cleaning”, because the level of contamination exceeded the permissible limits six times.

The CEC plans to provide all interested parties with equipment for primaries

Photo: RIA Novosti The CEC of Russia will provide all parties wishing to hold the party early voting (primaries), ballot boxes and voting booths, said the CEC Chairman, Ella Pamfilova. Her words leads TASS on Wednesday, March 15. “If any party deems it necessary to conduct the primaries, we will create equal conditions for use of the equipment that they need to be able to hold these primaries,” she said at the Commission meeting. According to the Deputy Chairman of the Central electoral Commission Nikolay Bulaev, the public body sent a letter in Rosimushchestvo with the request to explain the position of the Agency for the transfer of equipment to political parties to conduct intra-party activities. According to him, the government thought it was acceptable, but suggested further consult with the Federal Antimonopoly service. On 7 February it became known that United Russia plans to hold a preliminary vote on

Zyuganov called criminality attack Zhirinovsky in the state Duma

Gennady Zyuganov Photo: RIA Novosti Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov criticized the actions of the head of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky during a plenary meeting of the state Duma. The words of the policy published on the website of the Communists on Wednesday, March 15. “I wonder why the authorities don’t react, why does it encourage the Rangers broadcast on state television. This extremism transformed into outright hooliganism and criminality,” said Zyuganov. In his opinion, such behavior “triggers psychosis in the country”. “When a man with a Deputy’s powers from a tribune declares that the Nazis at the time were not allowed, it indicates a deep sickness of the society”, — concluded the head of the Communist party. Earlier Wednesday, Zhirinovsky brought from the hall all the representatives of the faction of the liberal Democrats. This happened after the Vice-speaker Sergei Neverov urged the ethics Commission to investigate his statements. LDPR

The Queen of England approved the law on the country’s withdrawal from the EU

The Queen of England approved the law on the country’s withdrawal from the EU Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II signed a bill to start the process of withdrawal from the European Union. Earlier this week a bill to bring into effect Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was finally approved by both houses of the British Parliament. According to Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, each member country of the European Union may decide to leave. This requires to formally inform the decision of the European Council and to start the negotiation process. Prime Minister Theresa may said that plans to launch the process of “breccia” until the end of March. This is unlikely to happen next week, when they host an informal summit of the EU countries. It is timed to the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which laid the Foundation for the European economic community, the predecessor

Peskov denied the receipt of the letter to Putin Yanukovych with a request to send troops to Ukraine

Peskov denied the receipt of the letter to Putin Yanukovych with a request to send troops to Ukraine Moscow. March 16. INTERFAX.RU Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that no letter from ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych addressed to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to the administration of the Russian President was received. “The fact that no letter is officially in the presidential administration were reported. No such document in the presidential administration were not recorded”, — said Peskov told reporters on Thursday. He did not comment on the fact that, speaking at a meeting of the UN security Council, Russia’s permanent representative Vitaly Churkin spoke about the existence of such letter and that he is authorized to report on it “I don’t know. I can only state the situation de facto and de jure, that is what I said” — said the spokesman.

The Kremlin has denied the FSB involvement in the cyber attacks on the Yahoo!

The Kremlin has denied the FSB involvement in the cyber attacks on the Yahoo! FSB was involved in the hacking of Yahoo! and other American servers, said Dmitry Peskov. He stressed that Russia is ready to cooperate with other countries in the field of cybersecurity. None of the Russian authorities, including the FSB, was not involved in the attacks, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. He commented on the criminal case of the U.S. justice Department against the FSB Dmitry Dokuchaev & Igor Susina and hackers Alexey Belan and Baratov Karim. “We have repeatedly said that absolutely can not speak about any official involvement in any of the Russian authorities, including the FSB, to any illegal actions in cyberspace,” Peskov said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”). According to him, Moscow has learned about this situation from the media. The us authorities provided no official information about this. “Russia

Bavarian Prime Minister called the date of the visit Merkel in Moscow

Horst Seehofer The Prime Minister of Bavaria Horst Seehofer announced that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive in Moscow on 2 may. She is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Thursday, March 16, reports Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “The visit has been agreed and is being prepared”, — explained the correspondent “Tapes.ru” the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. Currently Seehofer is a three-day visit in Moscow. In the near future on 16 March to be held a meeting with the Russian leader. Bavarian Prime Minister arrived accompanied by the delegation comprising 60 German politicians and businessmen. As the newspaper notes, the stated purpose of the visit will be the revival of economic relations, undermined the anti-Russian sanctions of the European Union, as well as a discussion of the role of Russia in resolving international crises. March 9, Peskov said that the visit of the

Somali pirates released without ransom the captured tanker

Somali pirates Thursday, March 16, released previously seized oil tanker and eight of its crew members, citizens of Sri Lanka. About it reports Reuters with reference to the statements of the Somali security services and the pirates. According to the Director of marine police region of Puntland Abdirahman Mohamud Hassan, the security forces moved into place after the shooting began negotiations, and eventually the pirates left without receiving a ransom. Pirates themselves, in turn, confirmed that did not hold the ship and took the ransom. Somali pirates seized Tuesday, March 14, merchant ship after a five year hiatus. 13 Aris tanker, sailing under the flag of Sri Lanka yesterday evening said that he was on a parallel course followed by two small boats. The next morning he gave the alarm, and then it was disabled beacon tracking system. The ship changed course and headed for the Somali coast, heading for