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As reported by the Interfax news agency, the US authorities have received broader powers to request documents from foreign banks that have correspondent accounts in American credit organizations. The corresponding changes were made to the national anti-laundering legislation by the law on the defense budget, which came into force in January.
The crisis year 2020 for the whole country paradoxically turned out to be very successful for the production of domestic tractors and combines. Sales of agricultural machinery within the country and export of agricultural machinery have also increased sharply. What is the reason for such achievements of the whole industry and whether it will be possible to repeat this success in 2021?
NUST MISIS scientists in collaboration with Russian and foreign colleagues were able to improve the technology of obtaining medical alloys with shape memory. The new technique will improve the reliability of existing surgical devices and develop a number of new ones. The results of the study are published in the journal JOM.
The British company Supacat has completed the development of a set of conversion of Jackal 1 diesel armored vehicles into hybrid ones without loss of driving characteristics. According to Jane's, the company also prepared the first such armored vehicle for the installation of the kit and testing. All work was completed in mid-December last year, but the company announced this only now.
The candidate for the post of US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, supported the idea of providing Ukraine with American weapons. He said this on January 19 at the Senate confirmation hearing for his candidacy.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is convinced that NATO is a relic of the past, and the concept of "West" has lost its meaning. Schroeder believes that Europe should become independent. The implication is that Berlin should play the main role, but for this it will need a strong ally, and Russia is the ideal partner in this regard.
On the eve of Biden's inauguration: Iran holds its third military exercise in two weeks (Al Arabiya, UAE)
Iran on the eve of Biden's inauguration decided to demonstrate military power, according to the author, thus provoking Washington to further tension between the parties. According to news agencies, during the "demonstration" military exercises, drones were seen, the design of which aroused certain suspicions.
In the next decade, the volume of production of thin-film solar modules in value terms will grow by about 10% per year. In gigawatts of power, the increase will be comparable to the rate shown by the rapidly developing solar power generation based on crystalline silicon.
Valery Gerasimov has been elected the new president of the Academy of Military Sciences.]
On the eve of 2021, the chief of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation – first Deputy defense Minister army General Valery Gerasimov elected President of the Academy of military Sciences of the Russian Federation.
The Iranian ground forces have begun to carry out large-scale exercises along the coast of Mekran in the south-east of the Islamic Republic, which received the code name Eqtedar 99 ("Force-99"), reports the portal EADaily.
At the end of 2020, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research at the Air Force Research Laboratory awarded 17 grants for quantum information research, two of which focused on the use of quantum computing to overcome problems in navigation without the use of GPS, according to the publication Inside GNSS. Quantum computing and quantum sensors use quantum bits (qubits) to speed up computing processes while performing multiple operations simultaneously, which is beyond the capabilities of modern computers.
The American company General Atomics, together with the US Navy, tested the MQ-9A Block V Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle in an anti-submarine role. According to Defense News, during the tests, the device was used to search for an underwater target that simulates a submarine. The tests were conducted as part of the MQ-9B SeaGuardian maritime patrol drone development project.
The Swedish government prefers the position of a major power: deterrence, deterrence and at the same time provocations against Russia. This is incredibly reckless, says the author of the article. Ties with NATO only increase the risk that the country will have to fight, and in addition deprive Sweden of the opportunity to make independent decisions.
At the Zapad-2021 exercise in September, Belarus and Russia will work out the use of a regional grouping
Russia and Belarus will hold a strategic exercise "West-2021" on September 10-16, the maneuvers will take place on the territory of the two countries, the Belarusian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
The author writes with concern about the integration of the armed forces of Russia and Belarus. Minsk plans to buy S-400 and new air defense systems, Russian helicopters and aircraft. Belarus does not have money for the S-400,but the complexes may appear there in the event of the creation of a Russian base. Poland is very concerned about this fact.
An international team led by scientists from Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne University of Technology) recently conducted a demonstration, a key component of which was the new, fastest and most powerful optical neuromorphic processor in the world.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have proposed the use of catalysts in aircraft engines. According to Aviation Week, it is assumed that in this way it will be possible to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides that affect global climate change.
Scientists from Russia, China and the United States have opened a new era of superconductors by synthesizing an unusual barium superhydride
A group of scientists from Russia, China and the United States predicted and then experimentally obtained barium superhydrides – new high-temperature superconductors. The results are published in the journal Nature Communications.
The Network has published a video showing for the first time the use of the Russian system "Illuminator" in Syria against militants of illegal armed groups.