Items filtered by date: March 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:14

Digest of interesting events of February

1 Jordan

In response to the US call to stop the trade and diplomatic relations with North Korea, Jordan, in accordance with the policies of its allies, in early February, has decided to break its diplomatic relations with the North Korea.

Jordan's King Abdullah II signed a decree to end the accreditation of Jordan's ambassador to North Korea and the North Korea ambassador to Jordan.


Previously, relations with North Korea had already been broken by Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, wich are also key regional US allies.

February 6, cosmo-a historic event

Company SpaceX, after 7 years of training, launched a heavy carrier rocket Falcon Heavy, which is theoretically capable of bringing to low Earth orbit up to 63 tons of cargo. To geostationary orbit it will be able to deliver up to 26 tons of cargo. To the main point of its destination, the red planet, Falcon Heavy is capable of sending more than 16 tons of cargo. The cost of one launch is estimated at 80-120 million dollars, depending on the loading of the rocket.

2 SpaceXSince it was a test launch, the rocket did not carry a payload with it.. The red Tesla Roadster belonging to Ilona Mask was sent to space. In the car behind the wheel a mannequin in a spacesuit is sitting. It listens to David Bowie's "Space Oddity" composition and carries a disk with the works of science fiction writer Isaac Azimov. Also Mask noted that in the car there is a book by Douglas Adams "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", a towel and a tablet with the inscription "Do not Panic".

Thus, for the first time in the history of mankind, the Car was sent into outer space.


February 9-25, 2018 in South Korean Pyeongchang XXIII Winter Olympics were held

The Olympic torch relay traditionally began in Greece on October 24. Eight days the torch carried by Hellas, then at the Athens stadium, "Panathinaikos" Olympic flame was ceremoniously handed over to representatives of the Organizing Committee of the Games in PyeongChang.

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On November 1, 2017, the Olympic flame was delivered to South Korea 100 days before the opening of the games. The route of the relay, in which the 7500 torch bearers participated, was symbolic 2018 kilometers. The relay ended on February 9, 2018 at the temporary Olympic stadium in Pyeongchang, which is located in the mountains of Taebaek, 130 kilometers east of Seoul. There was also a solemn opening ceremony of the ХХІІІ Winter Olympic Games. Art director of spectacular show with the national colors has been Yong Yun Woon, director - Song Seung Hwan.

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Talismans of the Games were the Sukhoran tiger (Olympiada) and the Pandabi bear (Paralympicad).

Six countries participated for the first time in the Winter Games: Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, Ecuador and Eritrea.

For 102 sets of medals competed more than 2,5 thousand athletes from 92 countries.

Winter Olympic Games this year were visited by 1.3 million people, said the head of the organization of the competition Li Hee Bohm.

The peak was recorded on February 17 - when 146,506 people attended the games.

Medal offset of the Olympics-2018 was won by Norway. Her account included 39 medals - 14 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze medals. This is the record for the number of medals won at one Games.

Tomas BuhThe head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said that all the participants of the Games in 2018 highly appreciated the level of the competition.


"The conditions that were given to the athletes - the Olympic Village and facilities - were highly appreciated, not a single athlete expressed dissatisfaction. Athletes responded to this with great results, their own personal stories. We saw the expected results, but were also repeatedly surprised. This is the essence of the Olympic Games, the competitions were marvelous", — told Bach.


OLYMP2018 2The Organizing Committee of the Olympics finished Games-2018 with a profit. According to the published report of the Organizing Committee of the Olympics in South Korea, the Winter Olympics-2018 cost four times cheaper than the Games in Sochi in 2014.

On February 25, the sports world said goodbye to the 2018 Olympic Games. The Koreans presented a colorful performance with actors in national costumes and an abundance of fireworks, after which the Olympic fire was extinguished - from this moment the Olympics are considered closed.


The next winter Olympics will be held in Beijing - February 4-20, 2022. The capital of China will be the first city to hold both the Winter and Summer Olympics.

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Users of the social network Facebook will be able to publish 3D-objects in their newsline, thanks to the fact that Facebook now supports the format glTF 2.0


Users can turn the image by holding the left mouse button or finger. 3D-posts support the display of textures, lighting settings and object rendering.


3D-editor Modo has already added the ability to make ready-to-publish on Facebook models. Now users can share their "3D memories" made by the Xperia XZ1 phone through Sony's "3D Creator" application. Also on Facebook, you can download images from the Oculus Medium platform, thanks to which users can create their digital sculptures using special controllers and a helmet for virtual reality. And soon, users will be able to share images from the site of three-dimensional images Poly of Google.

4 Greece MakedoniaOn Tuesday, February 27, the Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev said that four variants of the name of the country were chosen to settle a long-standing dispute with Greece. He expressed his conviction that Greece would be satisfied with any of the options offered.

Greeks against the recognition of the name "Macedonia" in the dispute between the countries. This dispute has lasted since 1991 - since the Macedonians left Yugoslavia. Greece seeks to change the name of the republic so that it is not confused with the bordering Greek region of Macedonia, and blocks the country's accession to the EU and NATO.

The final decision on the dispute with Greece and the new name of Macedonia will be taken at a nationwide referendum. The options for voting are: the Republic of Northern Macedonia, the Republic of Upper Macedonia, the Republic of Vardar Macedonia and the Republic of Macedonia (Skopje).

In Greece, the neighboring country is called exclusively Skopje (by the name of the Macedonian capital) or the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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