Rospotrebnadzor answered the most popular questions about the variant of coronavirus B.1.617.2, widely known as delta.
Russian scientists have described the case of a patient whose SARS-CoV-2 evolved in the body for 318 days, but she was saved. Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Areg Totolyan named the main reasons for immunity to coronavirus. Sergei Sobyanin estimated Moscow's budget losses from the pandemic at 600 billion rubles. Scientists at New York University have built a model that allows us to assess the readiness of the region for the safe removal of anti-weed restrictions.
Among all respondents, the majority spoke in favor of repeated vaccination.
Due to the deterioration of the coronavirus situation, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced the introduction of non-working days in the capital from June 15 to June 19. In addition, food courts in shopping centers will temporarily stop working in Moscow, and restaurants and bars will be banned from serving visitors from 23:00 to 6:00. These restrictions are not the first and probably not the last in the capital. We will talk about what measures were taken in the country at the beginning of the pandemic and during the second wave, as well as what they led to and what scientists think about it.
Anton Kotyakov, the head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, told RIA Novosti that the agency is ready to consider proposals to switch to a four-day working week in our country. Attempts to introduce such a system have already been made in a number of countries, Spain is the closest to a successful transition now. The country will probably switch to a four-day holiday in the fall of 2021. We decided to figure out what is good about such a shortened week.
The transition of a substance from one state to another is called a phase transition. The most important, primary parameters are changing: the specific volume and the amount of stored energy.
A deep convolutional neural network diagnoses melanoma with 90% accuracy. Bacteria become sensors of heavy metals in the environment. Drosophila fly teaches roboticists to control unmanned vehicles.
When it comes to alternative battery designs, the option in which the traditional graphite material in one of the electrodes is replaced with high-density lithium metal is considered very promising. A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a new electrolyte solution that can adapt to this chemical composition and solve one of the key problems holding back the development of technology, opening the way for electric vehicles and mobile devices that could work much longer with each charge.
The main news on January 29 is dedicated to the exploration of the Moon and Mars. NASA chooses a place for a lunar settlement. Scientists are figuring out where there is so much water on the moon. A rocket engine has been proposed that will take you to Mars in 20 days.
In December 2019 — January 2020, no one yet knew the name of the virus (its first name 2019-nCoV), nor the name of the disease (most often it was called by analogy — atypical pneumonia). No one believed (including WHO) that this was a pandemic. They were inclined to believe that there was a local epidemic outbreak in the vicinity of Wuhan. Few people outside of China have heard about this city either. Let's remember how 2020 began. Year — pandemics.