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and still stay with us on our t.v. . hello. just as the leaves here are starting to change color we on technology are changing things around as well in this episode will be highlighting some of the biggest developments technology from just the past few weeks. are first. posted by ruth. leading technology company partners are showing. big. there are new products ranging from a printer that can create images to the newest. and cutting edge energy
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production even. to answer. questions. from. the star of the show is the much hyped plastic logic one hundred company execs hope. will eventually replace traditional school textbooks. replace. the books. already started in schools around.
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developing a new project in russia the purpose of which was to create a new direction for. one of the regions. suitable for this. this will be the largest cluster going to transfer in the world. on the production of this u.s. this reader. will suggest production. but until that plant is up and running the new devices will be built here at a plastic logic's existing production facility certainly the most important breakthrough in this electronic reader is its breakable plastic backplane traditionally electronic books and tablets are fitted with a glass back screen which are prone to breaking relatively easily the first generation of bendable displays have been made from stainless steel oil companies so-called plastic paper technology this electronic book is lighter and more durable
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than ever. but one of the possibilities for using this in the classroom has some benefits compared to paper books for example you can download different content to . the whole set of books or you can double you on the home weber if you knew that this particular doris has books for six and so it's great so this is the clear advantage other advantages that you come and of course there has been some criticism that a black and white display may not be the best to use for school textbooks you know for something like the history of art maybe black and white isn't that that's true what do you think about that question of course is not the best option in case of some subjects like biology or it would be to screen instead of looking widescreen but this is different though and. it's only the question of time in case of education we understood that in this book because in this case this cream can
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complete the. this. isn't the only russian company coming out with an innovative new digital given the fact that the country is home to one of the most literate and avid reading populations the market for more traditional electronic books is certainly an attractive one. you're sure to find one of your fellow passengers. or her trusty reader and in russia there's a good chance one of them was made by wexler the company offers traditional readers with cheaper breakable glass backstreet. with the latest plastic backplane technology and considering where the consumer markets heading this little reader could make a big splash what's the future of the e-books market in your opinion. first of all
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it's a growing market it's the fastest growing segment in the industry with a hundred percent annual increase over the last three years and this year alone expects more than a million e-book devices to be sold in russia. trends flexibilities definitely the one and will continue to produce flexible displays. will be used in educational institutions there for the displays launch packed because it needs to comply with standards. we're all for a genuinely compact which has a flexible body as well as display. target audience is a broad one any kind of consumer can use it that it will be for sale for everyone. but. the market seems to have spoken to
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readers there's no shortage of different approaches to integrating digital technology in the classroom the latest trend here seems to be high tech tablets which have ranged from the expensive name brands to the remarkably cheap. in recent weeks there's been one piece of news in the world of science that has the potential to change how we understand just about everything around us. could this be the biggest development in physics since einstein's day well it's all relative. russian scientists are doing their part to find out if that little particle actually go as fast as it appears but these tiny particles. they make up their potential to explain they. play a crucial role in the theory of the evolution of the universe.
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because. this particle could become the main vehicle for transporting energy from an object. still not completely understood much of what we do know about neutrinos comes from research center here. for nuclear problems. to research. during his life he was responsible for some of the biggest theoretical breakthroughs in the field of neutrino physics as a result. has remained at the center of the discipline to this very day. takes part in many international experiments that involve studying. the work on discovering and measuring new.
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research from the underground here. particles are created several times a day. earth directed at seven hundred. thirteen hundred. one hundred fifty thousand. plates. the headlines. travel in a straight line when they break down. the.
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street from the path of the neutrino. appears directly from the path of the moon. that little gap the physicists believe . this is a. fundamental basis of our existence. the universe. could give us a clue and help to explain this fact. for the time being. on their plate.
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and. it could lead to a major rethinking. of modern physics. if there are independent experiments proving that neutrino speed is faster than the speed of light. is our conception of the world and now everything was based on this that the speed of light is the top the last see that nature has devised to communicate a signal that it's difficult to predict how science will change. the main thing to do now is to make sure initial results have been correct. but leaving all that high minded particle physics stuff behind for now we've come back down to earth. and are focusing on an innovative russian solution to the
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problem of pesticide related pollution. advocates. among. elements in the soil and at the same time. growth can be used. with. it produces a general effect that. when we conduct our cleanup operations we take samples to identify contaminants and concentration and then pick the right.
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special solution over the contaminated plot of land it's a biological. it's been designed to do.
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on the un list of toxic contaminants that are banned from use this year russia right to find the un sponsors convention on persistent organic pollutants under the treaty there's a list of twenty substances that are considered hazardous and now a genocide kills about eight hundred one thousand of them in russia some two hundred thousand tons of pesticides are still stored especially refused almost the same amount is buried under the ground in many russian regions there are stuff region out time region moscow region and of our own issue region. but there are people aware of the risks of using pesticides we see that people are not indifferent that they want to make a difference and i believe it will soon become more popular as interest in a greener planet grows russia will be there to help foster such beliefs at their office in moscow they're trying to raise awareness actually using social networking sites even craze a comic to bring their message to
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a wider younger audience in this miniature graphic novel little movie green is one of the dangers of pesticides which leads her to a life of science to try and break their hold on the earth of course her efforts run up against powerful forces determined to stop her and all her dreaming of a planet free from dangerous pesticides the project philosophy is based on very simple things that every person can understand so only a joint effort would help us restore the environmental balance on the planet thanks to. places such as gorky park and moscow state university. are becoming cleaner and cleaner green awareness is on the rise in russia but lately there's been something else on a lot of people's minds. the talk of the town lately here in moscow has been that of the bolshoi theater is grand reopening the russian engineers responsible for this massive undertaking have lain on the latest technology to me. there's
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a world renowned performance hall bigger and better than ever. after six long years of waiting russia's most famous theater is opening its doors to the public again at the end of october despite some early setbacks both engineers and our does it have been working around the clock to get moscow's iconic theater ready in time for its much anticipated reopening crystal chandelier or glistening again the interior is more resplendent than it's ever been when visitors come in for their first look they're sure to be amazed by all the work that's gone into the renovation and those concerns the biggest of tasks down to the smallest detail those behind all the changes are certain that thanks to both ancient methods and new technology seeing a show at the new showing will be like nothing you've ever experienced before the acoustics have been vastly improved and noble innovations in theater technology
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will allow directors to do things only dreamed of until now sure this latest upgrade is what everyone's talking about now but it certainly hasn't been the bolshoi's first facelift the original theatre called the bolshoi imperial burned down in eighteen zero five twenty years later the bolshoi patrol was built in its place the theater got its distinctive main facade and named after renovations ahead of the coronation of alexander the second the current restoration work is to correct damage done over the previous eighty years. were underway back in two thousand and five well the project was ambitious enough to start with nobody had any idea just how big of a job ahead once they got down to business it was discovered that the damage to the theater was much greater than previously thought. cracks were discovered through the walls and the buildings foundation had been reduced to mere rubble engineers say the building was so. thirty five percent unstable. of course the beginning none
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of the builders or restorers had an idea of the amount of work that eventually needed to be done that's because they got the opportunity to assess the state of the walls in the foundation only in two thousand and five after the theatre had been closed the walls were about to collapse and it was decided to put the building on a thousand piles of steel pillars that held it up in the air the builders have to remove the remaining foundation blocks piece by piece the substructure wasn't capable of holding the building anymore it was in such a critical condition that the theater would have easily collapsed the replacement of the substructure took three years it was then apparent that the problems could have been solved only by implementing complex engineering projects. in two thousand and nine suman group became the largest shareholder in the firm responsible for the massive project soon as the main task was to sort through all the problems that had arisen and get work back on schedule based on the progress from the past few years it's clear the company was more than up to the task ageing statues have been
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restored to their original quarry the famous a polished quadriga that adorns the entrance was repaired for the first time in over one hundred years the fears historic bells were given new luster thirty five of them including one dating back to the early sixteen hundreds were posted back up to the theaters unparalleled belltower. massive amounts of gold was put in place by skilled russian artisans specially trained experts were brought in from all over the country to apply over three thousand square feet of gold filling the interior of a certain shimmer owned but last decades ago the building was late using a particularly russian tactic dating back to medieval times involving a white clay and get this. the bolshoi it was made over from head to toe with nothing left untouched the final project demanded tons of metal stone rebar and concrete to put the whole building back on firm footing. but the really
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just concrete and steel after years of neglect beautiful fabrics that were once the pride of the bolshoi had to be replaced. the most noticeable update is the plush interior here in the. panels have been badly damaged over the years major work was needed to give these textiles a new lease on life. however something had to be completely remade from scratch for the biggest of these jobs. about four hundred miles southeast of moscow . company was tasked with the gargantuan feat of totally recreating one of the. pins are still the. machinery to the test. and absolutely technology is here.
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to produce large scale high quality. hundred fifty years of experience were needed to totally reconstruct one of the objects of the theater. and that was a task. but initially the bush said the following requirements for tension contract the fabric had to be twenty. not contain any scenes. there was also a german company among the competitors who offered a fabric made of two pieces stitched together by some hidden in conspicuous theme and the bolshoi theater flatly refused saying it had to be a single fabric of top notch quality without any. the other reason we won the tent was that this is a unique type of flu there were six of them made in the and two is still up and running. and the other in the us. thanks to the.
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fifteen hundred. proudly wilson spectators to the theater for the first time since eight hundred ninety six. which depicts the triumph of medieval military leaders. had to be taken down. making the epic curtain had nothing more than two surviving documents of the original. photograph the other hand painted dating back to the. only possible because of the skilled text. have to be by hand even the slightest mistake means that machines have to be shut down and work has to be done to correct the error. one improvement that will be apparent to everyone the audience while it may not be evident straight away out here on the backside of the theater is
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actually an integral part of what is easily the bolshoi's biggest new technological improvement the innovation starts out on the streets of the northern facade of the theater from here specially designed trucks can bring all the necessary stage equipment including seemed. lifts are able to move the heavy loads back and forth between storage and the backstage area individually sections of the floor that every part of the stage can be adjusted to fit the director's needs movable force easily get the props and prepared sets to the front with a need to be an orchestra pit can also be adapted to allow for new pieces like those from wagner to be performed for the first time. this has been installed bringing the bolshoi to the forefront of theatre production in terms of both technology and size. contemporary architecture.
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theater's production space must be four times larger than the audience space there are make up and storage rooms and other backstage facilities. such proportions are required for a theatre to be able to stage twenty first century performances to stay at the cutting edge of the is a related technology so in fact before the bolshoi theater closed in two thousand and five this proportion had been one to one which now the reconstructed theatre will boast a one to four proportion which made this possible first and foremost it's due to the unique engineering that's all the theatre expanded. when walking across. you should always keep in mind that you are treading on the roof of a six story building and twenty point five meters deep under your feet an orchestra is having a rehearsal or a chamber concert is underway. this hidden gym is literally right under the noses of people on the square in front of the theater the now named beethoven hall this completely new space begins the bolshoi's performers not only an additional place
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to rehearse but a totally new states to host concerts thanks to new innovations and powerful motor driven jacks there is no limit to what this hall can allow. them or the chain of the draw consists of linked plates it's a so-called leaf chain connected by axles. each plate is linked to the axles the third axle well you can have a look from this angle functions as the log for the plates. and when passing through the gear unit the leaf chain can change its position from vertical to horizontal there's a metal unit inside where it can collapse into it's a flaw and. this is a great tool to be used for towing spaces and you don't need to drill any hole. the platforms were actually here you turned the engines on. the first one behind me and
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the second up front over there they start to work similar saying yes lee and through a system of gear boxes and drive shaft zero the transferred the torque to old the chains which begin to go up all at the same time it was in this unique space but those deers in chains will power five separate or segments which can be raised and lowered as needed this newfound flexibility allows the bolshoi to accommodate a large orchestra of cold ampitheater or numerous rows of seats masterfully combining beauty and utility now with everything in place this and all the other stages are ready to host any number of events like never before the bolshoi has the ability to change things around to fit the exact requirements of each performance and that would give even the most seasoned theatre fans a new reason to head to a show so we'll see you next time and until then enjoy the ride.
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those who are fascinated with history. to those who have a sweet tooth. to those who can't live without discomfort. and of course to the nature. of this magnificent land offerers is treasures. between new earth and the sky. on our.
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police crackdowns on anti corporate protesters across america failed to stop their spread as authorities leave demonstrators in parts of the occupied movement out in
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the cold. a stern warning the arab league calls in syria to stop the bloodshed dozens of civilian deaths are reported in fresh government crackdowns on protesters . and history repeating itself the man who built the biggest the national bureau made in russian history to his old tricks this time with his sights set on investors in the ukraine. softer seven pm here in the russian capital this is our top story u.s. police are upping their efforts against the occupy movement gripping the country for a second month in new york where the ad to corporate demonstrations began officers are literally leaving protesters out in the cold war forces swept there's a call to park where hundreds have been camping out and confiscated power generator .

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