A Russian tech company on Wednesday launched a new smartphone with an imagination-bending feature – two screens. The Android-based YotaPhone, from modem developer Yota, features a full-color LCD screen on one side and a black-and-white electronic paper display on the other.Add comments
Kiev and Moscow have been locked in a bitter dispute over gas supplies that has prompted fears of a return to the winters of 2006 and 2009, when Russia temporarily halted gas deliveries to Ukraine and some European countries.
The short-haul aircraft sector (90-130 passengers) is probably the most competitive in world aerospace. At least 7,000 of these airliners will be sold by 2032. In the past few years, five major programs to develop new aircraft, including the Sukhoi Superjet 100 program, have been launched worldwide.
The Central Bank of Russia has issued a special commemorative Olympic 100-ruble bill in the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Twenty-million of the blue 100 ruble ($3.13) notes will be produced, with an unusual vertical design depicting a snowboarder and several of the venues in the Sochi Olympic Park.
Ka-52 Alligator, a new-generation all-weather attack helicopter. It is designed to engage ground targets and low-speed flying targets. The helicopter is armed with a 30-mm cannon, Vikhr (Whirlwind) laser-guided missiles, rockets, including S-24s, and bombs. For improved pilot survivability the Ka-52 is fitted with a K-37-800 ejection seat. Before the rocket in the ejection seat deploys, the rotor blades are blown away by explosive charges in the rotor disc and the canopy is similarly jettisoned.
The largest national Olympic torch relay in history started on October 7 in Moscow. The flame will travel for 123 days and 65,000 km through 2,900 cities and villages. The relay will conclude on February 7, 2014 at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Russia’s southern resort city of Sochi.
The three-stage Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile carries up to 10 MIRV warheads, has a range of over 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) and is designed for deployment on Borey-class nuclear submarines. Including the latest failure on September 6, eight out of 19 or 20 test launches of the troubled Bulava have been officially declared unsuccessful. The Russian military has repeatedly stated that there is no alternative to the Bulava.
The K-150 Tomsk, a Project 949A Antei nuclear-powered attack submarine, caught fire on Monday as it was undergoing maintenance operations at a dock in Russia’s far eastern Primorye Territory. No one was injured in the fire, and there is no danger of a radioactive leak. The submarine was laid down in 1991 at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk and commissioned in 1997.
NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is on a robotic mission that will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the lunar atmosphere, conditions near the surface and environmental influences on lunar dust.
On September 10, Apple unveiled iPhone 5S, which packs a slew of high-tech features under its sleek exterior, including a fingerprint sensor that is built into the home button on the phone to enhance security, an 8-megapixel camera, and “the world’s first and only” 64-bit central processing unit.
On August 27, the 11th International Aviation and Space show MAKS 2013 opens in the city of Zhukovsky just outside Moscow – an event renowned for its spectacular aerobatics programs. Find out what aerobatic stunts the visitors can admire from the following RIA Novosti infographics.