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has enjoyed the exclusive opening night performance restoration stayed as close to the original nineteenth century vision as possible with the double headed eagle replacing the soviet hammer and sickle. we're getting comic bolshoi theater to this grand reopening was no mean feat pushed engineering budgets and patience to the limit technology update now tells us how they did it as well as the rest of this month's other eye opening innovations. hello. just. 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 takes us to the.
leading technology company partners are. big. there are new products ranging from a printer that can create images to the newest. production even. to answer. questions. here at the root. of the star of the show is the much hyped plastic logic one hundred company execs hope. traditional school textbooks. can replace. the books. already started
in schools. developing a new project in russia the purpose of which is to create a new direction for. one of the regions. suitable for this. this will be the largest transfer in the world. on the production of us this reader. will suggest production of other devices. 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 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 know in the home library if you knew this particular doris 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 the best and what do you think about that question of course is not the best option and in case of some subjects like biology or brain it would be but. this is different though and. it's only the question of in case of education we understood that the largest print is both a because in this case the screen can complete the. this. isn't the only russian company coming out with an innovative new digital leader given the fact of the country is home to one of the most literate added reading populations the market for more traditional electronic books is certainly an attractive one on the moscow metro 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 back screens it's about to launch its fully. 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 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. our target audience is a broad one any kind of consumer can use it that it will be for sale for everyone. but. that is. what the market seems to have spoken regarding the 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. because. this particle could become the main vehicle for transporting energy from an object . completely understood much of what we do know about neutrinos 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. nuclear research facilities underground here. particles are created several times a day.
a signal that it's difficult to predict how science will change. the main thing to do now is to make sure the 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 problem of pesticide related pollution. or just. to highlight. these green advocates. amongst other. elements in the soil and at the same time.
special solution over the contaminated plot of land it's a biological. it's been designed to destroy. on the un list of toxic contaminants that are banned from use this year russia hard to find the u.n. 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-i 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 by all 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 they've even craze a comic to bring their message to 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 green activists dreaming of a planet free from dangerous pesticides the project philosophy is based on very simple things that every person can understand it's only a joint effort to help us restore the environmental balance on the planet thanks to bio russia and phenolics 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 leaned on the latest technology to make this world renowned performance how bigger and better than ever. after six long years of waiting russia's most famous theater is opening its doors to the public 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 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 imperial burned down in eighteen zero five twenty years later. it was built in its place the theater got its distinctive name after the head 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 when the project was ambitious enough to start with nobody had any idea just how big of a job. once they got down to business it was discovered that the damn it. the theater was much greater than previously thought white cracks were discovered through the walls and the building had been reduced to mere rubble engineers say the building was seventy five percent unstable. of course at the beginning none 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 had 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 soon 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 restored to their original chlorine the famous a polished quadriga that adorns the entrance was repaired for the first time in over one hundred years fifty years 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 theatres 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 in the interior
a certain shimmer own 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 vodka the bolshoi was made over from head to toe. with nothing left untouched the final project tons of metal stone rebar and concrete to put the whole building back on firm footing. but the renovations weren't 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 renamed embroider cloth panels had been badly damaged over the years major work was needed to give these textiles a new lease on life. however some 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. the region skilled workers. and machinery to the test. and absolutely technology here. to produce 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 to potential 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 theatre flatly refused saying it had to be a single fabric of top notch quality without any of the other recently won the ten was that this is a unique. it was six. and. one he. and the. fifteen hundred. spectators theater for the first time eight hundred ninety six. which depicts the arrival of. leaders. had to be taken down. due to. making the ethnic nothing more than two surviving documents. the other hand painted dating back to the.
only possible because of the skilled text. has to be by hand even the slightest mistake machines have to be shut down and work has to be done to correct the error. apparent to everyone the audience while it may not be evident straight away out here on the backside of the theater is actually an integral part of what is the bolshoi the biggest new technological improvement. on the streets of the northern facade of the theater specially designed trucks can bring all the necessary stage equipment including seem. able to move the heavy loads back and forth between storage and the backstage area individual sections of the floor every part of the stage can be adjusted to fit the director's needs. easily get the props and prepared sets to the front with
the he. could also be adapted to allow for new pieces wagner to be performed for the first time. bringing the bolshoi to the. forefront of theater production in terms of both technology and size. to contemporary architecture standards suggest to theaters production space must be four times larger than the audience space there are makeup and storage rooms and other backstage facilities. such proportions are required for a theater 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 the theater. 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 under way. 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 to rehearse but a totally new states to host concerts thanks to new innovations and powerful motor driven jacks there's no limit to what this. summer 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 units the leaf chain can change its position from vertical to horizontal there's a metal unit inside where it can collapse into its safe line. this is a great tool. to be used for tiny spaces and you don't need to drill any holes. the platforms work starts actually here you turn the engines on the first one behind me and the second up front over there they start to work similar through a system of gear boxes and drive shafts the transferred the torque to all the chains which begin to go up all at the same time but. in this unique space those deers in chains will power five separate four segments which can each be raised and lowered is needed this newfound flexibility allows the bolshoi to accommodate a large orchestra of full ampitheater numerous rows of seats masterfully combining beauty and utility now with everything in place this and all the other stages are
said to end its military mission in libya while colonel gadhafi son is in talks with prosecutors could see him blow the lid on the deals with. russia's world renowned bolshoi theater reopens in spectacular style following a no expense spared refurbishment it took six years of meticulous work to complete . and you are watching our t.v. live from moscow glad to have you with us thanks for joining us new york city police have stripped the occupy wall street protesters of their power supply six power generators and about a dozen petrol canisters have been seized leaving demonstrators in the cold. has the latest on the protests. from here in zuccotti park liberty plaza.