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welfare before war. denver round up u.s. cities authorities lose patience with occupy wall street protesters detaining dozens imposing a curfew and seizing belongings. next technology update with all of the latest on this month's eye opening innovation. 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. our 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 innovations. and cutting production even a friendly robot to answer. questions. here at the root. of 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.
and. developing a new project in russia the purpose of which was to create a new production. one of the regions we. suitable for this. this will be the largest. in the world. production of this reader. so just 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 than ever. and one of the possibilities for using this in the classroom. has some benefits compared to paper books for example you can download. the whole set of books or you can double you in the home library 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 brain it will be. on the look and wide screen but this is different though and. it's only the question of in case of education we understood that the largest print is both because in this case the screen can complete it. and. this. isn't the only russian company coming out with an innovative new digital leader 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. the company offers traditional readers with cheaper breakable glass backstreet 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. 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 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 does go as fast as it appears what these tiny particles lack in
size they make up their potential to explain. neutrinos 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. now they're still not completely understood much of what we do know about neutrinos comes from this research center here. for nuclear problems. to research neutrinos 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 known characteristics. experiment. in france none of their work would be possible. organization for nuclear research from the facilities underground here. particles are created several times a day. seven hundred. thirteen hundred. one hundred fifty thousand. plates. the headlines.
could give us a clue and help to explain this fact. and . break the universe. could lead to a major rethinking. of physics. yeah. the independent experiments proving that neutrinos 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 to see that nature has devised to communicate a signal that it's difficult to predict how signs 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 we're focusing on an innovative russian solution to the problem of pesticide related pollution. in cities. together to highlight. these green advocates. among. the level of toxic elements in the soil and at the same time. growth can be used. with. it produces
special solution over the contaminated plot of land it's a biological. strains of bacteria destruct it's been designed to destroy. on the un list of toxic contaminants that are banned from use this year russia rectified the u.n. sponsored 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 refuse dumps 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 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 maybe even crazy a comic to bring their message to a wider audience and this miniature graphic novel little league really 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 right 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 theatre is grand reopening the russian engineers responsible for this massive undertaking have leaned on the latest technology to make this world renowned performance hall bigger and better than ever. after six long years of waiting russia's most famous theatre 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 theatre 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 the show at the new 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 place 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 eighty five twenty years later. it was built in its place the theater got its distinctive main 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. back in two thousand and five well the project was ambitious enough to start with nobody had any idea just how big of
a head once they got it was discovered that the damage. the theater was much greater than previously thought cracks were discovered through the walls and the building's foundation had been reduced to mere rubble engineers say the building was seventy five percent unstable. of course 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 due to 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 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 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 hoisted back up to the theatres unparalleled. 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 leaf giving the interior a certain shimmer own but last decades ago the gilding 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 the content. 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 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. 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 here. scale high quality. hundred fifty years of experience were needed to totally reconstruct one of the objects of the. task. but initially the bush sent 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 he 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. leaders. had to be taken down. making the effort had nothing more than two surviving documents of the original. photograph the other hand painted dating back to. have 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 backstage area individual sections of the floor music 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. pitch can 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 space there are makeup 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 sold 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 hall can allow. some of the chain of the draw consists of link plates it's a so-called leaf chain connected by axles. each plate is linked. to 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 you know it's the leaf chain can change its position from vertical to horizontal there's a metal unit inside where it can collapse into
a 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 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
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