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August 2021

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For three days, Svit journalists attended the 10th anniversary “Sikorsky Challenge Ukraine 2021: Ukraine and the World” Festival; they took part in the International Defense Investment Forum, were present at the panel discussion on Ukraine’s opportunities for innovative breakthrough in industrial high-tech and space, listened to presentations and looked at the exhibitions of investment projects...
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Astronomers have captured some of the most detailed images ever seen of galaxies in deep space. They are in much higher definition than normal and reveal the inner workings of galaxies in unprecedented detail. Many of the images could yield insights into the role of black holes in star and planet formation. The researchers say...
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There is now no country in the world that uses leaded petrol for cars and lorries, the UN Environment Programme has announced. The toxic fuel has contaminated air, soil and water for almost a century. It can cause heart disease, cancer and stroke, and has been linked to problems with brain development in children. Most...
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A group of scientists say they have discovered by luck what they believe is the world’s northernmost island off Greenland’s coast. In July, the scientists flew to collect samples to what they thought was Oodaaq Island, that has been known since 1978. But when they checked their position with the Danish official in charge of...
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The Ukroboronprom defense conglomerate has unveiled one of the largest foreign stands at IDEF 2021. Last week, Istanbul hosted Turkey’s largest and world’s second-largest international defense exhibition, IDEF 2021. More than 1,200 arms and military equipment manufacturers from around the world were represented at the event, with 154 official delegations from 79 countries attending. The...
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30 years is a great opportunity to see if we have moved away from the “Soviet person”, how our values ​​and social well-being have changed? And, naturally, do we have reason for optimism? We put these and other questions to the Deputy Director of the Institute of Sociology, Corresponding Member of NASU Yevhen HOLOVAKHA. POVERTY...
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The Crimean Platform, an international consultation and coordination format initiated by Ukraine, will take place on August 23. The main issues discussed at the forum of high representatives of more than forty countries are: de-occupation of Crimea, violation of human rights and international humanitarian law in Crimea, in particular, the environmental threats to the peninsula,...
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… One late evening in late summer or in September 1988, Ivan Drach invited me for a walk near the monument to Taras Shevchenko. It was raining warmly, but we didn’t pay attention to it. Ivan Drach spoke about his recent trip together with the Latvian poet Janis Peters and the Lithuanian poet Algimantas Baltakis,...
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 French architecture firm Barrault Pressacco created a new building in Paris’ 18th Arrondissement for 15 social housing apartments and two ground floor shops. The structure includes two central courtyards that enhance natural lighting as well as provide semi-private outdoor space for residents. Each apartment has bay windows overlooking the street and additional windows that look into the courtyards.   The wood-framed building uses...
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Gradient is a product designed to tackle two major issues in sustainability: the need for more air conditioners, and the move to more sustainable air conditioners. As the planet heats up, people are installing more air conditioners. It is said that by 2050 there will be an increase of 4 billion single room air conditioners over the 1.5 billion in use today....
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