The Tupolev Tu-214 OS (Open Sky) jet meets all the standards of ICAO and has received permission to fly over Europe and North America. It is the most advanced civil aircraft manufactured in Russia, in terms of navigation, noise and emission parameters. More details about the plane can be found in the September issue of Popular Mechanics.
The article “Billion and Billions of Computers," in the Science category is about a group of scientists, who in 1953, decoded the structure of DNA, comparing this molecule to a Turing machine, the precursor of modern computer processors – It takes less than 100 grams of DNA to store all of mankind’s data.
The Technology category article "Ship of the Emperor" describes a unique project undertaken in Lakhta near St. Petersburg: the creation of the historical replica of the battleship Poltava, built in 1712 with the personal participation of Peter the Great. The article "New Arsenal" in the Arms section is about the future of warfare – the world of volatile military alliances and constantly changing strategic goals that requires new armaments.
The Adrenaline section includes "Races of Pond-Skaters" article about sports swamp buggies –vehicles with large wheels that are able to repel mud from beneath it, with long and deep tracks that allow the buggy to move across the water’s surface and quickly traverse deep mud and boggy terrain.
In addition, this month’s issue of Popular Mechanics includes the stories:
In Search of Midichlorians;
Titan, Flying Above the Earth;
Destructors of Poisons;
Up to the Hole;
Secrets of Baltiysk Harbor;
The Specter of the Digital Age;
Cars of the Black Continent;
Armor on the Armor.
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