The gas turbine is returned?

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Sixty-five years ago, the United States has begun trial operation of a truck tractor Kenworth 500 series. It was a gas turbine engine, and the tests took place in the framework of the joint project of Kenworth Trucks and Boeing. The engine is 175 HP, but weighed only 90 kg! The train made several commercial flights between Seattle and Los Angeles (≈1,850 km), but, alas (and other observations): extra urban fuel consumption reached to 240 l/100 km! However…

How to improve the work of the modem in case of poor network coverage

Hi. This time we decided to write an article about antennas, in the context of an antenna for USB modems. Will tell you what they are, why so look, what problems it solves each of the antennas.

We took into account the wishes in the comments to the previous article about how to write “simpler”, at the same time, we cannot use technical descriptions and terminology. I hope that we get the right balance and at the same time useful contents.
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Interesting facts about Japan

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The company “the Congo Gumi” is the world’s oldest continuously operating company (over 1400 years). She began operated from 578 to 2006 until it was acquired by Takamatsu Corporation.


In Japan there is an island of rabbits. It is a popular tourist destination, home to hundreds of wild rabbits. They fit large groups of tourists in search of food, and climb onto curious visitors.
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Against Apple organized a class action lawsuit because of the “Error 53”

The story of the “Error 53” will be continued. American law firm PCVA began collecting statements by affected users from all over the world and is preparing a class action lawsuit against Apple over the illegal imposition of their products and services, writes The Guardian.

To join the lawsuit, please fill out the form on this page.
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Communications Minister: Russia does not want a domestic OS, but really need programmers

During the Gaidar forum the Minister of communications and mass communications of the Russian Federation Nikolai Nikiforov said that Russia now does not need the domestic operating system, writes the news Agency “Moscow”.

“Don’t need no Russian operating systems, about which so like to ask the journalists. We need global projects, we need some integration, at least with our colleagues in the BRICS bloc. And see our mission in Ministry is to create such conditions and to implement such projects of global integration, market diversification and break Russia in these global markets,” the Minister said.
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