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Three days later, according to astronomers, the Earth expects one of the most beautiful meteor showers in the past year.

On December 13 pieces of dead comet will enter the atmosphere of our planet. Getting into the air space of the Earth they will create a bright rain. This meteor rain was named Gemenid, as people watching it will seem that the stars fall from the constellation Gemini, or the Geminids.
Conditions for the observation of a significant meteor shower this year will be almost perfect. The moon will be in the phase of the new moon, and the best places to observe the flow of the globe will become part of Central Asia, Europe, North Africa and China, where the frequency of meteors will be up to 120 meteors per hour. However, according to scientists, the flow will be seen from anywhere in the world.
Uzbek citizens will also be able to observe this phenomenon. According to the Hydrometeorological Center in the coming days on the territory of the republic rainfall is not expected.

Late last month, the Topaz Solar project achieved full commercial operation with the completion of its final 40-megawatt (AC) phase. This is the first 500-megawatt plus solar farm to come on-line in the U.S. and the largest solar plant on-line in the world.

Two years ago, the millionth First Solar (FSLR) solar module was installed at the power plant owned by MidAmerican Solar. As of today, the project has installed 9 million solar panels across 9.5 square miles in San Luis ObispoCounty on California’s Carrizo Plain. Construction began in 2012 and was expected to be complete in early 2015 - so call this an on-time delivery.

The solar farm was not the recipient of a loan guarantee and is built on “disturbed farm land” miles away from sensitive areas in the CarrizoPlainNational Monument. First Solar suggests that the project will create $192 million in pay for approximately 400 construction positions over the three-year build and “$52 million in economic output for local suppliers.” PG&E will purchase the electricity from the Topaz project under a power-purchase agreement.

A festive and official occasion timed to the 22nd anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan on December 5 at the Uzbekistan Palace of International Forums gathered state and public figures, representatives of sciences, culture and arts, the public of the capital Tashkent, embassies of foreign nations and offices of international organizations accredited in our country.
The hokim (mayor) of the city of Tashkent Ravshan Usmanov opened the festive event.
Following the sounds of the state anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov delivered a keynote speech in the festive meeting.
The head of our state stressed in particular that the major provisions, principles and goals of the Basic Law constitute the foundation for an effective and refined legislative and legal base in the country, of the well-thought-out longer-term program for reforms, democratization and liberalization of the society renowned around the world as the Uzbek Model of Development, and of the cardinal transformation and modernization of the country.

A team of the private firm ‘MEHR-JAS’ has developed a new model of a cotton cleaner.

A device consists of cylinder, baffle, catching device, and brush beater. Using this model improve the efficiency of cotton cleaning process. 

Sherqul Khakimov, Pavel Borodin and Ulughbek Qarshiev have got a patent for this invention.

In the years of independence a system of complete processing of cotton gets formed in the country. Over two hundred projects have been implemented in this direction with involvement of investors from Singapore, South Korea, India, Japan, US, European countries, and others. Those include the construction of new enterprises and refurbishment of existing ones. 

The United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced that 2014 is on track to becoming the hottest year ever recorded due to a combination of record-breaking global sea temperatures and record-high greenhouse gas emissions, amid wider warnings that the ravaging effects of climate change continue to impact the planet unabated.

“What we saw in 2014 is consistent with what we expect from a changing climate,” WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud explained today in a press release. “Record-breaking heat combined with torrential rainfall and floods destroyed livelihoods and ruined lives. What is particularly unusual and alarming this year are the high temperatures of vast areas of the ocean surface, including in the northern hemisphere.”

High sea temperatures, the UN agency said, have contributed to exceptionally heavy rainfall and floods in many countries and extreme drought in others. Twelve major Atlantic storms battered the United Kingdom in early months of 2014, while floods devastated much of the Balkans throughout May. The monthly precipitation over the Pacific side of western Japan for August 2014, meanwhile, was 301 per cent above normal - the highest since area-averaged statistics began in 1946.

Uzbekistan’s Chimgan Mountains has been included in the ten best ski resorts within the CIS countries after survey of Russian tourists in the travelers’ website It is on the fourth place. Logoysk ski resort in Belarus tops the list with daily budget of $49. The resort is located in 32 kilometers north to the capital of Belarus – Minsk. The resort has five illuminated ski trails with total length of 3670 meters, and four-chair cableway with capacity of 2 thousand people per hour.

Among other winners is Tsakhkadzor in Armenia ($50 daily budget). The highlight of this ski resort is a modern four stage cableway with a total length of 5000 meters.

The Karakol Ski Resort in Kyrgyzstan is located in slopes of the Terskey-AlatauMountain range at 2300 meters sea level, where a tourist spends $46 a day. 

The premiere of the documentary film "Clean Energy" was held at the Institute of Materials Research and Production Association "Physics - sun" of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The film tells about the history and future of solar energy in Uzbekistan.
The history of solar energy begins with the 70-ies of XX century, when the journal "Solar technology" began to be published, and it was decided to build a solar oven for testing of materials, which could withstand temperatures over 2000 degrees Celsius.
Important steps in this direction can be regarded as carrying of the 6th meeting of the Asian Forum "Solar Energy" on 20-23 November 2013 in Tashkent, the decisions taken by the Government of Uzbekistan on the organization of the International Institute of solar energy and the construction of a solar power plant in the Samarkand region with 100 MW.

To Tashkent Zoo brought new animals - lynx, three wolves and two Himalayan bears.

This week the collection of the Tashkent Zoo expanded with animals that came from the Far East city of Khabarovsk, it is reported at the site of the zoo.

These are female lynx, three wolves and two kids of Himalayan bears. After a long flight animals feel good, say the administration of the zoo.

The organization hopes that visitors of the zoo will take care of the animals and will not throw them in cellophane cages, polyethylene scraps that threatens their health.