January 11, 2005, Apple introduced a music player iPod shuffle with no screen. Apple has drawn attention to the fact that many people have pumped into their digital “hurdy-gurdy” music and listen to it in random order (shuffle mode), forgetting about the albums, artists, playlists. And when the density of the communication gadgets and the interface is not actually needed. As argued in Cupertino and made the iPod shuffle. What he stood out among, frankly, the same models, is the lack of a screen. Only the buttons: play, skip to the next or previous track, volume, and switch the order of the songs (including the main — random).

By the time of the announcement of the shuffle, Apple had two models of iPods: the iPod classic with a very large HDD and submitted a year before the iPod mini with a special tiny 1-inch hard drive 4 GB. The latter were able to press seriously on the market players on the flash memory (really mean it — their share decreased by half), but the wedge it was necessary to dislodge the wedge, and shuffle. He had twice as much memory than competitors with the same price, and in March 2005 a new gadget kept 58% of the market players on the flash memory.

Only the iPod shuffle has gone through four incarnations, with a third generation player to have buttons to operate it had buttons on the headphone cord. However, the next version of the ring of keys on the player returned. It was released in September 2010, and the next two updates were solely decorative and has varied choice of body colors.

On 11 January 2007, China shot down their own satellites. Meteorological apparatus “Fengyun–1C” is obsolete and would have to be removed from orbit, but the Chinese decided to get rid of it any other way.

The satellite was shot down by a missile with a kinetic warhead for this term mean essentially just the projectile without explosives, which cuts into the target and blow destroys it. This method is suitable for malomanevrenny objects and companion this definitely was. After the collision, “Fengyun–1C” was divided into three thousand pieces, and now they make up 28% of the debris in orbit. Western space powers refused to test the weapon outside of the atmosphere even in 1985, when it became clear the risk to make the space completely unusable. However, subsequent tests China is not spent orbital satellites and ballistic missiles — fragments safely fall to the ground.

The goal of “crossbow” is pretty simple: China has demonstrated its ability to destroy targets in orbit which is used by many — for example, American spy satellites and military equipment.

Interestingly, the film “gravity” begins with the heroes fall under the “rain” of debris of the exploded satellite. Somehow the Russian satellite.

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