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21-01-2012 02:01 | Christian Falvey

There’s a hole in the middle of Prague, and we want you to know what’s in it. The early 1980s metro station at Národní třída is the scene of a fascinating archaeological dig that we’ll be visiting in this month’s Science Journal.  More

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10-12-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Solar Orbiter We are not going so very far from Earth today, only two and a half light-minutes or so, to a point where, come 2017, Czech technology will be orbiting our Sun, and helping to answer some of its secrets.  More

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12-11-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Photo: CTK In this month’s Science Journal we talk to the Czech psychologists who monitored the participants in the Mars 500 experiment, and also to the discoverers of a hitherto unknown, tick-borne disease.  More

Ivan Havel and 140 years of Vesmír magazine

17-09-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Ivan Havel It has been a constant companion for generation after generation of Czech science lovers – the popular science magazine Vesmír is marking its 140th year in publication. In today’s Science Journal we talk about the magazine’s course through the decades with none other than its editor-in-chief Dr. Ivan Havel, the distinguished former head of the Centre for Theoretical Studies and brother of ex-president Václav Havel, who took up work at the magazine just after the Velvet Revolution.  More

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20-08-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

We’ve heard the politicians and the eco-activists’ views on the Šumava – but what do the scientists say? And by the way, how do cells read DNA? That’s what we’ll be trying to get our heads around this month on Science Journal.   More

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23-07-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Where will the energy of the future come from? If it comes from nuclear fusion, then the COMPASS tokamak fusion reactor in at Prague’s Institute of Plasma Physics will have played an important role in making it a reality.  More

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25-06-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

SWARM satellites, photo: ESA It is only two and a half years now since the Czech Republic officially joined the European Space Agency, and already Czech scientists are playing a big role, with more than three dozen projects currently underway.  More

Czech scientists uncover reason behind high incidence of abortions in mares

28-05-2011 02:01 | Sarah Borufka

In this month’s edition of Science Journal: A team of Czech researchers may have found the answer to a question that has puzzled veterinarians, horse breeders and biologists for decades – why such a high percentage of pregnancies in mares end in natural, chemically triggered abortions. A recent study released by a Czech scientist suggests the answer may be that keeping pregnant mares close to stallions at their home stable makes them more likely to abort.  More

Czech spaceship architect who is going where no Czech has gone before, to NASA, the asteroids, Mars and beyond.

23-04-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Tomáš Rousek In this month‘s edition of Science Journal: the final frontier. These are the voyages of Tomáš Rousek, a Czech spaceship architect who is going where no Czech has gone before, to NASA, the asteroids, Mars and beyond.  More

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26-03-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Photo: Radek Mikuláš Lots of us might be sick of the cold, literally and figuratively, but as the skiers begin hanging up their hats as the birds and the bugs come back, so ends the happy time of the year for at least one man in the Czech Scientific community, Radek Mikuláš. Dr. Mikuláš is not your everyday geologist. For 20 years he has been venturing out onto the winter rivers, ponds and reservoirs of the Czech Republic on skates to study a very special type of rock – ice. The fruit of his labour, a book called Ledové Čechy, or “Icy Bohemia”, won a prize from publishers Academia recently for its beautiful production, and it’s not without some fascinating insights. Earlier this week I went to visit Dr Mikuláš in his tiny office at the Institute of Geology.  More

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