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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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26-02-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

A portable detector Explonix, photo: RS Dynamics Million-dollar airport scanners get a run for their money from a small, Czech-made device that can sniff out even the smallest traces of explosive and radioactive materials.  More

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23-01-2011 02:01 | Christian Falvey

What do foxes and yoghurt have in common? Nothing at all, aside, that is, from that fact that they are the subjects of some interesting experiments in Czech science. Welcome to this month’s Science Journal.  More

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21-11-2010 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Daniel Král On this month’s Science Journal we have the wonders of numbers with maths king Dr. Daniel Král.  More

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24-10-2010 02:01 | Christian Falvey

Coming up on this month’s Science Journal: advice on how to win the National Prize for scientific research – just revolutionise global progress in the field of virology; organisms of the Czech Republic, unite! Your genetic data is wanted, but there are so many of you – more than 100,000; and how do generations of children from smoggy Prague know there are stars out there? Because there is one of the largest planetariums in the world here, and it’s celebrating its fiftieth birthday.  More

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

26-09-2010 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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29-08-2010 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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01-08-2010 02:01 | Christian Falvey

A portable detector Explonix, photo: www.rsdynamics.com Million-dollar airport scanners get a run for their money from a small, Czech-made device that can sniff out even the smallest traces of explosive and radioactive materials.   More

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04-07-2010 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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