Czech physicist and scientist Armin Delong has died at the age of 92, the ctk news agency reported citing family sources. Professor Delong was the founder of electron microscopy in Czechoslovakia. In 1990, he served briefly in the Czechoslovak government of prime minister Marián Čalfa. Delong created the prototype of the table microscope for which he received the gold medal award at the World EXPO58 in Brussels.
The Czech pavilion at this year’s World’s Fair at Astana in Kazakhstan will be dominated by the concept of an electric sports plane of the future, organisers said on Tuesday. At present only two prototypes of the plane exist. The main part of the Czech centre at the Expo will be given over to modern technology produced by Czech companies. The pavilion will also offer Czech lager and foods.
On Friday, Expo 2015 gets underway in Italy’s Milan and the Czech pavilion is ready to open its door to the public. The main theme this year is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” When I spoke to Expo’s Czech commissioner, Jiří František Potužník, I started by asking how this theme was reflected in the Czech exhibition:
Silent Lab is the name of an ambitious Czech installation featuring this year at Expo 2015 in Milan, which begins later this spring. The installation, which brought together students at the technical university in Prague (ČVUT) students of architecture and the company Full Capacity, recreates the experience of the Czech forest, combining Nature and hi-tech.
The 2010 World Expo in Shanghai closed its doors on Sunday, having attracted more than 70 million visitors from the world over. The success of the Czech pavilion surpassed expectations, it had more than 8 million visitors and won several awards. Radio Prague called the pavilion’s chief press officer Jiří F. Potužník in Shanghai to ask how happy the Czech representation was with the outcome:
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The Czech Republic’s pavilion at the Expo2010 fair in Shanghai is proving an enormous success. Attendance figures have surpassed expectations and on Tuesday the pavilion welcomed its 4 millionth visitor. Radio Prague asked the Czech pavilion’s spokeman Jiři F. Potužník for the latest news from Shanghai.
The Czech Republic’s pavilion at the Expo 2010 fair in Shanghai welcomed its 2 millionth visitor over the weekend. Wu Pcho, a twenty-eight-year old businessman from China received books about the Czech Republic, a gift of Bohemia crystal and a crate of Czech beer. The head of the pavilion Miloslava Kumbarová said she was delighted with the success of the Czech undertaking. China has even expressed interest in buying the pavilion and apparently plans to move the complex to a town outside Shanghai.