Three emergency crews took part in a dramatic five hour operation in a cave in Moravsky Kras to save a cave explorer who lay injured at the bottom of the cave. The young man slipped and fell from a height of ten meters dislocating his shoulder and injuring his head. The team of explorers he was with could not bring him out because the opening to the cave was too narrow. The opening had to be widened with explosives and rescue workers then carried him on a stretcher through difficult terrain to a site accessible by ambulance. The man was admitted to hospital with severe hypothermia but is said to be recovering.
Would you like bad breath, a dust mite or an ebola virus? Gone are the days of teddy bears - today's kids want stuffed microbes. The earth spins -but which way? Czech public television is clearly not sure. And, a top secret nuclear shelter should soon open up to the public. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
Four Czech speleologists have been rescued from a flooded cave in Slovenia, the Czech Embassy to Slovenia said on Thursday. All four are reported to be in good health. While exploring the Crnelskaja Jama cave they were trapped inside far below the surface after an underground river swelled on Monday following heavy rains.
A year ago we reported on a Czech expedition exploring the world's largest salt cave in Iran. As a matter of fact, Czech explorers have also been to the deepest cave in the world. Two speleologists from the city of Brno have just returned from Abkhazia where an international expedition increased the penetrated depth to 2,170 metres, firmly establishing the Krubera-Voronya as the deepest cave on earth.
The oldest cave painting in the Czech Republic was made in 3,200 BC and is located in Moravia. According to Ivan Balak from the authority that looks after the "Moravsky Kras" protected landscape area, the Neolithic 30x40 cm painting was drawn with coal, bears a geometrical shape that resembles a grill, and could be depicting a ritual.
This week the news arrived from Iran that an expedition of young Czech geologists discovered what might be the largest salt cave in the world. The discovery was no accident. It was one of the aims of the expedition which left for southern Iran a couple of weeks ago. In today's Czech Science we will find out more about the goals of Expedition Namak 2006.
How long does it take to build a snowman in the middle of summer? A radio station in the German city of Leipzig recently decided to find out and challenged listeners to take part in a snowman-building contest. The resulting scurry to find enough snow to put together a snowman led to an incident that is now being investigated by the Czech police.