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Last man on the moon Eugene Cernan remembered

17-01-2017 14:38 | Jan Velinger

US astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last person to set foot on the Moon, died on Monday at the age of 82. Cernan was the commander of the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, who brought a Czechoslovak flag with him on the 325,000 kilometre journey in honour of his family’s roots. Více

Czech scientists make cover of Science with nanocrystals research

13-01-2017 12:40 | Ruth Fraňková

Czech scientists have made the cover of the prestigious Science magazine with their discovery of a unique method determining the structure of nanocrystals. The new findings can have an important impact on scientific fields such as pharmaceuticals, synthetic chemistry, or the development of new materials. Lukáš Palatinus of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, who was the head of the research team, told me more about the discovery: Více

Photo: Alexander Voronzow / U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum / Belarussian State Archive of Documentary Film, Public Domain

Czech scientists studying consequences of extreme stress in Holocaust survivors and possible impact on future generations

12-01-2017 15:09 | Daniela Lazarová

Why does long-term exposure to extreme stress make some people more resilient, while it makes others weaker? Does such an experience result in far-reaching biological changes that can be transferred to future generations? More than seventy years after WWII many of these questions remain unanswered. Více

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Czech inventor rolls out revolutionary nano battery with world changing claims

21-12-2016 11:46 | Chris Johnstone

A low cost high performance battery is commonly described as the Holy Grail for today’s intensive energy using world. And a Czech inventor believes he has come up with just that battery by applying nano technology to the way traditional batteries are produced. And to prove the point, the first production line producing those batteries has been launched in Prague. Více

Photo: Jiří Doležal

Czech scientists discover world’s highest sited plant

15-12-2016 14:40 | Ruth Fraňková

Czech scientists have recently discovered what is believed to be the world’s highest growing plant. While carrying out research in the Ladakh region of the Himalayas, they came across six species of a tiny plant, no bigger than a coin, clinging to a gravel on Mount Shukule, at an elevation 6,150 metres above sea level. Více

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