Science and technology
Covid-19: Brno scientists’ test faster than PCR, more accurate than antigen
Czech researchers have developed a Covid-19 test based on isothermal amplification, or RT-LAMP for short, via which the virus can be detected with the naked eye.
Czech student rapping about atmospheric processes wins Science magazine contest
A team of students from the University of Helsinki, led by Czech PhD researcher Jakub Kubečka, has won this year’s annual contest Dance Your PhD.
Czech Made: The soft contact lens
Hundreds of millions of people around the world wear contacts every day, but they may not be aware that the invention of the modern soft lens came from this country.
Czech researchers develop unique method for early detection of pancreatic cancer
Czech researchers have developed a unique method to detect pancreatic and other cancers in the early stages.
Prague theatre to stage play written by AI, on 100th anniversary of Čapek’s R.U.R.
To mark the centenary of the premiere of Karel Čapek’s famous play R.U.R., which first used the word “robot”, Prague’s Švanda Theatre is rehearsing a play written by AI.
Czech scientists report growing levels of ground-level ozone
Czech scientists have discovered growing concentrations of ground-level ozone around the Czech Republic. The phenomenon, typical for the summer, now occurs even in winter.
Czech students develop inexpensive experimental robot, will make it available to anyone
Graduate students at the Czech Technical University in Prague have developed a balancing robot, which can be built in schools or by robotics enthusiasts.
New campaign celebrates Czech women in science
A new campaign by the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences celebrates women in science.
Czechs develop unique contactless monitor to track Covid-19 patients' every breath, heartbeat
Czech researchers are developing a system to track Covid-19 patients that alerts nurses to sudden changes, helps doctors plan treatment without donning protective gear.
New social media platform Clubhouse sees fast increase in Czech users
Clubhouse, a new social media application, gained its first Czech users this month and has expanded quickly.
Czech anthropologist in Svalbard: “It will be quite painful to leave”
For nearly two years, Czech anthropologist Zdenka Sokolíčková has lived in Svalbard with her family, studying how local people perceive the effects of climate change.
Czech researchers heading to Antarctica despite Covid-19 pandemic
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Czech scientists from Masaryk University in Brno are heading for their annual expedition to Antarctica.
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