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Westinghouse offers to co-finance new nuclear reactors

No decision on a new tender has been made but expansion remains possible Prague, Oct 12 (ČTK) — US-Japanese company Westinghouse Electric Company, which earlier took part in the tender to extend Czech nuclear power plant Temelin, has offered to co-finance the construction of new nuclear sources in the Czech Republic, Westinghouse CR head Pavel… Keep Reading

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Pilot project turns wastewater to bioplastic

Sewage treatment plant in Brussels uses bacteria to create plastic polymers Most plastic is made from petroleum products. As oil becomes harder to find, though, plastic manufacturers are seeking cheaper alternatives that are friendlier to the environment. One solution is bioplastics. First, to clear up some common confusion, bioplastic does not mean it is biodegradable.… Keep Reading

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Production of new Škoda Fabia set for end of August

Plants are being adapted for new line during holiday break Mladá Boleslav, July 31, 2014 — The Škoda headquarters in Mladá Boleslav will be well under way with preparations for the start-up of the new Škoda Fabia during the factory holidays August 4–15. Production of the popular small car is set to begin at the… Keep Reading

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Škoda to launch two CNG models in June

Czech carmaker continues its CNG offensive with the new Skoda Octavia G-TEC Mladá Boleslav, May 19  — Expanding its environmentally  friendly model range, Škoda is renewing its emphasis on compressed natural gas vehicles. The new Škoda Octavia G-TEC and the new Škoda Octavia Combi G-TEC will be given their market premiere in June. This will… Keep Reading

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Science in exile

Czech scientists reflect on years abroad Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein and Tycho Brahe all lived in exile. How did this influence their research? Unfortunately, they can no longer answer this question. But because of the Soviet invasion of 1968, hundreds of Czech scientists can. Though it is impossible to generalize, one common thread runs… Keep Reading

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Helping Jewish families find their ancestors

Nonprofit Toledot offers genealogical database Anyone who can turn their hobby into a day job must be doing something right. Former molecular biologist turned genealogist Julius Müller has done just that. An interest in tracing his family’s genealogy led Müller to found a nonprofit Jewish family history center based in Prague called Toledot, the Hebrew… Keep Reading

Czech scientists have a drinking problem
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Who says Czech scientists have a drinking problem?

Researcher finds that his Bohemian colleagues drink more and publish less For those of us from the United States, drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is the norm. New arrivals to the Czech Republic may be surprised at the seemingly free-flowing alcohol in the office and the amount of drinking that goes on during… Keep Reading

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Picking your brain

Firm uses magnetic scans to target marketing With Christmas fast approaching, retailers and marketers only want consumers to remember their seasonal advertisements for a short period of time. So, how do you market straight to the short-term memory? The PHD Network thinks it has the answer: Look inside the brain. With the help of consultants,… Keep Reading

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Mind Machines

Is Czech mind control equipment science-fiction or science-fact? Declassified U.S. documents show that unsuccessful attempts were made to control our thoughts … or is that what we were meant to think? In 1975, the United States Defense Intelligence Agency had hot news. Very hot news. According to the agency, which spent much of the Cold… Keep Reading

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