Man-Made Man | video file The exhibition Man-Made Man – Technology and Medicine opened on May 10th, 2017 - March 4th, 2018 at the National Technical Museum.
The exhibition introduces the visitor not only to the history and the present of prosthetics as a specific field, but also to the use of technological substitutes across all fields of medicine. It uncovers ample collaboration of experts in medicine, electronics, cybernetics, mechanics, statics, design, and other fields, which precedes the development of unique prostheses and makes it possible.The exhibition is organized in cooperation with Charles University and the National Medical Library.
Expert guarantor of part of the Exhibition Materials in Prosthetics is Dr. Tomáš Suchý, the Head of the Department of Composite and Carbon Materials of the IRSM of the CAS.
Station measuring the size of an Earthquake | video file Cesky Krumlov gets its own station on the measurement of the earth shake. One year after the earthquake, which was in this area is relatively strong, it seismologists are building in a remote century in the already dysfunctional Graphite mine.
Geochemistry-Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume | journal / book Book Geochemistry, published recently by the British publishing house IntechOpen in London, whose main editor is Dr. Miloš René from the Department of Geochemistry of the IRSM of the CAS, includes fourteen chapters that discuss the chemical composition of various rock complexes, their structural evolution, methodology of specific geochemical methods (isotopic geology), using of geochemical methods for exploration of mineral deposits, structural geology, stratigraphy and lithology.
The world’s deepest freshwater cave just got a whole lot deeper | journal / book For decades, spelunkers have flocked to the flooded caverns of the Czech Republic’s Hranice Abyss, which stretches farther below ground than any other freshwater cave system. Now, a scientific campaign to the cave has revealed it is 1 kilometer deep, more than twice as deep as previously thought. The researchers also say the abyss formed as groundwater seeped down from the surface, not as water percolated up, as previously believed—a finding that could call into question the origin of other deep caves.
Now, scientists have revealed a clearer picture using a combination of geophysical techniques.
Klanica and his colleagues also found evidence of an ancient groundwater drainage system in the limestone, suggesting a new, aboveground origin for the abyss-
The resulting picture revealed a system of deep, trenchlike caverns—some filled with sediment—that had been carved from the limestone, Surprisingly, these sediment-covered trenches extend to about 1 kilometer below the surface—far deeper than previous estimates, the team reported this month in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface.
From Nano to Geo: Scaffolds for Innovation | lecture Dr. Matt Rowberry from Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS, developed a contactless positioning system for monitoring geological discontinuities such as faults and fractures. Once again, the very same physical principle was targetting a completely different scale, and the second scaffold was constructed. This contactless positioning system has been deployed on to monitor landslides in the Canary Islands and active tectonic faults in Austria and Spain.
The event was organised by Spanish Embassy on November 15, 2018, at the Czech Academy of Sciences, which aims to transform ladders into scaffolds.
Recent Geodynamics of the Sudeten and Adjacent Areas | seminar / workshop 18th Czech Polish Workshop, organized by The Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in a collaboration with the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Geodesy, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic and Association of students and PhD students "Zenit – Nadir",
October 26 - 28, 2017, Szklarska Poreba, Poland
Czech scientists studying giant landslides in the Canary Islands The first stage of building a giant landslide monitoring network on El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, was completed by the beginning of February, experts from the Department of Engineering Geology Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics (IRSM) AV CR. This work is funded by the National Geographic Society grant and the Waitt Institute. Coastal and submarine landslides on volcanic islands, the largest known landslides on Earth. In the Canary Islands, they occurred fairly regularly over the last 300,000 years and probably for them were large and tsunami.