Researchers at St. Andrews and the Institute of Scientific Instruments, or ISI, in the Czech Republic have figured out a way of generating an optical field that can reverse the radiation pressure of light.
Prague international airport renamed after late president Václav Havel
The Czech Republic’s main international airport has been officially renamed after the late president Václav Havel. The idea to rename the airport after the last Czechoslovak and first Czech president’s was launched in the days following his death last December, and was petitioned by tens of thousands of people. Outside the Czech Republic, a library in Paris, a building of the European Parliament and several streets in Poland have been renamed in honour of the statesman and champion of human rights and liberty.
Yet another Czech cabinet member resigns over corruption scandal
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Labour and Social Affairs Minister Jaromir Drabek announced his resignation in connection with a bribery scandal surrounding two of his closest associates - his deputy Vladimir Siska and head of IT Milan Hojer. He is the tenth cabinet member to resign and the sixth to leave because of a corruption scandal.
Drabek says he is innocent of any wrongdoing, but will take personal responsibility to avoid damaging his party, TOP 09, ahead of the regional and senate elections. Šiška and Hojer were arrested on Monday and charged with bribery and manipulating public tenders.
Sára Vondrášková, an invigorating new voice taking jazz in her own direction
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INTERVIEW - The sultry voice of young Sara Vondrášková in the song Lay Down, which has launched her from the cafes and clubs of Prague to the silver screen, as the title song for the new Czech film noir Ve Stínu. The jazz student’s bewitching contralto and modern compositional sensibility is giving her some well earned prominence in the next generation of singer/songwriter/composers… http://www.radio.cz/en/section/one-on-one/sara-vondraskova-an-invigorating-new-voice-taking-jazz-in-her-own-direction