Scientific discoveries

  • Nobel Prize: institution, award procedure and laureates
    Scientific works

    Nobel Prize: institution, award procedure and laureates

    Nobel Prizes owe their appearance to Alfred Bernharder Nobel (1833 – 1896), who distinguished himself as an inventor and industrialist. In 1895, Nobel made a will. It states, it says, that annually the income from his capital, divided into five equal parts, should be distributed in the form of bonuses.

  • Why the sky is blue?
    Culture

    Why the sky is blue?

    Why is the sky blue is one of the frequently asked questions. The short answer to this question is: because of the earth's atmosphere and sunlight.

  • Ball lightning is a mysterious phenomenon
    Ecology and safety

    Ball lightning is a mysterious phenomenon

    The collision of a person with this phenomenon occurs very rarely and always unexpectedly. In addition, its duration is always short. Therefore, there is still no exact scientific definition of ball lightning.

  • Nanotechnology – so invisible yet important
    Innovation

    Nanotechnology – so invisible yet important

    Nanotechnology is a science that deals with the creation of nanostructures, that is, structures at the level of individual atoms and molecules, in order to control many structures at the molecular level.

  • Theory of Relativity – Einstein’s genius
    Scientific works

    Theory of Relativity – Einstein’s genius

    For Einstein, the description of the functioning of the world, provided by the then physics, was not enough. He asked "why?" and so long he searched for answers until a model arose in his mind to explain the laws of nature. So he created the theory of relativity - a scientific hypothesis that cannot be understood without letting your imagination run wild.

  • Albert Einstein: biography of a man ahead of his time
    Interviews and personas

    Albert Einstein: biography of a man ahead of his time

    Albert Einstein was born in 1879 in Ulm, Germany, to a poor Jewish family. Even at school, he showed a penchant for mathematics and physics; to a certain extent, his scientific growth was helped by life circumstances - his father began to trade in electrical equipment, prominent scientists of that time taught in educational institutions in Germany and Switzerland, where Einstein was educated.