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» TESLA (T) unit for magnetic flux density introduced in 1960 in Paris
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/31/2020 | Science , Education | Unrated
TESLA is a unit for magnetic induction, that is, of the magnetic flux density, introduced in 1960 (October 18th) in Paris by the General Conference on Weights and Measures. It is a part of basic SI derived units. With this article, we mark 60 years since introducing this important unit. In his autobiography published in 1919, Tesla wrote: "I had become intensely interested in electricity under the stimulating influence of
» Zeljko Zuanovic Croatian priest and his wonderful world of sea shells
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/25/2020 | Science , Entertainment , Education | Unrated
Željko Zuanović is a Croatian catholic priest, with an interesting hobby: he collects see shells throughout the world. His collection of about 2500 shells is since 2020 exhibited in the village of Marijanci, a few kilometers of Valpovo the NE of Croatia. We recommend you to pay a visit to his collection of shells. Surprisingly, rev. Zuanović was born in continental part of Croatia, and his other hobbies include diving, sin
» Ragusa (Dubrovnik) in Croatia and Ragusa on the island of Sicily in Italy
Submitted By Ivana Marija Vidovic and Darko Zubrinic | Published 06/7/2020 | Science , History , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
The article deals with erroneous interpretation of the Ragusa veduta dating from 1695, kept at the National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia (and there are numerous copies kept in other European libraries, the first edition originating from 1638). It was published Matthaeus Merian Sr., but it does not represent the city of Dubrovnik (Ragusa) in Croatia, but Ragusa on the island of Sicily in Italy. Most of the
» Franka Miriam Brueckler author of three math books published by Springer
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/6/2020 | Science , History , Entertainment , Education | Unrated
Franka Miriam Brueckler, employed at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Zagreb, has published already three mathematical books with Springer Verlag, all of them in German langague. The first two deal with the History of Mathematics, while the third one, which appeared in 2019, is dedicated to mathematical foundations of chrystallography (for both mathematicians and natural scientists): Mathematische Grundlagen der Krist
» Danica Kragic Jensfelt leads a robotic project funded by European Research Council
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 04/22/2020 | Science , Environment , Education | Unrated
Distinguished Croatian scientist Prof. Danica Kragić Jensfelt, Ph.D., professor of computer science at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and a member of the International Scientific Council of the University of Rijeka, has won a kind of "scientific Oscar" for 2019. Her project Bimanual Manipulation of Rigid and Deformable Objects has been selected as one of 82 projects in the field of physical sciences and engineerin
» Celebrating 22nd February the Day of Croatian Glagolitic Script and Glagolitism
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 02/21/2020 | Croatian Language , Science , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
On 22nd Febrary, 1483, the first Croatian printed book has appeared in the Glagolitic Script. It shows that Croatian glagolitic priests were able to adopt very early Gutenberg's technology of movable type. Only 12 copies of the books have been preserved, 5 of them kept in Croatia, and 7 scattered throughout the world: in the Russian National Library (former Russian Imperial Library) in St Petersburg, in the Austrian
» Croatian Post successfully made its first drone delivery in Feb 2020
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 02/20/2020 | Science , Ideas , Education | Unrated
The drone flew autonomously, from the Zadar port of Gaženica to Preko on the island of Ugljan at a speed of 35 km/h, for about 12 minutes. This flight is a part of a pilot project with the Croatian company AIR-RMLD which develops commercial and industrial services using drones. Drones have already proved their usefulness in crisis situations, for example, when medicine or antidotes needed to be delivered in hard t
» Nikola Tesla's schooling in Croatia lecture at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Paris 2020
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 01/30/2020 | Science , History , Education | Unrated
AMCA-Paris (association of former students of Croatian universities, living in Paris), organized a lecture delivered at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Paris, dealing with the schooling of Nikola Tesla in Croatia during his formative years (from his 14th to 17 year). His most important professor from that period is Martin Sekulić, for who Tesla writes to be an ingenious man who enthused him for electricity.
» Nikola Tesla's schooling in Croatia and his professor of physics Martin Sekulic
Submitted By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published 01/18/2020 | Science , History , Education | Unrated
Here is Tesla's description of Martin Sekulić, his professor of Physics at the Higher Real School in Rakovac (near the city of Karlovac in Croatia, when Tesla was at the age of 14-17): I had become intensely interested in electricity under the stimulating influence of my Professor of Physics, who was an ingenious man and often demonstrated the principles by apparatus of his own invention... It is impossible for me to


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