Slovak Science

This column reports on science stories involving Slovaks or in Slovakia.

It is supported by the ESET Foundation, which awards the ESET Science Award to exceptional scientists every year. 

List of articles

The Great Pyramid of Giza.
Scientists are studying ancient monuments using a method based on gravity. 8. Aug 2022, at 11:10
Fedor Šimkovic.
Fedor Šimkovic was awarded the ESET Science Award in 2020. 31. Jul 2022, at 17:24
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Global problem arose because people overused antibiotics. 25. Jul 2022, at 12:28
Many times even cucumbers sold in grocery stores were wrapped in plastic packaging. Edible packaging developed in cooperation with Slovak scientists could reduce huge amount of plastic waste.
Transparent foil is made from natural materials. 18. Jul 2022, at 12:28
Pavol Prokop.
Slovak Scientist of the Year explains why our reaction to rotten food and queue-jumping is the same. 8. Jul 2022, at 10:09
Cure stops the disease from recurring, scientists say. 29. Jun 2022, at 18:20
Slovak scientist Juraj Majtán studies honey and bees.
Honey can be used as a medicinal treatment. 24. Jun 2022, at 7:00
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Slovak scientists are tackling current issues. 23. Jun 2022, at 17:40
Paleontologist Andrej Čerňanský.
Andrej Čerňanský’s work changes our understanding of many animals. 10. Jun 2022, at 7:00
Koronagraphs in the Lomnický štít Observatory.
High Tatras observations to play key role. 7. Jun 2022, at 8:47
Material physicist Ján Dusza.
Ján Dusza earned the ESET Science Award in 2021. 31. May 2022, at 18:13
Scientists want to harness the same process that fuels the Sun. A megaproject that should generate power from nuclear fusion is being built in France.
After ITER is completed, they say a working reactor could arrive in 2050. 31. May 2022, at 7:00
The supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way galaxy.
Difficult feat to capture object at heart of the Milky Way 26. May 2022, at 14:06
Andrej Lúčny with his robot.
Current trends in the field raise interesting questions. 13. May 2022, at 10:42
A new mineral called argentopolybasite was found in Slovakia.
The unique crystalline material was found near Kremnica. 12. May 2022, at 7:00
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Experiments show neutralisation of Covid-19 variant. 3. Feb 2022, at 17:24
Ivica Labuda and her students at the Georgetown University.
The Slovak-American biotechnologist has got 13 patents, organises meetings of the Slovak scientific community in the US. Kristína Sojáková18. Dec 2021, at 10:00
Viliam Pavliak
Viliam Pavliak works as a scientist for the Gates, developing vaccines against diseases in third-world countries. Kristína Sojáková25. Nov 2021, at 6:16
Samuel Kováčik
Interest in theoretical physicist Samuel Kováčik’s ‘Scientist’ project soars in pandemic. 26. Jun 2021, at 9:00
Slavomír Adamčík of the SAV’s Centre for Plant Biology and Biodiversity says that microorganism research can distinguish and identify soil quality.
Slovakia spends only around 0.9 percent of GDP on research and innovation. Renáta Zelná5. Nov 2020, at 11:28
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