Archive for August, 2011

Australia, the destination you should not miss

Australia, the destination you should not miss

Australia, the destination you should not miss

Located in the Southern Hemisphere between the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, Australia is the smallest continent. The country is so diverse welcoming the travelers throughout the whole year. Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth are the main cities and also most populated areas in the county.

Although the capital is Canberra, Sydney is the largest city in Australia. The main attractions of Sydney include the Opera House, famous for its exceptional architecture, the Sydney Harbor and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Besides the cultural attractions, Sydney also has superb beaches, stylish bars and an attractive night life. (more…)

Top ten golf players

Top ten golf players

Top ten golf players

Although the sport is five centuries old, golf popularity is increasing more than ever. The countries with most players and therefore most golf courses include New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States, Sweden, and England. The most important golf competitions for professional golfers are: the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

United States is one of the countries with the most amateur golf players counting more than 25 million players. The number of professional golfers is also impressive and is clear why the charts are dominated by US players. (more…)

From microscope to telescope

From microscope to telescope

From microscope to telescope

The science nowadays reached unexpected levels of development. The newest cutting edge technologies continue to develop and they are immediately introduced in research. The microscopes and telescopes are among the instruments without which many scientific discoveries would not have been made.

The history of the instrument used for observing objects too small to be seen with the naked eye starts around 1600 when the first optical microscopes were developed. Just half a century later the microscopes were used widely for research in Italy, Holland and England. A very important step in the development of microscopy was made in 1893 when August Köhler implemented a new technique for sample illumination known as Köhler illumination. (more…)

Nobel laureate in detention

Nobel laureate in detention

Nobel laureate in detention

With more than 1,3 billion people and a gross domestic product (GDP) of 5,878,000 millions of US dollars, China is one of the top world economies. Ranking first as population and second as economy, China opened towards the West in the last decades. It’s external and  economic politics are continuously improving and many see China as a potential superpower. Though there still are some problems that throw a negative shadow over the strong positive image the immense country managed to create itself in the recent years. (more…)