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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…)

All about touch-screens

All about touch-screens

All about touch-screens

The touch-screens are part of our everyday life but just ten years ago mobile phones or computers that interact with the user by simply touching the screen  were like from the distant future or a science fiction movie.

The history of the touch-screens starts back in 1965 when the first touch sensing technology was created.  Since then several different technologies were developed and later implemented in different systems. (more…)

The flying car, reality or fiction?

The flying car, reality or fiction?

The flying car, reality or fiction?

Since the beginning of human kind, the man dreamed about flying. Thanks to the technologies developed in the last 150 years, the man created the first car (1886) and then the first airplane (around 1900). Now, century later, a new vehicle revolutionizes the way we travel. It’s the flying car.

A private company created by Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates, Terrafugia, developed the first vehicle that can be used both as car and airplane. Transition is in fact an airplane that can fold its wings in just 30 seconds and then can be driven like a normal 4 wheel car. (more…)