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Časopis Journal of Metallomics and Nanotechnologies vychází pouze elektronicky, čtvrtletně. Jeho obsahové zaměření je v oblastí nano-biochemie, nanotechonologie, biomedicína a nanomedicína. Časopis vychází bez regionálních mutací v českém, slovenském a anglickém jazyce. Vydavatel: Laboratoř metalomiky a nanotechnologií Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00, Brno, Česká republika http://web2.mendelu.cz/af_239_nanotech/J_Met_Nano/index.html

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Spanish Town Under Toxic Cloud
W3 Star-forming Region A blast at a chemical plant cloaked a region in northern Spain in a huge orange toxic cloud on Thursday, according to local reports. Three at the plant some 30 miles from the city of Barcelona were injured in the explosion, which also forced some 60,000 people in the surrounding communities to remain confined indoors for hours, La Verdad newspaper reported. The explosion at the installation owned by Simar — which distributes and stores chemicals, according to its website — occurred at 9:45 a.m. (3:45 a.m. ET), the newspaper reported. Company officials were not immediately available for comment. Officials ordered school and university students to remain indoors and said parents should not pick them up, news website 20 Minutes reported. Pregnant women, children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems were told to remain indoors even after the general warning was lifted, according to La Verdad. The blast appeared to have been caused by two chemicals coming into contact during delivery to the plant, the regional government of Catalonia said in a statement, Reuters reported.
Ten-Engine Electric Plane Prototype Takes Off
W3 Star-forming Region A team at NASA's Langley Research Center is developing a concept of a battery-powered plane that has 10 engines and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. The prototype, called Greased Lightning or GL-10, is currently in the design and testing phase. The initial thought was to develop a 20-foot wingspan (6.1 meters) aircraft powered by hybrid diesel/electric engines, but the team started with smaller versions for testing, built by rapid prototyping. During a recent spring day the engineers took the GL-10 to test its wings at a military base about two hours away from NASA Langley. The remotely piloted plane has a 10-foot wingspan (3.05 meters), eight electric motors on the wings, two electric motors on the tail and weighs a maximum of 62 pounds (28.1 kilograms) at take off. This photograph captures the GL-10 prototype taking off in hover mode like a helicopter.
Cosmic Flower:
W3 Star-forming Region Exploded Star Blooms Like a Cosmic Flower: Because the debris fields of exploded stars, known as supernova remnants, are very hot, energetic, and glow brightly in X-ray light, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has proven to be a valuable tool in studying them. The supernova remnant called G299.2-2.9 (or G299 for short) is located within our Milky Way galaxy, but Chandra’s new image of it is reminiscent of a beautiful flower here on Earth. G299 was left over by a particular class of supernovas called Type Ia. Astronomers think that a Type Ia supernova is a thermonuclear explosion – involving the fusion of elements and release of vast amounts of energy - of a white dwarf star in a tight orbit with a companion star. If the white dwarf’s partner is a typical, Sun-like star, the white dwarf can become unstable and explode as it draws material from its companion. Alternatively, the white dwarf is in orbit with another white dwarf, the two may merge and can trigger an explosion. Image Credit: NASA/CXC/U.Texas
'Nepal is not alone,' UN and EU aid chiefs say, reaffirming commitment to assist quake-hit country
2 May 2015 – Wrapping up their visit to Nepal, the United Nations and European Union aid chiefs stressed that while relief teams are working around the clock to assist the thousands of people affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the tiny Himalayan nation one week ago today, aircraft and helicopters are urgently needed, as are emergency shelters, particularly for people in hard-hit rural areas. According to a press release today from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, and the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides have concluded their joint three-day visit to Nepal. On the last day of their visit they met with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, and reaffirmed the commitment of the international community to support the country in this time of crisis. “My thanks to the Prime Minister for his clear message on the importance of working in partnership to speed up aid delivery,” said Ms. Amos, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator. “I assured him of the international community's strong commitment to provide the necessary support.” For his part, Mr. Stylianides said that a disaster of such magnitude would test the capacities of any government in the world. “The Nepalese people can rest assured that we will stand by them, Nepal is not alone in this crisis.” During their visit, the UN and EU aid officials witnessed the devastation caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck a week ago and met with people who were directly affected. They also had an opportunity to meet those on the front lines of the relief effort, including search and rescue (SAR) teams, medical professionals, and aid workers. Ms. Amos and Mr. Stylianides also met with senior representatives of local and national authorities, as well as financial and technical partners. Seven days into the relief operation, a significant amount of national and international aid and responders are being used. Teams are working around the clock to reach those affected. Helicopters and aircraft are particularly needed to reach those in the most remote areas. The UN and EU aid chiefs repeatedly stressed the urgent need to provide emergency shelter to hundreds of thousands of people, particularly in the rural areas. This is especially important given the fast approaching monsoon season. Healthcare and sanitation are also priorities. Meanwhile, the UN Children's Fund is (UNICEF) warning that the health and wellbeing of children affected by the disaster are hanging in the balance – as many have been left homeless, in deep shock and with no access to basic care. With the monsoon season only a few weeks away, children will be at heightened risk of diseases like cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as well as being more vulnerable to the threat of landslides and floods. “The earthquake has caused unimaginable destruction,” said Rownak Khan, UNICEF Deputy Representative in Nepal. “Hospitals are overflowing, water is scarce, bodies are still buried under the rubble and people are still sleeping in the open. This is a perfect breeding ground for diseases.” UNICEF is broadening its response so that children in the most severely affected communities, including those in hard-to-reach areas beyond Kathmandu, are provided with lifesaving services and supplies. "We have a small window of time to put in place measures that will keep earthquake-affected children safe from infectious disease outbreaks – a danger that would be exacerbated by the wet and muddy conditions brought on with the rains," said Ms. Khan. “That's why it's so crucial to get essential medicine, medical equipment, tents and water supplies out to these areas now.” OCHA – the UN relief wing headed up by Ms. Amos – has launched a joint humanitarian response plan alongside other UN agencies and partners in an effort to support Government-led efforts in addressing the most critical needs of millions of people in need of shelter, water and sanitation, emergency health, food, and protection for the next three months. A $415 million emergency appeal, which was jump-started with $15 million made available through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), will help partners provide emergency shelter to 500,000 people who remain in the open, braving the damp and cold weather. Emergency health services and medical supplies and facilities, and safe drinking water and sanitation facilities are also urgently needed for up to 4.2 million people. As many as 1.4 million people will benefit from food assistance, including 750,000 in hard-to-reach areas. Some 2.1 million children and 525,000 women will benefit from protection assistance. To date, some $68 million was provided in support of the ongoing response, according to OCHA.
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W3 Star-forming Region Sometimes it takes a village to find new and unusual objects in space. Volunteers scanning tens of thousands of starry images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, using the Web-based Milky Way Project, recently stumbled upon a new class of curiosities that had gone largely unrecognized before: yellow balls. The rounded features are not actually yellow -- they just appear that way in the infrared, color-assigned Spitzer images. Volunteers using the web-based Milky Way Project brought star-forming features nicknamed "yellowballs" to the attention of researchers, who later showed that they are a phase of massive star formation. "With prompting by the volunteers, we analyzed the yellow balls and figured out that they are a new way to detect the early stages of massive star formation," said Charles Kerton of Iowa State University, Ames. "The simple question of 'Hmm, what's that?' led us to this discovery." Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Warning signals from the volatile world of influenza viruses
The current global influenza situation is characterized by a number of trends that must be closely monitored. These include: an increase in the variety of animal influenza viruses co-circulating and exchanging genetic material, giving rise to novel strains; continuing cases of human H7N9 infections in China; and a recent spurt of human H5N1 cases in Egypt. Changes in the H3N2 seasonal influenza viruses, which have affected the protection conferred by the current vaccine, are also of particular concern.

Viruses in wild and domestic birds The diversity and geographical distribution of influenza viruses currently circulating in wild and domestic birds are unprecedented since the advent of modern tools for virus detection and characterization. The world needs to be concerned. Viruses of the H5 and H7 subtypes are of greatest concern, as they can rapidly mutate from a form that causes mild symptoms in birds to one that causes severe illness and death in poultry populations, resulting in devastating outbreaks and enormous losses to the poultry industry and to the livelihoods of farmers. Since the start of 2014, the Organisation for Animal Health, or OIE, has been notified of 41 H5 and H7 outbreaks in birds involving 7 different viruses in 20 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Several are novel viruses that have emerged and spread in wild birds or poultry only in the past few years. Some of the outbreaks notified to OIE have involved wild birds only. Such notifications are indicative of the heightened surveillance and improved laboratory detection that have followed the massive outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza that began in Asia in late 2003. Detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in wild birds signals the need for a close watch over poultry farms. Migratory waterfowl, immune to the disease, are known to spread avian viruses to new areas by quickly crossing continents along the routes of several flyways. These migratory waterfowl subsequently mix with local wild birds and poultry that then become infected. more
Curly-Q Filament Blast:
W3 Star-forming Region Curly-Q Filament Blast: A solar filament erupted in the shape of a twisted arch over a three-hour period (Feb. 4, 2015) with most of it falling back into the sun. The activity in the lower corona was caught in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. Filaments are elongated clouds of particles suspended above the Sun's surface by magnetic forces. They are notoriously unstable. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA
Curly-Q Filament Blast:
W3 Star-forming Region Curly-Q Filament Blast: A solar filament erupted in the shape of a twisted arch over a three-hour period (Feb. 4, 2015) with most of it falling back into the sun. The activity in the lower corona was caught in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. Filaments are elongated clouds of particles suspended above the Sun's surface by magnetic forces. They are notoriously unstable. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA
Supernova Sunday!
W3 Star-forming Region Supernova Sunday! It’s our second annual #SupernovaSunday! Let’s kick off w/ some crab, crab nebula: This image shows a composite view of the Crab nebula, an iconic supernova remnant in our Milky Way galaxy, as viewed by the Herschel Space Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope. A wispy and filamentary cloud of gas and dust, the Crab nebula is the remnant of a supernova explosion that was observed by Chinese astronomers in the year 1054. The image combines Hubble's view of the nebula at visible wavelengths, obtained using three different filters sensitive to the emission from oxygen and sulphur ions and is shown here in blue. Herschel's far-infrared image reveals the emission from dust in the nebula and is shown here in red. Image credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/MESS Key Programme Supernova Remnant Team; NASA, ESA and Allison Loll/Jeff Hester (Arizona State University)
World Health Day 2015: Food safety
W3 Star-forming Region Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually – including many children. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhoea to cancers. New threats to food safety are constantly emerging. Changes in food production, distribution and consumption; changes to the environment; new and emerging pathogens; antimicrobial resistance - all pose challenges to national food safety systems. Increases in travel and trade enhance the likelihood that contamination can spread internationally
On Mother Language Day, UN spotlights role of native tongue in education
W3 Star-forming Region Mother tongue education is not only a force for quality learning, it is also essential to bolster multilingualism and respect for linguistic and cultural diversity at a time when societies are transforming quickly and many languages are under threat, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting education said today.
Marking International Mother Language Day , celebrated annually on 21 February, the head of UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), emphasized that the post-2015 development agenda must focus on advancing quality education for all and that includes promoting the preservation of language.
"2015 marks the 15th anniversary of International Mother Language Day – this is also a turning point year for the international community, as the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, when countries will define a new global sustainable development agenda,” UNSECO Director-General Ms. Irina Bokova said in a statement.
“Education in the mother language is an essential part of achieving these goals – to facilitate learning and to bolster skills in reading, writing and mathematics,” she added, noting that taking this forward will require a sharper focus on teaching training, revisions of academic programmes and the creation of suitable learning environments.
More than 50 per cent of the approximately 7,000 languages spoken in the world are likely to die out within a few generations, and 96 per cent of these languages are spoken by a mere 4 per cent of the world's population, according to UNESCO. Only a few hundred languages have genuinely been given a place in education systems and the public domain, and less than a hundred are used in the digital world.
“International Mother Language Day is a moment for all of us to raise the flag for the importance of mother tongue to all educational efforts, to enhance the quality of learning and to reach the unreached. Every girl and boy, every woman and man must have the tools to participate fully in the lives of their societies – this is a basic human right and it is a force for the sustainability of all development,” Ms. Bokova said.
Through its programmes worldwide, namely its 'Education for All' initiative, UNESCO aims to promote inclusive education through bilingual intercultural approaches, in order to include both native and non-native cultures. In Thailand, for example, UNESCO is working to deepen understandings of multilingual education based on the mother tongue.
International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date –proclaimed by UNESCO in 1999 –represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police.
Languages with their unique ability for communication, social integration, education and development, are of strategic importance for people and planet. Yet, due to globalization processes, they are increasingly under threat, or disappearing altogether.
According to UNESCO, when languages fade, so does the world's rich tapestry of cultural diversity. Opportunities, traditions, memory, unique modes of thinking and expression — valuable resources for ensuring a better future — are also lost.
Security Council condemns 'heinous' bomb attacks in Libya
21 February 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned yesterday's deadly bomb attacks in al-Qubbah, Libya, claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known by its Arabic acronym, Da'esh. According to reports, the Friday morning attack which came in three separate waves, killed at least 45 people and injured scores of others. It started when one bomber detonated his vehicle near a gas station and was followed by two car explosions near the home of Libya's Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Government's security headquarters. In a statement to the press this morning, the 15-member Security Council expressed deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of “this heinous act” and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. Council members stressed again that ISIL must be defeated and that the intolerance, violence and hatred it espouses must be stamped out. Perpetrators of these reprehensible acts of terrorism must be brought to justice, they emphasized. Such “acts of barbarism” by ISIL do not intimidate Council members but rather stiffen their resolve, members emphasized as they pledged support to global and regional effort to counter ISIL, Ansar Al Sharia entities, and other groups associated with Al-Qaida. This resolve is already stated in Security Council resolutions 2170 (2014) and 2199 (2015), they noted. All those responsible for such attacks must be held accountable, the Security Council stressed, as it urged all States, in accordance with international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with Libya and all other relevant authorities. Council members further recalled that ISIL is included on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List and is thus subject to the asset freeze and arms embargo, as stated in resolution 2161 (2014). Hence, any individual or entity that provides financial and material support to the group, including the provision of arms or recruits, is eligible to be subject to sanctions measures. To that end, members underscored the need for full implementation of resolution 2199 (2015), adopted on February 12, to cut off ISIL's support networks. Lastly, the Council reaffirmed the need to combat, in accordance with the UN Charter and international law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. All acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of motivation, members concluded.
Winter Storm Neptune Slams the Midwest, New England
W3 Star-forming Region Winter Storm Neptune turned its attention to New England on Sunday, after wreaking snowy havoc on the Midwest earlier in the weekend. At least six people have died from the effects of the storm, mostly on hazardous roadways. Thousands lost power as Neptune's gusty winds brought down trees and power lines. Sunday morning, a 38-car pileup left 12 people injured on Chicago's Kennedy Expressway. ) Boston and the surrounding areas are being tested by yet another wintry onslaught. The city is still digging out from the more than 4 feet of snow it received in late January and early February from winter storms Juno and Linus. The system will continue to dump snow and bring damaging winds to the New England coastline on Sunday before moving into the Canadian Maritimes. We are collecting the best images from Neptune, and you


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státní doktorská zkouška / obhajoba doktorské disertační práce
Miguel Angel Merlos Rodrigo, Petr Michálek, Iva Blažková, Lukáš Nejdl
26. 05. 2015, 10:00

Workshop INWITE
27. 05. 2015, 13:00 h

Advanced Wireless Technologies for Clever Engineering
27. 05. 2015, 13:00 h

Technické podrobnosti a úpravy v informačním systému - 10/2477
Martina Staňková
27. 05. 2015, od 13:00 – 14:00 h h

Targeting Ebola World Congress
Kizek, Krejčová, Michálek
28.—29. 05. 2015, 15:00 h

Robotické platformy jako nástroje v dálkovém průzkumu Země a jiných těles
Lukáš Nejdl
29. 05. 2015, od 13:00

Sumarizace výstupů projektu excelentní mladí vědci na VUT v Brně za řešení projektu
Mgr. Markéta Vaculovičová, Ph.D.
29. 05. 2015, od 15:30

Uniform Fluorescent Nanobioprobes for Pathogen Detection
Ing. Soňa Křížková, Ph.D.
29. 05. 2015, 15:00 h

Uhlíkové kvantové tečky - ověření funkčnosti technologie pro interakci s DNA
Ing. Vedran Milosavljevic, Ing. Jiří Kudr
29. 05. 2015, 14:00 h

Nanoparticle-based immunohistochemistry
Monica Vazzana
29. 05. 2015, od 12:00 h

Modifikace glassy carbon elektrody zlatými nanočásticemi a grafen oxidem za účelem adsorpce As(III) na její povrch a zvýšení citlivosti metody detekce
Mgr. Monika Kremplová
29. 05. 2015, od 12:00

Analýza nanočástic získaných z rostlin
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29. 5. 2015, od 12:00

Doc. RNDr. Vojtěch Adam, Ph.D.
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Metallomics of brain tumors- New Diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities

Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis: Quantum Dots and Paramagnetic Particles for Bacteria Immunoseparation

Glutathione: Stress-Alleviation Role in Plants and Human, and Prospects in Analytical Chemistry and Nanobiotechnology

SDS?PAGE as a Tool for Hydrodynamic Diameter?Dependent Separation of Quantum Dots

Fate of humic acids isolated from natural humic substances

Novel biophysical determination of miRNAs related to prostate and head and neck cancers

Formation of G-quadruplex and Its Utilizing for an Automated Spectrometric Detection of Cisplatin

Electrochemical Analysis of Metallothionein in Chicken Exposed to Cadmium Ions

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