Kite Science: Assessing Water Pollution from the Sky

(This article is derived from a European Researchers’ Night 2021 lecture. Theoretical parts and fundamental research by Maša Mramor, Gimnazija Vič; kite flying, kite aerial photography, and photo processing by KAP Jasa kite society.) As we have said many times before, kites are spectacular, affordable and versatile aerial science platforms. A large Rokkaku can easily … Read more

The Power of Bora

Novi Vinodolski is a town on the Adriatic coast in Croatia, at the end of the valley of the vineyards (Vinodol in Croatian) that stretches from Bakarac to the sea, below the mountains of Gorski Kotar. It is a prime tourist place, with a mild climate, clean sea, and pleasant setting. A vacation spot for … Read more

Guarding the Gates of Hell

Škocjan – named after Saint Cantianius to whom the village church is dedicated to – is one of the most unique villages in the world. This picturesque little place is perched precariously on a natural bridge between the river Reka canyon and a huge abyss of Little Dolina. On both sides the cliffs fall almost … Read more

A Thirsty Ground

Lake Cerknica in Slovenia is a true natural wonder, mentioned by Strabo in his Geographica, studied by Valvasor (who became a member of the Royal Society because of his exposé on the lake), and cherished by generations of people who live on its banks. Because of the limestone karst on its northwestern edge it is … Read more