Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Panorama 15.12.2011

In this week's edition of Panorama: a student orchestra packs concert halls with famous movie soundtracks, a computer as a work of art, chocolate as the ultimate gourmet experience and kangaroo Vendelín becomes a household name.

Parliament approves 2012 budget conceding revision likely in the spring

The 2012 state budget on Wednesday sailed thought the lower house of Parliament despite heated protests from the opposition who labeled it "misleading" and "unrealistic". The budget which anticipates a reduced deficit amounting to 3.5percent of GDP was tailored according to April's growth forecast and the government has admitted that a significant revision can be expected in the spring.

Czech scientists collaborate on robotic household 'nurse'

Czech scientists working in collaboration with colleagues from four other European states have created a robot that can assist elderly or post-surgery patients in a variety of situations. Commercial interest in the Robo M.D. was quickly piqued with a demonstration of the new mechanical nurse earlier this week, and the door to further development is wide open.