Dr. Phys. Eugen Pavel, Inventor of Hyper CD-ROM (Petabyte Optical Disc)

Reading time: 3 minute Dr. Phys. Eugen Pavel, from the Institute of Atomic Physics in Magurele, made a CD (Compact Disk), made of glass, with a storage capacity 15000 times higher compared to an ordinary one. In November 1999, his invention was awarded the gold medal at the "Brussels Europa" World Invention Fair. In the same year, the author wanted at any cost the serial production of this CD in Romania.

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Pivetta Opera Only - Perhaps the most expensive audio amplifier in the world

Reading time: 2 minute With a height of over 2 m, a weight of 1500 kg and an impressive design, it looks more like a futuristic teleportation device than a power amplifier. Its beauty is matched only by specifications. In the construction of this applicator, some more special materials were used, such as: aeronautical quality aluminum and gold.

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Bletchley Park - UK Cryptanalysis in WWII

Reading time: 3 minute During World War II, Bletchley Park was the headquarters of the UK's leading cryptanalysis organization. The codes and figures of several Axis states were deciphered here, the most important being the German Enigma and Lorenz cars, owned by the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), which regularly entered the Axis Powers' secret communications.

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BC107, BC108 and BC109 - The beginnings of world production

Reading time: 4 minute The BC107 family, 108, 109 in the TO-18 metal capsule, has been produced worldwide since 1965 by Philips, Siemens, AEG-Telefunken, SESCOSEM, Texas Instruments, Motorola, Fairchild, SGS Thomson and IPRS Baneasa. After 1975, similar and equivalent transistors were manufactured in plastic capsules, at a cost price 20-40% lower.

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