If you go to Google‘s home page today (as many of us will no doubt do), you’ll find the latest in their series of “doodles”, commemorating a special event or holiday in a particular part of the world.
Dennis Gabor (original Hungarian name: Gábor Dénes) CBE, FRS, (5 June 1900, Budapest – 8 February 1979, London) was a British-Hungarian Jewish electrical engineer and inventor, most notable for inventing holography, for which he later received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics.
So, the old phrase “you learn something new every day” is proved true again and we raise our virtual glass to Dennis Gabor for his birthday!
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Most of us seem to spend lot of our time nowadays on the computer, at work or at home. We also know that there is an enormous amount of information and resources available for things like, say, improving our English …
That’s the easy part, the hard part is getting at those resources. Where do you start?
As far as radio is concerned, thousands of stations now broadcast over the internet, so that you can listen to them on a PC wherever you happen to be. You can also now find specific internet wireless radios, like the one in the photo.
One of the best databases and search engines for this is RECIVA, where you can search by genre or location or both (under the advanced search) so if you happen to be a fan of Hawaiian thrash metal, there’s a good chance you’ll find the perfect station right away! So go ahead, choose a country and improve your listening skills while you work!