An innovative chain-less bicycle debuts today in Padova, Italy. Called the StringBike, this new Hungarian developed bike has a new driving system using steel wires instead of chains, which has the following main units: pedal, eccentric discs, the swinging unit, and gear changer. Continue reading for the Video.
Érkel Ferenc , one of the most prolific composers in Hungary was born in the town of Gyula on 7th November, 1810, the son of musician Joseph Érkel. He grew up studying music and wrote scores of compositions including 9 operas from 1840-1885. He is known as the father of Hungarian grand opera and composer of the Hungarian National Anthem or Himnusz. (click for more info about the anthem.)
Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian cinematoprapher. won Oscar for the Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1977, has 3 other Oscar nominatoins and won Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 from the ASC in the US.
Leó Szilárd ,was an Austro-Hungarian physicist and inventor who conceived the nuclear chain reaction in 1933, patented the idea of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi, and in late 1939 wrote the letter for Albert Einstein's signature that resulted in the Manhattan Project that built the atomic bomb.Szilárd himself did not build all of these devices, and so their credit often went to others. As a result, Szilárd never received the Nobel Prize, but two of his inventions did
John von Neumann (1903 - 1957) was a Hungarian-American mathematician and polymath who made major contributions to a vast number of fields. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians in modern history
GEORGE DEWEY CUKOR, ace Hollywood director ofThe Philadelphia Story (1940), Gaslight (1944), Adam's Rib (1949), Born Yesterday (1950), A Star Is Born (1954) and My Fair Lady (1964).Only son of Hungarian immigrent.
LASZLO ALMASY was a Hungarian aristocrat, motorist, desert researcher, aviator, Scout-leader and soldier who served as the basis for the protagonist in Michael Ondaatje's 1992 novel The English Patient and the movie based on it.