Natural Resources and Technology 2022-12-21T12:31:13+00:00 Afrodita Zendelska Open Journal Systems <p>Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences</p> PROTOTYPE SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE DEFORMATION AND STABILITY OF DIFFERENT TYPE OF CRITICAL CONSTRUCTIONS 2022-12-21T12:31:12+00:00 Dushan Bikov Risto Popovski Zoran Panov <p>In this work, we present system prototype for monitoring the deformation and stability of diffrent types of critical constructions. This system can be imply in order to achieve higher level of risk management and safer working conditions. The system can have a wide application, for example can be use as a real-time system for detecting deformations of mining construction or other types of critical construction areas. The main component of this system contain Laser distance measurement module and single-board computers (SBCs) Raspberry Pi. This system can be integrate as a module in already pre-existing monitoring system or as stand alone system. Here will be present the basic functionality of the system platform and what can be done to improve monitoring process.</p> 2022-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Natural Resources and Technology MINERALOGICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISATION ON STIBNITE FROM ALLCHAR LOCALITY, NORTH MACEDONIA 2022-12-21T12:31:12+00:00 Tena Sijakova Ivanova Ivan Boev <p>Crystalline stibnite occurrences in the Republic of Macedonia to several antimony deposits such as Allchar, Lojane and Krstov dol. The best stibnite cristyals can be found in the central parts of the Allchar mine. Crystals of stibnite are thick to thin elongated prisms with vertical striations, lead gray colour and high metallic lustres. Stibnite also occurs in columnar, granular, blamnded and compact habits. Cleavage is perfect on {010} and imperfect on {100},{110}. The density determined by pycnometer is 4.62 g/cm3. Hardnes is 2. The concentration of the oxides is: Sb:70,912-71,155%, S:27,166-28,166%. Also were detected the following trace elements: Tl, Cr, Ba, Se, V and W. The unit cell parameters obtained using the main reflection lines of X-ray diffraction are: a = 11.24 Å, b = 3.84 Å, c = 11.34 Å, V = 490.43 Å3,Z: 4.</p> 2022-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) MINERALOGY OF А STONE TOOL FROM THE PALEOLITHIC STATION UZUN MERA VILLAGE MUSTAFINO BY THE SEM-EDS TECHNIQUE 2022-12-21T12:31:13+00:00 Ivan Boev Trajce Nacev <p>The paper presents the results obtained during the examinations of a stone tool from the site Uzun Mera using the SEM-EDS methods. The data obtained indicate that the stone tool is made of quartzite originating from the locality Strmos (Probistip) and that, as a consequence of the interaction with the soils in which the stone tool is, fluorite is formed in the pores of the tool and Fe- oxides and Fe-hydroxides are also formed on the surface of the tool.</p> 2022-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Natural Resources and Technology NEW AND UPDATED GEOMAGNETIC REPEAT STATIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO 2022-12-21T12:31:13+00:00 Bekim Selimi <p>Each country is good to have their own geomagnetic repeat stations for monitoring and defining the geomagnetic anomaly field. The paper present and define the network of geomagnetic stations in the Republic of Kosovo. A network of 10 geomagnetic stations has been define on the territory of the Republic and on the basis of the performed observations and measurements that were conducted during the SFRY, a new and updated network for monitoring the geomagnetic field in the Republic of Kosovo is defined.</p> <p>The researches for selection of locations for geomagnetic stations according to INTERMAGNET standards are presented.</p> 2022-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Natural Resources and Technology TYPOLOGY OF HOUSING UNITS IN THE REGION OF OHRID 2022-12-21T12:31:13+00:00 Petar Namichev Ekaterina Namicheva Todorovska <p>The rural typology of the settlements in Ohrid is usually of a compact type, placed in the flat or hilly areas. The settlements in the hilly area are formed according to the configuration of the terrain, usually within a steep terrain (the villages of Ramne, Velestovo, Racha). The location of the settlements was created according to the needs of the newly settled families at the period. It was necessary to have arable land in the surrounding area, to satisfy the needs of the occupation of the families, for example for fishing (the villages of Peshtani, Trpejca, Konjsko, Ljubanishta), for agriculture (the villages of Lakocheraj, Orman), livestock farming (the villages of Velestovo, Ramne) and so on. The families carried with them certain traditional beliefs regarding the shape and size of the house, and with that a certain appearance of the settlement was formed. The surrounding landscape dominated, with the forest areas that were in the immediate vicinity of the settlement, comfortable conditions were created for the life and prosperity of the families.</p> <p>In the end of the 18th century, the settlements were small, with a small number of houses while in the 19<sup>th</sup> and 20<sup>th</sup> centuries, new families settled more intensively in the area. &nbsp;There was visible increase in the number of houses and the number of the population.</p> 2022-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Natural Resources and Technology THE INFLUENCE OF ITALIAN SOFA DESIGN ON MACEDONIAN FURNITURE PRODUCTION 2022-12-21T12:31:13+00:00 Andrijana Sokolovska Petar Namichev <p>Italian designers are known for their use of reclaimed materials to create a unique atmosphere. Their designs are creative, inspiring and innovative, with a blend of humanism and technical prowess. The production of a sofa is quite a complex process in which all the elements in the production of a sofa should be covered.Italian design influences sofa production too much, as it offers many types of models on the market that meet all the standards of the buyers themselves.Each sofa has its own characteristics, but the Italian sofa is very different from the Macedonian sofa, first of all it differs in shape, color, stages of production, functionality and then other minor characteristics such as materials. The paper lays out the main differences and similarities between the Italian design and the Macedonian regarding the sofa as a main element in the interior.</p> 2022-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Natural Resources and Technology IMPACT OF NEW LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES AS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF THE INTERIOR 2022-12-21T12:31:13+00:00 Anita Trajkova Petar Namichev <p><strong><em>Abstract:</em></strong><em> When it comes to house renovations, lighting is an important but sometimes disregarded subject. It alters the way a space is perceived as being sized, adds atmosphere, and most significantly, it may change how you feel. More goes into good lighting design than just picking a stylish lampshade. In actuality, lighting design consists of three fundamental components. When used properly, ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting may radically change the atmosphere of your home or workplace, making it a more comfortable and relaxing place to be.</em> <em>Lighting includes the use of both artificial light sources like lamps and light fixtures, as well as natural illumination by capturing daylight. Daylighting (using windows, skylights, or light shelves) is sometimes used as the main source of light during daytime in buildings. This can save energy in place of using artificial lighting, which represents a major component of energy consumption in buildings. Proper lighting can enhance task performance, improve the appearance of an area, or have positive psychological effects on occupants. Indoor lighting is usually accomplished using light fixtures, and is a key part of interior design. Lighting can also be an intrinsic component of landscape project.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Natural Resources and Technology