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THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE
THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE


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The Polish Science Voice  
No 10
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by Minister of Science and Higher Education
Aside from dealing with topics such as technological innovation, clean carbon energy, and hydrogen power generation, this issue of The Polish Science Voice carries a fascinating interview with Michał Heller, a Polish priest, physicist and professor of cosmology who navigates brilliantly between Heaven and Earth, combining religion with science.
Prof. Michał Heller, a Polish Catholic priest, cosmologist, physicist, philosopher and winner of the prestigious international Templeton Prize for building bridges between science and religion, talks to Ewa Dereń.
As the global fuel crisis continues, developing more efficient methods to generate energy is becoming a priority-at least for organizations such as the Polish Technological Platform for Sustainable Energy Systems and Clean Carbon Energy.
Michał Latacz, the inventor of an innovative propulsion system for watercraft, talks to Krzysztof Jendrzejczak. Latacz's system was inspired by the wave-like swimming movements of sea creatures like squid.
Investment in the energy industry should reconcile economic development with environmental protection, according to researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) based in Laxenburg, Austria.
Local governments in southeastern Poland have teamed up with universities and businesses to set up an interregional cluster for innovative technology. The cluster's commercial partners are counting on increased competitiveness, higher profits and faster development thanks to collaboration with scientific researchers.
Machine tool producer Barosz Gwimet in the southern Polish city of Wodzisław ¦l±ski has a sideline in the processing of sapphire for use in medicine.
Janina Molenda, a professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow and president of the Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, talks to Jacek Filipek.
In May more than 440,000 high-school students in Poland took their graduation exams, collectively known as the matura. This "exam of maturity" marks a transition from youth to adulthood and determines the future careers and prospects of many students.
Education in Poland often amounts to little more than rote learning-knuckling down to absorb a mass of information that helps a student pass exams but ultimately proves of little further value, critics of the system say. For many high school and university students, it all boils down to a simple formula: cram, pass, forget.
A wide range of grant programs are available to outstanding scientists in Poland to help them develop their talent and upgrade their research equipment.
Many young scientists have left Poland on scholarships and decided to stay abroad-attracted by better pay and better conditions of work and research. But today some of these people are coming back.
Several cars stand in the lobby of the Cracow University of Technology's Department of Mechanics. Among them is a small, burgundy and silver-colored beauty, the result of the most recent collaboration between students from the university and the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts.
Researchers at the Military University of Technology (WAT) in Warsaw have designed an innovative laser speed gun to help the police catch motorists driving too fast. The device won a gold medal at the 56th Brussels Eureka World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technology.
Poland's Science and Higher Education Minister Barbara Kudrycka and her German counterpart Annette Schavan June 2 signed a bilateral agreement to establish a Polish-German Foundation for Science that will assign 2.2 million euros a year for scientific research involving both countries. The money will be spent on research in various economically important fields of science, as well as in the humanities and social sciences.
The southern region of Silesia won a special award for innovative entrepreneurship during this year's Cent for Future competition held by the Polish Market magazine to single out Polish companies that are successful in the European Union. The award ceremony was held at the Royal Castle in Warsaw April 21.
Employers are eager to snap up students from the Cracow University of Technology, which has seen 55,000 graduates pass through its gates over the years.
Polish innovative ideas again triumphed at this year's Concours Lepine, an international inventions fair held in Paris between April 30 and May 12. Of the 19 Polish inventions on show, including new ideas in the fields of energy, environmental protection and mechanics, 13 won medals, of which four were gold.
A Polish archeological expedition from the University of Warsaw's Mediterranean Archeology Center has examined the Allat temple and a cathedral in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, one of the most important and largest archeological sites in the Middle East that covers around 50 hectares.
The Nicholas Copernicus University (UMK) in Toruń has signed a contract with The Project Management (PM) Group, an international engineering and architectural firm, for the design of the Centrum Fizyki Kwantowej (Quantum Physics Center). The center will conduct research in the field of quantum optics and applications in natural and biomedical sciences. The building will have nearly 2,000 square meters of space. It will be located on the premises of the UMK Institute of Physics. The project will cost about zl.25 million, including EU Operational Program co-financing of zl.22 million.
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