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THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE
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The Polish Science Voice  
No. 16
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by Minister of Science and Higher Education
Almost 100 companies, research institutes, R&D centers and universities took part in this year's Technicon-Innowacje Industrial Technology, Science and Innovation Fair in the coastal city of Gdańsk Oct. 21-23. The fair featured a wealth of modern technologies developed in Poland-some of them already available on the market, others ready for commercial application.
A wealth of modern technologies developed in Poland-some of them already available on the market, others ready for commercial application-were shown at the Technicon-Innowacje Industrial Technology, Science and Innovation Fair 2008 in the coastal city of Gdańsk Oct. 21-23.
Poland is expected to consume 9.1 million metric tons of steel products in 2010, roughly 20 percent more than in 2005. To meet growing demand, a research consortium known as the Polish Steel Technology Platform is coordinating work to develop new types of steel. These include light alloys, ultra fine-grained alloys, and alloys with nanocrystalline structures.
Prof. Leszek Dobaczewski, a researcher at the Polish Academy of Sciences' Institute of Physics, talks to Piotr Bartosz.
Haller SA, a Polish company based in the southern city of Katowice, has developed an innovative building material from industrial waste and plans to use it for purposes such as flood control.
Civil engineers at the Cracow University of Technology have built Poland's first wind tunnel to carry out tests for the needs of the construction sector. For example, the facility is used to simulate the impact of winds on buildings whose roofs are weighed down with snow.
Mathematician Marian Mrozek, cancer specialist Jarosław Reguła, and biotechnologist Zdzisław Smor±g collected awards from the Polish science minister for outstanding scientific and academic achievement at a ceremony at the Royal Castle in Warsaw Oct. 8.
An ultrasound probe capable of warning blind people about any obstacles in their way claimed first prize in the 4th Business Plan Competition held by the Polish network of Academic Business Incubators earlier this year.
A year ago Michał Markiewicz, a 26-year-old Ph.D. student from the Institute of Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, thought up a system to relieve traffic congestion in cities. His idea caught the attention of German and Irish researchers, who immediately asked Markiewicz to work with them. Markiewicz, however, set out to prove that young scientists do not have to emigrate to be able to make their ideas reality.
Polish oceanographers have built a hi-tech instrument for measuring wave-induced light fluctuations as part of the "Radiance in a Dynamic Ocean" (RaDyO) international research program sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research.
The University of Silesia, one of Poland's largest universities, has buildings spread over six cities in southern Poland from Katowice to Cieszyn on the border with the Czech Republic. The university is involved in projects as far afield as the United States and China, and has a strong presence in the Arctic, a region in which it has been at the forefront of Polish polar research for years.
The Lafarge and Ciech companies will invest zl.40 million to build an environmentally-friendly facility that will be the first in Poland to apply an innovative technology for using industrial fly ash to produce "green" cement.
Prof. Wiesław Bany¶, head of the University of Silesia in Katowice, is an expert in Romance languages and literature. He also deals with languages in general and applied linguistics, including computational linguistics, machine translation, computer-aided translation, and electronic databases for specialist vocabulary. Bany¶ is chairman of the Conference of Polish University Rectors for the 2008-2012 term.
Archeologists working in the village of Kal near Węgorzewo on Lake ¦więcajty in northeastern Poland have discovered parts of a bear's jaw among historical artifacts from the 17th and 18th centuries.
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