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The Polish government may face further complications in the ongoing dispute with the EU, the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna wrote against the background of the approaching visit of the Council of Europe delegation to Warsaw.
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THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE
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The Polish Science Voice  
No. 17
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by Minister of Science and Higher Education
Marta Gajęcka, vice-president of the European Investment Bank, talks to Piotr Bartosz.
One of the defining moments in the history of mankind was when people realized that the world around them was vulnerable to destruction-and that it could be destroyed by their own hands. It turned out that nature, which once seemed to have unlimited possibilities for replenishing itself, could be irrevocably damaged by man-a small creature that has developed a terrifying capability for wreaking havoc in this world.
Once a notorious polluter, the Turów Power Plant in southwestern Poland is now one of the most modern and environmentally-friendly plants in the country. This is thanks to the company's heavy investment in environmental protection over the past several years.
Geothermal energy is practically inexhaustible. It is used around the world to produce heat as well as electricity. But the geothermal waters in Poland are too cold to be used for anything but heating.
Compared with other countries in Europe, Poland still generates little electricity from wind. But that is changing.
Prof. Jakub Siemek and Dr. Stanisław Nagy from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, talk to Teresa Bętkowska
If every household in Poland replaced two traditional 100W light bulbs with energy-saving 21W ones, 1,990 MW of power would be saved nationwide; this would be 8 percent of the total electrical energy used in the country, according to experts from the Climate Coalition, an association of Polish nongovernmental organizations aiming to prevent global climate change.
The northern Polish region of Pomerania is determined to focus on the production of renewable energy in the coming years. For now, 70 percent of the energy consumed in the region comes from outside sources.
Prof. Jerzy Kaleta, director of the Material Science and Technical Mechanics Institute (IMiMT) at the Wrocław University of Technology in southwestern Poland, talks to Maciej Wełyczko.
High-quality engine fuel made from old tires and bumpers? Why not. This is not science fiction-Polish engineer Zbigniew Tokarz has developed an innovative technology to recycle plastic waste. He can even produce fuel from plastic packaging, television parts, computer casings and canisters. The technology has attracted the interest of companies from across Europe and Asia.
For almost a month, the southern city of Katowice hosted the First Silesian Information Society Days, a string of events designed to promote new technology in many areas of life. The project, held from Sept. 29 to Oct. 24, marked yet another step toward turning the Upper Silesia region into a major center of knowledge and innovation.
Archeologists from the National Museum in Warsaw have uncovered parts of Byzantine buildings and infrastructure on the site of the ancient city of Tyritake, where the Ukrainian city of Kerch stands today.
The use of information technology-as opposed to traditional equipment-in electrocardiogram (ECG) tests significantly reduces costs, say experts, who have prepared a report on the results of a pilot program run by the Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw's Anin neighborhood.
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