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THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE
THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE


Mercure - The 6 Friends Theory - Casting call
The Polish Science Voice  
No. 22
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by Minister of Science and Higher Education
Security, the military and technology go hand in hand. Military technology has always fascinated governments worldwide; it is key to national security, and is also a driving force behind the development of civilian technology.
Włodzimierz Hausner, director of the Polish Federation of Engineering Associations (NOT) Innovation Center, talks to Piotr Bartosz.
A new light armored vehicle for the military, upgraded armor plating for a wheeled personnel carrier, and a system of sensors for monitoring security in cities-these are some of the products that have been developed by companies and institutions affiliated in a research and development consortium called the Polish Technology Platform of Security Systems.
Software developed by Polish physicists was used in a breakthrough experiment that created the nuclei of a new mercury isotope, 208 Hg. The experiment was conducted at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung research center in Darmstadt, Germany, and described in Physical Review Letters, a journal published by the American Physical Society.
Many industry and technology parks have sprung up in Poland in recent years. They offer modern office, conference and exhibition buildings and other services to small and medium-sized businesses operating in various hi-tech sectors. Some of these facilities-like the Euro-Centrum Science and Technology Park in Katowice-specialize in supporting the development of specific sectors, while others rent out space to all interested businesses regardless of the sector.
Prof. Janusz Rachoń, a senator, former rector of the Gdańsk University of Technology, and chairman of the Scientific Council of the National Center for Research and Development, talks to Adam Grzybowski.
Maciej Banach, a researcher at the Medical University of ŁódĽ, is working to reduce the number of post-surgical complications in patients undergoing heart operations.
Researchers at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry in the southern city of Gliwice have developed a titanium-based impregnating agent that gives fibers and fabrics antibacterial and self-cleaning properties. The researchers also developed the related impregnation technology, which earned them a silver medal at the latest World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technologies in Brussels.
Researchers at the Central Mining Institute in the southern city of Katowice have developed a new technology to generate heat from water pumped out of defunct coal mines.
Young researchers from Cracow's Jagiellonian University (UJ) won four of eight grants in the latest round of the Ventures Program recently concluded by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP). The winners will receive a combined zl.500,000 as personal scientific grants and research grants.
A Martian robotic vehicle designed and built by students from the Warsaw University of Technology will be the only European design entered for the annual international University Rover Challenge (URC) competition of space exploration vehicles in the United States.
Archeologists have unearthed further parts of a 16th-century stronghold in Zamo¶ć, southeastern Poland. Structures preserved in the ground include a fortified gun emplacement called a casemate, an entrance to the bastion, and part of the walls of the stronghold's first level, known as a defensive traverse, with places for shooters.
The Gdańsk University of Technology has 1,200 teachers and more than 20,000 students in nine faculties providing a total of 27 undergraduate and graduate courses, both full and part-time. The university's students can obtain master's and Ph.D. degrees and enroll in postgraduate and MBA courses.
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