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THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE
THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE


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The Polish Science Voice  
No. 34
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by Minister of Science and Higher Education
Environmental awareness does not have a particularly long history. I can still remember the excitement over attempts to restore life to the River Thames and over the seemingly revolutionary notion that factories can do better than to dump waste directly into rivers, especially if the water downstream is used to supply households.
Prof. Janusz Hołyst, a Warsaw University of Technology physicist who chairs an association of Polish managers of EU research projects (KRAB), talks to Piotr Bartosz.
Researchers at the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Physical Chemistry in Warsaw have discovered what they say is a new rule of physics while seeking to explain why proteins move faster inside living cells than anyone expected.
The Sun and the rest of the solar system are heading toward a cloud of interstellar matter that has a mind-boggling temperature of 1 million degrees Kelvin; the encounter may take place some 100 years from now, but this does not mean that life on Earth will be destroyed, according to scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Space Research Center in Warsaw.
Scientists from the Central Mining Institute (GIG) in the southern city of Katowice successfully gasified coal underground in a trial project that lasted two weeks in April.
An R&D consortium known as the Polish Platform of Environmental Technologies aims to develop new environmental protection technology to help the country meet the targets of the European Union’s climate and energy package.
A company that runs a science and technology park in the southern city of Katowice has unveiled a design for a zl.100 million passive office building whose construction will begin in September.
Going green and cutting energy costs are now key trends in the construction industry, with the focus on reducing damage to the environment and limiting consumption of natural resources.
Jan Skowronek, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IETU) in the southern city of Katowice, Silesia province, talks to Ewa Dereń.
The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) has handed out a new batch of grants to the country’s most talented young scientists via its Start program.
A Polish nanotechnology company has invented a new kind of water that freezes in temperatures below 60 degrees Celsius, boils at over 180 degrees, and dissolves substances such as oil.
Doctors at the EuroMedic Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Clinic in the southern city of Katowice have found a new way to help patients with multiple sclerosis: they widen the patients’ jugular veins. So far, about 200 operations of this kind have been performed.
Engineers from the Cracow-based Department of Glass and Building Materials, part of Warsaw’s Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials, have developed a way to produce a special type of cement in a rotary furnace.
Two Polish researchers have developed a method to recycle plastic waste that clogs up landfills and pollutes the environment. This waste can now be reused in the manufacture of composite boards used in construction.
A team of scientists in the southwestern city of Wrocław say they have found a way to immobilize microorganisms using potato starch, a process that could help advance biotechnology.
The Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) launched Poland’s largest water research center June 16.
Polish scientists have developed and patented a method to modify the surface of metal molds using a beam of accelerated ions. The method has proved to be an international success.
Archeologists from the University of Warsaw’s Center for Mediterranean Archeology have completed another excavation season in the Sudanese city of Dongola. Prof. Włodzimierz Godlewski from the university’s Institute of Archeology is managing the archeologists’ work in Sudan.
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