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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
THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE


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The Polish Science Voice  
No. 41
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by Minister of Science and Higher Education
It’s been a difficult 12 months—a time marked by many dramatic events and an unprecedented national tragedy. It was also a time of struggle against the global financial crisis, which was bound to influence what happened in Poland. The public finance deficit was a constant topic of conversation and debate in this country, creating the background for the government’s policies. The key challenge in both Poland and elsewhere was the need to economize. It would seem that all government endeavors here were determined by this objective.
Prof. Barbara Kudrycka, minister of science and higher education, talks to Danuta Górecka and Andrzej Jonas.
A group of scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Physical Chemistry in Warsaw have found a way to create thin layers of highly ordered polymers—a key element in the process of producing organic electronic systems.
Faced with growing power consumption on the one hand and tough EU rules targeting greenhouse gases on the other, Poland must go nuclear, supporters of atomic energy argue. An R&D consortium called the Polish Nuclear Technology Platform coordinates research in this area.
In the spring, the Polish government selected the northern town of Żarnowiec as its preferred location for the country’s first nuclear power plant, which could start producing electricity in 2020. The decision marks a major step forward in the country’s atomic energy plans, which have been marked by U-turns, protests and years of delay.
Scientists from the Institute for Nuclear Studies in ¦wierk near Warsaw took part in an international conference in Tokyo Oct. 25-29 on scientific and technical support for nuclear power safety projects.
Prof. Ludwik Dobrzyński from the Institute for Nuclear Studies (IPJ) in ¦wierk near Warsaw has received the Medal of the National Education Commission for his educational activities focused on radioactivity and nuclear power in Poland.
Researchers at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow have built the prototype of Poland’s first unmanned reconnaissance helicopter.
Warsaw became a center of international research on Mars for two days Oct. 22-23 during the 10th European Mars Society Convention, attended by scientists from around the world. Many of the projects presented at the convention were developed in Poland.
The University of Warsaw and the Poznań University of Technology are cooperating in a prestigious program of college student internships at the Microsoft Corp. headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Engineers at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice are working on technology to eliminate harmful chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) from refrigerators and other cooling equipment and possibly replace them with carbon dioxide (CO2).
In a pioneering piece of surgery, a team of surgeons from the Endoscopic Surgery Clinic in the city of Żory, Silesia province, transplanted menisci—parts of the knee joint—from deceased donors to two young patients in late October.
The Poznań University of Life Sciences is a key institution of higher education in agricultural science and forestry in the western Wielkopolska, Pomerania and Lubuskie regions.
Paweł Malinowski, a researcher at the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery in Gdańsk, is working on a project to improve early damage detection in machines and industrial structures.
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