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THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE
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The Polish Science Voice  
No. 46
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by National Center For Research and Development
A flood is always a misfortune, especially when it gets out of control. With the multitude of opportunities offered by electronics, we are being flooded by information. If left uncontrolled, this deluge of data will hardly make us happy. But it can be kept under control.
Prof. Henryk Krawczyk, rector of the Gdańsk University of Technology and manager of the Mayday Euro 2012 project financed by Poland’s National Center for Research and Development using European Union funds, talks to Karolina Olszewska.
Under the government’s guidelines for increasing innovation in the Polish economy in 2007-2013, experts have decided that priority should be given to developing the following sectors: education, science and research and development, advanced technology, business services related to a knowledge-based economy, and information society services.
In 2010 Poland’s universities, companies and individuals submitted a total of 3,387 inventions for registration with the Polish Patent Office. The figure was 12 percent higher than in 2009. The number of applications for the protection of utility models also increased—by 7 percent.
The Clean Coal Technology Center (CCTW) is the largest investment project in research infrastructure in the Polish southern region of Silesia.
The Barbara Experimental Coal Mine near the southern city of Katowice is a major Polish research-and-development center that works on blast prevention, examines hazards related to gas and dust in mines, and approves and certifies mining equipment
Is gravity at work in the world of quanta? The KLOE-2 international experiment taking place in a laboratory in Frascati, Italy, may yield some clues. A team of scientists from the National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) in ¦wierk near Warsaw and the Institute of Physics of Jagiellonian University in Cracow are jointly looking for evidence of gravity in the data at the quantum level.
The Bio-Farma project under way in the southern Silesia region is aimed at developing a network of integrated and cooperating specialist research laboratories experienced in fields such as biotechnology, bioengineering and bioinformatics.
Optical microscopes are still unrivaled in analyzing biological samples. However, their low resolution continues to be a problem.
A project financed with a 1.75 million-euro grant from the European Research Council got under way at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
Two types of valves designed to be used in microhydraulic devices have been built at the Institute of Electron Technology in Warsaw. The active components of the valves have been made of silicon, using advanced technology employed in the production of semiconductor systems.
The Institute for Nuclear Studies (IPJ) in ¦wierk near Warsaw has launched a trial version of a supercomputer system to help design nuclear power plants and provide calculations on nuclear power safety.
The second generation of photon needles—miniature medical accelerators that produce X-rays—is being developed as part of a project under way at the National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) in ¦wierk near Warsaw. The device can be used during surgery on breast cancer patients to kill cancer cells that might remain after tumor surgery
Researchers carrying out a project entitled “Observation of Astrophysical Processes in Powerful Gravitational Fields at a High Temporal Resolution and Different Polarity and Spectral Ranges” have obtained a grant of zl.612,000 from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education as part of the Ideas Plus program.
A group of Polish astronomers—led by Prof. Andrzej Udalski, Prof. Marcin Kubiak, and Michał Szymański, Ph.D., from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw—are busy conducting the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE), which aims to explore planets outside our solar system, known as extrasolar planets or exoplanets.
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