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THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE
THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE


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The Polish Science Voice  
No. 53
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by National Center For Research and Development
A zl.100 million technology park is being built in the northwestern city of Szczecin. The complex, called Technopark Pomerania, will be home to 80 companies and be part of a network of organizations supporting the development of innovative businesses in Poland.
Flue dust from smelter gas generated by the iron and steel industry can be used to color and decorate household glassware, according to a team of researchers from the Katowice branch of the Warsaw-based Institute of Mechanized Construction and Rock Mining, who have developed a method to recycle flue dust with low zinc content.
A group of Polish researchers have developed a new type of lead-acid battery with a capacity almost 50 percent higher than that of traditional batteries.
A Polish doctoral student is conducting research that may help the aerospace industry deal with problems such as noise, turbulence and breakdowns.
Researchers from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow have developed a miniature matrix designed for use in labs-on-a-chip—tiny devices that integrate several laboratory functions on a single chip.
Marcin Nowotny, Ph.D., head of the Protein Structure Laboratory at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, has been awarded an International Senior Research Fellowship Renewal grant from the Wellcome Trust, a London-based charitable foundation, for research into the mysteries of DNA.
Preventing hacker attacks; overcoming cancer by cracking the genetic code; building a global network of telescopes to observe the sky all day long—young Polish scientists believe that all this is possible, and have secured financial support for their research from the European Research Council (ERC). They have also obtained additional funding from the Foundation for Polish Science’s Ideas for Poland program.
The government has launched a zl.1 billion research program to find new ways of drilling for and extracting shale gas while reducing damage to the environment.
In a new program to support the most promising research institutions nationwide, the science ministry July 12 announced a list of six research centers eligible for extra government funding until 2017.
Wojciech ¦więszkowski, a researcher with a postdoctoral degree from the Faculty of Materials Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology, talks to Karolina Olszewska. ¦więszkowski manages a project that aims to develop bioimplants for cancer patients missing bone tissue.
Work to develop two types of manmade insulin and a package of vaccines is under way at the Institute of Biotechnology and Antibiotics (IBA) in Warsaw. The institute is carrying out the project in a scientific consortium with the University of Gdańsk and the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics under the European Union’s Innovative Economy Operational Program.
The main focus of this issue of The Polish Science Voice is health and we have interviews with two researchers managing projects that aim to deliver new treatment methods.
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