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The Polish Science Voice  
No. 84
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by National Center For Research and Development
Most articles in The Polish Science Voice are about demand for new technology that originates in the business sector and that companies try to meet with the help of researchers. Typically, projects based on collaboration between business and science are expected to produce innovation and a number of patents. That’s the goal and that’s exactly what is happening in Poland. In every issue of our magazine, we report on a slew of projects like this.
Polish engineers from the PZL Mielec aircraft company and the Lublin University of Technology are working on a system of clasp-like fasteners that will be used to join together aircraft components in order to eliminate the most common cause of airframe damage: fatigue failure.
An ultramodern facility for testing aircraft engines is under construction at the Rzeszów University of Technology in southeastern Poland in a project that aims to take flight safety to the next level.
Patients suffering from chronic myeloid leukemia cannot be fully cured with existing forms of medical treatment. More effective strategies for fighting the disease may emerge as a result of a new insight into signaling pathways in leukemia cells gained by researchers at the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw.
New ideas for cell, brain and cancer research; collaboration with leading international scientists and research institutions, and new equipment making it possible to generate better images of tissues and cells—these are the results of the European Union’s Bio-Imagine project carried out by the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw.
Elements and their compounds will no longer be able to “hide” in chemical mixtures, even if such mixtures are made up of many components. Researchers at the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Physical Chemistry in Warsaw have developed a new, more accurate method for identifying the “fingerprints” of chemical substances using spectral analysis.
Contrary to what scientists thought, the world of single atoms and molecules may not be governed purely by chaotic fluctuations. A Polish-Danish team of physicists has found that shapes known as Turing patterns can spontaneously form in the nanoworld.
Nanoparticles of various types can be quickly and permanently bonded to a solid substrate if one of the most effective methods of synthesis, click chemistry, is used for this purpose, according to a team of researchers from the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Physical Chemistry in Warsaw.
Shortly after the Big Bang, the universe was filled with a chaotic primordial “soup” of quarks and gluons, particles that are now trapped inside protons and neutrons. The study of this quark-gluon plasma requires the use of the most advanced theoretical and experimental tools.
Researchers at the Solaris National Synchrotron Radiation Center in the southern city of Cracow are working to accelerate electrons to near-light speeds. This will make it possible to generate synchrotron radiation, a unique kind of light very useful for research purposes.
An ordinary green leaf can prove to be a perfect source of power supply, according to researchers from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) and the University of £ód¼, who are looking for a way to generate electricity from plants.
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