A revolutionary new bridge made of special composite materials is being built at Błażowa near the southeastern city of Rzeszów in a project co-financed by the National Center for Research and Development (NCBR) using European Union funds. In two years this hi-tech bridge will replace the existing steel-and-wood structure, which is in poor condition, and will be the first such bridge in Poland and one of a few facilities of its kind in Europe.
Kamil Kupcewicz, manager of the software development department at IT company TKomp and head of the “Time Machine” project co-financed by the National Center for Research and Development (NCBR) under its Innotech program, talks to Karolina Olszewska.
An innovative bridge from composite materials is being built at Błażowa near the southeastern city of Rzeszów in a project co-financed by the National Center for Research and Development (NCBR) using European Union funds. This hi-tech bridge will replace an existing facility that is in poor condition and will be the first such bridge in Poland and one of a few facilities of its kind in Europe.
Scientists at the Jagiellonian University in the southern city of Cracow are working on a method to draw up special oxygen maps of tissue in a patient’s body. Such maps are needed in cancer treatment. A doctor referring a patient for radiotherapy can use such a map to determine just how high a radiation dose must be applied to increase the effectiveness of treatment.
A doctoral student from the Naval Academy (AMW) in Gdynia, northern Poland, is working to improve the efficiency of robots that are used to check the condition of pipelines at the bottom of the sea and to detect sea mines and enemy ships.
A young researcher from the Łódź University of Technology in central Poland aims to help doctors precisely diagnose patients with aneurysms— balloon-like bulges in arteries that can be highly dangerous.
Angelika Kaczyńska, a young researcher from the Faculty of Biology at the University of Gdańsk in northern Poland, is exploring the possibilities of combining pharmaceuticals with natural biologically active substances in the treatment of breast cancer.
Researcher Magdalena Kupska from the Gdańsk University of Technology in northern Poland is developing tools for evaluating select types of fruit with strong health-promoting properties.
Young Polish inventors from the western city of Poznań have developed a computer imaging system using a pair of special glasses that make it possible to see farther and in more detail than with one’s own eyes. The system, inspired by virtual reality technology, can come in handy in road traffic, field observations, and even when going diving.
An international research team including Polish physicists has developed a prototype mobile detector of radioactive materials that could help prevent terrorists from carrying out a devastating attack using a nuclear bomb.
A robotic vehicle built by students from the Wrocław University of Technology in southwestern Poland won the first European Rover Challenge competition for Mars rovers Sept. 5-7.