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THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE
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The Polish Science Voice  
No, 89
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by National Center For Research and Development
A huge 5,000-square-meter data management center will soon open its doors in Warsaw’s Bia≥o≥Íka district to help scientists predict extreme weather events and to enable doctors to better adapt medical treatments to patients’ needs.
Polish scientists are helping revolutionize the way the world is lighted. They are also contributing to the production of next-generation electronic and optoelectronic devices such as cell phones with built-in laser projectors and hi-tech laser headlights in cars. This technology involves the use of a chemical compound called gallium nitride. And Polish scientists have a way with this tricky semiconductor material.
Laser projectors in cell phones, laser headlights in cars, high-performance fiber optics capable of transmitting terabytes of data in homes and offices—all this will soon become the order of the day thanks to production technology based on a chemical called gallium nitride.
A Polish company hopes to create a revolution in the food industry by bringing to market a new type of food concentrate in a capsule and a machine for turning these concentrates into healthy juices, soups and meals.
Polish scientists have created a new computer system that can recognize emotions; it can tell if the user in front of the computer screen is joyful, sad or disgusted.
A Polish scientist is developing a fast and effective test to detect parasites in meat. Specifically, the test is for Trichinella parasitic worms and the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which causes a disease called toxoplasmosis.
Researchers from the University of Agriculture in Cracow have developed a new type of cosmetic that moisturizes and nourishes the skin, in addition to reducing the number and depth of wrinkles.
Scientists from the Central Mining Institute in the southern city of Katowice have invented a user-friendly probe that improves the monitoring of seismic risk in coal mines.
A new study confirms speculation that trees contribute to rather than reduce air pollution in many areas. Trees, along with car engines and furnaces, are the main culprits responsible for airborne particulate matter—tiny particles that can get lodged in people’s lungs, leading to asthma and cancer—according to the study, which was recently published in the journal Chemical Reviews.
A team of scientists from two universities in the northwestern city of Szczecin has developed an unprecedented, minimally invasive method for treating hernias. Instead of commonly used surgical meshes, the method uses liquid implants from a special material based on fatty acids. This makes it possible to perform the operation laparoscopically—without large surgical incisions—and shorten it to a half hour. The new material has been patented and tests conducted on animals have yielded promising results.
Poland’s National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) is launching a specialized laboratory for research on Boron-Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT), a promising new method to treat some types of cancer, including brain tumors. The laboratory will help enable Poland to join international efforts to enhance this emerging cancer treatment method, which recently has attracted global interest.
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