On February 19 (the birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus) Poland celebrates a new holiday, Polish Science Day in recognition of the achievements of Polish scientists. Here is our list of highlights over the last few years.
A unique instrument aboard the Solar Orbiter probe launched on February 10 is the SPICE spectrometer: an instrument for measuring spectrum in the extreme ultraviolet range. Dr. Andrzej Fludra, head of the spectrometer consortium, told PAP about its capabilities.
Dinosaurs evolved directly from four-legged animals, and not from bipeds as previously thought, researchers from the University of Warsaw determined. They arrived at this conclusion by examining the early dinosaur discovered in Krasiejów near Opole, the Silesaurus opolensis.