Poland was the world leader in terms of growth in R&D spending in 2008-2015, according to the recently published Global Innovation Index 2017. But in the European Innovation Scoreboard 2017 we were in the third to last place in the EU.
Why do researchers study slag, especially toxic one? Is it safe for scientists? What does it have to do with historical findings? Metallurgical waste called slag can be used commercially, for example in the production of fertilizers and in the construction industry. But before that happens, scientists must determine the temperature of its crystallization.
Interdisciplinary research into the observation of a new physical phenomenon - the process of nuclear excitation by electron capture (NEEC) - is being conducted, among others, by researchers from Toruń. If this research succeeds, it will be a step towards building super-efficient batteries.
Poland is a partner country of Hannover Messe. I think it fulfils its role as a stable partner in research and development as well as the development of entrepreneurship, said Deputy Director of the National Centre for Research and Development, Prof. Aleksander Nawrat.
In classical computer science information is stored in bits, in quantum computer science -- in quantum bits, i.e. qubits. Experiments at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw prove that not only physics, but also chemistry is suitable for storing information. The role of the chemical bit, the \'chit\', can be fulfilled by a simple arrangement of three droplets in contact with each other, in which oscillatory reactions occur.
Although the size of the Polish space sector is not impressive at first glance, it has potential, emphasized Deputy Minister of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz in an interview with PAP. She added that Poland already specialises in optoelectronics and material engineering.