With fossil fuels projected to run out by the end of the 21st century, European scientists and companies have joined forces to develop artificial photosynthesis devices which can produce fuels (or chemicals needed in industry) using not oil or fossil coal, but sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.
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 team of scientists from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań developed a liquid filter: a porous liquid capable of capturing specific substances from mixtures. Researchers hope that thanks to this invention, effective purification of mixtures can become much simpler.
Dr. Michał Tomza from the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw, together with Dariusz Wiater, a PhD student of this faculty, and researchers from the University of Amsterdam, were the first to carry out time ultra-cold collisions in the quantum regime between a single ion and atoms. The results of their work were published in Nature Physics.