Industrial laundries use huge amounts of water and detergents. A Polish-German consortium is working on recovering most of this water and some detergents. According to the authors of the project, the idea will bring savings and reduce environmental pollution.
Textbooks need an update? Diamond, graphene, graphite, fullerenes (and nanotubes) are no longer the only known forms of carbon! Carbon was observed in another form: cyclocarbon, an atomic size carbon ring. A Polish researcher has contributed to the discovery described in "Science".
The new building of the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station, whose construction cost along with the infrastructure is approx. PLN 88 million, will become operational in 2023. Two years earlier, as part of the tests, the structure will be assembled in Poland, Agnieszka Kruszewska from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS told PAP.
Spread across millions of hectares, Siberian peat bogs have been strenuously storing carbon for thousands of years, absorbing CO2 from the air. But because of global warming, instead of accumulating carbon dioxide, these areas begin to quickly release greenhouse gases - not just because of fires.
MindHand is a bionic hand prosthesis developed to facilitate the lives of the disabled and people after amputation. Scientists from the Bialystok University of Technology, the creators of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning design, have signed an incubation agreement in the programme Hub of Talents 2 - start-up platforms for new ideas in Eastern Poland. It is one of 34 companies supported by the Białystok Science and Technology Park.