Between Warsaw and Szczecin, Poland's first cross kidney transplantation from living unrelated donors has been performed. Both operations were successful - told PAP Prof. Artur Kwiatkowski, director of the Institute of Transplantology, Medical University of Warsaw.
Usually, the farther away from the heat source, for example candle flame or stove, the cooler it gets. But it is different on the Sun. The solar corona is much hotter than the layers closer to the solar core. Scientists have long wondered why this was happening. Now they have shown that the solar corona can be heated by the so-called Alfvén waves.
Innovative cooling clothing and underwear, designed to protect mine rescuers against fire, static electricity and overheating of the body, have been developed by a Polish consortium, led by the Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute.
Earthquake alert centre in California creates computational risk and threat models in tens of thousands of geophysical grid points. To examine all possible earth movements along the San Andreas fault, millions of calculations are needed for each of these points. These calculations are carried out by virtual machines in so-called clouds. Polish researchers are involved in the work on the optimal use of clouds in science.
Chemical computers are becoming ever more of a reality - this is being proven by scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. It turns out that after an appropriate teaching procedure even a relatively simple chemical system can perform non-trivial operations. In their most recent computer simulations researchers have shown that correctly programmed chemical matrices of oscillating droplets can recognize the shape of a sphere with great accurac
Analysis of the bone remains leads to conclusions about the social life in ancient Mesopotamia. It seems, for example, that physical violence in the area was less common than suggested by historical sources - argues Dr. Arkadiusz Sołtysiak.
Fever, which helps in the fight against disease, occurs not only in warm-blooded animals (such as mammals), but also in fish. And body temperature in fish depends on the ambient temperature. Researchers from the Jagiellonian University looked at the so-called behavioural fever in fish.
The creators of gardens invite to experiment this spring. Instead of the traditional geraniums on the balcony, they propose to plant fruit shrubs, vegetables and vines that bear original fruits - such as gourd.
The number of patents granted to Polish companies and scientific institutes by the European Patent Office increased by 19 percent in 2016. At the same time the number of patent applications decreased by nearly 28 percent - according to the European Patent Office report.
We now know how to perform genetic recombination - shuffling genes in the process of creation of reproductive cells - significantly more effectively than before. It will allow to obtain new varieties of plants faster and more cheaply.