Polish scientists in Brussels want the presence of our compatriots in Belgium to be associated not only with gainful work, but also with cultural exchanges or scientific cooperation. Thursday was a Polish Day at one of the Brussels universities.
The mysterious history of the rauks - spectacular shape forms of the rocky coast of the Baltic Sea - is being investigated by Dr. Mateusz Czesław Strzelecki from the University of Wroclaw. Sea stacks, also called rauks from their name in Swedish, are groups of columns of rock towering over limestone platforms extending along the coast of Gotland and Farö.
Researchers from the Poznań University of Life Sciences create a dictionary of bivalve molluscs' responses to be used in water quality control in waterworks. They want to implement molluscs for the rapid detection of toxins in surface waters - also in case of a terrorist attack.
In the Lower Silesian Wilderness , archaeologists have found remnants of the castle belonging to the Piast dynasty prince Bolek II the Small (died in 1368) - the last independent Piast prince in Silesia.
Enceladus - Saturn's moon - hides an ocean under the ice, in which conditions could be sufficient for life, NASA announced. "To search for life, we do not even have to leave the Solar System" - commented astronomy promoter Karol Wójcicki in an interview with PAP.
The main challenge modern pharmacology is facing is the issue of accelerating and improving the effects of tablets by increasing their solubility, says Prof. Marian Paluch from the University of Silesia. The solution are the so-called amorphic drugs.
Geneticists from Szczecin examined the remains of the early 16th century Mazovian princes Janusz and Stanisław. The researchers determined that one of these members of the Piast dynasty had a haplogroup of the Y chromosome characteristic of the Germans or Celts.
Freezing, drying, pasteurising? Researchers are still looking for new, better ways to keep food from spoiling. One of them is using electric field and ultrasound. A field with appropriate parameters can kill bacteria, change the taste of product such as juice, extract nutrients from vegetables.
Polish POLVAD Religa heart prostheses work well and are safe - Prof. Marian Zembala said on Wednesday in Zabrze. He added that research into their modernization continues; in a few years we should have domestic, this time implantable prostheses.