European researchers have taken strawberries, raspberries and black currants under the microscope. They investigate the physiological processes that determine the size and quality of these popular fruits. All this so that the fruits can be cultivated even in difficult climatic conditions in Europe.
Quinoa, amaranth, chickpeas are an excellent sources of vegetable protein, still underestimated in Europe. Consumption of animal protein still dominates on the Old Continent. Scientists want to change this by increasing European plant protein production by 25 percent.
Ministry of Science and Higher Education will shortly present a draft of the so-called second law on innovation, whose main aim will be to double the tax breaks for companies investing in research and development - said Minister Jarosław Gowin.
A device, which in the future may help prevent bacterial epidemics in hospitals, has been developed by an international team of scientists. According to the researchers' assumptions, the device will identify nine strains of bacteria within 15 minutes.
In the human brain, synapses are responsible, among other things, for the ability to remember and learn. Researchers at the University of Lodz are working on artificial synapses, which will be an indispensable part of a neuromorphic computer, mimicking the operation of the human brain.
Two Polish teams: Warsaw-Wroclaw Hyper Poland University Team and Lodz HyperLodz Team advanced to the second stage of the competition Hyperloop Pod Competition. Their task is to prepare the Hyperloop pod - a new, ultra-fast means of transport.
There is an increasing global demand for healthy and environmentally produced food, in particular proteins of plant origin. Łódź start-up Napiferyn Biotech has developed and is perfecting a unique on a global scale technique for extracting edible protein from rape, and specifically rape biomass remaining after oil pressing.
Customer's hand vascular system, shape of the face, voice - these elements will be analysed by the customer automatic identification and authentication system for banks developed at Gdansk University of Technology. Before being distributed, it will undergo a series of tests in the branches of PKO BP.
Establishing the NIT will facilitate the commercialisation of research; it will also facilitate the acquisition of knowledge by Polish entrepreneurs; we now have an organizational structure that is not adapted to the specific nature of the modern economy, it is fragmented, dispersed, and organizational issues by their nature are beyond the capability of a single institute - said Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Piotr Dardziński.