Insects have a huge importance for the development of technology. Watching insect helped develop technologies in the areas including military, construction, mining, jewellery, robotics, computer science and even astronautics, says Dr. Radomir Jaskuła, zoologist at the University of Lodz.
A preparation that supports the treatment of nosemosis - bee disease caused by fungi - developed by scientists from the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, the University of Life Sciences in Lublin and the Jagiellonian University is expected to appear on the market in a few months. The composition is based exclusively on natural substances from plants.
Three new species of kinorhynchs, miniature dragons found in sea mud and sand of Spitsbergen, have been described by Dr. Katarzyna Grzelak from the University of Lodz. The researcher gave them names that are references to the dragons from the saga "A Song of Ice and Fire" - Echinoderes drogoni, E. rhaegali and E. daenerysae.