A method for obtaining an "origami" from nanodiamonds has been developed by scientists from the Gdańsk University of Technology as part of the project awarded in the TEAM-NET programme. Its geometrical parameters, electrical and optical properties can be designed for use, for example, in the diagnosis of cancer.
Plastic waste is everywhere: in landfills, forests, seas and oceans... Scientists have plenty of ideas on how to fight it. A part of this trend is the invention from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń: a product that accelerates the process of plastic decomposition.
The human brain can simplify and select the things that are most important in the learning process. Machines must laboriously wade through millions of data samples. So what if they are more efficient, if they are still limited? Polish scientists want to change that and build networks that mimic human neurons.
In 2035, every tenth new car will be fully autonomous, according to IHS forecasts. Not only passenger cars will be autonomous, but also buses, trains, subway trains and robo-taxis. While such vehicles enjoy more and more public interest, they also raise concerns about the safety of road users.
Polish scientists help to harness the energy of stars on Earth. Researchers from the Lodz University of Technology are involved in the creation of the ITER Tokamak - an experimental thermonuclear reactor that is being built in France. This is one of the most expensive scientific investments in the world; to date, it has absorbed over 18 billion euros.