Laws on innovation, implementation doctorates, NCBR Programs - these are some of the activities related to science and business cooperation, implemented in the last two years by the Ministry of Science. Head of the ministry Jarosław Gowin summarised them on Friday during the inauguration of the program "Implementation Doctorates".
Every airliner gets struck by lightning once or twice per year, and although current lightning protection solutions protect passengers almost completely, researchers are working on a new material for the exterior of the plane's plating - lighter, cheaper, durable and conductive.
Why do seeds not germinate in the last hot summer day? How do they "know" they should still wait? This is one of the plant genes\' doing. It is being studied by researchers from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS. On the example of this gene they draw important conclusions about information processing in the cell.
Professors Daniel Gryko - chemist, Krzysztof Pomian - humanist, Andrzej Trautman - physicist and Piotr Trzonkowski - immunologist are the winners of the 26th edition of the Foundation for Polish Science Prize. Awards will be presented on 6th December at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.