Extremely cooled atoms in the Bose-Einstein condensate behave like a cheerleading team. Now, for the first time in history, it has been possible to observe what happens when other atoms - like lost rugby players - bump into such a harmonious team. This is a historic achievement.
Two parallel categories of Martian rover competitions, demonstrations of scientific experiments, robotic construction workshops and a mentoring and business conference - these are the highlights of the 5th edition of the European Rover Challenge. The event will take place in mid-September at the Kielce University of Technology.
Chemical compound with analgesic properties, 5,000 times more effective than the strongest currently available painkillers, has been developed by scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw. After passing the clinical trials, the drug could be used to relieve pain, for example of neuropathic origin.
Fly ash generated during coal combustion harms people and the environment, also by intensifying the phenomenon of smog. Researchers from Kraków, Lublin and Warsaw want to process this waste into valuable functional materials, useful for the preservation of monuments, sewage treatment or soil fertilization.
An innovative cell culture system can improve drug testing and disease models. Dr. Emilia Witkowska Nery proposes to grow cells directly on a three-dimensional substrate with electrodes. She is working on sensors that will provide information directly from the culture; they will signal whether the drug substance is working or not.
Taking too high doses of folic acid by pregnant women may increase the risk of allergy in their children, according to a study of specialists from the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute in Łódź. Folic acid in appropriate doses is necessary to prevent potential congenital defects in children.