To help physicians, Polish acoustics experts have investigated how diaphragms transmit sounds from the patients` body in different types of stethoscopes. "Differences are colossal" - comments the author of the study, Dr. Łukasz Nowak. According to the researcher, the quality of auscultatory diagnosis can be easily and cheaply improved.
The Jagiellonian University in Kraków is preparing a new postgraduate course: forensic anthropology in practice. "This is the first course of study in Poland with this program" - says Anita Szczepanek, head of studies. Only a few people in Poland practice the profession of forensic anthropologist.
Two teams of students from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, which prepared designs of Martian settlements, have advanced to the world finals of Mars Colony Prize. The students will present their ideas for a self-sustaining Mars colony in California in October.
Two Polish satellites: KRAKsat built by students, and Światowid, the first Polish commercial and observation satellite, left the International Space Station (ISS) a few minutes before 2 PM CET on Wednesday. KRAKsat will carry out innovative tests, and Światowid will monitor the Earth`s surface.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has recently decided to build the Comet Interceptor probe that will "ambush" an undiscovered comet from the outskirts of the Solar System or another planetary system. For the first time in the history of ESA, the head of one of the mission experiments will be a scientist from Poland.