Thanks to new research tools, in recent years scientists discovered many new species of animals, such as amphibians and reptiles - also in Poland. Changes in taxonomy result in new challenges related to protection, say researchers from Poznań and Wrocław.
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.
Holograms, visualizations on tablets and other digital images can present a distorted picture of the past. Despite that, they are increasingly used in museums, including those with archaeological profile. Monika Stobiecka talks to PAP about the pitfalls of using such technologies.