A seed can lie in the ground for months, years, and even centuries, and when conditions become favourable - germination can be stimulated by a flash of light. Biologist Dr. Paweł Jedynak from the Jagiellonian University talks about how plants "see" light.
Many animals get killed by cars; this problem also concerns monkeys. In the latest "Mammal Review", scientists from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań presented information on nearly 370 collisions with 46 primate species from 4 continents. They sourced the data from the Internet.
The National Centre for Nuclear Research will participate in the international project POLAR-2, which will allow to better understand study gamma-ray bursts - evidence of the strongest explosions in the Universe. The tasks of Polish scientists will include preparing electronic systems, the National Centre for Nuclear Research informs.
The Polish start-up SatRevolution wants to launch the observation nanosatellite ScopeSat into orbit. According to the company`s announcement, the satellite will be part of the Real-time Earth observation Constellation (REC). Richard Branson`s company has noticed the potential of REC.