Clamp band for attaching satellites, for example to a carrier rocket, is being developed by Polish engineers. A 3 mm thick steel "tape" must be capable of holding a satellite weighing up to 10 tons and withstand extreme operating conditions.
Computers still run slower than the human brain. However, if their speed continues to increase at the current rate, they will reach the capabilities of the human brain in the coming decades - told PAP Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber, called the "father of modern artificial intelligence".
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.
By the end of the year, the National Centre for Research and Development will announce a tender for a prototype zero-emission bus in the program "Zero emission public transport". "We have the ambition and resources to develop the whole bloodstream of zero-emission transport for Polish cities" - said Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Piotr Dardziński.
Scientists from Łódź are working on a universal test for predicting complications after radiotherapy in cancer treatment. The test will be based on biological indicators that show how the patient\'s cells respond to the dose of radiation. They will allow to personalize radiotherapy and reduce side effects.