Freezing, drying, pasteurising? Researchers are still looking for new, better ways to keep food from spoiling. One of them is using electric field and ultrasound. A field with appropriate parameters can kill bacteria, change the taste of product such as juice, extract nutrients from vegetables.
In medical diagnostics, the importance of genetic code assays is growing day by day and modern molecular biology could not do without it. Current DNA analysis techniques, however, are far from perfect. Working on a record high speed genetic research tool Curiosity Diagnostics, a spin-off company of the Warsaw Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and part of the Scope Fluidics group, has developed a new method of DNA analysis, combining the key advantages of the two c
The first clinical application of Polish cardiac surgery robot during surgery is planned for next autumn, as announced last Friday during the conference at the Foundation for Cardiac Surgery Development in Zabrze (Silesia).
Printed 3D models of the heart or blood vessels are being made at the Laboratory of Individual Medical Implants in Bionanopark in Łódź. Models reflect the heart of a particular patient in detail and help the cardiac surgeons prepare for complicated surgeries.
In Łódź Sewage Treatment Plant, the most important work is carried out by bacteria. Microorganisms feed on impurities, thus removing both organic and inorganic pollutants, including carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus compounds.
The construction of satellite constellation for radar imaging of the surface of the Earth is the task of the Finnish start-up ICEYE, with which Polish company Creotech Instruments co-operates. In the next five years, they will build 20 to 30 satellites, and the first of them will be launched in 2017.
Silesian scientists have developed an antibacterial material for 3D printing. With 3D printers, it can be used to create medical devices or implants, on which bacteria will not grow. The invention has recently been commercialised.
Polish students from the team Hyper Poland want to build a prototype Hyperloop capsule, which would allow to travel the distance from Gdańsk to Zakopane in 43 minutes. They need support from Internet users to carry out their project.
Eco-friendly electric vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell is being built by a group of students from Gdansk University of Technology. According to estimates, the car should drive about 300 km on one litre of hydrogen. In May, students want to present it in London at a competition for eco-friendly vehicles.
So far, only two companies in the world have manufactured electron accelerators for intraoperative radiotherapy, used mainly in breast cancer. Now the new generation equipment has been developed by Polish researchers, says project leader Dr. Agnieszka Syntfeld-Każuch.