A computer program can help to produce food with high nutritional and health value, and at the same time processed in an environmentally friendly manner. Computer scientists from the University of Lodz are working on an innovative system for calculating the carbon footprint for the agri-food industry.
Polish researchers solved the problem of researchers working with carbon nanomaterials in laboratories around the world. They used a method developed over 150 years ago. They can separate the selected type of nanotubes from the crowd of others, whose diameters differ from each other by the length of the radius of the hydrogen atom. The idea has been described in Nature Scientific Report.
A new method for synthesising tiny structures of flat graphene has been demonstrated by a team from Poland and Germany in Science. For the first time, nanographenes were not synthesised on metal, but directly on a semiconductor substrate. These opens new perspectives for applications, for example in electronics and photonics.
Hit science fiction films such as "The Matrix", "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" or "Avatar" and science fiction books can help schoolchildren understand stereotypes and thus prevent discrimination, believe the authors of the international project "StereoSciFi - Stereotypes and Hard Science Fiction".
Polish companies have a significant share in the EU market for processing and sharing satellite data; we are also beginning to count when it comes to their storage, says the head of POLSA, Dr. Grzegorz Brona. For example, infrastructure to store all EU`s satellite data is being built in Warsaw.
Printed silicone masks are one of many methods of identity theft. Cameras at border crossings might fail to identify a person impersonating someone else - unless the identity thief is scanned by a biometric system co-developed by scientists from the Military University of Technology.