Aptiv, the company that develops technologies for autonomous cars, signed a cooperation agreement with the Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet AGH. The supercomputer Prometheus owned by the Cyfronet will be used for research.
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.
The algorithm Comixify for converting video into comics developed at Warsaw University of Technology met with interest around the world. In less than a month, the Comixify website recorded over 180,000 viewers and was used to generate over 22 thousand comics, told PAP Dr. Tomasz Trzciński from Warsaw University of Technology.
Piano wire has a strength of two gigapascals. The chemical bond between carbon atoms in a molecule is 200 times stronger. We have learned to obtain extremely plastic polymers from such macromolecules; we have shown that it is possible to obtain nanofibers stronger than steel, says Prof. Andrzej Gałęski, laureate of the 2018 FNP Prize.
Electrostatic interactions can cause micro-objects in the liquid to start to form stable pairs, show theoretical analyses carried out at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research PAS. If this new phenomenon can be confirmed in experiments, it may be useful, for example, in water purification or drug production.