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.
A device that monitors selected emotions, such as fear and the level of relaxation and stress with 99% accuracy has been developed for the European Space Agency (ESA) by Polish companies. It may be useful to astronauts, but also to uniformed services and sportsmen.
The colour of the cloudless sky can correspond to low tones, strawberries to high tones, and snow can sound like the sea. Colorophone, a device that turns a colour into a specific sound, is designed to work with glasses that a blind person would wear, for example during a walk.
Polish scientists and engineers are working on devices that will study the moons of Jupiter during the JUICE mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). "This is proof that Polish science and economy can do more than just conquer European markets" - commented Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin.
Five inventions developed at the Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science, Lodz University of Technology were awarded medals in December at the Seoul International Invention Fair 2018 in South Korea. Three inventions won gold, two won silver, reported the university spokeswoman Ewa Chojnacka.