How can we feed future colonists on Mars? Wrocław scientists are working on this problem by developing a wastewater treatment system. Its purpose is to help obtain water and nutrients for aeroponic plant crops in extraterrestrial colonies.
Knowledge of gladiators is common. Fewer people know that female gladiators also fought in ancient Rome. Some were forced to fight, others did it for money or fame, to become stars. Historian Prof. Dariusz Słapek talks about women fighters in an interview with PAP.
Physicists from the University of Lodz are the only team from Poland that participates in an international n_TOF research project at CERN. The objective of the project is to develop a safer way to produce nuclear energy, says the university spokesperson Paweł Śpiechowicz.
The white streak that the plane leaves behind it in the sky is simply a cloud of water droplets or ice crystals. It forms when hot steam from the engines liquefies, mixing with cold air at high altitude. Just like steam from a kettle - says cloud physicist Prof. Szymon Malinowski.
"RNA bricks" designed by Prof. Janusz Bujnicki`s team can be assembled into molecules and then used to create new drugs and nanotechnology materials. Computer modelling allows to analyse thousands of chemical compounds and choose those that can destroy bacteria and viruses by acting on RNA.