The Mini-EUSO telescope was launched into space this week on the Soyuz 2.1a rocket. The device will be placed on the International Space Station and allow to map the ultraviolet background produced by Earth atmosphere. Polish researchers take part in the international program.
In autumn and spring, at least 130 species of birds migrate over the territory of Lebanon, including storks, pelicans and birds of prey. It is a paradise for observers, says Dr. Ireneusz Kaługa from the EcoLogical Group. In his opinion, the development of nature tourism in the region may support bird protection.
Materials as lightweight and resistant as plastic, yet fully biodegradable and... created from waste? Scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS are working on an ecological, waste-free and economical method of obtaining organic monomers.
Textbooks need an update? Diamond, graphene, graphite, fullerenes (and nanotubes) are no longer the only known forms of carbon! Carbon was observed in another form: cyclocarbon, an atomic size carbon ring. A Polish researcher has contributed to the discovery described in "Science".