The eruption of Thera volcano, which destroyed the Minoan culture and changed the climate, could happen earlier than it was thought - scientist from Toruń believes. His research may change the chronology of the Bronze Age of the cradle of our civilization - the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Can a carbon dioxide molecule be bent with metal atoms and converted into something chemically useful? How to influence the gas to make it more susceptible to chemical transformation? Studies on CO2, as well as structural analysis of proteins - such as pancreatic digestive enzymes - are enabled by analytical technique called mass spectrometry.
How is it possible that life exists on Earth? And that from ordinary elements compounds have formed that can multiply and store information? Simulations on supercomputers help test the hypotheses that explain these phenomena - told PAP bioinformatics expert Prof. Jacek Błażewicz.
Rainy weather does not mean that something extraordinary happens in the atmosphere; at this time of year we have a large variability of conditions - told PAP atmospheric physicist Prof. Szymon Malinowski, commenting on heavy rainfall that occurred in many regions of Poland in early May.