We are not able to function without stereotypes and we cannot completely eliminate them, because they help us function by simplifying the world, says Dr. Marta Kucharska from the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lodz.
Man meets the criteria of the invasive species. But we are capable of predicting the effects of our global expansion and prevent them, says biologist Dr. Andrzej Mikulski. In his opinion, altruism, an approach that has long been giving us advantage in evolution, can protect us and the Earth from the destructive effects of our invasion.
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.
Over the years, intuition, first impression, inspiration, as well as emotions, tensions and feelings were treated as "unscientific" and "unprofessional". Dr. Agnieszka Dauksza from the Jagiellonian University, author of the book "Klub Auschwitz i inne kluby" ("Auschwitz Club and other clubs"), considers them important components of research work.
Currently in Poland, marriages are usually concluded during the summer months, while the most children are born from August to November and in January. The fewest children are born on weekends, according to the data collected by Prof. Piotr Szukalski, a demographer from the University of Lodz.
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.