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.
MindHand is a bionic hand prosthesis developed to facilitate the lives of the disabled and people after amputation. Scientists from the Bialystok University of Technology, the creators of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning design, have signed an incubation agreement in the programme Hub of Talents 2 - start-up platforms for new ideas in Eastern Poland. It is one of 34 companies supported by the Białystok Science and Technology Park.
A mobile system, which allows to analyse the soldier`s reaction time during shooting training or kinematic parameters of athletes` movement, has been developed by scientists from the Medical University of Lodz. In the future, it could also be used to analyse the balance and gait of the elderly.
A method for obtaining an "origami" from nanodiamonds has been developed by scientists from the Gdańsk University of Technology as part of the project awarded in the TEAM-NET programme. Its geometrical parameters, electrical and optical properties can be designed for use, for example, in the diagnosis of cancer.
Plastic waste is everywhere: in landfills, forests, seas and oceans... Scientists have plenty of ideas on how to fight it. A part of this trend is the invention from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń: a product that accelerates the process of plastic decomposition.