Every airliner gets struck by lightning once or twice per year, and although current lightning protection solutions protect passengers almost completely, researchers are working on a new material for the exterior of the plane's plating - lighter, cheaper, durable and conductive.
The creation of a virtual heart model with correct anatomy and with defects, which doctors must treat, is the objective of the project Virtual Heart that will utilize virtual tools and augmented reality to educate future medics. Details of the project were presented on Tuesday in Zabrze.
Shopping app Listonic created by Lodz University of Technology graduates is the most often downloaded application of this kind in the English-speaking markets. There already are a few other language versions, and there will be more - including Indonesian and Hindi. The authors have a vision of a list that will guess what we want to buy.
Why do researchers study slag, especially toxic one? Is it safe for scientists? What does it have to do with historical findings? Metallurgical waste called slag can be used commercially, for example in the production of fertilizers and in the construction industry. But before that happens, scientists must determine the temperature of its crystallization.
Interdisciplinary research into the observation of a new physical phenomenon - the process of nuclear excitation by electron capture (NEEC) - is being conducted, among others, by researchers from Toruń. If this research succeeds, it will be a step towards building super-efficient batteries.