Researchers from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, ETH in Zurich and the University of Cambridge have synthesized and analysed active microparticles self-propelling in a fluid and reversing their propulsion direction depending on the wavelength of illuminating light. A research article summarising their work has recently been published in Nature Communications.
With fossil fuels projected to run out by the end of the 21st century, European scientists and companies have joined forces to develop artificial photosynthesis devices which can produce fuels (or chemicals needed in industry) using not oil or fossil coal, but sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.
On February 19 (the birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus) Poland celebrates a new holiday, Polish Science Day in recognition of the achievements of Polish scientists. Here is our list of highlights over the last few years.
A team of scientists from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań developed a liquid filter: a porous liquid capable of capturing specific substances from mixtures. Researchers hope that thanks to this invention, effective purification of mixtures can become much simpler.