Geometric objects known as fractals used to be called 'beasts of mathematics' or 'outcasts'. Today, knowledge about them allows scientists to develop telecommunications, data security and entertainment (when the creators of cinema special effects use them), says Professor Andrzej Katunin from the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.
Chicken meat has been grown on spinach leaves at the Copernicus Science Centre. The author of the experiment, Stanisław Łoboziak, explains how meat can be obtained without animal suffering. The director of the Copernicus Science Centre Robert Firmhofer points out that in the future, we will have to look for innovative nutrition methods in order to feed humanity.
Professor Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Dr. Aleksandra Ziembińska-Buczyńska, Dariusz Aksamit, Koło Miłośników Języka Papillon (Language Enthusiasts Club Papillon), Centrum Nowoczesności Młyn Wiedzy (Modernity Centre "Mill of Knowledge") and Paulina Łopatniuk are the winners of the Popularizer of Science 2018 competition organized by PAP - Science in Poland and the Ministry of Science.
The 14th edition of the Popularizer of Science contest will start in mid-August. Science promoters will compete for prizes in five categories: Scientist, Animator, Team, Institution and Media. A novelty in the regulations is the possibility of nominating winners of previous editions.
The white streak that the plane leaves behind it in the sky is simply a cloud of water droplets or ice crystals. It forms when hot steam from the engines liquefies, mixing with cold air at high altitude. Just like steam from a kettle - says cloud physicist Prof. Szymon Malinowski.