Almost everyone uses nanometer-sized alumina these days – this mineral, among others, constitutes the skeleton of modern catalytic converters in cars. Until now, the practical production of nanocorundum with a sufficiently high porosity has not been possible. The situation has changed radically with the presentation of a new method of nanocorundum production, developed as part of a German- Polish cooperation of scientists from Mülheim an der Ruhr and Cracow.
People`s effectiveness in detecting whether someone is lying or telling the truth is low (53-54%). A psychologist from Warsaw is working on a free program expected to be more effective than people in detecting lies - thanks to the use of artificial intelligence algorithms.
Scientists from the Silesian University of Technology together with physiotherapists are working on a VR-based method of quick detection of balance problems. In the future, the results of their work will help to accelerate detection of ENT diseases and nervous system disorders.
The system SARUAV, the purpose of which is to locate a missing person in the open, should be ready for use in search operations in two years. We are now working on issues including the reduction of image processing time, says Prof. Tomasz Niedzielski from the University of Wrocław.
What should be a dream solar panel? Efficient, cheap to produce, durable, flexible and eco-friendly. All these we can get thanks to perovskites: new material offering energy conversion efficiency comparable to silicon panels but much cheaper to produce with simple technology. New research done at IPC PAS in collaboration with EPFL, Switzerland, brings us closer to commercializing this technology.