Every 10th person in Poland has mobility problems. In everyday life, they can be assisted by companion robots that will do shopping or administer medications. Now, scientists from Poland in collaboration with several foreign research centres, are working on a project concerning satellite navigation for a companion robot, which in the future may improve the quality of life of people with limited mobility.
People spend an average of nearly four hours a day improving their beauty, according to a study on nearly 100,000 people from 93 countries. Among the groups that spend less time on it are men, middle-aged people, people in long-term relationships, people who avoid social media and those who consider themselves moderately attractive.
Natural selection will take care of low fertility rate. Even if a small proportion of women decide to have children, it will mean that people with a strong need to have children will remain in the gene pool. As a consequence, the trend may change, says Professor Bogusław Pawłowski from the University of Wrocław.
Crowds of people heading in different directions meet at pedestrian crossings, stations and stadiums. Just like particles of matter in colloids or substances in some cells, these people spontaneously form traffic lanes. Researchers from Poland and the UK have just described the mathematical rules of this unusual dance in a publication in Science.
Heat islands that form in cities can be dangerous for many, especially when combined with heat waves. To check how climate change affects cities, the Polish Space Agency commissioned a heat island analysis for five large Polish cities, Jolanta Orlińska from POLSA told PAP. Understanding this phenomenon will help make life easier for residents on hot days.