It is extremely durable, it combines the best properties of metals and ceramics and can fly into space. Scientists from Łukasiewicz - Poznań Institute of Technology have just developed a new, cheaper and faster method of producing the so-called MAX phase material.
Supporting the process of fish reproduction in the event of an ecological disaster, securing the stability of breeding in fish hatcheries and protecting the gene pool - these are the main objectives of fish semen banks, which are being established by scientists from the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn.
No effort required: just a photo of plastics collected by the river and a photo of the surrounding vegetation. Anyone interested can help scientists create a map of macroplastic pollution of mountain rivers, says the initiator of the campaign, Dr. Maciej Liro from the Institute of Nature Conservation PAS.
Recent excavations confirm that between the 10th and 13th centuries, a settlement complex developed intensively in Czermno, which was the main centre of the so-called Cherven Cities, says research leader Dr. Tomasz Dzieńkowski from the Institute of Archaeology of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are present in the soil near the poultry farm, found scientists from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. Drugs were also detected in groundwater, and antibiotics in drinking water. The phosphorus content was two and a half times higher than the average for soils in Poland.