The 18th edition of the Popularizer of Science has been launched. The competition awards people, teams and institutions that explain scientific problems and help others better understand the world. Candidates can be proposed until September 18. The winners will be announced in December.
Pedro Duque, the first Spaniard in space, will be a special guest of the Mars robot competition European Rover Challenge (ERC 2022) in Kielce. Scientific competition and debates on September 9-11 will be accompanied by popular science attractions for visitors and a tasting of 'space dishes'.
Nearly 80 candidates entered this year's 17th edition of the Popularizer of Science competition. In the first stage, the Competition Jury selected 23 finalists. In the second stage, the jury selected competition winners in five categories as well as the Grand Prize winner, and awarded two special mentions. The editors of PAP - Science in Poland also granted the special Tomasz Trzciński Award.
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.