The risk of injury to the driver's chest is greatest during a front-to-side motorcar collision; the head is not so exposed to injuries, a doctoral candidate from the Military University of Technology determined after conducting about 400 virtual simulations of such an accident.
Sometimes an error in an algorithm reveals itself quickly, and sometimes it takes a very long time. The question is how to find the range in which the program can fail. A team with Polish computer scientists was awarded for solving this problem for the VASS model.
Technologies originally created for use in space have found applications on Earth many times. According to Wiktoria Dziaduła from the Silesian University of Technology, architecture should also follow this direction, especially in the context of self-sufficiency and ecology of the entire life cycle of buildings.
Polish scientists, including Dr. Weronika Urbańska from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, are working on obtaining minerals from the lunar and Martian regolith using microalgae and bacteria. According to scientists, this could be crucial for the exploration of the Moon.
Polish researchers have developed luminescent nanomaterials that change the colour of emitted light with local pressure. Thanks to this, it will be possible to remotely and continuously monitor the distribution of stresses in structures and diagnose whether anything in them is starting to fail.
An innovative wind turbine developed by students from Lodz University of Technology in the GUST project has won first place in the International Small Wind Turbine Contest with the best result in the highest annual energy production (AEP) category.