Researchers at the Jagiellonian University have developed several technologies for the market of batteries and home energy storage. They will allow manufacturers to become independent from foreign suppliers of expensive and rare raw materials: cobalt, nickel, lithium and graphite.
In a healthy eye, the photoreceptor cells slightly change their length when there are flashes of light. A Polish team is developing a method to record these nano-changes. As a result, it will be possible to precisely image the work of the eye and check whether everything is working properly.
The display developed by students will translate any book or text from a photo into Braille 'on the fly'. The device that uses artificial intelligence can also be used by blind people to learn a language. The prototype was developed by young engineers from the Cracow University of Technology.
Mining minerals on the Moon is an area where Poland can become a leader in the race for lunar exploration, says Dr. Jakub Ciążela from the Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His team has created an instrument that will pinpoint the exact locations of metallic and energy resources on the Moon.
Bio-Sponge is a biopreparation that removes residues of drugs such as paracetamol or ibuprofen in sewage treatment plants. The carrier of the bacteria responsible for this process is a natural plant sponge, which biodegrades over time. The authors of the solution are researchers from the University of Silesia.
Instead of electrodes attached to the body all day, the patient wears an elastic shirt. Scientists from the Silesian University of Technology have created clothing for long-term Holter ECG heart examination. The key innovation is the synthesis of ultra-long carbon nanotubes and their integration with the polymer.