A Polish consortium will design a mission to map the Moon, thanks to which in the future it will be possible to extract and process resources - minerals and natural raw materials. Precise data will be provided by a satellite based on the Polish Hypersat platform.
It is almost twice the size and fifteen times the mass of the Earth. It orbits its star in just 35 hours in a very tight orbit, causing its surface temperature to exceed one thousand degrees Celsius. The planet was discovered by the astronomers from Toruń, the Nicolaus Copernicus University reports.
Loneliness can be a source of suffering, leading to the development of specific diseases including cardiovascular diseases. Physicians should ask about the patient's mental well-being, says Dr. Łukasz Okruszek from the Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, who has investigated the impact of loneliness on human physiology.
Artificial intelligence has cracked some of the most complex chemical reactions - carbocation rearrangements - and predicted their products. This is thanks to the HopCat algorithm, an integral part of the AllChemy software created and developed by Professor Bartosz Grzybowski's group.
Not just spruces, but a diverse, mixed forest, including sycamore trees, beeches and rowan trees - this is how the forest landscape of the Tatra Mountains is changing, having been destroyed in recent years by hurricane mountain winds and spruce bark beetle outbreak. Professor Jerzy Szwagrzyk from the University of Agriculture in Kraków investigates this process.
Physicists from Europe, including Poland, have completed a series of experiments with deuterium and tritium at the Joint European Torus (JET) fusion device in the UK. As part of this work, they explored fusion processes and control techniques under similar conditions to those in future fusion power plants.
Scientists have determined how the toxic protein machinery is activated in Barth syndrome, a genetic disease that affects boys. Problems with the heart, brain and muscles cause most patients to die in early childhood. Now, the work of a 40-person group of researchers with the participation of a Polish scientist brings hope for designing a drug.