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Reactor system converts carbon dioxide into fuel

A Polish-Japanese team is working on a chemical reactor that will convert carbon dioxide emitted by small boilers into methane suitable for use as fuel, reports the Journal of CO2 Utilization.

  • Kraków, 13.02.2024. Mars robot presented at a press conference at the AGH University of Science and Technology. Photo credit: PAP/Art Service

    Kraków students win Mars rover competition in USA

    Kraków’s AGH Space Systems team won the international Mars rover competition - University Rover Challenge in the United States. The second Polish team - students of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology - took 13th place.

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    Scientists working on electronics in uniforms to save soldiers

    A system based on monitoring life parameters of soldiers will help medical services and commanders make quick decisions about the order of evacuation and providing quick medical aid to those injured on the battlefield. This year, the consortium led by the Military University of Technology is completing design work.

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    Insects could save us from piles of plastic, says researcher

    Some species of insects are able to eat plastics. The results of research conducted at the Poznań University of Life Sciences are intended to expand knowledge about the ability of insects to biodegrade plastics; in the future, they could be used to fight environmental pollution.

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    Polish engineers develop receiver that determines satellite position with 2m accuracy

    Polish engineers have developed the SEXTANS receiver for micro- and nanosatellites. The device makes it possible to determine the position of orbiters in space with an accuracy of 2 m and monitor their flight trajectory.

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    Szczecin scientist creates world’s first heat-resistant tape with biocidal properties

    The world’s first bactericidal, self-adhesive, heat-resistant tape that can be used in the automotive, heating and medical industries has been invented by Dr. Krzysztof Antosik from the West Pomeranian University of Technology, who has been implementing a project financed by the Polish National Centre for Research and Development for several years.

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    Scientists want to produce cooling from heat

    Dr. Łukasz Witanowski from the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdańsk proposes to use waste heat to produce cooling. The scientist is working on a system that will, for example, enable heating networks to generate cooling for air conditioning systems in the summer.

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    Warsaw University of Technology students are working on new satellite; launched planned in 2025

    Students at the Warsaw University of Technology are working on the third nanosatellite PW-Sat3, whose task will be to test the proprietary drive that enables efficient deorbitation and manoeuvres in orbit. The launch is planned for autumn 2025. The work was delayed due to the pandemic and lack of stable financing.

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    Polish sensor for non-invasive monitoring of body water level

    A doctoral candidate at the University of Lodz has built a sensor for non-invasive monitoring of the water level in the body. The device may help in the early detection of heart failure.

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    Light absorber for bumpers and airplane seats

    Energy absorbers absorb the kinetic energy of accidents, collisions and falls to protect passengers and vehicles. Researchers from Warsaw have developed cheap absorbers made of innovative composite materials, which can be used, for example, to build airline seats and airplane floors, as well as crash boxes in cars.

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  • NASA APOD May 12, 2024. Red Aurora over Poland. Credit: Mariusz Durlej

    Polish astrophotographer's photograph selected for NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day on May 12

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Polish algae experiment to be carried out on ISS

The International Space Station will be the staging area for an experiment with algae that naturally live near volcanoes. The experiment has been developed by a start-up founded by a doctoral candidate from the University of Warsaw. Algae are universal organisms that could be used in the future to produce oxygen for astronauts and perform other important tasks, scientists say.