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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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    Poland needs regulations regarding wind turbine noise standards and rules, says expert

    According to applicable regulations, wind turbines are treated like any other source of industrial noise. This needs to change, says Professor Anna Preis from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, leader of the HETMAN project, which investigated the noise of wind turbines.

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    Multifractal brain and early stages of multiple sclerosis

    Electrical brain signals in patients with multiple sclerosis, a disease mainly associated with the slowing-down of information processing and a lack of motor coordination, show traces of multifractality, scientists from four Polish research institutions have found.

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    ‘Artificial intelligence is greater political shock than rise of the USSR’, says computer scientist

    The entry of artificial intelligence is a greater shock for politics than the rise of the USSR, says Dr. Kamil Kulesza, founder of Centre for Industrial Applications of Mathematics and Systems Engineering established within the structures of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In his opinion, the revolution caused by AI is accelerating and covers more and more areas of our lives.

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    Krakow scientists develop world's first method for identifying bacteria and fungi in microscope images

    Jagiellonian University scientists have developed the world's first method of fast identification of bacteria and fungi in photographs from light microscopes. The new technology, intended to support medical diagnostics, can also be applied in industry and food safety monitoring.

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    How accurate are GPS receivers in sports watches?

    Sports watches cannot compete with precision GNSS receivers. Some watches measure distance with an accuracy of 1 meter or less, while others measure distance with an error exceeding 20 meters. They are not suitable for measuring altitude either, they often do not register that they are climbing with a wearer, scientists from the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences in have found.

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    Jagiellonian University scientists discover polymer with antifungal properties

    Scientists from the Jagiellonian University have discovered a synthetic polymer characterised by strong antifungal properties and low toxicity. According to the university, the discovery fills a gap among the few available substances used in mycosis treatment and prevention.

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    Scientists from Wrocław University of Science and Technology and Taiwan are working on new dental implants

    Researchers at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology and the National Taipei University of Technology are developing dental implants made from 3D printed ceramic structures connected to a metal core. Thanks to the use of biodegradable magnesium, bone tissue will be able to gradually grow into such an implant.

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    What does a physicist see when looking at the NFT market?

    The market for collectible digital assets, or non-fungible tokens, is an interesting example of a physical system with a large scale of complexity, non-trivial dynamics and an original logic of financial transactions. At the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN) in Cracow, its global statistical features have been analysed more extensively.

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Polish researchers investigate causes of long COVID

The lack of antibodies against the nucleocapsid protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus doubled the risk of the so-called long COVID, an inter-university team of Polish scientists found. This discovery, which requires further confirmation, could potentially open new avenues for the prevention and treatment of this disorder.