Students at the Warsaw University of Technology are expanding the family of satellites that test various ways of solving the problem of 'space junk'. PW-Sat3 is scheduled to be launched in early 2024. Its task will be to test the drive, thanks to which the satellite will burn up faster in the atmosphere.
The food industry generates vast amounts of waste and by-products, most of them unused. Some may be useful because of their nutritional value and health-promoting properties. One example is oilcake, a by-product of oilseed oil pressing. It can be a raw material for various food industries.
A team of scientists from the Silesian University of Technology has developed a technology for obtaining bioactive coatings on the surface of bone implants for animals. The technology has been licensed to a Polish implant manufacturer and the product is already working well in the treatment of animals.