Samples of e-cigarettes available on store shelves contain estragole, which is banned in the EU. In addition, all products of this type contain substances that a prohibited in tobacco products, shows research by Dr. Edyta Budzyńska from the Military University of Technology in Warsaw.
A concrete bowling ball designed by students of the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin won a prestigious competition during the convention of the American Concrete Institute. The team from Szczecin defeated competitors from all over the world.
Meetings with scientists and experts who promote Polish science and education around the world are planned during the 1st World Congress of Polish Education and Science Abroad, which will be held on July 5-9 in Warsaw. The schedule includes panel discussions, popular science lectures, workshops and training sessions.
In 2022, the number of European patent applications from Poland increased by almost 18 percent. This is over seven times higher than the total average of all applications. In Poland, universities and research institutes are still the most active when it comes to submitting inventions, the European Patent Office (EPO) reports.
The number of scientific publications in Poland is decreasing. In 2017 there were over 142,000 of them, while in 2021 it was about 104,000, according to the report on the state of science in Poland, prepared by the Information Processing Centre (OPI PIB). But according to the report’s co-author, despite the decrease, it can be assumed that the quality of scientific publications is increasing.
Polish scientists have been collaborating with American researchers for years; in the past year, Polish universities and scientific institutions have intensified their cooperation with their American counterparts. This is due, among other things, to Poland's involvement in the conflict in Ukraine, experts believe.