Malaria is the most common infectious disease in the world. Fighting one of its forms is the goal of the international research consortium PvSTATEM. Scientists from the Warsaw University of Technology joined in the work, the university reports.
A disproportionately large number of plant specimens from around the world are found in European countries and in the USA. There are 65 million specimens in the 10 largest herbaria. The legacy of colonialism shapes the management of plant collections and this should change, says Professor Wiesław Mułenko from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.
Karolina Rorat and Ewa Maniak, students of the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology, took second place in the international competition 'Portugal Olive Guest House' and won the Buildner Student Award. The jury appreciated their project of an olive guesthouse in Portugal.
Sometimes an error in an algorithm reveals itself quickly, and sometimes it takes a very long time. The question is how to find the range in which the program can fail. A team with Polish computer scientists was awarded for solving this problem for the VASS model.
Polish scientists, including Dr. Weronika Urbańska from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, are working on obtaining minerals from the lunar and Martian regolith using microalgae and bacteria. According to scientists, this could be crucial for the exploration of the Moon.
Professor Jacek Jaworski, co-discoverer of the key role of mTOR in neuronal development, is among the 69 scientists elected members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). This year, he is the only Pole to join a group of more than 2,000 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.
Poland has increased its contribution to the European Space Agency, POLSA reports. Most of the funds transferred to ESA will return to the Polish industry, enabling technological advancement and the development of competitive products and services, says the President of POLSA Grzegorz Wrochna.
An innovative wind turbine developed by students from Lodz University of Technology in the GUST project has won first place in the International Small Wind Turbine Contest with the best result in the highest annual energy production (AEP) category.