Today marks 475 years since the death of one of Poland’s most esteemed scientists. Nicolaus Copernicus revolutionised astronomy with his discovery that the earth moved around the sun. The revelation completely changed our understanding of our place in the universe, and consequently helped herald in the age Enlightenment. The First News reflects on the lasting legacy left by the astronomer from Toruń.
Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology Jadwiga Emilewicz said on Thursday that Poland's space industry is expanding at a fast rate.
Some of the most beautiful and detailed images ever taken of the Milky Way have been released by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia space telescope, the data from which will be used to create the most comprehensive maps of our galaxy to date with the help of Polish astronomers.
Unmanned helicopters carrying out search and rescue operations in the mountains might seem like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, yet the Polish company Sky Tronic is in the process of making it happen. Difficult terrain and inclement weather conditions prevent aircraft with standard controls from flying. Sky Tronic is developing AI algorithms based on the fuzzy logic principle, which will enable stable and safe navigation regardless of conditions.
Space company Sener Polska told PAP that it is set to take part in a new project by the European Space Agency (ESA), by designing equipment for a space satellite.
What do you get if you cross a car with a motorbike? The answer is not a two-wheeled car but rather the Triggo - an electric car that its Polish inventors say combines the manoeuvrability of a motorbike with the advantages of a car.
The Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology (MPiT) has announced that more and more Polish companies are participating in international space missions (including ones organized by NASA and ESA- European Space Agency).
Situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea, the Słowiński National Park is known for its unique moving sand dunes and alluring scenery. The Park covers 32,5 km of coastline, seaside lakes and forests. Łeba, Rowy and Smołdzino, small towns located within the Park, are popular tourist destination. The Institute of Oceanography at the University of Gdańsk uses the Parks beaches as the ground for releasing seals to the sea, as part of the species’ reintroduction to the Baltic programme.
Fifty percent of Poles polled by the CBOS pollster said it was against the construction of what would be Poland's first nuclear power plant.
On board a Falcon-9 rocket, taking off on Monday April 2 from Cape Canaveral, will be a scientific instrument made with the participation of Poles, among others. It will be used to observe phenomena of interest in the upper atmosphere.