On June 12th, 1903, Marie Skłodowska-Curie defended her doctoral thesis on radioactive substances at Université de la Sorbonne in Paris, thus becoming the first woman in France to receive a doctoral degree.
In six years' time an excavator designed by experts from the Space Research Centre of the Polish Institute of Sciences (CBK PAN) will be used on the moon. Testing of the equipment is due to start in Warsaw next month.
To emulate the harsh extra-terrestrial conditions, the robots are tested on the mountainous desert at the Mars Desert Research Station, outside Hanksville. The challenges put before the students are similar to the real life tasks of rovers such as Curiosity and Opportunity.
Photo Gallery: A seven-metre wide moon has lit up the sky over Warsaw’s Vistula Boulevards.
The new project by researchers at the University of Łódź will see the remains of 200 people digitised and put online.
Declared extinct by ecologists in 2002, the 2.5cm Black Bee has now been spotted in six permanent habitats after ecologists urged Facebook users to send in photos.
The annual museum night has become something of an institution in the capital with people eager to grab a piece of night-time culture.
The creators from Wrocław University looked at the challenge of colonizing Mars from numerous perspectives, taking into account the conditions on the Red Planet, availability of resources, the need to be self-sustainable, as well as the ability to conduct business with Earth and the social and psychological needs of the people living there.
Following on from the success of her Budzik clinic where children in a coma receive treatment, care and rehabilitation, actress Ewa Błaszczyk now plans to build a similar clinic for adults in a coma.
Wrocław archeologists found that Homo Erectus travelled outside of Africa not only along the Nile river, but also through what is now a desert which used to be a humid area with plants and rivers leading to the Red Sea.