Every year, the tongue-in-cheek Ig Nobel awards, sometimes called the anti-Nobels, celebrate the most unusual scientific research. Although the awards are supposed to be funny, the research often has serious applications.
To accurately gauge the elevations of summits in the High and Western Tatras, the Wrocław researchers travelled over 231 km of trails, climbing an elevation difference (up and down) equal to 39,963 m, which is more than four times the height of Mount Everest.
Microbiologist Maciej Walczak (R) from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń was seized along with several others including a British diplomat while taking soil samples in what authorities describe as a restricted area where rocket tests were being held.
The team from Poznań, Warsaw and Toruń say that, if successful, by using stem cells found in human gums they will be able to produce tooth buds and rebuild the structure of the peripheral nerves.
Although the use of starch in recycled materials is not new, previous attempts to apply it created materials that were weak and susceptible to tears. The new development from the Łódź University of Technology has overcome the problem for the first time in history.
Entitled To Conquer Typhus, the film’s producer Bogdan Miszczak said: “When I started looking for information on Dr Weigl, I came to the conclusion that we could not have thought of a better hero.”
The brainchild of Dr. Katarzyna Szkolnicka from the West Pomeranian University of Technology, the new buttermilk ice cream is fluffier than traditional ice cream and can also promote well-being and enhance intellectual abilities and beauty.
The New Life Capsule enables them to create specific conditions for observing the development of algal-fungal biomass, which creates a special fertiliser.
Polish scientists are analysing genetic material from people suffering from severe cases of Covid-19 in the hope that it will help identify patients who are at higher risk of complications from the disease.
A group of 726 scientists from Poland are featured on a list of the top two-percent most-cited scientists, published by PLOS Biology, a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of biology.