Space Research Centre’s contribution to InSight mission
NASA and European Space Agency are preparing for another great mission to explore the Red Planet as part of the InSight project. A space probe will carry out geophysical and seismological field studies on Mars. Its goal is to examine the nature of the planet’s nucleus, which will be helpful in preparing the ground for sending the first manned mission to Mars.Read more
Lifetime adventure. Travel to the Antarctic!
Only 20 countries have year-round research stations in the Antarctic. Working at the Polish Antarctic Station provides a rare opportunity to visit and get to know this region.Read more
PAS Letter on Białowieża Forest in "Science "
There is not enough scientific data to justify salvage logging in Białowieża Forest – Polish scientists, including the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), write in the letter recently published in Science.Read more
PAS enters an entirely new era of space research
For the first time, synchronous observation of gravitational waves and light within a single event was achieved. A Polish team of scientists and the European detector Virgo contribute to the research.Read more
Bioplastic produced by bacteria – new type of wound dressing
Variety of microbes under stress conditions produce… high-value plastic. Such a material, which is not artificial at all, easily decomposes and additionally displays good biocompatibility properties. We can use them to produce dressings or implant biomaterials.Read more
Polish and American scientists find tuberculosis in prehistoric reptile
Scientists from Poland and the United States discovered the oldest known traces of respiratory infection, probably tuberculosis. They found traces of this disease in a partially preserved, 245 million years old marine reptile skeleton.Read more
New chemical trail and the secrets of memory and depression
The world is bad and life is meaningless? It is not necessarily the fault of the world or life – or even your willingness. The sources of depression are complex and still poorly understood chemical processes occurring in the brain between neurons.Read more