Mountains have character. The continuous gentle, wavy hills and wide valleys of the Carpathians, Appalachians or lower parts of the Alps contrast strongly with the soaring peaks, ragged ridges and deep ravines of the high Tatra mountains and Pyrenees, which are, in turn, different from the inaccessible, snow-covered Himalayan or Andean giants, along whose slopes flow long tongues of glaciers instead of water. Beneath this great diversity, however, lies a surprisingly similar structure.
As many as 88% of the population declares that they have access to the Internet at least once a day via smartphone or tablet. On average, we use 10 applications per day. Mobile technologies have irrevocably grown into our everyday life and have quickly become an educational tool, as well as a way to reach millions of users. It’s also becoming a significant mean of science communication. This is not overlooked by institutions all over the world: NASA is harnessing this trend by providing an app through which we can have an insight into the International Space Station - ISS.
Thousands of teachers and students involved, hundreds of online lessons, various educational resources, adventurous polar expeditions: In Paris on May 23 and 24 European, Horizon2020 project EDU-ARCTIC was summarized.
We provide, made publicly available on June 3 2019 a new EASAC report, entirely dedicated to the correlation between climate change and human health in Europe today.
Clean labels, probiotic foods, alternative protein sources, natural pigments and biohacking – these are only a few examples of food and drink „megatrends” set to make it big this year. On June 8th, during an outdoor science festival, researchers from the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research together with experts from MASPEX company will expose consumers to global innovations that change the ways we produce, buy, eat and dispose food.
Polish Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) and Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites to participate in a workshop entitled “African Swine Fever – the Role of Science Advice”. The workshop will take place on 6 June 2019.
The Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM) and Polish Academy of Sciences are inviting researchers to take part in „ERC Mentoring Initiative” workshop in Vienna on 14-15 June 2019. The event is supported by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA), the European University Association (EUA) and Science Europe issued a joint statement on the urgent need to back commitments to academic freedom and university autonomy with solid actions. The three partners, representing a vast section of Europe’s research and higher education system, maintain that academic freedom and institutional autonomy are of fundamental importance and value to society.
Researchers from the PAS Institute of Organic Chemistry have developed a way to create peptide nanocapsules, in which chemical reactions will take place. Such organic nanoreactors can facilitate production of compounds that are difficult to obtain.
Small amounts of methane are sometimes released from the below the surface of Mars, show the results of analyses of an international team. Researchers – including a Polish scientist – have identified a possible source of methane on Mars and determined where the gas in that source comes from.
On April 2 2019, at the Nencki Institute, 9 Warsaw scientific institutions signed an agreement to establish, and run a PhD school in cooperation with each other. It will be the Warsaw PhD School in Natural and BioMedical Sciences (Warsaw-4-PhD). The school will commence its activities in October 2019, and will offer interdisciplinary education in 4 scientific disciplines: biological, chemical, physical and medical sciences.
The Commission has recently opened a Call for Expression of Interest for serving on the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot Advisory Group.