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– It gives me great satisfaction to present a set of contributions to the debate that took place on 3 December 2015, at a session of the General Assembly of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the position statement adopted by the General Assembly (the highest-ranking body of the Academy). This position statement concerns the migration crisis that Europe is currently struggling with, and it repres

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: “On” and “For” Four Million

For many people, the Arctic is not just a place to visit for various reasons, but actually their home. As such, polar research can study not only the importance of the Arctic and Antarctic for the world at large, but also what the world can do to help those who live and work there.

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The Aging Process: In Our Own Hands

The aging of the body is a result of processes occurring at a molecular level. It turns out, however, that it is not genes but environmental factors including diet and lifestyle that are primarily responsible for the pace of aging and how it progresses

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What is the translator’s job really all about? The various words for “translator” used in different languages can be seen as differing historical attempts to capture the essence of this mysterious profession

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Flavor-Switching Neutrinos

Prof. Ewa Rondio from the National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) explains the nature of neutrinos, the measurements taken by the Super-Kamiokande detector, and the involvement of Polish scientists in the project.

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Helping Hands of Machines

We talk to Igor Zubrycki, doctoral student at the Faculty of Robotics at the Institute of Automation at the Łódź University of Technology and winner of this year’s INTER competition of the Foundation for Polish Science, about robots supporting children on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD), artificial intelligence and dangers posed by machines.

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ELF Monitoring Goes Global

Mapping storm activity across the globe at time scales ranging from minutes to years is an important element of measuring and forecasting climate change. The WERA system is being used to verify models of the influence of various types of solar activity on the lower layers of the ionosphere. We hope that one day it can also be used on Mars.

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Intuition, Simplicity, Elegance

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How can we make Poland’s economy more competitive and productive? By supporting R&D projects pursued jointly by entrepreneurs and scientists and turning their findings into marketable products. This strategy can be very successful, as demonstrated by longstanding collaborative ties between the Military University of Technology and Vigo System S.A., a globally recognized manufacturer of infrare

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Prof. Dariusz Stola, Director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, talks about Polish-Jewish relations, the importance of awareness, and the theater of history

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