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Tap-Water Trouble

People rarely consider where their tap water comes from, or how much of it is actually available. At the same time, it is people who are most often responsible for water pollution. Problems involving the contamination of water-supply areas in Poland are scrutinized by an “intervention team” of experts at the Polish Hydrogeological Survey.

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In Memory of Adrian Kin

Born on 12 February 1979, Dr. Adrian Kin, a highly gifted and versatile young geologist and paleobiologist, died exactly one year ago. Admittedly, writing in the past tense about someone who passed away so recently is never easy, especially when this concerns someone who was not only a fellow scientist but also a friend

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Underrated Champions

The Hemiptera order, sometimes known as the “bugs,” includes herbivorous aphids and cicadas, as well as certain predatory species of true bugs that feed on the blood of humans and domestic animals (such as bedbugs). In evolutionary terms, Hemiptera are some of the most successful insects among all present-day fauna

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"Academia" 3/2017: Automation

Write: PRZEMYSŁAW ŚLESZYŃSKI, HANNA BOGUCKA, MAŁGORZATA KOSSOWSKA, BOŻENA KAMIŃSKA-KACZMAREK, JERZY JARZĘBSKI, PIOTR TRYJANOWSKI, PATRYCJA K. KWIATKOWSKA, MATEUSZ BANASZKIEWICZ, ZBIGNIEW NAWRAT, MACIEJ MARYL, AGNIESZKA KLOCH, KRZYSZTOF WALAS, MAGDALENA JASIŃSKA, ANDRZEJ TRAUTMAN, PIOTR HOMOLA, WOJCIECH FENDLER, DARIUSZ JEMIELNIAK, WŁODZIMIERZ ZAWADZKI

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Gold Against Bacteria

According to the most recent report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, one in eighteen patients in European hospitals has experienced at least one illness as a result of infection while receiving treatment. That’s a total of 3.2 million of people per year. The pathogens are usually bacteria picked up from surgical tools and hospital equipment. At the PAS Institute of Phys

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„Academia” special edition 1/2018: Lessons Learned in the South

The story of bark-beetle outbreaks in the Šumava National Park, in the Czech Republic along the German and Austrian borders, provides some insight into the impact of stable/unstable zonation regimes on efforts to fight the beetle, as well as a better understanding of what may be described as the “paradoxes of sanitary cutting.”

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Dr. Alicja Wierzcholska’s blazars

2016-08-09 Blazars are active galaxies centered around supermassive black holes. They generate strong electromagnetic radiation in a very wide spectrum – from visible light to radio, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma radiation. All those kinds of radiation are studied by Dr. Alicja Wierzcholska (PAS Institute of Nuclear Physics), winner of START competition organized by the Foundation for P

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Not Doomed To Fail

Is it possible to revitalize Europe without external interference and a shift in the geopolitical situation outside the Continent? An answer to this question is here offered by Prof. Jan Zielonka, a political scientist analyzing change in Central and Eastern Europe and a lecturer at the European Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford.

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I Catch Myself Thinking in ALGOL

Back in the 1960s, as a 21-year-old, he managed the first gigantic computer in Poland. Now the young people he gives win prizes in prestigious programming contests. We talk with Prof. Jan Madey about the history and future of computer science.

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Far Behind the Magellanic Clouds

Looking for a needle in a haystack? That’s a piece of cake in comparison with scouring through thousands of images packed with hundreds of millions of stars, trying to spot a few hundred unique objects which very much resemble stars but are actually quite a different type of object. But let’s start from the beginning: why are we searching for quasars by looking at the Magellanic Clouds in the firs

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