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Poles at the Poles
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07 Jun 2017

The Magazine of the PAS – special edition 1/3/2017 The polar regions are extraordinary, magical places. They are cold, windy, inaccessible, ice-clad for most of the year, and yet still teeming with life. What is it about them that attracts so many enthusiasts, scientists, and people willing to spend months there? 100 years of Polish polar research, described by: Prof. Piotr Głowacki, Asst. Prof. Robert Bialik, Prof. Jacek Jania, Agnieszka Kruszewska, MS, Asst. Prof. Agnieszka Skorupa, Asst. Prof. Michał Łuszczuk, Dagmara Bożek-Andryszczak, MA, Piotr Andryszczak, ME.

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: The View From the North
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02 Jun 2017

We learn about the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund on Spitsbergen from Prof. Piotr Głowacki, who headed the PAS Institute of Geophysics’ Department of Polar Research for 15 years.

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: The View From the South
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02 Jun 2017

Asst. Prof. Robert Bialik, head  of the Department of Antarctic Biology  at the PAS Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics,  talks about the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station on King George Island

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: Prestige from Pole to Pole
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02 Jun 2017

Why do we study the polar regions of the Earth? For the same reason a mountaineer climbs mountains: “Because they are there!” And in addition, they are of great importance to the entire planet and to our country.

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Storks, Locusts, and Nero’s Spies

Archeologists from Poland have discovered the largest known royal palace of the ancient kingdom of Kush in North Sudan. Aside from their intuitions, the researchers were helped by a device called a fluxgate magnetometer

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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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Climate Data Locked Away in Fossils

They lived around 200 million years ago, and they resembled today’s squids and cuttlefishes. Belemnites can reveal a wealth of fascinating information about climate in past geological eras

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„Academia” special edition 1 2016: Schedules of prevention

Poland’s National Vaccination Program is an essential element in the strategy of prevention of infectious diseases and their complications, here considered with a particular focus on combination vaccines and the need for the Program’s further expansion

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I Don’t Like Munday

Machine linguistic tools are now so widespread that we barely notice them. But we don’t like to conform to their whims – rather, we want them to adapt to us, to start to understand what we say or write, be it in English, Polish, or otherwise. This requires effective text analysis methods, and digital tools are becoming increasingly sophisticated in response

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Cleansing and Disinfecting with Plasma

Almost all matter in our Universe exists in the form of plasma. Although it’s not easy to generate on Earth, it has a vast range of applications in medicine, biotechnology, farming and industry.

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The Myth of “Natural” Behavior

We are our own species, and what we do is natural and we should not have to make excuses for it – Dr. Maria Pawłowska points out

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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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A Fungus Among Us

It is quite common in nature for two different species to form a special relationship. In such symbiosis, they both thrive without harming one other, and even frequently benefit one another. One prominent type is known as mycorrhiza, in which plant roots and fungal hyphae work together for mutual gain

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From the Prison Cell to the Stage

Efforts to stimulate creativity have been found to successfully aid individuals undergoing resocialization, and various forms of art therapy are now being increasingly practiced – even in seemingly unlikely places. One such case is the ”prison theatre” movement

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Rapid Transport Within Cells

When we examine phenomena that occur within cells from a chemical perspective, the most fascinating events take place inside nuclei

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Hammers Are Our Specialty

Dr. Jerzy Grygorczuk, head of the Space Mechatronics and Robotics Laboratory, led the team responsible for the construction of the MUPUS penetrator. We talk to him about the Rosetta mission, uncertainty, and patience

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Secrets of the Red Planet

During the last decade of humankind’s exploration of Mars, a succession of American and European missions have sent back vast volumes of data about the planet’s surface and atmosphere. And yet many questions remain unanswered. This has provided the incentive to design an innovative mobile platform, called the Highland Terrain Hopper, being developed jointly by planetary geologists and engineers

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When the Whole Earth Mourns

I’m afraid this is the case for folk Passiontide songs, although I have a lot of trust in the younger generations – I believe they must surely notice the beauty and power of folk culture and belief – says Jacek Jackowski

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