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BARISTA Project, or Barley vs. Climate Changes

Water scarcity, increased carbon dioxide level and occurrence of pathogens – these are some examples of stress factors affecting the cultivation of barley, the fourth grain in the world in terms of cultivation area An international team of researchers took joint action under BARISTA project, intended to develop tools that enable to optimise
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Geological Museum is Alive

The 25th anniversary of the Museum of Earth Sciences The Museum of Earth Sciences, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, shows natural history The museum collection contains about 4,000 geological objects: rocks, fossils, minerals and meteorites from Poland and abroad The exhibitions are displayed on the ground floor of the Faculty
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New Compounds Used in Organic Electronics

Scientists from the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Silesia are the authors of the method of obtaining polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and anthracene derivatives that will be applied in modern organic synthesis and technology of materials developed for organic electronics The first group of compounds demonstrates unique electron and photophysical properties,
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New Solution for Pharmaceutical Industry

Scientists from the University of Silesia in Katowice developed a method of synthesis that allows to produce chemically pure polycaprolactone (PCL-u) It is a polymer that degrades naturally in about two years and demonstrates tissue consistency, so it can be used in pharmaceutical and medical industry It also has good processing properties, it is
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Patent for respiratory frequency monitoring system

The biomedical devices market is developing dynamically Monitoring of various physiological parameters of an organism is important, and it can be nowadays performed by persons doing sports or patients without medical assistance It is possible to monitor: heartbeat, walking speed, calories burned, level of lactic acid, and respiratory frequency, which is especially
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