Jan Józef Baranowski (1805–1888) – Renaissance Man
The most prolific author in Polish literature was Józef Kraszewski, who wrote over 220 novels. As regards inventions, it is Jan Szczepanik and Jan Józef Baranowski who have left the largest legacies.
Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822–1882) – Polish pharmacist and Prometheus
Even though we rarely realise this in our daily busy life, we need light as much as we need food, drink or sleep. The main source of light is naturally the Sun, but people started looking for other solutions to disperse darkness very soon. The break-through in the history of lighting came with the kerosene lamp .
Kazimierz Prószyński (1875–1945) – Inventor who preceded the Lumière brothers
In April 1902, a unique attraction awaited the residents of Warsaw who decided to take a stroll through the Saxon Garden. In the Summer Theatre a young man was presenting photographs of daily life in the capital city. Since the art of photography was not new to Warsaw dwellers, one might think that it was nothing exceptional, but... the photographs were moving! People in the photos were walking, dancing and jumping.
The largest known mammal-like reptile lived in Silesia
The largest mammal-like reptile known to date, Lisiowicia bojani, lived in Silesia about 210 million years ago, Polish researchers report in the publication in "Science". In terms of weight and dimensions, it was close to elephants.
Polish Mole has landed on Mars
This afternoon NASA InSight mission has landed on Mars. That is a first mission in history to study the deep interior of the Red Planet. The propulsion mechanism of HP3 Mole, which will dig for 5 meters in the Martian soil, was designed and made by Polish company.
Medieval castle discovered in Żelechów
We wanted to discover another Malbork, and we found... Biskupin, say discoverers of the late medieval castle in Żelechów (Mazowieckie). It was the seat of the noble Ciołek family; its wooden elements have been preserved to this day.
The first Polish commercial satellite Światowid will be launched into space in April
In April next year the Światowid satellite will have competed all tests. It will fly to the International Space Station and from there it will be launched into orbit, SatRevolution COO Grzegorz Zwoliński told PAP.
Studying in Poland
Rich Poland’s cultural heritage includes the longstanding higher education traditions. Nowadays the system is developing rapidly – there are over than 400 universities in Poland which host almost 60,000 new-come international students every year.
Students from Adam Mickiewicz University and the University of Economics in Poznań best in the European edition of GOMAC
Students from Adam Mickiewicz University and the University of Economics in Poznań took first place in Europe in the Global Online Marketing Academic Challenge (GOMAC) 2018.
Poland and Sudan – an archaeological symbiosis
Poland and Sudan have a largely unknown yet rich tradition of partnership in the field of archaeology. Ever since Kazimierz Michałowski answered UNESCO’s call, Sudanese and Polish archaeologists have been unceasing in their efforts to map, excavate, and preserve the ancient heritage of this African land. Their scientific cooperation has been both recognised and formalised by institutions in both countries. Their partnership is a hallmark of reliability and trust in the field of archaeology.
Polish archaeologist discovers hundreds of rock paintings in Tanzania
Hundreds of rock paintings, the oldest of which can be even several thousand years old, have been discovered by a Polish archaeologist in the Swaga Swaga reserve in Tanzania. Among the most interesting paintings are images depicting meteors and comets.
Ecohydrologists from the University of Lodz receive the "Best of the Best" award
Ecohydrologists from the University of Lodz received the highest distinction of the European Commission - the "Best of the Best" award for the project of ecohydrologic rehabilitation of recreational reservoirs Arturówek (Lodz). More than 60 research teams from Europe took part in the competition.