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Study: Children are better than adults in virtual reality

The younger the people, the easier it is for them to find their place in the world of VR - showed a study conducted by scientists from the National Research Institute's Information Processing Center on representatives of children and adults. Virtual Reality (VR) is still a niche phenomenon whose ...

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Researchers from the Nicolaus Copernicus University copy nature's solutions by working on membranes for water transport

Chemists from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń are working on membranes that will better transport water and retain salts and impurities. The starting point was the study of a desert beetle, which can collect and repel water at the same time. Ultimately, such ...

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A supercomputer from Poznań helps in research on COVID-19

The Eagle / Orzeł supercomputer and researchers from the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center helped assess the quality of the CovidSim model predicting the development of the COVID-19 epidemic. This model was used, among others by the UK government. CovidSim - developed by Imperial College London -...

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Historic buildings analyzed by neural networks

Displacements, i.e. damage to the supporting structure of historic buildings, can be detected without exposing valuable architectural objects to further damage. Scientists used artificial neural networks and a laser scanner for this. The reasons for the displacement may be, among others ground vibrations caused by ...

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The first universal design center in Poland is being established at the Opole University of Technology

At the Opole University of Technology, the country's first center for disseminating the principles of universal design in the area of ​​design and everyday objects is being established. The project aimed at counteracting social exclusion was supported by the National Center for Research and Development. For a project aimed at disseminating ...

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