The contemporary university is changing nowadays and the main thing what we can discuss is the directions of the changes. The source of changes should be characterized by a bottom-up approach, especially by those who have already achieved extraordinary scientific success and understand the requirement for “creative destruction” of traditional forms of the university. Changes […]Read more "Can Young Rebel Scholars Change Academia?"
Is it possible to save the environment and improve lives with something so small you cannot even see? Well apparently it is and we can even save money and, more importantly, save time while doing it. But let’s start from the beginning… In 1931 researchers started to work on self- assembling materials which can be […]Read more "The Beauty of Smart Nanomaterials – Molecularly Imprinted Polymers"
Skin picking disorder is little known yet widely experienced condition belonging to a group of disorders known as body-focused repetitive behaviours, which are characterised by repetitive auto-destructive actions towards own body. Examples include hair pulling, nail biting, and teeth grinding. Person with the skin picking disorder feels a frequent compulsion to pick their skin, resulting […]Read more "The common itch: the skin picking disorder"
Words, words, words… Can you imagine our world without words? Neither can I. Words matter but sometimes we do not realise what an important role they are playing, especially when we discuss approaches of mass communication. What about Loesje? Loesje is an international foundation, which was set up in the 1980s in the Netherlands to […]Read more "How Loesje Posters are Changing the World"
Almost all explosive materials and chemical weapons possess unique, distinguishing chemical characteristics and are frequently composed of these four elements: oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and carbon. For example, Trinitrotoluene more widely known as the TNT consist of seven carbon atoms (C7), five hydrogen atoms (H5), three nitrogen atoms (N3) and six oxygen atoms (O6). As reported […]Read more "An unconventional explosives detector"