The „Academia” magazine was founded on the initiative of Professor
Andrzej B. Legocki, a President of the Polish Academy of Sciences in
2003 – 2006. In the beginning it was published only in English as a
reply to the growing demand for a current information on the Polish
Academy of Sciences` activities, expressed by foreign scientists and
Poles living abroad and interested in Polish science.
Since 2005 the magazine is published both in Polish and English.
The „Academia” is an exceptional - on the Polish market - scientific
magazine for the general public, propagating achievements of Polish
scientists here and abroad. Authors of articles in „Academia” explain
their subject in a way that is accessible not only for all sorts of
academics but also for students, pupils and all other readers interested
in scientific topics for the general public.
The star-studded night sky has fascinated humankind since the dawn of time. Today, as we grow closer and closer to discovering a new Earthlike planet, our fascination with the skies has not weakened. On the contrary - our enchantment is approaching its zenit.
We use our computers to write, to make calculations, to search for information, and so much more. But we do not always realize how more and more of their capabilities crucially hinge on successful natural language processing technologies.
Why, in spite of changes to the political and social system, do Poles continue to distrust their fellow Poles? Is it because most of us put our trust mainly in our family networks, and don't feel we can depend on anyone else?
The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, also known as the Commonwealth of Both Nations, was one of Europe's most highly populated and ethnically diverse countries. Who inhabited her lands? What made this extraordinary coexistence of different nations, languages, and religions possible?
Researchers working at the laboratory of the PAS Institute of Physics have discovered that a wellknown protein may prove to have super-tough mechanical properties, almost twice as strong as spider silk - absolutely perfect for Spider-Man.
Vast volumes of data are constantly flowing across telecommunications networks, including the Internet. Every time a user connects to a webpage, a bitstream flows across the network to his or her computer.