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ACADEMIA - The magazine of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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ACADEMIA - The magazine of the Polish Academy of Sciences | 2014 | Nr 4 (44)2014 Success

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Dr. Jerzy Grygorczuk, head of the Space Mechatronics and Robotics Laboratory, led the team responsible for the construction of the MUPUS penetrator. We talk to him about the Rosetta mission, uncertainty, and patience.
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Jerzy Grygorczuk

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Dr. Stefan Jakobielski, a Nubiologist, relates the story of eminent Polish archeologist Prof. Kazimierz Michałowski and the successful mission to Faras in Sudan.
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Stefan Jakobielski

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Prof. Bogdan Wojciszke, a top Polish social psychologist, tells us about whether Poles admire success and what factors affect how they perceive successful people.
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Bogdan Wojciszke
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Dr. Ewelina Knapska, head of the Laboratory of Emotions Neurobiology at the Nencki Institute, tells us about why our brains strive for success and how humans differ from animals in this regard.
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Ewelina Knapska

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The Earth has been home to many species of plants and animals. More than 99% of them are now extinct, though it seems all of them had at least some short period of evolutionary prosperity. How is it that we humans have enjoyed such success, rather than any of the other closely related species that occupied the same or a similar ecological niche?
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Bogusław Pawłowski

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It is quite common in nature for two different species to form a special relationship. In such symbiosis, they both thrive without harming one other, and even frequently benefit one another. One prominent type is known as mycorrhiza, in which plant roots and fungal hyphae work together for mutual gain.
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Maria Rudawska
Tomasz Leski

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The Hemiptera order, sometimes known as the "bugs;' includes herbivorous aphids and cicadas, as well as certain predatory species of true bugs that feed on the blood of humans and domestic animals (such as bedbugs). In evolutionary terms, Hemiptera are some of the most successful insects among all present-day fauna.
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Jacek Szwedo

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During the last decade of humankind's exploration of Mars, a succession of American and European missions have sent back vast volumes of data about the planet's surface and atmosphere. And yet many questions remain unanswered. This has provided the incentive to design an innovative mobile platform, called the Highland Terrain Hopper, being developed jointly by planetary geologists and engineers.
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Joanna Gurgurewicz

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The energy sector is about more than just the electric power in our wall sockets and keeping our homes warm. It is the foundation on which the economy rests, and also a crucial part of the way we affect the environment. To better protect the natural environment, we need, for instance, to develop active catalysts that can change harmful chemical compounds into neutral, or even useful ones.
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Agata Łamacz

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We discuss good ideas that sometimes tum out to be problematic in practice with Prof. Henryk Okarma (who studies the biology and ecology of large carnivores and ungulates, predator-prey interactions, invasive alien species, wildlife biology, and nature conservation).
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Henryk Okarma

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