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An asteroid with a diameter of about one kilometre will pass relatively close to the Earth today at a speed of over 70 000 km per hour. The phenomenon will be viewable through telescopes and on NASA's website. The asteroid, designated (7482) 1994 PC1, was discovered by astronomer Robert McNaught while conducting observations at Siding Spring Observatory in Australia in 1994. The astronomer specialises in discovering…
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Collected seeds of endangered species/Photo: M. Lazarus. Staff at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk have set up a seed bank for 33 species of rare and endangered plants in Gdańsk Pomerania, as well as a bank of in vitro cultures of these species. In this way, they secured their gene resources. The work was carried…
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According to the list of scored scientific journals from December 21, the value of scientific journals of the University of Gdańsk increased by 205 points. Changes were made to 7 UG publications. Four of them were given higher scores and the remaining three were added to the list. The Ministry of Science and Education has again prepared a list of scored scientific journals and conference proceedings. There are now 32…
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Issues of the importance of algae and shrimp farming in the food economy, blue bond financing and the sensitivity of Polish consumers to environmental issues are on the agenda of a webinar series entitled Challenges and Opportunities of Blue Bioeconomics in the Baltic Sea Region. It will take place in January and February 2022 at UG as part of the BluePlatform project. It is organised by the Department of Experimental…
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Dr Maurycy Żarczyński from the Faculty of Oceanography and Geography of the University of Gdańsk is among the winners of this year's edition of the Bekker NAWA scholarship programme, which provides an opportunity for a prestigious research internship. The young scientist will spend a year and a half doing palaeoclimatological research at Nothern Arizona University. The aim of the programme is to support the…