Have you ever thought about how your auditory system works? How the heard information from your surrounding reach your brain? The first important discoveries about the mechanism of ear were made by a Hungarian scientist, György Békésy, whose scientific results defined our present knowledge of the auditory perceptions. Read more about his life and achievements, for which he received Nobel Prize in 1961.
Space industry is expanding globally, and Hungary is also ambitious to take part in this growing field. According to Morgan Stanley, the revenue generated by the global space industry may increase to more than $1 trillion by 2040. In this article, you can learn more about the Hungarian space company, Puli Space Technologies that now works together with NASA in lunar research.
Doctors and engineers? Chalk and cheese? Many people think of them as almost the opposites of each other, even though the latest trends are quite the contrary. Everyone dreams of an advanced, safe, healthy future, and the goal of the Biomedical Engineer Program (BEP) launched by the University of Pécs Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology in cooperation with the Medical School is to train professionals who can meet the challenges of the desired future. Engineers and doctors are now crossing the boundaries of their respective disciplines together in the best possible way. The first students can begin their studies in September 2021.
Plastic waste has devastating effects on the environment and scientists focus more and more on this subject every year. While there are dedicated research projects and experiments to find solutions to this global issue, sometimes we find answers when we expect it the least – even during a summer vacation!
The COVID–19 epidemic has paved the way for numerous innovations at an unprecedented pace worldwide. Hungary has contributed to this global fight with several initiatives, researches and patents with the help of our universities and scientists. In this article we have collected five innovations developed at Hungarian universities as a response to the coronavirus outbreak.
During the COVID-19 epidemic, we have seen an unprecedented fast development of the vaccine that is right now the most effective way to fight coronavirus. This extremely swift scientific achievement could not have been possible without the years-long mRNA research of the Hungarian-born biochemist, and alumna of the University of Szeged, Katalin Karikó. In this article you can learn more about her discovery for which many – including the famous scientific intellectual, Richard Dawkins – suggest, she should win the Nobel Prize.