war
This Bear Was an Official Member of Poland's WWII Army

After being invaded by Germany in the west and later by Soviet Russia in the east, the Polish government fled Warsaw but continued to fight from abroad. After Germany attacked Russia, the Russians decided to release their Polish prisoners of war, who then began re-forming into an army. Read More >>

architecture
Take a Street View Tour of an Underground Chapel Built Out of Salt

If opulent isn’t an adjective you’d immediately associate with the mining profession, then you’ve clearly never had a peek inside Poland’s Wieliczka Salt Mine. The subterranean marvel (and UNESCO World Heritage Site) has been operational since the first shafts were dug way back in the 13th century, but the decor has come a long, long way in the subsequent years. And now, thanks to Google, we can explore it from afar. Read More >>

medicine
Polish Biobattery Is Powered by People, Not Potatoes

Implantable medical devices have come a long way since doctors installed world's first pacemaker in Arne Larsson's chest in 1958 but they've always been hamstrung by a reliance external power sources. However, a new zinc-air battery chemistry developed by Institute of Physical Chemistry in Poland could eventually provide its host's implants with an unlimited power supply. Let the cyborg revolution begin. Read More >>

architecture
Inside the Thinnest Home In the World (Spoiler: It's Actually Quite Cool)

Remember the project for the thinnest house in the world, designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny? Well, it's finished. And it looks quite cool and livable inside. Read More >>

android
Jelly Bean For Samsung Galaxy S III is Rolling Out... In Poland

It looks like Polish Samsung Galaxy S III owners are first in line to get in on the Jelly Bean magic, as reports have stated that the latest Android update for Samsung's flagship device is rolling out around Eastern Europe first. Read More >>

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How to Turn a Century Old Building into Tron

Wroclaw's Centennial Hall was built so long ago, Wroclaw wasn't even part of Poland. But the super-minimal concrete mega-dome was ahead of its time way back in 1913, and with a little 2012 tech, it turns into a pulsating starship. Read More >>

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Polish Politicians Don Anonymous Masks To Protest EU Counterfeiting Agreement

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA to its friends, is coming under fire in the EU from those who fear it will lead to online censorship. But it's recieved particular attention from the public of Poland, and that's been reflected by some of the nation's politicians. Read More >>

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The Best Way to Watch a Polish Riot Is via Remote Helicopter

It's Polish Independence Day, and like in any other country, the youngins love celebrating their country's liberty by destroying parts of it. "Youths" butted heads with (and threw things at) riot cops in Warsaw. Check out the view from above. Read More >>

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