No Limits 2022-11-08T12:15:26+00:00 Agnieszka Sikora Open Journal Systems <p>“No Limits” is a new popular science journal at the University of Silesia in Katowice. We use an attractive format to present interesting, innovative, and important scientific research which is conducted at our university, or in cooperation with the University of Silesia.</p> <p>The semi-annual journal is addressed to a wide audience, especially to those who are interested in discoveries in the world of science, innovative solutions, technology, as well as new materials and technologies. The first issue was dedicated to the subjects related to climate change.</p> IS THIS REALLY THE END OF THE AGE OF FOSSIL FUELS? 2022-11-08T12:15:23+00:00 Małgorzata Kłoskowicz Iwona Jelonek <p>We will move away from fossil fuels in the future — that is a fact. However, we do not yet know what environmental, economic, and social decisions await us. Certainly, difficult choices will have to be made. We do know one thing: without energy, the world as we know it will not survive. There would be no energy today without the much-hated coal, whether we like it or not.</p> 2022-11-08T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## PROS AND CONS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY 2022-11-08T12:15:23+00:00 Agnieszka Sikora Marek Matussek <p>Contrary to traditional sources, where energy is obtained from the combustion reactions of coal or gas, nuclear energy is obtained from processes related to radioactivity, i.e. the ability of certain atomic nuclei to undergo radioactive decay. Nuclear power plays an extremely important role in the modern world. Some see it as an opportunity for decarbonisation and increased energy security, while sceptics see numerous risks associated with the use of a radioactive energy source.</p> 2022-11-08T10:03:37+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## AGREEMENTS KEPT ARE WARS AVOIDED 2022-11-08T12:15:23+00:00 Maria Sztuka Magdalena Półtorak <p>Vulnerable persons are not only women, children, and people with disabilities. This group also includes the elderly, pregnant people, single parents, victims of human trafficking, severely ill people, those suffering from mental disorders, as well as people who have been victims of rape, torture, and other forms of physical, mental, or sexual abuse. Any person, due to certain circumstances, deficiencies, or dysfunctions, might be unable to fully exercise their rights.</p> 2022-11-08T10:09:17+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## LAW AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMES 2022-11-08T12:15:25+00:00 Tomasz Płosa Dominika Iwan-Sojka <p>Everything that has been happening in Ukraine since 24 February 2022 fills us with horror, compassion, and moral objection. There is no doubt that Putin, his closest associates, the commanders of the Russian army, and its regular soldiers are responsible for the evil that is taking place in our neighbour’s territory. The tragedy of the Ukrainian people demands justice and just punishment for the culprits. However, let us try to disconnect emotionally and analyse the current situation in Ukraine in the context of international law.</p> 2022-11-08T10:39:30+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES. ON THE WAY TO PARTNERSHIP 2022-11-08T12:15:24+00:00 Agnieszka Niewdana Rafał Cekiera <p>The issue of migration is one of the most important research topics today, also among sociologists. For at least a few years now, we have been observing an increase in migration movements. What are their causes? What are the consequences? These questions have been addressed by a scientist specialising in the sociology of migration, religion, and the analysis of contemporary cultural transformations.</p> 2022-11-08T10:22:04+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## JUVENILE OFFENDER’S PROFILE 2022-11-08T12:15:24+00:00 Katarzyna Stołpiec Maciej Bernasiewicz <p>Crime is a phenomenon that cannot be completely eradicated. Society’s traditions and culture, as well as the level of its economic development, are very important in maintaining the optimal happiness levels of its people. In spite of the efforts of educators and parents, who are sometimes overly preoccupied with ensuring a prosperous life for their children, they are unable to protect them from the danger of going down the road of crime.</p> 2022-11-08T10:23:18+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## HOMEMADE TERRORISM 2022-11-08T12:15:24+00:00 Tomasz Grząślewicz Karolina Wojtasik <p>Terrorism is a method of action, and the radicalisation which may lead to violence is not necessarily linked to Islam or its ideology’. While Islamist terrorist organisations such as Al-Qa'ida or ISIS are responsible for most of the attacks we hear about in the media, the 2011 attacks in Norway were carried out by a right-wing extremist Anders Breivik, a blond-haired and blue-eyed man. The article is devoted to the analysis of the motivations and modes of conduct of terrorists.</p> 2022-11-08T10:30:09+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## QUANTUM ATTACKS ON CLASSICAL CRYPTOSYSTEM 2022-11-08T12:15:25+00:00 Weronika Cygan Jerzy Dajka <p>What is quantum cryptography? Can classical banknote security measures be replaced by quantum ones? How to deal with the threats posed by quantum computers? While many publicists are keen on fearmongering with quantum computers as a challenge to data security, we are by no means helpless in the face of this threat.</p> 2022-11-08T10:38:08+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## INFORMATION WARFARE AS A FOREIGN POLICY TOOL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION 2022-11-08T12:15:25+00:00 Jacek Kiera <p>In international relations, information is seen as a resource of strategic significance. As a consequence, it can be used in a harmful way, including information warfare. When compiling the most comprehensive definitions of this concept found in Western science, we may assume that it is an organised activity which consists in modifying or destroying communication systems with the intention to achieve political, military, or economic goals.</p> 2022-11-08T10:40:11+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##