Józef Stanisław Kosacki (1909–1990) was a Polish engineer, inventor, and an officer in the Polish Army during World War II. He is best known as the inventor of the Polish mine detector, the first man-portable mine detector, whose basic design has been in use with various armies for over 50 years.
Right, I forgot. He invented it while stationed in the UK, and it was first used in Africa with instant success. And then all over the world.
Polish electronics was top notch before the WW2, especially as comes to miniaturisation. I remember vaguely something about mini radio transmitters. Mini for the times, of course.
Then goes the whole railway technology of the period, including immaculate train scheduling. People setting up their watches by the passing train is not a legend. Sugar processing is another technological achievement of the times.
Military technology includes the anti-tank carbine, best of the kind, one cute patrol-boat for Polesie, the £oś bomber, and possibly Ironside will add a thing or two. Oh, of course, Wis, probably the best pistol of the war.
Actually I was thinking about it before, but we are speaking about science... pgtx prompted me now, so: poetry. And nobody ever will actually know it, for the obvious reason. And I don't care that some of the greatest poets were Jewish. Actually, it's yet another thing to be proud of. Not because of this anti/semitic thing, but in general.
and now zetigrek.
IT. Poles are good at it, and there's one name worht mentioning, Karpinski. The first desktop computer. That is, the first computer that would fit on the desktop. Without big consequences, but anyway.
The list may grow, and I know Poland will not surpass UK in technology, as goes for history, but what the heck. Nowadays it takes two Brits to change a bulb. Both with certificates.