Science Argentina  ARGENTINA 24/04/2018

Technology against drought crosses borders

It is about the HB4 soy and wheat seeds, which were developed by senior CONICET researcher Raquel Chan’s team

Tons of foods are lost due to the droughts, which are the main threat against crops and the situation worsens considering that for 2050 the estimate population will be 9 thousand millions. In 2012, a research team led by Raquel Chan achieved international impact after carrying out the first transgenic technology fully developed in Argentina: HB4. For more than 15 years, her research team has studied how plants adapt to the environment without knowing that their study would cross borders.

 
663 words
1 Images
Science Spain  MADRID 19/04/2018

A research study analyzes the influence of algorithms on online publicity and advertising

A science project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and IMDEA Networks Institute

When we look for information on the internet, buy online or use social networks we often see ads relating to our likes or profile. To what extent are these ads chosen by the web’s algorithms? A group of researchers are trying to answer this question under the name of «MyBubble», a science project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and IMDEA Networks Institute.

 
786 words
1 Images
Science Spain  ZAMORA 17/04/2018

A project designs extinguishers with new materials that improve their current properties

Researchers from the Polytechnic School of Zamora from the University of Salamanca have developed a lighter product

A project of the Higher Polytechnic School of Zamora is trying to launch into the market a new generation of extinguishers, manufactured with a material that makes them less heavy and in general improves their properties, for example, against corrosion. The researchers believe that it has great commercial possibilities.

 
736 words
3 Images
1 Audio clips
Science Argentina  ARGENTINA 17/04/2018

The first Argentine Platform of Cognitive Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences was launched

The PENCO assembles more than fifty professionals who work on this interdisciplinary area

The initiative, which aims at boosting the collaboration between researchers of the interdisciplinary area linked to the cognition brain basis, was presented at the event attended by the president of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Alejandro Ceccatto; the researcher and general coordinator of the Argentine Platform for Cognitive Neurosciences and Behavior Sciences (PENCO), Agustín Ibáñez; and more than fifty members of the Platform.

 
593 words
1 Images
Science Panama  PANAMÁ 16/04/2018

Tracking aedes mosquito invasions in Panama

Mosquitoes in the genus Aedes, which can carry dangerous viruses causing yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika, invaded the crossroads of the Americas multiple times, by land and by sea

STRI/DICYT Mosquitoes in the genus Aedes, which can carry dangerous viruses causing yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika, invaded the crossroads of the Americas multiple times, by land and by sea.

976 words
1 Images
Science Spain  MADRID 09/04/2018

A UC3M study analyzes the keys to fragmentation of metallic materials

Would lead to improvements in the design of new protective structures

Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Texas A&M (USA) and the Israeli Institute of Technology have developed new theories for the fragmentation of metallic porous materials that can be applied to structural design in the aerospace, civil security and transportation sectors.

 
543 words
1 Images
1 Audio clips
Science Spain  SALAMANCA 09/04/2018

An online sales system that can be managed by people with mental illness

The GRIAL group of the University of Salamanca creates a platform for the INTRAS Foundation that improves the usability of current systems

The Research Group on Interaction and E-Learning of the University of Salamanca has developed an online sales platform adapted to be managed by people suffering from mental illnesses. This virtual store called Dueroland will allow the workers of the employment center that INTRAS Foundation has in Coreses (Zamora) to sale products and offer services.

 
619 words
2 Images
1 Audio clips
Science Spain  MADRID 06/04/2018

New Pan-European electronic invoicing in the healthcare sector

Govein project

A European group of scientists, technologists and providers of e-invoicing services, in which Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) researchers participate, have developed a new electronic invoicing system among different European countries for the public and private healthcare sector that automates, enhances and expedites the relation with public and private suppliers from different European countries.

 
356 words
1 Images
Science Brazil  SãO PAULO 05/04/2018

Sugarcane expansion over pastures increases Brazilian ethanol carbon footprint

The conversion of unproductive pastures in sugarcane plantation may prevent deforestation, but ultimately increases GHG emissions, a study shows – the process of adapting a degraded soil for crops relies on nitrogen fertilizers and high-yield grass.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. In eu dui non est venenatis lobortis. Donec iaculis iaculis turpis. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aliquam vitae arcu. Maecenas justo tortor, eleifend sed, fermentum vitae, condimentum vitae, diam. Vivamus mattis, ligula vitae commodo vulputate, lorem tellus semper nulla, vitae cursus nunc eros ut massa. Curabitur velit pede, lobortis a, ultrices sit amet, suscipit non, erat.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. In eu dui non est venenatis lobortis. Donec iaculis iaculis turpis. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aliquam vitae arcu. Maecenas justo tortor, eleifend sed, fermentum vitae, condimentum vitae, diam. Vivamus mattis, ligula vitae commodo vulputate, lorem tellus semper nulla, vitae cursus nunc eros ut massa. Curabitur velit pede, lobortis a, ultrices sit amet, suscipit non, erat.

1.138 words
1 Images
Science Spain  ZAMORA 02/04/2018

New prostheses for animals through 3D printing

A project from the Higher Polytechnic School of Zamora of the University of Salamanca opens a new market for the veterinary world

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. In eu dui non est venenatis lobortis. Donec iaculis iaculis turpis. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aliquam vitae arcu. Maecenas justo tortor, eleifend sed, fermentum vitae, condimentum vitae, diam. Vivamus mattis, ligula vitae commodo vulputate, lorem tellus semper nulla, vitae cursus nunc eros ut massa. Curabitur velit pede, lobortis a, ultrices sit amet, suscipit non, erat.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. In eu dui non est venenatis lobortis. Donec iaculis iaculis turpis. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aliquam vitae arcu. Maecenas justo tortor, eleifend sed, fermentum vitae, condimentum vitae, diam. Vivamus mattis, ligula vitae commodo vulputate, lorem tellus semper nulla, vitae cursus nunc eros ut massa. Curabitur velit pede, lobortis a, ultrices sit amet, suscipit non, erat.

545 words
3 Images
1 Audio clips
Science Brazil  SãO PAULO 22/03/2018

Ultra-strong material is produced from a nineteenth-century idea

Researchers in Brazil and US used 3D printing to produce structures with high mechanical strength based on mathematical models created by Karl Schwarz in 1880

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. In eu dui non est venenatis lobortis. Donec iaculis iaculis turpis. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aliquam vitae arcu. Maecenas justo tortor, eleifend sed, fermentum vitae, condimentum vitae, diam. Vivamus mattis, ligula vitae commodo vulputate, lorem tellus semper nulla, vitae cursus nunc eros ut massa. Curabitur velit pede, lobortis a, ultrices sit amet, suscipit non, erat.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. In eu dui non est venenatis lobortis. Donec iaculis iaculis turpis. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aliquam vitae arcu. Maecenas justo tortor, eleifend sed, fermentum vitae, condimentum vitae, diam. Vivamus mattis, ligula vitae commodo vulputate, lorem tellus semper nulla, vitae cursus nunc eros ut massa. Curabitur velit pede, lobortis a, ultrices sit amet, suscipit non, erat.

1.005 words
1 Images
1 Audio clips
Science Panama  PANAMÁ 20/03/2018

How do natural and human-discharged nutrient pulses impact tropical marine ecosystems?

Nutrient upwelling season in the Bay of Panama and water quality tests from 20 previously unmonitored rivers provide a Panamanian researcher with clues about how nutrient addition impacts coastal ecosystems

The biggest nutrient injections into the Gulf of Panama come in two different forms. One happens every dry season when trade winds push surface water away from the Pacific coast, creating a vacuum that sucks cold, nitrogen-rich water from the depths to the surface. The other happens year-round as agricultural runoff and urban sewage gush into streams and rivers.

 
495 words
1 Images
Science Spain  SALAMANCA 19/03/2018

A software to control forest fires

Researchers from the University of Salamanca develop the PhyFire tool, which allows simulating a fire anywhere in Spain, predicts its evolution and show the results in 3D

Researchers from the University of Salamanca have developed a simulation model of forest fires that will be useful to predict the progress of the flames and, therefore, to help fight it. The research group in Numerical Simulation and Scientific Calculus has created this tool, called PhyFire, which is integrated into a geographic information system (GIS) and can be used throughout the national territory. The tool is accessible to any internet user through sinumcc. usal.es.

 

 

643 words
2 Images
1 Audio clips
Science Spain  MADRID 15/03/2018

Raising transparency in the online advertising ecosystem

TYPES has created solutions that protect user’s privacy while empowering them to control how their data is used by service providers for advertising purposes

IMDEA Networks/DICYT The online advertising business, led by companies like Google or Facebook, generated over $200 billion revenue in 2017, with an interanual growth over 15%. This online advertising explosion is raising serious data privacy concerns.

817 words
1 Images
Science Argentina  ARGENTINA 15/03/2018

Science as a bridge for the restitution of ancestral heritage

In 2008, a group of researchers conducted a study on skeletal remains of communities of Patagonia. It is considered as an example of how science can work for the memory of native peoples

The meeting took place in Loma Torta hill, with a campfire, music, Mapuche and Tehuelche people, scientists, a pile of stones, and the history of one community that with the help of science managed to trace their roots. Since 2013, scientists have collected bones, objects and grave goods of the members of the Ceferino Namuncurá- Valentín Saygüeque community in Loma Torta. The restitution was the result of a study conducted by a group of anthropologists, archaeologists and biologists who are researchers of the Patagonian National Research Center (CENPAT) of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). The community and the scientists revisited the site for the 10th Conference of Archaeology that took place in August in Patagonia.

 
403 words
1 Images
Science Spain  MADRID 09/03/2018

Dynamic processing in 5G networks

IMDEA Networks, a Madrid-based research institute, and TELCARIA, an SME in the ICT innovation sector, are launching an innovative project

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. In eu dui non est venenatis lobortis. Donec iaculis iaculis turpis. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aliquam vitae arcu. Maecenas justo tortor, eleifend sed, fermentum vitae, condimentum vitae, diam. Vivamus mattis, ligula vitae commodo vulputate, lorem tellus semper nulla, vitae cursus nunc eros ut massa. Curabitur velit pede, lobortis a, ultrices sit amet, suscipit non, erat.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. In eu dui non est venenatis lobortis. Donec iaculis iaculis turpis. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aliquam vitae arcu. Maecenas justo tortor, eleifend sed, fermentum vitae, condimentum vitae, diam. Vivamus mattis, ligula vitae commodo vulputate, lorem tellus semper nulla, vitae cursus nunc eros ut massa. Curabitur velit pede, lobortis a, ultrices sit amet, suscipit non, erat.

683 words
1 Images
Science Brazil  BRASIL 07/03/2018

Structure of an antitumor agent analyzed with synchrotron light

A study conducted in the US with a Brazilian first author aims to improve the formulation of drugs against metastatic breast cancer and reduce doses

Highly complex drugs such as antitumor agents can have adverse side-effects and must often be used in high doses. To improve both such therapies and the resulting patient quality of life, it is necessary to undertake equally complex analyses not only of the molecules that constitute such drugs but also of the relations between their structure and physicochemical properties.

 
719 words
1 Images
Science Brazil  SãO PAULO 02/03/2018

Lack of fish conservation policy threatens several species

Survey of artisanal fishing communities finds that one-third of main species caught are endangered, and food security is at risk.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. In eu dui non est venenatis lobortis. Donec iaculis iaculis turpis. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aliquam vitae arcu. Maecenas justo tortor, eleifend sed, fermentum vitae, condimentum vitae, diam. Vivamus mattis, ligula vitae commodo vulputate, lorem tellus semper nulla, vitae cursus nunc eros ut massa. Curabitur velit pede, lobortis a, ultrices sit amet, suscipit non, erat.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. In eu dui non est venenatis lobortis. Donec iaculis iaculis turpis. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Aliquam vitae arcu. Maecenas justo tortor, eleifend sed, fermentum vitae, condimentum vitae, diam. Vivamus mattis, ligula vitae commodo vulputate, lorem tellus semper nulla, vitae cursus nunc eros ut massa. Curabitur velit pede, lobortis a, ultrices sit amet, suscipit non, erat.

941 words
1 Images
Science Spain  BARCELONA 01/03/2018

UC3M and IMDEA Networks commit to 5G development at Mobile World Congress 2018

The Mobile World Congress is the largest event worldwide for the mobile communication industry

 

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and IMDEA Networks researchers present at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 recent innovations stemming from several joint European projects aimed to develop 5G networks.

529 words
1 Images
Science Chile  ATACAMA 27/02/2018

Powerful flare from star Proxima Centauri detected with ALMA

Puts habitability of nearby system into question

Using data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a team of astronomers discovered that a powerful stellar flare erupted from Proxima Centauri last March. This finding, published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, raises questions about the habitability of our solar system’s nearest exoplanetary neighbor, Proxima b, which orbits Proxima Centauri.

 
478 words
1 Images
1 Audio clips