Social Sciences Spain  MADRID 25/06/2019

The European film industry is progressively adopting Hollywood´s modes of representation

A study looks at the transformation of European cinema through Studiocanal

The European film industry is progressively adopting Hollywood´s modes of representation. This is one of the main conclusions of a study by Christopher Meir, CONEX researcher at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), who in his latest book analyzes the evolution of StudioCanal, the largest European company to have contributed to this transformation of the continent’s film industry.

 
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Technology Spain  ESPAÑA 19/06/2019

Novel communications architecture for future ultra-high speed wireless networks developed by IMDEA Networks researchers

SEARCHLIGHT project radically rethinks wireless architectures for highly scalable ultra-dense millimeter-wave networks

The radio frequency spectrum, the basis for wireless telecommunications, is a finite resource that needs to be managed effectively to satisfy the demands posed by the exponential growth in wireless internet access. IMDEA Networks researchers have developed a novel communications architecture for future ultrafast wireless networks that promises to achieve data rates previously only possible with optical fiber.

 

 

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Technology Spain  MADRID 17/06/2019

Drones for early detection of forest fires

A sustainable innovation project with UC3M participation

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is collaborating in a Telefónica R+D+i project, together with the companies Divisek, and Dronitec, in which they have developed a sustainable innovation pilot project for early detection and prevention of forest fires through drone technology.

 
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Environment Panama  PANAMÁ 13/06/2019

Pathogens may have facilitated the evolution of warm-blooded animals

Fever may be less effective at repelling infections in cold-blooded creatures

Six hundred million years ago, fever appeared in animals as a response to infections: the higher body temperatures optimized their immune systems. At the time, virtually all animal species were cold-blooded. They had to sit in warm patches of habitat for extended periods of time to achieve fever-range body temperatures. For Michael Logan, a Tupper Fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama (STRI), pathogens may be the reason why warm-blooded creatures first emerged.

 
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Technology Spain  MADRID 12/06/2019

A deorbit kit for Satellites based on Low Work-Function Tethers

Project E.T.PACK, coordinated by UC3M

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) coordinates an European research project, called E.T.PACK, whose objective is the development of a new system for deorbit space satellites without using on board power and fuel. For this purpose, a new experimental technology will be employed: a low work-function tether.

 
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Space Chile  CHILE 07/06/2019

Cool, nebulous ring around milky way’s supermassive black Hole

This nebulous disk gives astronomers new insights into the workings of accretion: the siphoning of material onto the surface of a black hole

New observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) reveal a never-before-seen disk of cold, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. This nebulous disk gives astronomers new insights into the workings of accretion: the siphoning of material onto the surface of a black hole. The results are published in the journal Nature.

 

 

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Health Brazil  SãO PAULO 07/06/2019

Heart rate variation due to stress affects auditory attention

Study shows that brain activity related to auditory perception parallels heart rate, offering new perspectives for the treatment of attention and communication disorders

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Social Sciences Spain  MADRID 05/06/2019

Tailored training to understand the keys to the relationship between Latin America and the European Union

The Institute for Research in Latin American Studies (IELAT), from Alcala’s University (UAH), offers the only Master's Degree on strategic cooperation between both regions

Acquiring a proper understanding of the complex relationships between two regions that are very distant from each other but with relevant common interests, such as Latin America and the European Union, is of vital importance for those who want to develop a future career in public management, business, cooperation or international relations. Also, for those young people who want to focus on teaching or researching this field. But sometimes, finding such specific training is not easy.

 
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Social Sciences Spain  ESPAÑA 28/05/2019

Children of immigrants experience discrimination when accessing the labor market

A research study analyzes employment hiring practices in Europe

The largest study on hiring practices in Europe reveals that children of immigrants experience discrimination when accessing the labor market. That is the main conclusion of the European GEMM Project, in which researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are participating.

 
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Environment Panama  PANAMÁ 28/05/2019

Why did some bee species become social, while the majority have remained solitary?

On Barro Colorado Island, a bee that adopts both strategies interchangeably, may unlock the evolutionary origins of sociality in insects

When Callum Kingwell first set foot on the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Barro Colorado Island (BCI), most of his research experience had been learning about fish behavior in Canada’s west coast. As an evolutionary biology student at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, he had plenty of options to do marine research. However, he had a soft spot for insects. It wasn’t until his internship with STRI staff scientist, Bill Wcislo, in 2012, that he would delve into the world of bees and their behavior.

 
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Social Sciences Spain  MADRID 24/05/2019

A research study analyzes the concept of post-truth

A research study analyzes the concept of post-truth in terms of a rhetorical stratagem with highly charged ideological and conservative content from a theoretical as well as a social, political and cultural perspective

It has become fashionable to talk about the concept of post-truth. “It’s been successful, because, in part, it sounds apocalyptical, it has spectacularity, and also partly because it is extremely moralistic with a scant theoretical basis,” observed the author of study, Professor Pilar Carrera, from the Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication, who has recently published this research work in the Revista Latina de Comunicación Social.

 
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Social Sciences Brazil  BRASIL 20/05/2019

Spanish researchers makes the Game of Thrones accessible in Brazil

An accessibility system in mobile devices developed by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) researchers is being used by HBO

An accessibility system in mobile devices developed by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) researchers is being used by HBO to make the episodes from all the seasons of Games of Thrones accessible in Brazil. It will soon do so with new series as well.

 
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Space Chile  ATACAMA 17/05/2019

Aluminum discovered around a young star

This provides a crucial chance to study the initial formation process of meteorites and planets like the Earth

Researchers using ALMA data discovered an aluminum-bearing molecule for the first time around a young star. Aluminum-rich inclusions found in meteorites are some of the oldest solid objects formed in the Solar System, but their formation process and stage is still poorly linked to star and planet formation. The discovery of aluminum oxide around a young star provides a crucial chance to study the initial formation process of meteorites and planets like the Earth.

 
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Environment Panama  PANAMÁ 16/05/2019

Mysterious larvae discovered in Panama’s two oceans

These ghostly larvae float freely in seawater, while their parents live on the sea floor and usually go undetected

Under the microscope, sea water reveals the larval stages of little-known marine creatures called phoronids (horseshoe worms), but finding their parents is another story. Although such fanciful larvae caught the eye of scientists studying plankton—the tiny, drifting plants and animals in the world’s oceans—as long ago as the 1800s, there are only about 15 species of phoronids known worldwide, based on adult specimens. A study of phoronid larvae published this week by scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama has detected eight potentially new species.

 
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Social Sciences Spain  MADRID 08/05/2019

Research to improve access to justice for people with disabilities

Just4All aims to improve access to justice for people with disabilities through awareness and training of law professionals in the European Union

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is taking part in a European research project called Just4All, coordinated by the ONCE Foundation, which aims to improve access to justice for people with disabilities through awareness and training of law professionals in the European Union.

 
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Social Sciences Bolivia  BOLIVIA 07/05/2019

Ancient ritual bundle contained multiple psychotropic plants

the co-occurrence of harmine and DMT -which are the primary ingredients of ayahuasca- in the pouch suggests the use of this beverage as one of the drugs in the shaman's kit

A thousand years ago, Native Americans in South America used multiple psychotropic plants -- possibly simultaneously -- to induce hallucinations and altered consciousness, according to an international team of anthropologists.

 
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Environment Panama  PANAMÁ 30/04/2019

Parasitoid wasps may turn spiders into zombies by hacking their internal code

New observations of Costa Rican spiders demonstrate several previously unappreciated patterns that suggest that the wasp larvae use ecdysone

Setting off a startling chain of events, a parasitoid wasp can force a spider to weave a special web to suspend the wasp pupa just before it finishes killing its spider host. William Eberhard, staff scientist emeritus at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Marcelo Gonzaga at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia in Brazil have assembled wide-ranging evidence that 'zombification' involves hacking existing web-spinning mechanisms by hijacking the spider's own molting hormone, ecdysone.

 

 

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Social Sciences Spain  MADRID 30/04/2019

A study analyzes the academic repercussions of institutional scientific dissemination

By researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad de Valencia (UV)

Communicating research results to the public generates a range of positive effects on the careers of university professors, according to a study carried out by researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad de Valencia (UV), which analyzed the perception of university researchers who have participated in institutional communication campaigns.

 
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Environment Spain  LEÓN 25/04/2019

New perennial brome-grass from Iberian Peninsula named after Picos de Europa National Park

'Bromus picoeuropeanus' belongs to a rather underrepresented on the Iberian Peninsula perennial group within the grass genus 'Bromus'

Picos de Europa National Park has given its name to a new species of perennial bromegrass, discovered in Spain. Bromus picoeuropeanus belongs to a rather underrepresented on the Iberian Peninsula perennial group within the grass genus Bromus, with the new species being just the fourth of all recognised wild species living in the Iberian territory.

 
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Social Sciences Perú  PERú 25/04/2019

Archaeological discovery at the site of Pachacamac

A project found a cluster of burials in foetal positions, wrapped in numerous layers of plant materials, nets and textiles

A cemetery dating back over 1000 years has recently been discovered at the legendary site of Pachacamac, on the Pacific coast of Peru. The project is exploring a new area of this enormous site, and found a cluster of burials in foetal positions, wrapped in numerous layers of plant materials, nets and textiles.

 
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