Technology 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.

 
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Technology 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.

 
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Nutrition 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.

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Technology 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

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Technology 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

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Nutrition 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.

 
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Nutrition 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.

 

 

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Technology 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.

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Nutrition 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.

 
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Technology 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

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Health 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.

 
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Nutrition 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.

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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.

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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.

 
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Nutrition Chile  ATACAMA 20/02/2018

ALMA deepen mystery about the relation between supermassive black holes and their host galaxies

Answering the question “How did galaxies form and evolve during the 13.8-billion-year history of the universe?” has been one top issue in modern astronomy

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe an active galaxy with a strong ionized gas outflow from the galactic center, astronomers have obtained a result making astronomers even more puzzled: an unambiguous detection of carbon monoxide (CO) gas associated with the galactic disk. However, they have also found that the CO gas which settles in the galaxy is not affected by the strong ionized gas outflow launched from the galactic center.

 
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Nutrition Spain  ESPAÑA 16/02/2018

MAPPING Final General Assembly, a key appointment for internet governance

Privacy, massive surveillance, security and intellectual property rights completed stakeholders agenda from February 12th to the 14th

Malta has been the chosen location to host Mapping Final General Assembly. A three day meeting in which different stakeholders - including, business, online service providers, governmental organizations, civil society, and academics have put together their contributions for the creation of an enabling framework for the digital transition and improvement of the global governance structure as well as the EU innovation ecosystem.

 
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Health Brazil  SãO PAULO 16/02/2018

Research helps understand role of protein kinases involved in cancer

In collaborative research conducted under the aegis of the Structural Genomics Consortium, Brazilian scientists have developed synthetic molecules that inhibit the activity of vaccinia-related protein kinases VRK1 and VRK2

Vaccinia-related protein kinases VRK1 and VRK2, which are involved in cell proliferation, are considered potential targets for treatment of prostate, ovarian, colorectal and other kinds of cancer.

 
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Technology Spain  MADRID 14/02/2018

Artificial Intelligence applied to cell phone cameras

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Spanish company BQ are going to research in this field

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Spanish company, BQ, have inaugurated the “BQ Universidad de Carlos III Chair””, aimed at research into Artificial Intelligence and the Automatic Learning in mobile devices. The advances could be used in fields such as medicine, photography and business.

 
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Science Chile  ATACAMA 14/02/2018

ALMA observes a rotating dust and gas donut around a supermassive black hole

The existence of such rotating donuts-shape structures was first suggested decades ago, but this is the first time one has been confirmed so clearly

High resolution observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) imaged a rotating dusty gas torus around an active supermassive black hole. The existence of such rotating donuts-shape structures was first suggested decades ago, but this is the first time one has been confirmed so clearly. This is an important step in understanding the co-evolution of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies.

 
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Technology Spain  MADRID 01/02/2018

A study analyzes the potential and the challenges of flexible mechanical metamaterials

Designed to have unusual properties such as being able to change their shape or stiffness

Research into the field of metamaterials, designed to have unusual properties such as being able to change their shape or stiffness, has advanced a great deal during recent years in technologies along with 3D printing, computer simulation, and some conceptual innovations. This subject is gaining so much importance that it was featured on the cover of Nature Reviews Materials, with an article on the challenges facing flexible mechanical metamaterials published by scientists from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the University of Chicago, Harvard University (both in the US) and Leiden University (The Netherlands).

 
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