Technology Spain  MADRID 09/07/2020
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The project led by IMDEA Networks to measure the real impact of COVID-19 using social networks’ surveys now reaches 150 countries

IMDEA Networks researcher Antonio Fernández Anta launched his innovative method for measuring the incidence of the pandemic in mid-March in Spain. Surveys are now available in 60 languages

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Space Chile  ATACAMA 08/07/2020

Stellar fireworks celebrate birth of giant cluster

The cluster is located in the Carina region of our galaxy, about 8000 light-years away

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Health Portugal  AVEIRO 03/07/2020

Smell can play an important role in Autism

Published this month in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, the work highlights the potential of olfaction as a facilitator and privileged entry point for socio-emotional information in the population with ASD

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Environment Panama  PANAMÁ 02/07/2020

A new social role for echolocation in bats that hunt together

Socially foraging bats may find food faster by listening in to the search-phase calls of their group members

Searching for food at night can be tricky. To find prey in the dark, bats use echolocation, their “sixth sense.” But to find food faster, some species, like Molossus molossus, may search within hearittng distance of their echolocating group members, sharing information about where food patches are located. Social information encoded in their echolocation calls may facilitate this foraging strategy, according to a recent study by Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) scientists and collaborating institutions published online in Behavioral Ecology.

 
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Health Portugal  PORTUGAL 24/06/2020

Hormone involved in obesity is a risk factor for sepsis

A group of scientists from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) discovered that a hormone that has been pointed out as a treatment for obesity is a risk factor for sepsis

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Social Sciences Spain  MADRID 19/06/2020

A research study examines the image of Madrid as a film location

Carried out by the UC3M Geocine Group

A Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) research project has analyzed aspects of the relation between the geographic and cinematographic space in audiovisual productions filmed in the Madrid Regional Community, aimed at drawing attention to how it has changed over time and highlighting the capital´s image as a setting in film productions.

 
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Space Chile  ATACAMA 17/06/2020

Supergiant atmosphere of Antares revealed by radio telescopes

Red supergiant stars, like Antares and its more well-known cousin Betelgeuse, are huge, relatively cold stars at the end of their lifetime

An international team of astronomers has created the most detailed map yet of the atmosphere of the red supergiant star Antares. The unprecedented sensitivity and resolution of both the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) revealed the size and temperature of Antares’ atmosphere from just above the star’s surface, throughout its chromosphere, and all the way out to the wind region.

 
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Environment Spain  MADRID 10/06/2020

A research study improves solar radiation forecasting models

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad de Jaen (UJA) have published a study in which they have developed an optimal blending of solar radiation

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad de Jaen (UJA) have published a study in which they have developed an optimal blending of solar radiation forecasting models with which they are able to reduce error in short-term forecasts (6 hours) by 25% and 30%.

 
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Social Sciences Cuba  CUBA 05/06/2020

Ancient genomic insights into the early peopling of the Caribbean

New study reveals multiple waves of settlement and connections to the American mainland

The Caribbean was one of the last regions of the Americas to be settled by humans. Now, a new study published in the journal Science sheds new light on how the islands were settled thousands of years ago.

 
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Environment Chile  MAGALLANES Y DE LA ANTáRTICA CHILENA 04/06/2020

Humpback whales may risk collision with vessels in the Magellan Strait

By tagging and tracking migrating humpback whales that feed in the Magellan Strait in Chile, the scientists were able to provide policy recommendations to reduce the risk of collisions

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Technology Guatemala  GUATEMALA 03/06/2020

How drones can monitor explosive volcanoes

Researchers create novel 3D models with centimeter resolution of a volcano in Guatemala

Due to the difficult accessibility and the high risk of collapse or explosion, the imaging of active volcanoes has so far been a great challenge in volcanology. Researchers around Edgar Zorn from the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ in Potsdam are now presenting the results of a series of repeated survey flights with optical and thermal imaging cameras at the Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala. Drones were used to observe the lava dome, a viscous plug of lava. The researchers were able to show that the lava dome shows movements on two different time scales: slow expansion and growth of the dome and fast extrusion of viscous lava. The study was published in the journal 'Scientific Reports'.

 
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Health Spain  MADRID 01/06/2020
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A geospatial analysis identifies the areas most vulnerable to COVID-19

A report identifies the areas in Spain that require increased measures of protection against new outbreaks of the COVID19 epidemics

A report based on a geospatial analysis conducted by researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in collaboration with TAPTAP Digital, using additional data from Predicio and Tamoco, identifies the areas in Spain that require increased measures of protection against new outbreaks of the COVID19 epidemics.

 
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Health Spain  MADRID 29/05/2020

Research into new treatments for rare genetic diseases

Collaboration between UC3M, Almirall and Fundación MEDINA

The University Carlos III Madrid (UC3M), Almirall, S.A. (ALM) and the MEDINA Foundation have launched a project to find new treatments for recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa and other genetic diseases caused by nonsense mutations. The project is partially-funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation’s Center for Industrial and Technological Development (CDTI).

 
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Social Sciences Guatemala  GUATEMALA 28/05/2020

What animal bones tell us about the rise and fall of the Maya in Guatemala

Tens of thousands of tiny bone fragments reveal eating habits, ceremonial practices and the development of animal domestication during more than 2000 years of history

More than 35,000 bone and shell fragments from a Maya settlement in Ceibal, Guatemala tell the tale of animal use through the ups and downs of a great civilization according to a new report in the journal PLOS One by Ashley Sharpe, staff archaeologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, with colleagues from the University of Arizona, the University of Ibaraki, Japan and Guatemala’s Institute of Anthropology and History and Universidad de San Carlos.

 
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Space Chile  ATACAMA 26/05/2020

ALMA spots twinkling heart of Milky Way

Astronomers presume that a supermassive black hole with a mass of 4 million suns is located at the center of Sgr A*

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) found quasi-periodic flickers in millimeter-waves from the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius (Sgr) A*. The team interpreted these blinks to be due to the rotation of radio spots circling the supermassive black hole with an orbit radius smaller than that of Mercury. This is an interesting clue to investigate space-time with extreme gravity.

 
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Technology Spain  MADRID 21/05/2020

New award for the article 'An analysis of the Pre-installed Android Software'

The IEEE S&P conference has bestowed the Best Practical Paper Award to Julien Gamba, Mohammed Rashed, Abbas Razaghpanah, Juan Tapiador and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez for this work

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Space Spain  MADRID 21/05/2020

A new plasma engine will allow less expensive, more efficient, and longer space missions

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) patent

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have patented a new spatial plasma-fueled engine capable of satellite and spacecraft propulsion, with magnetic field geometry and configuration that would minimize losses on walls and their erosion, thereby resolving issues of efficiency, durability, and operating restrictions of engines that are currently in orbit.

 
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Health Brazil  BRASIL 13/05/2020

Platelets exacerbate immune response

Clotting cells are also an important regulator of inflammation, reveals study

Platelets not only play a key role in blood clotting, but can also significantly intensify inflammatory processes. This is shown by a new study carried out by scientists from the University of Bonn together with colleagues from Sao Paulo (Brazil). In the medium term, the results could open up new ways to treat autoimmune diseases. They have now been published in the renowned journal Cell Reports.

 
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Technology Spain  MADRID 13/05/2020

A study analyzes the unexpected behavior of hydrogen flames

These results can help to improve the safety of Hydrogen-powered devices

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Social Sciences Brazil  BRASIL 12/05/2020

Demographic expansion of several Amazonian archaeological cultures by computer simulation

The study uses simulation techniques and shows that some cultural expansions from Amazonia during the late Holocene may have arisen from similar demographic processes to the Neolithic in Eurasia

Expansions by groups of humans were common during prehistoric times, after the adoption of agriculture. Among other factors, this is due to population growth of farmers which was greater than of that hunter-gatherers. We can find one example of this during the Neolithic period, when farming was introduced to Europe by migrations from the Middle East.

 
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