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  • Valencian scientists describe a hybrid laminate material with magnetic and photoactive properties Español

    UV | July 28 2014 11:16

    A research conducted by the Institute for Molecular Science of the Universitat de València and of the Institute for Chemical Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Spanish National Research Council, confirms for the first time the possibility of modulating the magnetic properties of an inorganic material through organic photoactive molecules activated by light.

  • Bacteria manipulate salt to build shelters to hibernate Español

    SINC | July 23 2014 09:11

    For the first time, Spanish researchers have detected an unknown interaction between microorganisms and salt. When Escherichia coli cells are introduced into a droplet of salt water and is left to dry, bacteria manipulate the sodium chloride crystallisation to create biomineralogical biosaline 3D morphologically complex formations, where they hibernate. Afterwards, simply by rehydrating the mat...

  • Scientists generate spermatic cells from endangered species to maintain their genetic diversity Español

    MNCN-CSIC | July 22 2014 14:02

    Scientists from the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) have managed to rescue the genotype of young males that were bound to be genetically lost after road kills. The study represents an important step in the conservation of lberian lynx and Mohor gazelle.

  • Children's impulsive behaviour is related to their brain connectivity Español

    SINC | July 21 2014 09:17

    Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the changes in the brain that are associated with impulsiveness, a personality trait that causes difficulties in inhibiting a response in the face of a stimulus and leads to unplanned actions without considering the negative consequences. These patterns can serve as an indicator for predicting the risk of behavioural problems.

  • Cooperation among humans, a question of age Español

    UB / UC3M / UNIZAR | July 15 2014 17:00

    According to an article by scientists from the Universities of Barcelona, Carlos III of Madrid, and of Zaragoza which was published in the journal Nature Communications, young people between the ages of ten and sixteen demonstrate more fickle behavior when it comes to cooperating, unlike other age groups. People over the age of 66 demonstrated the most cooperative behavior.

  • Study states that advertising self-regulation system in Spain does not protect consumer Español

    SINC | July 14 2014 10:45

    Two researchers from the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid have analysed and compared the system of advertising self-regulation applied in Spain. Their results show that this model is lacking in effectiveness, autonomy and coverage, working against its main objective.

  • Research Makes First-Time Study of Frida Kahlo Portrait Photos Español


    UC3M | July 11 2014 11:45

    The characteristics of the nearly 800 photographs of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo taken over a period of more than 40 years are analyzed in their entirety and for the first time in a study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M).

  • Frogs have developed rapid defences against the red swamp crayfish Español

    SINC | July 08 2014 09:32

    The common frog is one of the amphibians with the highest distribution in the Iberian Peninsula. It reproduces preferably in permanent areas of water where it comes into contact with the red swamp crayfish, which preys on its larvae. Research carried out by the Spaniard Germán Orizaola from the University of Uppsala (Sweden) confirms that the larvae of these frogs have developed a defensive res...

  • ‘Low-cost’ flights have attracted more tourists to Spain, but who spend less Español

    En España, el auge de las compañías de bajo coste se registra a comienzos de 2004. /JoshuaDavisPhotography

    SINC | July 07 2014 09:45

    Spanish airports received 64.4 million foreign tourists in 2013. More than half used low-cost airlines, a figure 4.6% higher than the year before. According to scientists from the Complutense University of Madrid, this trend has been increasing since 2004, attracting more visitors but not generating greater economic profit.

  • Ecological label only favours lesser-valued food products Español

    SINC | July 01 2014 09:04

    Products labelled as organic are those which have been produced ecologically. A study by the University of Jaen concludes that the labelling favours products which are not considered to be of high quality, based on the analysis of olive oil.