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  • New infrared camera detects gas leaks in industry Español

    UC3M / SINC | October 02 2015 09:30

    A spin-off of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Sensia Solutions, has developed a new low-cost infrared camera that makes it possible to quickly and efficiently detect gas leaks that can occur in different industrial facilities.

  • The golden anniversary of black-hole singularity Español

    SINC | September 29 2015 11:00

    When a star collapses forming a black hole, a space-time singularity is created wherein the laws of Physics no longer work. In 1965 Sir Roger Penrose presented a theorem where he associated that singularity with so-called ''trapped surfaces'' that shrink over time. That hypothesis -one of the results of the general theory of relativity- is now celebrating its anniversary.

  • New portable device counts leukocytes through the skin Español

    SINC | September 28 2015 10:11

    A novel way to count white blood cells without a blood test, simply by applying a small device on the fingertip, is being developed by a team of young bioengineers. The technology, that combines an optical sensor with algorithms, has already three prototypes on the go and is specially designed to be used on chemotherapy patients, who could know their immune system levels in real time. It could...

  • Green barriers of cypresses could reduce fire initiation risk Español

    SINC | September 21 2015 11:05

    Every year fires burn thousands of hectares, destroy entire ecosystems and put the lives of people and animals at risk. Understanding the dynamics of fire would allow a solution to be found for the high number of incidents. Spanish and Italian researchers have studied the flammability of vegetation and shown that cypresses, capable of tolerating severe droughts and high temperatures, could be a...

  • A UC3M study analyzes the “virality” of Twitter in electoral processes Español

    Twitter elecciones

    UC3M | September 21 2015 10:00

    Research carried out at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) analyzes the participation and receptivity of the messages emitted during the last European elections in 2014. The main conclusion the study reached is that there are two levels of conversation with scarcely any points of connection: on one level are the politicians, controlled by the parties and candidates; on the other are th...

  • Small rural owl fearlessly colonises the city Español

    SINC | September 16 2015 08:41

    Think of the city and images of traffic, pollution, noise and crowds spring to mind. The metropolis doesn’t seem to be the most ideal habitat for any animals other than humans. However, Spanish and Argentinean scientists have demonstrated that some species, such as the burrowing owl, have spent decades closing in on the city from the country without suffering from stress.

  • Rejection increases emotional problems in foster children Español

    SINC | September 15 2015 10:25

    A study carried out in Spain analyses the variables involved in behavioural problems of children in foster care. The study concludes that emotional relationships and educational style are key to reducing problems with children and the strain on foster families.

  • How to get rid of a satellite after its retirement Español

    SINC | September 01 2015 08:47

    Researchers at University of La Rioja (Spain) have developed a new method to eliminate artificial satellites in Highly Elliptical Orbits when they finish their mission. The methodology, which allows for a reduction of both cost and risk, has been tested with the European Space Agency INTEGRAL mission, which will re-enter into the Earth’s atmosphere in order to disintegrate in 2029.

  • Almost 80 species scavenge hunting remains worldwide Español

    SINC | August 04 2015 09:00

    Human activities such as livestock farming, fishing or hunting yearly waste tons of food into natural ecosystems. A large part of this anthropogenic food is provided as carrion and subsidizes a wide range of vertebrate species. Spanish scientists have described for the first time the general structure of scavenger communities worldwide, which consist mainly of birds (66%) and mammals (34%).

  • Spanish university scientific production has almost doubled in the last decade Español


    UC3M | July 09 2015 14:40

    The publication of scientific articles by Spanish university researchers has grown by 104.24% in the last decade, despite there being no significant increase in the number of professors during the same period. This data comes from the University Research, Development and Innovation annual report, recently published by the Observatorio IUNE, part of Alianza 4U, from the Universitat  Autónom...