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  • Ultra-sensitive sensor detects individual electrons Español

    SINC | April 22 2015 09:47

    A Spanish-led team of European researchers at the University of Cambridge has created an electronic device so accurate that it can detect the charge of a single electron in less than one microsecond. It has been dubbed the ‘gate sensor’ and could be applied in quantum computers of the future to read information stored in the charge or spin of a single electron.

  • Romantic love stops couples from sharing expenses equally Español

    SINC | April 21 2015 09:30

    Researcher Amaia Agirre, from the University of the Basque Country, has analysed money management and negotiations in couples who declare themselves equals. One of the main findings is that the ideal of romantic love (widespread in our society) makes defending personal interests incompatible with these feelings.

  • Regular consumption of yogurt does not improve health Español

    SINC | April 20 2015 10:45

    Dietary recommendations support the consumption of dairy products as part of a healthy diet. However, after a Spanish study involving more than 4,000 people analysed the relationship between the regular intake of yogurt and health-related quality of life, it declared that there was no link with the improvement of the physical and mental parameters analysed.

  • Developing a robotic therapist for children Español

    Robot terapeuta / UC3M

    UC3M | April 20 2015 10:00

    In collaboration with other national institutions, researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are designing a new therapeutic tool for motor rehabilitation for children. In this project, an interactive social therapist robot, which is totally autonomous, is able to perceive patients’ reactions and determine if they are doing their exercises correctly.

  • “The mobile phone allows us to study human behavior on an unprecedented level” Español

    Francisco Javier Alonso / UC3M | April 15 2015 20:15

    Esteban Moro is a tenured associate professor in the Mathematics Department of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). Specializing in viral marketing and social networks, among other areas of interest, he is one of the organizers of NetMob 2015, along with researchers from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium); NetMob is the most impo...

  • Protosuns teeming with prebiotic molecules Español

    SINC | April 15 2015 10:07

    Complex organic molecules such as formamide, from which sugars, amino acids and even nucleic acids essential for life can be made, already appear in the regions where stars similar to our Sun are born. Astrophysicists from Spain and other countries have detected this biomolecule in five protostellar clouds and propose that it forms on tiny dust grains.

  • Neanderthals manipulated the bodies of adults and children shortly after death Español

    SINC | April 13 2015 10:05

    Neanderthals from the French region of Poitou-Charentes cut, beat and fractured the bones of their recently deceased companions, as revealed by the fossil remains of two adults and a child found at the Marillac site. These manipulations have been observed at other Neanderthal sites, but scientists still do not know whether they did this for food or ceremony.

  • Female immigrants in Europe consider more important tradition than education in labor participation Español

    UC3M | April 13 2015 10:00

    The rate of participation in the workforce by European immigrant women is highly influenced by the traditional values that they bring with them from their countries of origin. The impact of gender norms and other traditional values is so strong that it is twice that of education, according to research carried out at la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), within the framework of their Chair...

  • Obese patients improve physically and mentally after bariatric surgery Español

    SINC | April 07 2015 10:07

    Bariatric surgery, or reduction of gastric capacity, is one of the longer lasting options to achieve considerable weight loss in obese people. A Spanish researcher has participated in a study that confirms that the effects of this relatively complex medical surgery are not only physical, but also psychological.

  • Contaminants also a threat to polar bears Español

    SINC | April 06 2015 08:43

    The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), one of the largest carnivorous mammals on Earth, is being made vulnerable by the series of dangers it faces. An international team has established a guide to evaluate the condition of its health and although the polar bear’s biggest threat is climate change, plastic pollution and environmental contaminants in its habitat are starting to affect its endocrine sys...