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  • Female starlings respond to their fledglings’ calls during their absence, the males do not Español

    SINC | April 14 2014 11:04

    Fledglings give off signals in order to obtain food from their parents when they come to the nest and, in some species, also when their parents are absent. According to a study by the Spanish National Museum of Natural Sciences, female starlings visit their young more when those sounds produced in their absence increase, while the males do not alter their visitation frequency because of the fle...

  • Higher blood pressure is linked to a lower tendency to worry Español

    SINC | April 07 2014 11:35

    Blood pressure modulates a person’s tendency to worry and can be associated with a “tranquilising” effect when elevated. This is indicated in a new study, led by Spanish researchers, that reflects how we can implicitly learn to increase our blood pressure as a way of alleviating tension and emotional unease.

  • Three remarkable urns from 'Iberian Pompeii' tell the mythical story of its aristocracy Español

    SINC | April 02 2014 10:19

    An urn that depicts one fighting against another, another with two deer opposite to the tree of life and a third that illustrates a great symbolic battle reveal the mythology of the final Iberian oligarchs that faced Romanization in the Peninsula. The pieces were discovered at the site of Libisosa (Albacete), the best preserved archaeological site from the final Iberian period in Spain. 

  • Green engineering for waste management Español

    uc3m | April 01 2014 10:25

    Demede Engineering & Research, a company that receives support from the Business Incubator at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid’s (UC3M) Science Park (Vivero de Empresas del Parque Científico), designs and manufactures prototypes of waste Management plants dedicated to research. Their designs are based on the principles of “green engineering”, which they also apply to the development of...

  • Researchers create a new type of cement from ceramic waste Español

    Nuevo cemento con residuos cerámicos

    UPV | March 31 2014 11:46

    Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València, the Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, the Imperial College of London and the Universidade Estadual Paulista of Sao Paulo (Brasil) have created a new type of cement from ceramic waste in the laboratory. It is a more sustainable cement and it also opens business possibilities for the ceramics industry. The first results of this study were re...

  • How does an injury influence footballers’ mood and anxiety? Español

    SINC | March 31 2014 10:15

    Researchers from the University of Murcia have analysed the impact of injuries on possible changes to the mood of footballers. The study confirms that after suffering an injury, footballers show higher levels of depression and anxiety.

  • Scientists discover how to increase the longevity of seeds with genetic engineering Español

    CSIC | March 27 2014 10:04

    Un estudio desarrollado por investigadores del Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas ha abierto una nueva vía para aumentar la longevidad de las semillas de las plantas mediante ingeniería genética. Sus resultados han sido publicados en la revista Plant Physiology. 

  • Dark energy hides behind phantom fields Español

    SINC | March 25 2014 11:19

    Quintessence and phantom fields, two hypotheses formulated using data from satellites, such as Planck and WMAP, are among the many theories that try to explain the nature of dark energy. Now researchers from Barcelona and Athens suggest that both possibilities are only a mirage in the observations and it is the quantum vacuum which could be behind this energy that moves our universe.

  • New magnetic materials for extracting energy from tides Español

    Proyecto MAGNETIDE

    UC3M | March 24 2014 17:30

    Scientists from Universidad Carlos III in Madrid (UC3M) are participating in a European research project that involves developing a new type of tidal energy generator that will be cheaper and more efficient. The device would replace conventional magnetic materials for new materials that are made using an alternative technology. 

  • A mathematical equation that explains the behavior of nanofoams Español

    Nanoespumas

    UC3M | March 21 2014 11:11

    A research study, participated in by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), has discovered that nanometric-size foam structures follow the same universal laws as does soap lather: small bubbles disappear in favor of the larger ones.