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  • New magnetic graphene may revolutionise electronics Español

    SINC | May 09 2013 10:34

    Researchers from IMDEA-Nanociencia Institute and from Autonoma and Complutense Universities of Madrid (Spain) have managed to give graphene magnetic properties. The breakthrough, published in the journal ‘Nature Physics’, opens the door to the development of graphene-based spintronic devices, that is, devices based on the spin or rotation of the electron, and could transform the electronics ind...

  • The Elephant’s Tomb in Carmona may have been a temple to the God Mithras Español

    SINC | May 08 2013 10:58

    The so-called Elephant’s Tomb in the Roman necropolis of Carmona (Seville, Spain) was not always used for burials. The original structure of the building and a window through which the sun shines directly in the equinoxes suggest that it was a temple of Mithraism, an unofficial religion in the Roman Empire. The position of Taurus and Scorpio during the equinoxes gives force to the theory.

  • An electronic nose can tell pears and apples apart Español

    SINC | April 30 2013 08:44

    Swedish and Spanish engineers have created a system of sensors that detects fruit odours more effectively than the human sense of smell. For now, the device can distinguish between the odorous compounds emitted by pears and apples.

  • The more feathers a male sparrow carries to the nest, the more eggs the female will lay Español

    Sparrow

    SINC | April 29 2013 15:12

    An international team lead by the University of Granada has found that female sparrows will invest more energy into laying eggs according to the male’s ability to fill the nest with feathers which serve to insulate the chicks from the cold and keep them alive.

  • Roe deer more likely to be run over at nightfall on a Sunday in April Español

    El corzo es el cérvido más pequeño de Eurasia. / Unicoletti

    SINC | April 22 2013 09:52

    Traffic accidents involving wildlife are on the rise in Europe. The establishment of a time pattern for the accidents could be useful for increasing safety and preventing human and animal deaths. On the basis of this objective, a team of researchers have established at what time, on what day of the week and in which month accidents involving boar and roe deer are most likely to take place.

  • A formula that can calculate a person’s speed by just looking at their footprints Español

    El cálculo funciona perfectamente tanto si los individuos van corriendo como si van andando. / Christian Haugen

    SINC | April 17 2013 10:07

    Two Spanish scientists have designed an equation that provides a highly accurate estimate of an individual’s speed based on stride length. They used data from professional athletes and walking and running experiments on a beach in order to come up with the equation. The result has applications in the study of fossil trackways of human footprints.

  • Tell me where you’re from and I’ll tell you what tastes you prefer Español

    The country of residence, a factor in taste preferences  

    SINC | April 16 2013 09:40

    Children love fatty and sugary foods. Or do they? New research contradicts the idea that all children under the age of ten have the same taste in food and highlights the importance of the country of residence, culture and age in these preferences.

  • Tell me where you’re from and I’ll tell you what tastes you prefer Español

    The country of residence, a factor in taste preferences  

    SINC | April 16 2013 08:00

    Children love fatty and sugary foods. Or do they? New research contradicts the idea that all children under the age of ten have the same taste in food and highlights the importance of the country of residence, culture and age in these preferences.

  • For the very first time, two spacecraft will fly in formation with millimetre precision Español

    SINC | April 10 2013 09:45

    Spanish industry is leading the Proba-3 mission, a world first in precise formation flying. This European Space Agency (ESA) project aims to demonstrate that two satellites can move as one single object with sub-millimetre precision. This configuration will enable for instance, the creation of enormous space telescopes with the lens and detector hundreds of metres apart.

  • The relationship between prenatal stress and obesity is confirmed in rats Español

    Pregnant woman

    SINC | April 08 2013 09:59

    Many women maintain the same rhythm during pregnancy almost up to the birth. However, Spanish researchers warn of the relationship between the mother’s stress during this stage with the obesity of the baby in adult life.