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  • Waterproof graphene electronic circuits Español

    graphene device

    SINC | January 29 2019 10:41

    Water molecules distort the electrical resistance of graphene, but now a team of European researchers has discovered that when this two-dimensional material is integrated with the metal of a circuit, contact resistance is not impaired by humidity. This finding will help to develop new sensors –the interface between circuits and the real world– with a significant cost reduction.

  • What sweeteners and added sugars do Spaniards consume? Español

    mujer comiendo un dulce

    SINC | January 28 2019 08:00

    In the midst of the war against sugar, Spanish researchers have examined the main food groups that contribute to its consumption, such as soft drinks, yoghurts, chocolates, ice creams, cereals and jams.

  • The engineer who protects us from hackers armed with quantum technology Español

    Ana Hernando | January 26 2019 08:00

    Barcelona-born Carlos Abellán has developed a chip that combines photonic and quantum technology to generate unpredictable codes to protect any connected device. The technology can be used in current and future quantum computers.

  • Sassy Science, the world's first drag queen to popularise science Español

    Núria Jar | January 22 2019 08:00

    Mario Peláez, from Asturias (Spain), is unique in his way of sharing knowledge. This doctoral student dresses in queen clothes to talk about research and call out the discrimination against women, people of colour (POC) and the LGTB+ community in laboratories. She had her social debut at the biennial Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) congress, with the support of the European 'Enabling Excellence'...

  • Killer whales are actually peaceful and sensitive Español

    Eva Rodríguez Nieto | January 16 2019 08:00

    A team of Spanish researchers has analyzed the character of these mammals of the dolphin family, whose name and fame does not do them justice. According to the conclusions of the study, carried out on 24 specimens in captivity, these cetaceans tend to act with responsibility, kindness, extroversion, care and dominance.

  • Graphene and cobalt for creating new electromagnetic devices Español

    Enrique Sacristán | December 05 2018 09:00

    Researchers from IMDEA Nanociencia and other European centres have discovered that the combination of graphene with cobalt offers very relevant properties in the field of magnetism. This breakthrough sets the stage for the development of new logic devices that can store large data amounts quickly and with reduced energy consumption.

  • Artificial intelligence for studying the ancient human populations of Patagonia Español

    SINC | November 29 2018 09:17

    Argentine and Spanish researchers have used statistical techniques of automatic learning to analyze mobility patterns and technology of the hunter-gatherer groups that inhabited the Southern Cone of America, from the time they arrived about 12,000 years ago until the end of the 19th century. Big data from archaeological sites located in the extreme south of Patagonia have been used for this study.

  • Human activities threaten weasel´s survival Español

    Adeline Marcos | November 20 2018 09:30

    Widely distributed throughout Eurasia and North America, the weasel –the smallest species among mustelids– shows no apparent problems. But a study conducted in the last two decades reveals that this small carnivore is becoming less frequent in the northeast of our country due to the change in land use and climate change.

  • A new atlas of the thalamus nuclei to better understand the brain Español

    Thalamic nuclei

    SINC | November 14 2018 09:50

    A multidisciplinary study led by BCBL, a Basque research centre, opens the door to the investigation of the structure and functions of human thalamic nuclei and their involvement in Alzheimer's, dyslexia, epilepsy, Huntington’s and schizophrenia.

  • Popular science helps to discover the abundance of this jellyfish Español

    Karen Kienberger with the jellyfish Rhizostoma luteum. / Darius Enayati

    Adeline Marcos | November 12 2018 09:30

    When the Rhizostoma luteum jellyfish was discovered at the beginning of the 19th century in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar, only nine specimens were identified. For years, it was so inconspicuous that later, in the 20th century, it failed to turn up for six decades. A team of scientists, with the help of a citizen initiative, has now confirmed that it is not really as difficult to find a...