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New infrared camera detects gas leaks in industry
2 October 2015 9:30
UC3M / SINC

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.

Viaducts with wind turbines, the new renewable energy source
30 June 2015 10:42
SINC

Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers team, that have taken a viaduct in the Canary Islands as a reference. This concept could be applied in heavily built-up territories or natural areas with new constructions limitations.

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The first nuclear plant starts operating
24 June 2014 12:00
Wearbeard

La primera central nuclear cumple 60 años. / SINC

Iberian Peninsula’s geothermal power can generate current electrical capacity five times over
11 June 2014 10:37
SINC

Researchers from the University of Valladolid (Spain) have estimated how much electricity could be obtained from the heat stored in the first ten kilometres beneath the Peninsula. Results indicate around 700 GW: five times that of all the electrical power installed at present. In Europe, geothermal systems could supply more than 6500 GW. Turkey, Iceland and France show the greatest potential.

Producing electricity on the Moon at night
18 December 2013 9:55
SINC

Scientists from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and other international collaborators have proposed a system of mirrors, processed lunar soil and a heat engine to provide energy to vehicles and crew during the lunar night. This would preclude the need for batteries and nuclear power sources such as those used by the Chinese rover that recently landed on the moon.

Spain receives ever more solar radiation
3 June 2013 9:19
SINC

Solar radiation in Spain has increased by 2.3% every decade since the 1980s, according to a study by researchers from the University of Girona and the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. This increase is linked to the decreased presence of clouds, which has increased the amount of direct radiation reaching us from the Sun.