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In The Last 300,000 Years The Alhama de Murcia Fault Has Experienced At Least 6 Major Earthquakes
2012-11-12 13:13:08

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Enjoying Spanish participation, an international group of researchers have analyzed the most recent history of the Alhama de Murcia fault. They discovered that it has experienced six major earthquakes above 7 on the Richter scale. According to the scientists, this provides "convincing evidence" that the maximum earthquake magnitudes in the area are higher than originally thought. Since 2001, researchers from the Universities of...

The Brain Of Someone With OCD Is More Active When Faced With A Moral Dilemma
2012-11-08 14:44:18

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder are characterized by persistent thoughts and repetitive behaviors. A new study reveals that sufferers worry considerably more than the general population in the face of morality problems. Along with the help of experts from the Barcelona's Hospital del Mar and the University of Melbourne (Australia), researchers at the Hospital de Bellvitge in Barcelona have proven that patients with...

2012-11-02 14:23:05

Researchers identify building blocks of trust: Honesty, transparency, capability, accountability, solidarity and generosity Trust between partners is a fundamental requisite in agricultural biotech projects, according to Canadian researchers who today published insights from a four year study into what built or undermined trust in eight African case studies. In a special supplement published in the UK-based journal Agriculture and Food Security, the research team from the Sandra Rotman...

Most Of The Vertebrate Roadkill In Catalonia Is In Protected Areas
2012-10-24 13:43:27

Amphibians are the vertebrate group that is more likely to become roadkill in Catalonia, even more so than reptiles, mammals and birds. This is the case according to an international team of scientists who have concluded that highly protected areas are home to more cases of animal death on the roads. Our network of roads is considered one of the main threats to fauna survival. Researchers at the universities of Barcelona (UB), Porto (Portugal) and Uppsala (Sweden) have studied the number...

2012-10-09 12:22:16

Robotherapist 3D, a robot which aids stroke patients' recovery, is to be brought to market by its worldwide patent holder, a spin-off company from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Alicante, Spain). It is the first robot to enable patients to start doing exercises while supine, allowing them to begin shortly after the stroke and expediting recovery. The Biomedical Neuroengineering Group at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche in Alicante has recently...

Top Speed For Wireless Data
2012-10-09 10:51:12

Digital cameras and camcorders deliver high resolution film sequences that are several gigabytes in size. These can take several minutes to transfer wirelessly to your home computer via Bluetooth. Now there is a speedy alternative: the “multi-gigabit communication module” is six times faster than a USB cable. Whether it´s a wedding, birthday party or other celebration, these days the chances are you´ll have your camcorder with you to record the great occasion. But we...

The Raccoon Invades Europe Spreading Dangerous Diseases
2012-08-28 14:07:21

Furry, agile, intelligent and voracious: the raccoon is far from being a cuddly toy, which is what many people believe when they get one as a pet. It is more like an invader that escapes and is able to adapt and survive in new habitats. According to a study, its expansion across Spain and Europe is bringing infectious and parasitic diseases like rabies. This puts the health of native species and people at risk. Originating in North America, the raccoon (Procyon lotor) is an invasive...

2012-08-14 12:06:16

An advance simulation could save time and money in their construction and maintenance, according to Mikel Abasolo, an engineer at the University of the Basque Country Mikel Abasolo, a researcher of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), has built a simplified simulation model for wind turbines. All one has to do is enter the characteristics that the tower and its parts will have, and in a matter of seconds the model predicts the load that has to be given to each of the bolts,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.