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2012-01-13 14:55:04

A study at the University of Alcalá, Spain has compared the employment crisis of 1991-1994 with the current crisis from 2007 to 2010, as well as the labor reforms that took place in 1994 and 2010 respectively. Its results show that both the evolution of labor market indicators and the response of financial authorities have been quite similar in terms of timing and the design of measures. "At least until the middle of 2010, the period up to which the article covers, we have...

2012-01-12 20:50:27

The School of Engineers in Eibar (UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country) was where Patxi Alkorta, a local professor, defended his thesis, following his research into advanced motor control devices. These control devices are units designed to correct errors and improve the performance of the motors. This researcher has opted for cutting-edge models and has developed them so that they can be applied to an induction motor, and in this way he has transferred them from theory to practice. To do...

2012-01-10 15:32:18

The article has been published in the Maturitas journal A group of experts has prepared a report on vitamin D supplementation for menopausal women after it was revealed that Europeans have suffered an alarming decrease in their levels of this vitamin. In their opinion, the ideal would be to maintain blood levels above 30 ng/ml. Vitamin D is essential to the immune system and processes such as calcium absorption. "We believe that many diseases can be aggravated by a chronic deficiency of...

2012-01-04 11:43:58

The Bechstein´s bat or Myotis bechsteinii lives in deciduous forests. It used to be very common in the Holocene era, but today there are only a few dispersed groups, despite the fact that a colony can be found almost anywhere in Europe. It has been rendered vulnerable by human interference and forest destruction. And this has even led to confusion about its origin, as the biologist María Napal has shown. In fact, the natural habitat of the Bechstein´s bat is said to be...

2011-12-20 18:04:36

Iñaki Begiristain, a lecturer at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), did his thesis on the architect of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, but with the focus placed far away from this Basque city. In fact, he has analyzed three buildings Frank Gehry designed in the county of Los Angeles in the 1980s: the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, the Edgemar Center and the Loyola Law School. The thesis is organized in an unusual way, rather like an essay. “It is a relatus made up...

2011-12-19 13:27:43

There are few places in the world where the machine tool has more tradition than in the Basque Country. And in such a competitive market, how is one to draw attention? By thinking differently, just as Juanjo Zulaika has been able to demonstrate. This Tecnalia researcher set out to design an eco-efficient, high-volume milling machine, but without compromising its productivity: “Normally, the aim of these designs is to make the machine as solid as possible. But that is not the case in my...

2011-12-17 14:00:00

Healthhound.org appoints a researcher to buy alli weight loss pills. He will be reporting back on his findings on the site in 3 months time. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) December 17, 2011 Healthhound.org has just appointed a researcher to buy alli weight loss pills and see how much weight he can lose. He will then report back to the health hound readers in 3 months how the experiment went. Readers who are thinking of investing in the pills are welcome to check in with the site at that stage and see...

2011-12-07 23:02:28

Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have compared internet use and frequency in Spain with the rest of the 31 European countries. Their results suggest that Spanish women use the internet less frequently and the usage gap in Spain between men and women is higher than average. Juan Martín Fernandez, researcher at the Complutense University of Madrid and co-author of the study that was published in the Reis journal, states that "Spanish men and women score...

2011-11-29 11:36:26

A healthy diet and the right amount of exercise are key players in treating and preventing obesity but we still know little about the relationship both factors have with each other. A new study now reveals that an increase in physical activity is linked to an improvement in diet quality. Many questions arise when trying to lose weight. Would it be better to start on a diet and then do exercise, or the other way around? And how much does one compensate the other? "Understanding the...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'