Latest San Sebastian Stories

2011-04-27 14:02:28

Today there is an extensive heritage of reinforced concrete buildings in the Basque Country, which hardly existed a century ago. Ms Maialen Sagarna, lecturer in Architecture at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), studied the evolution and development of the "most revolutionary material of the 20th century" in Gipuzkoa. She focused on the features of buildings constructed with reinforced concrete decade by decade, and explained how and why this material was used at any given time....

2011-03-09 14:11:29

A number of studies have been undertaken on top younger football players who had already demonstrated that the vigor, rapidity and ability to self-orient themselves and progress are the skills that characterize those who play in the best teams. To these have to be added the percentage of fat, the aerobic potential, the tolerance to being worn down and dribbling skills. Biologist Jaime Zubero has extrapolated these studies to the Basque province of Bizkaia, ratifying the results, in a PhD...

2008-03-10 10:45:00

A research team drawn from the Department of Systems and Automation Engineering of the Polytechnic University School and from the Faculty of Informatics at the Donostia-San Sebastián campus of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and led by lecturer Miren Karmele Lopez de Ipiña, is developing systems that process and understand spoken language and automatically obtain information particularly from Basque radio and television.Carrying out a search on the net...

2006-03-24 06:51:33

By Elisabeth O'Leary SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (Reuters) - A ceasefire declared by Basque guerrilla group ETA came into force on Friday, spreading hope that four decades of violence and fear might finally have come to an end. In San Sebastian, one of ETA's strongholds on the coast of the northern Basque region, residents were buoyed by the prospect of peace but still cautious as ETA has offered ceasefires in the past only to revert to violence. "There's something different in the air, a...

2005-09-22 07:18:27

By Elisabeth O'Leary SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (Reuters) - Fans of snappy thriller "Nine Queens" be warned: Argentine director Fabian Bielinsky's latest movie might be in the same genre, with the same lead actor but it's by no means a repeat performance. "El Aura" (The Aura) takes Bielinsky into much less cozy territory after the critical and box-office success of "Nine Queens," his first full-length film. The new movie is slower and almost devoid of laughs. The central character, played...

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