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2013-03-08 01:17:15

After more than 10 years' work, scientists at the University of Granada have a developed a carbon gel that enables CO2 to be turned into hydrocarbons by electro-catalytic transformation. Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have developed a new material using doped carbon that allows low-cost energy to be produced and also reduces the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere. The recently-patented material is a gel that enables the CO2 to be turned back into hydrocarbons via...

2010-10-13 13:59:46

At present, computer search and classification of images is made basing on the name of the file, folder or on features as date or size, but the visual information contained was never used for classification purposes. This pioneer technique developed by the University of Granada allows to classify pictures or images depending on whether individuals or specific objects are present in such images University of Granada researchers have developed a new computer technique that allows to "train"...

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2010-05-04 09:44:46

Researchers at the University of Granada (UGR) have studied the natural history and conservation status in Spain of the only known population of Polygala balansae in Europe, a thorny bush that can grow up to 1.5 meters high, which was previously thought to be exclusive to Morocco. The team of scientists is calling for it to be protected and included on the list of threatened species. In 2006, a research team from the University of Granada (UGR) embarked upon a detailed study of the bush...

2010-02-10 09:29:02

A research work performed at the University of Granada (Spain) has proved that role-playing games have a very positive effect on the knowledge and habits of physical and sports practice from a health viewpoint in students of Secondary Education, as their practice can make that exercise and healthy life habits are more attractive for teenagers. To conduct this work, its authors prepared an intervention program, based on a role-playing game and carried out from the area of Physical Education of...

2010-02-04 22:19:33

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Fundaci³n Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo in September 30th, 2009, Jos© Antonio Griñán, president of the Junta de Andalucía, presented a facsimile edition of a 13th century Andalusian Qur'an at the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco. The copy was recovered fortuitously in the town of Cútar (Malaga), and its original has been studied, restored and edited by an...

2009-12-02 18:10:26

Researchers of the University of Granada have developed an intelligent engine searcher to catalogue the documentary collections of the Andalusian Parliament. This prototype, so called SEDA, is an information recovery system for structured documents, based on artificial intelligence techniques, to search and recover documents belonging to the Parliamentary Report and the Official Gazette of the Andalusian Parliament. This prototype has been developed under the auspices of the excellence...

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2009-11-06 10:19:07

A researcher of the University of Granada has designed a new system for the mobility of military troops within a battlefield based on the mechanisms used by ant colonies to move using a commercial videogame. This work, developed at the department of Computer Architecture and Technology of the UGR, has designed several algorithms that permit to look for the best route path (this is, to find the better route to satisfy certain criteria) within a particular environment. Specifically, this...

2009-10-28 19:40:11

Most of the adolescents think that bullying in the school context "has always happened and will continue happening", and present "a negative, pessimistic and resigned attitude" towards this social problem, which makes difficult the intervention and leaves few hopes for its eradication. Those are the conclusions of a doctoral thesis carried out at the department of Evolutionary and Education Psychology of the University of Granada (Spain), which warns that, from the viewpoint of...

2009-07-20 08:40:23

The Health Sciences Center of the University of North Texas and the University of Granada collaborate in DNA "“ Prokids, an international project aimed at fighting against traffic in children using the lasts techniques in genetic identification of human beings. Upon suggestion of the Laboratory of Genetic Identification of the University of Granada, an international project for genetic identification of missing children and their families was set up in 2004. Last May, the project was...

2008-12-05 12:50:39

A group of scientists of the University of Granada has developed a new optical technique which permits to know if a Compact Disc (CD) is original or a copy. This new technique is economical, fast and effective, and allows to detect illegal CD copies.Optical CDs are at present the most extended physical means of distribution of digital information around the world. However, bootlegging in this sector is a serious problem which involves important economic losses and which has not been solved up...