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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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2010-10-08 10:05:00

University of Granada researchers have developed a pioneer intervention program aimed at 3 year-old children that helps in preventing antisocial behavior in adulthood. In its first year of implementation, the program "“named Aprender a convivir"“ achieved that 90% of participating children interacted more actively with their peers, and that 86% reduced symptoms such as anxiety/depression, somatization, poor emotional reactivity, shyness, and social isolation. To carry out this...

2010-09-30 19:51:04

Researchers of the University of Granada, in collaboration with the Centre for Sensory-Motor Interaction of the University of Aalborg, Denmark, and the University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, conducted a research on chronic impingement syndrome. The study revealed that excessive activation of specific neck and shoulder muscles during daily life or while playing sports "“as swimming"“ is the cause of a high number of injury and shoulder. A Common Pain The pattern of the pain originated...

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2010-07-08 13:29:07

Researchers at the University of Granada  - in collaboration with the Clinical Hospital San Cecilio and the University Rey Juan Carlos - have proven that the psychological and physiological state of patients with tension headache improves within 24 hours after receiving a 30-minute massage. As researchers explained, tension headaches have an increasing incidence in the population. This type of disorder is usually treated with analgesics, that relieve symptoms temporarily. One of the main...

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2010-06-23 10:11:50

The separation of Neanderthal and Homo sapiens might have occurred at least one million years ago, more than 500,000 years earlier than previously believed after DNA-based analyses. A doctoral thesis conducted at the National Center for Research on Human Evolution (Centro Nacional de Investigaci³n sobre la Evoluci³n Humana) -associated with the University of Granada-, analyzed the teeth of almost all species of hominids that have existed during the past 4 million years. Quantitative...

2010-06-15 15:59:45

Researchers of the University of Granada have demonstrated that patients who have damage to the right prefrontal cortex of the brain present a deficit in intentional anticipation (for example, when we put the vehicle in gear before the traffic light turns green). The findings of this study were published in the prestigious journal Brain. Researchers of the University of Granada have demonstrated that patients who have damage to the right prefrontal cortex of the brain "“the part...

2010-06-11 01:35:12

Researchers of the University of Granada have developed a new computer program that allows early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease through processed images. This new system has enhanced successful early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease up to 90%, which is an important progress within this area of study. The study was conducted by professor Ignacio Alvarez Illán, a member of SIPBA (Signal Processing and Biomedical Applications) TIC-010 of the University of Granada, and supervised by...

2010-06-11 01:18:36

A research conducted at the University of Granada has identified the different effects of being of a nervous disposition and being anxious at a given moment on what happens around us. Being of a nervous disposition and being anxious at a given moment affects our attention to what happens. This finding will help improve the treatment of anxiety disorders, so common in our days. In fact, anxiety has become one of the most common conditions among the population, which can explain the negative...

2010-05-27 16:36:05

This research was developed by Dr. Enrique Garcia Artero, from the Department of Physiology of the University of Granada, and coordinated by Professor Manuel J. Castillo Garz³n. To carry out this project, the researcher used data from the national and European projects AVENA (Food and Assessment of Nutritional Status of Spanish Adolescents) and HELENA (Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence) and ALPHA (Assessing Levels of Physical Activity and Fitness; Public Health...

2010-05-04 13:51:01

A study conducted at the University of Granada and the University of Cambridge reveals that police officers and criminals are more consistent in their judgments than ordinary people. However, police officers' reasoning is more similar to that of ordinary people than to that of thieves. This conclusion might have significant implications on criminal jurisdiction. For the purpose of this study, a 120-people sample was taken. The sample consisted of 40 expert criminals, 40 expert policemen and...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.