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2014-02-24 23:00:30

OMICS Group International is organizing pre-conference workshops in top Universities and research centers of Europe, Asia and Africa: University of Valencia, Spain; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria; International Scientific Research Institute of Cosmic Anthropoecology, Russia. Henderson, Nevada (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 OMICS Group International, an Open Access publisher and a world-over scientific event organizer is hosting pre-conference workshops for its...

More Than Half A Million Galaxies Identified And Classified By The ALHAMBRA Project
2013-12-02 12:15:47

RUVID The ALHAMBRA project, led by researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía and in which the University of Valencia has participated, has identified and classified more than half a million galaxies, after seven years of close observation of the universe from the Observatory of Calar Alto (CAHA, Almería) and thanks to a technique that breaks the stars energy in their colors through astronomical filters. In addition, this research has also allowed calculating the...

New Species Of Marine Fish From The Devonian Period Discovered In Teruel
2013-06-03 18:50:57

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Researchers from the University of Valencia and the Natural History Museum of Berlin have studied the fossilized remains of scales and bones found in Teruel and the south of Zaragoza, ascertaining that they belong to a new fish species called Machaeracanthus goujeti that lived in that area of the peninsula during the Devonian period. The fossils are part of the collection housed in the Palaeontology Museum of Zaragoza. In the journal...

2012-01-02 12:27:36

The Institut de Robòtica i TIC (Robotics Institute and ICT) of the Universitat de València coordinates the European project Hydrobionets, which is a pioneer project in the world and has a budget of 3,5 million Euros. This new technology will allow to save a 45% of the desalinated water costs and it will reduce a 74% the energy consumption in the purification facilities. Researchers in the Universitat are designing intelligent networks intended for optimizing the...

Mammalian Evolution Mirrors Climate Change
2011-12-27 05:39:51

A recent study by an international group of evolutionary biologists has pointed to six broad yet distinct ℠waves´ of climate-induced mammalian diversity in the last 65 million years of evolution. Researchers say that extended periods of warming and cooling appear to signal the shift from one dominant grouping of mammals to the next. In the online version of the journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Professor Christine Janis of Brown University and a...

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2010-07-22 06:30:00

In a new Spanish study, researchers are warning that taking shade under a beach umbrella may offer far less protection from harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun than you might expect. Beach umbrellas let as much as 34 percent of ultraviolet radiation penetrate through to the ground, the researchers, from the University of Valencia, found. Ultraviolet radiation is known to cause skin cancer and cataracts. Umbrellas catch almost all of the direct light rays but not the diffused...

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2010-07-06 09:55:00

Researchers from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Biomedical Research Centre Network (CIBER) in Epidemiology and Public Health studied the structure of the bacterial community in four types of environments in the Tablas de Daimiel National Park in Ciudad Real, Spain. These were the aquatic environment, the first few centimeters of sediment representing the interface between water and sediment (superficial sediment), deeper sediment (lower sediment), and the biofilms that grow on the...

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2010-01-20 11:15:00

A team of chemists from the University of Valencia (UV) has confirmed that the substance used to hermetically seal an amphora found among remains at Lixus, in Morocco, was pine resin. The scientists also studied the metallic fragments inside the 2,000-year-old vessel, which could be fragments of material used for iron-working. In 2005, a group of archaeologists from the UV discovered a sealed amphora among the remains at Lixus, an ancient settlement founded by the Phoenicians near Larache, in...

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2009-02-17 15:44:50

A team of scientists from the University of Valencia (UV) has proven that traces of blood in various materials are eliminated completely when they are washed with detergents containing active oxygen. The conclusion of the study, published in the latest number of the German journal entitled Naturwissenschaften, points out that these new products alter blood to such an extent that this cannot be detected by reagents used in criminalistics. The intention of the authors of a crime is not to leave...

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2008-10-23 10:25:00

Physicists of the University of Granada and the University of Valencia (Spain) have developed a proceeding to analyze specific data sent by the Huygens probe from Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, proving "in an unequivocal way" that there is natural electric activity in its atmosphere. The scientific community thinks that there is a higher probability that organic molecules precursors to life could form in those planets or satellites which have an atmosphere with electric storms. Researcher...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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