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5,500-year-old fragments of malachite, ceramics and bones discovered in the Forat de l’Embut cave in Pyrenees

The Forat de l’Embut cave, located at an altitude of 2,235 meters, is the highest prehistoric cave with signs of human occupation discovered in the Pyrenees to date.

According to the latest archaeological finds, ancient human activity that took place in the cave includes the manipulation of malachite, a precious, green mineral used for ornamental objects …

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Thousands-year-old human remains found in prehistoric Pyrenees tomb

Archaeologists have unearthed the thousands-year-old remains of around 50 human beings in the Roc de les Orenetes’ cave in the Pyrenees.

In total, around 1,200 artefacts were discovered in a prehistoric tomb.

Flint arrowheads and pottery remains that were used as part of funerals were also found on the site.

Evidence shows that the tomb had a relevant …

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Catalan government launches its first nanosatellite

Rocket carrying ‘Enxaneta’ satellite takes off from Kazakhstan after 48h delay

The Catalan government’s first nanosatellite was launched on Monday at 7:07 am (CET) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, exactly two days after the initial takeoff was postponed due to technical reasons.

‘Enxaneta’, named after the tiny children who climb to the top of Catalonia’s traditional …

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Scientists from the University of Barcelona synthesized a bidimensional material with luminescent and magnetic properties

The study of matter at the nanoscale has opened huge possibilities in technological advances towards faster, smaller and more energy-efficient technological devices. In this context, the development of bidimensional (2D) materials poses new challenges but also offers exciting possibilities for the study of physical phenomena and properties at the 2D limit.

Current interest in that kind …

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A collaboration between the University of Barcelona and the Russian Academy of Sciences opens the way for reducing emissions of automotive pollutants

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Air pollution from fuel combustion is one of the greatest environmental problems, especially in urban environments. In densely populated cities, the presence of nitrogen oxides, very small carbon particles, and carbon monoxide (CO) in the air seriously harms the human health and increases mortality. A collaboration between researchers from the University …

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Four avant-garde technology projects, including neuronal microchips from stem cells, launched by BU

“Novel ideas for radically new technologies”, reports The University of Barcelona.  This is the motto of the Horizon 2020 FET Open program of research and innovation actions (FET Open RIA). The last call awarded four projects with participation of the research staff of the University of Barcelona. This is StretchBio, a project to develop nanotechnology …

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