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Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya and University of Cordoba presented a study about using artificial smell to control food quality

Researchers from Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC), in collaboration with the University of Cordoba, recently published a study where they develop protocols that optimize the use of a technique capable of analysing, at the molecular level, substances present in the aroma of food, managing to differentiate samples of ham from Iberian pigs fed with …

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The University of Barcelona obtains nearly 9 million euros to install the first high-field nuclear magnetic resonance in Spain

According to the provisional resolution of the last call of the Singular Scientific and Technological Infrastructures (ICTS), the University of Barcelona has received 8,922.959 million euros to bring the first high-field nuclear magnetic resonance in Spain. The grant, given by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, covers the 100% of the funding to get …

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The European Space Agency’s Fluorescence Explorer satellite mission is scheduled for launch in 2024 to provide global Solar-induced Fluorescence maps

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How much atmospheric carbon dioxide does a forest absorb through photosynthesis? Which plant varieties are less sensitive to global change? It may now be possible to answer these questions by observing the fluorescence of chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll, the green pigment used by plants and algae to capture sunlight, emits a subdued, red light during …

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Basque Country is drafting a protocol for a new global study on microplastic pollution

The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is drafting a protocol for a new global study on microplastic pollution.

Moreover, The UPV/EHU-University has led a collaborative research network that spans the rivers of 23 countries

The latest studies carried out by the network span 40 rivers and headwater streams located in little disturbed regions in 23 countries all …

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Microsoft creates artificial intelligence hub in Barcelona

Microsoft has chosen Barcelona as its operations base for a new R&D hub, focused on the application of artificial intelligence technology to improve user experience on the internet.

The research center will be one of eight worldwide, part of the tech giant’s WebXT (Web Experiences Team) division.

In the first phase, the current investment includes the recruitment …

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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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