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A Norwegian village with sunlight thanks to three huge mirrors

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on May 28, 2020

A Norwegian village with sunlight thanks to three huge mirrors

Did you know that vitamin D keeps depression away and regulate circadian sleep cycles? The biggest natural resource of such vitamin is natural lighting. However, there are places on our planet where people receive very few hours of sunlight, especially in certain seasons. In a remote Norwegian town called Rjukan, people live without light for six months a year! The reason, the shadow of the mountains surrounding their deep valley do not let the sun light the streets…

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A new high-resolution robotic eye wired to the optic nerve

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on May 21, 2020

A new high-resolution robotic eye wired to the optic nerve

A group of researchers from the University of Hong Kong (China) have managed to create the most accurate artificial replica that exists of a human eye. The prosthesis is completely autonomous, works with solar energy and replicates the retina of the human eye with a viewing angle of 100º (only 30º less than a real human eye)…

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Using artificial intelligence to save coral reefs

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on May 13, 2020

Using artificial intelligence to save coral reefs

CORaiL, an artificial intelligence-based solution to monitor, classify and analyse the resistance of coral reefs is currently being developed by Intel, Accenture and the Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation. Coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, with more than 800 coral species providing habitat and refuge for approximately 25% of the world's marine life…

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Antibody that attacks coronavirus discovered in Japan

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on May 11, 2020

Antibody that attacks coronavirus discovered in Japan

A team of researchers from the University of Kitasato, one of the most prestigious in the field of research in Japan, together with the biotechnology company Epsilon Molecular Engineering and the commercial firm Kao, dedicated to medical and cosmetic research, have announced the discovery that the VHH antibody has the potential to suppress and neutralise the coronavirus, and therefore could be used for therapy against Covid-19. The communication with which the group has announced its discovery …

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Achieved partial recovery of vision in blind mice

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on April 27, 2020

Achieved partial recovery of vision in blind mice

A study, published in the journal Nature, shows the partial restoration of vision in blind mice using a method that chemically generates new photoreceptors, the cells responsible for converting light into nerve impulses that the brain transforms into images. Experts hope to move therapy to humans in 2-3 years. The method consists of chemically reprogramming dermal fibroblasts (a type of cell that serves to maintain the structure between tissues and heal wounds) to photoreceptor cells similar t…

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You have many options for doing sports at home

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on April 25, 2020

You have many options for doing sports at home

Are you wondering how you can keep fit without leaving your home? Have you been granted the gift of time? Here is a small selection of YouTube channels to exercise, so you can make use of that time for a healthy purpose!   Popsugar Fitness A body and mental training channel that stands out for its varied training routines, as well as weekly training plans and health tips…

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Quantum computing can now operate at 15 times higher temperatures, saving millions of euros for their implementation

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on April 17, 2020

Quantum computing can now operate at 15 times higher temperatures, saving millions of euros for their implementation

Quantum computers, that use quantum-mechanical phenomena to perform computation, have the potential to revolutionise computation by making certain types of classically intractable problems solvable…

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A vaccine / treatment is closer and closer

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on April 6, 2020

A vaccine /  treatment is closer and closer

These days of uncertainty, and in spite of the plenty of fake news that is out there, we are receiving messages from different sources that invite optimism. The "race" to find a medicine to control the pandemic that is causing the coronavirus has a number of participants…

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An "edible forest" to fight desertification

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on March 22, 2020

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In Cádiz (Spain), by the Sierra de Grazalema, an infertile land has been transformed into a forest where 15,000 trees and shrubs have already been planted, implementing a system based on biodiversity and the conscious management of natural resources. Now, animals like donkeys, alpacas, horses, sheep and chickens live freely in that area. Vidya Jacqueline Heisel, British, was always clear that she wanted to dedicate herself to helping others find harmony and balance…

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A new edible and biodegradable packaging to avoid the use of plastic in the supermarket

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on March 16, 2020

A new edible and biodegradable packaging to avoid the use of plastic in the supermarket

This sustainable container, developed over two years by The Catalan Plastic Center of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) and the researcher Farayde Fakhouri, is an alternative to plastics and comes from plant sources formed by natural compounds that offer different properties that, combined with other materials, allow the interaction of food with the atmosphere to be modified, protecting the food and extending its useful life. With a budget of 10 million euros financed between ACCI…

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