Technology Spain  ESPAÑA 30/01/2020

AEPD and CNIL award their data protection prizes to a team including researchers from IMDEA Networks

The award-winning article is “An Analysis of Pre-installed Android Software” by Julien Gamba, Mohammed Rashed, Abbas Razaghpanah, Juan Tapiador and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez

The article, “An Analysis of Pre-installed Android Software” by Julien Gamba, Mohammed Rashed, Abbas Razaghpanah, Juan Tapiador and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, has received two prestigious awards this month: one from the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) and another from the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) and Inria. The study has huge social impact as it reveals the privacy and security issues associated with pre-installed software on Android devices and their supply chain.

 
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Health Spain  MADRID 29/01/2020

An international scientific consortium is launched to accelerate the development of comprehensive treatments against tuberculosis

The UC3M is coordinating the ERA4TB project, composed of more than 30 partners from 13 countries

Accelerating the development of antibiotics against all forms of tuberculosis is the objective of ERA4TB (European Regimen Accelerator for Tuberculosis), one of the largest European scientific projects in this area of research. This consortium, which includes a significant number of Spanish researchers, is being coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), led by GlaxoSmithKline Spain and is under the scientific management of the Pasteur Institute. With a team of more than thirty public and private organisations and a budget over 200 million euro, ERA4TB aims to radically transform the way in which new therapies are developed for the treatment of tuberculosis.

 
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Technology Spain  MADRID 29/01/2020

Helicon plasma thruster for small space platforms

Within the framework of the European research project HIPATIA

Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and SENER Aeroespacial, alongside French and German scientists and technologists, will validate the performances and operation of a new electric space propulsion technology that could be used in various types of satellites or small space platforms: the Helicon Plasma Thruster (HPT).

 
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Social Sciences Panama  PANAMÁ 14/01/2020

A bee’s-eye-view of Panama in the late 1800’s

Bees and their pollen reveal the environment of the first Cathedral on the American mainland, as do photos by preeminent landscape photographer, Eadweard Muybridge

In anticipation of Pope Francis’ 2018 visit to Panama, restoration workers discovered brittle, brown clusters—miniature chambers covered with gold leaf and paint—above the columns in the altarpiece of Santa Maria la Antigua Basilica Cathedral. Scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) identified the clusters as orchid bee nests. Pollen from the nests, and 19th century photos of the city from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, provide complementary views of the crossroads of the continent just after the California gold rush and before the building of the Panama Canal.

 
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Space Chile  ATACAMA 08/01/2020

The turbulent life of two supermassive black holes caught in a galaxy crash

400 million light-years away from Earth, in the constellation of Ophiuchus, two galaxies are crashing into each other and forming a galaxy we know as NGC 6240

An international team of astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to create the most detailed image yet of the gas surrounding two supermassive black holes in a merging galaxy.

 
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Environment Panama  PANAMÁ 03/01/2020

Why do some male bats have sticky, odorous arms?

The first clues only led to more questions. But now a new sleuth, Mariana Muñoz-Romo, described by a colleague as “probably the world’s expert on chemical communication in a bat species,” is on the case
Mariana Muñoz-Romo uncaps a clear plastic tube and waves it under my nose. The contents, a bit of dry, yellow paste called a forearm crust, collected from a male bat, smells vaguely like incense.

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Health Brazil  SãO PAULO 30/12/2019

Novel genetic signature that can predict some kinds of breast cancer is identified

The discovery also contributes to a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of pathological angiogenesis, the aberrant proliferation of blood vessels that occurs during cancer and other diseases

Researchers have identified a genetic signature with prognostic value for certain kinds of breast cancer. The discovery also contributes to a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of pathological angiogenesis, the aberrant proliferation of blood vessels that occurs during cancer and other diseases.

 
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Technology Spain  MADRID 19/12/2019

Deployment of 5G technology in drones and robots

Horizon 2020 research project coordinated by the UC3M

Scientists from Spain, Germany, France, Sweden and Taiwan collaborate on a technological cooperation project, coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), to study the economic viability of 5G telecommunications in two pilot tests with Artificial Intelligence (AI): one on the remote control of industrial robots and the other on the management of fleets of drones.

 
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Space Chile  ATACAMA 17/12/2019

Astronomers discover earliest environment pollution in the Universe

Researchers have observed gigantic clouds of gaseous carbon more than a radius of 30,000 light-years around young galaxies

Researchers have discovered gigantic clouds of gaseous carbon more than a radius of 30,000 light-years around young galaxies using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). This is the first confirmation that carbon atoms produced inside of stars in the early Universe have spread beyond galaxies. No theoretical studies have predicted such huge carbon cocoons around growing galaxies, which raises questions about our current understanding of cosmic evolution.

 
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Environment Panama  PANAMÁ 17/12/2019

The universe of fungi that inhabit plants

How do microorganisms influence seed survival in the forest?

When he first arrived at the research station on Barro Colorado Island (BCI) as a postdoctoral student, Camilo Zalamea never imagined that he would work in Panama for eight years. The Colombian botanist loves to observe things calmly and, as plants do not move around, they allow him to do exactly that. Now, in addition, he has fallen in love with microorganisms. Without them, he confesses, we cannot fully understand how forests work.

 
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Technology Spain  MADRID 16/12/2019

A development kit to protect your data on the web

PIMCity - Building the next generation personal data platforms is a new EU-funded research project coordinated by Politecnico di Torino

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Space Chile  CHILE 13/12/2019

ALMA spots most distant dusty galaxy hidden in plain sight

Because of their extreme behavior, astronomers think that these dusty galaxies play an important role in the evolution of the universe

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have spotted the light of a massive galaxy seen only 970 million years after the Big Bang. This galaxy, called MAMBO-9, is the most distant dusty star-forming galaxy that has ever been observed without the help of a gravitational lens.

 
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Space Spain  CANARIAS 13/12/2019

Sources of light which appear and disappear observed in the sky

An international research team have discoved around a hundred very red light sources which appear and disappear in a short time interval

An international research team from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of Stockholm have discoved around a hundred very red light sources which appear and disappear in a short time interval, accordin to an article published in the Astronomical Journal.

 
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Technology Spain  ESPAÑA 28/11/2019

5TONIC laboratory presents, together with SAMUR-PC and the UC3M, a revolutionary system for health emergencies based on 5G

The demonstration shows a personalized 5G 100% automatic system that allows to reduce the time of action in case of an emergency, minimizing errors

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Environment Panama  PANAMÁ 21/11/2019

Butterflies take different paths to arrive at the same color pattern

Is evolution predictable? Unrelated butterflies may have the same wing patterns. These patterns warn off predators and help suitors find the right mate

An international team of scientists working with Heliconius butterflies at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama was faced with a mystery: How do pairs of unrelated butterflies from Peru to Costa Rica evolve nearly the same wing-color patterns over and over again? The answer, published in Current Biology, forever changes the way evolution is understood.

 
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Technology Spain  MADRID 18/11/2019

Measuring online behavioural advertising: one more step to protect users

Dr. Nikolaos Laoutaris has developed two methods to detect ad targeting

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Environment Panama  PANAMÁ 15/11/2019

Vampire bats form friendship-like social bonds

Vampire bat bonding persists from the lab to the wild

Friendships are a key source of human happiness, health and well-being. Increasing evidence shows that similar relationships are important in many other animal species, including the blood-feeding vampire bat. According to a new study in Current Biology by researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), vampire bats form friendship-like social bonds that persist across a dramatic shift from the lab to the wild.

 
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Space Chile  ATACAMA 15/11/2019

Two cosmic peacocks show violent history of the Magellanic Clouds

A team of astronomers found several massive baby stars in the complex filamentary clouds, which agrees well with computer simulations of giant collisions of gas clouds

Two peacock-shaped gas clouds were revealed in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) by observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). A team of astronomers found several massive baby stars in the complex filamentary clouds, which agrees well with computer simulations of giant collisions of gas clouds. The researchers interpret this to mean that the filaments and young stars are telltale evidence of violent interactions between the LMC and the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) 200 million years ago.

 
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Environment Brazil  BRASIL 12/11/2019

Study measures impact of agriculture on diet of wild mammals

In an article published in 'PNAS', Brazilian researchers stress the need for agricultural management that favors the maintenance of wildlife

Margays (Leopardus wiedii), small wild cats living in forest areas fragmented by agriculture near Campinas and Botucatu in São Paulo State, Brazil, prey on animals inhabiting nearby sugarcane plantations, such as birds and small rodents.

 
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Social Sciences Spain  MADRID 11/11/2019

RIVERS analyses the relationship between water and the human rights of indigenous people

ERC Grant H2020 Research project of the UC3M

To produce innovative knowledge of human rights in relation to the different indigenous ways of conceiving water. This is the objective of RIVERS, a Starting Grant scientific project by the European Research Council (ERC) that has been presented today at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) which intends to analyse the following issue: To what extent can the international law of human rights tackle the plurilegal realities of water?

 
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