Portugal  PORTUGAL 30/11/2020

A new mathematical front to understand species coexistence

Researchers propose new model for host colonization by different microbial species, providing fundamental advances for the understanding of biodiversity

In an effort to understand how different species coexist, researchers develop a mathematical model that establishes interactions in co-colonization as the key. The study, published in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, links epidemiology, ecology and evolution and models host colonization by different microbial species, providing fundamental advances for the analysis of species coexistence and the understanding of biodiversity.

 
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Spain  MADRID 20/11/2020

Arturo Azcorra, recipient of the Reginald Fessenden Award

The director of the IMDEA Networks Institute has been recognised for his contribution to the development of 5G technology

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Spain  MADRID 19/11/2020

Artificial Intelligence to increase air safety in the face of storms

New algorithms allow air traffic networks to be optimised during storms

The European research project START, coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and with the participation of important actors in the aeronautical scene, combines Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to develop algorithms that allow air traffic networks to be optimised during storms. This would improve the safety and timeliness of flights and reduce economic losses associated with delays and cancellations.

 
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Spain  ESPAÑA 14/10/2020

Over 150 million websites among a billion tested include sensitive (and tracked) content

Privacy law is made for use by humans… how can we teach this law to machines? Nikolaos Laoutaris, Research Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute, participates in the biggest study about tracking of sensitive topics on the web

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) includes specific clauses that put restrictions on the collection and processing of sensitive personal data, defined as any data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, also genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation…

 
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Spain  ESPAÑA 04/09/2020

"The Action Plan for Science specifically devotes zero euros for ICT sector research"

Arturo Azcorra, director of IMDEA Networks, professor at UC3M (Carlos III University of Madrid) and vice-president of 5TONIC emphasized the importance of supporting research in Spain

The 34th Digital Economy and Telecommunications Meeting (organized by AMETIC from 2 to 4 September, together with Banco Santander and with the support of the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP)), was attended on Thursday 3 September by Arturo Azcorra, Director of IMDEA Networks, Professor of Telematic Engineering at the Carlos III University of Madrid and Vice-President of 5TONIC. The event, held this year in Santander, Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga, in a hybrid (digital and on-site) and multi-site format, had top-level representatives from national and international businesses and institutions.

 

"Digitalization and Sustainability for Reconstruction. Now or never", is the slogan of this edition, and Azcorra participated in the meeting "Challenges and Opportunities of 5G in digital transformation". María Teresa Arcos, Director General of Telecommunications and Organization of Audiovisual Communication Services, presented the event which was moderated by Federico Ruíz, Director of the 5G National Observatory, with the presence of Narcís Cardona, Professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Director of the Master's Degree in Mobile Communications and Director of the UPV's Institute for Research into Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications (iTEAM), and Luis Manuel Díaz de Terán, Director of the Altran Spain Telecommunications and Services Division.

 

The director of IMDEA Networks expressed his appreciation for the ESFRI program’s SLICES pan-European research infrastructure, ("if approved, it will be the FIRST funded pan-European research infrastructure for the ICT sector"), as well as Spanish support. “I would like to publicly thank the Secretary General for Science Policy Coordination, Rafael Rodrigo, for the Spanish government's formal support”.

 

But he also highlighted the need to invest not only in public research programs in 5G, but in research in the ICT sector in general: "Since 2013, the European Union has spent 700 million euros on 5G research. Germany, France, Finland and other countries have launched strong public 5G research programs, while in Spain, with the exception of Catalonia, we have had no public 5G research programs. At the same time, zero euros have been earmarked for ICT research from the recently approved, 1-billion-euro Action Plan for Science.”

 

Azcorra expressed this support for future strategy: "For these reasons, we would like to ask the Minister for Science and Innovation to consider for future actions in science, in particular on the basis of the recovery fund, whether it would be appropriate to include specific R&D programs in 6G, ...as Finland, Sweden, Germany and other countries around us are already doing. I believe that the great economic importance of the ICT sector and its enormous contribution to alleviating the effects of the COVID crisis justify specific research programs for the ICT sector." A contribution from science and technology to strategies for essential economic, industrial and social reconstruction.

 

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Spain  MADRID 22/07/2020

A European project to develop new connectors for the high frequency industry

TERAMeasure is being coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

Designing and demonstrating a new generation of high frequency interconnections, this is the main objective of a European research project called TERAMeasure, which is being coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). This technology is primarily intended for high frequency instrumentation and devices as well as biomedical (subcutaneous skin cancer detection)and silicon industry quality control applications.

 
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Spain  MADRID 09/07/2020
#CovidNewsDiCYT

The project led by IMDEA Networks to measure the real impact of COVID-19 using social networks’ surveys now reaches 150 countries

IMDEA Networks researcher Antonio Fernández Anta launched his innovative method for measuring the incidence of the pandemic in mid-March in Spain. Surveys are now available in 60 languages

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Guatemala  GUATEMALA 03/06/2020

How drones can monitor explosive volcanoes

Researchers create novel 3D models with centimeter resolution of a volcano in Guatemala

Due to the difficult accessibility and the high risk of collapse or explosion, the imaging of active volcanoes has so far been a great challenge in volcanology. Researchers around Edgar Zorn from the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ in Potsdam are now presenting the results of a series of repeated survey flights with optical and thermal imaging cameras at the Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala. Drones were used to observe the lava dome, a viscous plug of lava. The researchers were able to show that the lava dome shows movements on two different time scales: slow expansion and growth of the dome and fast extrusion of viscous lava. The study was published in the journal 'Scientific Reports'.

 
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Spain  MADRID 21/05/2020

New award for the article 'An analysis of the Pre-installed Android Software'

The IEEE S&P conference has bestowed the Best Practical Paper Award to Julien Gamba, Mohammed Rashed, Abbas Razaghpanah, Juan Tapiador and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez for this work

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Spain  MADRID 13/05/2020

A study analyzes the unexpected behavior of hydrogen flames

These results can help to improve the safety of Hydrogen-powered devices

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Spain  MADRID 27/04/2020

Development of a new ventilator prototype for the ICU against COVID-19

Collaboration between UC3M and Hospital Gregorio Marañón

Researchers and technicians from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the University Hospital Gregorio Marañón (HGUGM) have designed and developed a new ventilator prototype for Intensive Care Units (ICU) in the fight against the health crisis caused by COVID-19. The assembly of two units has just been completed in order to start animal tests and homologation processes.

 
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Spain  MADRID 22/04/2020

UC3M spin-off develops a thermographic camera that measures body temperature at a distance

SENSIA Solutions has adapted its thermographic camera technology, called HIGIA, in order to manufacture a new high precision system

A spin-off from the LIR-Infrared Lab (Laboratorio de Sensores, Teledetección e Imagen en el Infrarrojo) at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), SENSIA Solutions, has adapted its thermographic camera technology, called HIGIA, in order to manufacture a new high precision system for measuring body temperature that can be used to detect fever in individuals accessing facilities, in the wake of the healthcare emergency brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak.

 
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Spain  MADRID 17/04/2020

A magnetic cork allows the removal of polluting water waste

Patent of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), together with the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and the University of Porto, has patented a magnetic cork that could remove polluting particles from water, among other uses.

 
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Spain  MADRID 14/04/2020

Research into a new high-precision radiology system for the coronavirus

Radiology constitutes a key element in the management of patients suffering from COVID-19

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is participating in a research project together with the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón (HGUGM), the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria San Carlos and the company Sedecal Molecular Imaging (SMI), project coordinator, to develop a new high-precision radiology system for coronavirus pulmonary involvement.

 
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Panama  PANAMÁ 06/04/2020

A next-generation sensor network for tracking small animals

A newly developed wireless biologging network could close an important gap in biologging: the fully automated tracking and proximity-sensing of small animals

A newly developed wireless biologging network (WBN) enables high-resolution tracking of small animals, according to a study published April 2 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Simon Ripperger of the Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, WBNs could close an important gap in biologging: the fully automated tracking and proximity-sensing of small animals, even in closed habitats, at high spatial and temporal resolution.

 
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Spain  ESPAÑA 03/04/2020

An international team counts more than two million current symptomatic cases of Covid-19 in Spain

Researcher Antonio Fernández Anta has launched a study to estimate the actual incidence of the pandemic in eleven countries

In order to properly manage the Covid-19 pandemic, governments and the scientists who advise them need the most accurate data possible on the situation. The problem is that such data do not exist. The only data they have are those provided by laboratory tests. In other words, governments know how many people have tested positive, how many are in hospitals and how many are being treated over the phone. But by now it is more than evident that these are not the real data of the pandemic. Scientists around the world are now devising formulas to estimate figures that are more realistic. An international team led by researcher Antonio Fernández Anta of the IMDEA Networks institute is one of them.

 
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Spain  MADRID 19/03/2020

Julien Gamba, awarded with the 2020 Norton LifeLock/Symantec Fellowship

This is one of the most selective world Fellowships in the area of cybersecurity

Julien Gamba, predoctoral researcher at IMDEA Networks Institute, has been awarded with one of the 2020 NortonLifeLock Research Group Graduate Fellowship. This is one of the most selective world Fellowships in the area of cybersecurity. As in previous editions (the first one was in 2007), there have been three winning candidates, including Gamba. Each of them will be bestowed with a prize which consists of 20,000 US dollars.

 
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Argentina  ARGENTINA 04/03/2020

New lithium batteries from used cell phones

A research project at the University of Cordoba (Spain) and San Luis University (Argentina) was able to manufacture new lithium batteries from used cell phones, devices with a low recycling rate

Lithium-ion batteries are used around the world and though over the last few years they have had some competition, such as sodium and magnesium, they continue to be indispensable due to their high density and capacity. The issue is this: this metal has major availability and concentration problems. Almost 85% of its reserves are located in what is known as the Lithium Triangle, a geographical area found on the borders of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. In addition, it seems that demand will rocket over the next few decades because of the implementation of electric vehicles. Each car equals about 7.000 cell phone batteries, so reusing their different components has become an issue of utmost importance.

 
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Spain  MADRID 19/02/2020

A salary in exchange for our data is the new economic system proposed by a researcher from the IMDEA Networks Institute

The scientific journal IEEE Internet Computing, one of the most important in the sector, publishes Nikolaos Laoutaris’s latest research proposal around the economics of data

Data and the economy stemming from them are the engine for the fourth industrial revolution. However, and according to Nikolaos Laoutaris, there is a very important leading player who currently receives absolutely nothing of the huge profits generated by the activity: the people who provide these data. Only in a very few cases do the humans producing data receive a measly compensation in kind for it: free online services.

 
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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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