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Innovation - Physics - 10.05.2024
The Spanish Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) funds an IFIC project to assess technology that will improve nuclear waste management
The Spanish Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) just funded a new project in the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC).

Computer Science - Innovation - 29.04.2024
Innovative verification techniques to increase security in artificial intelligence and image processing
The results not only improve the efficiency and scalability of cryptographic proof systems, but also open up new possibilities for ensuring the integrity, fairness and privacy of data processing tasks in various applications of AI and image processing.

Computer Science - Innovation - 26.02.2024
High-precision router
High-precision router
UPM and UC3M scientists develop a high-precision router Your next router will know where you're sitting. A team of researchers from two Madrid universities - Polytechnic (UPM) and Carlos III (UC3M) - has developed a prototype router with high positioning accuracy that allows them to know the exact location of a mobile phone.

Innovation - 05.12.2023
Artificial intelligence helps to understand complex soil dynamics
Artificial intelligence helps to understand complex soil dynamics
In 1941 Hans Jenny made a seminal contribution to Soil Sciences by proposing a mathematical equation within the so-called soil-landscape model, which, although essentially descriptive, constitutes the central paradigm of this discipline.

Innovation - Paleontology - 13.10.2023
Infant jawbone confirms the emergence of Homo erectus two million years ago
Infant jawbone confirms the emergence of Homo erectus two million years ago
Research at the Ethiopian site of Garba IV, in the archaeological area of Melka Kunture, in which the Universidad Complutense de Madrid participates, constitutes one of the oldest fossils attributed to this species and is the one with the most diagnostic evidence . The bone remains, described in Science, appear together with lithic tools elaborated with Olduvayense technology, characterized by small-sized lithic tools, the first technology developed by mankind, which allows corroborating for the first time that Homo erectus used this technology .

Innovation - Physics - 27.09.2023
IFIC and ENRESA develop innovative technology to characterise radioactivity stored in nuclear waste bulks
IFIC and ENRESA develop innovative technology to characterise radioactivity stored in nuclear waste bulks
The Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC, UV-CSIC) and the National Radioactive Waste Company (ENRESA) have developed a system to visualise the activity of waste stored in nuclear safety bulks. It is a technique that combines gamma ray tomography and artificial vision. Its portability and independence from the geometry of the radioactive waste allow complex tomographic reconstructions to be carried out, thus optimising nuclear waste classification processes.

Innovation - 15.09.2023
New method for mass production of microfibers
New method for mass production of microfibers
Professors from the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics of the School of Engineering of the University of Seville have developed a method for mass production of microfibers -very thin fibers-, which have numerous applications, for example, they are used to manufacture masks and PPEs, regenerate tissues, for energy generation and storage systems or for the so-called "smart fabrics".

Politics - Innovation - 06.07.2023
A European scientific project studies how to regulate AI-created disinformation
A European scientific project studies how to regulate AI-created disinformation
The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is participating in a European research project, called SOLARIS, to analyse the political risks associated with multimedia content created using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The objective is to propose regulatory innovations in this regard from the field of Law in order to fight against fake news and disinformation created with this technology.

Innovation - Computer Science - 07.06.2023
The impact of artificial intelligence in communication, the subject of a special edition of UPF’s journal Hipertext.net
In this special issue, some fifteen experts on communication and digital technologies from universities from around the world analyse the impact of artificial intelligence in areas of communication such as the generation of texts, images, videos and sound and the concept of copyright. During recent months, the social debate around the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) have intensified in many areas, such as the generation of texts and images or of audiovisual content.

Health - Innovation - 04.05.2023
The University of Valencia participates in a project that combats foodborne illnesses with artificial intelligence and personalised nutrition
The University of Valencia participates in a project that combats foodborne illnesses with artificial intelligence and personalised nutrition
Dolors Corella, professor of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the University of Valencia, participates in the European CoDiet project, in which seventeen academic and resear

Innovation - Computer Science - 18.04.2023
First crowdsourcing platform for music description calls on public to support AI research
AI researchers at Queen Mary University of London and UPF in Barcelona are building a dataset that will enable the development of better music description tools - but they need music fans' help. Song Describer is a collaborative platform for people to write descriptions of music under Creative Commons licenses, creating an open database of music with natural language description.

Innovation - Physics - 21.03.2023
The IFIC develops a technology to better visualise the distribution of radiopharmaceuticals in the patient's body
The IFIC develops a technology to better visualise the distribution of radiopharmaceuticals in the patient’s body
A team from the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC/UV-CSIC) is developing a photon detection and imaging system that will allow visualising, during a medical treatment, the distribution of the radiopharmaceutical in the patient's body. This technology verifies the final destination of the drug and allows a better estimate of the radiation dose received by both the tumour itself and the vital organs.

Innovation - Physics - 07.03.2023
New technology for capturing hyperspectral images patented
New technology for capturing hyperspectral images patented
The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has patented a new system for capturing hyperspectral images (those capable of collecting information across the entire electromagnetic spectrum), which can operate in real time and provides a higher resolution than any other existing technology. This development could mean a breakthrough for scientific and industrial applications related to chemical analysis.

Innovation - Linguistics / Literature - 01.02.2023
The Neology Observatory at UPF launches Garbell, a digital tool that evaluates words that are not in the dictionary
Garbell, developed at the Neology Observatory at Pompeu Fabra University, within the framework of the Research Program of the Catalan Studies Institute, analyses words that are not in the standard dictionary but we use on a daily basis and tells us if they are more or less dictionarizable. This technological tool is the first in the world capable of making this assessment and could inspire similar tools for other languages.

Physics - Innovation - 23.11.2022
They manage to acoustically control individual photons integrated into a chip for quantum technologies applications
They manage to acoustically control individual photons integrated into a chip for quantum technologies applications
An international research team in which the Institute of Materials Science of the University of Valencia (ICMUV) participates has managed to control individual photons integrated into a chip with great precision aiming at applications in quantum acoustic technologies or integrated photonic networks.

Economics - Innovation - 03.10.2022
Explanatory factors of regional development and poverty risk in European regions.
Explanatory factors of regional development and poverty risk in European regions.
A study by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) shows that improvements in technology, institutional quality and geographic endowment improve regional economic development and reduce the risk of poverty and social exclusion in Europe.

Innovation - Environment - 29.07.2022
Drones and Artificial Intelligence to tackle the impact of extreme wind phenomena on the Valencian coast
A team from the Centre for Research on Desertification (CIDE, UV/CSIC/GVA) and the Image Processing Laboratory (IPL) of the University of Valencia is launching a new service for monitoring and estima

Environment - Innovation - 14.07.2022
Species song: new tool for climate change study
Species song: new tool for climate change study
Through the combined use of new technologies, sound recognition algorithms and mathematical models, ecologists from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) have proposed a method to assess the consequences of climate change on biodiversity. The results, published today in Methods in Ecology and Evolution , have been successfully tested on an Iberian amphibian, the San Antón frog ( Hyla molleri ).

Innovation - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.05.2022
Team creates new tool to verify the geographical origins of virgin olive oil
Team creates new tool to verify the geographical origins of virgin olive oil
Olive oil is one of the most prestigious agri-foods in Spain and it is the base of the Mediterranean diet. This is why adulteration and commercial fraud cases occur when it comes to the origin and varieties of a product with such an economic and business interest. Now, a team from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences and the Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety Research ( INSA ) of the University of Barcelona presents a new authentication tool to check the geographical origin of virgin olive oil as a control on the quality, tradition and product linked to the territory.

Computer Science - Innovation - 16.05.2022
A mobile application will compare archaeological materials through their chemical composition
A mobile application will compare archaeological materials through their chemical composition
A study led by Marķa Luisa Cervera, Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Valencia (UV), concludes that smartphones are a potential tool for comparing archaeological samples. The work has been developed through the ArchaeChemis Research Unit of the institution, in which Gianni Gallello, a researcher from the Department of Prehistory, Archaeology and Ancient History, collaborates, and for the first time the smartphone is considered as a key tool to study vestiges from the past.