Technology news FILE
June 13, 2012
An innovative system to predict red tides
Spanish researchers are developing a system that can predict the spread of harmful algae, popularly known as red tides. This could cut the economic losses they cause in half.
June 12, 2012
Lenses that heal
Several Spanish groups have developed a soft, multifocal contact lens that can stop cataracts from forming.
June 11, 2012
An autonomous car that is ‘made in Spain’
Spanish researchers have successfully tested an autonomous car, capable of driving 100 kilometers guided by an artificial vision and automatic driving system.
June 08, 2012
The ALBA synchrotron starts work to improve electricity networks
This particle accelerator located in Cerdanyola del Vallés (Barcelona) can observe molecular structures like a giant microscope. It has now begun operations two years after its official inauguration.
June 07, 2012
A t-shirt to monitor a person’s heart rate
SThis new Spanish technology, used in a t-shirt, performs electrocardiography (ECG) with minimal impact on a patient’s life.
June 06, 2012
Spain contributes three satellites to Europe’s earth observation program
Spain is preparing three satellites for Europe’s GMES program (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), which will join Spain’s other satellite—the Deimos-1 DMC—in orbit since 2009.
June 05, 2012
Lucierna is named a ‘Cool Vendor’ for identifying performance problems in business applications
The Spanish software developer has been named a ‘Cool Vendor 2012’ thanks to its ability to quickly identify the cause of performance problems in computer applications.
June 04, 2012
A cleaner electric vehicle
The Spanish company Powertrack has patented a high performance power transmission system that reduces costs and represents a giant leap forward toward cleaner automobiles.
June 01, 2012
New fire retardant materials
Gaiker IK-4 has discovered various products that, when used as additives in woods and plastics, can prevent combustion for up to 20 minutes, far longer than is the case with conventional plastics.
May 31, 2012
A Spanish company makes nanoparticles to protect hospitals from bacteria
Nanogap is the only company in the world capable of producing metallic sub-nanometric particles on an industrial scale.