Technology news FILE
November 22, 2010
Urbiótica and the UPC design a sensor that locates available parking spaces in a city
An optical and magnetic sensor developed by the UPC (Barcelona Tech), which will start to be tested in the 22@ district of Barcelona, allows users to find available parking spaces in real time. This will ease traffic congestion in cities.
November 19, 2010
Buenos Aires becomes a ‘wifi city’ thanks to the Spanish company Gowex
the Spanish company Gowex--specializing in wireless wifi technology--has announced a significant agreement reached with the City of Buenos Aires. This will make Gowex the “supplier of the wifi city solution” for Argentina’s capital.
November 18, 2010
ACS is awarded a $447 million contract for the New York subway
Actividades de Construcción y Servicios (ACS) will undertake the construction of the 72nd Street subway station for Manhattan’s new 2nd Avenue line.
November 16, 2010
The Spanish high speed rail service AVE is the fastest in the world
The Spanish high speed rail service AVE (Alta Velocidad Española) is the fastest commercial service in the world according to official figures, with an average speed of 222 kilometers per hour, putting it ahead of Japan.
November 15, 2010
Scientists from IRB Barcelona and BSC publish the world’s largest video databank of proteins for the pharmaceutical industry
The new database of 1,700 proteins in motion allows a more efficient design of medications. MoDEL contains 30% of human therapeutic targets, and the goal is to cover 80% within three years.
November 12, 2010
The Technology Center AIMEN has participated in the Forma0 project, to develop lighter and safer vehicles
The Forma0 project, led by SEAT S.A. and managed by the CTM Centre Tecnològic foundation, has done research on high strength steels that will allow vehicles to be lighter and safer, use less fuel with emissions, and be more resistant to impact.
November 11, 2010
Panda Cloud Antivirus wins a Technology Innovation Award
The Spanish company Panda Security has received a Technology Innovation Award from the prestigious newspaper The Wall Street Journal, for its Panda Cloud Antivirus product.
November 08, 2010
ACS leads the global ranking in infrastructure concessions
In 2010 ACS again leads the rankings of the world’s largest infrastructure concessionaire companies, compiled by the specialized publication PWF.
November 05, 2010
The Spanish system NEPA wins the European Space Agency’s Innovation Prize
This satellite technology is used to monitor the quality of water and locate pollution. The current technology to analyze water pathways (rivers and canals) only allows taking samples in determined points and with the physical presence of an analyst.
November 04, 2010
The world’s first laboratory for the production of bioartificial organs, in Madrid
The Spanish Minister of Science and Innovation, Cristina Garmendia, inaugurated on November 2nd the world’s first laboratory for the production of bioartificial organs for transplants using stem cells.