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Spanish banks, telcos and utilities launch the first blockchain consortium, Alastria A nationalized blockchain

Spanish banks, telcos and utilities launch the first blockchain consortium, Alastria

The main Spanish banking, energy and telecommunications companies, among other sectors, have established Alastria, the worlds first regulated national network based on blockchain. Leer ms

NASA reveals a satellite that monitors CO2 in our planetCause of Earths Recent Record Carbon Dioxide

NASA reveals a satellite that monitors CO2 in our planet

NASA satellite thats been mapping the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in unprecedented detail, scientists are learning much more about how plants work, and how the land and oceans suck up and release CO2. This information could help us figure out how our world will respond to global warming. The new study provides space-based evidence that Earths tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 Leer ms

4-10 October

World Space Week: "Exploring New Worlds in Space"

The 2017 World Space Week Theme focuses attention on astrobiology missions like New Horizons ; feats of engineering such as Lockheed Martins Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and efforts of New Space actors such as Space X and other entities with a vision for exploration and utilization of extraterrestrial resources, such as metals from asteroids, water from the Moon, and unlimited solar energy in the Earths orbit. Leer ms

Graphene Week opens up, the world-wide gathering for graphene expertsMaterials of the future

Graphene Week opens up, the world-wide gathering for graphene experts

Due to its excellent properties, graphene aims to revolutionize not only industry, but also our daily lives, with devices of unprecedented flexibility. But before making history, it has to face its main obstacle: low profitability. Scientists from the European project Gladiator present this week at the Graphene Week in Athens a new technique and methodology to monitor the growth of graphene that will improve the quality and reduce the fabrication costs of the material.  Leer ms

University of Houston

Artificial skin gives robotic hand a sense of touch

A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices. Leer ms

Semi-autonomous criminal intelligence analysis system

Improvements to machine-intelligence will improve accuracy and speed up police investigations

Police in the UK and Belgium have started testing a semi-autonomous criminal intelligence analysis system designed to speed up investigation, improve precision and even pre-empt crimes by detecting connections that people often miss. Leer ms

In-between Wikipedia, Shazam and Zalando

Ultimate app enhances movie or series watching experience

If you are into movie and series-related apps, chances are that youve recently noticed a newcomer with mouth-watering features named Dive (into your movie and series). Something in-between Wikipedia, Shazam and Zalando, the app makes use of the microphone in your mobile devices to provide real-time information about the scene youre watching, or allow you to buy the fancy shoes worn by your favourite actor. Leer ms

With a team of 60 people

Facebook working on a technology on how to read your mind

Social network says its assembled a team to build technology that allows you to think commands at your smartphone. According to Facebook its developing technology to read your brainwaves so that you dont have to look down at your phone to type emails, you can just think them. Leer ms

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers use brain scans to predict peoples dreams

A team of scientists from Wisconsin have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming and even claim to be able to predict the contents of a dream based on a persons brain activity. The new findings promise to have important ramifications on our understanding of the purposes of dreams and of human consciousness itself. Leer ms

Electric scooter renting service

Innovative scooter renting service now powered by a EU project

MOTIT an electric scooter renting service made available by means of a dedicated app has come a long way since its launch in Barcelona in 2013. The system is will soon be available in Milan and is being tested in Paris. But this growth didnt come without improvements. Complaints from users having difficulties in locating their scooters have led to the conception of a Galileo receiver and its integration into MOTIT scooters as part of the G MOTIT project.  Leer ms

Captured by NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory

Star in closest orbit ever seen around black hole

Astronomers have found evidence of a star that whips around a likely black hole twice an hour. This could be the tightest orbital dance ever seen by a black hole and a companion star in our own Milky Way galaxy Leer ms

Iconic mobile

Nokia launches a mobile for retro-adopters

Finnish brand Nokia, a former mobile star, on Sunday launched three new Android smartphones and unveiled a revamped version of its iconic 3310 model more than a decade after it was phased out. Leer ms

Watly machine

Supercomputer provides access to water, energy and the internet

A new machine called the Watly offers solutions to three of societys most important challenges ensuring access to clean water, sustainable energy generation and reaping the benefits of the evolving digital revolution. Supported by funds from the Horizon 2020 project, the innovative SME behind the project is now nearly ready to unveil its first full-scale Watly machine. Leer ms

Researchers asked volunteers to sniff 476 molecules.

Crowdsourcing project predict molecules smell

A team of researchers and volunteers from across the globe have trained computers to predict the way a molecule will smell based on its structure. The feat may help scientists unravel the still-mysterious relationship between molecular structure and odor perception. Leer ms

Mars, SpaceX and Cold Atom Lab To Launch

NASA advances its objectives for 2017

In 2016, NASA drove advances in technology, science, aeronautics and space exploration that enhanced the worlds knowledge, innovation, and stewardship of Earth. Leer ms

Europes Global Satellite Navigation System

Galileo goes live!

On 15 December 2016, Europes satellite navigation system Galileo will start offering its initial services to public authorities, businesses and citizens. Leer ms

R&D expenditure in the EU remained nearly stable in 2015 at just over 2% of GDPAlmost two thirds spent in the business sector

R&D expenditure in the EU remained nearly stable in 2015 at just over 2% of GDP

In 2015, the Member States of the European Union (EU) spent all together almost 300 billion on Research & Development (R&D). The R&D intensity, i.e. R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP, stood at 2.03% in 2015, compared with 2.04% in 2014. Ten years ago (2005), R&D intensity was 1.74%.  Leer ms

Europes innovative entrepreneurs

Commission gives boost to start-ups in Europe

The Commissions Start-up and Scale-up Initiative aims to give Europes many innovative entrepreneurs every opportunity to become world leading companies. It pulls together all the possibilities that the EU already offers and adds a new focus on venture capital investment,insolvency law and taxation  Leer ms

New theory argues against innate maths abilities

A new theory regarding how the brain first learns basic maths could alter approaches to identifying and teaching students with maths learning disabilities. Leer ms

University of Washington

Dirty laundry may cause environmental contamination, study finds

A new paper published in FEMS Microbiology Letters, resulting from an investigation of a laundry facility that services several Seattle-area hospitals, suggests that soiled clinical linens may be a source of surface Clostridium difficile contamination. Leer ms

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Fingers can show your athletic potential and anxiety

Researchers used a common photocopy machine to measure the lengths of the index and ring fingers of 42 women. Half of these women were asked to solve different mental tasks after they had been given a drop of testosterone on their tongue. The goal was to determine the differences in how mens and womens brains work, and the significance of finger length and testosterone levels. Leer ms

Antarctic Circumpolar Expedition (ACE)

First scientific research of Antarctica to measure pollution and climate change

More than 50 researchers from 30 countries are to carry out the first scientific circumnavigation of Antarctica in an attempt to measure pollution and climate change, with the official launch held on Monday. Leer ms

BIOMOT project

Wearable robots usher in next generation of mobility therapies

Wearable robots that can anticipate and react to users movement in real time could dramatically improve mobility assistance and rehabilitation tools.The BIOMOT project, completed in September 2016, has helped to advance this emerging field by demonstrating that personalised computational models of the human body can effectively be used to control wearable exoskeletons Leer ms

Multi Sensor Device (MSD).

EU researchers have developed a new system to monitor industrial food processing in real time

The EU-funded MUSE-TECH project has developed an innovative new system to monitor industrial food processing in real time by combining three different sensors into one easy-to-use tool. Positive test results suggest that the device could help food makers across a number of sectors to achieve greater processing efficiencies and ensure high standards of safety. Leer ms

With up to 95% accuracy

WiFi can be used to distinguish between household members

Differences in shape, size and even gait among household members yield different patterns in the received Wi-Fi signals. A computer can analyze the signals to distinguish dad from mom, according to a report. Leer ms
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