You arrive at the office after getting up at the crack of dawn, sitting through two traffic jams, and still half asleep. On your desk, three reports to read for the 9:30 meeting, but first you have to check all...Seguir leyendo »
Since ancient times, human beings have gazed at the stars and dreamed of travelling in space, and incredible advances have been made in this area over the last 60 years. From telescopes to satellites, in addition to a spectacular International...Seguir leyendo »
Game Theory is a field of applied mathematics that formally and abstractly studies the optimal decisions that adversaries should make when they are faced with a ‘conflict’. Based on these models, each person will make a choice considering the actions that the...Seguir leyendo »
Vitamin A (also known as retinol) was discovered in 1913 when researchers varied the diet of certain laboratory animals (replacing lard with butter) and discovered that there was an indispensable “vital dietary factor” in some food products, as explained by the FAO....Seguir leyendo »
When you looked at the cover image for this post, you probably found it hard to avoid the common and contagious action of yawning. Although it’s a simple, everyday occurrence, this uncontrolled opening of the mouth when we’re tired, or...Seguir leyendo »
Years ago, popular wisdom said that we had a finite number of neurons. In other words, any accident or problem (such as drinking alcohol or brain trauma) could eliminate these essential populations of specialised cells that are vital to the...Seguir leyendo »
3D printing offers extensive possibilities in medicine. The latest revolution proposed by researchers in the United States and China could forever change how we study and fight cancer, a terrible disease that affects 200,000 new patients in Spain each year.
The study focused...Seguir leyendo »
Growing plants in space is one of the challenges of exploration promoted by agencies such as NASA. If they can manage to overcome these biological challenges, the missions that take place on the International Space Station wouldn’t have to carry so...Seguir leyendo »
For quite some time, nanotechnology and medicine have been advancing hand in hand towards the goal of taking better care of our health. Biosensors to improve the diagnosis of certain diseases or specialised nano-drugs are just a few of the...Seguir leyendo »
The operation was done at the University Medical Center (UMC) in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and was actually performed almost three months ago, but the results were announced publicly only after it was clear that the operation had been successful. The...Seguir leyendo »
It may sound like science fiction, but 3D printers are finding their way into the field of healthcare, and more specifically, transplants. In this case, there is a firm proposal to create a 3D printable heart within ten years or...Seguir leyendo »
The vibration properties of a material depend on its physical characteristics and its placement in space. This aspect is taken into account for buildings, as well as in the manufacture of objects, regardless of their size or how complicated they...Seguir leyendo »
One of the things that we should do, but often forget to do, is turn off our mobile phones when we are at a petrol station. This is what article 115 of the General Traffic Regulations says, which literally prohibits...Seguir leyendo »
The moon has a series of resources that are extremely valuable for the most important economic vectors on Earth right now. Despite the fact that man hasn’t stepped on the lunar surface since Apollo 11 landed on 20 July 1969,...Seguir leyendo »
The information highways that exist in our brains are made up of millions of interconnected neurons that are organised around very precise neuronal circuits to transmit and process data as efficiently as possible.
The flow of information that travels on these nerve...Seguir leyendo »
The human body on the whole is fascinating, but if there is one part that is even more interesting, it’s the brain. This is our most important organ, the one that controls just about everything that happens in our bodies...Seguir leyendo »
Neurotechnology is the discipline that combines advances in microelectronics with applications to medicine. Any brain-computer interface is considered to fall within the scope of this interesting scientific and technological field. Naturally, the development of this type of device presents interesting results...Seguir leyendo »
A team of researchers in South Korea has produced successful results in their tests of a new method to fight cancer. The method is based on selective treatment applied directly to cancer cells by nanorobots that are injected into the body...Seguir leyendo »
In western countries, it’s estimated that close to seven million people suffer from blindness or vision problems as a result of different diseases or injuries. Many of their hopes lie in devices that are being developed in the field of...Seguir leyendo »
Biotechnology is one of the most promising scientific disciplines of this century. Considered by the European Union as one of the “key technologies” to guarantee socio-economic success in the next decade, there are no limits to its applications.
Food-related applications are the...Seguir leyendo »