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Technology/Science news & information for Canary Islands

Asteroid 'will threaten earth in 2082', says Canarian Astrophysics Institute
Tech & Science Sat, May 4, 2019

Asteroid 'will threaten earth in 2082', says...

CANARIAN Astrophysics Institute researchers believe a massive asteroid will pass between the moon and the earth in the year 2082 – near enough to the planet to cause a 'significant risk'. The Solar System...

Canary Island telescopes to search for life on seven 'new' planets found this week
Tech & Science Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Canary Island telescopes to search for life on seven...

CANARY Island-based telescopes will be used to find out more about the seven 'mini-Earths' discovered this week – a cluster of planets 40 light years away with water, oxygen and other conditions conducive to...

Canary Island astronomers find 40,000 'mini-planets' in Solar System
Tech & Science Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Canary Island astronomers find 40,000 'mini...

SPANISH astronomers have found what appear to be 40,000 small planets in the Solar System, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). They are part of a team of star-gazers from all over Europe, and are based at the...

Stephen Hawking in Tenerife to present 'Starmus' science festival
Tech & Science Sat, Sep 5, 2015

Stephen Hawking in Tenerife to present 'Starmus'...

BRITISH astrophysics expert Stephen Hawking will visit Tenerife on Sunday, September 20 for the presentation of the third edition of the 'Starmus' festival, due to be held next year from June 27 to July 2. The...

Telescope in Tenerife to seek out life on other planets
Tech & Science Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Telescope in Tenerife to seek out life on other planets

TENERIFE will be one of just eight sites with a state-of-the-art telescope installed to seek out other planets with life on them. Part of a plan started eight years ago by Åarhus University and the Niels Bohr Institute...

World's largest telescope to be set up in Canary Islands by Russian government
Tech & Science Fri, Mar 21, 2014

World's largest telescope to be set up in Canary...

RUSSIAN authorities want to set up the largest telescope in the world in the Canary Islands to allow scientists and tourists to get a better view of outer space. The telescope, which will be 60 metres in diameter, will...

Tech & Science Mon, Oct 27, 2008

Euro students compete to design perfect lunar robot

The European Space Agency (ESA) is conducting trials on the lunar-like landscape of Spain's highest mountain on eight unmanned robotic moon probe prototypes developed by students from Germany, Switzerland, Finland,...

Tech & Science Fri, May 16, 2008

Free wi-fi for Tenerife tramway passengers

A one-month trial to offer free wi-fi access to the nearly 48,000 travellers a day who use the 15km tramway network linking Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna, will begin tomorrow and last a month. The scheme is a...

Queen guitarist to complete doctoral thesis
Tech & Science Wed, Jul 25, 2007

Queen guitarist to complete doctoral thesis

According to a statement by the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute, Queen guitarist, Brian May, will complete his thesis for Imperial College London on the formation of clouds of zodiacal dust based on observations...

Prince Felipe inaugurates huge Canary Island telescope
Tech & Science Sat, Jul 14, 2007

Prince Felipe inaugurates huge Canary Island telescope

Prince Felipe was on the island of La Palma last night to inaugurate the Great Canaries Telescope (GTC), one of the largest and currently the most powerful telescope in the world. Built at a cost €130 million, it will...

Tech & Science Thu, Jul 15, 2004

Cabeza de Perro technology festival gets underway

The 4th edition of the Cabeza de Perro technology festival was inaugurated today in La Laguna (Tenerife). The aim of this yearly festival is to promote new technologies among young people in the Canary Islands, and this...

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