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Technology/Science news & information for Castile and Leon

DNA test replaces amniocentesis at Valladolid hospital
Tech & Science Sun, Nov 5, 2017

DNA test replaces amniocentesis at Valladolid hospital

A HOSPITAL in northern Spain has replaced risky amniocentesis tests on unborn babies with DNA analyses – a pioneering system which is less painful, less invasive and much safer for the foetus. Expectant mothers have...

Salamanca scientists find genetic predictor of stroke patient recovery
Tech & Science Tue, Nov 8, 2016

Salamanca scientists find genetic predictor of stroke...

RESEARCHERS in Spain have discovered two different types of brain chemical which determine whether or not stroke patients are likely to recover well from their ordeal. The protein p53-Prolina, when present, means...

Prehistoric man was dark-skinned with blue eyes, say Spanish archaeologists
Tech & Science Wed, Jan 29, 2014

Prehistoric man was dark-skinned with blue eyes, say...

A TYPICAL European citizen 7,000 years ago had blue eyes and dark skin and hair, according to genetic research by Spain's High Council of Scientific Investigations (CSIC). Biologist Carles Lalueza-Fox says the...

Virtual menu set to revolutionise the dining experience
Tech & Science Wed, Jan 12, 2011

Virtual menu set to revolutionise the dining experience

A company in Valladolid has designed a virtual menu for bars and restaurants, a multimedia tablet which could soon replace traditional paper menus, with the added advantage of being able to see what a dish looks like,...

Arrested for posting online sex ads for ex-partner's new girlfriend
Tech & Science Mon, Dec 27, 2010

Arrested for posting online sex ads for ex-partner's...

A WOMAN has been arrested for posting online adverts offering sexual services in the name of her former partner's new girlfriend. The accused, M.J.V.G., 35, from Burgos, is employed in the same firm as her ex's...

Fighting bull cloned in Spain
Tech & Science Tue, May 18, 2010

Fighting bull cloned in Spain

A dairy cow in Palencia (Castilla-León) gave birth to Spain's first cloned fighting bull this morning. The surrogate mother cow went into labour this morning, giving birth on a farm in the town of Frómista in the...

Ex-spaceman unveils Spain's first satellite
Tech & Science Tue, Jul 15, 2008

Ex-spaceman unveils Spain's first satellite

Former astronaut Pedro Duque has unveiled the first satellite designed by a Spanish company - the Deimos I - which will be launched from Baikono in Russia next December. Developed by the company Mr Duque now manages -...

Tech & Science Mon, May 26, 2008

Ono trials 100 meg internet access

Cable operator Ono has begun offering 100 Mbps internet access to its customers in Valladolid. If the trial is a success, it will be rolled out to other major Spanish cities - including Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia -...

Tech & Science Thu, Oct 20, 2005

Mobile phone blows up in musician's hand

According to a report in today's El norte de Castilla, a 42 year old musician from Zamora is seeking compensation from Sharp and Vodafone after his mobile phone blew up in his hand. It appears that he was searching...

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