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Technology/Science news & information for Galicia

Blood tests could replace needle biopsies
Tech & Science Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Blood tests could replace needle biopsies

A GALICIA hospital is trying out a new method of taking biopsies from patients using only a blood test. The Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital in Vigo, Pontevedra province, has launched clinical trials to see whether the so...

WhatsApp location tag helps find family lost in Galicia nature reserve
Tech & Science Fri, Aug 25, 2017

WhatsApp location tag helps find family lost in Galicia...

MOBILE phone technology and social networks have been shown to save lives – and a case of a couple lost in the hills in Galicia has once again proven this to be true. They had been out walking in the Fragas do Eume...

Spanish scientists develop vaccine to prevent Alzheimer's
Tech & Science Fri, Sep 16, 2011

Spanish scientists develop vaccine to prevent...

A group of scientists from the Euroespes biomedical research centre in Galicia, lead by Dr Ramón Cacabelos, have developed the first preventative vaccine against Alzheimer's, and have applied for a patent with the...

Galicia woman 'owns the sun'
Tech & Science Sun, Nov 28, 2010

Galicia woman 'owns the sun'

A WOMAN from Galicia has declared herself the owner of the sun. Having drawn up title deeds and had them signed and stamped in front of a notary, Ángeles Durán claims that there is nothing in law that prevents anyone...

‘Message in a bottle’ turns up two years later
Tech & Science Sat, May 30, 2009

‘Message in a bottle’ turns up two years later

A BOTTLE thrown into the sea off the coast of Galicia has been found two years later in the Bahamas. Members of the marine mammal study centre (MEMMA) in Santiago de Compostela left the bottle on top of an underwater...

Stephen Hawking honoured at end of extended Galicia visit
Tech & Science Sun, Sep 28, 2008

Stephen Hawking honoured at end of extended Galicia visit

It has been a memorable few days for Stephen Hawking whose original 48 hour trip to Galicia ended up lasting a week. Having completed a stretch of the Camino de Santiago pilgrim route, and visited both Noia and Fisterra...

Tech & Science Wed, Jan 26, 2005

Former hackers create internet security company

Three former hackers from Vigo in Galicia -Antonio, Manuel, and Santi- have decided to put their pasts behind them and now offer their services to their former targets. They have adopted an audacious commercial...

Divers attempt to gain access to `O Bahía´ wreck
Tech & Science Tue, Jun 8, 2004

Divers attempt to gain access to `O Bahía´ wreck

Divers are attempting to gain entry inside the wreck of the "O Bahía" fishing vessel today which sank two miles off the Galician coast last Thursday. Video footage shot by a robotic camera (photo) has...

Tech & Science Tue, Nov 18, 2003

Send emails by phone

A team of linguists from Santiago University and engineers from Vigo University have developed a voice and text recognition system to enable emails to be send and received by phone. The project which started in 1998 has...

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