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Technology/Science news & information for Madrid region/province

AliExpress opens first European store and Madrid goes mad
Tech & Science Mon, Aug 26, 2019

AliExpress opens first European store and Madrid goes mad

HUNDREDS of shoppers spent up to two nights camped outside the first-ever European branch of Chinese technology giant AliExpress before it opened yesterday (Sunday) morning in Madrid, in a bid to be first through the...

Spanish researchers find possible cause of Alzheimer's
Tech & Science Fri, Jul 19, 2019

Spanish researchers find possible cause of Alzheimer's

NEUROSCIENTISTS have discovered a protein in the brain which could be the main cause of Alzheimer's, and which they may one day be able to inhibit in order to slow down or halt the disease. Known as the SFRP1, the...

Madrid launches therapy centre for teen mobile 'addicts'
Tech & Science Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Madrid launches therapy centre for teen mobile...

SPAIN'S first support centre for teenagers addicted to SmartPhones has opened in Madrid and is expected to be able to treat up to 1,200 young patients per year. Internet and mobile phone 'addiction' is...

Spain to lead return of space station 'Tiangong 1'
Tech & Science Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Spain to lead return of space station 'Tiangong 1'

SPAIN will coordinate the landing of Chinese space station on behalf of the European Union on Easter Sunday, according to the Centre for the Development of Technological Industry (CDTI). The has been floating dormant in...

Madrid 'hackathon': Computer hackers invited to set up council web portal
Tech & Science Mon, Oct 26, 2015

Madrid 'hackathon': Computer hackers invited to set...

AT LEAST 70 hackers have come together in a virtual meeting called by Madrid city council under the hashtag #OpenMad offering ways of setting up a 'safe' website for residents to take part in local government...

Driverless car travels 100 kilometres across Madrid
Tech & Science Mon, Jun 11, 2012

Driverless car travels 100 kilometres across Madrid

A CAR invented by the national scientific investigation board has successfully travelled 100 kilometres without a driver. The vehicle, which operates via the 'Platero' navigation system, has a 50-centimetre...

Forest biomass: yesterday's fuel with today's technology
Tech & Science Wed, Apr 6, 2011

Forest biomass: yesterday's fuel with today's...

The Lozoyuela Valley located in the Sierra north of Madrid, has been hosting a pilot programme called "Our Forefathers' Fuel", which already supplies clean energy to 1,600 families the area. The main...

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