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Technology/Science news & information for Spain

Hacker changes Plaza de España to 'Plaza del 1 de Octubre' on Google Maps
Tech & Science Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Hacker changes Plaza de España to 'Plaza del 1 de...

A HACKER has changed the name of Barcelona's Plaza de España on Google Maps to 'Plaza del 1 de Octubre' to mark the date of the 'banned' referendum. Anyone who carries out a search for the location...

Cancer rates will start to decline from 2025, say top oncologists
Tech & Science Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Cancer rates will start to decline from 2025, say top...

CANCER diagnoses will start to drop off after the year 2025 thanks to increased and more stringent routine testing and prevention campaigns, according to oncologists in Spain. At present, as many as one in three people...

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...

Guardia Civil goes digital
Tech & Science Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Guardia Civil goes digital

THE Guardia Civil has launched an 'online office' to save members of the public time and travel – instead of attending the nearest station, which is often in another town, many transactions can now be carried...

Human brain 'needs metaphors' to comprehend reality, say researchers in Alicante and Elche
Tech & Science Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Human brain 'needs metaphors' to comprehend reality...

THE HUMAN brain 'needs metaphors to enable it to understand reality', according to recent research by two Spanish universities. Scientists say the same brain areas are used to understand written and visual...

Spain will be first in Europe to fit 'smart' electricity meters in 100% of homes and businesses
Tech & Science Tue, Jul 4, 2017

Spain will be first in Europe to fit 'smart'...

SPAIN will be the first country in the whole of Europe to replace analogue electricity meters with digital, remotely-operated versions once it has fitted them all by the end of 2018. The idea of the new 'smart'...

Spaniard wins European Inventor of the Year Award for cutting-edge sat-nav technology
Tech & Science Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Spaniard wins European Inventor of the Year Award for...

THE latest European Inventor of the Year Award has gone to a 38-year-old Spaniard for his creation which could put the GPS in the shade for geo-tagging accuracy. José Ángel Ávila (pictured), from Madrid, works as an...

Undersea high-speed data cable linking USA and Europe arrives in Spain
Tech & Science Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Undersea high-speed data cable linking USA and Europe...

The Marea high-speed cable being laid under the Atlantic by Facebook, Microsoft and Telefónica in order to link the USA and Europe arrived at Arritera Beach in the Basque town of Sopelana on Tuesday. According to...

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