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Technology/Science news & information for Spain

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...

European Commission's anti-hate speech deal makes progress: 59% of offensive comments blocked by online companies
Tech & Science Fri, Jun 2, 2017

European Commission's anti-hate speech deal makes...

A EUROPEAN Commission deal with major social networks and search engines means the world's biggest players in the cyber-hemisphere have deleted nearly six in 10 'hate speech' messages from their sites –...

Telefónica's 'hacker' Chema Alonso earns Guardia Civil merit medal
Tech & Science Fri, May 19, 2017

Telefónica's 'hacker' Chema Alonso earns...

A NOTORIOUS hacker has been given a medal by the Guardia Civil – Chema Alonso, who was taken on by Telefónica to help them keep their systems secure using his knowledge of how to violate internet safety, would have...

Cash grants for residents in 'no-signal' areas to help them get online
Tech & Science Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Cash grants for residents in 'no-signal' areas to...

RESIDENTS in Spain's so-called 'blank zones' with little or no internet coverage will get up to €450 each to help them connect, says Secretary of State for Information Technology in Society, José María...

Nine Spanish cities march in protest over lack of scientific research funding
Tech & Science Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Nine Spanish cities march in protest over lack of...

THOUSANDS of researchers marched through the streets of the country's main cities last night (Saturday) to remind politicians that 'without science, Spain has no future'. With funding for scientific...

Cancer cure and vaccine discovered in Valencia – but cannot be trialled for want of €50,000
Tech & Science Sun, Apr 9, 2017

Cancer cure and vaccine discovered in Valencia – but...

A GROUND-BREAKING cancer vaccine for prevention and immune therapy for patients have been discovered by researchers at Valencia's La Fe hospital – but is unlikely to see the light of day due to lack of financing,...

Spain's digital performance 'above EU average', but broadband is second-most expensive in Europe
Tech & Science Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Spain's digital performance 'above EU average',...

SPAIN is the second-most expensive country in the European Union for broadband internet, beaten only by Croatia, according to a study by the EU Commission. The cheapest monthly offer for a connection with a speed of...

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