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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...

Almería students invent 'obstacle-detecting' glasses for the blind
Tech & Science Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Almería students invent 'obstacle-detecting'...

A TEAM of students from Almería University have designed a pair of glasses that allows the blind and visually-impaired to 'see' obstacles in their way, giving them far greater independence. Using Bluetooth and...

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...

Basque Country University offers Spain's first-ever Artificial Intelligence degree
Tech & Science Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Basque Country University offers Spain's first-ever...

THE FIRST-EVER degree in Artificial Intelligence in Spain will be offered from next September at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) on its San Sebastián campus. It will comprise 240 ECT (European Credit...

Moon landing's 50th anniversary: Astronaut-minister Pedro Duque reveals all
Tech & Science Sat, Jul 13, 2019

Moon landing's 50th anniversary: Astronaut-minister...

IN JUST A week from now, the global science community will be celebrating the 50 anniversary of one of its greatest achievements: That of the first man to walk on the moon. Although only six years old at the time,...

Drinking milk can slash risk of bowel cancer, say researchers
Tech & Science Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Drinking milk can slash risk of bowel cancer, say...

JUST one glass of milk a day could cut your risk of bowel and colon cancer by between 10% and 20%, according to researchers at a Tarragona province-based university. The report published in the magazine showed a...

'Life-friendly' planets traced...or possibly, say Spanish astrologers
Tech & Science Wed, Jun 19, 2019

'Life-friendly' planets traced...or possibly, say...

SPANISH and German scientists have discovered two exo-planets which may hold water and have a mild, Earth-like climate, meaning potentially, the conditions are right for extra-terrestrial life. Both planets orbit the...

'Barcelona Diet Plan': Adiós to pre-colonoscopy hunger
Tech & Science Tue, Jun 18, 2019

'Barcelona Diet Plan': Adiós to pre-colonoscopy...

A COLONOSCOPY may no longer mean needing to starve for days and stick to clear liquids in the final 24 hours thanks to the 'Barcelona Diet Plan', devised by researchers at the north-eastern city's Hospital...

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