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A caption from the chemical reaction using iron as a catalyst (by UdG)

14 September 2011 11:16 PM

Chemists from the University of Girona get oxygen from water, using iron catalysts

The research results were published on the website of the prestigious journal 'Nature Chemistry' and will appear in the print edition as well. The Universitat de Girona is particularly strong in research related to water. The study opens a new...
Catalan firemen while testing a prototype of the new device in Gavà (by G. Sánchez)

14 September 2011 10:54 PM

Catalan firemen are working on a pioneer European location device to find trapped victims

The innovative technology has a pencil to measure vital signs, an odour detector, a sound detector and two cameras. The Catalan Government's Fire Department and the French firemen from Marseille CEREM participate in the deisgn of the new device.
An image of how the Torroella de Montgrí's new mosque would have looked like (by ACN)

13 September 2011 10:59 PM

Catalan municipalities will no longer have to save land for new religious centres

The Catalan Government approves the modification of the Worship Centres Law from 2009. Town halls will no longer be obliged to save plots for the construction of new religious centres. No architectonical aspects are banned but the law gives town...
A caption from the website of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (by ICO / ACN)

13 September 2011 10:54 PM

The use of an IUD reduces the risk of cervical cancer by half Catalan research units have found

Catalan researchers participated in an international study which analysed of more than 20,000 women from various countries. They have found that using intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD) reduces the risk to suffer cervical cancer by half.
Sant Jaume Square full of demonstrators defending the current Catalan school model (by M. Bélmez)

12 September 2011 11:24 PM

After the first day of school, teachers and parents gather in front of many town halls to defend the Catalan school model

This Monday Catalan pupils begin their school year. 1,280,232 students from elementary, primary and secondary education returned to the classrooms with normality. However, controversies are lingering over this year. The Catalan language at...
One of the electric cars racing at the Circuit de Catalunya (by Ecoseries)

12 September 2011 07:48 PM

Green racing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmeló

The Formula 1 circuit next to Barcelona, which hosts Spain’s Grand Prix, has been the stage of the fourth round of the ECO series 2011 race last Sunday, in which thirty electric and hybrid vehicles competed.
Pep Guardiola with the president of the Catalan Parliament, Núria de Gispert, and the Catalan President, Artur Mas (by ACN)

09 September 2011 03:49 PM

Guardiola receives Gold Medal from the Parliament of Catalonia

In a solemn ceremony and accompanied by his family and friends, the FC Barcelona manager has received the greatest honorary distinction from the Parliament of Catalonia.
Police had to protect politicians (by ACN)

07 September 2011 06:25 PM

The National Court will investigate the incidents on June 15th in Parliament

The judge Eloy Velasco has accepted the case, that deals with the attacks against members of parliament commited by protesters against the spending cuts. There are calls on the Prosecutor of Barcelona to release the proceedings and recordings of...
Catalan is the language of instruction in Catalonia (by ACN)

05 September 2011 07:34 PM

Artur Mas says he will lead a “clear and unequivocal defence” of the Catalan language

The President urges institutions and citizens to defend the Catalan education system, which has been put at risk following a court order obliging the Government to include Spanish as a school language of instruction. Meanwhile, the Catalan...
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