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Snow covered vineyards in the Bages County, in Central Catalonia (by E. Escolà)

02 February 2012 09:44 PM

Catalonia covered in snow

Almost all of Catalonia was covered in a blanket of snow on Thursday morning. The Siberian cold front affecting the entire European continent arrived in Catalonia midweek. All emergency services have been put on alert, but no major incidences have...
Wind mills in Lleida's province (by O. Bosch)

25 January 2012 03:39 PM

Wind power production in Catalonia reaches 1,000 megawatts

The 36 wind farms currently in Catalan territory produce enough electricity to supply 2 million people every year and, at the same time, they place Catalonia eighth in the ranking of wind producers in Spain. According to the Catalan Government’s...
The study has been developed by the CRESIB, linked to Barcelona's Hospital Clínic (by CRESIB / ACN)

24 January 2012 09:15 PM

Catalan scientists find the key to eradicate Pian’s disease

The prestigious medical journal ‘The Lancet’ publishes findings from Barcelona’s CRESIB researchers who work in Papua New Guinea. The study has found a an oral treatment for Pian’s disease, also known as Yaws. The treatment could lead to...
An image of the H2OCEAN project (by H2OCEAN / ACN)

20 January 2012 10:55 PM

A Catalan company leads a European project for the creation of hydrogen-producing offshore platforms

The project’s aim is to design maritime platforms able to produce hydrogen, generated with the help of green energies. The platforms could be used to provide service to oil tankers or to fix even fish farming, among others potential uses.
The so-called 'jaw of Sitges' when it was found in 2005 (by ACN)

20 January 2012 08:46 PM

Researchers from the University of Barcelona sequence DNA material of a Neanderthal found in Catalonia

Two archaeologists from the Universitat de Barcelona have determined 52 pairs of the genetic sequence of a jaw found in the Catalan coastal town of Sitges in 2005, popularly known as the “Jaw of Sitges”. The experts could genetically identify...
Barcelona's Hospital Clínic is world pioneer using this new technology (by O. Campuzano / ACN)

18 January 2012 09:57 PM

Catalan hospital is the first one in the world practicing surgery assisted by HD 3D technology

Since December, the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona is the only healthcare centre in the world to use a High Definition 3D camera and lens for surgical interventions. The technology, developed by Olympus, reduces both the time and risks in...
Martin Schulz is welcomed by the European Parliament's plenary meeting in Strasbourg (by Jean-Marc Loos / Reuters)

17 January 2012 01:42 PM

The new President of the European Parliament will allow MEPs to address the plenary in Catalan

Despite being the 13th most widely spoken language in the European Union, Catalan is not an official EU language. Special agreements have been signed with all EU bodies to allow for the minimum use of Catalan; however, the European Parliament,...
The night shift leaving Can Brians 1 prison after working more than 24h in a row (by M. Martí)

13 January 2012 11:26 PM

Catalan prisons besieged by public employees protesting over working conditions

Prison employee unions and the Catalan Government, which manages all prisons in Catalonia, have carried an arm wrestling over the past few weeks. Trade unions have been impeding access to some Catalan prisons on three occasions: in early December...
A CaixaBank employee shows how the new payment method works (by T. Parada)

13 January 2012 01:17 AM

Barcelona will become the first European city with the contactless payment system installed

CaixaBank and Visa Europe will begin installing the system enabling “contactless payments” to be made throughout Barcelona. The system consists of paying for goods valued at less than €20 by passing a special credit card in front of a...
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