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13 December 2010 10:18 PM

The global solution to drought -making water out of nothing

A Catalan inventor has created a brand new system that transforms humidity into water, Hydromatch. It acts like a giant air conditioning system, able to produce 500,000 liters an hour. According to its inventor, the machinery can work almost...
Women wearing burqas in Lleida (by ACN)

10 December 2010 10:14 PM

Burqa ban in Lleida´s municipal buildings enters into force

Lleida began applying the new municipal regulation yesterday, becoming the first Spanish city to do so. The city’s Socialist mayor Àngel Ros says the new rule is a “pedagogical” tool rather than a punishment.
Catalan theatre group 'La Careta-Teatre' took a bus for more than 25 hours to arrive on time to London (by ACN)

07 December 2010 09:46 PM

Barcelona to London: 25 hours by bus and 7,000 euros less in their pocket as to not disappoint their audience

Theatre group 'La Careta-Teatre' tried its best to get to the United Kingdom during the air traffic controllers strike. They had four shows scheduled in London and did not want to miss them.

07 December 2010 09:27 PM

Catalonia improving in Education, PISA survey finds

Secondary school pupils in Catalonia are doing better in reading, math and science. Catalonia ranks 15th in reading skills, at the same level as Sweden and the United States
Air services in Barcelona's airport are getting back to normal

05 December 2010 09:11 PM

Air services in Spain getting back to normal after crippling strike

The Spanish government sends military personnel to force air controllers back to work. Passengers are now facing further delays as airports try to clear the backlog

04 December 2010 01:11 PM

The Spanish government declares a state of alert and the Army takes over air traffic control

Up to 300.000 passengers have been left stranded by an unauthorised strike by air traffic controllers. The walkout started at the beginning of a national holiday.
One of the detainees in Barcelona

02 December 2010 12:07 AM

Seven arrested in Barcelona under suspicion of Islamist terrorism related activities

The detainees are accused of falsifying documents, such as the passports used in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The seven men are allegedly part of an international network that provides Al-Qaeda with fake IDs
The memorial to the victims of AIDS, in Barcelona

02 December 2010 12:03 AM

600 Catalans get HIV every year and 12,000 use AIDS medication

The figures have been stabilising over the last few years, but the Catalan Health Minister, Marina Geli, urges citizens to protect themselves against the disease and says that there is still “a lot” to be done
This shirt can alert firefighters that are in danger of suffering from heat stress

30 November 2010 07:36 PM

Shirt designed to protect firefighters from heat stress

A team of 7 companies has developed a shirt that can detect thermal heat stress levels. The shirt is made of a flame-retardant fabric and is equipped with a system of electrodes and sensors that send off vibrations when the firefighter is in...
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