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The Catalan Minister for Health, Marina Geli (dressed in white and speaking) presenting the new helicopter base in Sant Pau's ho

16 July 2010 12:27 AM

Mortality drops in Catalonia despite a population increase

There has been a drop in mortality in Catalonia despite a growing population. The Minister for Health, Marina Geli, says this might be an effect of speedier emergency services.
The UAB researchers Corral, Ossó i Llebot (from left to right)

13 July 2010 01:34 AM

Researchers from the UAB affirm that predicting hurricane intensity will never be 100% reliable

A university study from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona concludes that the intensity of hurricanes will never be possible to predict with an accuracy of 100%. The study has been published in the prestigious journal ?Nature Physics?.
The ENDESA helicopter checking out the electricity lines

09 July 2010 11:32 PM

Electric company ENDESA checks out 2,500 km of the Girona network to prevent future failures

With a helicopter, ENDESA is checking the entire Girona province?s medium tension electric network and has found 50 weak points so far. This operation is being pursued to prevent damage from past collapses of the electrical network, especially in...
A researcher from UAB

08 July 2010 11:55 PM

The 1st research centre on food technology in Africa created with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona's collaboration

The UAB and Angola?s Universidade José Eduardo dos Santos have reached an agreement to build the first research and technological centre of the African continent focused on the agri-food sector, which aims to foster the Angolan and Sub-Saharan...
A new device will help drivers to find free parking spaces in busy cities such as Barcelona

07 July 2010 09:28 PM

New parking gadget to find available spaces in the works

A group of investigators at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have created a device that sends information about the nearest available parking space through the Internet.
The group of students from the University of Girona who placed first in the European Robotic Submarine Competition.

07 July 2010 03:47 PM

A group at the University of Girona wins the European competition of robotic submarines

A student group at the University of Girona has placed first in a European wide competition of robotic submarines. The robotic submarine they built has various capacities, including being able to pass through doors and follow walls.
The public institution Biocat for research in biotechnology, iin an international event in Chicago

06 July 2010 11:40 PM

Catalonia a leader in Research and Development programmes

Six out of every ten European scholarships for R+D programmes assigned to the Spanish state are allocated in Catalonia, who leads investigation in the field.
The AP-7 highway in the Northern Barcelona Metropolitan Area

06 July 2010 01:03 AM

Greater security in highway rest areas around Barcelona

This summer, cameras and patrolling guards will be emplaced in rest areas of the Barcelona metropolitan region?s highways to prevent robberies.
Catalan Minister fro Education, Ernest Maragall and Francophone Community's Minister for Education, Marie-Dominique Simonet sign

03 July 2010 12:30 AM

Belgium?s Francophone community signs a vocational education agreement with Catalonia

Catalonia has begun an initiative with Belgium?s Francophone part to make studying abroad applied technologies easier. The agreement is similar to that of Erasmus, and is designed to aid in student?s vocational education and training.
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