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The twinning ceremony with San Francisco's Mayor, Gavin Newsom, sitting at the table

20 July 2010 01:05 AM

Barcelona, San Francisco?s twin

The Catalan capital has just become ?twins? with another city in the world, the Californian city of San Francisco. Ignasi Cardelús made an agreement with the San Francisco mayor on Monday recognising the cities commonalities.
Image of the coastal urban development near Sitges

19 July 2010 07:10 PM

Greenpeace alerts that 89% of non-protected seashores in Catalonia have buildings

According to a Greenpeace study, the situation of the Catalan coast is delicate. Not considering the already protected shores, 89% have the presence of buildings.
Flags at the entrance of the Tibidabo's amusement park with grief mantles

19 July 2010 06:53 PM

An amusement park attraction collapses and kills 1 girl

Tragedy in Barcelona?s Tibidabo amusement park. The pendulum ride attraction falls, resulting in 1 girl dead and 3 other minors injured. An investigation will look into the exact causes of the tragedy.
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.
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