Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)

Discovering the birth of an asteroid trail

Unlike comets, asteroids are not characterised by exhibiting a trail, but there are now ten exceptions. Spanish researchers have observed one of these rare asteroids from the Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain) and have discovered ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Paper waste used to make bricks

Researchers at the University of Jaen (Spain) have mixed waste from the paper industry with ceramic material used in the construction industry. The result is a brick that has low thermal conductivity meaning it acts as a ...

dateDec 19, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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'Curiosity' can be positioned with eclipses

Observations from 'Curiosity' when Mar's moon Phobos crosses in front of the sun, like in September, help us to understand exactly where the rover is on the red planet. Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid ...

dateDec 13, 2012 in Space Exploration
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A digital portrait for grapes indicates their ripeness

Researchers at the University of Seville (Spain) have developed a technique for estimating grape composition and variety using computer imaging. They have also put forward an index for identifying the ripeness of seeds without ...

dateNov 30, 2012 in Other
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