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Researchers create the first GPS for the blind

A new application for devices with Android operating systems, called OnTheBus, helps people find their way and move around in large cities. The application is based on universal design principles and is therefore useful for ...

dateJun 20, 2012 in Software
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First experiment at the ALBA synchrotron

The ALBA Synchrotron Light Facility has begun to function as a research tool. Of the seven experimental beamlines scientists can use to analyse their samples, the first which has begun to work is the BOREAS line, addressed ...

dateJun 08, 2012 in General Physics
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Evolution in an island, the secret for a longer life

ICP researchers published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B one of the first fossil-based evidences supporting the evolutionary theory of ageing, which predicts that species evolving in low mortality and resource-limited ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Evolution
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Your right size without measuring for online shopping

A group of PHD students from the Computer Vision Centre (Universitat Autònoma de Bacelona) have developed an app called Verisize with which you can know your right size for any brand and garment when buying online. This ...

dateSep 25, 2012 in Software
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Will climate change cause water conflict?

International researchers from 14 institutions met in Nicosia (Cyprus) on the 10th and 11th of December to present and debate the results of studies on water, conflict and security conducted in the past three years in a variety ...

dateDec 12, 2012 in Environment
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