Iberian Peninsula's geothermal power can generate current electrical capacity five times over
The temperature increases by 30 ºC for every kilometre further underground. This thermal gradient, generated by the flow of heat from the inside of the Earth and the breakdown of radioactive elements in ...
European court lawyer sides with Google (Update)
A top lawyer at the European Court of Justice said Tuesday that Google and other search engines should not have to remove web pages containing personal information from their search indexes.
Amazon expands Kindle tablet sale to 170 countries (Update)
Online retail titan Amazon announced Thursday it is expanding sales of its Kindle tablet computers to "over 170 countries and territories around the world," and its Appstore in nearly 200 countries.
Google and privacy: Six EU countries take action (Update 4)
EU approves common patent rules (Update)
The European Union approved a new common patent system on Tuesday designed to cut red tape and streamline patent procedures across much of Europe.
The first dinosaur discovered in Spain is younger than originally thought
The research group from Aragon that has the same name as the first Aragosaurus ischiaticus dinosaur discovered 25 years ago in Teruel reveals that it is 15 million years younger than originally believed. Its ne ...
China rockets to second in science publications (Update)
China has rocketed into second place in the number of articles published in international science magazines, according to a report released Monday by the Royal Society in London.
Spanish revellers stub out cigarettes as new law takes force
Smokers stubbed out their cigarettes in tapas bars and restaurants across Spain as one of Europe's strictest anti-tobacco laws came into force on Sunday.
Longest dinosaur thigh bone in Europe found in Spain
Palaeontologists in Spain have found the fossiled thigh bone of a dinosaur that is almost two metres in length, the longest such femur ever discovered in Europe, they said Friday.
Giant sculptured Mayan head found
Huge telescope opens in Spain's Canary Islands
(AP) -- One of the world's most powerful telescopes opened its shutters for the first time Friday to begin exploring faint light from distant parts of the universe. The Gran Telescopio Canarias, a euro130 ...
How a cometary boulder lit up the Spanish sky
(PhysOrg.com) -- Last July, people in Spain, Portugal and France watched the brilliant fireball produced by a boulder crashing down through the Earth’s atmosphere. In a paper to be published in the journal ...
World's first bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50
It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."
We need to talk about the sexual abuse of scientists
The life sciences have come under fire recently with a study published in PLOS ONE that investigated the level of sexual harassment and sexual assault of trainees in academic fieldwork environments. ...