Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)

New evidence in support of the Planet Nine hypothesis

Last year, astronomers announced the existence of an unknown planet in our solar system. However, this hypothesis was subsequently called into question as biases in the observational data were detected. Now, Spanish astronomers ...

dateJul 13, 2017 in Astronomy
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How many protozoa are in the water we drink?

Researchers from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) have analysed drinking water and detected oocysts of Cryptosporidium and cysts of Giardia, two protozoa that cause outbreaks of diarrhoea in humans. The levels detected ...

dateJun 27, 2017 in Environment
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The last caimans living in Spain

Sixteen million years ago, the reptile Diplocynodon ratelii lived in wooded ecosystems among the lakes and pools of what we know today as Catalonia (Spain). Fossils found at the Els Casots site in the Vallès-Penedès Basin ...

dateMar 30, 2017 in Archaeology & Fossils
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New smart system to reduce queues at roundabouts

Long queues at certain approaches to some roundabouts could be reduced using magnetic detection devices under the road surface that would activate a traffic metering signal at another, less congested approach. Researchers ...

dateMar 30, 2017 in Engineering
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