Despite the ideological prejudices that for many years have accompanied the analysis of the work of Menéndez Pelayo, a doctoral thesis at the UAB shows how his contributions to philosophy, must be regarded as far from the extreme tendencies of the time. Menéndez Pelayo's philosophical work is a notable contribution to the history of Spanish philosophical thought.
Using the popular, multi-platform, Catalan children's channel Super3 as a case study, a doctoral thesis at the UAB has studied interactivity in children's television and in internet content. This research has provided new information regarding the identification of styles of dialogue and has established categories that will provide a better understanding of this phenomenon.
UAB researchers have conducted a study which shows that Rough Bindweed, a Mediterranean climbing plant, is a good candidate for phytoremediation, to clean soils of metal contaminants. Rough Bindweed does not transfer the absorbed metals to its leaves, thus preventing these metals from entering the food chain through herbivores.
Researchers at the Department of Physics at the UAB have participated in the design and scientific exploration of the first MAGIC telescope together with Italian and German researchers. This telescope has allowed spectacular findings related with cosmic rays and has, for example, obtained very valuable data for the interpretation of pulsars.
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