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Nature is formed of atoms that they use to form more or less complex molecules. Chemical bonds and interactions keep atoms joint. This research has studied a very unknown chemical bond, the agostic bonds or interactions. They are very special because they don't join two atoms, so an atom and a bond.

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Biofuels: An Advisable Strategy?

Daniela Russi, Ph.D. Candidate of the UAB's Department of Economics and Economic History, has made a thesis to study the environmental consequences of the production and use of biofuels. She concludes that using public funding to support a large scale biofuel production is not an advisable strategy.


One of the globalization side effects is the arrival of new species from abroad. UAB researchers have studied the effect of two invasive species that reached the archipelago of Madeira. Against what was widely believed, and published, these intruders have not affected significantly the species of indigenous ants.


The current debate on the anterior cruciate ligament is focused in the kind of implant to use for the reconstruction of the ligament. Hospital del Mar's researchers have carried out two study cases with bio-absorbable implants and have defined and diagnosed an injury that has been produced by this kind of implants.


The undesired noise in digital communication distort the message that is transmitted, so scientists study how to improve the channel codes, a mathematical tool that allows to detect and to correct the mistakes ocurred in the transmission of information. UAB researchers have just defined new codes of channel that allow to obtain better parameters...